Period
to 21 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 21 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 111 143
Rank change year-on-year -21 +32 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 158 238 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.19% 2.36% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.55% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 120 172 200
Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £25,600
90th Percentile £48,750 £55,000 £48,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,654 9,341 9,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 92.29% 92.51% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5,432 7,989 8,449
Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 March 2019. 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
West Yorkshire +12 126 £36,000 -7.10% 18
South Yorkshire -23 14 £35,500 -11.25% 5
North Yorkshire -21 13 £30,750 +2.50% 2
East Yorkshire +15 4 £30,500 -12.86% 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 115 (72.78%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (64.56%) Test Automation
3 90 (56.96%) Selenium
4 62 (39.24%) SQL
5 50 (31.65%) Retail
5 50 (31.65%) Scrum
6 49 (31.01%) Finance
7 48 (30.38%) Cucumber
8 46 (29.11%) QA
9 41 (25.95%) SoapUI
10 40 (25.32%) JMeter
10 40 (25.32%) Java
11 39 (24.68%) C#
11 39 (24.68%) Google
11 39 (24.68%) G Suite
11 39 (24.68%) Office 365
12 37 (23.42%) Test Strategy
13 36 (22.78%) BDD
13 36 (22.78%) Kanban
14 35 (22.15%) TDD
14 35 (22.15%) DSDM
15 33 (20.89%) Software Engineering
16 32 (20.25%) JIRA
16 32 (20.25%) .NET
16 32 (20.25%) SDLC
16 32 (20.25%) API Testing
17 29 (18.35%) Python
18 28 (17.72%) Functional Testing
19 27 (17.09%) User Acceptance Testing
19 27 (17.09%) ISTQB

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 5 (3.16%) Confluence
2 1 (0.63%) IIS
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 39 (24.68%) G Suite
1 39 (24.68%) Office 365
2 5 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.70%) NoSQL
2 8 (5.06%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.90%) DB2
4 3 (1.90%) MySQL
4 3 (1.90%) Power BI
4 3 (1.90%) QlikView
4 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 90 (56.96%) Selenium
2 48 (30.38%) Cucumber
3 41 (25.95%) SoapUI
4 40 (25.32%) JMeter
5 32 (20.25%) JIRA
6 26 (16.46%) Jenkins
7 25 (15.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (11.39%) Appium
8 18 (11.39%) LoadRunner
9 17 (10.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (10.76%) Buildbot
9 17 (10.76%) Gatling
9 17 (10.76%) NeoLoad
9 17 (10.76%) Ranorex
9 17 (10.76%) SpecFlow
9 17 (10.76%) WATIR
9 17 (10.76%) WebLOAD
10 16 (10.13%) WebDriver
11 6 (3.80%) JUnit
12 5 (3.16%) Toad
General
1 50 (31.65%) Retail
2 49 (31.01%) Finance
3 21 (13.29%) Marketing
4 1 (0.63%) Electronics
4 1 (0.63%) Legal
4 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (34.81%) Analyst
2 53 (33.54%) Test Analyst
3 34 (21.52%) Tester
4 31 (19.62%) Developer
5 22 (13.92%) Software Developer
6 19 (12.03%) Automation Tester
7 18 (11.39%) Developer in Test
8 12 (7.59%) Software Tester
8 12 (7.59%) Test Engineer
9 11 (6.96%) Software Analyst
9 11 (6.96%) Software Test Analyst
10 10 (6.33%) Lead Developer
10 10 (6.33%) Lead Software Developer
10 10 (6.33%) Test Manager
11 9 (5.70%) C# Developer
11 9 (5.70%) C# Software Developer
12 8 (5.06%) Java Developer
12 8 (5.06%) Java Software Developer
12 8 (5.06%) Python Developer
12 8 (5.06%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.25%) .NET
2 19 (12.03%) Web Services
3 13 (8.23%) SOAP
4 11 (6.96%) AngularJS
4 11 (6.96%) XML
5 9 (5.70%) HTML
6 8 (5.06%) CSS
7 5 (3.16%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.16%) Node.js
8 4 (2.53%) Gherkin
8 4 (2.53%) JSON
8 4 (2.53%) React
8 4 (2.53%) Vue.js
9 1 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.63%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.63%) J2EE
9 1 (0.63%) REST
9 1 (0.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.80%) User Experience
3 5 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.53%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.90%) PMI
5 3 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.27%) NHS
6 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.23%) Linux
2 10 (6.33%) Windows
3 5 (3.16%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.27%) Android
5 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (72.78%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (64.56%) Test Automation
3 50 (31.65%) Scrum
4 37 (23.42%) Test Strategy
5 36 (22.78%) BDD
5 36 (22.78%) Kanban
6 35 (22.15%) DSDM
6 35 (22.15%) TDD
7 33 (20.89%) Software Engineering
8 32 (20.25%) API Testing
8 32 (20.25%) SDLC
9 28 (17.72%) Functional Testing
10 27 (17.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (16.46%) Manual Testing
11 26 (16.46%) Mentoring
12 23 (14.56%) SDET
13 22 (13.92%) Non-Functional Testing
14 21 (13.29%) Test Management
15 19 (12.03%) Coaching
16 18 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 62 (39.24%) SQL
2 40 (25.32%) Java
3 39 (24.68%) C#
4 29 (18.35%) Python
5 25 (15.82%) C++
6 19 (12.03%) C
6 19 (12.03%) Ruby
7 18 (11.39%) PHP
8 17 (10.76%) Scala
9 15 (9.49%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.53%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.90%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.90%) VB
12 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.63%) F#
13 1 (0.63%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 27 (17.09%) ISTQB
2 23 (14.56%) Degree
2 23 (14.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (13.92%) ISEB
4 17 (10.76%) SC Cleared
4 17 (10.76%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (3.16%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.90%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.90%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.90%) PMP
8 1 (0.63%) HNC
8 1 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (29.11%) QA
2 3 (1.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.16%) Firmware
2 1 (0.63%) Docker
2 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (12.66%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 39 (24.68%) Google
2 24 (15.19%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.66%) HP
4 7 (4.43%) Oracle
5 1 (0.63%) Citrix
5 1 (0.63%) VMware