Period
to 11 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

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

Tester
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 161 158
Rank change year-on-year +52 -3 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 244 186 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.49% 1.69% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 1.73% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 221 152 218
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,000 £26,600
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 9551 10756 12611
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.50% 97.88% 97.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8025 9058 10388
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,116 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Tester in Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Yorkshire

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 Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 11 December 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 +42 162 £47,500 +25.00% 15
North Yorkshire +27 38 £40,000 +25.98% 1
South Yorkshire +26 23 £35,000 -17.65% 3
East Yorkshire +12 10 £35,000 +1.45% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 190 (77.87%) Test Automation
2 135 (55.33%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (53.69%) Selenium
4 98 (40.16%) Test Scripting
5 93 (38.11%) Java
6 90 (36.89%) Cucumber
7 82 (33.61%) C#
8 73 (29.92%) WebDriver
9 67 (27.46%) BDD
10 60 (24.59%) TDD
11 45 (18.44%) SDLC
12 44 (18.03%) SQL
13 40 (16.39%) Jenkins
14 39 (15.98%) QA
15 38 (15.57%) Software Testing
15 38 (15.57%) ISEB
16 37 (15.16%) Configuration Management
16 37 (15.16%) GitHub
16 37 (15.16%) Gherkin
16 37 (15.16%) Test Strategy
17 35 (14.34%) SpecFlow
17 35 (14.34%) Mentoring
17 35 (14.34%) Manual Testing
17 35 (14.34%) .NET
18 33 (13.52%) Microsoft
19 30 (12.30%) Regression Testing
19 30 (12.30%) ISTQB
20 27 (11.07%) Finance
21 26 (10.66%) System Integration Testing
22 24 (9.84%) Web Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.05%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.64%) IIS
3 1 (0.41%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 37 (15.16%) GitHub
2 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.64%) SaaS
4 2 (0.82%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.05%) Firewall
2 3 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.23%) HTTP
3 2 (0.82%) Internet
3 2 (0.82%) Wireless
3 2 (0.82%) Wireless Security
3 2 (0.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.38%) Big Data
3 5 (2.05%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.05%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 131 (53.69%) Selenium
2 90 (36.89%) Cucumber
3 73 (29.92%) WebDriver
4 40 (16.39%) Jenkins
5 35 (14.34%) SpecFlow
6 11 (4.51%) SoapUI
7 8 (3.28%) FitNesse
7 8 (3.28%) JMeter
7 8 (3.28%) LoadRunner
8 7 (2.87%) JBehave
9 6 (2.46%) JIRA
9 6 (2.46%) JUnit
9 6 (2.46%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.64%) Appium
10 4 (1.64%) HP UFT
10 4 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.23%) LoadUI
11 3 (1.23%) NeoLoad
11 3 (1.23%) TestComplete
11 3 (1.23%) WebLOAD
General
1 27 (11.07%) Finance
2 7 (2.87%) Retail
3 5 (2.05%) Games
4 3 (1.23%) Marketing
5 2 (0.82%) Billing
5 2 (0.82%) Legal
5 2 (0.82%) Publishing
6 1 (0.41%) Automotive
6 1 (0.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.16%) Gherkin
2 35 (14.34%) .NET
3 16 (6.56%) XML
4 13 (5.33%) Web Services
5 12 (4.92%) SOAP
6 6 (2.46%) WSDL
6 6 (2.46%) XSD
7 5 (2.05%) JRuby
7 5 (2.05%) Kafka
8 3 (1.23%) Apache Flex
8 3 (1.23%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.82%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.82%) Behat
9 2 (0.82%) Flash
9 2 (0.82%) HTML
9 2 (0.82%) RESTful
9 2 (0.82%) WPF
10 1 (0.41%) CSS
10 1 (0.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.05%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.23%) User Experience
5 2 (0.82%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.41%) Fintech
6 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.41%) NHS
6 1 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.69%) Windows
2 5 (2.05%) Android
2 5 (2.05%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.23%) Unix
4 1 (0.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (77.87%) Test Automation
2 135 (55.33%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (40.16%) Test Scripting
4 67 (27.46%) BDD
5 60 (24.59%) TDD
6 45 (18.44%) SDLC
7 38 (15.57%) Software Testing
8 37 (15.16%) Configuration Management
8 37 (15.16%) Test Strategy
9 35 (14.34%) Manual Testing
9 35 (14.34%) Mentoring
10 30 (12.30%) Regression Testing
11 26 (10.66%) System Integration Testing
12 24 (9.84%) Web Testing
13 22 (9.02%) Performance Testing
13 22 (9.02%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (7.79%) Scrum
15 16 (6.56%) Open Source
15 16 (6.56%) Test Management
16 14 (5.74%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (38.11%) Java
2 82 (33.61%) C#
3 44 (18.03%) SQL
4 18 (7.38%) Python
5 16 (6.56%) Ruby
6 5 (2.05%) C
6 5 (2.05%) Scala
7 4 (1.64%) C++
7 4 (1.64%) PHP
7 4 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.23%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.82%) Perl
10 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 38 (15.57%) ISEB
2 30 (12.30%) ISTQB
3 11 (4.51%) CREST Certified
4 10 (4.10%) Degree
5 9 (3.69%) OSCP
6 7 (2.87%) CEH
6 7 (2.87%) Master's Degree
7 5 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.82%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.82%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) CHECK Team Member
9 1 (0.41%) CISA
9 1 (0.41%) CISSP
9 1 (0.41%) GIAC
9 1 (0.41%) GPEN
9 1 (0.41%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.98%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) HL7
2 1 (0.41%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (13.52%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.79%) Google
3 17 (6.97%) Twitter
4 6 (2.46%) HP
5 4 (1.64%) Sony
6 3 (1.23%) Capita
6 3 (1.23%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.23%) Cisco
7 1 (0.41%) Apple
7 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.41%) IBM
7 1 (0.41%) Telerik