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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 229 259 234
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1309 1254 1486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.43% 1.22% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.27% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1123 1126 1260
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
88406 98623 105620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.44% 96.31% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 75235 82312 86796
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -31 373 £50,000 +1.01% 72
South East +71 293 £40,000 +6.66% 51
West Midlands +34 138 £32,500 +8.33% 21
North West +45 122 £33,000 -2.22% 32
East of England +31 117 £35,000 - 24
Yorkshire +9 99 £35,000 +1.44% 17
South West +30 91 £35,000 +7.69% 18
East Midlands +14 55 £34,425 -1.64% 10
North East -5 7 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Midlands +13 2 £52,500 +61.53% 1
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1268 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1239 (45.29%) QA
3 979 (35.78%) Selenium
4 737 (26.94%) SQL
5 711 (25.99%) Java
6 640 (23.39%) Test Scripting
7 627 (22.92%) Software Testing
8 590 (21.56%) Finance
9 572 (20.91%) Test Automation
10 571 (20.87%) ISEB
11 568 (20.76%) C#
12 556 (20.32%) Automated Testing
13 487 (17.80%) Scrum
13 487 (17.80%) ISTQB
14 456 (16.67%) Automation Testing
15 453 (16.56%) Manual Testing
16 436 (15.94%) Regression Testing
17 415 (15.17%) Degree
18 399 (14.58%) BDD
19 391 (14.29%) Windows
20 373 (13.63%) .NET
21 364 (13.30%) Microsoft
22 343 (12.54%) Penetration Testing
23 333 (12.17%) JIRA
23 333 (12.17%) WebDriver
24 322 (11.77%) Functional Testing
25 321 (11.73%) JavaScript
26 314 (11.48%) TDD
27 307 (11.22%) Cucumber
27 307 (11.22%) Performance 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 41 (1.50%) Confluence
2 38 (1.39%) CMS
3 33 (1.21%) IIS
4 17 (0.62%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.37%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.29%) Apache
9 7 (0.26%) Drupal
9 7 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.11%) CICS
10 3 (0.11%) JBoss
10 3 (0.11%) SAS
10 3 (0.11%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.037%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.037%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.037%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.037%) MTS
Applications
1 185 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 50 (1.83%) MS Office
3 9 (0.33%) Maya
4 4 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.073%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.51%) MultiFonds
3 14 (0.51%) Sonata
4 13 (0.48%) Misys Midas
5 8 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
6 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.11%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.073%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.073%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.073%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.037%) Optimost
10 1 (0.037%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.037%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.037%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (0.69%) SaaS
4 13 (0.48%) GitHub
5 7 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.073%) Office 365
6 2 (0.073%) Pure360
7 1 (0.037%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.037%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.037%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.037%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.037%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 105 (3.84%) Wireless
2 94 (3.44%) Firewall
3 85 (3.11%) TCP/IP
4 61 (2.23%) Internet
5 53 (1.94%) HTTP
6 37 (1.35%) LAN
6 37 (1.35%) WAN
7 25 (0.91%) Network Security
8 24 (0.88%) Wireless Security
9 23 (0.84%) VoIP
10 22 (0.80%) DNS
11 20 (0.73%) SMTP
12 17 (0.62%) Wireshark
13 14 (0.51%) NAS
14 12 (0.44%) SAN
15 11 (0.40%) HTTPS
15 11 (0.40%) IMAP
16 7 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (0.22%) LTE
17 6 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 75 (2.74%) MySQL
3 63 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 39 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 18 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (0.55%) MongoDB
8 15 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (0.48%) Big Data
10 12 (0.44%) MS Access
11 10 (0.37%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.18%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 979 (35.78%) Selenium
2 333 (12.17%) JIRA
2 333 (12.17%) WebDriver
3 307 (11.22%) Cucumber
4 231 (8.44%) JMeter
4 231 (8.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 228 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 152 (5.56%) SpecFlow
7 148 (5.41%) HP UFT
7 148 (5.41%) Jenkins
8 146 (5.34%) Visual Studio
9 140 (5.12%) LoadRunner
10 132 (4.82%) Git (software)
11 126 (4.61%) JUnit
12 97 (3.55%) NUnit
13 96 (3.51%) TestNG
14 62 (2.27%) Metasploit
15 61 (2.23%) Burp Suite
16 55 (2.01%) FitNesse
17 54 (1.97%) Gatling
General
1 590 (21.56%) Finance
2 138 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 123 (4.50%) Banking
4 83 (3.03%) Games
5 71 (2.60%) Retail
6 52 (1.90%) Back Office
6 52 (1.90%) Marketing
7 31 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.02%) Publishing
9 27 (0.99%) Automotive
10 26 (0.95%) Legal
11 25 (0.91%) Law
12 24 (0.88%) Electronics
13 19 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 17 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.40%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.37%) Advertising
17 8 (0.29%) Billing
17 8 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (13.63%) .NET
2 247 (9.03%) Web Services
3 240 (8.77%) HTML
4 198 (7.24%) XML
5 108 (3.95%) SOAP
6 103 (3.76%) CSS
7 94 (3.44%) ASP.NET
8 76 (2.78%) Gherkin
9 55 (2.01%) REST
10 52 (1.90%) JSON
11 51 (1.86%) .NET Framework
12 47 (1.72%) Ajax
13 36 (1.32%) RESTful
14 33 (1.21%) jQuery
15 25 (0.91%) HTML5
16 24 (0.88%) Node.js
17 22 (0.80%) J2EE
18 21 (0.77%) 802.1X
19 20 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
19 20 (0.73%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 256 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (8.66%) Mobile App
3 132 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 68 (2.49%) Client/Server
5 53 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 51 (1.86%) User Experience
7 50 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
8 42 (1.54%) iPad
9 41 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 26 (0.95%) Digital Media
10 26 (0.95%) Online Games
11 25 (0.91%) CESG
12 23 (0.84%) Blackberry
12 23 (0.84%) Virtual Team
13 21 (0.77%) Fintech
14 20 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
14 20 (0.73%) N-Tier
15 17 (0.62%) Mathematics
16 16 (0.58%) Mainframe
16 16 (0.58%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 391 (14.29%) Windows
2 265 (9.69%) Linux
3 165 (6.03%) Unix
4 132 (4.82%) Android
5 125 (4.57%) Apple iOS
6 68 (2.49%) Windows Server
7 33 (1.21%) Mac OS X
8 19 (0.69%) Solaris
9 17 (0.62%) Kali Linux
9 17 (0.62%) Windows 10
10 11 (0.40%) CentOS
10 11 (0.40%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 10 (0.37%) Windows Vista
11 10 (0.37%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.26%) AIX
13 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.18%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.15%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1268 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 640 (23.39%) Test Scripting
3 627 (22.92%) Software Testing
4 572 (20.91%) Test Automation
5 556 (20.32%) Automated Testing
6 487 (17.80%) Scrum
7 456 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 453 (16.56%) Manual Testing
9 436 (15.94%) Regression Testing
10 399 (14.58%) BDD
11 343 (12.54%) Penetration Testing
12 322 (11.77%) Functional Testing
13 314 (11.48%) TDD
14 307 (11.22%) Performance Testing
15 292 (10.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 286 (10.45%) SDLC
17 240 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
18 223 (8.15%) Test Strategy
19 185 (6.76%) Non-Functional Testing
20 177 (6.47%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 737 (26.94%) SQL
2 711 (25.99%) Java
3 568 (20.76%) C#
4 321 (11.73%) JavaScript
5 246 (8.99%) Python
6 226 (8.26%) Ruby
7 175 (6.40%) C++
8 144 (5.26%) Perl
9 115 (4.20%) C
10 114 (4.17%) PHP
11 74 (2.70%) VB
12 60 (2.19%) Bash Shell
13 39 (1.43%) PowerShell
14 35 (1.28%) VB.NET
15 33 (1.21%) VBScript
16 31 (1.13%) Groovy
17 25 (0.91%) Shell Script
18 24 (0.88%) Scala
19 17 (0.62%) VBA
20 15 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 571 (20.87%) ISEB
2 487 (17.80%) ISTQB
3 415 (15.17%) Degree
4 219 (8.00%) CREST Certified
5 181 (6.62%) Security Cleared
6 158 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 110 (4.02%) SC Cleared
8 108 (3.95%) OSCP
9 84 (3.07%) CEH
10 74 (2.70%) GPEN
11 67 (2.45%) CISSP
12 63 (2.30%) GIAC
13 54 (1.97%) DV Cleared
14 47 (1.72%) CHECK Team Leader
15 46 (1.68%) Tigerscheme
16 37 (1.35%) CHECK Team Member
17 27 (0.99%) SANS
18 22 (0.80%) CISM
19 20 (0.73%) CISA
20 16 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1239 (45.29%) QA
2 42 (1.54%) SDET
3 31 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.51%) COBIT
4 14 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.48%) Val IT
6 12 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 9 (0.33%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.15%) WCAG
9 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.11%) Section 508
10 2 (0.073%) GPG13
10 2 (0.073%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.073%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.40%) VMware ESX
4 10 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.11%) Firmware
7 2 (0.073%) Docker
Systems Management
1 128 (4.68%) HP Quality Center
2 79 (2.89%) Nessus
3 60 (2.19%) Nmap
4 26 (0.95%) HP SiteScope
5 25 (0.91%) OpenVAS
6 14 (0.51%) HP Fortify
7 12 (0.44%) Perfmon
7 12 (0.44%) Puppet
8 10 (0.37%) SCCM
8 10 (0.37%) SCOM
9 7 (0.26%) Nagios
10 6 (0.22%) Nexpose
11 5 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.18%) WebInspect
12 4 (0.15%) Control-M
12 4 (0.15%) Grafana
12 4 (0.15%) Graphite
13 2 (0.073%) CA Wily
13 2 (0.073%) Core Impact
14 1 (0.037%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 364 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 139 (5.08%) HP
3 114 (4.17%) Oracle
4 45 (1.64%) VMware
5 32 (1.17%) Google
5 32 (1.17%) SAP
6 27 (0.99%) Qualys
7 24 (0.88%) Cisco
8 23 (0.84%) Fortinet
9 21 (0.77%) Juniper
9 21 (0.77%) Nokia
9 21 (0.77%) Red Hat
10 20 (0.73%) Coverity
11 18 (0.66%) IBM
12 17 (0.62%) Telerik
13 12 (0.44%) Apple
14 10 (0.37%) Atlassian
14 10 (0.37%) Citrix
15 8 (0.29%) Misys
15 8 (0.29%) Splunk
West Malling, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: Yesterday
Hyde, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc...
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Agentis Solution
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 19 hours ago
Worcestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + 40 days+ Holidays & Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Adeptis Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Freshtechit
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Travel, Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago