The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 125 125 122
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 127 97 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.80% 1.83% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 2.24% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 106 66 84
Average salary £32,750 £33,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.75% +8.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,050 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,500 £41,300
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5665 4337 4303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.30% 81.89% 78.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4450 3345 3513
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -28 86 £33,000 -2.94% 8
South Yorkshire -13 22 £35,000 +11.11% 8
North Yorkshire +1 18 £28,500 -12.30% 3
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 120 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (39.49%) Test Scripting
3 102 (36.96%) ISEB
4 99 (35.87%) QA
5 62 (22.46%) HP Quality Center
6 61 (22.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 61 (22.10%) SQL
7 60 (21.74%) Test Management
8 54 (19.57%) .NET
9 53 (19.20%) XML
10 52 (18.84%) Regression Testing
11 49 (17.75%) QuickTest Pro
12 45 (16.30%) SOAP
13 42 (15.22%) Microsoft
13 42 (15.22%) Finance
13 42 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 41 (14.86%) Selenium
15 38 (13.77%) Web Services
16 37 (13.41%) Project Management
17 33 (11.96%) Degree
18 31 (11.23%) Agile Testing
19 30 (10.87%) HP
20 29 (10.51%) ISTQB
21 26 (9.42%) Manual Testing
21 26 (9.42%) SQL Server
22 25 (9.06%) Automated Testing
23 24 (8.70%) SLA
23 24 (8.70%) Windows
23 24 (8.70%) Automation Testing
24 23 (8.33%) Cucumber

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 8 (2.90%) IIS
2 5 (1.81%) Apache
3 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.36%) WinCC
5 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.36%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 13 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
3 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.17%) DVB
2 4 (1.45%) HTTP
3 2 (0.72%) Firewall
3 2 (0.72%) Internet
4 1 (0.36%) FTP
4 1 (0.36%) SAN
4 1 (0.36%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.54%) MySQL
3 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.72%) Redis
4 2 (0.72%) Riak
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 49 (17.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 41 (14.86%) Selenium
3 23 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 21 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (5.43%) LoadRunner
6 14 (5.07%) FitNesse
6 14 (5.07%) SpecFlow
7 13 (4.71%) WebDriver
8 7 (2.54%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.17%) Behat
10 5 (1.81%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.45%) JIRA
12 2 (0.72%) Flex Builder
12 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
12 2 (0.72%) Subversion
12 2 (0.72%) JMeter
12 2 (0.72%) TestDirector
13 1 (0.36%) JDeveloper
13 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
General
1 42 (15.22%) Finance
2 19 (6.88%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.71%) Banking
4 11 (3.99%) Retail
5 9 (3.26%) Retail Banking
5 9 (3.26%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.54%) Games
7 5 (1.81%) Electronics
8 2 (0.72%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 147 (53.26%) Analyst
2 144 (52.17%) Test Analyst
3 52 (18.84%) Test Engineer
4 38 (13.77%) QA Analyst
5 34 (12.32%) Tester
6 25 (9.06%) Consultant
7 23 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
8 20 (7.25%) Software Engineer
9 18 (6.52%) Software Tester
10 16 (5.80%) Test Manager
10 16 (5.80%) Junior
11 15 (5.43%) Developer
12 14 (5.07%) Technical Consultant
13 13 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (4.35%) Junior Test Analyst
14 12 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
15 11 (3.99%) Senior Test Analyst
15 11 (3.99%) Team Leader
16 10 (3.62%) Software Developer
17 9 (3.26%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (19.57%) .NET
2 53 (19.20%) XML
3 45 (16.30%) SOAP
4 38 (13.77%) Web Services
5 18 (6.52%) WSDL
6 16 (5.80%) XSD
7 13 (4.71%) Flash
8 6 (2.17%) GStreamer
8 6 (2.17%) HTML
8 6 (2.17%) Middleware
9 4 (1.45%) HTML5
9 4 (1.45%) XSLT
9 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.72%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.72%) Ajax
11 1 (0.36%) CSS
11 1 (0.36%) J2EE
11 1 (0.36%) XML Schema
11 1 (0.36%) NHibernate
11 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.25%) Mobile App
2 10 (3.62%) IVR
3 8 (2.90%) Client/Server
4 7 (2.54%) Open Source
5 6 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.17%) STB
5 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.17%) MPEG
6 3 (1.09%) NHS
7 1 (0.36%) SCADA
7 1 (0.36%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.70%) Windows
2 18 (6.52%) Linux
3 8 (2.90%) Ubuntu
3 8 (2.90%) UNIX
4 6 (2.17%) CentOS
4 6 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.72%) Solaris
7 1 (0.36%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (39.49%) Test Scripting
3 61 (22.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 60 (21.74%) Test Management
5 52 (18.84%) Regression Testing
6 37 (13.41%) Project Management
7 31 (11.23%) Agile Testing
8 26 (9.42%) Manual Testing
9 25 (9.06%) Automated Testing
10 24 (8.70%) Automation Testing
11 21 (7.61%) E-Commerce
12 20 (7.25%) Scrum
13 19 (6.88%) Test Automation
14 17 (6.16%) Test Strategy
15 16 (5.80%) Waterfall
15 16 (5.80%) ITIL
16 15 (5.43%) BDD
16 15 (5.43%) Performance Testing
16 15 (5.43%) Integration Testing
16 15 (5.43%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (22.10%) SQL
2 20 (7.25%) JavaScript
3 18 (6.52%) C++
4 17 (6.16%) VB
5 16 (5.80%) C
5 16 (5.80%) Java
6 15 (5.43%) PHP
7 9 (3.26%) C#
8 6 (2.17%) Ruby
8 6 (2.17%) Python
9 3 (1.09%) VBScript
9 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.09%) ActionScript
9 3 (1.09%) VBA
10 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.36%) COBOL
11 1 (0.36%) VB6
11 1 (0.36%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 102 (36.96%) ISEB
2 42 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 33 (11.96%) Degree
4 29 (10.51%) ISTQB
5 9 (3.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (35.87%) QA
2 24 (8.70%) SLA
3 4 (1.45%) HL7
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 62 (22.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) OpenView
Vendors
1 42 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.87%) HP
3 8 (2.90%) Oracle
4 5 (1.81%) VMware
4 5 (1.81%) Splunk
5 2 (0.72%) Apple
5 2 (0.72%) Adobe
6 1 (0.36%) Micro Focus
6 1 (0.36%) Sony
6 1 (0.36%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) Zend
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Healthcare, Dental Plan, Childcare, Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £21478 - £27901 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Ex Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 8 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago