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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 228 235 230
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1319 1305 1315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.31% 1.25% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.32% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1144 1099 1148
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £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
95146 98530 96981
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.55% 94.84%
Number of salaries quoted 78725 80421 81983
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,000 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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
(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 -28 451 £45,500 +1.11% 73
South East +23 281 £40,000 +6.66% 27
North West +41 138 £32,500 +8.33% 28
Yorkshire +41 126 £32,500 - 20
East of England +14 126 £35,000 +7.69% 7
West Midlands -3 86 £35,000 +25.00% 15
South West -31 61 £32,500 +6.55% 16
East Midlands -10 32 £35,000 - 11
North East +7 13 £26,500 -11.66% 4
Midlands +5 1 £26,500 -55.83%
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1198 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1010 (39.48%) QA
3 821 (32.10%) Selenium
4 722 (28.23%) SQL
5 646 (25.25%) Java
6 581 (22.71%) Test Scripting
7 580 (22.67%) ISEB
8 541 (21.15%) Automated Testing
9 531 (20.76%) Software Testing
10 494 (19.31%) Test Automation
11 492 (19.23%) Manual Testing
12 478 (18.69%) Finance
13 470 (18.37%) Degree
14 434 (16.97%) C#
15 423 (16.54%) ISTQB
16 388 (15.17%) Windows
17 380 (14.86%) WebDriver
18 357 (13.96%) BDD
19 344 (13.45%) TDD
20 333 (13.02%) Scrum
21 328 (12.82%) Automation Testing
22 315 (12.31%) Regression Testing
23 304 (11.88%) User Acceptance Testing
24 270 (10.56%) .NET
25 267 (10.44%) JavaScript
26 262 (10.24%) Cucumber
27 257 (10.05%) HTML
28 252 (9.85%) JIRA
29 251 (9.81%) Performance Testing
30 240 (9.38%) Linux

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (1.17%) CMS
2 29 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 22 (0.86%) IIS
3 22 (0.86%) Drupal
4 17 (0.66%) WebSphere
5 13 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
5 13 (0.51%) MQSeries
6 12 (0.47%) Node.js
6 12 (0.47%) Apache
7 11 (0.43%) Confluence
8 10 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.27%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.23%) JBoss
11 6 (0.23%) GlassFish
11 6 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.20%) WordPress
12 5 (0.20%) ColdFusion
12 5 (0.20%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.078%) SAS
Applications
1 101 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 60 (2.35%) MS Office
3 8 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.078%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.078%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.43%) Sophis RISQUE
2 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.078%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.078%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.078%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.078%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.078%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.078%) Magento
4 2 (0.078%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.039%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.039%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.039%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.039%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.039%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.039%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.039%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.33%) SaaS
2 13 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
3 3 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 35 (1.37%) Internet
3 24 (0.94%) HTTP
3 24 (0.94%) Network Security
4 16 (0.63%) Wireless
4 16 (0.63%) VoIP
5 12 (0.47%) Wireshark
5 12 (0.47%) Firewall
6 9 (0.35%) VPN
7 8 (0.31%) WAN
7 8 (0.31%) ATM
8 7 (0.27%) DNS
9 5 (0.20%) GSM
9 5 (0.20%) DHCP
9 5 (0.20%) H.323
9 5 (0.20%) RTP
9 5 (0.20%) VLAN
10 4 (0.16%) SSL
10 4 (0.16%) GPRS
11 3 (0.12%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 39 (1.52%) MySQL
3 39 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (1.25%) Big Data
5 28 (1.09%) DB2
6 25 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 17 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (0.63%) MongoDB
9 15 (0.59%) DbVisualizer
9 15 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (0.43%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.35%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.35%) MS Access
12 9 (0.35%) Hazelcast
13 8 (0.31%) Neo4j
13 8 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.27%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 821 (32.10%) Selenium
2 380 (14.86%) WebDriver
3 262 (10.24%) Cucumber
4 252 (9.85%) JIRA
5 228 (8.91%) QuickTest Pro
6 123 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 114 (4.46%) JMeter
8 107 (4.18%) Jenkins
9 99 (3.87%) LoadRunner
10 98 (3.83%) SpecFlow
11 92 (3.60%) JUnit
12 84 (3.28%) SoapUI
13 64 (2.50%) Git (software)
14 62 (2.42%) TeamCity
15 58 (2.27%) Visual Studio
16 57 (2.23%) Hudson
17 56 (2.19%) Calabash
18 55 (2.15%) FitNesse
19 46 (1.80%) NUnit
20 45 (1.76%) WatiN
General
1 478 (18.69%) Finance
2 164 (6.41%) Banking
3 152 (5.94%) Retail
4 79 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 76 (2.97%) Games
6 31 (1.21%) Marketing
7 23 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 22 (0.86%) Advertising
9 20 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 20 (0.78%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.66%) Billing
10 17 (0.66%) Law
11 16 (0.63%) Legal
11 16 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.59%) Front Office
13 13 (0.51%) Back Office
14 8 (0.31%) Automotive
15 6 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.20%) Local Government
17 4 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (10.56%) .NET
2 257 (10.05%) HTML
3 181 (7.08%) XML
4 139 (5.43%) CSS
5 135 (5.28%) Web Services
6 72 (2.81%) SOAP
7 52 (2.03%) ASP.NET
8 40 (1.56%) REST
9 39 (1.52%) Gherkin
9 39 (1.52%) jQuery
10 34 (1.33%) RESTful
11 33 (1.29%) HTML5
12 29 (1.13%) J2EE
12 29 (1.13%) LAMP
13 25 (0.98%) Spring
14 23 (0.90%) Flash
15 22 (0.86%) WCF
16 20 (0.78%) WPF
17 19 (0.74%) .NET Framework
17 19 (0.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 201 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 195 (7.62%) Computer Science
3 131 (5.12%) Mobile App
4 87 (3.40%) Open Source
5 47 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
5 47 (1.84%) User Experience
6 41 (1.60%) N-Tier
7 40 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 39 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 39 (1.52%) Mathematics
9 29 (1.13%) Replication
10 18 (0.70%) IPTV
11 17 (0.66%) Blackberry
12 15 (0.59%) iPhone
13 14 (0.55%) Video on Demand
13 14 (0.55%) Credit Risk
13 14 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (0.55%) iPad
14 11 (0.43%) Over-the-Top Content
14 11 (0.43%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 388 (15.17%) Windows
2 240 (9.38%) Linux
3 186 (7.27%) Android
4 185 (7.23%) Apple iOS
5 154 (6.02%) UNIX
6 30 (1.17%) Solaris
7 27 (1.06%) Windows XP
8 26 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 21 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
10 17 (0.66%) Windows Phone
11 16 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.47%) Windows Phone 8
13 12 (0.47%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.31%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.20%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.12%) AIX
17 1 (0.039%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1198 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 581 (22.71%) Test Scripting
3 541 (21.15%) Automated Testing
4 531 (20.76%) Software Testing
5 494 (19.31%) Test Automation
6 492 (19.23%) Manual Testing
7 357 (13.96%) BDD
8 344 (13.45%) TDD
9 333 (13.02%) Scrum
10 328 (12.82%) Automation Testing
11 315 (12.31%) Regression Testing
12 304 (11.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 251 (9.81%) Performance Testing
14 205 (8.01%) Penetration Testing
15 176 (6.88%) Test Strategy
16 173 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
17 165 (6.45%) E-Commerce
18 139 (5.43%) System Testing
19 122 (4.77%) Test Management
20 109 (4.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 722 (28.23%) SQL
2 646 (25.25%) Java
3 434 (16.97%) C#
4 267 (10.44%) JavaScript
5 165 (6.45%) Python
6 144 (5.63%) Ruby
7 104 (4.07%) C++
8 90 (3.52%) PHP
9 85 (3.32%) Perl
10 58 (2.27%) C
11 32 (1.25%) VBScript
12 31 (1.21%) VB
13 28 (1.09%) PL/SQL
14 26 (1.02%) PowerShell
15 24 (0.94%) T-SQL
16 23 (0.90%) Shell Script
16 23 (0.90%) Bash Shell
17 21 (0.82%) Groovy
18 13 (0.51%) VB.NET
19 11 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 580 (22.67%) ISEB
2 470 (18.37%) Degree
3 423 (16.54%) ISTQB
4 194 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 84 (3.28%) CISSP
6 83 (3.24%) Security Cleared
7 60 (2.35%) OSCP
8 40 (1.56%) OSCE
8 40 (1.56%) CISA
9 30 (1.17%) CEH
10 28 (1.09%) SC Cleared
11 16 (0.63%) HND
12 13 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
13 10 (0.39%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.27%) CCNA
14 7 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (0.20%) MCSE
16 5 (0.20%) MCITP
16 5 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1010 (39.48%) QA
2 31 (1.21%) PCI DSS
3 22 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.16%) SLA
4 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.078%) Val IT
5 2 (0.078%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.078%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.078%) WAI
5 2 (0.078%) COBIT
6 1 (0.039%) WCAG
6 1 (0.039%) GAMP
6 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.039%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.039%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 18 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 17 (0.66%) vSphere
5 4 (0.16%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.12%) Firmware
7 1 (0.039%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.039%) Snort
Systems Management
1 131 (5.12%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (1.09%) Nessus
3 10 (0.39%) Nmap
4 8 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
5 7 (0.27%) CORE IMPACT
6 6 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.23%) Netcool
6 6 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (0.20%) Puppet
8 4 (0.16%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.078%) Oozie
Vendors
1 225 (8.80%) Microsoft
2 137 (5.36%) Oracle
3 94 (3.67%) HP
4 47 (1.84%) VMware
5 26 (1.02%) IBM
6 24 (0.94%) Telerik
7 15 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (0.59%) Citrix
8 14 (0.55%) Google
9 12 (0.47%) Red Hat
9 12 (0.47%) Apple
10 11 (0.43%) SAP
11 10 (0.39%) McAfee
12 8 (0.31%) Cisco
12 8 (0.31%) Terracotta
12 8 (0.31%) SOASTA, Inc
13 7 (0.27%) Qualys
14 6 (0.23%) Veritas
15 5 (0.20%) Avaya
15 5 (0.20%) AppSense
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £28,000
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Bonus, 25 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, pension,
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MoneySuperMarket.com
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 + numerous benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum Pension, Private Healthcare + other
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago