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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 142 176 125
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 115 75 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.58% 1.07% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.13% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 101 68 88
Average salary £33,500 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,600
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
7095 6653 5295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 97.74% 95.29% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5790 5201 4264
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
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 5 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 5 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 +24 77 £35,000 +7.69% 11
North Yorkshire +11 22 £32,000 +6.66% 5
South Yorkshire -3 10 £30,000 +12.14% 5
East Yorkshire -4 6 £33,500 +39.58% 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 148 (61.41%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (39.83%) Degree
3 85 (35.27%) Test Scripting
4 80 (33.20%) ISEB
5 77 (31.95%) SQL
6 65 (26.97%) Software Testing
7 59 (24.48%) Java
7 59 (24.48%) Manual Testing
8 58 (24.07%) Selenium
9 50 (20.75%) Functional Testing
10 48 (19.92%) QA
10 48 (19.92%) ISTQB
11 46 (19.09%) Test Automation
12 41 (17.01%) Automation Testing
12 41 (17.01%) C#
13 40 (16.60%) Finance
14 37 (15.35%) Retail
15 34 (14.11%) TDD
16 33 (13.69%) SOA
17 32 (13.28%) BDD
18 31 (12.86%) .NET
19 30 (12.45%) Scrum
19 30 (12.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 28 (11.62%) Banking
21 26 (10.79%) Microsoft
21 26 (10.79%) Test Strategy
21 26 (10.79%) Team Foundation Server
22 25 (10.37%) Regression Testing
23 24 (9.96%) Performance Testing
24 23 (9.54%) Computer Science

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (2.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (8.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS Project
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.66%) FTP
2 3 (1.24%) Firewall
3 2 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.05%) Big Data
3 8 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.83%) MySQL
6 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 58 (24.07%) Selenium
2 26 (10.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (9.54%) WebDriver
4 22 (9.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (4.56%) SoapUI
6 9 (3.73%) Moq
6 9 (3.73%) ReSharper
7 7 (2.90%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.90%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.49%) JUnit
9 4 (1.66%) Git (software)
9 4 (1.66%) NUnit
9 4 (1.66%) Subversion
9 4 (1.66%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.24%) Ranorex
10 3 (1.24%) JIRA
10 3 (1.24%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.83%) Rational Robot
11 2 (0.83%) JMeter
11 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (16.60%) Finance
2 37 (15.35%) Retail
3 28 (11.62%) Banking
4 20 (8.30%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.24%) Legal
5 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.86%) .NET
2 10 (4.15%) XML
3 9 (3.73%) WPF
4 6 (2.49%) WCF
4 6 (2.49%) WinForms
4 6 (2.49%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.66%) Web Services
5 4 (1.66%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.83%) HTML
7 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.41%) SOAP
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.41%) WSDL
7 1 (0.41%) cXML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.54%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.47%) N-Tier
3 16 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.73%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.66%) Replication
5 4 (1.66%) Open Source
5 4 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.24%) User Experience
6 3 (1.24%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.83%) W3C
8 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.73%) Windows
2 6 (2.49%) Linux
2 6 (2.49%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.07%) UNIX
4 3 (1.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (61.41%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (35.27%) Test Scripting
3 65 (26.97%) Software Testing
4 59 (24.48%) Manual Testing
5 50 (20.75%) Functional Testing
6 46 (19.09%) Test Automation
7 41 (17.01%) Automation Testing
8 34 (14.11%) TDD
9 33 (13.69%) SOA
10 32 (13.28%) BDD
11 30 (12.45%) Scrum
12 26 (10.79%) Test Strategy
13 25 (10.37%) Regression Testing
14 24 (9.96%) Performance Testing
15 23 (9.54%) Automated Testing
16 22 (9.13%) DevOps
17 21 (8.71%) Integration Testing
18 19 (7.88%) User Acceptance Testing
18 19 (7.88%) Test Management
19 18 (7.47%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 77 (31.95%) SQL
2 59 (24.48%) Java
3 41 (17.01%) C#
4 6 (2.49%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.07%) PHP
6 3 (1.24%) Python
7 2 (0.83%) Ruby
7 2 (0.83%) VBScript
7 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.83%) Perl
8 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 96 (39.83%) Degree
2 80 (33.20%) ISEB
3 48 (19.92%) ISTQB
4 30 (12.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (4.15%) CISSP
5 10 (4.15%) CISA
6 7 (2.90%) VCP4
7 6 (2.49%) OSCP
7 6 (2.49%) CEH
8 4 (1.66%) OSCE
9 2 (0.83%) GWAPT
9 2 (0.83%) GPEN
9 2 (0.83%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.83%) CISM
9 2 (0.83%) GCIH
10 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (19.92%) QA
2 12 (4.98%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.83%) HIPAA
3 2 (0.83%) SLA
3 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (3.73%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.83%) Nmap
3 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.66%) Puppet
1 4 (1.66%) Vagrant
1 4 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.83%) Nessus
Vendors
1 26 (10.79%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.98%) HP
3 3 (1.24%) Apple
3 3 (1.24%) Telerik
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle
4 2 (0.83%) IBM
4 2 (0.83%) Citrix
5 1 (0.41%) Empirix
5 1 (0.41%) Compuware
Sheffield
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hessle, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 42000-46000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £46000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 41000-46000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 8% pens, 25 days hols, insurance
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + 8% pens, 25 days hols, insurance
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + 13.5% Pens, Hols, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Simcyp (a Certara Company)
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum + 25 holiday, BUPA, Life Assurance
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, Rawdon
EMIS
Salary: Up to £35K depending on level of experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Hh Global
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago