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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 238 235 223
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1222 1201 1326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.24% 1.26% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.33% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1075 972 1207
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
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
93674 90433 98244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.55% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 78627 73802 84913
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -41 402 £47,500 +5.55% 85
South East +9 269 £37,500 +15.38% 34
North West +23 144 £35,000 +16.66% 41
Yorkshire +23 126 £32,500 +3.17% 18
East of England -11 96 £35,000 +4.47% 15
West Midlands +12 80 £35,000 +16.66% 13
East Midlands -5 44 £32,500 +8.33% 5
South West -43 36 £35,000 +16.66% 23
North East +4 16 £35,000 +12.00% 3
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1091 (44.60%) Agile Software Development
2 988 (40.39%) QA
3 768 (31.40%) Selenium
4 677 (27.68%) SQL
5 593 (24.24%) ISEB
6 540 (22.08%) Java
7 533 (21.79%) Test Scripting
8 529 (21.63%) Degree
9 505 (20.65%) Automated Testing
10 501 (20.48%) Software Testing
11 457 (18.68%) Finance
12 452 (18.48%) Manual Testing
13 425 (17.38%) Test Automation
14 424 (17.33%) C#
15 406 (16.60%) Windows
16 395 (16.15%) ISTQB
17 349 (14.27%) WebDriver
18 325 (13.29%) BDD
19 319 (13.04%) Automation Testing
20 287 (11.73%) Scrum
21 281 (11.49%) Regression Testing
22 279 (11.41%) TDD
23 261 (10.67%) QuickTest Pro
24 258 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
25 251 (10.26%) .NET
26 250 (10.22%) JIRA
27 248 (10.14%) Linux
28 242 (9.89%) Microsoft
29 232 (9.48%) Performance Testing
30 231 (9.44%) Cucumber

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 45 (1.84%) CMS
2 32 (1.31%) Drupal
3 23 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 20 (0.82%) IIS
5 12 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 11 (0.45%) Node.js
6 11 (0.45%) Confluence
6 11 (0.45%) MQSeries
7 10 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (0.37%) Apache
9 8 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.29%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.25%) GlassFish
11 6 (0.25%) WordPress
11 6 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.16%) WorkSite
12 4 (0.16%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.12%) ColdFusion
13 3 (0.12%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.082%) SAS
Applications
1 96 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.00%) MS Office
3 15 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.041%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.041%) MS Project
5 1 (0.041%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (0.74%) Sophis RISQUE
2 5 (0.20%) Servitor
3 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.082%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.082%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.082%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.082%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.082%) RiskWrite
4 2 (0.082%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.041%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.041%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.041%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 24 (0.98%) SaaS
2 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.12%) GitHub
4 2 (0.082%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.041%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.041%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.15%) TCP/IP
2 27 (1.10%) Internet
3 24 (0.98%) VoIP
4 22 (0.90%) WAN
5 20 (0.82%) Wireshark
6 19 (0.78%) HTTP
7 14 (0.57%) DHCP
8 13 (0.53%) Network Security
8 13 (0.53%) RTP
8 13 (0.53%) H.323
8 13 (0.53%) Firewall
8 13 (0.53%) Wireless
8 13 (0.53%) VLAN
9 10 (0.41%) LAN
10 7 (0.29%) FTP
11 6 (0.25%) ATM
11 6 (0.25%) VPN
12 5 (0.20%) 4G
12 5 (0.20%) LTE
12 5 (0.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 60 (2.45%) MySQL
3 41 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 28 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (1.06%) Oracle Database
6 24 (0.98%) Big Data
7 21 (0.86%) DB2
8 17 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (0.61%) MongoDB
9 15 (0.61%) MS Access
10 14 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (0.49%) DbVisualizer
13 11 (0.45%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (0.29%) Hazelcast
15 7 (0.29%) BusinessObjects XI
15 7 (0.29%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 768 (31.40%) Selenium
2 349 (14.27%) WebDriver
3 261 (10.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 250 (10.22%) JIRA
5 231 (9.44%) Cucumber
6 104 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 96 (3.92%) LoadRunner
8 95 (3.88%) JMeter
8 95 (3.88%) SpecFlow
9 82 (3.35%) Git (software)
10 81 (3.31%) JUnit
11 80 (3.27%) Jenkins
12 57 (2.33%) Hudson
13 55 (2.25%) TeamCity
13 55 (2.25%) Visual Studio
14 47 (1.92%) SoapUI
15 44 (1.80%) Calabash
16 43 (1.76%) NUnit
17 42 (1.72%) Subversion
18 40 (1.64%) FitNesse
General
1 457 (18.68%) Finance
2 175 (7.15%) Banking
3 140 (5.72%) Retail
4 93 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 61 (2.49%) Games
6 36 (1.47%) Marketing
7 35 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 29 (1.19%) Front Office
9 26 (1.06%) Advertising
10 23 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 20 (0.82%) Investment Banking
12 18 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.70%) Billing
14 15 (0.61%) Back Office
14 15 (0.61%) Law
15 10 (0.41%) Legal
16 7 (0.29%) Automotive
17 5 (0.20%) Publishing
17 5 (0.20%) Electronics
17 5 (0.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (10.26%) .NET
2 195 (7.97%) HTML
3 185 (7.56%) XML
4 135 (5.52%) Web Services
5 107 (4.37%) CSS
6 63 (2.58%) SOAP
7 56 (2.29%) REST
8 50 (2.04%) ASP.NET
9 42 (1.72%) J2EE
10 41 (1.68%) Gherkin
11 36 (1.47%) RESTful
12 31 (1.27%) jQuery
13 24 (0.98%) LAMP
13 24 (0.98%) Flash
14 23 (0.94%) .NET Framework
15 21 (0.86%) HTML5
16 18 (0.74%) JSON
17 17 (0.70%) Spring
18 16 (0.65%) Ajax
18 16 (0.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 209 (8.54%) Computer Science
2 183 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 85 (3.48%) Open Source
5 55 (2.25%) User Experience
6 51 (2.09%) Mathematics
7 46 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 41 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 35 (1.43%) N-Tier
11 31 (1.27%) Life Science
12 24 (0.98%) Credit Risk
13 23 (0.94%) Blackberry
14 22 (0.90%) iPhone
15 19 (0.78%) IPTV
16 18 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 17 (0.70%) Replication
17 17 (0.70%) Chemistry
17 17 (0.70%) Biology
18 15 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 406 (16.60%) Windows
2 248 (10.14%) Linux
3 169 (6.91%) UNIX
4 164 (6.70%) Android
5 154 (6.30%) Apple iOS
6 51 (2.09%) Solaris
7 28 (1.14%) Mac OS X
8 25 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 22 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 19 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
11 14 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (0.49%) Windows Phone
13 11 (0.45%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
16 8 (0.33%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.29%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.16%) Debian
18 4 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1091 (44.60%) Agile Software Development
2 533 (21.79%) Test Scripting
3 505 (20.65%) Automated Testing
4 501 (20.48%) Software Testing
5 452 (18.48%) Manual Testing
6 425 (17.38%) Test Automation
7 325 (13.29%) BDD
8 319 (13.04%) Automation Testing
9 287 (11.73%) Scrum
10 281 (11.49%) Regression Testing
11 279 (11.41%) TDD
12 258 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 232 (9.48%) Performance Testing
14 204 (8.34%) Penetration Testing
15 185 (7.56%) Test Strategy
16 156 (6.38%) E-Commerce
17 155 (6.34%) System Testing
18 130 (5.31%) Test Management
19 126 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
20 117 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 677 (27.68%) SQL
2 540 (22.08%) Java
3 424 (17.33%) C#
4 216 (8.83%) JavaScript
5 174 (7.11%) Ruby
6 154 (6.30%) Python
7 107 (4.37%) Perl
8 104 (4.25%) C++
9 72 (2.94%) PHP
10 47 (1.92%) PL/SQL
11 46 (1.88%) C
12 42 (1.72%) VBScript
13 31 (1.27%) Shell Script
14 30 (1.23%) VB
15 22 (0.90%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.86%) PowerShell
17 17 (0.70%) F#
18 14 (0.57%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.57%) Groovy
19 13 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 593 (24.24%) ISEB
2 529 (21.63%) Degree
3 395 (16.15%) ISTQB
4 186 (7.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 84 (3.43%) CISSP
6 81 (3.31%) Security Cleared
7 54 (2.21%) OSCP
8 41 (1.68%) CISA
9 40 (1.64%) OSCE
10 37 (1.51%) CEH
11 34 (1.39%) SC Cleared
12 20 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (0.70%) CCNA
14 16 (0.65%) MCITP
14 16 (0.65%) MCSE
15 15 (0.61%) HND
16 11 (0.45%) PhD
17 8 (0.33%) DV Cleared
18 7 (0.29%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 988 (40.39%) QA
2 28 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.41%) GLP
5 4 (0.16%) SLA
5 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.082%) GAMP
7 2 (0.082%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.041%) TickIT
8 1 (0.041%) ISO 9002
8 1 (0.041%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.57%) vSphere
5 5 (0.20%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.12%) Firmware
7 2 (0.082%) Nmap
8 1 (0.041%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.041%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.041%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.041%) Snort
Systems Management
1 162 (6.62%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (0.82%) Nessus
3 7 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.25%) Netcool
4 6 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (0.25%) Puppet
4 6 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.16%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.12%) CORE IMPACT
6 3 (0.12%) SCCM
7 1 (0.041%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 242 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 124 (5.07%) Oracle
3 109 (4.46%) HP
4 48 (1.96%) VMware
5 20 (0.82%) Telerik
6 17 (0.70%) IBM
7 16 (0.65%) Cisco
7 16 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (0.53%) Red Hat
8 13 (0.53%) Avaya
9 12 (0.49%) Google
9 12 (0.49%) SAP
9 12 (0.49%) Citrix
10 9 (0.37%) Apple
11 8 (0.33%) SOASTA, Inc
12 6 (0.25%) Veritas
12 6 (0.25%) McAfee
12 6 (0.25%) Terracotta
13 5 (0.20%) Appcelerator
13 5 (0.20%) AppSense
London
Argus Media
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum C. £20K PA
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Nationwide
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Blue Glue
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Life ins + bonus + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
e-Recruiter
Salary: £36000 per annum + Benefits + Shares
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £17000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago