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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 118 116 143
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +27
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 152 160 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.08% 2.10% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 2.52% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 121 131 63
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £43,164 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
6309 6349 4660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 86.42% 83.48% 80.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5047 4916 3608
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -25 81 £35,000 +7.69% 5
South Yorkshire +5 32 £28,750 +4.54% 3
North Yorkshire +49 30 £27,500 -3.50% 1
East Yorkshire -6 7 £31,500 +16.66%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 168 (54.37%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (50.16%) ISEB
3 139 (44.98%) SQL
4 105 (33.98%) Test Scripting
5 86 (27.83%) .NET
6 85 (27.51%) ISTQB
7 79 (25.57%) Microsoft
8 75 (24.27%) QA
9 74 (23.95%) Automated Testing
10 70 (22.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 67 (21.68%) Test Automation
12 66 (21.36%) Manual Testing
13 61 (19.74%) Selenium
14 54 (17.48%) Test Planning
14 54 (17.48%) SQL Server
15 49 (15.86%) MS Excel
15 49 (15.86%) Retail
16 47 (15.21%) Java
17 46 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
18 45 (14.56%) Finance
19 44 (14.24%) Test Management
20 39 (12.62%) C#
21 38 (12.30%) Agile Testing
22 35 (11.33%) User Stories
23 32 (10.36%) Team Foundation Server
23 32 (10.36%) XML
24 31 (10.03%) Test Strategy
25 30 (9.71%) Mentoring
26 29 (9.39%) Waterfall
26 29 (9.39%) HTML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 8 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.94%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.97%) IIS
4 2 (0.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.32%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 49 (15.86%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.85%) MS Office
3 7 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.41%) Big Data
3 9 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.62%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.32%) MySQL
6 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 61 (19.74%) Selenium
2 32 (10.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (8.41%) Moq
3 26 (8.41%) ReSharper
3 26 (8.41%) SoapUI
4 25 (8.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 25 (8.09%) FitNesse
5 17 (5.50%) JIRA
6 15 (4.85%) Cucumber
7 14 (4.53%) SpecFlow
8 12 (3.88%) WebDriver
9 8 (2.59%) Visual Studio
10 7 (2.27%) Firebug
11 4 (1.29%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.97%) Toad
13 2 (0.65%) Rational Robot
13 2 (0.65%) WebLOAD
13 2 (0.65%) OpenSTA
14 1 (0.32%) JMeter
14 1 (0.32%) Selenium IDE
General
1 49 (15.86%) Retail
2 45 (14.56%) Finance
3 20 (6.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (4.21%) Banking
5 9 (2.91%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.29%) Legal
8 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Military
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 181 (58.58%) Analyst
2 167 (54.05%) Test Analyst
3 73 (23.62%) Tester
4 50 (16.18%) Software Tester
5 26 (8.41%) Test Leader
6 21 (6.80%) Agile Test Analyst
7 17 (5.50%) Junior
7 17 (5.50%) Software Engineer
8 16 (5.18%) Junior Analyst
8 16 (5.18%) QA Analyst
8 16 (5.18%) Junior Test Analyst
9 14 (4.53%) Software Test Analyst
9 14 (4.53%) Test Manager
10 13 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (4.21%) Senior Test Analyst
11 11 (3.56%) Team Leader
11 11 (3.56%) Test Engineer
11 11 (3.56%) Graduate
11 11 (3.56%) Test Team Leader
12 9 (2.91%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (27.83%) .NET
2 32 (10.36%) XML
3 29 (9.39%) HTML
4 27 (8.74%) ASP.NET
5 26 (8.41%) WPF
6 24 (7.77%) .NET Framework
7 22 (7.12%) SOAP
8 17 (5.50%) HTML5
9 14 (4.53%) Gherkin
9 14 (4.53%) Web Services
10 12 (3.88%) XSD
10 12 (3.88%) WSDL
11 9 (2.91%) CSS
12 7 (2.27%) WCF
13 6 (1.94%) WinForms
13 6 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (0.97%) Middleware
15 2 (0.65%) jQuery
16 1 (0.32%) Ajax
16 1 (0.32%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.41%) Private Cloud
2 17 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.88%) User Experience
4 9 (2.91%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.27%) Open Source
6 7 (2.27%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.94%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.29%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.97%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.80%) Apple iOS
2 19 (6.15%) UNIX
3 15 (4.85%) Windows
4 1 (0.32%) Linux
4 1 (0.32%) Android
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (54.37%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (33.98%) Test Scripting
3 74 (23.95%) Automated Testing
4 67 (21.68%) Test Automation
5 66 (21.36%) Manual Testing
6 54 (17.48%) Test Planning
7 46 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 44 (14.24%) Test Management
9 38 (12.30%) Agile Testing
10 35 (11.33%) User Stories
11 31 (10.03%) Test Strategy
12 30 (9.71%) Mentoring
13 29 (9.39%) Waterfall
14 28 (9.06%) TDD
15 26 (8.41%) Scrum
15 26 (8.41%) Software Engineering
15 26 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (8.41%) Analytics
16 24 (7.77%) Performance Testing
17 23 (7.44%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 139 (44.98%) SQL
2 47 (15.21%) Java
3 39 (12.62%) C#
4 20 (6.47%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.27%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.27%) VBA
5 7 (2.27%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.97%) VBScript
6 3 (0.97%) PHP
7 2 (0.65%) VB
7 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.32%) C++
8 1 (0.32%) C
8 1 (0.32%) Python
8 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.32%) Ruby
8 1 (0.32%) X++
Qualifications
1 155 (50.16%) ISEB
2 85 (27.51%) ISTQB
3 70 (22.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (5.50%) Degree
5 4 (1.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 4 (1.29%) CIMA
6 2 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (24.27%) QA
2 10 (3.24%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.97%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (8.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 79 (25.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.47%) Apple
3 17 (5.50%) Oracle
4 13 (4.21%) HP
5 6 (1.94%) ATG
6 3 (0.97%) Business Objects
6 3 (0.97%) Telerik
7 2 (0.65%) VMware
8 1 (0.32%) Sage
8 1 (0.32%) LexisNexis
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £24k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield
EMIS
Salary: Up to £24,000 depending on level of experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Huddersfield
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Provident Financial Management Services Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago