The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Tester
Rank 829 802 836
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 41 80 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.074% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.078% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 39 68 26
Average salary £62,500 £50,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
Technical 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
94522 102668 95291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.18% 94.51% 94.27%
Number of salaries quoted 79392 83843 79807
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Technical Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Technical Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Technical Tester Salary Trend in England

Technical Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Technical Tester Salary Histogram in England

Technical 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 Technical Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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
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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
London +18 36 £62,500 +25.00% 3
South East 0 3 £25,000 -44.44%
North West -7 2 £35,000 -6.66%
Technical Tester
UK

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title.

1 64 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (60.00%) SQL
3 42 (52.50%) Java
4 37 (46.25%) BDD
5 36 (45.00%) Selenium
6 31 (38.75%) C#
7 30 (37.50%) Automation Testing
8 28 (35.00%) Test Automation
8 28 (35.00%) OO
8 28 (35.00%) Manual Testing
9 26 (32.50%) .NET
9 26 (32.50%) Cucumber
10 25 (31.25%) WebDriver
11 23 (28.75%) QA
12 22 (27.50%) Jenkins
13 20 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (25.00%) Oracle
14 19 (23.75%) Regression Testing
14 19 (23.75%) SoapUI
15 18 (22.50%) Automated Testing
16 17 (21.25%) Ruby
16 17 (21.25%) SQL Server
16 17 (21.25%) SpecFlow
17 16 (20.00%) TeamCity
17 16 (20.00%) PL/SQL
17 16 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (20.00%) Finance
18 15 (18.75%) JUnit
18 15 (18.75%) Web Services
18 15 (18.75%) XML

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) SS7
1 2 (2.50%) Wireshark
1 2 (2.50%) SIGTRAN
1 2 (2.50%) GGSN
1 2 (2.50%) SGSN
2 1 (1.25%) LTE
2 1 (1.25%) MGW
2 1 (1.25%) 4G
2 1 (1.25%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.25%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (1.25%) Telnet
2 1 (1.25%) SMPP
2 1 (1.25%) TCAP
2 1 (1.25%) SCCP
2 1 (1.25%) Firewall
2 1 (1.25%) IPsec
2 1 (1.25%) 2G
2 1 (1.25%) SSH
2 1 (1.25%) ATM
2 1 (1.25%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 10 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 8 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 8 (10.00%) MySQL
3 8 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.75%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.50%) Big Data
5 2 (2.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (45.00%) Selenium
2 26 (32.50%) Cucumber
3 25 (31.25%) WebDriver
4 22 (27.50%) Jenkins
5 19 (23.75%) SoapUI
6 17 (21.25%) SpecFlow
7 16 (20.00%) TeamCity
8 15 (18.75%) JUnit
9 13 (16.25%) Hudson
10 11 (13.75%) Subversion
11 10 (12.50%) NUnit
11 10 (12.50%) Git (software)
12 8 (10.00%) JBehave
12 8 (10.00%) FitNesse
12 8 (10.00%) Calabash
12 8 (10.00%) Appium
13 6 (7.50%) JMeter
14 5 (6.25%) JIRA
15 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
16 1 (1.25%) TestNG
General
1 16 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Banking
2 9 (11.25%) Investment Banking
3 8 (10.00%) Games
4 5 (6.25%) Music Industry
5 3 (3.75%) Automotive
5 3 (3.75%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.50%) Electronics
7 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.50%) .NET
2 15 (18.75%) Web Services
2 15 (18.75%) XML
3 11 (13.75%) SOAP
4 8 (10.00%) REST
5 4 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.00%) HTML
6 3 (3.75%) J2EE
6 3 (3.75%) XML Messaging
6 3 (3.75%) JSON
6 3 (3.75%) Spring
6 3 (3.75%) JSF
6 3 (3.75%) RESTful
7 2 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (2.50%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.25%) Ajax
8 1 (1.25%) ICEfaces
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Mobile App
2 10 (12.50%) Replication
3 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.50%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.50%) iDTV
6 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.75%) UNIX
2 10 (12.50%) Windows
3 9 (11.25%) Linux
4 2 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (1.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (46.25%) BDD
3 30 (37.50%) Automation Testing
4 28 (35.00%) Test Automation
4 28 (35.00%) Manual Testing
4 28 (35.00%) OO
5 20 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (23.75%) Regression Testing
7 18 (22.50%) Automated Testing
8 16 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (17.50%) Scrum
10 13 (16.25%) TDD
11 12 (15.00%) Load Testing
11 12 (15.00%) System Testing
12 11 (13.75%) API Testing
13 10 (12.50%) Waterfall
13 10 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
13 10 (12.50%) E-Commerce
14 8 (10.00%) Performance Testing
15 6 (7.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (60.00%) SQL
2 42 (52.50%) Java
3 31 (38.75%) C#
4 17 (21.25%) Ruby
5 16 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 14 (17.50%) Groovy
7 11 (13.75%) Python
8 8 (10.00%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.50%) VC++
10 2 (2.50%) C++
11 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) ISEB
2 7 (8.75%) Degree
3 5 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.50%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Oracle
2 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.25%) Informatica
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco