The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 130 147
Rank change year-on-year +27 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 87 73 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.48% 1.85% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 1.88% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 68 49 46
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

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 3417 3878 4508
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.54% 98.10% 98.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2855 3277 3615
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%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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
Leeds +13 69 £47,500 +26.66% 8
Ilkley +1 5 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Wakefield +6 3 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Halifax - 3 £27,500 -
Otley +5 1 - -
Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 124 (77.02%) Test Automation
2 85 (52.80%) Test Scripting
3 84 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (49.07%) Selenium
5 71 (44.10%) Java
6 62 (38.51%) C#
7 46 (28.57%) Cucumber
8 43 (26.71%) BDD
8 43 (26.71%) SDLC
9 40 (24.84%) WebDriver
10 34 (21.12%) ISTQB
11 33 (20.50%) TDD
11 33 (20.50%) Configuration Management
12 31 (19.25%) System Integration Testing
13 29 (18.01%) Jenkins
14 27 (16.77%) Gherkin
14 27 (16.77%) Software Testing
15 25 (15.53%) QA
15 25 (15.53%) GitHub
16 22 (13.66%) SQL
17 21 (13.04%) ISEB
17 21 (13.04%) SoapUI
18 20 (12.42%) Python
19 19 (11.80%) Mentoring
20 18 (11.18%) Finance
21 17 (10.56%) Regression Testing
22 15 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
23 14 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
23 14 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 14 (8.70%) Test Management

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 (2.48%) IIS
2 2 (1.24%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.07%) HTTP
2 8 (4.97%) Firewall
2 8 (4.97%) Wireless
2 8 (4.97%) Wireless Security
2 8 (4.97%) Wireshark
3 5 (3.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.24%) Big Data
2 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 79 (49.07%) Selenium
2 46 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 40 (24.84%) WebDriver
4 29 (18.01%) Jenkins
5 21 (13.04%) SoapUI
6 14 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (5.59%) MSTest
8 8 (4.97%) Burp Suite
9 7 (4.35%) JMeter
10 6 (3.73%) Ranorex
11 5 (3.11%) Gatling
11 5 (3.11%) JIRA
12 4 (2.48%) Git (software)
12 4 (2.48%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.86%) Appium
13 3 (1.86%) LoadRunner
13 3 (1.86%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.24%) Eclipse
14 2 (1.24%) HP UFT
14 2 (1.24%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (11.18%) Finance
2 8 (4.97%) Publishing
3 4 (2.48%) Legal
3 4 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.24%) Banking
4 2 (1.24%) Games
4 2 (1.24%) Retail
4 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.62%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.77%) Gherkin
2 14 (8.70%) .NET
3 7 (4.35%) Web Services
4 5 (3.11%) SOAP
5 4 (2.48%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.48%) XML
6 2 (1.24%) CSS
6 2 (1.24%) HTML
6 2 (1.24%) JRuby
6 2 (1.24%) Kafka
6 2 (1.24%) Node.js
6 2 (1.24%) REST
7 1 (0.62%) React
7 1 (0.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.35%) NHS
2 4 (2.48%) Driving Licence
2 4 (2.48%) Fintech
2 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.48%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.86%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.83%) Windows
2 10 (6.21%) Unix
3 2 (1.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (77.02%) Test Automation
2 85 (52.80%) Test Scripting
3 84 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (26.71%) BDD
4 43 (26.71%) SDLC
5 33 (20.50%) Configuration Management
5 33 (20.50%) TDD
6 31 (19.25%) System Integration Testing
7 27 (16.77%) Software Testing
8 19 (11.80%) Mentoring
9 17 (10.56%) Regression Testing
10 15 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (8.70%) Test Management
12 13 (8.07%) Manual Testing
13 12 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (7.45%) Exploratory Testing
13 12 (7.45%) Non-Functional Testing
13 12 (7.45%) Performance Testing
13 12 (7.45%) Scenario Testing
14 11 (6.83%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 71 (44.10%) Java
2 62 (38.51%) C#
3 22 (13.66%) SQL
4 20 (12.42%) Python
5 13 (8.07%) PHP
6 11 (6.83%) Perl
7 10 (6.21%) Ruby
8 8 (4.97%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.97%) C
8 8 (4.97%) C++
9 4 (2.48%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.48%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.24%) Groovy
10 2 (1.24%) Scala
11 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (21.12%) ISTQB
2 21 (13.04%) ISEB
3 14 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (6.21%) CREST Certified
5 8 (4.97%) OSCP
6 7 (4.35%) CHECK Team Member
6 7 (4.35%) Degree
7 6 (3.73%) CHECK Team Leader
8 5 (3.11%) CEH
8 5 (3.11%) CISA
8 5 (3.11%) CISSP
9 3 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.24%) Master's Degree
10 2 (1.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.53%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) HL7
2 3 (1.86%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 2 (1.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (4.97%) Telerik
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft
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Salary: £30k - 47.5k per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 2 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Virtual College
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Card Factory
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
1 Trevelyan Square
Salary: £30000 - £39999 per annum, Benefits: AfC B7 £31,696 - £41, 787
Posted: 11 days ago