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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 185 133 145
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 86 96 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.14% 1.71% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.79% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 76 88 60
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 £22,500 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £43,875 £37,500
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
7277 5350 5642
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.56% 95.23% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5820 4261 4657
Average salary £36,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -81 31 £30,000 -20.00% 13
North Yorkshire +3 29 £30,000 -2.43% 5
South Yorkshire -3 25 £34,000 -18.07% 3
East Yorkshire - 1 £29,000 - 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 80 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (37.18%) Test Scripting
3 43 (27.56%) Java
4 42 (26.92%) SQL
4 42 (26.92%) Degree
4 42 (26.92%) QA
5 34 (21.79%) Selenium
6 32 (20.51%) ISEB
7 31 (19.87%) Test Automation
8 27 (17.31%) Software Testing
9 25 (16.03%) Automation Testing
10 24 (15.38%) Functional Testing
11 23 (14.74%) Manual Testing
12 21 (13.46%) Finance
12 21 (13.46%) ISTQB
13 20 (12.82%) Automated Testing
14 19 (12.18%) C#
14 19 (12.18%) Performance Testing
14 19 (12.18%) WebDriver
15 18 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (8.97%) Regression Testing
17 13 (8.33%) Scrum
17 13 (8.33%) Oracle
17 13 (8.33%) Test Strategy
17 13 (8.33%) Test Planning
17 13 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (7.69%) SoapUI
18 12 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
18 12 (7.69%) .NET
18 12 (7.69%) CISSP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.85%) IIS
3 5 (3.21%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.56%) FTP
2 1 (0.64%) HTTP
2 1 (0.64%) SSL
2 1 (0.64%) Internet
2 1 (0.64%) Network Security
2 1 (0.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.13%) Big Data
3 7 (4.49%) MySQL
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (21.79%) Selenium
2 19 (12.18%) WebDriver
3 12 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 11 (7.05%) JIRA
5 8 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (4.49%) Git (software)
6 7 (4.49%) JUnit
6 7 (4.49%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.56%) NUnit
7 4 (2.56%) Subversion
8 3 (1.92%) Maven
8 3 (1.92%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.92%) Ant
8 3 (1.92%) JBehave
8 3 (1.92%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.92%) Metasploit
8 3 (1.92%) MSTest
9 2 (1.28%) Behat
General
1 21 (13.46%) Finance
2 11 (7.05%) Banking
2 11 (7.05%) Retail
3 1 (0.64%) Advertising
3 1 (0.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.69%) .NET
2 11 (7.05%) XML
3 9 (5.77%) SOAP
4 4 (2.56%) Web Services
4 4 (2.56%) J2EE
5 3 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.92%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.28%) HTML
6 2 (1.28%) WinForms
6 2 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.64%) HTML5
7 1 (0.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.64%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.64%) JSON
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.64%) Flash
7 1 (0.64%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.64%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.49%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.49%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.56%) Replication
3 4 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.56%) Open Source
4 2 (1.28%) NHS
4 2 (1.28%) DTV
4 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.64%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.64%) Video Editing
5 1 (0.64%) Online Games
5 1 (0.64%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.13%) Linux
2 7 (4.49%) Windows
3 6 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.56%) UNIX
5 3 (1.92%) Android
6 2 (1.28%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (37.18%) Test Scripting
3 31 (19.87%) Test Automation
4 27 (17.31%) Software Testing
5 25 (16.03%) Automation Testing
6 24 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 23 (14.74%) Manual Testing
8 20 (12.82%) Automated Testing
9 19 (12.18%) Performance Testing
10 18 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (8.97%) Regression Testing
12 13 (8.33%) Scrum
12 13 (8.33%) Test Strategy
12 13 (8.33%) Test Planning
13 12 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (7.05%) TDD
14 11 (7.05%) Waterfall
14 11 (7.05%) BDD
15 10 (6.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.56%) Java
2 42 (26.92%) SQL
3 19 (12.18%) C#
4 10 (6.41%) PHP
5 4 (2.56%) C++
6 3 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.28%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.64%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 42 (26.92%) Degree
2 32 (20.51%) ISEB
3 21 (13.46%) ISTQB
4 12 (7.69%) CISSP
5 8 (5.13%) CISA
6 7 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (3.85%) CEH
8 5 (3.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.28%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (26.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.92%) Firmware
2 2 (1.28%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.56%) Puppet
2 4 (2.56%) Vagrant
2 4 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (8.33%) Oracle
2 10 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.92%) HP
4 1 (0.64%) Adobe
4 1 (0.64%) IBM
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 11 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Catcliffe, Yorkshire
TheSmartList
Salary: + £4k Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Betting Appointments
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: competitive based on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
IT MOB
Salary: From £18,000 to £18,000 per annum Regular six monthly reviews, Pension
Posted: 22 days ago