The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
Rank 149 163 165
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 14 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.54% 0.31% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.32% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 21
Median salary £30,000 £33,750 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +0.74%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,250 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,350 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2527 3168 3603
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.34% 96.67% 97.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2226 2608 2889
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Leeds

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) C#
4 8 (47.06%) Web Services
4 8 (47.06%) ISEB
4 8 (47.06%) Telerik
4 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
4 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Java
6 6 (35.29%) OOD
6 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
6 6 (35.29%) MSTest
6 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
6 6 (35.29%) Ranorex
7 5 (29.41%) Automation Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Scrum
8 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 3 (17.65%) SDET
9 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Selenium
9 2 (11.76%) QA
9 2 (11.76%) User Stories
9 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
9 2 (11.76%) BDD
9 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Finance
9 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
9 2 (11.76%) SOAP
9 2 (11.76%) Software Testing

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MSTest
1 6 (35.29%) Ranorex
1 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) Appium
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) WSDL
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
3 6 (35.29%) OOD
4 5 (29.41%) Automation Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.88%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) C#
3 7 (41.18%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ISEB
1 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SDET
2 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Telerik
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft