The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 221 266 242
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1400 1200 1468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.50% 1.19% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.23% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1216 1064 1276
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
89853 97233 106674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.33% 96.52% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 76436 80612 88172
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 28 May 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in England

Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +42 517 £52,500 +10.52% 64
South East +78 302 £40,000 -5.88% 37
Yorkshire +13 129 £35,000 +7.69% 16
West Midlands +23 115 £32,500 - 8
East of England +7 104 £35,000 -2.77% 18
North West +12 100 £35,000 +16.66% 22
South West +31 84 £37,500 +25.00% 23
East Midlands +15 41 £33,500 -15.18% 4
North East -9 6 £31,250 +17.92% 2
Midlands +8 1 £55,000 +107.54%
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 1219 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1211 (46.22%) QA
3 914 (34.89%) Selenium
4 692 (26.41%) SQL
5 666 (25.42%) Java
6 581 (22.18%) Software Testing
7 572 (21.83%) Finance
8 559 (21.34%) Automated Testing
9 551 (21.03%) Test Automation
10 550 (20.99%) Test Scripting
11 517 (19.73%) C#
12 514 (19.62%) ISEB
13 474 (18.09%) ISTQB
14 472 (18.02%) Manual Testing
15 442 (16.87%) Automation Testing
16 430 (16.41%) BDD
17 424 (16.18%) Windows
18 411 (15.69%) Scrum
19 400 (15.27%) Degree
20 370 (14.12%) Microsoft
21 365 (13.93%) .NET
22 364 (13.89%) WebDriver
23 340 (12.98%) Functional Testing
24 334 (12.75%) TDD
25 329 (12.56%) Cucumber
26 326 (12.44%) SDLC
27 324 (12.37%) Penetration Testing
28 321 (12.25%) Regression Testing
29 318 (12.14%) JIRA
30 306 (11.68%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 44 (1.68%) Confluence
2 32 (1.22%) IIS
3 24 (0.92%) CMS
4 21 (0.80%) Node.js
5 12 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 9 (0.34%) Drupal
8 7 (0.27%) ColdFusion
9 6 (0.23%) Apache
9 6 (0.23%) JBoss
9 6 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.11%) CICS
11 2 (0.076%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.038%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.038%) MTS
12 1 (0.038%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.038%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.038%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 193 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 41 (1.56%) MS Office
3 14 (0.53%) Maya
4 6 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.038%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.50%) Misys Midas
3 9 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.31%) MultiFonds
4 8 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (0.31%) Sonata
5 5 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.076%) BASE24
8 2 (0.076%) CSG Singleview
8 2 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.076%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.076%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.076%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.57%) SaaS
4 6 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.19%) GitHub
6 2 (0.076%) Office 365
6 2 (0.076%) Pure360
6 2 (0.076%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.038%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.038%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 95 (3.63%) Wireless
2 89 (3.40%) TCP/IP
3 80 (3.05%) Firewall
4 51 (1.95%) Network Security
5 48 (1.83%) HTTP
6 42 (1.60%) Internet
7 39 (1.49%) LAN
7 39 (1.49%) WAN
8 19 (0.73%) Wireless Security
9 17 (0.65%) VoIP
10 16 (0.61%) Wireshark
11 12 (0.46%) HTTPS
12 11 (0.42%) DNS
12 11 (0.42%) SAN
13 10 (0.38%) IMAP
13 10 (0.38%) NAS
13 10 (0.38%) SMTP
14 6 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.15%) GSM
15 4 (0.15%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (8.32%) SQL Server
2 71 (2.71%) Relational Database
3 70 (2.67%) MySQL
4 27 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (0.69%) MongoDB
5 18 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 17 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (0.34%) Big Data
7 9 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (0.31%) DB2
8 8 (0.31%) MS Access
8 8 (0.31%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (0.23%) DbVisualizer
9 6 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 914 (34.89%) Selenium
2 364 (13.89%) WebDriver
3 329 (12.56%) Cucumber
4 318 (12.14%) JIRA
5 236 (9.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 193 (7.37%) SoapUI
7 176 (6.72%) JMeter
8 160 (6.11%) HP UFT
9 142 (5.42%) SpecFlow
10 137 (5.23%) Jenkins
11 120 (4.58%) Git (software)
12 116 (4.43%) JUnit
13 113 (4.31%) Visual Studio
14 106 (4.05%) LoadRunner
15 76 (2.90%) NUnit
16 69 (2.63%) FitNesse
17 66 (2.52%) TestNG
18 54 (2.06%) Metasploit
19 49 (1.87%) Burp Suite
20 41 (1.56%) Hudson
General
1 572 (21.83%) Finance
2 127 (4.85%) Banking
3 105 (4.01%) Telecoms
4 71 (2.71%) Games
5 60 (2.29%) Retail
6 56 (2.14%) Marketing
7 49 (1.87%) Law
8 33 (1.26%) Electronics
9 30 (1.15%) Back Office
9 30 (1.15%) Publishing
10 28 (1.07%) Legal
11 25 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 22 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 22 (0.84%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.65%) Automotive
13 17 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.46%) Advertising
15 6 (0.23%) Military
15 6 (0.23%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.19%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (13.93%) .NET
2 259 (9.89%) Web Services
3 185 (7.06%) HTML
4 173 (6.60%) XML
5 105 (4.01%) SOAP
6 87 (3.32%) CSS
7 74 (2.82%) Gherkin
8 63 (2.40%) ASP.NET
9 54 (2.06%) JSON
10 46 (1.76%) REST
11 43 (1.64%) .NET Framework
12 33 (1.26%) RESTful
13 32 (1.22%) Ajax
14 26 (0.99%) jQuery
15 23 (0.88%) J2EE
16 20 (0.76%) 802.1X
16 20 (0.76%) HTML5
17 16 (0.61%) Behat
18 15 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
19 14 (0.53%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 276 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 189 (7.21%) Mobile App
3 150 (5.73%) Computer Science
4 82 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 66 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 40 (1.53%) User Experience
7 36 (1.37%) Blackberry
8 34 (1.30%) iPad
9 31 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 27 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (0.92%) Digital Media
12 21 (0.80%) N-Tier
13 20 (0.76%) Mathematics
13 20 (0.76%) Online Games
14 19 (0.73%) Fintech
14 19 (0.73%) Mainframe
15 17 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
16 16 (0.61%) PMI
17 14 (0.53%) iSeries
17 14 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 424 (16.18%) Windows
2 229 (8.74%) Linux
3 168 (6.41%) Unix
4 146 (5.57%) Android
5 137 (5.23%) Apple iOS
6 79 (3.02%) Windows Server
7 29 (1.11%) Solaris
8 25 (0.95%) Mac OS X
9 16 (0.61%) Windows 10
10 15 (0.57%) Kali Linux
11 13 (0.50%) Windows Vista
11 13 (0.50%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.46%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.42%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.38%) AIX
15 9 (0.34%) CentOS
16 8 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1219 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
2 581 (22.18%) Software Testing
3 559 (21.34%) Automated Testing
4 551 (21.03%) Test Automation
5 550 (20.99%) Test Scripting
6 472 (18.02%) Manual Testing
7 442 (16.87%) Automation Testing
8 430 (16.41%) BDD
9 411 (15.69%) Scrum
10 340 (12.98%) Functional Testing
11 334 (12.75%) TDD
12 326 (12.44%) SDLC
13 324 (12.37%) Penetration Testing
14 321 (12.25%) Regression Testing
15 306 (11.68%) User Acceptance Testing
16 235 (8.97%) Performance Testing
17 218 (8.32%) Continuous Integration
18 188 (7.18%) Non-Functional Testing
19 174 (6.64%) Information Security
20 172 (6.56%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 692 (26.41%) SQL
2 666 (25.42%) Java
3 517 (19.73%) C#
4 243 (9.27%) JavaScript
5 220 (8.40%) Python
6 197 (7.52%) Ruby
7 134 (5.11%) C++
8 107 (4.08%) Perl
9 104 (3.97%) PHP
10 95 (3.63%) C
11 55 (2.10%) VB
12 43 (1.64%) Bash Shell
13 39 (1.49%) PowerShell
14 36 (1.37%) VB.NET
15 31 (1.18%) Groovy
16 27 (1.03%) VBScript
17 18 (0.69%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.57%) Scala
19 14 (0.53%) T-SQL
20 13 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 514 (19.62%) ISEB
2 474 (18.09%) ISTQB
3 400 (15.27%) Degree
4 180 (6.87%) CREST Certified
5 149 (5.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 132 (5.04%) Security Cleared
7 86 (3.28%) SC Cleared
8 70 (2.67%) OSCP
9 57 (2.18%) CEH
10 43 (1.64%) CHECK Team Leader
10 43 (1.64%) CISSP
11 38 (1.45%) GIAC
12 32 (1.22%) DV Cleared
13 30 (1.15%) GPEN
14 29 (1.11%) CHECK Team Member
15 28 (1.07%) Tigerscheme
16 17 (0.65%) CISM
17 16 (0.61%) PMI Certification
18 15 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
18 15 (0.57%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1211 (46.22%) QA
2 46 (1.76%) SDET
3 40 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 9 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.31%) COBIT
7 7 (0.27%) Val IT
8 6 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.19%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.11%) Section 508
11 2 (0.076%) GPG13
11 2 (0.076%) WCAG
12 1 (0.038%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.038%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.53%) Firmware
4 10 (0.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.038%) Docker
Systems Management
1 120 (4.58%) HP Quality Center
2 71 (2.71%) Nessus
3 47 (1.79%) Nmap
4 19 (0.73%) OpenVAS
5 14 (0.53%) HP Fortify
6 11 (0.42%) Perfmon
7 9 (0.34%) Puppet
8 8 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (0.19%) WebInspect
10 4 (0.15%) CA Wily
10 4 (0.15%) Control-M
10 4 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.11%) Grafana
11 3 (0.11%) Graphite
11 3 (0.11%) Nagios
11 3 (0.11%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.076%) CA Service Virtualization
12 2 (0.076%) CORE IMPACT
13 1 (0.038%) nmon
13 1 (0.038%) Oozie
Vendors
1 370 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 133 (5.08%) HP
3 92 (3.51%) Oracle
4 36 (1.37%) SAP
5 28 (1.07%) VMware
6 23 (0.88%) Cisco
6 23 (0.88%) IBM
7 22 (0.84%) Fortinet
7 22 (0.84%) Qualys
8 20 (0.76%) Google
8 20 (0.76%) Juniper
8 20 (0.76%) Nokia
9 19 (0.73%) Coverity
10 17 (0.65%) Atlassian
10 17 (0.65%) Citrix
11 14 (0.53%) hybris
11 14 (0.53%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.53%) Telerik
12 13 (0.50%) Apple
13 8 (0.31%) Misys
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Environment Agency
Salary: From £42,915 to £53,995 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum Up to £35K
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 70,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago