The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 165 197 198
Rank change year-on-year +32 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 15 15 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.42% 0.34% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.35% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 23
Median salary £30,000 £30,500 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.63% -2.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3525 4300 4975
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.84% 96.83% 97.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3127 3563 3979
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,200 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in West Yorkshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in West Yorkshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +22 13 £30,000 -11.11%
Batley - 1 £35,000 -
Bradford - 1 £30,000 -
Software Tester
Yorkshire

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Software 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 9 (47.37%) C#
4 8 (42.11%) Web Services
4 8 (42.11%) ISEB
4 8 (42.11%) Telerik
4 8 (42.11%) ISTQB
4 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (36.84%) MSTest
5 7 (36.84%) Java
6 6 (31.58%) OOD
6 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
6 6 (31.58%) SoapUI
6 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Ranorex
7 5 (26.32%) Scrum
8 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
9 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
9 3 (15.79%) QA
9 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Finance
9 3 (15.79%) SDET
10 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
10 2 (10.53%) User Stories
10 2 (10.53%) SOAP
10 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
10 2 (10.53%) .NET
10 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
10 2 (10.53%) BDD

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MSTest
2 6 (31.58%) Ranorex
2 6 (31.58%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) Appium
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.26%) React
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) WSDL
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
3 6 (31.58%) OOD
4 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.53%) User Stories
8 1 (5.26%) API Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.26%) TDD
8 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
8 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
8 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) ISEB
1 8 (42.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
1 3 (15.79%) SDET
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Telerik
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft