The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Applications Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Tester
Rank 885 878 872
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Tester 30 37 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.037% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.039% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 30 34 27
Average salary £56,250 £35,250 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+59.57% -41.25%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £34,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+9.35% -42.08%
Applications Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
90948 95877 92534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.14% 96.48% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 77193 80166 75284
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Applications Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Applications Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Applications Tester
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Tester across the England region.

Applications Tester Salary Trend in England

Applications Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Applications Tester Salary Histogram in England

Applications Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West +26 9 £95,000 +171.42% 2
South East +20 9 £38,000 +8.18% 3
London -2 8 £56,250 +9.75% 4
Yorkshire +8 2 £63,750 +112.50% 4
West Midlands -19 2 £31,250 +25.00%
Applications Tester
UK

Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the England region that cited Applications Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Applications Tester in their job title.

1 35 (56.45%) Windows
2 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.71%) QA
4 18 (29.03%) Selenium
5 17 (27.42%) Information Security
6 16 (25.81%) .NET
6 16 (25.81%) Android
6 16 (25.81%) Apple iOS
7 15 (24.19%) Finance
8 14 (22.58%) Regression Testing
8 14 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (22.58%) WebDriver
9 13 (20.97%) Automation Testing
9 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
9 13 (20.97%) Manual Testing
10 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
10 12 (19.35%) BDD
10 12 (19.35%) TDD
10 12 (19.35%) SQL
10 12 (19.35%) C#
10 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
11 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
11 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
11 11 (17.74%) ISEB
11 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
11 11 (17.74%) Automated Testing
11 11 (17.74%) Reverse Engineering
11 11 (17.74%) Security Testing
11 11 (17.74%) SDLC
12 10 (16.13%) Defect Tracking

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the England region that cited Applications Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Applications Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (14.52%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
2 9 (14.52%) Network Security
2 9 (14.52%) Wireless
3 3 (4.84%) HTTP
4 1 (1.61%) DHCP
4 1 (1.61%) DNS
4 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Selenium
2 14 (22.58%) WebDriver
3 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
4 10 (16.13%) Calabash
4 10 (16.13%) Selenium IDE
5 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (6.45%) JIRA
7 2 (3.23%) Bugzilla
7 2 (3.23%) Burp Suite
7 2 (3.23%) Metasploit
7 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.61%) Appium
8 1 (1.61%) AppScan
8 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.61%) JBehave
8 1 (1.61%) Subversion
8 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (24.19%) Finance
2 9 (14.52%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Billing
4 1 (1.61%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) German Language
4 1 (1.61%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.61%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.61%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.61%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) .NET
2 10 (16.13%) Web Services
3 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.06%) HTML
5 4 (6.45%) CSS
6 2 (3.23%) jQuery
7 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
2 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (14.52%) Blackberry
3 9 (14.52%) Mobile App
4 7 (11.29%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.23%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.61%) Derivative
6 1 (1.61%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 35 (56.45%) Windows
2 16 (25.81%) Android
2 16 (25.81%) Apple iOS
3 10 (16.13%) Unix
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.84%) Linux
6 2 (3.23%) Kali Linux
6 2 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.42%) Information Security
3 14 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
3 14 (22.58%) Regression Testing
4 13 (20.97%) Automation Testing
4 13 (20.97%) Manual Testing
5 12 (19.35%) BDD
5 12 (19.35%) TDD
5 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
6 11 (17.74%) Automated Testing
6 11 (17.74%) Reverse Engineering
6 11 (17.74%) SDLC
6 11 (17.74%) Security Testing
7 10 (16.13%) Agile Testing
7 10 (16.13%) Defect Tracking
8 9 (14.52%) Network Design
8 9 (14.52%) Security Architecture
8 9 (14.52%) Server Hardening
8 9 (14.52%) Social Engineering
8 9 (14.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) C#
1 12 (19.35%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) T-SQL
3 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.06%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) Perl
5 1 (1.61%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) ISEB
2 10 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.06%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.23%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) CEH
6 1 (1.61%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (38.71%) QA
2 9 (14.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 9 (14.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Nessus
2 1 (1.61%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.61%) Citrix
2 1 (1.61%) VMware
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