Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 92 88
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 -24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 202 65 264
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.01% 2.41% 3.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 2.56% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 119 61 170
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,214 £35,000 £32,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
75th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £70,000 " £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

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 6,317 2,535 6,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 94.14% 93.82% 91.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4,797 2,223 5,152
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,250 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% -

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -8 122 £42,500 -5.56% 25
South Yorkshire -8 48 £42,500 +25.00% 5
North Yorkshire -10 26 £47,500 +5.56% 8
East Yorkshire - 10 £46,500 - 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 142 (70.30%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (66.34%) Test Automation
3 60 (29.70%) QA
4 54 (26.73%) Java
5 53 (26.24%) Selenium
5 53 (26.24%) DevOps
6 50 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (24.75%) Scrum
7 49 (24.26%) C#
8 45 (22.28%) Mentoring
9 44 (21.78%) Software Engineering
10 43 (21.29%) Integration Testing
11 38 (18.81%) Azure
11 38 (18.81%) Python
11 38 (18.81%) Social Skills
12 37 (18.32%) Validation
13 35 (17.33%) HTTP
14 34 (16.83%) Manual Testing
14 34 (16.83%) Computer Science
15 32 (15.84%) C++
16 31 (15.35%) Telecoms
16 31 (15.35%) Postman
17 30 (14.85%) Broadband
17 30 (14.85%) C
18 28 (13.86%) Test Scripting
18 28 (13.86%) SDLC
19 27 (13.37%) 802.1X
19 27 (13.37%) MQTT
19 27 (13.37%) Kibana
19 27 (13.37%) Graylog

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 4 (1.98%) Confluence
2 1 (0.50%) Camunda
2 1 (0.50%) Mailman
2 1 (0.50%) nginx
2 1 (0.50%) SAS
2 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 38 (18.81%) Azure
2 8 (3.96%) GitHub
3 4 (1.98%) AWS
4 3 (1.49%) GCP
5 2 (0.99%) Azure App Service
5 2 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.99%) GitHub Actions
5 2 (0.99%) SaaS
5 2 (0.99%) Serverless
6 1 (0.50%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.50%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Linode
6 1 (0.50%) Matillion
6 1 (0.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.33%) HTTP
2 30 (14.85%) Broadband
3 27 (13.37%) 802.11
3 27 (13.37%) Ethernet
3 27 (13.37%) HTTPS
3 27 (13.37%) MQTT
3 27 (13.37%) STUN
3 27 (13.37%) TCP/IP
3 27 (13.37%) Wi-Fi
3 27 (13.37%) Wireless
3 27 (13.37%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.98%) VoIP
5 2 (0.99%) Internet
6 1 (0.50%) DNS
6 1 (0.50%) Firewall
6 1 (0.50%) Network Security
6 1 (0.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.99%) MySQL
4 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.50%) Metadata
5 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (26.24%) Selenium
2 31 (15.35%) Postman
3 21 (10.40%) Appium
3 21 (10.40%) JIRA
4 15 (7.43%) Katalon Studio
4 15 (7.43%) SoapUI
5 14 (6.93%) WebDriver
6 13 (6.44%) Jenkins
7 11 (5.45%) Cucumber
7 11 (5.45%) SpecFlow
8 7 (3.47%) Gatling
8 7 (3.47%) Git (software)
8 7 (3.47%) JMeter
9 5 (2.48%) CircleCI
9 5 (2.48%) Cypress.io
10 4 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.98%) TestComplete
11 3 (1.49%) GitLab
11 3 (1.49%) NeoLoad
11 3 (1.49%) TestCafe
General
1 38 (18.81%) Social Skills
2 31 (15.35%) Telecoms
3 17 (8.42%) Finance
4 13 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.47%) Games
5 7 (3.47%) Retail
6 5 (2.48%) Marketing
7 4 (1.98%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.49%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.49%) Local Government
9 2 (0.99%) Law
9 2 (0.99%) Legal
9 2 (0.99%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.99%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.50%) Automotive
10 1 (0.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (18.81%) Automation Engineer
2 33 (16.34%) Systems Engineer
3 31 (15.35%) Analyst
3 31 (15.35%) Tester
4 27 (13.37%) Software Engineer
5 26 (12.87%) Test Engineer
5 26 (12.87%) Validation Engineer
5 26 (12.87%) Wireless Engineer
6 25 (12.38%) Developer
7 22 (10.89%) Software Tester
8 21 (10.40%) Test Analyst
9 19 (9.41%) QA Engineer
10 16 (7.92%) Software Test Engineer
11 14 (6.93%) Automation Tester
12 11 (5.45%) Java Engineer
12 11 (5.45%) Java Software Engineer
13 10 (4.95%) Business Analyst
13 10 (4.95%) Lead Developer
14 9 (4.46%) Senior Java Engineer
14 9 (4.46%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.37%) 802.1X
1 27 (13.37%) XMPP
2 25 (12.38%) Spring
3 18 (8.91%) Kafka
4 17 (8.42%) .NET
5 15 (7.43%) Spring Boot
6 14 (6.93%) HTML
6 14 (6.93%) Node.js
7 11 (5.45%) WebdriverIO
8 9 (4.46%) React
9 8 (3.96%) CSS
9 8 (3.96%) Web Services
10 7 (3.47%) XML
11 6 (2.97%) .NET Core
11 6 (2.97%) JSON
11 6 (2.97%) REST
12 5 (2.48%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.98%) AngularJS
13 4 (1.98%) Gherkin
13 4 (1.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.38%) Mobile App
2 8 (3.96%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (3.47%) Life Science
4 6 (2.97%) User Experience
5 5 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.98%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.49%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.49%) Social Media
8 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.50%) EPoS
9 1 (0.50%) Legacy Systems
9 1 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.41%) Apple iOS
2 17 (8.42%) Android
3 5 (2.48%) Windows
4 4 (1.98%) Linux
5 1 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (70.30%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (66.34%) Test Automation
3 53 (26.24%) DevOps
4 50 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (24.75%) Scrum
5 45 (22.28%) Mentoring
6 44 (21.78%) Software Engineering
7 43 (21.29%) Integration Testing
8 37 (18.32%) Validation
9 34 (16.83%) Computer Science
9 34 (16.83%) Manual Testing
10 28 (13.86%) SDLC
10 28 (13.86%) Test Scripting
11 27 (13.37%) Performance Measurement
12 24 (11.88%) Test Strategy
13 19 (9.41%) Performance Testing
14 18 (8.91%) BDD
14 18 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (8.91%) Regression Testing
15 16 (7.92%) Product Backlog
Programming Languages
1 54 (26.73%) Java
2 49 (24.26%) C#
3 38 (18.81%) Python
4 32 (15.84%) C++
5 30 (14.85%) C
6 23 (11.39%) SQL
7 19 (9.41%) JavaScript
8 14 (6.93%) Apple Swift
8 14 (6.93%) Kotlin
9 10 (4.95%) Objective-C
10 6 (2.97%) Java 8
11 5 (2.48%) PHP
12 3 (1.49%) Ruby
12 3 (1.49%) Scala
12 3 (1.49%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.99%) Java 11
13 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.99%) VB
14 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (11.39%) ISTQB
2 16 (7.92%) Degree
3 7 (3.47%) ISEB
4 4 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.50%) HND
6 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (29.70%) QA
2 9 (4.46%) Accessibility
3 7 (3.47%) IEC 62304
3 7 (3.47%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.50%) GLP
System Software
1 9 (4.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (13.37%) Graylog
1 27 (13.37%) Kibana
2 16 (7.92%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.50%) Ansible
3 1 (0.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 8 (3.96%) Microsoft
1 8 (3.96%) Oracle
2 4 (1.98%) BroadSoft
2 4 (1.98%) Cisco
3 3 (1.49%) Google
4 2 (0.99%) Atlassian
4 2 (0.99%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (0.99%) SAP
5 1 (0.50%) ANSYS
5 1 (0.50%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.50%) HP
5 1 (0.50%) IBM
5 1 (0.50%) Xamarin