Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £50,000 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.

Tester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 128 158
Rank change year-on-year +39 +30 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 142 113 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.86% 2.07% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.95% 2.11% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 124 90 96
Leeds median annual salary £50,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.58% +8.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £29,050 £27,725 £27,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £52,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% +8.57% +9.38%

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% -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 107 (75.35%) Test Automation
2 85 (59.86%) Selenium
3 79 (55.63%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (54.93%) Test Scripting
5 75 (52.82%) Java
6 71 (50.00%) Cucumber
7 65 (45.77%) C#
8 49 (34.51%) WebDriver
9 48 (33.80%) BDD
10 43 (30.28%) TDD
11 37 (26.06%) SDLC
12 34 (23.94%) SQL
13 33 (23.24%) Configuration Management
13 33 (23.24%) GitHub
13 33 (23.24%) Jenkins
13 33 (23.24%) Gherkin
14 29 (20.42%) SpecFlow
15 26 (18.31%) System Integration Testing
16 21 (14.79%) Test Strategy
17 19 (13.38%) Mentoring
17 19 (13.38%) SQL Server
17 19 (13.38%) Manual Testing
18 18 (12.68%) Python
18 18 (12.68%) Finance
19 17 (11.97%) .NET
20 16 (11.27%) Test Management
21 15 (10.56%) Big Data
22 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
23 13 (9.15%) SOAP
23 13 (9.15%) QA

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.23%) Apache Spark
1 6 (4.23%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 33 (23.24%) GitHub
2 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (2.11%) Firewall
2 2 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.56%) Big Data
3 6 (4.23%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.52%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 85 (59.86%) Selenium
2 71 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 49 (34.51%) WebDriver
4 33 (23.24%) Jenkins
5 29 (20.42%) SpecFlow
6 10 (7.04%) SoapUI
7 7 (4.93%) FitNesse
8 6 (4.23%) JBehave
9 5 (3.52%) Appium
10 3 (2.11%) JMeter
10 3 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.41%) Gatling
11 2 (1.41%) JIRA
11 2 (1.41%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.70%) Calabash
12 1 (0.70%) TestComplete
12 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.70%) WatiN
12 1 (0.70%) WATIR
General
1 18 (12.68%) Finance
2 6 (4.23%) Retail
3 1 (0.70%) Billing
3 1 (0.70%) Games
3 1 (0.70%) Law
3 1 (0.70%) Legal
3 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (23.24%) Gherkin
2 17 (11.97%) .NET
3 13 (9.15%) SOAP
4 11 (7.75%) XML
5 6 (4.23%) JRuby
5 6 (4.23%) Kafka
5 6 (4.23%) Web Services
5 6 (4.23%) WSDL
5 6 (4.23%) XSD
6 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.41%) HTML
8 1 (0.70%) Node.js
8 1 (0.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.41%) Fintech
3 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.41%) NHS
4 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.52%) Android
1 5 (3.52%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.41%) Windows
3 1 (0.70%) Linux
3 1 (0.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (75.35%) Test Automation
2 79 (55.63%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (54.93%) Test Scripting
4 48 (33.80%) BDD
5 43 (30.28%) TDD
6 37 (26.06%) SDLC
7 33 (23.24%) Configuration Management
8 26 (18.31%) System Integration Testing
9 21 (14.79%) Test Strategy
10 19 (13.38%) Manual Testing
10 19 (13.38%) Mentoring
11 16 (11.27%) Test Management
12 13 (9.15%) Open Source
13 12 (8.45%) Security Testing
14 11 (7.75%) Regression Testing
14 11 (7.75%) Software Testing
15 10 (7.04%) Artificial Intelligence
15 10 (7.04%) Defect Tracking
16 9 (6.34%) Penetration Testing
16 9 (6.34%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 75 (52.82%) Java
2 65 (45.77%) C#
3 34 (23.94%) SQL
4 18 (12.68%) Python
5 6 (4.23%) Ruby
5 6 (4.23%) Scala
6 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.41%) C++
7 2 (1.41%) PHP
8 1 (0.70%) C
8 1 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (6.34%) Degree
2 8 (5.63%) CREST Certified
3 7 (4.93%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.93%) OSCP
4 6 (4.23%) CEH
4 6 (4.23%) ISEB
4 6 (4.23%) Master's Degree
5 4 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.70%) GIAC
7 1 (0.70%) GPEN
7 1 (0.70%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.15%) QA
2 2 (1.41%) HL7
2 2 (1.41%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.82%) Google
2 4 (2.82%) Twitter
3 3 (2.11%) CheckPoint
3 3 (2.11%) Cisco
4 1 (0.70%) HP
4 1 (0.70%) Telerik