Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £39,250 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 18 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 104 163
Rank change year-on-year -14 +59 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 194 248 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.46% 2.52% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 2.58% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 160 226 149
Yorkshire median annual salary £39,250 £40,250 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.48% +5.92% +8.57%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,200
90th Percentile £55,000 £58,125 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 7,655 9,603 10,737
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.96% 97.55% 97.91%
Number of salaries quoted 6,270 8,082 9,020
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 December 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 December 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 -1 125 £40,000 -15.79% 22
North Yorkshire -2 36 £55,000 +37.50% 2
South Yorkshire -2 25 £35,000 - 5
East Yorkshire -2 7 £31,000 -11.43% 3
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 152 (78.35%) Test Automation
2 103 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (52.58%) Selenium
4 71 (36.60%) QA
5 62 (31.96%) C#
6 55 (28.35%) SQL
7 53 (27.32%) Performance Testing
8 51 (26.29%) Software Testing
9 43 (22.16%) Java
10 35 (18.04%) .NET
11 31 (15.98%) ISEB
12 30 (15.46%) Functional Testing
13 29 (14.95%) SDLC
14 28 (14.43%) Microsoft
15 25 (12.89%) JMeter
16 24 (12.37%) Scrum
16 24 (12.37%) Web Services
17 23 (11.86%) LoadRunner
17 23 (11.86%) Test Scripting
18 22 (11.34%) Greenfield Project
19 20 (10.31%) Waterfall
20 19 (9.79%) Software Engineering
20 19 (9.79%) Team Foundation Server
20 19 (9.79%) SDET
21 18 (9.28%) DevOps
21 18 (9.28%) ISTQB
22 17 (8.76%) Retail
22 17 (8.76%) Manual Testing
22 17 (8.76%) LoadUI
22 17 (8.76%) SpecFlow

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 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.52%) CMS
2 1 (0.52%) Confluence
2 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.03%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (1.03%) SaaS
3 2 (1.03%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.12%) FTP
2 3 (1.55%) HTTP
3 1 (0.52%) 3G
3 1 (0.52%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.70%) Relational Database
2 9 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.12%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 102 (52.58%) Selenium
2 25 (12.89%) JMeter
3 23 (11.86%) LoadRunner
4 19 (9.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (8.76%) LoadUI
5 17 (8.76%) SpecFlow
6 16 (8.25%) Visual Studio
7 15 (7.73%) Appium
7 15 (7.73%) Cucumber
7 15 (7.73%) NeoLoad
7 15 (7.73%) TestComplete
7 15 (7.73%) WebLOAD
8 14 (7.22%) Jenkins
8 14 (7.22%) WebDriver
9 11 (5.67%) JIRA
9 11 (5.67%) Protractor
10 10 (5.15%) SoapUI
11 8 (4.12%) JUnit
12 6 (3.09%) Jasmine
12 6 (3.09%) TestNG
General
1 17 (8.76%) Retail
2 16 (8.25%) Finance
3 9 (4.64%) Marketing
4 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.04%) .NET
2 24 (12.37%) Web Services
3 11 (5.67%) HTML
3 11 (5.67%) XML
4 10 (5.15%) CSS
4 10 (5.15%) SOAP
5 9 (4.64%) Gherkin
6 5 (2.58%) REST
7 4 (2.06%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.06%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.06%) JSON
7 4 (2.06%) Spring
8 3 (1.55%) jQuery
8 3 (1.55%) RESTful
9 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.03%) WCF
10 1 (0.52%) HTML5
10 1 (0.52%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.34%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (7.73%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.06%) Fintech
5 1 (0.52%) BBC
5 1 (0.52%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.52%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.58%) Unix
2 3 (1.55%) Linux
3 2 (1.03%) AIX
3 2 (1.03%) Android
4 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (78.35%) Test Automation
2 103 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (27.32%) Performance Testing
4 51 (26.29%) Software Testing
5 30 (15.46%) Functional Testing
6 29 (14.95%) SDLC
7 24 (12.37%) Scrum
8 23 (11.86%) Test Scripting
9 20 (10.31%) Waterfall
10 19 (9.79%) SDET
10 19 (9.79%) Software Engineering
11 18 (9.28%) DevOps
12 17 (8.76%) Manual Testing
13 15 (7.73%) Load Testing
14 14 (7.22%) BDD
15 13 (6.70%) Scenario Testing
16 12 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (5.67%) Mathematics
17 11 (5.67%) Open Source
18 10 (5.15%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (31.96%) C#
2 55 (28.35%) SQL
3 43 (22.16%) Java
4 13 (6.70%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.67%) Python
6 7 (3.61%) PHP
7 4 (2.06%) Ruby
8 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.52%) C
9 1 (0.52%) C++
9 1 (0.52%) F#
9 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (15.98%) ISEB
2 18 (9.28%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.64%) Degree
3 9 (4.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.61%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.52%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.52%) GPEN
6 1 (0.52%) OSCE
6 1 (0.52%) OSCP
6 1 (0.52%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (36.60%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Firmware
1 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.03%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.52%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 28 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.25%) HP
3 2 (1.03%) CA
3 2 (1.03%) IBM
3 2 (1.03%) Perfecto Mobile
4 1 (0.52%) Google
4 1 (0.52%) Splunk