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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 188 139 134
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 68 82 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.93% 1.52% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.61% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 51 60 63
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 £30,000 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
7069 5107 5535
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.36% 94.47% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5588 4030 4545
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -72 36 £30,000 -14.28% 7
South Yorkshire -1 15 £41,000 -1.20% 1
North Yorkshire -11 14 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 66 (39.52%) Test Scripting
2 63 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (32.34%) SQL
4 53 (31.74%) QA
5 49 (29.34%) Test Automation
5 49 (29.34%) Java
6 46 (27.54%) ISEB
7 45 (26.95%) Selenium
8 39 (23.35%) Degree
9 36 (21.56%) Finance
9 36 (21.56%) .NET
10 31 (18.56%) Software Testing
11 30 (17.96%) ISTQB
12 25 (14.97%) Scrum
13 24 (14.37%) Automation Testing
14 23 (13.77%) Test Strategy
14 23 (13.77%) Manual Testing
15 22 (13.17%) TDD
16 21 (12.57%) Automated Testing
16 21 (12.57%) SQL Server
16 21 (12.57%) C#
17 20 (11.98%) MS Excel
17 20 (11.98%) WebDriver
17 20 (11.98%) SoapUI
18 19 (11.38%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (11.38%) SOAP
19 18 (10.78%) QuickTest Pro
20 17 (10.18%) XML
21 16 (9.58%) Microsoft
21 16 (9.58%) BDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.59%) IIS
3 5 (2.99%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (11.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.60%) Wireless Security
1 1 (0.60%) Network Security
1 1 (0.60%) LAN
1 1 (0.60%) HTTP
1 1 (0.60%) SSL
1 1 (0.60%) Internet
1 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.39%) MySQL
3 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.60%) Big Data
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 45 (26.95%) Selenium
2 20 (11.98%) WebDriver
2 20 (11.98%) SoapUI
3 19 (11.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (10.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (6.59%) JIRA
6 10 (5.99%) JUnit
7 6 (3.59%) WATIR
8 5 (2.99%) LoadRunner
8 5 (2.99%) JMeter
9 4 (2.40%) NUnit
9 4 (2.40%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.80%) JBehave
10 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.80%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.80%) Ant
10 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.80%) Maven
11 2 (1.20%) TestDirector
General
1 36 (21.56%) Finance
2 4 (2.40%) Games
3 3 (1.80%) Banking
3 3 (1.80%) Retail
4 2 (1.20%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (21.56%) .NET
2 19 (11.38%) SOAP
3 17 (10.18%) XML
4 7 (4.19%) .NET Framework
4 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.19%) XSD
5 6 (3.59%) WinForms
5 6 (3.59%) Web Services
5 6 (3.59%) WSDL
5 6 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.40%) HTML
6 4 (2.40%) J2EE
7 3 (1.80%) HTML5
7 3 (1.80%) Flash
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%) XSLT
9 1 (0.60%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.79%) Open Source
1 8 (4.79%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.19%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.59%) NHS
3 6 (3.59%) DTV
4 4 (2.40%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.40%) Online Games
5 2 (1.20%) iSeries
6 1 (0.60%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.60%) Firmware
6 1 (0.60%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.19%) Windows
2 10 (5.99%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.19%) Android
3 7 (4.19%) Linux
4 6 (3.59%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.60%) UNIX
5 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (39.52%) Test Scripting
2 63 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (29.34%) Test Automation
4 31 (18.56%) Software Testing
5 25 (14.97%) Scrum
6 24 (14.37%) Automation Testing
7 23 (13.77%) Test Strategy
7 23 (13.77%) Manual Testing
8 22 (13.17%) TDD
9 21 (12.57%) Automated Testing
10 16 (9.58%) BDD
10 16 (9.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (8.98%) Test Management
11 15 (8.98%) Performance Testing
12 12 (7.19%) Agile Testing
12 12 (7.19%) User Stories
13 11 (6.59%) System Testing
13 11 (6.59%) DSDM
13 11 (6.59%) Regression Testing
14 10 (5.99%) OO
Programming Languages
1 54 (32.34%) SQL
2 49 (29.34%) Java
3 21 (12.57%) C#
4 9 (5.39%) PHP
5 4 (2.40%) C++
5 4 (2.40%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.80%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.60%) C
8 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 46 (27.54%) ISEB
2 39 (23.35%) Degree
3 30 (17.96%) ISTQB
4 12 (7.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (2.40%) CEH
6 4 (2.40%) CISSP
7 3 (1.80%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (31.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (8.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (9.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.78%) Oracle
3 8 (4.79%) HP
4 2 (1.20%) IBM
4 2 (1.20%) Adobe
5 1 (0.60%) Sony
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Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum
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Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
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