Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 159 147
Rank change year-on-year +51 -12 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 246 195 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.46% 1.82% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 1.86% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 219 162 256
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,775 £25,750
90th Percentile £58,000 £56,125 £47,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%

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 9,759 10,464 12,433
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.60% 97.66% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8,323 8,992 10,265
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018. 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 +21 159 £45,000 +12.50% 21
North Yorkshire +36 43 £40,000 +23.08% 6
South Yorkshire +9 21 £35,000 -22.22% 4
East Yorkshire +1 9 £35,000 +11.11% 6
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 183 (74.39%) Test Automation
2 139 (56.50%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (55.69%) Selenium
4 96 (39.02%) Test Scripting
5 77 (31.30%) C#
6 73 (29.67%) Java
7 70 (28.46%) Cucumber
8 61 (24.80%) BDD
9 60 (24.39%) WebDriver
10 55 (22.36%) Software Testing
11 52 (21.14%) QA
12 48 (19.51%) TDD
13 43 (17.48%) ISEB
14 41 (16.67%) Finance
14 41 (16.67%) SQL
15 36 (14.63%) .NET
15 36 (14.63%) Manual Testing
16 33 (13.41%) Test Strategy
16 33 (13.41%) Microsoft
17 32 (13.01%) SpecFlow
18 31 (12.60%) Mentoring
19 28 (11.38%) ISTQB
19 28 (11.38%) SDLC
20 27 (10.98%) Jenkins
21 25 (10.16%) Configuration Management
21 25 (10.16%) Gherkin
21 25 (10.16%) GitHub
22 24 (9.76%) Web Testing
22 24 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
22 24 (9.76%) Regression 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 3 (1.22%) IIS
2 1 (0.41%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.16%) GitHub
2 6 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.03%) Firewall
2 3 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (0.81%) HTTP
3 2 (0.81%) Wireless
3 2 (0.81%) Wireless Security
3 2 (0.81%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.41%) 3G
4 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.07%) Big Data
3 5 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.03%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 137 (55.69%) Selenium
2 70 (28.46%) Cucumber
3 60 (24.39%) WebDriver
4 32 (13.01%) SpecFlow
5 27 (10.98%) Jenkins
6 14 (5.69%) JMeter
7 13 (5.28%) JIRA
7 13 (5.28%) LoadRunner
7 13 (5.28%) SoapUI
8 12 (4.88%) LoadUI
8 12 (4.88%) NeoLoad
8 12 (4.88%) TestComplete
8 12 (4.88%) WebLOAD
9 8 (3.25%) FitNesse
10 7 (2.85%) JUnit
11 6 (2.44%) Protractor
12 5 (2.03%) Appium
13 4 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.22%) MSTest
14 3 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (16.67%) Finance
2 15 (6.10%) Retail
3 6 (2.44%) Games
3 6 (2.44%) Marketing
4 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.81%) Law
5 2 (0.81%) Publishing
6 1 (0.41%) Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.63%) .NET
2 25 (10.16%) Gherkin
3 13 (5.28%) Web Services
4 10 (4.07%) XML
5 8 (3.25%) SOAP
6 5 (2.03%) WSDL
6 5 (2.03%) XSD
7 4 (1.63%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.63%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.22%) Apache Flex
8 3 (1.22%) CSS
8 3 (1.22%) HTML
8 3 (1.22%) RESTful
8 3 (1.22%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.81%) Behat
9 2 (0.81%) Flash
10 1 (0.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.63%) Driving Licence
3 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.22%) Social Media
4 3 (1.22%) User Experience
5 1 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.88%) Windows
2 8 (3.25%) Android
2 8 (3.25%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.63%) Unix
4 1 (0.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (74.39%) Test Automation
2 139 (56.50%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (39.02%) Test Scripting
4 61 (24.80%) BDD
5 55 (22.36%) Software Testing
6 48 (19.51%) TDD
7 36 (14.63%) Manual Testing
8 33 (13.41%) Test Strategy
9 31 (12.60%) Mentoring
10 28 (11.38%) SDLC
11 25 (10.16%) Configuration Management
12 24 (9.76%) Regression Testing
12 24 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (9.76%) Web Testing
13 23 (9.35%) Scrum
14 22 (8.94%) Performance Testing
15 18 (7.32%) System Integration Testing
16 16 (6.50%) Test Planning
17 15 (6.10%) DevOps
18 14 (5.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 77 (31.30%) C#
2 73 (29.67%) Java
3 41 (16.67%) SQL
4 23 (9.35%) Python
5 10 (4.07%) Ruby
6 8 (3.25%) PHP
7 5 (2.03%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.63%) C++
9 2 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.81%) C
9 2 (0.81%) Perl
10 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 43 (17.48%) ISEB
2 28 (11.38%) ISTQB
3 14 (5.69%) CREST Certified
4 11 (4.47%) Degree
5 9 (3.66%) OSCP
6 6 (2.44%) CEH
6 6 (2.44%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.81%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (0.81%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (0.81%) CISA
8 2 (0.81%) CISSP
8 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) GIAC
9 1 (0.41%) GPEN
9 1 (0.41%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (21.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.35%) Google
3 22 (8.94%) Twitter
4 14 (5.69%) HP
5 6 (2.44%) Sony
6 4 (1.63%) Capita
6 4 (1.63%) JDA
7 3 (1.22%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.22%) Cisco
8 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.41%) IBM
8 1 (0.41%) Telerik