Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 141 157
Rank change year-on-year +19 +16 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 214 223 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.20% 2.06% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.29% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 141 198 215
Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% +4.62%
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,250 £24,850
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £45,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +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 8,799 9,728 11,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 90.41% 89.68% 89.75%
Number of salaries quoted 7,489 8,228 9,152
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 2018. 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 -4 156 £37,500 -6.25% 23
North Yorkshire +19 32 £30,000 -2.44% 2
South Yorkshire +24 30 £37,500 +25.00% 5
East Yorkshire -1 2 £36,250 +15.08% 3
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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.

1 117 (54.67%) Test Automation
2 113 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (41.12%) Selenium
4 54 (25.23%) Test Scripting
5 53 (24.77%) ISTQB
6 51 (23.83%) ISEB
7 47 (21.96%) Finance
8 44 (20.56%) Java
9 42 (19.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 36 (16.82%) BDD
11 35 (16.36%) Scrum
12 34 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
12 34 (15.89%) Mentoring
13 33 (15.42%) TDD
13 33 (15.42%) Python
14 32 (14.95%) Degree
15 31 (14.49%) SQL
15 31 (14.49%) Retail
16 30 (14.02%) Software Engineering
16 30 (14.02%) C#
16 30 (14.02%) QA
17 25 (11.68%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (11.68%) Cucumber
17 25 (11.68%) Waterfall
18 24 (11.21%) Ranorex
18 24 (11.21%) WebDriver
19 23 (10.75%) DevOps
19 23 (10.75%) Ruby
20 22 (10.28%) Jenkins
20 22 (10.28%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 2 (0.93%) Confluence
2 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.74%) G Suite
1 8 (3.74%) Office 365
1 8 (3.74%) Slack
2 7 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.27%) GitHub
3 3 (1.40%) IaaS
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.93%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) SMS
2 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.40%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) MySQL
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 88 (41.12%) Selenium
2 25 (11.68%) Cucumber
3 24 (11.21%) Ranorex
3 24 (11.21%) WebDriver
4 22 (10.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 22 (10.28%) Jenkins
5 21 (9.81%) JIRA
5 21 (9.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (7.48%) SoapUI
7 15 (7.01%) Git (software)
8 14 (6.54%) Buildbot
9 12 (5.61%) Appium
10 6 (2.80%) Bugzilla
10 6 (2.80%) JMeter
10 6 (2.80%) SpecFlow
10 6 (2.80%) Subversion
10 6 (2.80%) WATIR
11 5 (2.34%) FitNesse
11 5 (2.34%) Gatling
11 5 (2.34%) tSQLt
General
1 47 (21.96%) Finance
2 31 (14.49%) Retail
3 9 (4.21%) Legal
4 7 (3.27%) Marketing
5 3 (1.40%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Electronics
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
6 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 81 (37.85%) Analyst
2 73 (34.11%) Test Analyst
3 50 (23.36%) Tester
4 31 (14.49%) Software Tester
5 28 (13.08%) Consultant
6 25 (11.68%) Graduate
7 23 (10.75%) Test Engineer
8 20 (9.35%) Developer
9 19 (8.88%) Graduate Consultant
9 19 (8.88%) Graduate IT Consultant
9 19 (8.88%) IT Consultant
9 19 (8.88%) IT Graduate
9 19 (8.88%) Test Leader
10 18 (8.41%) Automation Test Analyst
10 18 (8.41%) Software Analyst
10 18 (8.41%) Software Test Analyst
11 17 (7.94%) Automation Test Lead
12 14 (6.54%) Automation Tester
13 13 (6.07%) Junior
14 11 (5.14%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.94%) .NET
2 13 (6.07%) XML
3 10 (4.67%) Web Services
4 8 (3.74%) HTML
5 7 (3.27%) Node.js
6 5 (2.34%) SOAP
6 5 (2.34%) WSDL
6 5 (2.34%) XSD
7 4 (1.87%) CSS
8 2 (0.93%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.47%) CodeIgniter
9 1 (0.47%) Laravel
9 1 (0.47%) Symfony
9 1 (0.47%) XHTML
9 1 (0.47%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.27%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.80%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.40%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.40%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (0.93%) NHS
5 2 (0.93%) Social Media
5 2 (0.93%) W3C
6 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.27%) Linux
2 3 (1.40%) Windows
3 2 (0.93%) Android
3 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (54.67%) Test Automation
2 113 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (25.23%) Test Scripting
4 42 (19.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 36 (16.82%) BDD
6 35 (16.36%) Scrum
7 34 (15.89%) Mentoring
8 33 (15.42%) TDD
9 30 (14.02%) Software Engineering
10 25 (11.68%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (11.68%) Waterfall
11 23 (10.75%) DevOps
12 21 (9.81%) Kanban
13 20 (9.35%) Performance Testing
13 20 (9.35%) Scenario Testing
13 20 (9.35%) Test Management
14 17 (7.94%) SDLC
15 16 (7.48%) Regression Testing
15 16 (7.48%) Test Planning
16 15 (7.01%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.56%) Java
2 33 (15.42%) Python
3 31 (14.49%) SQL
4 30 (14.02%) C#
5 23 (10.75%) Ruby
6 19 (8.88%) C++
7 15 (7.01%) C
7 15 (7.01%) PHP
8 14 (6.54%) Scala
9 11 (5.14%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.27%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.47%) Perl
11 1 (0.47%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 53 (24.77%) ISTQB
2 51 (23.83%) ISEB
3 32 (14.95%) Degree
4 17 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.74%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.74%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.47%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.02%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (3.27%) Docker
2 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (4.21%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.27%) Puppet
3 3 (1.40%) rkt
Vendors
1 19 (8.88%) Virgin Media
2 17 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.54%) Google
4 10 (4.67%) HP
5 7 (3.27%) Capita
6 6 (2.80%) Perforce
6 6 (2.80%) Twitter
7 4 (1.87%) JDA
8 1 (0.47%) Zend