The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 234 230 231
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1342 1438 1296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.27% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.35% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1172 1233 1117
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
98311 106681 98632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.58% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 81285 87325 83033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Tester Salary Trend in England

Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in England

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 Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 21 April 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 -37 475 £47,500 +5.55% 93
South East -9 260 £42,500 +13.33% 37
East of England +45 142 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Yorkshire +34 133 £32,500 - 19
North West +30 123 £30,000 - 31
West Midlands +6 90 £35,000 +19.65% 14
South West -28 66 £32,500 -7.14% 28
East Midlands -19 31 £37,500 +11.94% 5
North East +4 15 £26,500 -33.75% 4
Midlands +12 1 £26,500 -55.83%
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 1194 (47.36%) Agile Software Development
2 996 (39.51%) QA
3 834 (33.08%) Selenium
4 742 (29.43%) SQL
5 690 (27.37%) Java
6 611 (24.24%) Test Scripting
7 558 (22.13%) ISEB
8 547 (21.70%) Automated Testing
9 528 (20.94%) Software Testing
10 511 (20.27%) Test Automation
11 494 (19.60%) Manual Testing
12 490 (19.44%) Finance
13 453 (17.97%) Degree
14 438 (17.37%) C#
15 404 (16.03%) ISTQB
16 380 (15.07%) WebDriver
17 379 (15.03%) Windows
18 361 (14.32%) TDD
19 359 (14.24%) BDD
20 349 (13.84%) Scrum
21 332 (13.17%) Automation Testing
22 321 (12.73%) Regression Testing
23 312 (12.38%) User Acceptance Testing
24 282 (11.19%) .NET
25 280 (11.11%) JavaScript
25 280 (11.11%) Cucumber
26 269 (10.67%) HTML
27 248 (9.84%) JIRA
28 243 (9.64%) Performance Testing
29 241 (9.56%) Linux

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.03%) CMS
3 24 (0.95%) IIS
4 18 (0.71%) WebSphere
5 16 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 14 (0.56%) Drupal
6 14 (0.56%) Node.js
7 13 (0.52%) MQSeries
7 13 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
8 12 (0.48%) Apache
9 10 (0.40%) Confluence
10 9 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.24%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.24%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.24%) GlassFish
12 5 (0.20%) JBoss
12 5 (0.20%) WordPress
13 3 (0.12%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.079%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 101 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 58 (2.30%) MS Office
3 6 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.079%) MS Project
7 1 (0.040%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (0.32%) Sophis RISQUE
2 7 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.079%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.079%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.079%) MultiFonds
4 2 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.079%) Magento
4 2 (0.079%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.079%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.040%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.040%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.040%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.040%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.040%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.040%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.040%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.63%) SaaS
2 18 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.12%) FinancialForce.com
5 3 (0.12%) GitHub
6 2 (0.079%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.040%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 38 (1.51%) Internet
3 27 (1.07%) HTTP
4 23 (0.91%) Network Security
5 18 (0.71%) Wireless
6 16 (0.63%) Firewall
7 12 (0.48%) VoIP
8 11 (0.44%) Wireshark
9 10 (0.40%) DNS
10 9 (0.36%) VPN
11 8 (0.32%) ATM
12 6 (0.24%) WAN
13 5 (0.20%) GSM
14 4 (0.16%) GPRS
14 4 (0.16%) SSL
15 3 (0.12%) H.323
15 3 (0.12%) HTTPS
15 3 (0.12%) RTP
15 3 (0.12%) VLAN
15 3 (0.12%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 47 (1.86%) Relational Database
3 43 (1.71%) MySQL
4 38 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.07%) DB2
5 27 (1.07%) Oracle Database
6 25 (0.99%) Big Data
7 17 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (0.63%) DbVisualizer
9 15 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (0.56%) MongoDB
11 13 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.36%) Hazelcast
14 8 (0.32%) Neo4j
14 8 (0.32%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.28%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 5 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 834 (33.08%) Selenium
2 380 (15.07%) WebDriver
3 280 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 248 (9.84%) JIRA
5 212 (8.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 127 (5.04%) JMeter
7 118 (4.68%) Jenkins
8 117 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 103 (4.09%) LoadRunner
10 99 (3.93%) SpecFlow
11 96 (3.81%) JUnit
12 90 (3.57%) SoapUI
13 62 (2.46%) TeamCity
13 62 (2.46%) Calabash
14 60 (2.38%) Visual Studio
15 59 (2.34%) Git (software)
16 58 (2.30%) Hudson
17 49 (1.94%) NUnit
18 48 (1.90%) FitNesse
19 45 (1.79%) Appium
General
1 490 (19.44%) Finance
2 150 (5.95%) Banking
3 130 (5.16%) Retail
4 92 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 77 (3.05%) Games
6 30 (1.19%) Marketing
7 23 (0.91%) Advertising
8 20 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 19 (0.75%) Law
9 19 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 18 (0.71%) Billing
11 16 (0.63%) Legal
11 16 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.52%) Back Office
13 12 (0.48%) Front Office
14 8 (0.32%) Automotive
15 7 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.20%) Local Government
16 5 (0.20%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (11.19%) .NET
2 269 (10.67%) HTML
3 163 (6.47%) XML
4 145 (5.75%) CSS
5 141 (5.59%) Web Services
6 75 (2.98%) SOAP
7 62 (2.46%) ASP.NET
8 37 (1.47%) jQuery
8 37 (1.47%) Gherkin
9 36 (1.43%) REST
10 34 (1.35%) HTML5
11 32 (1.27%) RESTful
11 32 (1.27%) J2EE
12 26 (1.03%) Spring
13 24 (0.95%) LAMP
13 24 (0.95%) Flash
13 24 (0.95%) WCF
14 21 (0.83%) WPF
14 21 (0.83%) Java EE
15 20 (0.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 203 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 183 (7.26%) Computer Science
3 144 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 92 (3.65%) Open Source
5 50 (1.98%) User Experience
6 43 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 39 (1.55%) N-Tier
8 37 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 37 (1.47%) Client/Server
9 34 (1.35%) Mathematics
10 29 (1.15%) Replication
11 18 (0.71%) IPTV
12 16 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (0.56%) Video on Demand
13 14 (0.56%) Visualisation
14 13 (0.52%) iPhone
14 13 (0.52%) iPad
14 13 (0.52%) Blackberry
15 12 (0.48%) SWIFT
16 11 (0.44%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 379 (15.03%) Windows
2 241 (9.56%) Linux
3 186 (7.38%) Android
3 186 (7.38%) Apple iOS
4 147 (5.83%) UNIX
5 28 (1.11%) Windows XP
6 26 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 25 (0.99%) Solaris
8 24 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (0.75%) Windows Phone
11 18 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
14 14 (0.56%) Windows Vista
15 12 (0.48%) Windows Phone 8
16 6 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.20%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.12%) AIX
19 1 (0.040%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1194 (47.36%) Agile Software Development
2 611 (24.24%) Test Scripting
3 547 (21.70%) Automated Testing
4 528 (20.94%) Software Testing
5 511 (20.27%) Test Automation
6 494 (19.60%) Manual Testing
7 361 (14.32%) TDD
8 359 (14.24%) BDD
9 349 (13.84%) Scrum
10 332 (13.17%) Automation Testing
11 321 (12.73%) Regression Testing
12 312 (12.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 243 (9.64%) Performance Testing
14 188 (7.46%) Penetration Testing
15 179 (7.10%) E-Commerce
15 179 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
16 175 (6.94%) Test Strategy
17 143 (5.67%) System Testing
18 123 (4.88%) Test Management
19 118 (4.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 742 (29.43%) SQL
2 690 (27.37%) Java
3 438 (17.37%) C#
4 280 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 169 (6.70%) Python
6 153 (6.07%) Ruby
7 112 (4.44%) C++
8 104 (4.13%) PHP
9 85 (3.37%) Perl
10 67 (2.66%) C
11 33 (1.31%) VB
12 28 (1.11%) PL/SQL
13 27 (1.07%) VBScript
14 25 (0.99%) T-SQL
15 23 (0.91%) Shell Script
16 22 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 22 (0.87%) Bash Shell
17 21 (0.83%) Groovy
18 14 (0.56%) VB.NET
19 10 (0.40%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 558 (22.13%) ISEB
2 453 (17.97%) Degree
3 404 (16.03%) ISTQB
4 194 (7.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 86 (3.41%) Security Cleared
6 65 (2.58%) OSCP
7 62 (2.46%) CISSP
8 50 (1.98%) OSCE
9 32 (1.27%) SC Cleared
10 28 (1.11%) CEH
11 15 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
11 15 (0.60%) CISA
12 14 (0.56%) DV Cleared
13 13 (0.52%) HND
14 6 (0.24%) GPEN
15 5 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 4 (0.16%) CGEIT
16 4 (0.16%) CRISC
16 4 (0.16%) GWAPT
16 4 (0.16%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 996 (39.51%) QA
2 32 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 23 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.16%) SLA
4 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.079%) Val IT
5 2 (0.079%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.079%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.079%) WAI
5 2 (0.079%) COBIT
6 1 (0.040%) WCAG
6 1 (0.040%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.040%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.040%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 16 (0.63%) vSphere
4 15 (0.60%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.16%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.12%) Firmware
7 1 (0.040%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.040%) Snort
Systems Management
1 136 (5.39%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.03%) Nessus
3 11 (0.44%) Nmap
4 7 (0.28%) CORE IMPACT
4 7 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (0.24%) Netcool
6 5 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.079%) Oozie
9 1 (0.040%) Puppet
Vendors
1 232 (9.20%) Microsoft
2 159 (6.31%) Oracle
3 99 (3.93%) HP
4 42 (1.67%) VMware
5 29 (1.15%) IBM
6 19 (0.75%) Telerik
7 15 (0.60%) SAP
7 15 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (0.56%) Google
9 13 (0.52%) Citrix
10 12 (0.48%) Apple
11 10 (0.40%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.36%) McAfee
13 8 (0.32%) Qualys
13 8 (0.32%) Terracotta
13 8 (0.32%) SOASTA, Inc
14 6 (0.24%) Cisco
15 5 (0.20%) Veritas
15 5 (0.20%) AppSense
16 4 (0.16%) Symbian
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £20000 - £37000 per annum + Bonus+benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits and culture
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
Intelletec
Salary: From £37,000 to £85,000 per annum £15,000 bonus, remote working, priva
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
Intelletec
Salary: From £37,000 to £85,000 per annum bonus up to £15,000, remote working,
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £24k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £12,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45k - £70k plus outstanding package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Bonus, 25 days holiday
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Newton Blue
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago