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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 240 245 231
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1266 1170 1355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.17% 1.13% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.19% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1068 962 1195
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
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
102296 98200 103450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.58% 94.73% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85621 81449 89566
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +19 462 £45,000 - 63
South East -17 255 £35,000 - 28
North West +3 131 £35,000 - 25
Yorkshire -13 123 £32,500 -4.41% 21
West Midlands +4 80 £32,000 -8.57% 14
East of England -27 69 £35,000 +7.69% 14
East Midlands -5 53 £35,000 +16.66% 9
South West -6 53 £34,000 +6.25% 13
North East +7 33 £37,000 +48.00% 2
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1163 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1063 (39.68%) QA
3 793 (29.60%) Selenium
4 717 (26.76%) SQL
5 660 (24.64%) Degree
6 651 (24.30%) ISEB
7 606 (22.62%) Java
8 585 (21.84%) Software Testing
9 529 (19.75%) Finance
10 521 (19.45%) Automated Testing
11 514 (19.19%) C#
12 512 (19.11%) Manual Testing
13 501 (18.70%) Test Scripting
14 466 (17.39%) Test Automation
15 437 (16.31%) Windows
16 421 (15.71%) ISTQB
17 342 (12.77%) WebDriver
18 318 (11.87%) .NET
19 310 (11.57%) Microsoft
20 309 (11.53%) BDD
21 298 (11.12%) Automation Testing
22 288 (10.75%) QuickTest Pro
22 288 (10.75%) Scrum
23 269 (10.04%) TDD
24 264 (9.85%) Regression Testing
25 260 (9.71%) Computer Science
26 259 (9.67%) Linux
27 254 (9.48%) Penetration Testing
28 249 (9.29%) JIRA
29 248 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (1.53%) CMS
2 28 (1.05%) Drupal
3 21 (0.78%) IIS
4 19 (0.71%) SharePoint
5 17 (0.63%) Confluence
6 13 (0.49%) WorkSite
7 9 (0.34%) Apache
8 8 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.26%) Node.js
9 7 (0.26%) WordPress
9 7 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.22%) MQSeries
10 6 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.22%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.15%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.11%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.11%) JBoss
13 2 (0.075%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.075%) SAS
13 2 (0.075%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 133 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 69 (2.58%) MS Office
3 16 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.037%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.037%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.037%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (0.60%) Sophis RISQUE
2 5 (0.19%) Servitor
3 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.075%) Endur
4 2 (0.075%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.075%) RiskWrite
4 2 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.037%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.037%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.037%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.037%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.037%) Exstream
5 1 (0.037%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.19%) SaaS
2 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.34%) Basecamp
4 6 (0.22%) GitHub
5 5 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.15%) Trello
6 4 (0.15%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 2 (0.075%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.037%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 89 (3.32%) TCP/IP
2 35 (1.31%) Internet
3 32 (1.19%) HTTP
4 28 (1.05%) Firewall
5 27 (1.01%) VoIP
6 25 (0.93%) WAN
7 23 (0.86%) Wireless
8 19 (0.71%) Wireshark
9 16 (0.60%) 3G
10 15 (0.56%) LAN
10 15 (0.56%) Network Security
11 14 (0.52%) LTE
11 14 (0.52%) DHCP
12 13 (0.49%) RTP
12 13 (0.49%) H.323
12 13 (0.49%) VLAN
13 12 (0.45%) VPN
14 11 (0.41%) SGSN
15 9 (0.34%) GGSN
15 9 (0.34%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 93 (3.47%) MySQL
3 60 (2.24%) Relational Database
4 37 (1.38%) Oracle Database
5 34 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (0.82%) Big Data
7 20 (0.75%) MongoDB
8 19 (0.71%) DB2
9 16 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (0.49%) NoSQL
11 12 (0.45%) MS Access
12 11 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (0.41%) Hazelcast
13 10 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (0.34%) BusinessObjects XI
14 9 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.30%) Amazon Redshift
16 7 (0.26%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 793 (29.60%) Selenium
2 342 (12.77%) WebDriver
3 288 (10.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 249 (9.29%) JIRA
5 219 (8.17%) Cucumber
6 150 (5.60%) JMeter
7 133 (4.96%) LoadRunner
8 99 (3.70%) Git (software)
9 97 (3.62%) JUnit
10 90 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 89 (3.32%) SpecFlow
12 82 (3.06%) Jenkins
13 68 (2.54%) Visual Studio
14 67 (2.50%) SoapUI
15 61 (2.28%) Hudson
16 55 (2.05%) NUnit
17 53 (1.98%) Subversion
18 50 (1.87%) TeamCity
19 47 (1.75%) FitNesse
20 41 (1.53%) Calabash
General
1 529 (19.75%) Finance
2 167 (6.23%) Banking
3 154 (5.75%) Retail
4 103 (3.84%) Telecoms
5 67 (2.50%) Games
6 42 (1.57%) Marketing
7 37 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 35 (1.31%) Front Office
9 33 (1.23%) Law
10 32 (1.19%) Advertising
11 22 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.67%) Investment Banking
13 15 (0.56%) Electronics
14 13 (0.49%) Billing
15 12 (0.45%) Multimedia
16 11 (0.41%) Back Office
17 10 (0.37%) Legal
18 9 (0.34%) Automotive
19 8 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (11.87%) .NET
2 181 (6.76%) XML
3 179 (6.68%) HTML
4 129 (4.82%) Web Services
5 91 (3.40%) CSS
6 66 (2.46%) ASP.NET
7 64 (2.39%) SOAP
8 61 (2.28%) J2EE
9 58 (2.16%) REST
10 51 (1.90%) Gherkin
11 44 (1.64%) .NET Framework
12 27 (1.01%) RESTful
12 27 (1.01%) Flash
13 26 (0.97%) jQuery
14 19 (0.71%) JSON
15 18 (0.67%) Spring
15 18 (0.67%) HTML5
15 18 (0.67%) LAMP
16 16 (0.60%) JSP
17 13 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 260 (9.71%) Computer Science
2 192 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (4.67%) Mobile App
4 113 (4.22%) Open Source
5 89 (3.32%) Mathematics
6 64 (2.39%) User Experience
7 62 (2.31%) Life Science
8 50 (1.87%) Client/Server
9 48 (1.79%) Management Information System
10 42 (1.57%) Chemistry
11 40 (1.49%) Biology
12 37 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (1.08%) iPhone
14 27 (1.01%) N-Tier
15 25 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 25 (0.93%) Visualisation
16 24 (0.90%) Blackberry
16 24 (0.90%) Statistics
17 19 (0.71%) Derivative
17 19 (0.71%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 437 (16.31%) Windows
2 259 (9.67%) Linux
3 189 (7.05%) UNIX
4 137 (5.11%) Android
4 137 (5.11%) Apple iOS
5 57 (2.13%) Solaris
6 38 (1.42%) Mac OS X
7 35 (1.31%) Windows 7
8 22 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (0.75%) Windows XP
10 19 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
12 15 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.56%) Windows Phone
13 13 (0.49%) Debian
14 10 (0.37%) CentOS
15 9 (0.34%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.30%) AIX
17 6 (0.22%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1163 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (21.84%) Software Testing
3 521 (19.45%) Automated Testing
4 512 (19.11%) Manual Testing
5 501 (18.70%) Test Scripting
6 466 (17.39%) Test Automation
7 309 (11.53%) BDD
8 298 (11.12%) Automation Testing
9 288 (10.75%) Scrum
10 269 (10.04%) TDD
11 264 (9.85%) Regression Testing
12 254 (9.48%) Penetration Testing
13 248 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 237 (8.85%) Performance Testing
15 181 (6.76%) Test Strategy
16 178 (6.64%) System Testing
17 167 (6.23%) E-Commerce
18 135 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
19 125 (4.67%) Test Management
20 121 (4.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 717 (26.76%) SQL
2 606 (22.62%) Java
3 514 (19.19%) C#
4 215 (8.03%) Ruby
5 211 (7.88%) Python
6 206 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 159 (5.94%) C++
8 110 (4.11%) Perl
9 97 (3.62%) PHP
10 71 (2.65%) PL/SQL
11 66 (2.46%) VBScript
12 61 (2.28%) C
13 49 (1.83%) VB
14 44 (1.64%) Shell Script
15 27 (1.01%) T-SQL
16 23 (0.86%) Objective-C
17 20 (0.75%) F#
18 19 (0.71%) Bash Shell
19 16 (0.60%) PowerShell
20 14 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 660 (24.64%) Degree
2 651 (24.30%) ISEB
3 421 (15.71%) ISTQB
4 216 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 106 (3.96%) Security Cleared
6 103 (3.84%) CISSP
7 90 (3.36%) CEH
8 50 (1.87%) SC Cleared
9 46 (1.72%) OSCP
10 45 (1.68%) CISA
11 29 (1.08%) CCNA
11 29 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (0.93%) OSCE
13 24 (0.90%) MCITP
14 23 (0.86%) PhD
15 19 (0.71%) GPEN
16 18 (0.67%) MCSE
17 16 (0.60%) HND
18 12 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1063 (39.68%) QA
2 61 (2.28%) PCI DSS
3 40 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.37%) GLP
5 7 (0.26%) SLA
6 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.15%) GAMP
8 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.075%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.037%) WCAG
10 1 (0.037%) ISO 9002
10 1 (0.037%) TickIT
System Software
1 23 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.34%) vSphere
5 4 (0.15%) Cygwin
5 4 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.11%) Snort
6 3 (0.11%) Nmap
6 3 (0.11%) Firmware
7 1 (0.037%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.037%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.037%) KVM
Systems Management
1 180 (6.72%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (0.75%) SCCM
3 18 (0.67%) Nessus
4 8 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.26%) Puppet
6 6 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
6 6 (0.22%) Netcool
6 6 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.15%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.15%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.15%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.15%) PureDisk
8 3 (0.11%) CORE IMPACT
9 1 (0.037%) WMI
9 1 (0.037%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.037%) Ansible
Vendors
1 310 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 167 (6.23%) Oracle
3 131 (4.89%) HP
4 39 (1.46%) VMware
5 20 (0.75%) Telerik
6 19 (0.71%) Cisco
6 19 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (0.60%) IBM
7 16 (0.60%) Citrix
8 14 (0.52%) Red Hat
9 13 (0.49%) Interwoven
9 13 (0.49%) Avaya
9 13 (0.49%) SAP
10 10 (0.37%) Adobe
10 10 (0.37%) Altiris
11 8 (0.30%) LogRhythm
12 7 (0.26%) SOASTA, Inc
12 7 (0.26%) Terracotta
12 7 (0.26%) Business Objects
13 6 (0.22%) Veritas
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 6 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum and Bonus (10% plus) and health and
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus 15% Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago