The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 207 267 200
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -67
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1493 1035 1529
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.36% 1.02% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.08% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1271 855 1357
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,664 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103792 95991 105966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.22% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 85662 80321 91544
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
UK

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +56 599 £44,000 -2.22% 79
South East +30 332 £36,500 +13.17% 25
South West +27 117 £33,125 -2.57% 11
North West +57 110 £32,500 -0.76% 24
East of England +23 105 £34,000 +6.25% 8
East Midlands +7 75 £32,500 - 6
West Midlands +12 72 £33,500 -4.28% 10
Yorkshire -27 70 £32,500 -7.14% 11
North East +1 15 £37,250 +37.96% 1
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1198 (41.34%) QA
2 850 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
3 849 (29.30%) Selenium
4 838 (28.92%) SQL
5 750 (25.88%) Degree
6 717 (24.74%) Java
7 702 (24.22%) Finance
8 666 (22.98%) ISEB
9 654 (22.57%) Software Testing
10 612 (21.12%) Automated Testing
11 598 (20.63%) .NET
12 595 (20.53%) C#
13 581 (20.05%) Test Automation
14 547 (18.88%) Test Scripting
15 454 (15.67%) Manual Testing
16 408 (14.08%) Windows
17 399 (13.77%) Microsoft
18 367 (12.66%) Scrum
19 364 (12.56%) ISTQB
20 333 (11.49%) Computer Science
21 332 (11.46%) SQL Server
22 320 (11.04%) WebDriver
23 312 (10.77%) QuickTest Pro
24 293 (10.11%) Performance Testing
25 283 (9.77%) Automation Testing
26 269 (9.28%) User Acceptance Testing
27 268 (9.25%) TDD
28 257 (8.87%) BDD
29 253 (8.73%) Regression Testing
30 246 (8.49%) Penetration Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 41 (1.41%) Confluence
2 36 (1.24%) IIS
3 32 (1.10%) Apache
4 26 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 16 (0.55%) CMS
6 15 (0.52%) WorkSite
7 10 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.35%) ColdFusion
8 9 (0.31%) Drupal
9 8 (0.28%) Node.js
9 8 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.14%) WordPress
12 4 (0.14%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.10%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.069%) Mule
14 2 (0.069%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.069%) Lync
Applications
1 215 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 83 (2.86%) MS Office
3 19 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.52%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.069%) Endur
6 1 (0.035%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.035%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.035%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.035%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.035%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.035%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.035%) BASE24
6 1 (0.035%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.035%) Exstream
6 1 (0.035%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.035%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.035%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.035%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.035%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 50 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (1.45%) SaaS
3 17 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.41%) Basecamp
5 7 (0.24%) GitHub
6 6 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 62 (2.14%) Internet
2 61 (2.10%) TCP/IP
2 61 (2.10%) Wireless
3 55 (1.90%) Firewall
4 41 (1.41%) HTTP
5 32 (1.10%) VoIP
6 22 (0.76%) VPN
7 20 (0.69%) Network Security
8 18 (0.62%) LAN
9 17 (0.59%) LTE
10 16 (0.55%) WAN
11 15 (0.52%) 3G
12 11 (0.38%) Wireless Security
12 11 (0.38%) SGSN
13 10 (0.35%) Wireshark
14 9 (0.31%) Broadband
14 9 (0.31%) GGSN
15 8 (0.28%) SSL
16 6 (0.21%) NAS
16 6 (0.21%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 106 (3.66%) MySQL
3 63 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 50 (1.73%) Oracle Database
4 50 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (0.93%) Big Data
7 24 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 18 (0.62%) Hazelcast
9 17 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 17 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
10 15 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.38%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.28%) SQLPlus
15 8 (0.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 849 (29.30%) Selenium
2 320 (11.04%) WebDriver
3 312 (10.77%) QuickTest Pro
4 211 (7.28%) Cucumber
5 194 (6.69%) JIRA
6 178 (6.14%) LoadRunner
7 171 (5.90%) JMeter
8 143 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 112 (3.86%) Visual Studio
10 111 (3.83%) Jenkins
11 102 (3.52%) JUnit
12 86 (2.97%) NUnit
13 82 (2.83%) SoapUI
14 69 (2.38%) Git (software)
15 57 (1.97%) FitNesse
16 49 (1.69%) Subversion
16 49 (1.69%) WATIR
17 48 (1.66%) WinRunner
18 47 (1.62%) Calabash
19 46 (1.59%) Selenium IDE
General
1 702 (24.22%) Finance
2 129 (4.45%) Retail
3 126 (4.35%) Banking
4 106 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 77 (2.66%) Games
6 74 (2.55%) Marketing
7 33 (1.14%) Law
8 29 (1.00%) Electronics
9 27 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 24 (0.83%) Back Office
11 21 (0.72%) Legal
12 19 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.62%) Publishing
14 16 (0.55%) Advertising
15 12 (0.41%) Multimedia
15 12 (0.41%) Front Office
16 9 (0.31%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.31%) Automotive
17 7 (0.24%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 598 (20.63%) .NET
2 197 (6.80%) HTML
3 163 (5.62%) XML
4 144 (4.97%) Web Services
5 110 (3.80%) ASP.NET
6 109 (3.76%) CSS
7 76 (2.62%) .NET Framework
8 60 (2.07%) SOAP
8 60 (2.07%) REST
9 46 (1.59%) Gherkin
9 46 (1.59%) J2EE
10 35 (1.21%) HTML5
11 32 (1.10%) JSON
11 32 (1.10%) jQuery
12 22 (0.76%) RESTful
13 21 (0.72%) WinForms
14 19 (0.66%) Flash
15 17 (0.59%) Ajax
16 16 (0.55%) CSS3
16 16 (0.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 333 (11.49%) Computer Science
2 165 (5.69%) Open Source
3 160 (5.52%) Mathematics
4 149 (5.14%) Mobile App
5 68 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 54 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 46 (1.59%) Life Science
8 41 (1.41%) Derivative
9 39 (1.35%) Chemistry
10 38 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 33 (1.14%) Statistics
11 33 (1.14%) Biology
12 32 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 27 (0.93%) Equities
14 22 (0.76%) NHS
15 20 (0.69%) Online Games
16 19 (0.66%) N-Tier
17 18 (0.62%) Physics
17 18 (0.62%) iPhone
18 17 (0.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 408 (14.08%) Windows
2 229 (7.90%) Linux
3 150 (5.18%) UNIX
4 146 (5.04%) Android
5 132 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 63 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 28 (0.97%) Windows XP
9 22 (0.76%) Windows Vista
10 20 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 17 (0.59%) Solaris
11 17 (0.59%) Windows Phone
12 16 (0.55%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (0.35%) Debian
14 9 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 850 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
2 654 (22.57%) Software Testing
3 612 (21.12%) Automated Testing
4 581 (20.05%) Test Automation
5 547 (18.88%) Test Scripting
6 454 (15.67%) Manual Testing
7 367 (12.66%) Scrum
8 293 (10.11%) Performance Testing
9 283 (9.77%) Automation Testing
10 269 (9.28%) User Acceptance Testing
11 268 (9.25%) TDD
12 257 (8.87%) BDD
13 253 (8.73%) Regression Testing
14 246 (8.49%) Penetration Testing
15 226 (7.80%) Test Strategy
16 204 (7.04%) System Testing
17 185 (6.38%) OO
18 167 (5.76%) E-Commerce
19 150 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
20 129 (4.45%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 838 (28.92%) SQL
2 717 (24.74%) Java
3 595 (20.53%) C#
4 233 (8.04%) Python
5 229 (7.90%) JavaScript
6 214 (7.38%) C++
7 206 (7.11%) Ruby
8 149 (5.14%) PHP
9 92 (3.17%) C
10 87 (3.00%) VB
11 76 (2.62%) Perl
12 68 (2.35%) PL/SQL
13 67 (2.31%) VBScript
14 57 (1.97%) T-SQL
15 45 (1.55%) VB.NET
16 44 (1.52%) Shell Script
17 33 (1.14%) Objective-C
18 29 (1.00%) Bash Shell
19 16 (0.55%) VB6
19 16 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 750 (25.88%) Degree
2 666 (22.98%) ISEB
3 364 (12.56%) ISTQB
4 185 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 140 (4.83%) Security Cleared
6 116 (4.00%) CEH
7 83 (2.86%) CISSP
8 72 (2.48%) SC Cleared
9 43 (1.48%) OSCP
10 40 (1.38%) GPEN
11 30 (1.04%) CISMP
12 27 (0.93%) GIAC
13 24 (0.83%) PhD
14 23 (0.79%) HND
15 18 (0.62%) DV Cleared
16 16 (0.55%) OSCE
17 13 (0.45%) CISA
18 12 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
18 12 (0.41%) CCNA
18 12 (0.41%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1198 (41.34%) QA
2 78 (2.69%) PCI DSS
3 44 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.31%) SLA
5 5 (0.17%) COBIT
6 2 (0.069%) WCAG
6 2 (0.069%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.035%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.035%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.28%) Snort
2 8 (0.28%) Nmap
3 7 (0.24%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.24%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.24%) vSphere
4 5 (0.17%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.069%) XenApp
5 2 (0.069%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.069%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.069%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.035%) NFS
6 1 (0.035%) KVM
6 1 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 177 (6.11%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.59%) SCCM
3 13 (0.45%) Nessus
4 7 (0.24%) WebInspect
5 6 (0.21%) CORE IMPACT
6 5 (0.17%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.17%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.17%) PureDisk
7 4 (0.14%) Opsview
8 3 (0.10%) Puppet
9 2 (0.069%) SCOM
9 2 (0.069%) Control-M
10 1 (0.035%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.035%) WMI
10 1 (0.035%) Ansible
10 1 (0.035%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 399 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 187 (6.45%) Oracle
3 153 (5.28%) HP
4 28 (0.97%) Citrix
5 26 (0.90%) IBM
6 19 (0.66%) Telerik
7 18 (0.62%) Red Hat
8 17 (0.59%) SAP
8 17 (0.59%) VMware
9 15 (0.52%) Interwoven
10 13 (0.45%) Jaspersoft
11 12 (0.41%) Adobe
12 9 (0.31%) Business Objects
12 9 (0.31%) Apple
12 9 (0.31%) Altiris
13 8 (0.28%) JD Edwards
13 8 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.21%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.21%) LogRhythm
14 6 (0.21%) Xamarin
Suffolk
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 11 hours ago
Somerset
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Avanade UK Ltd
Salary: competitive salary and benefits package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago