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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 247 219 269
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1222 1510 1035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.18% 1.37% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.45% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1107 1287 862
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
97564 104302 96112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.53% 94.51% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 81515 86339 80864
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -30 485 £48,625 +8.05% 80
South East -81 187 £40,000 +8.84% 36
Yorkshire +49 128 £32,500 - 25
East of England +17 117 £35,000 -6.66% 14
North West -3 97 £32,500 - 34
West Midlands +8 90 £30,000 -7.69% 17
South West -54 65 £30,000 -11.76% 13
East Midlands -29 36 £35,000 +7.69% 15
North East -6 13 £26,500 -33.75% 6
Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1235 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1093 (42.18%) QA
3 874 (33.73%) Selenium
4 849 (32.77%) SQL
5 798 (30.80%) Java
6 635 (24.51%) Test Scripting
7 577 (22.27%) Automated Testing
8 566 (21.84%) ISEB
9 549 (21.19%) Manual Testing
10 543 (20.96%) Software Testing
11 525 (20.26%) Finance
12 523 (20.19%) C#
13 497 (19.18%) Test Automation
14 428 (16.52%) Automation Testing
15 426 (16.44%) ISTQB
16 419 (16.17%) Degree
17 380 (14.67%) WebDriver
18 367 (14.16%) Scrum
19 346 (13.35%) BDD
20 342 (13.20%) TDD
21 339 (13.08%) Windows
22 334 (12.89%) .NET
23 329 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
24 318 (12.27%) Microsoft
25 314 (12.12%) Regression Testing
26 291 (11.23%) Cucumber
27 289 (11.15%) SDLC
28 279 (10.77%) JavaScript
29 261 (10.07%) HTML
30 253 (9.76%) SQL Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.00%) WebSphere
3 23 (0.89%) IIS
4 21 (0.81%) WebLogic
5 14 (0.54%) CMS
5 14 (0.54%) MQSeries
5 14 (0.54%) Node.js
6 9 (0.35%) Apache
7 8 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (0.27%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.27%) JBoss
8 7 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.27%) Drupal
9 5 (0.19%) Confluence
10 4 (0.15%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.12%) WordPress
11 3 (0.12%) SAS
11 3 (0.12%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.077%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 150 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 66 (2.55%) MS Office
3 4 (0.15%) Mingle
4 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.077%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.077%) MS Project
6 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.23%) MultiFonds
3 6 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.077%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.077%) Magento
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.039%) AWD
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.039%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.039%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.039%) Summit
6 1 (0.039%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.78%) SaaS
2 19 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.15%) FinancialForce.com
6 3 (0.12%) GitHub
6 3 (0.12%) Trello
7 1 (0.039%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.039%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.039%) Office 365
7 1 (0.039%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.24%) Internet
2 27 (1.04%) Wireless
2 27 (1.04%) TCP/IP
3 24 (0.93%) Network Security
4 22 (0.85%) HTTP
5 17 (0.66%) Firewall
6 10 (0.39%) DNS
7 8 (0.31%) Unified Communications
8 7 (0.27%) VoIP
9 6 (0.23%) VPN
10 5 (0.19%) ATM
10 5 (0.19%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.15%) GPRS
11 4 (0.15%) GSM
12 3 (0.12%) LAN
12 3 (0.12%) Wireless Security
12 3 (0.12%) SAN
13 2 (0.077%) MPLS
13 2 (0.077%) SSH
13 2 (0.077%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.39%) Relational Database
3 55 (2.12%) MySQL
4 52 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 35 (1.35%) DB2
7 33 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (0.93%) DbVisualizer
9 24 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (0.89%) Big Data
11 20 (0.77%) MongoDB
12 18 (0.69%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.46%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.42%) QlikView
14 11 (0.42%) Hazelcast
15 10 (0.39%) Neo4j
16 9 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 874 (33.73%) Selenium
2 380 (14.67%) WebDriver
3 291 (11.23%) Cucumber
4 238 (9.19%) JIRA
5 187 (7.22%) HP UFT
6 134 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 122 (4.71%) Jenkins
8 118 (4.55%) JMeter
9 114 (4.40%) JUnit
10 108 (4.17%) SpecFlow
11 104 (4.01%) SoapUI
12 100 (3.86%) LoadRunner
13 80 (3.09%) Visual Studio
14 62 (2.39%) Subversion
14 62 (2.39%) Git (software)
15 58 (2.24%) Appium
16 56 (2.16%) NUnit
17 53 (2.05%) FitNesse
18 49 (1.89%) TeamCity
19 46 (1.78%) Calabash
General
1 525 (20.26%) Finance
2 149 (5.75%) Banking
3 117 (4.52%) Retail
4 107 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 94 (3.63%) Games
6 34 (1.31%) Marketing
7 30 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.66%) Law
8 17 (0.66%) Legal
9 16 (0.62%) Billing
9 16 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.46%) Electronics
13 11 (0.42%) Advertising
14 8 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.27%) Automotive
16 6 (0.23%) Front Office
16 6 (0.23%) Back Office
17 5 (0.19%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (12.89%) .NET
2 261 (10.07%) HTML
3 186 (7.18%) XML
4 148 (5.71%) Web Services
5 140 (5.40%) CSS
6 88 (3.40%) ASP.NET
7 72 (2.78%) SOAP
8 53 (2.05%) Gherkin
9 49 (1.89%) J2EE
10 33 (1.27%) Spring
10 33 (1.27%) REST
10 33 (1.27%) jQuery
11 30 (1.16%) RESTful
12 29 (1.12%) HTML5
13 25 (0.96%) Java EE
13 25 (0.96%) Flash
14 24 (0.93%) WCF
15 23 (0.89%) LAMP
16 22 (0.85%) .NET Framework
17 21 (0.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 231 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
2 203 (7.83%) Computer Science
3 157 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 58 (2.24%) User Experience
5 45 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (1.66%) Client/Server
7 40 (1.54%) Mathematics
8 34 (1.31%) Replication
9 31 (1.20%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.00%) N-Tier
11 24 (0.93%) Data Centre
12 20 (0.77%) AS400
13 19 (0.73%) SWIFT
14 17 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (0.62%) iSeries
16 15 (0.58%) Visualisation
17 11 (0.42%) Online Games
18 10 (0.39%) Physics
18 10 (0.39%) iPad
18 10 (0.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 339 (13.08%) Windows
2 196 (7.56%) Linux
3 146 (5.63%) Android
3 146 (5.63%) Apple iOS
4 145 (5.60%) UNIX
5 40 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (1.27%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (1.12%) Windows XP
10 23 (0.89%) Windows 8
10 23 (0.89%) Windows Vista
11 13 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
11 13 (0.50%) Solaris
12 12 (0.46%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
14 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.077%) AIX
17 1 (0.039%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1235 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 635 (24.51%) Test Scripting
3 577 (22.27%) Automated Testing
4 549 (21.19%) Manual Testing
5 543 (20.96%) Software Testing
6 497 (19.18%) Test Automation
7 428 (16.52%) Automation Testing
8 367 (14.16%) Scrum
9 346 (13.35%) BDD
10 342 (13.20%) TDD
11 329 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 314 (12.12%) Regression Testing
13 289 (11.15%) SDLC
14 208 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
15 201 (7.76%) Performance Testing
16 180 (6.95%) E-Commerce
17 170 (6.56%) System Testing
18 167 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
19 145 (5.60%) Test Strategy
20 125 (4.82%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 849 (32.77%) SQL
2 798 (30.80%) Java
3 523 (20.19%) C#
4 279 (10.77%) JavaScript
5 153 (5.91%) Python
6 149 (5.75%) Ruby
7 124 (4.79%) C++
8 114 (4.40%) PHP
9 68 (2.62%) C
10 49 (1.89%) Perl
11 39 (1.51%) T-SQL
12 38 (1.47%) PL/SQL
13 37 (1.43%) VB
14 30 (1.16%) VBScript
15 28 (1.08%) Bash Shell
16 24 (0.93%) Groovy
17 19 (0.73%) Shell Script
18 18 (0.69%) PowerShell
19 13 (0.50%) ActionScript
20 12 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 566 (21.84%) ISEB
2 426 (16.44%) ISTQB
3 419 (16.17%) Degree
4 225 (8.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 91 (3.51%) Security Cleared
6 53 (2.05%) OSCP
7 47 (1.81%) SC Cleared
8 41 (1.58%) CISSP
9 35 (1.35%) OSCE
10 30 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
11 23 (0.89%) CEH
12 20 (0.77%) DV Cleared
13 12 (0.46%) HND
14 7 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 6 (0.23%) GPEN
16 4 (0.15%) CGEIT
16 4 (0.15%) CRISC
16 4 (0.15%) CISA
17 3 (0.12%) GIAC
18 2 (0.077%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1093 (42.18%) QA
2 22 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.15%) SLA
5 2 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.077%) WAI
5 2 (0.077%) COBIT
5 2 (0.077%) GCP
5 2 (0.077%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.077%) Val IT
6 1 (0.039%) EMIR
6 1 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.039%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.039%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.039%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 20 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.46%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.19%) vSphere
4 4 (0.15%) Firmware
5 3 (0.12%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.12%) Docker
6 1 (0.039%) Snort
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 166 (6.41%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (1.04%) Nessus
3 15 (0.58%) Nmap
4 8 (0.31%) CORE IMPACT
5 7 (0.27%) Puppet
6 3 (0.12%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.077%) Oozie
7 2 (0.077%) Netcool
7 2 (0.077%) SCCM
8 1 (0.039%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.039%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.039%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 318 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 197 (7.60%) Oracle
3 121 (4.67%) HP
4 39 (1.51%) IBM
5 29 (1.12%) VMware
6 17 (0.66%) Telerik
6 17 (0.66%) SAP
7 15 (0.58%) Business Objects
8 12 (0.46%) Cognos
9 11 (0.42%) Google
10 10 (0.39%) Apple
10 10 (0.39%) Bloomberg
10 10 (0.39%) Citrix
10 10 (0.39%) Qualys
10 10 (0.39%) Terracotta
11 9 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.31%) Capita
13 7 (0.27%) Remedy
14 5 (0.19%) Sage
15 4 (0.15%) McAfee
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k (multiple roles available) + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + fab benefits + progression
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum 12% Bonus, Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + big company benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago