Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 124 166
Rank change year-on-year +23 +42 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 234 220 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.81% 2.31% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 2.37% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 198 194 172
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,400 £27,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%

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 8,064 9,302 11,039
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 97.48% 97.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6,622 7,795 9,258
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +48 172 £40,000 -15.79% 23
North Yorkshire -12 35 £45,000 +13.21% 1
South Yorkshire 0 20 £35,000 -6.67% 2
East Yorkshire +11 7 £31,000 +3.33% 3
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 184 (78.63%) Test Automation
2 134 (57.26%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (56.41%) Selenium
4 83 (35.47%) C#
5 82 (35.04%) QA
6 71 (30.34%) Java
7 54 (23.08%) Software Testing
8 53 (22.65%) Performance Testing
9 50 (21.37%) SQL
10 40 (17.09%) Test Scripting
11 38 (16.24%) .NET
12 37 (15.81%) SDLC
13 32 (13.68%) JMeter
14 30 (12.82%) JavaScript
15 29 (12.39%) Scrum
15 29 (12.39%) LoadRunner
16 28 (11.97%) Cucumber
17 26 (11.11%) BDD
18 25 (10.68%) ISEB
18 25 (10.68%) Manual Testing
19 23 (9.83%) Microsoft
19 23 (9.83%) Team Foundation Server
19 23 (9.83%) Greenfield Project
20 22 (9.40%) Finance
21 21 (8.97%) HP
21 21 (8.97%) Marketing
21 21 (8.97%) WebDriver
21 21 (8.97%) SpecFlow
21 21 (8.97%) Functional Testing
21 21 (8.97%) Mobile App

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 7 (2.99%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.71%) Confluence
3 1 (0.43%) CMS
3 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.42%) HTTP
2 3 (1.28%) FTP
3 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (4.27%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 132 (56.41%) Selenium
2 32 (13.68%) JMeter
3 29 (12.39%) LoadRunner
4 28 (11.97%) Cucumber
5 23 (9.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (8.97%) SpecFlow
6 21 (8.97%) WebDriver
7 20 (8.55%) LoadUI
8 17 (7.26%) Appium
8 17 (7.26%) Jenkins
9 16 (6.84%) Protractor
9 16 (6.84%) SoapUI
10 15 (6.41%) TestComplete
11 14 (5.98%) JIRA
11 14 (5.98%) NeoLoad
11 14 (5.98%) WebLOAD
12 13 (5.56%) Visual Studio
13 10 (4.27%) JUnit
14 9 (3.85%) Maven
15 8 (3.42%) Ant
General
1 22 (9.40%) Finance
2 21 (8.97%) Marketing
3 12 (5.13%) Retail
4 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.85%) Games
5 2 (0.85%) Law
5 2 (0.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.24%) .NET
2 20 (8.55%) Web Services
3 16 (6.84%) HTML
4 13 (5.56%) SOAP
5 12 (5.13%) CSS
6 11 (4.70%) Gherkin
6 11 (4.70%) XML
7 3 (1.28%) jQuery
7 3 (1.28%) Node.js
7 3 (1.28%) RESTful
8 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.43%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.43%) JSON
8 1 (0.43%) REST
8 1 (0.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.83%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (8.97%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.28%) Fintech
5 3 (1.28%) User Experience
6 1 (0.43%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.43%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.13%) Linux
2 9 (3.85%) Unix
3 7 (2.99%) Windows
4 6 (2.56%) AIX
4 6 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.71%) Android
6 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (78.63%) Test Automation
2 134 (57.26%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 53 (22.65%) Performance Testing
5 40 (17.09%) Test Scripting
6 37 (15.81%) SDLC
7 29 (12.39%) Scrum
8 26 (11.11%) BDD
9 25 (10.68%) Manual Testing
10 21 (8.97%) Functional Testing
11 19 (8.12%) SDET
11 19 (8.12%) Test Strategy
12 18 (7.69%) E-Commerce
12 18 (7.69%) Open Source
13 17 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (7.26%) Integration Testing
13 17 (7.26%) Scenario Testing
14 16 (6.84%) QA Automation
14 16 (6.84%) Waterfall
15 13 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 83 (35.47%) C#
2 71 (30.34%) Java
3 50 (21.37%) SQL
4 30 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.85%) PHP
6 7 (2.99%) Python
7 6 (2.56%) Ruby
8 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.43%) C++
10 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (10.68%) ISEB
2 18 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 17 (7.26%) Degree
4 8 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.42%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.43%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.43%) GPEN
6 1 (0.43%) OSCE
6 1 (0.43%) OSCP
6 1 (0.43%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (35.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.85%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 23 (9.83%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.97%) HP
3 14 (5.98%) Google
4 7 (2.99%) IBM
5 5 (2.14%) Twitter
6 3 (1.28%) Micro Focus
6 3 (1.28%) Tableau
7 1 (0.43%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle
7 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com