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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 218 267 235
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1377 1221 1530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.50% 1.18% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.22% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1172 1101 1308
Median salary £39,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
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 £34,250
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
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
88459 100027 107293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.38% 96.51% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 75472 83409 88582
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 £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 29 June 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 29 June 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 0 444 £52,500 +8.80% 61
South East +106 300 £40,000 +1.26% 31
Yorkshire +33 132 £35,000 +7.69% 11
West Midlands +13 131 £32,500 +8.33% 10
North West +44 111 £35,000 +7.69% 25
East of England +19 109 £37,500 +7.14% 16
South West +50 88 £35,000 +16.66% 14
East Midlands +21 45 £34,250 -2.14% 12
North East -4 7 £32,500 +22.64% 3
Midlands +11 1 £55,000 +69.23%
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1250 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1215 (44.88%) QA
3 952 (35.17%) Selenium
4 720 (26.60%) SQL
5 710 (26.23%) Java
6 626 (23.13%) Software Testing
7 592 (21.87%) Test Scripting
8 589 (21.76%) Finance
9 568 (20.98%) Automated Testing
10 558 (20.61%) ISEB
11 556 (20.54%) Test Automation
12 552 (20.39%) C#
13 504 (18.62%) ISTQB
14 486 (17.95%) Manual Testing
15 452 (16.70%) Automation Testing
15 452 (16.70%) Scrum
16 420 (15.52%) Degree
17 417 (15.40%) Windows
18 411 (15.18%) BDD
19 383 (14.15%) Microsoft
20 378 (13.96%) .NET
21 352 (13.00%) WebDriver
22 339 (12.52%) Penetration Testing
23 337 (12.45%) Functional Testing
24 326 (12.04%) TDD
25 324 (11.97%) Regression Testing
26 318 (11.75%) JIRA
27 316 (11.67%) SDLC
28 311 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
29 309 (11.41%) Cucumber

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 (1.63%) Confluence
2 33 (1.22%) IIS
3 28 (1.03%) CMS
4 13 (0.48%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.37%) Drupal
7 8 (0.30%) Apache
8 7 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.18%) ColdFusion
9 5 (0.18%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.18%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.15%) JBoss
11 3 (0.11%) CICS
11 3 (0.11%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.037%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.037%) MTS
12 1 (0.037%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 197 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 47 (1.74%) MS Office
3 12 (0.44%) Maya
4 5 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.48%) Misys Midas
3 12 (0.44%) MultiFonds
3 12 (0.44%) Sonata
4 9 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.11%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.074%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.074%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.074%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.074%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.037%) BASE24
10 1 (0.037%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.037%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.55%) SaaS
4 9 (0.33%) GitHub
5 7 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.11%) Office 365
7 2 (0.074%) Pure360
8 1 (0.037%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.037%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.037%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.037%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.037%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 105 (3.88%) Wireless
2 94 (3.47%) TCP/IP
3 89 (3.29%) Firewall
4 55 (2.03%) HTTP
5 47 (1.74%) Internet
6 42 (1.55%) Network Security
7 38 (1.40%) LAN
7 38 (1.40%) WAN
8 23 (0.85%) Wireless Security
9 21 (0.78%) VoIP
10 18 (0.66%) DNS
11 16 (0.59%) Wireshark
12 15 (0.55%) SMTP
13 13 (0.48%) NAS
14 12 (0.44%) HTTPS
15 11 (0.41%) SAN
16 10 (0.37%) IMAP
17 6 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
18 5 (0.18%) SSH
19 4 (0.15%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 75 (2.77%) MySQL
3 67 (2.48%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (0.66%) Oracle Database
8 17 (0.63%) MongoDB
9 13 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (0.44%) MS Access
11 9 (0.33%) Big Data
12 8 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (0.30%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.18%) DB2
14 5 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 952 (35.17%) Selenium
2 352 (13.00%) WebDriver
3 318 (11.75%) JIRA
4 309 (11.41%) Cucumber
5 241 (8.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 211 (7.79%) SoapUI
7 203 (7.50%) JMeter
8 152 (5.62%) SpecFlow
9 150 (5.54%) HP UFT
10 142 (5.25%) Jenkins
11 139 (5.13%) Visual Studio
12 130 (4.80%) Git (software)
13 129 (4.77%) LoadRunner
14 128 (4.73%) JUnit
15 91 (3.36%) NUnit
16 88 (3.25%) TestNG
17 66 (2.44%) FitNesse
18 59 (2.18%) Metasploit
19 57 (2.11%) Burp Suite
20 46 (1.70%) Gatling
General
1 589 (21.76%) Finance
2 130 (4.80%) Banking
3 115 (4.25%) Telecoms
4 77 (2.84%) Games
5 71 (2.62%) Retail
6 51 (1.88%) Marketing
7 40 (1.48%) Back Office
8 37 (1.37%) Law
9 32 (1.18%) Publishing
10 28 (1.03%) Legal
11 26 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 25 (0.92%) Electronics
13 21 (0.78%) Automotive
13 21 (0.78%) Investment Banking
14 19 (0.70%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.37%) Advertising
17 9 (0.33%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.22%) Military
19 5 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (13.96%) .NET
2 264 (9.75%) Web Services
3 218 (8.05%) HTML
4 193 (7.13%) XML
5 110 (4.06%) SOAP
6 103 (3.80%) CSS
7 80 (2.96%) ASP.NET
8 72 (2.66%) Gherkin
9 59 (2.18%) REST
10 54 (1.99%) JSON
11 47 (1.74%) .NET Framework
12 45 (1.66%) Ajax
13 33 (1.22%) jQuery
13 33 (1.22%) RESTful
14 26 (0.96%) J2EE
15 25 (0.92%) HTML5
16 23 (0.85%) Node.js
17 21 (0.78%) 802.1X
18 18 (0.66%) Behat
19 17 (0.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 270 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
2 215 (7.94%) Mobile App
3 146 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 77 (2.84%) Client/Server
5 61 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 48 (1.77%) User Experience
7 43 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (1.48%) iPad
9 37 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 32 (1.18%) Virtual Team
11 30 (1.11%) Blackberry
12 27 (1.00%) Online Games
13 26 (0.96%) Digital Media
14 21 (0.78%) Mathematics
14 21 (0.78%) N-Tier
15 19 (0.70%) Fintech
15 19 (0.70%) Mainframe
16 17 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
17 16 (0.59%) CESG
17 16 (0.59%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 417 (15.40%) Windows
2 252 (9.31%) Linux
3 169 (6.24%) Unix
4 142 (5.25%) Android
5 133 (4.91%) Apple iOS
6 72 (2.66%) Windows Server
7 27 (1.00%) Mac OS X
8 25 (0.92%) Solaris
9 17 (0.63%) Kali Linux
10 14 (0.52%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 14 (0.52%) Windows Vista
10 14 (0.52%) Windows XP
11 13 (0.48%) CentOS
12 12 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.37%) AIX
13 10 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1250 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (23.13%) Software Testing
3 592 (21.87%) Test Scripting
4 568 (20.98%) Automated Testing
5 556 (20.54%) Test Automation
6 486 (17.95%) Manual Testing
7 452 (16.70%) Automation Testing
7 452 (16.70%) Scrum
8 411 (15.18%) BDD
9 339 (12.52%) Penetration Testing
10 337 (12.45%) Functional Testing
11 326 (12.04%) TDD
12 324 (11.97%) Regression Testing
13 316 (11.67%) SDLC
14 311 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
15 286 (10.57%) Performance Testing
16 232 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
17 195 (7.20%) Non-Functional Testing
18 192 (7.09%) Test Strategy
19 178 (6.58%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 720 (26.60%) SQL
2 710 (26.23%) Java
3 552 (20.39%) C#
4 283 (10.45%) JavaScript
5 232 (8.57%) Python
6 214 (7.91%) Ruby
7 153 (5.65%) C++
8 125 (4.62%) Perl
9 109 (4.03%) PHP
10 101 (3.73%) C
11 71 (2.62%) VB
12 50 (1.85%) Bash Shell
13 38 (1.40%) PowerShell
14 35 (1.29%) VB.NET
15 32 (1.18%) VBScript
16 31 (1.15%) Groovy
17 22 (0.81%) Scala
17 22 (0.81%) Shell Script
18 17 (0.63%) VBA
19 15 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 558 (20.61%) ISEB
2 504 (18.62%) ISTQB
3 420 (15.52%) Degree
4 199 (7.35%) CREST Certified
5 160 (5.91%) Security Cleared
6 155 (5.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 102 (3.77%) SC Cleared
8 82 (3.03%) OSCP
9 68 (2.51%) CEH
10 55 (2.03%) CISSP
11 48 (1.77%) CHECK Team Leader
12 47 (1.74%) GPEN
13 46 (1.70%) GIAC
14 42 (1.55%) DV Cleared
15 37 (1.37%) Tigerscheme
16 32 (1.18%) CHECK Team Member
17 19 (0.70%) CISM
18 18 (0.66%) CISA
18 18 (0.66%) SANS
19 16 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1215 (44.88%) QA
2 48 (1.77%) SDET
3 39 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 13 (0.48%) COBIT
6 12 (0.44%) Val IT
7 11 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.30%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.11%) Section 508
10 3 (0.11%) WCAG
11 2 (0.074%) GPG13
11 2 (0.074%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.074%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.41%) Firmware
4 10 (0.37%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.074%) Docker
Systems Management
1 116 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 75 (2.77%) Nessus
3 53 (1.96%) Nmap
4 20 (0.74%) OpenVAS
5 16 (0.59%) HP SiteScope
6 14 (0.52%) HP Fortify
7 12 (0.44%) Puppet
8 11 (0.41%) Perfmon
9 7 (0.26%) Nagios
10 5 (0.18%) Nexpose
10 5 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.18%) SCCM
10 5 (0.18%) SCOM
10 5 (0.18%) WebInspect
11 4 (0.15%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.15%) Control-M
11 4 (0.15%) Grafana
11 4 (0.15%) Graphite
12 2 (0.074%) Core Impact
13 1 (0.037%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 383 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 131 (4.84%) HP
3 99 (3.66%) Oracle
4 36 (1.33%) VMware
5 30 (1.11%) Google
5 30 (1.11%) SAP
6 24 (0.89%) Cisco
7 23 (0.85%) Fortinet
7 23 (0.85%) Qualys
8 22 (0.81%) IBM
9 21 (0.78%) Juniper
9 21 (0.78%) Nokia
9 21 (0.78%) Red Hat
10 18 (0.66%) Coverity
11 17 (0.63%) Telerik
12 15 (0.55%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.52%) Citrix
14 13 (0.48%) Apple
15 10 (0.37%) hybris
16 9 (0.33%) Dynatrace
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus (10%) + bens(Pension,health)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + flex working
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
We are Friday Ltd.
Salary: Competitive - Depending on experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29000 - £33500 per annum + pension + incremental salary
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Adesse Search
Salary: From £27,000 to £33,000 per annum + pension + fun, flexible working en
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Freshtechit
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Lots of Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
JWResource
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plu benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Agentis Solution
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago