Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 140 127
Rank change year-on-year +25 -13 +36
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 193 193 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.43% 1.97% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.14% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 152 121 219
Yorkshire median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,775 £22,500 £26,200
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £48,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 7,308 9,018 10,153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 92.04% 91.97% 91.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5,954 7,581 8,503
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,993 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.16% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +57 159 £36,000 +2.86% 23
South Yorkshire -3 18 £35,500 -5.33% 6
North Yorkshire -37 11 £37,500 +15.38% 5
East Yorkshire +10 3 £31,000 -17.33% 9
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 125 (64.77%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (57.51%) Test Automation
3 86 (44.56%) Selenium
4 62 (32.12%) C#
4 62 (32.12%) QA
5 55 (28.50%) SQL
6 54 (27.98%) Finance
7 45 (23.32%) Cucumber
7 45 (23.32%) Test Strategy
8 43 (22.28%) Java
9 40 (20.73%) .NET
10 38 (19.69%) ISEB
11 37 (19.17%) Coaching
12 35 (18.13%) Marketing
13 34 (17.62%) Scrum
14 33 (17.10%) Functional Testing
15 32 (16.58%) ISTQB
15 32 (16.58%) Retail
16 30 (15.54%) Microsoft
16 30 (15.54%) SoapUI
17 29 (15.03%) Python
17 29 (15.03%) TDD
18 28 (14.51%) JavaScript
19 26 (13.47%) Google
19 26 (13.47%) JMeter
19 26 (13.47%) Non-Functional Testing
19 26 (13.47%) Degree
20 24 (12.44%) Team Foundation Server
20 24 (12.44%) Kanban
20 24 (12.44%) BDD

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 7 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.04%) Confluence
3 1 (0.52%) IIS
3 1 (0.52%) nginx
3 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.55%) Chatbot
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.88%) G Suite
1 21 (10.88%) Office 365
2 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.11%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.11%) Power BI
4 6 (3.11%) QlikView
4 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 86 (44.56%) Selenium
2 45 (23.32%) Cucumber
3 30 (15.54%) SoapUI
4 26 (13.47%) JMeter
5 24 (12.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (11.40%) Jenkins
7 19 (9.84%) JIRA
8 12 (6.22%) Appium
9 11 (5.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (5.70%) Buildbot
9 11 (5.70%) LoadRunner
9 11 (5.70%) Ranorex
10 10 (5.18%) Gatling
10 10 (5.18%) NeoLoad
10 10 (5.18%) WATIR
10 10 (5.18%) WebLOAD
11 6 (3.11%) Git (software)
11 6 (3.11%) SonarQube
11 6 (3.11%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (2.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 54 (27.98%) Finance
2 35 (18.13%) Marketing
3 32 (16.58%) Retail
4 1 (0.52%) Advertising
4 1 (0.52%) Games
4 1 (0.52%) Law
4 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (33.16%) Analyst
2 50 (25.91%) Test Analyst
3 49 (25.39%) Tester
4 39 (20.21%) Developer
5 26 (13.47%) Software Tester
6 21 (10.88%) Automation Tester
6 21 (10.88%) Test Engineer
7 18 (9.33%) Software Developer
8 17 (8.81%) Developer in Test
9 13 (6.74%) Software Analyst
9 13 (6.74%) Software Test Analyst
10 11 (5.70%) Lead Developer
10 11 (5.70%) Lead Software Developer
11 10 (5.18%) Test Automation Engineer
11 10 (5.18%) Test Leader
12 9 (4.66%) Junior
12 9 (4.66%) Junior Analyst
12 9 (4.66%) Junior Test Analyst
13 8 (4.15%) Senior Developer
14 7 (3.63%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.73%) .NET
2 23 (11.92%) Web Services
3 22 (11.40%) Gherkin
4 17 (8.81%) CSS
4 17 (8.81%) HTML
4 17 (8.81%) XML
5 14 (7.25%) AngularJS
6 8 (4.15%) SOAP
7 7 (3.63%) jQuery
8 4 (2.07%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.07%) JSON
8 4 (2.07%) React
8 4 (2.07%) Vue.js
9 3 (1.55%) Node.js
10 1 (0.52%) Apache Camel
10 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.52%) CSS3
10 1 (0.52%) RESTful
10 1 (0.52%) Symfony
10 1 (0.52%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.22%) User Experience
2 9 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.63%) Fintech
4 4 (2.07%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.04%) NHS
6 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.07%) Windows
2 3 (1.55%) Linux
3 2 (1.04%) Android
3 2 (1.04%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (64.77%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (57.51%) Test Automation
3 45 (23.32%) Test Strategy
4 37 (19.17%) Coaching
5 34 (17.62%) Scrum
6 33 (17.10%) Functional Testing
7 29 (15.03%) TDD
8 26 (13.47%) Non-Functional Testing
9 24 (12.44%) BDD
9 24 (12.44%) Kanban
9 24 (12.44%) SDET
10 23 (11.92%) DSDM
11 22 (11.40%) Software Engineering
12 20 (10.36%) Scenario Testing
12 20 (10.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (9.84%) API Testing
13 19 (9.84%) Manual Testing
14 18 (9.33%) Test Scripting
15 17 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (8.81%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (32.12%) C#
2 55 (28.50%) SQL
3 43 (22.28%) Java
4 29 (15.03%) Python
5 28 (14.51%) JavaScript
6 22 (11.40%) Ruby
7 20 (10.36%) C++
7 20 (10.36%) PHP
8 13 (6.74%) C
9 11 (5.70%) Scala
10 9 (4.66%) VB
11 6 (3.11%) VB.NET
11 6 (3.11%) VB6
11 6 (3.11%) VBA
12 4 (2.07%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.52%) Java 8
14 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (19.69%) ISEB
2 32 (16.58%) ISTQB
3 26 (13.47%) Degree
4 19 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.66%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.66%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (32.12%) QA
2 5 (2.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.04%) Firmware
2 1 (0.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (8.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.04%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 30 (15.54%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.47%) Google
3 16 (8.29%) HP
4 8 (4.15%) Oracle
5 6 (3.11%) Cognos
5 6 (3.11%) Informatica
5 6 (3.11%) MuleSoft
5 6 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.11%) Tableau
6 4 (2.07%) Kofax
7 2 (1.04%) Twitter
8 1 (0.52%) Citrix
8 1 (0.52%) VMware
8 1 (0.52%) Zend