The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 201 142 155
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 66 80 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.90% 1.50% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.58% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 52 70 51
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +32.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +4.61%
Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7053 5049 5615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.35% 94.60% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5594 4010 4609
Average salary £37,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Tester Salary Trend in Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Tester
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 September 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
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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 -67 32 £30,000 -20.00% 5
North Yorkshire -17 16 £30,000 -7.69% 4
South Yorkshire -3 15 £36,000 -13.25% 3
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs across the Yorkshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 93 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (40.25%) Test Scripting
3 51 (32.08%) SQL
4 49 (30.82%) QA
5 45 (28.30%) Java
6 44 (27.67%) Test Automation
7 41 (25.79%) ISEB
8 40 (25.16%) Selenium
9 38 (23.90%) Degree
10 32 (20.13%) Finance
10 32 (20.13%) Software Testing
11 29 (18.24%) .NET
12 28 (17.61%) ISTQB
13 23 (14.47%) Automated Testing
13 23 (14.47%) Automation Testing
14 22 (13.84%) Manual Testing
15 21 (13.21%) Scrum
16 20 (12.58%) C#
16 20 (12.58%) Test Strategy
17 19 (11.95%) WebDriver
18 18 (11.32%) SoapUI
19 17 (10.69%) Functional Testing
19 17 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
19 17 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
19 17 (10.69%) MS Excel
19 17 (10.69%) SQL Server
19 17 (10.69%) SOAP
20 16 (10.06%) QuickTest Pro
20 16 (10.06%) TDD
21 14 (8.81%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs across the Yorkshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.77%) IIS
3 5 (3.14%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) LAN
1 1 (0.63%) FTP
1 1 (0.63%) HTTP
1 1 (0.63%) SSL
1 1 (0.63%) Internet
1 1 (0.63%) Wireless
1 1 (0.63%) Network Security
1 1 (0.63%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.66%) MySQL
3 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (25.16%) Selenium
2 19 (11.95%) WebDriver
3 18 (11.32%) SoapUI
4 17 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (10.06%) QuickTest Pro
6 12 (7.55%) JIRA
7 8 (5.03%) JUnit
8 5 (3.14%) WATIR
9 4 (2.52%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.52%) JMeter
9 4 (2.52%) NUnit
9 4 (2.52%) FitNesse
9 4 (2.52%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.89%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.89%) JBehave
10 3 (1.89%) Ant
10 3 (1.89%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.89%) Maven
11 2 (1.26%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.26%) TestDirector
General
1 32 (20.13%) Finance
2 3 (1.89%) Games
2 3 (1.89%) Banking
2 3 (1.89%) Retail
3 2 (1.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.24%) .NET
2 17 (10.69%) SOAP
3 14 (8.81%) XML
4 6 (3.77%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.77%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.14%) WinForms
5 5 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (3.14%) XSD
5 5 (3.14%) Web Services
6 4 (2.52%) HTML
6 4 (2.52%) J2EE
6 4 (2.52%) WSDL
7 3 (1.89%) HTML5
7 3 (1.89%) Flash
8 2 (1.26%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.63%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.63%) LAMP
9 1 (0.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.03%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.40%) Open Source
4 6 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.14%) NHS
5 5 (3.14%) DTV
5 5 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.52%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.89%) Online Games
8 2 (1.26%) Firmware
9 1 (0.63%) iSeries
9 1 (0.63%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.63%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.92%) Windows
2 9 (5.66%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.40%) Linux
4 6 (3.77%) Android
5 5 (3.14%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.63%) UNIX
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (40.25%) Test Scripting
3 44 (27.67%) Test Automation
4 32 (20.13%) Software Testing
5 23 (14.47%) Automated Testing
5 23 (14.47%) Automation Testing
6 22 (13.84%) Manual Testing
7 21 (13.21%) Scrum
8 20 (12.58%) Test Strategy
9 17 (10.69%) Functional Testing
9 17 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (10.06%) TDD
11 14 (8.81%) Test Management
12 13 (8.18%) BDD
12 13 (8.18%) Performance Testing
13 11 (6.92%) Regression Testing
13 11 (6.92%) Agile Testing
13 11 (6.92%) System Testing
14 10 (6.29%) Waterfall
14 10 (6.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 51 (32.08%) SQL
2 45 (28.30%) Java
3 20 (12.58%) C#
4 10 (6.29%) PHP
5 4 (2.52%) C++
5 4 (2.52%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.89%) ActionScript
6 3 (1.89%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.26%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 41 (25.79%) ISEB
2 38 (23.90%) Degree
3 28 (17.61%) ISTQB
4 12 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.14%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (3.14%) CEH
6 4 (2.52%) CISSP
7 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.89%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (30.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 14 (8.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (8.81%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.18%) Oracle
3 7 (4.40%) HP
4 2 (1.26%) Adobe
5 1 (0.63%) IBM
5 1 (0.63%) Sony
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Eclipse Legal Systems
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum dependent upon skills and experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Sheffield
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 26 days ago