Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Tester
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 223 259
Rank change year-on-year +45 +36 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 34 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.72% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.29% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 32 14 10
Leeds median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +32.53% +18.57%
West Yorkshire median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +32.53% +18.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Leeds
Permanent vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 4,631 5,139 6,627
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.54% 97.77% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3,940 4,435 5,440
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,675 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.44% +2.50%

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Senior Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in Leeds

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester in Leeds.

Salary trend for Senior Tester in Leeds

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in Leeds over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in Leeds

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Senior Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 33 (97.06%) Test Automation
2 30 (88.24%) Selenium
3 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (73.53%) Cucumber
5 23 (67.65%) Java
6 21 (61.76%) C#
6 21 (61.76%) WebDriver
6 21 (61.76%) Test Scripting
6 21 (61.76%) BDD
7 19 (55.88%) GitHub
7 19 (55.88%) Jenkins
7 19 (55.88%) Gherkin
7 19 (55.88%) System Integration Testing
7 19 (55.88%) SDLC
7 19 (55.88%) Configuration Management
7 19 (55.88%) TDD
8 6 (17.65%) SQL
8 6 (17.65%) .NET
9 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
10 4 (11.76%) SpecFlow
10 4 (11.76%) CREST Certified
10 4 (11.76%) Web Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Finance
10 4 (11.76%) Retail
10 4 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (8.82%) Security Testing
11 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
11 3 (8.82%) CEH
11 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
11 3 (8.82%) Degree

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Cloud Services
1 19 (55.88%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (88.24%) Selenium
2 25 (73.53%) Cucumber
3 21 (61.76%) WebDriver
4 19 (55.88%) Jenkins
5 4 (11.76%) SpecFlow
6 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.88%) Appium
7 2 (5.88%) FitNesse
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
1 4 (11.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) Gherkin
2 6 (17.65%) .NET
3 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (97.06%) Test Automation
2 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (61.76%) BDD
3 21 (61.76%) Test Scripting
4 19 (55.88%) Configuration Management
4 19 (55.88%) SDLC
4 19 (55.88%) System Integration Testing
4 19 (55.88%) TDD
5 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
6 4 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Web Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Information Security
7 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Scrum
7 3 (8.82%) Security Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.88%) OO
8 2 (5.88%) OOP
8 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) Java
2 21 (61.76%) C#
3 6 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) CREST Certified
2 3 (8.82%) CEH
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) Master's Degree
2 3 (8.82%) OSCP
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Google
2 2 (5.88%) Twitter