The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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

Tester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 102 148
Rank change year-on-year +21 +46  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 70 62 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.78% 2.18% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 2.23% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 56 51 31
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +7.69%  
10th Percentile £27,125 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £43,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +21.42% -  

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 2786 3278
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.10% 97.96% 97.97%
Number of salaries quoted 7902 10502 11809
Leeds median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 104 (79.39%) Test Automation
2 80 (61.07%) Test Scripting
3 74 (56.49%) Selenium
3 74 (56.49%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (48.09%) C#
5 61 (46.56%) Java
6 46 (35.11%) Cucumber
7 43 (32.82%) SDLC
8 41 (31.30%) BDD
9 39 (29.77%) WebDriver
10 34 (25.95%) TDD
10 34 (25.95%) Configuration Management
11 30 (22.90%) System Integration Testing
11 30 (22.90%) Jenkins
12 28 (21.37%) Gherkin
12 28 (21.37%) ISTQB
13 26 (19.85%) GitHub
14 23 (17.56%) Software Testing
15 21 (16.03%) SQL
16 20 (15.27%) QA
17 18 (13.74%) SoapUI
17 18 (13.74%) Python
17 18 (13.74%) Regression Testing
18 17 (12.98%) Mentoring
19 15 (11.45%) ISEB
19 15 (11.45%) User Acceptance Testing
20 14 (10.69%) Manual Testing
20 14 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
20 14 (10.69%) Finance
20 14 (10.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 4 (3.05%) IIS
2 2 (1.53%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.82%) HTTP
2 2 (1.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.29%) Big Data
3 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 74 (56.49%) Selenium
2 46 (35.11%) Cucumber
3 39 (29.77%) WebDriver
4 30 (22.90%) Jenkins
5 18 (13.74%) SoapUI
6 14 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (4.58%) JMeter
7 6 (4.58%) MSTest
7 6 (4.58%) Ranorex
7 6 (4.58%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.82%) Gatling
8 5 (3.82%) JIRA
9 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.05%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.29%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.53%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.53%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.53%) RSpec
11 2 (1.53%) TestComplete
11 2 (1.53%) WatiN
General
1 14 (10.69%) Finance
2 4 (3.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.53%) Banking
3 2 (1.53%) Games
3 2 (1.53%) Retail
3 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.76%) Billing
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.37%) Gherkin
2 13 (9.92%) .NET
3 7 (5.34%) Web Services
4 6 (4.58%) SOAP
5 4 (3.05%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.05%) XML
6 2 (1.53%) CSS
6 2 (1.53%) HTML
6 2 (1.53%) JRuby
6 2 (1.53%) Kafka
6 2 (1.53%) Node.js
6 2 (1.53%) REST
7 1 (0.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.34%) NHS
2 4 (3.05%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.05%) Fintech
2 4 (3.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.29%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.53%) Linux
1 2 (1.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (79.39%) Test Automation
2 80 (61.07%) Test Scripting
3 74 (56.49%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (32.82%) SDLC
5 41 (31.30%) BDD
6 34 (25.95%) Configuration Management
6 34 (25.95%) TDD
7 30 (22.90%) System Integration Testing
8 23 (17.56%) Software Testing
9 18 (13.74%) Regression Testing
10 17 (12.98%) Mentoring
11 15 (11.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (10.69%) Manual Testing
13 13 (9.92%) Test Management
14 12 (9.16%) Scenario Testing
14 12 (9.16%) Scrum
15 10 (7.63%) Non-Functional Testing
15 10 (7.63%) Test Strategy
16 9 (6.87%) Defect Tracking
16 9 (6.87%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (48.09%) C#
2 61 (46.56%) Java
3 21 (16.03%) SQL
4 18 (13.74%) Python
5 4 (3.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.05%) PHP
5 4 (3.05%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.29%) Perl
7 2 (1.53%) Ruby
7 2 (1.53%) Scala
8 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (21.37%) ISTQB
2 15 (11.45%) ISEB
3 14 (10.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.05%) Degree
5 3 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.76%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (0.76%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.27%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) HL7
2 3 (2.29%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (6.11%) Telerik
2 6 (4.58%) Microsoft
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