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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 140 133 117
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 113 126 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.67% 1.74% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.09% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 81 103 70
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,050
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
5874 6015 4470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 87.05% 83.22% 83.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4808 4707 3448
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 2 July 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 2 July 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 65 £32,500 -1.51% 5
South Yorkshire -5 19 £32,500 -7.14% 4
North Yorkshire +3 18 £28,000 -1.75% 1
East Yorkshire +11 10 £50,000 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 136 (50.18%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (46.86%) SQL
3 126 (46.49%) ISEB
4 89 (32.84%) Test Scripting
5 88 (32.47%) ISTQB
6 83 (30.63%) SDLC
7 72 (26.57%) .NET
8 65 (23.99%) Automated Testing
9 59 (21.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 52 (19.19%) QA
11 51 (18.82%) Microsoft
12 50 (18.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 49 (18.08%) Manual Testing
14 47 (17.34%) Finance
14 47 (17.34%) Test Automation
15 46 (16.97%) Test Management
16 44 (16.24%) Selenium
17 43 (15.87%) Agile Testing
18 41 (15.13%) Retail
19 40 (14.76%) MS Excel
20 39 (14.39%) Java
20 39 (14.39%) SQL Server
21 37 (13.65%) C#
21 37 (13.65%) HTML
21 37 (13.65%) Test Strategy
22 34 (12.55%) Mentoring
23 31 (11.44%) ASP.NET
24 30 (11.07%) Performance Testing
24 30 (11.07%) Integration Testing
25 29 (10.70%) WPF

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 7 (2.58%) CMS
1 7 (2.58%) SilverStripe
2 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.11%) IIS
4 3 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (14.76%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.64%) MS Office
3 6 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.48%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.80%) Big Data
3 9 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.58%) MySQL
5 5 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 44 (16.24%) Selenium
2 24 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (5.54%) HP UFT
4 14 (5.17%) Cucumber
5 11 (4.06%) SoapUI
5 11 (4.06%) Moq
5 11 (4.06%) ReSharper
6 9 (3.32%) JIRA
7 8 (2.95%) WebDriver
7 8 (2.95%) FitNesse
7 8 (2.95%) Firebug
8 6 (2.21%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.85%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.48%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.11%) Toad
12 2 (0.74%) Rational Robot
12 2 (0.74%) JMeter
12 2 (0.74%) OpenSTA
General
1 47 (17.34%) Finance
2 41 (15.13%) Retail
3 23 (8.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (3.32%) Banking
5 7 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.21%) Legal
7 5 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.11%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.74%) Marketing
10 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 135 (49.82%) Analyst
2 130 (47.97%) Test Analyst
3 70 (25.83%) Tester
4 49 (18.08%) Software Tester
5 20 (7.38%) Software Engineer
6 18 (6.64%) Test Leader
6 18 (6.64%) Agile Test Analyst
7 12 (4.43%) Junior Test Analyst
7 12 (4.43%) Junior Analyst
7 12 (4.43%) Junior
8 11 (4.06%) Test Manager
8 11 (4.06%) Systems Tester
8 11 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (4.06%) Senior Test Analyst
9 10 (3.69%) QA Analyst
10 9 (3.32%) Senior Software Engineer
10 9 (3.32%) Test Engineer
11 7 (2.58%) IT Trainer
11 7 (2.58%) Support Technician
11 7 (2.58%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (26.57%) .NET
2 37 (13.65%) HTML
3 31 (11.44%) ASP.NET
4 29 (10.70%) WPF
5 21 (7.75%) SOAP
6 20 (7.38%) HTML5
7 18 (6.64%) Apache Flex
8 15 (5.54%) CSS
9 13 (4.80%) XML
9 13 (4.80%) .NET Framework
10 12 (4.43%) Web Services
11 8 (2.95%) WSDL
11 8 (2.95%) XSD
12 7 (2.58%) jQuery
12 7 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (2.21%) WinForms
13 6 (2.21%) WCF
14 4 (1.48%) Gherkin
15 2 (0.74%) J2EE
16 1 (0.37%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.01%) NHS
2 12 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.06%) Private Cloud
4 10 (3.69%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.58%) N-Tier
5 7 (2.58%) User Experience
6 6 (2.21%) IVR
7 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.11%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.37%) W3C
9 1 (0.37%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.54%) Windows
2 13 (4.80%) UNIX
3 5 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (50.18%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (32.84%) Test Scripting
3 83 (30.63%) SDLC
4 65 (23.99%) Automated Testing
5 50 (18.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 49 (18.08%) Manual Testing
7 47 (17.34%) Test Automation
8 46 (16.97%) Test Management
9 43 (15.87%) Agile Testing
10 37 (13.65%) Test Strategy
11 34 (12.55%) Mentoring
12 30 (11.07%) Integration Testing
12 30 (11.07%) Performance Testing
13 27 (9.96%) Software Engineering
13 27 (9.96%) Test Planning
14 25 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (8.86%) Regression Testing
16 22 (8.12%) Waterfall
17 21 (7.75%) E-Commerce
18 19 (7.01%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 127 (46.86%) SQL
2 39 (14.39%) Java
3 37 (13.65%) C#
4 19 (7.01%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.58%) PHP
5 7 (2.58%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.58%) VBA
6 6 (2.21%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.11%) VBScript
8 2 (0.74%) VB
9 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 126 (46.49%) ISEB
2 88 (32.47%) ISTQB
3 59 (21.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (5.17%) Degree
5 8 (2.95%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.58%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.48%) CIMA
8 3 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (19.19%) QA
2 7 (2.58%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.48%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.06%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (4.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (18.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.64%) Oracle
3 8 (2.95%) HP
4 5 (1.85%) Apple
5 4 (1.48%) Cisco
5 4 (1.48%) Verint
6 3 (1.11%) Telerik
6 3 (1.11%) ATG
7 2 (0.74%) VMware
7 2 (0.74%) Cognos
7 2 (0.74%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.37%) SAP
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