Period
to 23 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £36,250 in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 86 78
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 25 30 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.95% 2.16% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 2.22% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 24 27 37
South Yorkshire median annual salary £36,250 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.44% +20.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,750 £26,050
90th Percentile £42,125 £50,000 £59,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% +7.69%

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 1,246 1,353 1,403
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.96% 97.62% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,056 1,136 1,189
South Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in South Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Tester in South Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 2018. 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 -2 19 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Barnsley - 5 £27,500 - 2
Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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 24 (96.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (84.00%) Selenium
3 13 (52.00%) Test Strategy
4 10 (40.00%) Scrum
5 9 (36.00%) .NET
5 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (32.00%) Java
6 8 (32.00%) SDLC
7 6 (24.00%) SQL
7 6 (24.00%) ISEB
7 6 (24.00%) Software Testing
7 6 (24.00%) QA
8 5 (20.00%) Web Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
9 4 (16.00%) C#
9 4 (16.00%) Twitter
9 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
10 3 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (8.00%) Ant
11 2 (8.00%) Maven
11 2 (8.00%) JIRA
11 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
11 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
11 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
11 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
12 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
12 1 (4.00%) BDD
12 1 (4.00%) RESTful

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:

Development Applications
1 21 (84.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.00%) Ant
3 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.00%) JIRA
3 2 (8.00%) Maven
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (52.00%) Test Strategy
3 10 (40.00%) Scrum
4 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (32.00%) SDLC
6 6 (24.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Web Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.00%) Acceptance Criteria
9 1 (4.00%) BDD
9 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (4.00%) SOA
9 1 (4.00%) TDD
9 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Twitter
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com