Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 79 80
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 22 24 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.79% 1.91% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.97% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 21 20 24
South Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £41,250 £50,250 £62,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -

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 1,189 1,221 1,330
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.75% 97.37% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 941 1,004 1,103
South Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £58,800
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -6 17 £36,250 -19.44% 2
Barnsley - 5 £27,500 -
Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 21 (95.45%) Test Automation
2 14 (63.64%) Selenium
3 11 (50.00%) QA
4 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
4 7 (31.82%) Scrum
5 6 (27.27%) .NET
5 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Load Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
5 6 (27.27%) DevOps
5 6 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (22.73%) SDLC
6 5 (22.73%) ISEB
6 5 (22.73%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
7 4 (18.18%) SQL
8 3 (13.64%) Web Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
9 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (9.09%) Twitter
9 2 (9.09%) Maven
9 2 (9.09%) Ant
10 1 (4.55%) SOAP
10 1 (4.55%) XML
10 1 (4.55%) SOA
10 1 (4.55%) HP

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 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) Ant
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Maven
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.55%) TestComplete
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Test Automation
2 7 (31.82%) Scrum
2 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) DevOps
3 6 (27.27%) Load Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
4 5 (22.73%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Web Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (4.55%) Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (4.55%) SOA
7 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Twitter
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com