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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 129 159 100
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 135 97 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.85% 1.28% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.33% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 120 85 109
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
7117 7287 5531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 97.49% 95.82% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5742 5752 4360
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015. 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 +6 71 £35,000 +2.94% 10
North Yorkshire +37 37 £30,000 - 1
South Yorkshire +13 19 £33,000 +26.92% 5
East Yorkshire -5 5 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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.

1 142 (55.25%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (39.30%) Test Scripting
3 97 (37.74%) ISEB
4 90 (35.02%) SQL
4 90 (35.02%) Degree
5 73 (28.40%) Software Testing
5 73 (28.40%) Selenium
6 69 (26.85%) Java
7 60 (23.35%) QA
8 58 (22.57%) Test Automation
9 57 (22.18%) Manual Testing
10 56 (21.79%) ISTQB
11 53 (20.62%) C#
12 46 (17.90%) Functional Testing
13 44 (17.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 44 (17.12%) Finance
14 41 (15.95%) Automation Testing
15 40 (15.56%) .NET
16 38 (14.79%) User Acceptance Testing
17 34 (13.23%) Test Strategy
17 34 (13.23%) SOA
18 33 (12.84%) Scrum
19 32 (12.45%) TDD
20 31 (12.06%) Retail
21 30 (11.67%) WebDriver
21 30 (11.67%) BDD
22 29 (11.28%) Regression Testing
22 29 (11.28%) Microsoft
23 28 (10.89%) QuickTest Pro
24 26 (10.12%) SQL Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 7 (2.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS Project
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.56%) Firewall
2 2 (0.78%) Wireless
3 1 (0.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.28%) Big Data
3 8 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.17%) MySQL
5 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 73 (28.40%) Selenium
2 30 (11.67%) WebDriver
3 28 (10.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 26 (10.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (5.84%) SoapUI
6 10 (3.89%) Cucumber
6 10 (3.89%) JUnit
7 9 (3.50%) ReSharper
7 9 (3.50%) Moq
8 7 (2.72%) NUnit
8 7 (2.72%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.33%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (1.56%) JIRA
11 3 (1.17%) Ranorex
11 3 (1.17%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.78%) Rational Robot
12 2 (0.78%) JMeter
12 2 (0.78%) WebLOAD
12 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.78%) TestComplete
General
1 44 (17.12%) Finance
2 31 (12.06%) Retail
3 21 (8.17%) Banking
4 20 (7.78%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.95%) Legal
6 3 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.56%) .NET
2 9 (3.50%) .NET Framework
2 9 (3.50%) WPF
3 6 (2.33%) Gherkin
3 6 (2.33%) WCF
3 6 (2.33%) WinForms
3 6 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.95%) XML
4 5 (1.95%) Apache Flex
5 4 (1.56%) HTML
6 2 (0.78%) CSS
7 1 (0.39%) JSP
7 1 (0.39%) SOAP
7 1 (0.39%) WSDL
7 1 (0.39%) LAMP
7 1 (0.39%) cXML
7 1 (0.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.39%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.00%) N-Tier
3 14 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.50%) Private Cloud
4 9 (3.50%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.72%) User Experience
5 7 (2.72%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.95%) Open Source
7 2 (0.78%) W3C
8 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.39%) Replication
8 1 (0.39%) RIA
8 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.45%) Windows
2 7 (2.72%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.56%) Linux
3 4 (1.56%) Android
4 2 (0.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (55.25%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (39.30%) Test Scripting
3 73 (28.40%) Software Testing
4 58 (22.57%) Test Automation
5 57 (22.18%) Manual Testing
6 46 (17.90%) Functional Testing
7 41 (15.95%) Automation Testing
8 38 (14.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 34 (13.23%) SOA
9 34 (13.23%) Test Strategy
10 33 (12.84%) Scrum
11 32 (12.45%) TDD
12 30 (11.67%) BDD
13 29 (11.28%) Regression Testing
14 22 (8.56%) Automated Testing
15 21 (8.17%) Performance Testing
16 20 (7.78%) Integration Testing
17 19 (7.39%) Test Management
18 18 (7.00%) Software Architecture
19 17 (6.61%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (35.02%) SQL
2 69 (26.85%) Java
3 53 (20.62%) C#
4 6 (2.33%) PHP
4 6 (2.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.56%) VBScript
5 4 (1.56%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.17%) Python
6 3 (1.17%) Ruby
7 2 (0.78%) Perl
7 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 97 (37.74%) ISEB
2 90 (35.02%) Degree
3 56 (21.79%) ISTQB
4 44 (17.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.95%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (1.56%) CEH
6 4 (1.56%) OSCP
6 4 (1.56%) OSCE
6 4 (1.56%) CISSP
6 4 (1.56%) CISA
7 2 (0.78%) CISM
7 2 (0.78%) GCIH
7 2 (0.78%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.78%) GWAPT
7 2 (0.78%) GPEN
8 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (23.35%) QA
2 12 (4.67%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.78%) HIPAA
3 2 (0.78%) SLA
3 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (3.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) Puppet
2 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 29 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.84%) HP
3 6 (2.33%) Oracle
3 6 (2.33%) IBM
4 3 (1.17%) Citrix
4 3 (1.17%) Apple
4 3 (1.17%) Telerik
5 1 (0.39%) Empirix
5 1 (0.39%) Compuware
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