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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 120 192 140
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 135 69 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.03% 0.95% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 0.99% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 110 54 63
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
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
6399 6967 5015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.01% 96.30% 94.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5260 5505 3976
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
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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 +50 83 £35,000 +16.66% 9
North Yorkshire +10 25 £35,000 +16.66% 3
South Yorkshire +8 21 £32,500 -9.72% 6
East Yorkshire - 4 £30,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 122 (48.03%) SQL
2 111 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (38.58%) QA
4 91 (35.83%) Test Scripting
5 80 (31.50%) ISEB
6 76 (29.92%) Selenium
7 72 (28.35%) Java
8 60 (23.62%) Software Testing
9 57 (22.44%) ISTQB
10 55 (21.65%) Automation Testing
11 50 (19.69%) Microsoft
12 49 (19.29%) C#
12 49 (19.29%) .NET
13 43 (16.93%) SDLC
14 42 (16.54%) MS Excel
15 40 (15.75%) Degree
16 39 (15.35%) Finance
16 39 (15.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 38 (14.96%) Automated Testing
18 37 (14.57%) WebDriver
19 36 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
20 35 (13.78%) Scrum
21 33 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
22 30 (11.81%) Test Automation
23 29 (11.42%) SQL Server
24 26 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
25 25 (9.84%) Manual Testing
25 25 (9.84%) Test Strategy
26 23 (9.06%) RAD
27 22 (8.66%) Non-Functional Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (16.54%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.36%) SaaS
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.36%) Internet
2 5 (1.97%) Firewall
3 3 (1.18%) Network Security
4 2 (0.79%) Wireless
5 1 (0.39%) VoIP
5 1 (0.39%) HTTP
5 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.69%) BusinessObjects
2 17 (6.69%) QlikView
3 9 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.36%) Big Data
6 5 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.39%) MySQL
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 76 (29.92%) Selenium
2 37 (14.57%) WebDriver
3 33 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (7.09%) SoapUI
5 15 (5.91%) JIRA
6 14 (5.51%) Selenium IDE
7 11 (4.33%) JUnit
8 9 (3.54%) HP UFT
8 9 (3.54%) Metasploit
8 9 (3.54%) Cucumber
8 9 (3.54%) Redmine
9 8 (3.15%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.36%) NUnit
11 3 (1.18%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.18%) JMeter
11 3 (1.18%) TestNG
12 2 (0.79%) Hudson
12 2 (0.79%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.79%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.39%) Ranorex
General
1 39 (15.35%) Finance
2 8 (3.15%) Retail
3 6 (2.36%) Banking
4 5 (1.97%) Marketing
4 5 (1.97%) Legal
5 3 (1.18%) Games
6 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (19.29%) .NET
2 21 (8.27%) XML
3 16 (6.30%) ASP.NET
4 15 (5.91%) HTML
5 14 (5.51%) Apache Flex
6 12 (4.72%) CSS
7 10 (3.94%) RESTful
8 9 (3.54%) JSON
8 9 (3.54%) jQuery
9 7 (2.76%) Web Services
10 5 (1.97%) Regular Expression
11 4 (1.57%) JSP
12 3 (1.18%) Spring
12 3 (1.18%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.18%) Gherkin
13 2 (0.79%) SOAP
13 2 (0.79%) J2EE
14 1 (0.39%) XSLT
14 1 (0.39%) LAMP
14 1 (0.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.72%) User Experience
1 12 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.33%) Client/Server
3 8 (3.15%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.18%) CESG
7 1 (0.39%) RIA
7 1 (0.39%) NHS
7 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.09%) Windows
2 7 (2.76%) Linux
3 6 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (2.36%) Windows 7
3 6 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.18%) UNIX
5 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.39%) Android
6 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (35.83%) Test Scripting
3 60 (23.62%) Software Testing
4 55 (21.65%) Automation Testing
5 43 (16.93%) SDLC
6 38 (14.96%) Automated Testing
7 36 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 35 (13.78%) Scrum
9 30 (11.81%) Test Automation
10 26 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (9.84%) Test Strategy
11 25 (9.84%) Manual Testing
12 23 (9.06%) RAD
13 22 (8.66%) Non-Functional Testing
14 20 (7.87%) Integration Testing
15 19 (7.48%) Test Planning
16 18 (7.09%) Test Management
17 14 (5.51%) Regression Testing
18 13 (5.12%) System Testing
19 12 (4.72%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 122 (48.03%) SQL
2 72 (28.35%) Java
3 49 (19.29%) C#
4 21 (8.27%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.33%) PHP
6 5 (1.97%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.18%) Python
8 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.79%) VBScript
9 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.39%) C++
9 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 80 (31.50%) ISEB
2 57 (22.44%) ISTQB
3 40 (15.75%) Degree
4 39 (15.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (5.51%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (2.36%) CEH
7 3 (1.18%) CISSP
7 3 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.18%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.79%) GIAC
9 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (38.58%) QA
2 5 (1.97%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.94%) Nessus
2 8 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.18%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (1.18%) Nmap
Vendors
1 50 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.69%) Cognos
3 14 (5.51%) IBM
3 14 (5.51%) HP
4 7 (2.76%) Oracle
5 5 (1.97%) Apple
5 5 (1.97%) Google
6 3 (1.18%) Acunetix
7 1 (0.39%) Citrix
7 1 (0.39%) Unisys
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Salary: £5000 - £6500 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £5000 - £6500 per annum + Benefits
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