The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Software Tester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 158 169
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.080% 0.17% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.18% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 14
Median salary £25,000 £30,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.03% +1.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +4.61% +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 2443 2806 3233
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.18% 97.97% 98.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2020 2335 2559
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) Scenario Testing
4 8 (53.33%) C#
4 8 (53.33%) Telerik
4 8 (53.33%) ISTQB
5 7 (46.67%) Web Services
5 7 (46.67%) ISEB
6 6 (40.00%) OOD
6 6 (40.00%) Java
6 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (40.00%) MSTest
6 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
6 6 (40.00%) Ranorex
7 4 (26.67%) Scrum
8 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Finance
9 2 (13.33%) User Stories
9 2 (13.33%) QA
9 2 (13.33%) SDET
10 1 (6.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
10 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
10 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
10 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
10 1 (6.67%) Selenium

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MSTest
1 6 (40.00%) Ranorex
1 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Scenario Testing
3 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (40.00%) OOD
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (13.33%) SDET
7 2 (13.33%) User Stories
8 1 (6.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) C#
3 6 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (46.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Telerik