Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 134 128
Rank change year-on-year +27 -6 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 240 236 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.49% 2.21% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 2.26% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 207 197 270
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.43% +8.67% -

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 9,357 10,420 11,789
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.21% 97.67% 97.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7,942 8,909 9,859
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +22 169 £40,000 -5.88% 20
North Yorkshire +13 40 £40,000 +22.14% 4
South Yorkshire 0 25 £36,250 -19.44% 3
East Yorkshire +17 5 £35,000 +16.67% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 180 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 137 (57.08%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (55.42%) Selenium
4 73 (30.42%) QA
5 68 (28.33%) Java
6 67 (27.92%) Test Scripting
7 64 (26.67%) C#
8 52 (21.67%) Software Testing
9 47 (19.58%) Cucumber
10 45 (18.75%) SQL
11 44 (18.33%) Finance
12 39 (16.25%) BDD
13 36 (15.00%) ISEB
14 35 (14.58%) .NET
15 34 (14.17%) Test Strategy
16 31 (12.92%) Scrum
17 29 (12.08%) JavaScript
17 29 (12.08%) JMeter
17 29 (12.08%) WebDriver
17 29 (12.08%) Performance Testing
18 28 (11.67%) Manual Testing
18 28 (11.67%) JIRA
18 28 (11.67%) SDLC
19 27 (11.25%) LoadRunner
20 23 (9.58%) TDD
21 22 (9.17%) HP
22 21 (8.75%) ISTQB
22 21 (8.75%) Marketing
22 21 (8.75%) SpecFlow
22 21 (8.75%) SoapUI

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 (2.08%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.25%) Confluence
3 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.83%) GitHub
3 1 (0.42%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.92%) HTTP
2 3 (1.25%) Wireless
3 2 (0.83%) Firewall
3 2 (0.83%) Wireless Security
3 2 (0.83%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.42%) 3G
4 1 (0.42%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.83%) Big Data
4 1 (0.42%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 133 (55.42%) Selenium
2 47 (19.58%) Cucumber
3 29 (12.08%) JMeter
3 29 (12.08%) WebDriver
4 28 (11.67%) JIRA
5 27 (11.25%) LoadRunner
6 21 (8.75%) SoapUI
6 21 (8.75%) SpecFlow
7 20 (8.33%) LoadUI
8 17 (7.08%) TestComplete
9 16 (6.67%) Jenkins
9 16 (6.67%) NeoLoad
9 16 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (6.67%) WebLOAD
10 14 (5.83%) Protractor
11 8 (3.33%) Ant
11 8 (3.33%) JUnit
11 8 (3.33%) Maven
12 7 (2.92%) Jasmine
12 7 (2.92%) TestNG
General
1 44 (18.33%) Finance
2 21 (8.75%) Marketing
3 16 (6.67%) Retail
4 5 (2.08%) Games
4 5 (2.08%) Law
4 5 (2.08%) Legal
4 5 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.83%) Advertising
5 2 (0.83%) Publishing
6 1 (0.42%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.58%) .NET
2 12 (5.00%) HTML
3 10 (4.17%) CSS
4 7 (2.92%) SOAP
4 7 (2.92%) XML
5 6 (2.50%) Gherkin
5 6 (2.50%) Web Services
6 3 (1.25%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.25%) Node.js
6 3 (1.25%) RESTful
7 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.83%) JSON
8 1 (0.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.92%) Mobile App
2 10 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.25%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.25%) User Experience
6 2 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.83%) Social Media
7 1 (0.42%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.42%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.83%) Windows
2 11 (4.58%) Linux
2 11 (4.58%) Unix
3 8 (3.33%) Android
4 7 (2.92%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.50%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.67%) AIX
7 1 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 137 (57.08%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (27.92%) Test Scripting
4 52 (21.67%) Software Testing
5 39 (16.25%) BDD
6 34 (14.17%) Test Strategy
7 31 (12.92%) Scrum
8 29 (12.08%) Performance Testing
9 28 (11.67%) Manual Testing
9 28 (11.67%) SDLC
10 23 (9.58%) TDD
11 21 (8.75%) Web Testing
12 20 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (6.67%) Mentoring
14 16 (6.67%) Open Source
14 16 (6.67%) User Stories
15 15 (6.25%) E-Commerce
16 14 (5.83%) Regression Testing
16 14 (5.83%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (28.33%) Java
2 64 (26.67%) C#
3 45 (18.75%) SQL
4 29 (12.08%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.58%) PHP
5 11 (4.58%) Python
6 7 (2.92%) Ruby
7 4 (1.67%) C++
7 4 (1.67%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.25%) C
9 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.83%) Perl
10 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (15.00%) ISEB
2 21 (8.75%) ISTQB
3 19 (7.92%) Degree
4 5 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.67%) CREST Certified
5 4 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.83%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (0.83%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (0.83%) CISA
6 2 (0.83%) CISSP
6 2 (0.83%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (30.42%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.42%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 22 (9.17%) HP
2 16 (6.67%) Google
3 13 (5.42%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.17%) Twitter
5 5 (2.08%) IBM
6 4 (1.67%) Tableau
7 3 (1.25%) JDA
7 3 (1.25%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.42%) Capita
8 1 (0.42%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle
8 1 (0.42%) Renesas
8 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.42%) Sony