The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 193 236
Rank change year-on-year -17 +43  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 21 42 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.39% 0.75% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.77% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 18 40 27
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £39,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +4.61% +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 5213 5479 6662
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.64% 97.70% 98.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4369 4626 5480
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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
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 28 June 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
East Yorkshire -5 10 £30,000 +9.09% 2
West Yorkshire +9 8 £32,500 +18.18% 1
North Yorkshire -17 5 £21,500 -33.84% 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 39 (82.98%) Test Automation
2 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (51.06%) ISTQB
4 23 (48.94%) ISEB
5 21 (44.68%) Software Testing
6 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
7 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (31.91%) C#
8 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
9 13 (27.66%) QA
9 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
9 13 (27.66%) Scenario Testing
10 12 (25.53%) .NET
11 11 (23.40%) SQL
12 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
12 9 (19.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (17.02%) SDLC
13 8 (17.02%) Telerik
14 7 (14.89%) JIRA
14 7 (14.89%) Java
14 7 (14.89%) Web Services
14 7 (14.89%) Agile Testing
14 7 (14.89%) MSTest
14 7 (14.89%) Defect Tracking
15 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
15 6 (12.77%) SpecFlow
15 6 (12.77%) Gherkin
15 6 (12.77%) Ranorex
15 6 (12.77%) OOD
15 6 (12.77%) VBScript

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 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) DB2
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) JIRA
1 7 (14.89%) MSTest
2 6 (12.77%) JMeter
2 6 (12.77%) Ranorex
2 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
2 6 (12.77%) SpecFlow
2 6 (12.77%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.13%) Selenium
3 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) .NET
2 7 (14.89%) Web Services
3 6 (12.77%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.13%) React
4 1 (2.13%) WPF
4 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) iPad
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
1 1 (2.13%) Solaris
1 1 (2.13%) Unix
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (82.98%) Test Automation
2 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (44.68%) Software Testing
4 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
5 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (27.66%) Scenario Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
8 8 (17.02%) SDLC
9 7 (14.89%) Agile Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
10 6 (12.77%) OOD
10 6 (12.77%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (12.77%) TDD
11 5 (10.64%) Black-Box Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Performance Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Scrum
12 4 (8.51%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) C#
2 11 (23.40%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) Java
4 6 (12.77%) VBScript
5 4 (8.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (51.06%) ISTQB
2 23 (48.94%) ISEB
3 9 (19.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Telerik
3 1 (2.13%) Apple
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
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