Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 102 113
Rank change year-on-year +33 +11 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 149 126 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.66% 2.69% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 2.91% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 73 103 102
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.06% -4.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,850 £23,275
90th Percentile £51,000 £55,000 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,250 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +17.86% -6.67% -6.25%

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 3,795 4,335 6,482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 93.11% 92.43% 93.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3,153 3,636 5,530
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £43,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £27,550 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +32 132 £42,500 +13.33% 10
Bradford +8 9 £28,500 -26.45% 2
Ilkley - 3 £30,000 -
Huddersfield +7 2 £27,500 -3.51%
Halifax +6 2 £47,500 +31.94% 1
Wakefield +9 1 £43,500 +8.75% 1
Software Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 125 (83.89%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (71.14%) Test Automation
3 64 (42.95%) DevOps
4 58 (38.93%) Continuous Delivery
4 58 (38.93%) Selenium
4 58 (38.93%) Business Analysis
4 58 (38.93%) Scrum
5 57 (38.26%) DNA
6 48 (32.21%) API Testing
7 46 (30.87%) Cucumber
7 46 (30.87%) SoapUI
7 46 (30.87%) C#
8 41 (27.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 40 (26.85%) Functional Testing
10 37 (24.83%) Java
11 36 (24.16%) Kanban
12 34 (22.82%) TDD
12 34 (22.82%) BDD
13 33 (22.15%) JIRA
14 32 (21.48%) Test Strategy
15 31 (20.81%) User Acceptance Testing
15 31 (20.81%) SQL
16 30 (20.13%) DSDM
16 30 (20.13%) JMeter
17 27 (18.12%) Microsoft
17 27 (18.12%) CSS
18 25 (16.78%) QA
19 24 (16.11%) Google
19 24 (16.11%) JavaScript
19 24 (16.11%) Mentoring

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 6 (4.03%) CMS
2 4 (2.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.44%) G Suite
2 21 (14.09%) Office 365
3 19 (12.75%) AWS
4 13 (8.72%) AWS IoT
5 6 (4.03%) Azure
6 4 (2.68%) Trello
7 1 (0.67%) IaaS
7 1 (0.67%) PaaS
7 1 (0.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.72%) RFID
2 6 (4.03%) AMQP
3 1 (0.67%) Internet
3 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.40%) MySQL
2 13 (8.72%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 58 (38.93%) Selenium
2 46 (30.87%) Cucumber
2 46 (30.87%) SoapUI
3 41 (27.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (22.15%) JIRA
5 30 (20.13%) JMeter
6 20 (13.42%) Appium
6 20 (13.42%) LoadRunner
7 14 (9.40%) Postman
7 14 (9.40%) Ranorex
8 11 (7.38%) Jenkins
8 11 (7.38%) Visual Studio
9 10 (6.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (6.71%) Buildbot
9 10 (6.71%) Gatling
9 10 (6.71%) NeoLoad
9 10 (6.71%) WATIR
9 10 (6.71%) WebLOAD
10 5 (3.36%) SpecFlow
10 5 (3.36%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (10.74%) Finance
2 12 (8.05%) Legal
3 10 (6.71%) Games
4 5 (3.36%) Marketing
5 1 (0.67%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (18.12%) Analyst
1 27 (18.12%) Developer
2 24 (16.11%) Tester
3 23 (15.44%) Test Analyst
4 21 (14.09%) Test Leader
5 20 (13.42%) Consultant
5 20 (13.42%) Senior Consultant
5 20 (13.42%) Senior Test Consultant
5 20 (13.42%) Test Consultant
6 19 (12.75%) Agile Test Manager
6 19 (12.75%) Test Manager
7 14 (9.40%) Senior Developer
7 14 (9.40%) Test Engineer
8 13 (8.72%) Java Developer
8 13 (8.72%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (8.05%) Developer in Test
9 12 (8.05%) QA Tester
10 10 (6.71%) Software Developer
11 9 (6.04%) Software Tester
12 8 (5.37%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.12%) CSS
2 23 (15.44%) HTML
3 20 (13.42%) .NET
4 13 (8.72%) Node.js
5 11 (7.38%) SOAP
6 10 (6.71%) Web Services
7 7 (4.70%) REST
8 6 (4.03%) AngularJS
8 6 (4.03%) ASP.NET
8 6 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.03%) React
8 6 (4.03%) Sass
9 4 (2.68%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.68%) Kafka
9 4 (2.68%) Symfony
10 2 (1.34%) WSDL
10 2 (1.34%) XML
10 2 (1.34%) XSD
11 1 (0.67%) Behat
11 1 (0.67%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.72%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (8.05%) User Experience
3 6 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.34%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.67%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.41%) Android
2 15 (10.07%) Unix
3 5 (3.36%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.01%) Windows
5 2 (1.34%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (83.89%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (71.14%) Test Automation
3 64 (42.95%) DevOps
4 58 (38.93%) Business Analysis
4 58 (38.93%) Continuous Delivery
4 58 (38.93%) Scrum
5 57 (38.26%) DNA
6 48 (32.21%) API Testing
7 40 (26.85%) Functional Testing
8 36 (24.16%) Kanban
9 34 (22.82%) BDD
9 34 (22.82%) TDD
10 32 (21.48%) Test Strategy
11 31 (20.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 30 (20.13%) DSDM
13 24 (16.11%) Mentoring
14 21 (14.09%) Test Management
15 20 (13.42%) Defect Management
15 20 (13.42%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.87%) C#
2 37 (24.83%) Java
3 31 (20.81%) SQL
4 24 (16.11%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.74%) Python
6 14 (9.40%) PHP
7 13 (8.72%) Scala
8 12 (8.05%) C++
9 11 (7.38%) Ruby
10 10 (6.71%) C
11 4 (2.68%) Kotlin
12 2 (1.34%) Groovy
12 2 (1.34%) VBScript
13 1 (0.67%) Go
13 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (15.44%) ISTQB
2 12 (8.05%) Degree
2 12 (8.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (7.38%) ISEB
4 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (16.78%) QA
System Software
1 20 (13.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (13.42%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.36%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (18.12%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.11%) Google
3 20 (13.42%) HP
4 2 (1.34%) Salesforce.com