Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £28,750 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Software Tester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 234 245
Rank change year-on-year +25 +11 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 2 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.16% 0.037% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.037% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 14
Leeds median annual salary £28,750 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.54% +8.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £22,650 £31,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £36,375 £33,750 £34,700
West Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% +25.00%

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 4817 5347 6793
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.06% 98.02% 97.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4075 4614 5470
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,000 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Leeds

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Leeds

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Leeds over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Software 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 Software Tester in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Telerik
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 1 (12.50%) Twitter
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (12.50%) User Experience
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Google
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis

Software 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Google
1 1 (12.50%) Telerik
1 1 (12.50%) Twitter