The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Rank 98 126 130
Rank change year-on-year +28 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 64 58 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.47% 1.76% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 1.82% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 58 51 54
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 3193 3600
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.34% 96.73% 97.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2227 2616 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%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Leeds

Tester
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Tester in Leeds

Tester
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Leeds over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Leeds

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 80 (56.34%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (50.00%) C#
3 63 (44.37%) Java
4 62 (43.66%) Test Scripting
5 60 (42.25%) Selenium
6 47 (33.10%) Cucumber
7 43 (30.28%) BDD
7 43 (30.28%) Automation Testing
8 40 (28.17%) TDD
9 38 (26.76%) ISTQB
10 33 (23.24%) WebDriver
11 31 (21.83%) Test Automation
12 30 (21.13%) SDLC
12 30 (21.13%) SQL
13 29 (20.42%) Python
13 29 (20.42%) Automated Testing
14 26 (18.31%) System Integration Testing
15 25 (17.61%) ISEB
15 25 (17.61%) Configuration Management
15 25 (17.61%) Finance
16 21 (14.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 20 (14.08%) Gherkin
18 19 (13.38%) Jenkins
18 19 (13.38%) CREST Certified
18 19 (13.38%) .NET
18 19 (13.38%) Ruby
19 18 (12.68%) Penetration Testing
19 18 (12.68%) QA
19 18 (12.68%) Scrum
20 17 (11.97%) PHP

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.11%) IIS
2 1 (0.70%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.34%) HTTP
2 8 (5.63%) Network Security
2 8 (5.63%) Wireless
2 8 (5.63%) Wireless Security
3 3 (2.11%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.41%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 60 (42.25%) Selenium
2 47 (33.10%) Cucumber
3 33 (23.24%) WebDriver
4 19 (13.38%) Jenkins
5 14 (9.86%) SoapUI
6 13 (9.15%) JMeter
7 12 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (7.04%) eggPlant
9 6 (4.23%) MSTest
9 6 (4.23%) Ranorex
10 4 (2.82%) RSpec
10 4 (2.82%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.11%) Burp Suite
11 3 (2.11%) JIRA
11 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.41%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.41%) HP UFT
13 1 (0.70%) Appium
13 1 (0.70%) Gatling
13 1 (0.70%) Selenium IDE
General
1 25 (17.61%) Finance
2 7 (4.93%) Publishing
3 4 (2.82%) Advertising
3 4 (2.82%) Retail
4 2 (1.41%) Banking
4 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.08%) Gherkin
2 19 (13.38%) .NET
3 8 (5.63%) Web Services
4 7 (4.93%) XML
5 6 (4.23%) SOAP
6 5 (3.52%) HTML
7 4 (2.82%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.82%) CSS
7 4 (2.82%) JSON
8 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.70%) REST
9 1 (0.70%) WSDL
9 1 (0.70%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.45%) CESG
2 10 (7.04%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.93%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.70%) NHS
6 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.27%) Unix
1 16 (11.27%) Windows
2 5 (3.52%) Linux
3 3 (2.11%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (56.34%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (43.66%) Test Scripting
3 43 (30.28%) Automation Testing
3 43 (30.28%) BDD
4 40 (28.17%) TDD
5 31 (21.83%) Test Automation
6 30 (21.13%) SDLC
7 29 (20.42%) Automated Testing
8 26 (18.31%) System Integration Testing
9 25 (17.61%) Configuration Management
10 18 (12.68%) Penetration Testing
10 18 (12.68%) Scrum
11 15 (10.56%) Performance Testing
12 14 (9.86%) Functional Testing
12 14 (9.86%) Information Security
13 12 (8.45%) Software Testing
14 11 (7.75%) Cybersecurity
15 10 (7.04%) Manual Testing
15 10 (7.04%) Test Strategy
15 10 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (50.00%) C#
2 63 (44.37%) Java
3 30 (21.13%) SQL
4 29 (20.42%) Python
5 19 (13.38%) Ruby
6 17 (11.97%) C
6 17 (11.97%) C++
6 17 (11.97%) PHP
7 15 (10.56%) Perl
8 9 (6.34%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.93%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (26.76%) ISTQB
2 25 (17.61%) ISEB
3 21 (14.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (13.38%) CREST Certified
5 17 (11.97%) Degree
6 16 (11.27%) Security Cleared
7 12 (8.45%) SC Cleared
8 8 (5.63%) OSCP
9 7 (4.93%) CHECK Team Leader
9 7 (4.93%) CHECK Team Member
10 6 (4.23%) CEH
11 4 (2.82%) CISA
11 4 (2.82%) CISSP
12 3 (2.11%) Tigerscheme
13 1 (0.70%) CPTE
13 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.68%) QA
2 4 (2.82%) SDET
3 1 (0.70%) HL7
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 3 (2.11%) Nessus
1 3 (2.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (6.34%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.63%) Telerik
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle
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