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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 135 176 107
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 126 84 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.69% 1.15% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.20% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 110 76 113
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 £23,650
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
7264 6977 5554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 97.58% 95.51% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5882 5500 4433
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +13 73 £35,000 +2.94% 15
North Yorkshire +27 30 £31,500 +5.00% 3
South Yorkshire +15 18 £33,000 +26.92% 1
East Yorkshire -6 5 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 150 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (36.74%) Test Scripting
3 95 (35.98%) Degree
4 93 (35.23%) ISEB
5 85 (32.20%) SQL
6 69 (26.14%) Software Testing
6 69 (26.14%) Selenium
7 67 (25.38%) Java
8 62 (23.48%) Manual Testing
9 61 (23.11%) QA
10 55 (20.83%) ISTQB
11 53 (20.08%) Test Automation
12 48 (18.18%) Functional Testing
13 47 (17.80%) C#
14 43 (16.29%) Finance
15 41 (15.53%) Automation Testing
16 38 (14.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 37 (14.02%) Retail
18 35 (13.26%) TDD
19 34 (12.88%) .NET
19 34 (12.88%) SOA
20 33 (12.50%) Scrum
21 32 (12.12%) BDD
21 32 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
22 31 (11.74%) Test Strategy
23 30 (11.36%) WebDriver
23 30 (11.36%) Regression Testing
24 27 (10.23%) Banking
25 26 (9.85%) Performance Testing
25 26 (9.85%) Team Foundation Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (2.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.76%) SaaS
2 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) Firewall
2 2 (0.76%) Wireless
2 2 (0.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.44%) Big Data
3 8 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.76%) MySQL
7 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 69 (26.14%) Selenium
2 30 (11.36%) WebDriver
3 26 (9.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (9.47%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (5.30%) SoapUI
6 10 (3.79%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.41%) Moq
7 9 (3.41%) ReSharper
8 7 (2.65%) JUnit
8 7 (2.65%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.89%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (1.52%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.52%) NUnit
10 4 (1.52%) Subversion
10 4 (1.52%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.14%) JIRA
11 3 (1.14%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.14%) Ranorex
12 2 (0.76%) OpenSTA
12 2 (0.76%) Rational Robot
General
1 43 (16.29%) Finance
2 37 (14.02%) Retail
3 27 (10.23%) Banking
4 20 (7.58%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.89%) Legal
6 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.88%) .NET
2 9 (3.41%) XML
2 9 (3.41%) WPF
3 6 (2.27%) Gherkin
3 6 (2.27%) WinForms
3 6 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.27%) WCF
4 4 (1.52%) Apache Flex
5 3 (1.14%) HTML
5 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.76%) Web Services
7 1 (0.38%) WSDL
7 1 (0.38%) cXML
7 1 (0.38%) CSS
7 1 (0.38%) JSP
7 1 (0.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.71%) Computer Science
2 18 (6.82%) N-Tier
3 17 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.41%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.52%) Open Source
6 4 (1.52%) Replication
7 3 (1.14%) User Experience
8 2 (0.76%) W3C
9 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.55%) Windows
2 7 (2.65%) Linux
2 7 (2.65%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.89%) UNIX
4 4 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (36.74%) Test Scripting
3 69 (26.14%) Software Testing
4 62 (23.48%) Manual Testing
5 53 (20.08%) Test Automation
6 48 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 41 (15.53%) Automation Testing
8 35 (13.26%) TDD
9 34 (12.88%) SOA
10 33 (12.50%) Scrum
11 32 (12.12%) BDD
11 32 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
12 31 (11.74%) Test Strategy
13 30 (11.36%) Regression Testing
14 26 (9.85%) Performance Testing
15 23 (8.71%) Automated Testing
16 22 (8.33%) DevOps
17 21 (7.95%) Test Planning
17 21 (7.95%) Integration Testing
18 19 (7.20%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (32.20%) SQL
2 67 (25.38%) Java
3 47 (17.80%) C#
4 6 (2.27%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.52%) VBScript
5 4 (1.52%) PHP
6 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.14%) Python
6 3 (1.14%) Ruby
7 2 (0.76%) Perl
7 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (35.98%) Degree
2 93 (35.23%) ISEB
3 55 (20.83%) ISTQB
4 38 (14.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.79%) CISSP
5 10 (3.79%) CISA
6 5 (1.89%) CEH
6 5 (1.89%) OSCP
7 4 (1.52%) OSCE
7 4 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.76%) CISM
8 2 (0.76%) GCIH
8 2 (0.76%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.76%) GWAPT
8 2 (0.76%) GPEN
9 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (23.11%) QA
2 12 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.76%) HIPAA
3 2 (0.76%) SLA
3 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (3.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.52%) Puppet
1 4 (1.52%) Vagrant
1 4 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.76%) Nessus
3 1 (0.38%) Nmap
Vendors
1 26 (9.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.30%) HP
3 5 (1.89%) IBM
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle
4 3 (1.14%) Citrix
4 3 (1.14%) Apple
4 3 (1.14%) Telerik
5 1 (0.38%) Empirix
5 1 (0.38%) Compuware
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Bonus, 25 days holiday
Posted: 13 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, pension,
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum Pension, Private Healthcare + other
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 38000-47500 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000- 50,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Skipton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ERS Medical
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum (dependant on experience)
Posted: 17 days ago
Halifax
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago