Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in York during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Tester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 68 66
Rank change year-on-year +26 -2 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 34 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in York 5.07% 1.09% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.17% 1.10% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 33 7 14
York median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £26,400
90th Percentile £53,250 £35,000 £40,000
North Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +23.08% - +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in York. 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
York
Permanent vacancies in York with a recognized job title 658 637 555
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.06% 98.76% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 520 515 480
York median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,007
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.25% -4.98%
10th Percentile £26,000 £22,850 £22,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £54,250 £62,500
North Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in York

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in York

Tester
Salary Trend in York

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

Salary trend for Tester in York

Tester
Salary Histogram in York

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in York over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in York

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in York

For the 6 months to 23 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 York region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 27 (79.41%) Test Automation
2 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) QA
4 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (29.41%) Performance Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Test Strategy
5 9 (26.47%) Cucumber
5 9 (26.47%) Ruby
5 9 (26.47%) TDD
6 8 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Selenium
6 8 (23.53%) Mentoring
6 8 (23.53%) Coaching
7 7 (20.59%) BDD
7 7 (20.59%) ISEB
8 6 (17.65%) LoadRunner
8 6 (17.65%) JMeter
8 6 (17.65%) .NET
8 6 (17.65%) Scrum
8 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
8 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
8 6 (17.65%) Test Planning
8 6 (17.65%) DevOps
9 5 (14.71%) JIRA
9 5 (14.71%) SaaS
9 5 (14.71%) Google
9 5 (14.71%) Java
10 4 (11.76%) JUnit
10 4 (11.76%) Microsoft

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in York 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) SaaS
2 2 (5.88%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Cucumber
2 8 (23.53%) Selenium
3 6 (17.65%) JMeter
3 6 (17.65%) LoadRunner
3 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 5 (14.71%) JIRA
5 4 (11.76%) JUnit
6 1 (2.94%) Calabash
6 1 (2.94%) Capybara
6 1 (2.94%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) WPF
2 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Test Automation
2 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (29.41%) Performance Testing
3 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
3 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (26.47%) TDD
4 9 (26.47%) Test Strategy
5 8 (23.53%) Coaching
5 8 (23.53%) Mentoring
5 8 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 7 (20.59%) BDD
7 6 (17.65%) DevOps
7 6 (17.65%) Scrum
7 6 (17.65%) Test Planning
8 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.82%) SDLC
10 2 (5.88%) A/B Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Analytics
10 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
10 2 (5.88%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Ruby
2 5 (14.71%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) ISEB
2 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Google
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) Twitter
4 1 (2.94%) HP