Period
to 11 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

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 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 192 106
Rank change year-on-year +77 -86 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 85 119 239
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.13% 1.53% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 1.58% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 86 102 212
Median annual salary £37,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.54% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%

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 3,830 7,554 9,517
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 97.32% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3,266 6,122 8,035
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,750 £25,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Tester in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Tester in Yorkshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Tester in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

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 July 2020. 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 +41 54 £40,000 -4.19% 2
South Yorkshire +34 24 £38,750 +27.05% 1
North Yorkshire +77 9 £37,500 -31.82% 2
East Yorkshire +21 1 £32,500 +4.84% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 67 (78.82%) Test Automation
2 59 (69.41%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (47.06%) Selenium
4 39 (45.88%) C#
5 35 (41.18%) Java
6 28 (32.94%) API Testing
7 23 (27.06%) JIRA
8 20 (23.53%) QA
9 19 (22.35%) Test Scripting
10 18 (21.18%) WebDriver
11 15 (17.65%) BDD
12 14 (16.47%) Finance
12 14 (16.47%) SQL
13 13 (15.29%) .NET
13 13 (15.29%) Jenkins
13 13 (15.29%) Manual Testing
14 12 (14.12%) User Stories
14 12 (14.12%) SoapUI
14 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
14 12 (14.12%) Scrum
14 12 (14.12%) SDLC
15 11 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (12.94%) TDD
15 11 (12.94%) Test Strategy
15 11 (12.94%) SpecFlow
15 11 (12.94%) Maven
16 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (11.76%) SDET
17 9 (10.59%) ISTQB
17 9 (10.59%) Git (software)

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 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Azure
2 1 (1.18%) AWS
2 1 (1.18%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.18%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 40 (47.06%) Selenium
2 23 (27.06%) JIRA
3 18 (21.18%) WebDriver
4 13 (15.29%) Jenkins
5 12 (14.12%) SoapUI
6 11 (12.94%) Maven
6 11 (12.94%) SpecFlow
7 9 (10.59%) Git (software)
8 7 (8.24%) Postman
8 7 (8.24%) Visual Studio
9 6 (7.06%) Cucumber
10 5 (5.88%) JMeter
10 5 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.53%) TeamCity
12 2 (2.35%) JUnit
12 2 (2.35%) Ranorex
12 2 (2.35%) REST Assured
12 2 (2.35%) Subversion
12 2 (2.35%) TestNG
13 1 (1.18%) Protractor
General
1 14 (16.47%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Legal
3 5 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (2.35%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Back Office
5 1 (1.18%) Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Law
5 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) .NET
2 7 (8.24%) REST
3 4 (4.71%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.53%) .NET Core
4 3 (3.53%) Apache Flex
5 2 (2.35%) CSS
5 2 (2.35%) HTML
5 2 (2.35%) RESTful
5 2 (2.35%) SOAP
6 1 (1.18%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (1.18%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.88%) User Experience
3 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.35%) NHS
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.35%) Linux
2 1 (1.18%) Android
2 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (78.82%) Test Automation
2 59 (69.41%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (32.94%) API Testing
4 19 (22.35%) Test Scripting
5 15 (17.65%) BDD
6 13 (15.29%) Manual Testing
7 12 (14.12%) Scrum
7 12 (14.12%) SDLC
7 12 (14.12%) User Stories
8 11 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (12.94%) TDD
8 11 (12.94%) Test Strategy
9 10 (11.76%) SDET
10 8 (9.41%) Configuration Management
10 8 (9.41%) Test Management
11 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (8.24%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (8.24%) DevOps
11 7 (8.24%) Software Testing
12 6 (7.06%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (45.88%) C#
2 35 (41.18%) Java
3 14 (16.47%) SQL
4 7 (8.24%) C
5 5 (5.88%) COBOL
5 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.71%) Python
7 2 (2.35%) C++
7 2 (2.35%) PHP
8 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) ISTQB
2 7 (8.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (1.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.53%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Oracle
3 1 (1.18%) HP