The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Job Titles advertised for the Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 192 143 120
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 65 72 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.92% 1.36% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.44% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 41 44 73
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £41,850 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6821 5000 5311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.48% 94.55% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5428 3926 4353
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
England

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 29 July 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 29 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 -55 46 £32,500 -7.14% 5
North Yorkshire -16 9 £30,000 -14.28% 4
South Yorkshire -7 8 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 67 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (39.76%) Test Scripting
3 54 (32.53%) QA
4 51 (30.72%) SQL
4 51 (30.72%) ISEB
5 48 (28.92%) Java
6 46 (27.71%) Selenium
7 44 (26.51%) .NET
8 43 (25.90%) Test Automation
9 42 (25.30%) Degree
10 37 (22.29%) Finance
11 34 (20.48%) Software Testing
12 33 (19.88%) ISTQB
13 28 (16.87%) Scrum
14 26 (15.66%) Test Strategy
15 25 (15.06%) TDD
16 24 (14.46%) SQL Server
17 23 (13.86%) Automation Testing
18 21 (12.65%) Manual Testing
19 20 (12.05%) XML
19 20 (12.05%) SoapUI
20 19 (11.45%) WebDriver
20 19 (11.45%) SOAP
20 19 (11.45%) MS Excel
21 18 (10.84%) Microsoft
21 18 (10.84%) C#
21 18 (10.84%) Automated Testing
21 18 (10.84%) BDD
22 16 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
22 16 (9.64%) Test Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (4.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.61%) IIS
3 5 (3.01%) Apache
4 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.60%) LAN
1 1 (0.60%) FTP
1 1 (0.60%) HTTP
1 1 (0.60%) SSL
1 1 (0.60%) Internet
1 1 (0.60%) Wireless
1 1 (0.60%) Network Security
1 1 (0.60%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.63%) MySQL
3 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.60%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 46 (27.71%) Selenium
2 20 (12.05%) SoapUI
3 19 (11.45%) WebDriver
4 16 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (9.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (7.23%) JUnit
6 7 (4.22%) JIRA
7 6 (3.61%) WATIR
8 5 (3.01%) LoadRunner
8 5 (3.01%) JMeter
9 4 (2.41%) NUnit
9 4 (2.41%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.41%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.81%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.81%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.81%) Maven
10 3 (1.81%) JBehave
10 3 (1.81%) Ant
11 2 (1.20%) Flex Builder
11 2 (1.20%) TestDirector
General
1 37 (22.29%) Finance
2 4 (2.41%) Games
3 3 (1.81%) Advertising
4 2 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.60%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.51%) .NET
2 20 (12.05%) XML
3 19 (11.45%) SOAP
4 7 (4.22%) XSD
4 7 (4.22%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.22%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (3.61%) WSDL
5 6 (3.61%) WinForms
5 6 (3.61%) Web Services
6 4 (2.41%) HTML
6 4 (2.41%) J2EE
7 3 (1.81%) Flash
7 3 (1.81%) HTML5
8 2 (1.20%) XSLT
8 2 (1.20%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.60%) JSON
9 1 (0.60%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.60%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.82%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.22%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.61%) Open Source
3 6 (3.61%) NHS
3 6 (3.61%) DTV
3 6 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.41%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.41%) Online Games
5 2 (1.20%) iSeries
6 1 (0.60%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.60%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.63%) Windows
2 10 (6.02%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.42%) Linux
4 7 (4.22%) Android
5 6 (3.61%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.60%) UNIX
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (39.76%) Test Scripting
3 43 (25.90%) Test Automation
4 34 (20.48%) Software Testing
5 28 (16.87%) Scrum
6 26 (15.66%) Test Strategy
7 25 (15.06%) TDD
8 23 (13.86%) Automation Testing
9 21 (12.65%) Manual Testing
10 18 (10.84%) BDD
10 18 (10.84%) Automated Testing
11 16 (9.64%) Test Management
12 15 (9.04%) Performance Testing
13 13 (7.83%) Agile Testing
14 12 (7.23%) User Stories
14 12 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (6.63%) OO
15 11 (6.63%) DSDM
16 9 (5.42%) SOA
16 9 (5.42%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.72%) SQL
2 48 (28.92%) Java
3 18 (10.84%) C#
4 11 (6.63%) PHP
5 6 (3.61%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.41%) C++
7 3 (1.81%) ActionScript
7 3 (1.81%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.20%) C
8 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 51 (30.72%) ISEB
2 42 (25.30%) Degree
3 33 (19.88%) ISTQB
4 13 (7.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.01%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (2.41%) CEH
6 4 (2.41%) CISSP
6 4 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (32.53%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 14 (8.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.43%) Oracle
3 6 (3.61%) HP
4 2 (1.20%) Apple
4 2 (1.20%) IBM
4 2 (1.20%) Adobe
5 1 (0.60%) Sony
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 14 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £450000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago