Period
to 25 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 138 151
Rank change year-on-year +16 +13 +69
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 251 261 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.37% 2.20% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 2.25% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 212 238 240
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,100 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £46,150
England median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year +7.59% +3.27% +2.00%

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 10341 11618 14027
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.62% 97.77% 98.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8789 9706 11370
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £24,875
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +40 166 £42,500 +21.43% 15
North Yorkshire -25 41 £40,000 +23.08% 2
South Yorkshire +3 33 £45,000 +20.00% 2
East Yorkshire -7 15 £30,000 +9.09%
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 189 (75.30%) Test Automation
2 141 (56.18%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (51.39%) Test Scripting
4 119 (47.41%) Selenium
5 113 (45.02%) Java
6 99 (39.44%) C#
7 79 (31.47%) Cucumber
8 74 (29.48%) SDLC
9 72 (28.69%) TDD
10 69 (27.49%) BDD
11 67 (26.69%) WebDriver
12 54 (21.51%) Configuration Management
13 53 (21.12%) Gherkin
13 53 (21.12%) Jenkins
14 49 (19.52%) QA
15 47 (18.73%) GitHub
15 47 (18.73%) System Integration Testing
16 45 (17.93%) Software Testing
17 43 (17.13%) ISTQB
18 38 (15.14%) ISEB
19 36 (14.34%) SQL
20 35 (13.94%) .NET
21 29 (11.55%) Mentoring
22 28 (11.16%) Test Strategy
23 27 (10.76%) User Acceptance Testing
24 26 (10.36%) Regression Testing
25 25 (9.96%) Manual Testing
26 24 (9.56%) Finance
27 23 (9.16%) Microsoft
27 23 (9.16%) SQL Server

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 (1.99%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.59%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 47 (18.73%) GitHub
2 7 (2.79%) SaaS
3 3 (1.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.58%) HTTP
2 8 (3.19%) Firewall
2 8 (3.19%) Wireless
2 8 (3.19%) Wireless Security
2 8 (3.19%) Wireshark
3 6 (2.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.98%) Big Data
3 5 (1.99%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.20%) MySQL
5 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.40%) DB2
5 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 119 (47.41%) Selenium
2 79 (31.47%) Cucumber
3 67 (26.69%) WebDriver
4 53 (21.12%) Jenkins
5 23 (9.16%) SoapUI
6 19 (7.57%) JMeter
7 16 (6.37%) SpecFlow
8 15 (5.98%) JIRA
9 13 (5.18%) LoadRunner
9 13 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (3.19%) Burp Suite
10 8 (3.19%) NUnit
11 7 (2.79%) MSTest
11 7 (2.79%) Subversion
11 7 (2.79%) TestNG
12 6 (2.39%) Gatling
12 6 (2.39%) TestComplete
13 5 (1.99%) Ranorex
13 5 (1.99%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.59%) HP UFT
General
1 24 (9.56%) Finance
2 8 (3.19%) Publishing
3 7 (2.79%) Legal
4 5 (1.99%) Billing
5 4 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.59%) Retail
6 2 (0.80%) Banking
6 2 (0.80%) Games
6 2 (0.80%) Marketing
6 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (21.12%) Gherkin
2 35 (13.94%) .NET
3 10 (3.98%) XML
4 8 (3.19%) SOAP
4 8 (3.19%) Web Services
5 5 (1.99%) JRuby
5 5 (1.99%) Kafka
6 4 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.20%) WPF
8 2 (0.80%) CSS
8 2 (0.80%) HTML
8 2 (0.80%) Node.js
8 2 (0.80%) REST
9 1 (0.40%) Behat
9 1 (0.40%) React
9 1 (0.40%) WSDL
9 1 (0.40%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.19%) NHS
2 7 (2.79%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.39%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.99%) Fintech
5 4 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.59%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.59%) Internet of Things
5 4 (1.59%) iPad
6 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.38%) Unix
2 10 (3.98%) Windows
3 4 (1.59%) Linux
4 1 (0.40%) Android
4 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (75.30%) Test Automation
2 141 (56.18%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (51.39%) Test Scripting
4 74 (29.48%) SDLC
5 72 (28.69%) TDD
6 69 (27.49%) BDD
7 54 (21.51%) Configuration Management
8 47 (18.73%) System Integration Testing
9 45 (17.93%) Software Testing
10 29 (11.55%) Mentoring
11 28 (11.16%) Test Strategy
12 27 (10.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 26 (10.36%) Regression Testing
14 25 (9.96%) Manual Testing
15 22 (8.76%) Performance Testing
16 21 (8.37%) Test Management
17 18 (7.17%) Scenario Testing
18 16 (6.37%) Defect Tracking
18 16 (6.37%) Non-Functional Testing
19 15 (5.98%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 113 (45.02%) Java
2 99 (39.44%) C#
3 36 (14.34%) SQL
4 18 (7.17%) Python
5 17 (6.77%) Ruby
6 12 (4.78%) PHP
7 11 (4.38%) Perl
8 10 (3.98%) C
9 8 (3.19%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.19%) C++
10 7 (2.79%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.99%) Scala
12 4 (1.59%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.59%) VBScript
13 3 (1.20%) VB
14 2 (0.80%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (17.13%) ISTQB
2 38 (15.14%) ISEB
3 20 (7.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.19%) CREST Certified
4 8 (3.19%) OSCP
5 7 (2.79%) Degree
6 6 (2.39%) CHECK Team Leader
7 5 (1.99%) CEH
7 5 (1.99%) CHECK Team Member
7 5 (1.99%) CISA
7 5 (1.99%) CISSP
8 4 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.80%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (19.52%) QA
2 4 (1.59%) HL7
2 4 (1.59%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 2 (0.80%) Puppet
2 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.39%) Telerik
3 3 (1.20%) Google
4 2 (0.80%) Apple
5 1 (0.40%) HP
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Virtual College
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, 26 days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Free Parking + More
Posted: 5 days ago
Wakefield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 13 days ago