Period
to 19 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 141 83
Rank change year-on-year +54 -58 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 21 70 179
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.39% 1.59% 3.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.63% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 25 57 161
Median annual salary £50,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.48% +3.75% -12.09%
10th Percentile £29,850 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £58,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -5.88%

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 1,464 4,303 5,671
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.15% 97.57% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,285 3,593 4,727
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in West Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Tester in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Tester in West Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Tester in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 September 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 +59 14 £50,000 +19.05% 5
Halifax +10 3 £55,000 +22.22%
Wakefield +24 2 £31,500 +8.62%
Bradford +14 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) Selenium
2 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (61.90%) C#
4 12 (57.14%) Java
5 5 (23.81%) API Testing
6 4 (19.05%) User Stories
6 4 (19.05%) BDD
6 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (19.05%) Python
6 4 (19.05%) Epics
6 4 (19.05%) API Development
7 3 (14.29%) Microservices
7 3 (14.29%) TDD
7 3 (14.29%) JIRA
7 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
7 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
7 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 2 (9.52%) Build Automation
8 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.52%) Apache Flex
8 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
8 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
8 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
8 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.52%) Scrum
8 2 (9.52%) Finance

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 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.52%) Postman
3 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.76%) Cypress.io
4 1 (4.76%) Gatling
4 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.76%) JMeter
4 1 (4.76%) REST Assured
4 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.76%) TestCafe
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Flex
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) Node.js
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) API Testing
4 4 (19.05%) API Development
4 4 (19.05%) BDD
4 4 (19.05%) Epics
4 4 (19.05%) User Stories
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Microservices
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
5 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.52%) Build Automation
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.76%) Open Source
7 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) C#
2 12 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) SQL
5 1 (4.76%) COBOL
5 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle