Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Software Tester
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 280 310 310
Rank change year-on-year +30 0 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 34 29 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.35% 0.26% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.27% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 31 28 51
Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £33,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.26% +10.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £19,750 £27,350 £24,000
90th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £42,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 9452 10860 12891
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.43% 97.94% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7928 9178 10572
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Yorkshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Yorkshire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Yorkshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
West Yorkshire +26 13 £32,500 -7.14% 1
North Yorkshire +10 11 £30,000 -7.69% 1
East Yorkshire - 8 £35,000 - 1
South Yorkshire +18 4 £21,500 -38.57%
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Software 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 Yorkshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 28 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (58.82%) ISEB
4 18 (52.94%) ISTQB
5 14 (41.18%) Software Testing
6 11 (32.35%) Selenium
7 8 (23.53%) Scrum
8 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
8 7 (20.59%) .NET
8 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
8 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
8 7 (20.59%) TDD
8 7 (20.59%) BDD
8 7 (20.59%) Twitter
8 7 (20.59%) Test Planning
9 6 (17.65%) DevOps
9 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
9 6 (17.65%) Google
9 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Finance
10 5 (14.71%) Web Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Black-Box Testing
12 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
12 3 (8.82%) QA
13 2 (5.88%) JIRA
13 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (5.88%) JUnit
13 2 (5.88%) XML

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) DB2
1 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.88%) JIRA
3 2 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.94%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Solaris
1 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (41.18%) Software Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Scrum
5 7 (20.59%) BDD
5 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
5 7 (20.59%) TDD
5 7 (20.59%) Test Planning
5 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
5 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (17.65%) DevOps
6 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Web Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Black-Box Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Agile Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) C#
1 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (58.82%) ISEB
2 18 (52.94%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Twitter
2 6 (17.65%) Google
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) Apple
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Telerik