The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Software Tester
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 186 196
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 13 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.23% 0.34% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.34% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 17
Median salary £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -8.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +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 3465 3797 4540
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.55% 98.11% 98.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2898 3223 3634
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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
Ilkley 0 5 £32,500 +18.18%
Leeds +6 2 £25,000 -18.03%
Otley +5 1 - -
Software Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) ISTQB
4 12 (52.17%) ISEB
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (39.13%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (34.78%) Telerik
7 8 (34.78%) C#
8 7 (30.43%) Web Services
8 7 (30.43%) MSTest
9 6 (26.09%) SoapUI
9 6 (26.09%) Ranorex
9 6 (26.09%) Java
9 6 (26.09%) OOD
9 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
10 5 (21.74%) Black-Box Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
10 5 (21.74%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (17.39%) Scrum
12 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
12 3 (13.04%) QA
12 3 (13.04%) Finance
13 2 (8.70%) SDET
13 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
13 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
13 2 (8.70%) User Stories
13 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
14 1 (4.35%) JIRA

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MSTest
2 6 (26.09%) Ranorex
2 6 (26.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Scenario Testing
3 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
4 6 (26.09%) OOD
5 5 (21.74%) Black-Box Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
6 4 (17.39%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.70%) SDET
8 2 (8.70%) User Stories
9 1 (4.35%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 1 (4.35%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) ISTQB
2 12 (52.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Telerik
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
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