Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 162 162
Rank change year-on-year +53 0 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 165 127 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.41% 1.65% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 1.69% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 144 103 124
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +8.57% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,825 £27,550 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £52,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +9.38%

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 6669 7533 8926
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.41% 98.09% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5628 6507 7212
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £60,725 £63,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +46 141 £50,000 +31.58% 15
Wakefield - 6 £42,500 - 1
Ilkley - 4 £32,500 -
Halifax +29 3 £27,500 -22.54%
Bradford +8 3 £35,000 +2.94%
Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 125 (75.76%) Test Automation
2 97 (58.79%) Selenium
3 88 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (49.09%) Java
4 81 (49.09%) Test Scripting
5 73 (44.24%) Cucumber
6 69 (41.82%) C#
7 55 (33.33%) WebDriver
8 51 (30.91%) BDD
9 42 (25.45%) TDD
10 37 (22.42%) SDLC
11 35 (21.21%) Jenkins
11 35 (21.21%) SQL
12 33 (20.00%) Configuration Management
12 33 (20.00%) GitHub
12 33 (20.00%) Gherkin
13 29 (17.58%) SpecFlow
14 26 (15.76%) System Integration Testing
15 25 (15.15%) Test Strategy
16 23 (13.94%) .NET
17 22 (13.33%) Mentoring
18 20 (12.12%) Manual Testing
18 20 (12.12%) SQL Server
19 19 (11.52%) Test Management
20 18 (10.91%) Python
20 18 (10.91%) Finance
21 16 (9.70%) Microsoft
21 16 (9.70%) XML
22 15 (9.09%) ISEB
22 15 (9.09%) Regression Testing

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 7 (4.24%) IIS
2 6 (3.64%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.00%) GitHub
2 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.03%) Firewall
2 4 (2.42%) HTTP
2 4 (2.42%) Internet
3 3 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.21%) Wireless
4 2 (1.21%) Wireless Security
4 2 (1.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.09%) Big Data
3 6 (3.64%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 97 (58.79%) Selenium
2 73 (44.24%) Cucumber
3 55 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 35 (21.21%) Jenkins
5 29 (17.58%) SpecFlow
6 12 (7.27%) SoapUI
7 7 (4.24%) FitNesse
8 6 (3.64%) JBehave
9 5 (3.03%) Appium
9 5 (3.03%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.82%) JMeter
10 3 (1.82%) Protractor
10 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.21%) Burp Suite
11 2 (1.21%) Gatling
11 2 (1.21%) JIRA
11 2 (1.21%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.61%) Calabash
12 1 (0.61%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.61%) WATIR
General
1 18 (10.91%) Finance
2 6 (3.64%) Retail
3 2 (1.21%) Publishing
4 1 (0.61%) Billing
4 1 (0.61%) Games
4 1 (0.61%) Law
4 1 (0.61%) Legal
4 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 23 (13.94%) .NET
3 16 (9.70%) XML
4 13 (7.88%) SOAP
5 9 (5.45%) Web Services
6 6 (3.64%) JRuby
6 6 (3.64%) Kafka
6 6 (3.64%) WSDL
6 6 (3.64%) XSD
7 4 (2.42%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.82%) XML Schema
9 2 (1.21%) Apache Flex
9 2 (1.21%) Flash
9 2 (1.21%) HTML
10 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.61%) CSS
10 1 (0.61%) Node.js
10 1 (0.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.42%) Internet of Things
3 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.21%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.21%) Fintech
4 2 (1.21%) NHS
5 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.85%) Windows
2 5 (3.03%) Android
2 5 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.82%) Unix
4 1 (0.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (75.76%) Test Automation
2 88 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (49.09%) Test Scripting
4 51 (30.91%) BDD
5 42 (25.45%) TDD
6 37 (22.42%) SDLC
7 33 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 26 (15.76%) System Integration Testing
9 25 (15.15%) Test Strategy
10 22 (13.33%) Mentoring
11 20 (12.12%) Manual Testing
12 19 (11.52%) Test Management
13 15 (9.09%) Regression Testing
14 14 (8.48%) Security Testing
15 13 (7.88%) Defect Tracking
15 13 (7.88%) Open Source
15 13 (7.88%) Software Testing
16 11 (6.67%) Exploratory Testing
16 11 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
16 11 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 81 (49.09%) Java
2 69 (41.82%) C#
3 35 (21.21%) SQL
4 18 (10.91%) Python
5 8 (4.85%) Ruby
6 6 (3.64%) Scala
7 4 (2.42%) C++
7 4 (2.42%) PHP
7 4 (2.42%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.82%) C
8 3 (1.82%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.82%) Perl
9 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (9.09%) ISEB
1 15 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 11 (6.67%) Degree
3 10 (6.06%) CREST Certified
4 9 (5.45%) OSCP
5 8 (4.85%) Master's Degree
6 7 (4.24%) CEH
7 4 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.21%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.61%) CHECK Team Member
9 1 (0.61%) CISA
9 1 (0.61%) CISSP
9 1 (0.61%) GIAC
9 1 (0.61%) GPEN
9 1 (0.61%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.09%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) HL7
2 2 (1.21%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (9.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.42%) Google
2 4 (2.42%) Twitter
3 3 (1.82%) CheckPoint
3 3 (1.82%) Cisco
4 1 (0.61%) Capita
4 1 (0.61%) HP
4 1 (0.61%) Telerik