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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 214 276 211
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1444 998 1468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.32% 0.98% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.04% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1207 820 1298
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
103240 95834 105354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.23% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 84283 80255 90787
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
London +69 591 £45,000 - 66
South East +28 307 £35,000 +7.69% 33
South West +24 109 £32,500 -2.98% 19
North West +48 106 £35,000 +12.90% 30
East of England +49 93 £33,500 +11.66% 11
East Midlands +1 84 £32,500 +2.36% 3
West Midlands +3 71 £33,500 -8.84% 10
Yorkshire -49 68 £30,000 -14.28% 12
North East +3 16 £39,500 +46.29% 3
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1209 (41.35%) QA
2 884 (30.23%) Selenium
3 855 (29.24%) SQL
4 852 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
5 757 (25.89%) Degree
6 725 (24.79%) Java
7 686 (23.46%) Finance
8 675 (23.08%) ISEB
9 656 (22.44%) Software Testing
10 637 (21.79%) Automated Testing
11 608 (20.79%) C#
12 588 (20.11%) Test Automation
13 549 (18.78%) Test Scripting
14 544 (18.60%) .NET
15 469 (16.04%) Manual Testing
16 433 (14.81%) Windows
17 398 (13.61%) Microsoft
18 380 (13.00%) ISTQB
19 358 (12.24%) Scrum
20 355 (12.14%) Regression Testing
21 348 (11.90%) WebDriver
22 334 (11.42%) QuickTest Pro
23 331 (11.32%) SQL Server
24 329 (11.25%) Computer Science
25 295 (10.09%) Automation Testing
26 292 (9.99%) Performance Testing
27 273 (9.34%) BDD
28 271 (9.27%) TDD
29 267 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing
30 248 (8.48%) Python

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 37 (1.27%) IIS
2 35 (1.20%) Confluence
3 28 (0.96%) Apache
4 27 (0.92%) SharePoint
5 25 (0.85%) CMS
6 15 (0.51%) WorkSite
7 10 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.31%) ColdFusion
9 8 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.27%) Drupal
10 7 (0.24%) WordPress
11 6 (0.21%) Node.js
12 4 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.14%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.14%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.14%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.068%) Lync
13 2 (0.068%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.068%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 215 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 85 (2.91%) MS Office
3 20 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.034%) MS Project
6 1 (0.034%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 12 (0.41%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
4 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.068%) Endur
7 1 (0.034%) Servitor
7 1 (0.034%) Magento
7 1 (0.034%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.034%) SiteCatalyst
7 1 (0.034%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.034%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.034%) Exstream
7 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.034%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.034%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.034%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.034%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.034%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.54%) SaaS
2 41 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.44%) AWS Data Pipeline
4 13 (0.44%) Basecamp
5 6 (0.21%) GitHub
6 4 (0.14%) Trello
7 3 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 50 (1.71%) Wireless
3 46 (1.57%) Internet
4 45 (1.54%) Firewall
5 38 (1.30%) HTTP
6 26 (0.89%) VoIP
7 21 (0.72%) WAN
7 21 (0.72%) LAN
8 16 (0.55%) VPN
8 16 (0.55%) Network Security
8 16 (0.55%) LTE
9 15 (0.51%) 3G
10 11 (0.38%) Wireless Security
10 11 (0.38%) SGSN
10 11 (0.38%) Wireshark
11 10 (0.34%) SSL
12 9 (0.31%) GGSN
12 9 (0.31%) Broadband
13 8 (0.27%) SMTP
14 7 (0.24%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 110 (3.76%) MySQL
3 66 (2.26%) Relational Database
4 49 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 48 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 23 (0.79%) Big Data
9 18 (0.62%) Hazelcast
10 17 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 17 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
11 16 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (0.41%) DB2
12 12 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.34%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (0.21%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 884 (30.23%) Selenium
2 348 (11.90%) WebDriver
3 334 (11.42%) QuickTest Pro
4 220 (7.52%) Cucumber
4 220 (7.52%) JIRA
5 181 (6.19%) LoadRunner
6 177 (6.05%) JMeter
7 145 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 112 (3.83%) JUnit
8 112 (3.83%) Visual Studio
9 111 (3.80%) Jenkins
10 92 (3.15%) Git (software)
11 84 (2.87%) NUnit
12 82 (2.80%) SoapUI
13 59 (2.02%) SpecFlow
14 55 (1.88%) FitNesse
14 55 (1.88%) Hudson
15 54 (1.85%) TeamCity
16 52 (1.78%) Subversion
17 46 (1.57%) Selenium IDE
General
1 686 (23.46%) Finance
2 127 (4.34%) Retail
3 119 (4.07%) Banking
4 116 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 79 (2.70%) Games
6 68 (2.33%) Marketing
7 36 (1.23%) Law
8 32 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 31 (1.06%) Electronics
10 20 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 20 (0.68%) Back Office
11 18 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (0.62%) Legal
11 18 (0.62%) Advertising
12 15 (0.51%) Publishing
13 14 (0.48%) Front Office
14 12 (0.41%) Multimedia
15 11 (0.38%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.31%) Billing
17 7 (0.24%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 544 (18.60%) .NET
2 202 (6.91%) HTML
3 166 (5.68%) XML
4 144 (4.92%) Web Services
5 113 (3.86%) CSS
6 106 (3.63%) ASP.NET
7 68 (2.33%) .NET Framework
8 62 (2.12%) SOAP
9 61 (2.09%) REST
10 52 (1.78%) J2EE
11 44 (1.50%) Gherkin
12 33 (1.13%) HTML5
13 28 (0.96%) jQuery
14 23 (0.79%) RESTful
15 22 (0.75%) WinForms
15 22 (0.75%) Flash
16 21 (0.72%) JSON
17 17 (0.58%) CSS3
18 16 (0.55%) Ajax
19 15 (0.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 329 (11.25%) Computer Science
2 167 (5.71%) Open Source
3 155 (5.30%) Mathematics
4 148 (5.06%) Mobile App
5 59 (2.02%) Client/Server
6 57 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 54 (1.85%) Life Science
8 43 (1.47%) Chemistry
9 37 (1.27%) Biology
10 35 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 34 (1.16%) Derivative
12 31 (1.06%) Statistics
13 29 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
14 26 (0.89%) Equities
15 22 (0.75%) N-Tier
15 22 (0.75%) iPhone
16 21 (0.72%) Physics
16 21 (0.72%) Visualisation
17 20 (0.68%) Online Games
18 19 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 433 (14.81%) Windows
2 235 (8.04%) Linux
3 165 (5.64%) UNIX
4 135 (4.62%) Android
5 123 (4.21%) Apple iOS
6 55 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 29 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 24 (0.82%) Mac OS X
11 22 (0.75%) Windows Vista
12 21 (0.72%) Solaris
13 15 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.51%) Windows Phone
13 15 (0.51%) Debian
14 14 (0.48%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.34%) AIX
15 10 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
15 10 (0.34%) CentOS
16 9 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 852 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
2 656 (22.44%) Software Testing
3 637 (21.79%) Automated Testing
4 588 (20.11%) Test Automation
5 549 (18.78%) Test Scripting
6 469 (16.04%) Manual Testing
7 358 (12.24%) Scrum
8 355 (12.14%) Regression Testing
9 295 (10.09%) Automation Testing
10 292 (9.99%) Performance Testing
11 273 (9.34%) BDD
12 271 (9.27%) TDD
13 267 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 237 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
15 231 (7.90%) Test Strategy
16 210 (7.18%) System Testing
17 171 (5.85%) OO
18 159 (5.44%) E-Commerce
19 157 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
20 136 (4.65%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 855 (29.24%) SQL
2 725 (24.79%) Java
3 608 (20.79%) C#
4 248 (8.48%) Python
5 235 (8.04%) Ruby
6 225 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 218 (7.46%) C++
8 141 (4.82%) PHP
9 96 (3.28%) Perl
10 84 (2.87%) VB
11 83 (2.84%) C
12 72 (2.46%) PL/SQL
13 67 (2.29%) VBScript
14 53 (1.81%) Shell Script
15 49 (1.68%) T-SQL
16 36 (1.23%) VB.NET
17 31 (1.06%) Bash Shell
18 28 (0.96%) Objective-C
19 19 (0.65%) F#
20 17 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 757 (25.89%) Degree
2 675 (23.08%) ISEB
3 380 (13.00%) ISTQB
4 185 (6.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 139 (4.75%) Security Cleared
6 107 (3.66%) CEH
7 78 (2.67%) CISSP
8 73 (2.50%) SC Cleared
9 38 (1.30%) OSCP
10 30 (1.03%) GPEN
11 24 (0.82%) PhD
12 22 (0.75%) HND
13 21 (0.72%) CISMP
14 19 (0.65%) OSCE
15 18 (0.62%) DV Cleared
16 17 (0.58%) GIAC
17 16 (0.55%) CCNA
17 16 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
17 16 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
18 12 (0.41%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1209 (41.35%) QA
2 77 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 51 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.31%) SLA
5 7 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.14%) COBIT
7 3 (0.10%) GAMP
8 2 (0.068%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.034%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.034%) TickIT
System Software
1 16 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.27%) Snort
3 8 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.24%) vSphere
5 6 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.17%) Nmap
7 3 (0.10%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.068%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.068%) XenApp
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.034%) KVM
9 1 (0.034%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.034%) NFS
9 1 (0.034%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 189 (6.46%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.75%) SCCM
3 10 (0.34%) Nessus
4 6 (0.21%) NetBackup
4 6 (0.21%) Backup Exec
4 6 (0.21%) WebInspect
4 6 (0.21%) CORE IMPACT
4 6 (0.21%) PureDisk
5 4 (0.14%) Puppet
5 4 (0.14%) Opsview
6 2 (0.068%) Control-M
6 2 (0.068%) SCOM
7 1 (0.034%) Ansible
7 1 (0.034%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.034%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.034%) WMI
7 1 (0.034%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 398 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 188 (6.43%) Oracle
3 157 (5.37%) HP
4 27 (0.92%) Citrix
5 20 (0.68%) VMware
5 20 (0.68%) SAP
5 20 (0.68%) Red Hat
6 18 (0.62%) IBM
6 18 (0.62%) Telerik
7 15 (0.51%) Interwoven
7 15 (0.51%) Adobe
8 13 (0.44%) Jaspersoft
9 12 (0.41%) Altiris
10 10 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.31%) Business Objects
11 9 (0.31%) Cisco
12 8 (0.27%) JD Edwards
12 8 (0.27%) LogRhythm
13 7 (0.24%) Apple
13 7 (0.24%) Informatica
Slough, Berkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 45 minutes ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Slough, Berkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 58 minutes ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, 23days
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k (multiple roles) + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + stock options + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £On application + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £On application + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +Many benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20k-25k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday