Period
to 22 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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

Tester
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 81 77
Rank change year-on-year +31 -4 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 9 18 22
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.83% 1.87% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.94% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 13 16 21
Median annual salary £50,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.85% -7.14% -22.22%
10th Percentile £31,400 £25,625 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £44,375 £41,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire. 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
South Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in South Yorkshire with a recognized job title 478 926 1,180
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.35% 95.96% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 395 790 937
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,001 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.75% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £29,300 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in South Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Tester in South Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Tester in South Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Tester in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Tester in South Yorkshire

Tester
Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +22 5 £50,000 +42.86% 2
Rotherham - 4 £34,314 -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) User Stories
3 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) API Development
3 4 (44.44%) Epics
4 3 (33.33%) Use Case
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) NHS
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) PHP
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Law
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
6 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (11.11%) API Testing

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) User Stories
3 4 (44.44%) API Development
3 4 (44.44%) Epics
3 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Use Case
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
6 1 (11.11%) API Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle