Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 101 177
Rank change year-on-year -43 +76 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 127 218 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.87% 2.84% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 3.11% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 74 179 107
West Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £23,250 £25,950 £24,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,500 £43,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%

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 6207 7005 8462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 91.51% 91.12% 90.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5213 6002 6777
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +1.27%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -15 104 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Bradford -30 12 £38,750 -3.13%
Huddersfield +3 4 £42,000 +29.23%
Wetherby +16 3 £32,500 -22.62%
Halifax +23 1 - -
Wakefield -7 1 - -
Pontefract - 1 £45,000 -
Ilkley - 1 £21,500 - 1
Software Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 56 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (43.31%) Test Automation
3 46 (36.22%) Degree
4 40 (31.50%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (27.56%) Selenium
6 32 (25.20%) Mentoring
7 31 (24.41%) Finance
8 28 (22.05%) Business Intelligence
8 28 (22.05%) ISEB
8 28 (22.05%) Virgin Media
8 28 (22.05%) QA
9 23 (18.11%) ISTQB
9 23 (18.11%) Scrum
9 23 (18.11%) Performance Testing
9 23 (18.11%) Test Scripting
10 21 (16.54%) SQL
10 21 (16.54%) Test Management
11 19 (14.96%) BDD
12 18 (14.17%) Java
13 17 (13.39%) C#
14 16 (12.60%) XML
15 15 (11.81%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (11.81%) Kanban
15 15 (11.81%) SDLC
16 14 (11.02%) Cucumber
17 13 (10.24%) Exploratory Testing
17 13 (10.24%) SOAP
17 13 (10.24%) Python
17 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
18 12 (9.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 1 (0.79%) Confluence
1 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.72%) G Suite
1 6 (4.72%) Office 365
1 6 (4.72%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) HTTP
1 2 (1.57%) SMS
2 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (27.56%) Selenium
2 15 (11.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (11.02%) Cucumber
4 12 (9.45%) SoapUI
5 10 (7.87%) Ranorex
6 9 (7.09%) SpecFlow
7 8 (6.30%) FitNesse
7 8 (6.30%) Git (software)
8 7 (5.51%) Appium
8 7 (5.51%) Jenkins
8 7 (5.51%) tSQLt
9 6 (4.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (4.72%) Buildbot
10 4 (3.15%) HP UFT
10 4 (3.15%) JMeter
11 3 (2.36%) Gatling
11 3 (2.36%) LoadRunner
11 3 (2.36%) WATIR
12 2 (1.57%) JIRA
13 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (24.41%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Retail
3 2 (1.57%) Legal
3 2 (1.57%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (29.92%) Analyst
2 33 (25.98%) Consultant
3 28 (22.05%) Graduate
3 28 (22.05%) Graduate Consultant
3 28 (22.05%) Graduate IT Consultant
3 28 (22.05%) IT Consultant
3 28 (22.05%) IT Graduate
4 27 (21.26%) Test Analyst
5 22 (17.32%) Test Engineer
6 13 (10.24%) Tester
7 11 (8.66%) Business Analyst
8 10 (7.87%) Software Test Engineer
9 9 (7.09%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (6.30%) Test Leader
11 7 (5.51%) Principal Engineer
11 7 (5.51%) Principal Test Engineer
12 5 (3.94%) Automation Test Lead
12 5 (3.94%) Automation Tester
12 5 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.94%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.60%) XML
2 13 (10.24%) SOAP
3 11 (8.66%) .NET
4 10 (7.87%) Web Services
5 8 (6.30%) WSDL
5 8 (6.30%) XSD
6 5 (3.94%) HTML
7 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.79%) CSS
8 1 (0.79%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 40 (31.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.15%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.15%) NHS
3 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.57%) Social Media
5 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.15%) Android
1 4 (3.15%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.57%) Windows
3 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (43.31%) Test Automation
3 32 (25.20%) Mentoring
4 28 (22.05%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (18.11%) Performance Testing
5 23 (18.11%) Scrum
5 23 (18.11%) Test Scripting
6 21 (16.54%) Test Management
7 19 (14.96%) BDD
8 15 (11.81%) Kanban
8 15 (11.81%) SDLC
9 13 (10.24%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (8.66%) TDD
11 9 (7.09%) ATDD
11 9 (7.09%) Regression Testing
12 8 (6.30%) Business Analysis
12 8 (6.30%) DevOps
12 8 (6.30%) Functional Testing
12 8 (6.30%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (6.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.54%) SQL
2 18 (14.17%) Java
3 17 (13.39%) C#
4 13 (10.24%) Python
5 11 (8.66%) C++
6 8 (6.30%) Ruby
7 7 (5.51%) C
7 7 (5.51%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.72%) PHP
8 6 (4.72%) Scala
9 3 (2.36%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.79%) Perl
11 1 (0.79%) VBScript
11 1 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (36.22%) Degree
2 28 (22.05%) ISEB
3 23 (18.11%) ISTQB
4 12 (9.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.36%) SAP Certification
6 2 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.79%) HNC
7 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (22.05%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) HL7
2 2 (1.57%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (22.05%) Virgin Media
2 9 (7.09%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.51%) HP
4 6 (4.72%) Google
5 3 (2.36%) SAP
6 2 (1.57%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) Capita
7 1 (0.79%) Telerik