Period
to 4 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 103 107
Rank change year-on-year +24 +4 +27
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 83 117 158
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.78% 2.62% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 2.85% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 53 71 111
Median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +4.58%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £55,500 £48,750 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% +7.14%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,794 4,106 6,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 93.57% 91.86% 94.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,355 3,487 5,218
Median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +1.19%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Software Testing in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 4 June 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +3 71 £42,500 +19.72%
Bradford - 6 - -
Halifax +9 1 £47,500 +31.94% 2
Huddersfield - 1 £50,000 - 1
Software Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 60 (72.29%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (71.08%) Test Automation
3 33 (39.76%) Selenium
3 33 (39.76%) C#
4 27 (32.53%) Cucumber
5 25 (30.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (30.12%) Scrum
6 24 (28.92%) SQL
7 22 (26.51%) Java
7 22 (26.51%) DevOps
8 21 (25.30%) Continuous Delivery
8 21 (25.30%) DNA
8 21 (25.30%) Business Analysis
9 20 (24.10%) SoapUI
9 20 (24.10%) Test Strategy
10 19 (22.89%) JIRA
10 19 (22.89%) CSS
11 17 (20.48%) QA
11 17 (20.48%) ISTQB
12 16 (19.28%) Kanban
12 16 (19.28%) Finance
12 16 (19.28%) Functional Testing
12 16 (19.28%) SDLC
13 15 (18.07%) Appium
13 15 (18.07%) OO
14 14 (16.87%) API Testing
14 14 (16.87%) Docker
14 14 (16.87%) Ranorex
14 14 (16.87%) AWS
15 13 (15.66%) Microsoft

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (12.05%) Confluence
2 4 (4.82%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.87%) AWS
2 10 (12.05%) AWS IoT
2 10 (12.05%) Trello
3 8 (9.64%) G Suite
3 8 (9.64%) Office 365
4 4 (4.82%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) RFID
2 5 (6.02%) Internet
3 4 (4.82%) AMQP
4 2 (2.41%) Extranet
4 2 (2.41%) Intranet
5 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) MySQL
2 10 (12.05%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.82%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (39.76%) Selenium
2 27 (32.53%) Cucumber
3 25 (30.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (24.10%) SoapUI
5 19 (22.89%) JIRA
6 15 (18.07%) Appium
7 14 (16.87%) Ranorex
8 12 (14.46%) JMeter
9 8 (9.64%) LoadRunner
10 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
11 4 (4.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (4.82%) Buildbot
11 4 (4.82%) Gatling
11 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
11 4 (4.82%) NeoLoad
11 4 (4.82%) Postman
11 4 (4.82%) SpecFlow
11 4 (4.82%) VersionOne
11 4 (4.82%) WATIR
11 4 (4.82%) WebLOAD
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Games
3 7 (8.43%) Legal
4 4 (4.82%) Retail
5 3 (3.61%) Law
6 2 (2.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) Analyst
2 19 (22.89%) Developer
3 15 (18.07%) Test Analyst
4 13 (15.66%) Senior Developer
5 10 (12.05%) Java Developer
5 10 (12.05%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (10.84%) Test Manager
7 8 (9.64%) Agile Test Manager
7 8 (9.64%) Consultant
7 8 (9.64%) Senior Consultant
7 8 (9.64%) Senior Test Consultant
7 8 (9.64%) Software Engineer
7 8 (9.64%) Test Consultant
7 8 (9.64%) Test Engineer
7 8 (9.64%) Test Leader
7 8 (9.64%) Tester
8 6 (7.23%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (7.23%) QA Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) QA Tester
9 5 (6.02%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.89%) CSS
2 11 (13.25%) .NET
2 11 (13.25%) HTML
3 10 (12.05%) Node.js
4 6 (7.23%) SOAP
4 6 (7.23%) Web Services
5 5 (6.02%) REST
6 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (4.82%) LAMP
6 4 (4.82%) React
6 4 (4.82%) Sass
7 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.20%) Behat
8 1 (1.20%) Laravel
8 1 (1.20%) Middleware
8 1 (1.20%) phpspec
8 1 (1.20%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (7.23%) User Experience
3 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.82%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.82%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.20%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.20%) PMI
6 1 (1.20%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Android
1 10 (12.05%) Unix
2 2 (2.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (72.29%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (71.08%) Test Automation
3 25 (30.12%) Scrum
4 22 (26.51%) DevOps
5 21 (25.30%) Business Analysis
5 21 (25.30%) Continuous Delivery
5 21 (25.30%) DNA
6 20 (24.10%) Test Strategy
7 16 (19.28%) Functional Testing
7 16 (19.28%) Kanban
7 16 (19.28%) SDLC
8 15 (18.07%) OO
9 14 (16.87%) API Testing
10 12 (14.46%) BDD
10 12 (14.46%) DSDM
10 12 (14.46%) TDD
11 11 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (12.05%) Artificial Intelligence
12 10 (12.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (12.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.76%) C#
2 24 (28.92%) SQL
3 22 (26.51%) Java
4 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
5 11 (13.25%) Python
6 9 (10.84%) PHP
6 9 (10.84%) Scala
7 8 (9.64%) C++
8 4 (4.82%) C
8 4 (4.82%) Groovy
8 4 (4.82%) Ruby
8 4 (4.82%) VBScript
9 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) ISTQB
2 11 (13.25%) ISEB
3 10 (12.05%) Degree
4 7 (8.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.48%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.87%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.64%) Google
2 8 (9.64%) HP