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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 137 142 148
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 137 102 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.93% 1.65% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.72% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 116 89 63
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £41,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
6882 5940 5970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.71% 95.95% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5703 4656 5005
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £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 22 December 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 December 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 -21 68 £35,000 - 7
North Yorkshire +28 37 £30,000 -11.76% 2
South Yorkshire +5 25 £37,000 +28.69% 2
East Yorkshire - 6 £31,750 - 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 115 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (36.76%) Degree
3 67 (32.84%) Test Scripting
4 59 (28.92%) ISEB
5 50 (24.51%) SQL
6 48 (23.53%) Java
6 48 (23.53%) Software Testing
7 47 (23.04%) Functional Testing
8 43 (21.08%) Test Automation
9 42 (20.59%) Selenium
10 41 (20.10%) Manual Testing
11 35 (17.16%) Automation Testing
12 34 (16.67%) ISTQB
13 33 (16.18%) Finance
13 33 (16.18%) QA
14 25 (12.25%) SOA
14 25 (12.25%) C#
15 23 (11.27%) Automated Testing
15 23 (11.27%) Test Strategy
16 21 (10.29%) Banking
16 21 (10.29%) Retail
17 20 (9.80%) Scrum
17 20 (9.80%) Test Planning
18 19 (9.31%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
19 18 (8.82%) Regression Testing
19 18 (8.82%) BDD
19 18 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (8.33%) Test Management
20 17 (8.33%) TDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.47%) IIS
3 3 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.96%) FTP
2 2 (0.98%) Firewall
2 2 (0.98%) Wireless
3 1 (0.49%) Network Security
3 1 (0.49%) HTTP
3 1 (0.49%) SSL
3 1 (0.49%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.92%) Big Data
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (0.98%) MySQL
2 2 (0.98%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (20.59%) Selenium
2 19 (9.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (7.84%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (6.86%) WebDriver
5 9 (4.41%) JIRA
6 8 (3.92%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.45%) JUnit
7 5 (2.45%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.96%) Subversion
8 4 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.96%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.96%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.47%) Metasploit
9 3 (1.47%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.98%) MSTest
10 2 (0.98%) WebLOAD
10 2 (0.98%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.49%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.49%) WATIR
11 1 (0.49%) JMeter
General
1 33 (16.18%) Finance
2 21 (10.29%) Banking
2 21 (10.29%) Retail
3 10 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.39%) .NET
2 10 (4.90%) XML
3 8 (3.92%) SOAP
4 4 (1.96%) Web Services
5 2 (0.98%) HTML
5 2 (0.98%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.49%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.49%) LAMP
6 1 (0.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.39%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.90%) N-Tier
4 9 (4.41%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.45%) Open Source
5 5 (2.45%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.96%) Replication
7 2 (0.98%) W3C
8 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.92%) Linux
2 6 (2.94%) Windows
3 5 (2.45%) UNIX
4 3 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.98%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (32.84%) Test Scripting
3 48 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 47 (23.04%) Functional Testing
5 43 (21.08%) Test Automation
6 41 (20.10%) Manual Testing
7 35 (17.16%) Automation Testing
8 25 (12.25%) SOA
9 23 (11.27%) Automated Testing
9 23 (11.27%) Test Strategy
10 20 (9.80%) Scrum
10 20 (9.80%) Test Planning
11 19 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (8.82%) Regression Testing
12 18 (8.82%) BDD
13 17 (8.33%) Test Management
13 17 (8.33%) TDD
14 16 (7.84%) RAD
14 16 (7.84%) Performance Testing
15 15 (7.35%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.51%) SQL
2 48 (23.53%) Java
3 25 (12.25%) C#
4 6 (2.94%) PHP
5 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.98%) Python
5 2 (0.98%) Ruby
6 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 75 (36.76%) Degree
2 59 (28.92%) ISEB
3 34 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 16 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (6.86%) CISSP
6 10 (4.90%) CISA
7 8 (3.92%) CEH
8 5 (2.45%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (1.96%) OSCP
10 2 (0.98%) OSCE
10 2 (0.98%) GWAPT
10 2 (0.98%) GPEN
10 2 (0.98%) CISM
10 2 (0.98%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (16.18%) QA
2 8 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.98%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.47%) Firmware
2 2 (0.98%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.96%) Puppet
2 4 (1.96%) Vagrant
2 4 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (6.37%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.88%) HP
3 8 (3.92%) Oracle
4 1 (0.49%) IBM
4 1 (0.49%) Compuware
4 1 (0.49%) Empirix
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