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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 91 122 145
Rank change year-on-year +31 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 92 96 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.55% 2.16% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.41% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 81 78 68
Median salary £40,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £43,000 £43,950
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3256 3978 4473
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 90.34% 89.59% 89.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2880 3272 3517
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Software Testing in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +35 79 £40,750 +19.85% 9
Bradford -17 6 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Huddersfield -4 4 £50,000 +53.84%
Halifax - 4 £41,250 -
Wetherby - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 106 (61.63%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (54.65%) Selenium
3 92 (53.49%) ISTQB
4 86 (50.00%) ISEB
5 76 (44.19%) Test Automation
6 74 (43.02%) QA
7 71 (41.28%) Java
8 68 (39.53%) SQL
9 62 (36.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 59 (34.30%) Functional Testing
11 56 (32.56%) Test Strategy
11 56 (32.56%) Test Management
12 55 (31.98%) Scrum
12 55 (31.98%) Mentoring
13 50 (29.07%) Waterfall
14 49 (28.49%) Defect Tracking
15 47 (27.33%) Regression Testing
16 43 (25.00%) Cucumber
17 42 (24.42%) Kanban
18 41 (23.84%) Software Delivery
19 40 (23.26%) SoapUI
19 40 (23.26%) Oracle
20 39 (22.67%) Relational Database
20 39 (22.67%) Manual Testing
21 38 (22.09%) Team Foundation Server
21 38 (22.09%) Logistics
22 37 (21.51%) Automated Testing
22 37 (21.51%) C#
22 37 (21.51%) Test Scripting
23 35 (20.35%) .NET

Software Testing
Top Related 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 3 (1.74%) Apache
2 2 (1.16%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.16%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.58%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.58%) GeoServer
3 1 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.07%) G Suite
1 7 (4.07%) Office 365
1 7 (4.07%) Slack
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.16%) GitHub
2 2 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.16%) IaaS
2 2 (1.16%) Loggly
2 2 (1.16%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.49%) TCP/IP
1 6 (3.49%) VPN
2 4 (2.33%) HTTP
3 2 (1.16%) DNS
3 2 (1.16%) Internet
4 1 (0.58%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.67%) Relational Database
2 20 (11.63%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.33%) MySQL
5 4 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.74%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.16%) HBase
7 2 (1.16%) Redis
7 2 (1.16%) Riak
8 1 (0.58%) GIS
Development Applications
1 94 (54.65%) Selenium
2 43 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 40 (23.26%) SoapUI
4 38 (22.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (14.53%) Jenkins
6 12 (6.98%) JIRA
7 11 (6.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (5.23%) JMeter
9 8 (4.65%) Git (software)
9 8 (4.65%) WebDriver
10 7 (4.07%) LoadRunner
10 7 (4.07%) Robot Framework
11 6 (3.49%) FitNesse
11 6 (3.49%) Ranorex
11 6 (3.49%) SpecFlow
11 6 (3.49%) Zephyr
12 5 (2.91%) Appium
12 5 (2.91%) HP UFT
12 5 (2.91%) MSTest
12 5 (2.91%) tSQLt
General
1 33 (19.19%) Finance
2 13 (7.56%) Legal
3 11 (6.40%) Retail
4 5 (2.91%) Banking
4 5 (2.91%) Marketing
5 1 (0.58%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 60 (34.88%) Test Engineer
2 52 (30.23%) Analyst
3 48 (27.91%) Test Analyst
4 44 (25.58%) Senior Test Engineer
5 17 (9.88%) Tester
6 15 (8.72%) Test Leader
7 13 (7.56%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (7.56%) Senior Test Analyst
8 8 (4.65%) Automation Tester
8 8 (4.65%) Junior
8 8 (4.65%) Test Manager
9 7 (4.07%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) Lead Tester
9 7 (4.07%) Manual Test Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) Technical Leader
9 7 (4.07%) Technical Test Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) QA Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.35%) .NET
2 28 (16.28%) SOAP
3 24 (13.95%) XML
4 18 (10.47%) Web Services
5 11 (6.40%) ASP.NET
6 8 (4.65%) XSD
7 7 (4.07%) REST
7 7 (4.07%) WSDL
8 6 (3.49%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.33%) HTML
10 3 (1.74%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.74%) CSS
11 2 (1.16%) Behat
11 2 (1.16%) CSS3
11 2 (1.16%) Django
11 2 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (1.16%) HTML5
11 2 (1.16%) jQuery
11 2 (1.16%) LAMP
11 2 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.16%) NHS
3 2 (1.16%) Replication
3 2 (1.16%) User Experience
4 1 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.98%) Windows
2 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (3.49%) Windows XP
3 3 (1.74%) Linux
4 2 (1.16%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.58%) Unix
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (61.63%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (44.19%) Test Automation
3 59 (34.30%) Functional Testing
4 56 (32.56%) Test Management
4 56 (32.56%) Test Strategy
5 55 (31.98%) Mentoring
5 55 (31.98%) Scrum
6 50 (29.07%) Waterfall
7 49 (28.49%) Defect Tracking
8 47 (27.33%) Regression Testing
9 42 (24.42%) Kanban
10 41 (23.84%) Software Delivery
11 39 (22.67%) Manual Testing
12 38 (22.09%) Logistics
13 37 (21.51%) Automated Testing
13 37 (21.51%) Test Scripting
14 31 (18.02%) BDD
15 27 (15.70%) SDLC
16 26 (15.12%) TDD
17 20 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (41.28%) Java
2 68 (39.53%) SQL
3 37 (21.51%) C#
4 25 (14.53%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.40%) PHP
5 11 (6.40%) Python
6 9 (5.23%) C
7 7 (4.07%) Ruby
7 7 (4.07%) Scala
8 5 (2.91%) C++
8 5 (2.91%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.91%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.16%) VB
10 1 (0.58%) F#
10 1 (0.58%) Go
10 1 (0.58%) Groovy
10 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (53.49%) ISTQB
2 86 (50.00%) ISEB
3 62 (36.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (10.47%) Degree
5 10 (5.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (43.02%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) HL7
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) Docker
1 2 (1.16%) HDFS
1 2 (1.16%) VirtualBox
1 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.16%) Ansible
2 2 (1.16%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.16%) Nagios
2 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.16%) Puppet
2 2 (1.16%) Salt
2 2 (1.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (23.26%) Oracle
2 30 (17.44%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.23%) Google
4 3 (1.74%) HP
4 3 (1.74%) Telerik
5 2 (1.16%) New Relic
5 2 (1.16%) Rackspace
5 2 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.16%) SaltStack
5 2 (1.16%) Splunk
5 2 (1.16%) VMware
5 2 (1.16%) Zend
6 1 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
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