Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

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

Tester
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 111 120
Rank change year-on-year +14 +9 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 102 109 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.50% 2.35% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.42% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 92 93 139
West Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,600 £27,650 £28,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £58,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West 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
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 3,920 4,506 6,658
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 97.24% 97.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3,305 3,817 5,699
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in West Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Tester in West Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Tester in West Yorkshire

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 Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 18 February 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
Leeds +19 85 £37,500 -8.54% 21
Wakefield - 5 £33,500 -
Halifax +12 4 £45,000 - 1
Ilkley +10 4 £30,000 -29.41%
Bradford -10 1 £28,500 -12.31% 2
Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 92 (90.20%) Test Automation
2 59 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (55.88%) Selenium
4 43 (42.16%) C#
5 32 (31.37%) Scrum
5 32 (31.37%) API Testing
6 31 (30.39%) Java
7 29 (28.43%) QA
8 25 (24.51%) Software Testing
9 24 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (22.55%) WebDriver
10 23 (22.55%) .NET
11 22 (21.57%) ISTQB
12 19 (18.63%) Cucumber
12 19 (18.63%) SpecFlow
13 16 (15.69%) SQL
13 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
13 16 (15.69%) SoapUI
13 16 (15.69%) Load Testing
14 15 (14.71%) SDLC
15 14 (13.73%) JMeter
15 14 (13.73%) SOAP
16 13 (12.75%) REST
17 12 (11.76%) Test Strategy
17 12 (11.76%) Finance
17 12 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
17 12 (11.76%) Functional Testing
17 12 (11.76%) User Stories
17 12 (11.76%) SDET
17 12 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.92%) Confluence
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.82%) Azure
2 2 (1.96%) AWS
3 1 (0.98%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (0.98%) IaaS
3 1 (0.98%) PaaS
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.98%) 3G
1 1 (0.98%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 57 (55.88%) Selenium
2 24 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (22.55%) WebDriver
4 19 (18.63%) Cucumber
4 19 (18.63%) SpecFlow
5 16 (15.69%) SoapUI
6 14 (13.73%) JMeter
7 11 (10.78%) JIRA
7 11 (10.78%) Visual Studio
8 9 (8.82%) JUnit
8 9 (8.82%) TestNG
9 7 (6.86%) Jenkins
10 6 (5.88%) Ranorex
11 5 (4.90%) Postman
12 4 (3.92%) Cypress.io
13 3 (2.94%) TeamCity
14 2 (1.96%) Bugzilla
14 2 (1.96%) HP UFT
14 2 (1.96%) Maven
14 2 (1.96%) Protractor
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Legal
3 6 (5.88%) Marketing
4 2 (1.96%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.55%) .NET
2 14 (13.73%) SOAP
3 13 (12.75%) REST
4 5 (4.90%) .NET Core
4 5 (4.90%) HTML
5 4 (3.92%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.92%) Apache Flex
5 4 (3.92%) Nightwatchjs
5 4 (3.92%) Vue.js
6 2 (1.96%) Web Services
7 1 (0.98%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.98%) LAMP
7 1 (0.98%) Laravel
7 1 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.98%) WSDL
7 1 (0.98%) XML
7 1 (0.98%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) User Experience
2 4 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
3 1 (0.98%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.98%) Android
2 1 (0.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (90.20%) Test Automation
2 59 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (31.37%) API Testing
3 32 (31.37%) Scrum
4 25 (24.51%) Software Testing
5 16 (15.69%) Load Testing
6 15 (14.71%) SDLC
7 12 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 12 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (11.76%) SDET
7 12 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 12 (11.76%) User Stories
8 11 (10.78%) Manual Testing
9 8 (7.84%) BDD
9 8 (7.84%) Coaching
9 8 (7.84%) DevOps
10 7 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.86%) Performance Testing
10 7 (6.86%) Test Scripting
11 6 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (42.16%) C#
2 31 (30.39%) Java
3 16 (15.69%) SQL
4 10 (9.80%) Python
5 7 (6.86%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.96%) Ruby
7 1 (0.98%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (21.57%) ISTQB
2 12 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (7.84%) ISEB
4 6 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.98%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.98%) OSCP
5 1 (0.98%) PCI QSA
5 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (28.43%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) NCSC
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.90%) New Relic
3 2 (1.96%) CA
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle