The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
England / Yorkshire
Rank 204 204 230
Rank change year-on-year 0 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 26 46 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.49% 0.71% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.73% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 19 45 30
Median salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,900 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5228 6323 7373
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.77% 97.20% 98.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4564 5258 5965
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 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
West Yorkshire +32 15 £30,000 -1.63%
North Yorkshire -3 12 £32,500 +1.56% 1
East Yorkshire -3 3 £28,000 +1.81%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 14 (35.90%) C#
3 14 (35.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (35.90%) Automation Testing
4 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 12 (30.77%) ISTQB
5 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
5 11 (28.21%) ISEB
5 11 (28.21%) SQL
6 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
6 10 (25.64%) QA
7 9 (23.08%) Functional Testing
7 9 (23.08%) Web Services
7 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 8 (20.51%) Telerik
8 8 (20.51%) SDLC
9 7 (17.95%) MSTest
9 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
9 7 (17.95%) Java
10 6 (15.38%) Regression Testing
10 6 (15.38%) OOD
10 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
10 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
10 6 (15.38%) JIRA
10 6 (15.38%) SoapUI
10 6 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (15.38%) Ranorex
10 6 (15.38%) Gherkin
11 5 (12.82%) TDD

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MSTest
2 6 (15.38%) JIRA
2 6 (15.38%) Ranorex
2 6 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 4 (10.26%) JMeter
3 4 (10.26%) Selenium
3 4 (10.26%) SpecFlow
3 4 (10.26%) TestComplete
4 3 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.56%) Appium
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) Web Services
2 6 (15.38%) Gherkin
3 5 (12.82%) .NET
4 2 (5.13%) SOAP
4 2 (5.13%) XML
5 1 (2.56%) React
5 1 (2.56%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) WPF
5 1 (2.56%) WSDL
5 1 (2.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) iPad
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 14 (35.90%) Automation Testing
3 14 (35.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 9 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 8 (20.51%) SDLC
7 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
8 6 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (15.38%) OOD
8 6 (15.38%) Regression Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Scrum
9 5 (12.82%) TDD
10 4 (10.26%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (7.69%) ITIL
11 3 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 3 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) C#
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) Java
4 4 (10.26%) VBScript
5 3 (7.69%) VB
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
6 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 11 (28.21%) ISEB
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Telerik
3 1 (2.56%) Apple
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