The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 138 144
Rank change year-on-year +19 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 72 66 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.99% 1.49% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.54% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 65 58 63
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £38,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 3535 4292 4940
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.87% 96.86% 97.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3140 3559 3943
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +25 62 £47,500 +35.71% 17
Bradford +9 3 £28,500 -18.57%
Halifax - 3 £40,000 - 1
Batley - 1 £35,000 -
Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 80 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (45.34%) C#
3 72 (44.72%) Test Scripting
4 70 (43.48%) Java
5 69 (42.86%) Selenium
6 49 (30.43%) Cucumber
7 46 (28.57%) Automation Testing
8 45 (27.95%) BDD
9 41 (25.47%) TDD
10 39 (24.22%) Automated Testing
10 39 (24.22%) ISTQB
11 36 (22.36%) WebDriver
12 33 (20.50%) SDLC
13 32 (19.88%) Test Automation
13 32 (19.88%) Python
14 30 (18.63%) SQL
15 27 (16.77%) ISEB
15 27 (16.77%) QA
15 27 (16.77%) System Integration Testing
16 26 (16.15%) Finance
16 26 (16.15%) Configuration Management
17 25 (15.53%) Windows
18 24 (14.91%) Ruby
19 22 (13.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 21 (13.04%) CREST Certified
20 21 (13.04%) Gherkin
20 21 (13.04%) C
20 21 (13.04%) C++
20 21 (13.04%) PHP
21 20 (12.42%) .NET

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 2 (1.24%) IIS
2 1 (0.62%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (4.97%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.07%) Wireless
1 13 (8.07%) Wireless Security
2 12 (7.45%) HTTP
3 7 (4.35%) Network Security
4 6 (3.73%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.86%) Firewall
6 1 (0.62%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 69 (42.86%) Selenium
2 49 (30.43%) Cucumber
3 36 (22.36%) WebDriver
4 20 (12.42%) Jenkins
5 18 (11.18%) SoapUI
6 13 (8.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (7.45%) JMeter
8 11 (6.83%) MSTest
9 10 (6.21%) eggPlant
10 6 (3.73%) Burp Suite
10 6 (3.73%) Ranorex
11 4 (2.48%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.48%) RSpec
11 4 (2.48%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.86%) JIRA
13 2 (1.24%) Gatling
13 2 (1.24%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.24%) HP UFT
13 2 (1.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 26 (16.15%) Finance
2 9 (5.59%) Publishing
3 5 (3.11%) Legal
4 4 (2.48%) Advertising
4 4 (2.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.24%) Banking
5 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.04%) Gherkin
2 20 (12.42%) .NET
3 8 (4.97%) SOAP
3 8 (4.97%) Web Services
3 8 (4.97%) XML
4 5 (3.11%) HTML
5 4 (2.48%) CSS
5 4 (2.48%) JSON
6 3 (1.86%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.24%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.62%) React
8 1 (0.62%) REST
8 1 (0.62%) WSDL
8 1 (0.62%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.62%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.45%) Mobile App
2 11 (6.83%) CESG
3 10 (6.21%) Driving Licence
4 7 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.24%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.24%) NHS
7 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.53%) Windows
2 20 (12.42%) Unix
3 5 (3.11%) Linux
4 3 (1.86%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (44.72%) Test Scripting
3 46 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 45 (27.95%) BDD
5 41 (25.47%) TDD
6 39 (24.22%) Automated Testing
7 33 (20.50%) SDLC
8 32 (19.88%) Test Automation
9 27 (16.77%) System Integration Testing
10 26 (16.15%) Configuration Management
11 20 (12.42%) Scrum
11 20 (12.42%) Software Testing
12 19 (11.80%) Functional Testing
12 19 (11.80%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (9.32%) Information Security
14 14 (8.70%) Performance Testing
15 11 (6.83%) Manual Testing
15 11 (6.83%) Social Engineering
15 11 (6.83%) Test Strategy
16 10 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (45.34%) C#
2 70 (43.48%) Java
3 32 (19.88%) Python
4 30 (18.63%) SQL
5 24 (14.91%) Ruby
6 21 (13.04%) C
6 21 (13.04%) C++
6 21 (13.04%) PHP
7 20 (12.42%) Perl
8 9 (5.59%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.73%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.86%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.24%) Groovy
12 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (24.22%) ISTQB
2 27 (16.77%) ISEB
3 22 (13.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (13.04%) CREST Certified
5 19 (11.80%) Degree
6 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
7 14 (8.70%) OSCP
7 14 (8.70%) SC Cleared
8 11 (6.83%) CEH
9 8 (4.97%) CHECK Team Leader
9 8 (4.97%) CHECK Team Member
10 6 (3.73%) CISA
10 6 (3.73%) CISSP
11 2 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.24%) Tigerscheme
12 1 (0.62%) CPTE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (16.77%) QA
2 4 (2.48%) SDET
3 2 (1.24%) HL7
3 2 (1.24%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 3 (1.86%) Nessus
1 3 (1.86%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (5.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.97%) Telerik
3 2 (1.24%) Oracle
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