The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 137 137 131
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 127 135 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.86% 1.84% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.22% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 106 108 63
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,550 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £45,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6042 6068 4524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 88.64% 82.68% 85.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4958 4705 3534
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Yorkshire region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -10 61 £35,000 +13.82% 5
North Yorkshire +2 31 £30,000 - 1
East Yorkshire - 18 £32,000 -
South Yorkshire -12 17 £35,000 - 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 125 (50.20%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (44.98%) SQL
3 92 (36.95%) ISEB
4 72 (28.92%) ISTQB
5 71 (28.51%) Test Scripting
6 63 (25.30%) SDLC
7 62 (24.90%) Test Management
8 59 (23.69%) .NET
8 59 (23.69%) Automated Testing
9 50 (20.08%) QA
9 50 (20.08%) Finance
9 50 (20.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 47 (18.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 46 (18.47%) C#
12 45 (18.07%) Retail
13 44 (17.67%) HTML
14 41 (16.47%) Selenium
15 40 (16.06%) Manual Testing
15 40 (16.06%) Java
15 40 (16.06%) Test Strategy
16 38 (15.26%) Microsoft
16 38 (15.26%) Integration Testing
17 37 (14.86%) MS Excel
17 37 (14.86%) Agile Testing
18 36 (14.46%) Mentoring
18 36 (14.46%) Test Automation
19 35 (14.06%) ASP.NET
20 32 (12.85%) Scrum
21 30 (12.05%) SQL Server
22 29 (11.65%) JavaScript

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (2.81%) SilverStripe
2 7 (2.81%) CMS
3 2 (0.80%) Apache
3 2 (0.80%) Node.js
3 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.80%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 37 (14.86%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.02%) MS Office
3 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.80%) IaaS
2 2 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.80%) Sumo Logic
2 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.01%) Internet
2 4 (1.61%) Firewall
3 2 (0.80%) FTP
3 2 (0.80%) HTTP
3 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.80%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.61%) MySQL
3 5 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.01%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.61%) Big Data
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.80%) HBase
6 2 (0.80%) Redis
6 2 (0.80%) Informix
6 2 (0.80%) QlikView
6 2 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (16.47%) Selenium
2 27 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (10.44%) HP UFT
4 15 (6.02%) Cucumber
5 11 (4.42%) LoadRunner
5 11 (4.42%) JIRA
6 8 (3.21%) Firebug
7 7 (2.81%) WebDriver
7 7 (2.81%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.41%) JMeter
8 6 (2.41%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.61%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.20%) Toad
10 3 (1.20%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.20%) Behat
10 3 (1.20%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.80%) Grunt
11 2 (0.80%) Maven
12 1 (0.40%) JUnit
General
1 50 (20.08%) Finance
2 45 (18.07%) Retail
3 23 (9.24%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.81%) Banking
5 7 (2.81%) Legal
6 6 (2.41%) Marketing
7 5 (2.01%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.61%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 111 (44.58%) Analyst
2 102 (40.96%) Test Analyst
3 62 (24.90%) Tester
4 40 (16.06%) Software Tester
5 22 (8.84%) Software Engineer
6 15 (6.02%) Test Engineer
7 14 (5.62%) Systems Tester
7 14 (5.62%) Test Manager
8 12 (4.82%) Support Technician
8 12 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (4.82%) Senior Test Analyst
8 12 (4.82%) Agile Test Analyst
9 11 (4.42%) Senior Software Engineer
10 9 (3.61%) Business Analyst
10 9 (3.61%) Automation Analyst
10 9 (3.61%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (3.21%) Test Leader
11 8 (3.21%) Systems Analyst
11 8 (3.21%) Developer
12 7 (2.81%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (23.69%) .NET
2 44 (17.67%) HTML
3 35 (14.06%) ASP.NET
4 25 (10.04%) HTML5
5 23 (9.24%) WPF
6 22 (8.84%) Apache Flex
7 20 (8.03%) CSS
8 15 (6.02%) Web Services
9 11 (4.42%) SOAP
10 9 (3.61%) jQuery
11 8 (3.21%) XML
12 7 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (1.20%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.20%) JSON
13 3 (1.20%) LAMP
13 3 (1.20%) J2EE
13 3 (1.20%) CSS3
14 2 (0.80%) Gherkin
14 2 (0.80%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.80%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.24%) NHS
2 13 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.61%) Client/Server
4 8 (3.21%) IVR
5 7 (2.81%) N-Tier
6 6 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.20%) RIA
8 3 (1.20%) User Experience
9 2 (0.80%) Replication
9 2 (0.80%) Life Science
10 1 (0.40%) W3C
10 1 (0.40%) DTV
10 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.84%) Windows
2 12 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (3.21%) Linux
4 6 (2.41%) UNIX
5 2 (0.80%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (50.20%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (28.51%) Test Scripting
3 63 (25.30%) SDLC
4 62 (24.90%) Test Management
5 59 (23.69%) Automated Testing
6 47 (18.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 40 (16.06%) Manual Testing
7 40 (16.06%) Test Strategy
8 38 (15.26%) Integration Testing
9 37 (14.86%) Agile Testing
10 36 (14.46%) Mentoring
10 36 (14.46%) Test Automation
11 32 (12.85%) Scrum
12 29 (11.65%) Performance Testing
13 28 (11.24%) Software Engineering
14 26 (10.44%) Load Testing
15 24 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (9.64%) Regression Testing
16 20 (8.03%) Project Management
17 18 (7.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 112 (44.98%) SQL
2 46 (18.47%) C#
3 40 (16.06%) Java
4 29 (11.65%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.22%) PHP
6 8 (3.21%) VBScript
6 8 (3.21%) Python
7 7 (2.81%) C++
8 5 (2.01%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.01%) Ruby
8 5 (2.01%) VBA
9 2 (0.80%) Scala
9 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.80%) Go
9 2 (0.80%) VB
10 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 92 (36.95%) ISEB
2 72 (28.92%) ISTQB
3 50 (20.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (6.02%) Degree
5 8 (3.21%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.21%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.61%) CIMA
7 3 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (20.08%) QA
2 5 (2.01%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.80%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.80%) Docker
3 2 (0.80%) HDFS
4 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (5.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.80%) Puppet
2 2 (0.80%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.80%) Ansible
2 2 (0.80%) Salt
2 2 (0.80%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.80%) Nagios
2 2 (0.80%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (15.26%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.83%) Oracle
3 12 (4.82%) HP
4 5 (2.01%) Telerik
5 4 (1.61%) Verint
5 4 (1.61%) VMware
5 4 (1.61%) Cisco
6 2 (0.80%) IBM
6 2 (0.80%) SAP
6 2 (0.80%) Cognos
6 2 (0.80%) New Relic
6 2 (0.80%) SaltStack
6 2 (0.80%) Google
6 2 (0.80%) Splunk
6 2 (0.80%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.40%) Lotus
7 1 (0.40%) Apple
7 1 (0.40%) BT
7 1 (0.40%) ATG
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to circa £45,000 + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
CPS Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago