Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 150 153
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 230 211 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.21% 1.98% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 2.15% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 164 181 253
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,500 £43,750
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 9,551 9,792 11,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 91.96% 91.78% 89.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8,112 8,475 9,307
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,200 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +7 164 £40,000 - 15
South Yorkshire +33 37 £42,500 +33.86% 6
North Yorkshire +14 33 £25,000 -23.08% 3
East Yorkshire +3 5 £35,000 +16.67%
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 151 (65.65%) Test Automation
2 139 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (43.04%) Selenium
4 73 (31.74%) Finance
5 68 (29.57%) Test Scripting
6 52 (22.61%) ISTQB
7 51 (22.17%) SQL
8 47 (20.43%) ISEB
9 45 (19.57%) Java
10 44 (19.13%) BDD
11 43 (18.70%) C#
11 43 (18.70%) Retail
12 41 (17.83%) TDD
13 39 (16.96%) JIRA
14 36 (15.65%) QA
15 35 (15.22%) Python
16 34 (14.78%) Scrum
16 34 (14.78%) Team Foundation Server
17 33 (14.35%) Software Engineering
18 31 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
18 31 (13.48%) Cucumber
19 30 (13.04%) Waterfall
20 29 (12.61%) Ranorex
20 29 (12.61%) Microsoft
20 29 (12.61%) Mentoring
21 28 (12.17%) SQL Server
22 27 (11.74%) WebDriver
23 25 (10.87%) Degree
24 24 (10.43%) SoapUI
24 24 (10.43%) Business Intelligence

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 (0.87%) Confluence
2 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.48%) G Suite
1 8 (3.48%) Office 365
1 8 (3.48%) Slack
2 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.74%) GitHub
4 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.30%) HTTP
2 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.39%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (2.61%) QlikView
3 6 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 99 (43.04%) Selenium
2 39 (16.96%) JIRA
3 34 (14.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (13.48%) Cucumber
5 29 (12.61%) Ranorex
6 27 (11.74%) WebDriver
7 24 (10.43%) SoapUI
8 23 (10.00%) Jenkins
9 22 (9.57%) Git (software)
10 21 (9.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (6.96%) Buildbot
12 15 (6.52%) Bugzilla
13 14 (6.09%) Subversion
14 13 (5.65%) Appium
15 12 (5.22%) JMeter
16 10 (4.35%) Gatling
17 9 (3.91%) NeoLoad
17 9 (3.91%) WATIR
17 9 (3.91%) WebLOAD
18 6 (2.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 73 (31.74%) Finance
2 43 (18.70%) Retail
3 15 (6.52%) Legal
4 8 (3.48%) Marketing
5 6 (2.61%) Games
6 4 (1.74%) Advertising
7 3 (1.30%) Law
8 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 95 (41.30%) Analyst
2 87 (37.83%) Test Analyst
3 57 (24.78%) Tester
4 40 (17.39%) Software Tester
5 28 (12.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 24 (10.43%) Developer
7 22 (9.57%) Test Leader
8 21 (9.13%) Automation Test Lead
9 20 (8.70%) Test Engineer
10 19 (8.26%) Consultant
10 19 (8.26%) Junior
11 18 (7.83%) Developer in Test
12 16 (6.96%) Automation Tester
12 16 (6.96%) Graduate
12 16 (6.96%) Software Analyst
12 16 (6.96%) Software Test Analyst
13 14 (6.09%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (6.09%) Senior Test Analyst
13 14 (6.09%) Test Consultant
14 13 (5.65%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.13%) .NET
2 14 (6.09%) XML
3 11 (4.78%) Web Services
4 10 (4.35%) SOAP
5 7 (3.04%) HTML
6 6 (2.61%) CSS
7 5 (2.17%) Entity Framework
7 5 (2.17%) WSDL
7 5 (2.17%) XSD
8 4 (1.74%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.74%) Node.js
9 3 (1.30%) JSON
10 2 (0.87%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.87%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.87%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (0.87%) LINQ
10 2 (0.87%) Spine.js
11 1 (0.43%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.22%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.74%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.74%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.30%) NHS
5 3 (1.30%) W3C
6 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.43%) 3D Printing
7 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.48%) Windows
2 6 (2.61%) Linux
3 2 (0.87%) Unix
4 1 (0.43%) Android
4 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (65.65%) Test Automation
2 139 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (29.57%) Test Scripting
4 44 (19.13%) BDD
5 41 (17.83%) TDD
6 34 (14.78%) Scrum
7 33 (14.35%) Software Engineering
8 31 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 30 (13.04%) Waterfall
10 29 (12.61%) Mentoring
11 24 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (10.43%) Scenario Testing
12 23 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (9.13%) Kanban
13 21 (9.13%) Manual Testing
14 20 (8.70%) Functional Testing
15 19 (8.26%) Test Management
15 19 (8.26%) Test Strategy
16 18 (7.83%) DSDM
17 17 (7.39%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (22.17%) SQL
2 45 (19.57%) Java
3 43 (18.70%) C#
4 35 (15.22%) Python
5 22 (9.57%) JavaScript
5 22 (9.57%) Ruby
6 19 (8.26%) C++
7 18 (7.83%) C
8 16 (6.96%) PHP
8 16 (6.96%) Scala
9 10 (4.35%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.43%) Groovy
10 1 (0.43%) Perl
10 1 (0.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 52 (22.61%) ISTQB
2 47 (20.43%) ISEB
3 25 (10.87%) Degree
4 14 (6.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (15.65%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.74%) Docker
2 3 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.74%) Puppet
3 3 (1.30%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 29 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.70%) Google
3 13 (5.65%) HP
3 13 (5.65%) Perforce
4 8 (3.48%) Twitter
5 7 (3.04%) Capita
6 5 (2.17%) JDA
7 4 (1.74%) Virgin Media
8 2 (0.87%) Atlassian