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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 231 281 219
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1316 997 1411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.23% 1.00% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.06% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1106 832 1238
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
100571 93749 105909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.37% 94.25% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 82215 78642 91158
Average salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +55 532 £45,000 - 58
South East +10 300 £35,000 +4.47% 33
South West +11 94 £32,500 -2.98% 17
North West +19 84 £35,000 +16.66% 23
East of England +12 82 £34,000 +4.61% 12
West Midlands +7 72 £32,500 -7.14% 8
East Midlands -12 69 £32,500 -1.51% 3
Yorkshire -51 66 £30,000 -14.28% 12
North East +6 18 £38,500 +46.66% 6
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1320 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1182 (41.27%) QA
3 860 (30.03%) Selenium
4 856 (29.89%) SQL
5 746 (26.05%) Degree
6 689 (24.06%) Java
7 675 (23.57%) ISEB
8 672 (23.46%) Finance
9 645 (22.52%) Software Testing
10 623 (21.75%) Automated Testing
11 617 (21.54%) Manual Testing
12 586 (20.46%) C#
13 549 (19.17%) Test Automation
14 543 (18.96%) Test Scripting
15 508 (17.74%) .NET
16 439 (15.33%) Windows
17 403 (14.07%) Microsoft
18 389 (13.58%) ISTQB
19 340 (11.87%) WebDriver
19 340 (11.87%) QuickTest Pro
20 335 (11.70%) Scrum
21 325 (11.35%) Regression Testing
22 312 (10.89%) SQL Server
23 307 (10.72%) Computer Science
24 291 (10.16%) Automation Testing
25 276 (9.64%) Performance Testing
26 272 (9.50%) BDD
27 265 (9.25%) User Acceptance Testing
28 255 (8.90%) TDD
29 252 (8.80%) Analytical Skills

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 31 (1.08%) IIS
2 27 (0.94%) Apache
2 27 (0.94%) CMS
3 26 (0.91%) Confluence
4 25 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 16 (0.56%) WorkSite
6 11 (0.38%) Drupal
7 9 (0.31%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.28%) ColdFusion
8 8 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.21%) WordPress
9 6 (0.21%) Node.js
10 5 (0.17%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.10%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.070%) SAS
13 2 (0.070%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.070%) TIBCO EMS
13 2 (0.070%) Mule
Applications
1 201 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 84 (2.93%) MS Office
3 20 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.035%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.035%) MS Project
6 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.42%) JDE OneWorld
2 7 (0.24%) Sophis RISQUE
3 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.14%) Servitor
5 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.070%) Endur
6 2 (0.070%) RiskWrite
7 1 (0.035%) Magento
7 1 (0.035%) Exstream
7 1 (0.035%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.035%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.035%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.035%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.035%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.035%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.50%) SaaS
2 34 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.45%) Basecamp
5 11 (0.38%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 5 (0.17%) GitHub
7 4 (0.14%) Trello
8 2 (0.070%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (2.93%) TCP/IP
2 43 (1.50%) Internet
2 43 (1.50%) Wireless
3 41 (1.43%) Firewall
4 37 (1.29%) HTTP
5 26 (0.91%) WAN
6 25 (0.87%) VoIP
7 22 (0.77%) LAN
8 16 (0.56%) Network Security
8 16 (0.56%) LTE
9 15 (0.52%) Wireshark
9 15 (0.52%) 3G
10 13 (0.45%) VPN
11 11 (0.38%) SGSN
12 10 (0.35%) SSL
12 10 (0.35%) Wireless Security
13 9 (0.31%) GGSN
13 9 (0.31%) DHCP
13 9 (0.31%) Broadband
14 8 (0.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 123 (4.29%) MySQL
3 61 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 48 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 46 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 22 (0.77%) Big Data
9 18 (0.63%) Hazelcast
10 17 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 15 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
12 13 (0.45%) DB2
13 12 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.35%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
16 6 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 860 (30.03%) Selenium
2 340 (11.87%) WebDriver
2 340 (11.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 223 (7.79%) JIRA
4 222 (7.75%) Cucumber
5 182 (6.35%) JMeter
6 175 (6.11%) LoadRunner
7 142 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 109 (3.81%) JUnit
9 101 (3.53%) Visual Studio
10 93 (3.25%) Jenkins
11 90 (3.14%) Git (software)
12 76 (2.65%) SoapUI
13 72 (2.51%) NUnit
14 64 (2.23%) SpecFlow
15 53 (1.85%) FitNesse
16 51 (1.78%) Subversion
17 50 (1.75%) TeamCity
18 49 (1.71%) Hudson
19 42 (1.47%) WATIR
General
1 672 (23.46%) Finance
2 126 (4.40%) Retail
3 121 (4.22%) Banking
4 110 (3.84%) Telecoms
5 75 (2.62%) Games
6 62 (2.16%) Marketing
7 39 (1.36%) Law
8 31 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.05%) Electronics
10 27 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 22 (0.77%) Front Office
12 20 (0.70%) Advertising
12 20 (0.70%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.59%) Back Office
14 16 (0.56%) Legal
15 12 (0.42%) Publishing
15 12 (0.42%) Multimedia
16 10 (0.35%) Manufacturing
16 10 (0.35%) Billing
17 8 (0.28%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (17.74%) .NET
2 183 (6.39%) HTML
3 156 (5.45%) XML
4 143 (4.99%) Web Services
5 99 (3.46%) ASP.NET
5 99 (3.46%) CSS
6 65 (2.27%) J2EE
7 62 (2.16%) .NET Framework
8 59 (2.06%) REST
9 57 (1.99%) SOAP
10 46 (1.61%) Gherkin
11 27 (0.94%) HTML5
12 26 (0.91%) jQuery
13 23 (0.80%) RESTful
14 21 (0.73%) Flash
15 20 (0.70%) WinForms
16 16 (0.56%) Spring
16 16 (0.56%) JSON
16 16 (0.56%) CSS3
17 15 (0.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 307 (10.72%) Computer Science
2 252 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
3 154 (5.38%) Open Source
4 144 (5.03%) Mathematics
5 141 (4.92%) Mobile App
6 70 (2.44%) Life Science
7 57 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 56 (1.96%) Client/Server
9 54 (1.89%) Chemistry
10 53 (1.85%) User Experience
11 48 (1.68%) Biology
12 33 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 31 (1.08%) Derivative
14 29 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
15 28 (0.98%) Statistics
16 26 (0.91%) Equities
16 26 (0.91%) N-Tier
17 24 (0.84%) Physics
17 24 (0.84%) Visualisation
18 21 (0.73%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 439 (15.33%) Windows
2 237 (8.28%) Linux
3 174 (6.08%) UNIX
4 116 (4.05%) Android
5 106 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 52 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (1.26%) Solaris
7 36 (1.26%) Mac OS X
8 35 (1.22%) Windows 7
9 29 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (0.98%) Windows XP
11 22 (0.77%) Windows Vista
12 15 (0.52%) Windows Phone
12 15 (0.52%) Debian
13 14 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 13 (0.45%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
16 10 (0.35%) AIX
16 10 (0.35%) CentOS
17 9 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1320 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (22.52%) Software Testing
3 623 (21.75%) Automated Testing
4 617 (21.54%) Manual Testing
5 549 (19.17%) Test Automation
6 543 (18.96%) Test Scripting
7 335 (11.70%) Scrum
8 325 (11.35%) Regression Testing
9 291 (10.16%) Automation Testing
10 276 (9.64%) Performance Testing
11 272 (9.50%) BDD
12 265 (9.25%) User Acceptance Testing
13 255 (8.90%) TDD
14 236 (8.24%) Penetration Testing
15 211 (7.37%) System Testing
16 206 (7.19%) Test Strategy
17 161 (5.62%) E-Commerce
18 155 (5.41%) OO
19 150 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
20 132 (4.61%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 856 (29.89%) SQL
2 689 (24.06%) Java
3 586 (20.46%) C#
4 243 (8.48%) Python
5 235 (8.21%) Ruby
6 214 (7.47%) JavaScript
7 212 (7.40%) C++
8 132 (4.61%) PHP
9 91 (3.18%) Perl
10 85 (2.97%) PL/SQL
11 80 (2.79%) C
12 75 (2.62%) VB
13 65 (2.27%) VBScript
14 55 (1.92%) Shell Script
15 49 (1.71%) T-SQL
16 32 (1.12%) VB.NET
17 29 (1.01%) Bash Shell
18 24 (0.84%) Objective-C
19 23 (0.80%) F#
20 18 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 746 (26.05%) Degree
2 675 (23.57%) ISEB
3 389 (13.58%) ISTQB
4 202 (7.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 131 (4.57%) Security Cleared
6 104 (3.63%) CEH
7 76 (2.65%) CISSP
8 67 (2.34%) SC Cleared
9 37 (1.29%) OSCP
10 30 (1.05%) PhD
11 26 (0.91%) GPEN
12 23 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (0.77%) CCNA
14 20 (0.70%) OSCE
15 19 (0.66%) HND
16 18 (0.63%) MCITP
16 18 (0.63%) DV Cleared
17 17 (0.59%) CISMP
18 14 (0.49%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1182 (41.27%) QA
2 69 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 48 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.31%) SLA
5 8 (0.28%) GLP
6 7 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.14%) COBIT
8 3 (0.10%) GAMP
9 2 (0.070%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.035%) TickIT
10 1 (0.035%) ISO 9002
10 1 (0.035%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.035%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 17 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.28%) Snort
5 7 (0.24%) vSphere
6 6 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.21%) Nmap
7 2 (0.070%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.070%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.035%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.035%) KVM
8 1 (0.035%) XenApp
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 201 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.77%) SCCM
3 12 (0.42%) Nessus
4 6 (0.21%) NetBackup
4 6 (0.21%) Backup Exec
4 6 (0.21%) CORE IMPACT
4 6 (0.21%) PureDisk
5 5 (0.17%) WebInspect
6 4 (0.14%) Opsview
7 3 (0.10%) Puppet
8 1 (0.035%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.035%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.035%) Ansible
8 1 (0.035%) WMI
8 1 (0.035%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 403 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 199 (6.95%) Oracle
3 149 (5.20%) HP
4 24 (0.84%) VMware
5 22 (0.77%) Citrix
6 20 (0.70%) SAP
7 18 (0.63%) Red Hat
8 16 (0.56%) Interwoven
8 16 (0.56%) Telerik
9 14 (0.49%) IBM
9 14 (0.49%) Adobe
10 13 (0.45%) Cisco
11 12 (0.42%) Altiris
12 11 (0.38%) Jaspersoft
13 10 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.31%) Business Objects
15 8 (0.28%) JD Edwards
15 8 (0.28%) LogRhythm
16 7 (0.24%) Avaya
16 7 (0.24%) Informatica
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CCity IT
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 45k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + pension + package
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Hunt 4 Staff
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + PRO RATA
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday