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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 258 254 253
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1222 1215 1212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.25% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.29% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1102 1065 986
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
91034 94080 92393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.14% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 77282 78659 75191
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(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 +20 428 £50,000 +5.26% 83
South East -39 221 £36,000 -4.00% 53
Yorkshire +31 149 £35,000 +7.69% 46
North West 0 135 £37,000 +5.71% 49
East of England +2 99 £35,000 - 7
West Midlands -15 81 £37,500 +7.14% 19
South West +15 59 £37,000 +5.71% 23
East Midlands -6 39 £37,500 +12.78% 11
North East +1 7 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1258 (47.94%) QA
2 1197 (45.62%) Agile Software Development
3 890 (33.92%) Selenium
4 697 (26.56%) SQL
5 693 (26.41%) Java
6 608 (23.17%) Software Testing
7 593 (22.60%) Automated Testing
8 591 (22.52%) Test Scripting
9 583 (22.22%) ISEB
10 527 (20.08%) Test Automation
11 517 (19.70%) ISTQB
12 514 (19.59%) Finance
13 501 (19.09%) C#
14 455 (17.34%) Manual Testing
15 450 (17.15%) Automation Testing
16 434 (16.54%) BDD
17 406 (15.47%) Windows
18 402 (15.32%) Degree
19 401 (15.28%) WebDriver
20 385 (14.67%) Scrum
21 381 (14.52%) Functional Testing
22 374 (14.25%) Microsoft
23 370 (14.10%) Cucumber
24 358 (13.64%) SDLC
25 347 (13.22%) TDD
26 340 (12.96%) .NET
27 325 (12.39%) JIRA
28 317 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
29 294 (11.20%) User Acceptance Testing
30 289 (11.01%) Regression Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (1.18%) IIS
2 17 (0.65%) ColdFusion
2 17 (0.65%) Confluence
3 11 (0.42%) Node.js
3 11 (0.42%) WebLogic
4 10 (0.38%) CMS
4 10 (0.38%) JBoss
4 10 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.19%) Drupal
7 4 (0.15%) Apache
7 4 (0.15%) SAS
7 4 (0.15%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.15%) Tuxedo
8 3 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.076%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.038%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.038%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.038%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.038%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 217 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 53 (2.02%) MS Office
3 7 (0.27%) Maya
3 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.076%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.038%) MS Project
5 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 9 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.34%) MultiFonds
4 9 (0.34%) Sonata
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.15%) BASE24
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.038%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 48 (1.83%) SaaS
2 35 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.34%) GitHub
5 4 (0.15%) Sage Pay
6 2 (0.076%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.076%) Office 365
7 1 (0.038%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.038%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.10%) Wireless
2 50 (1.91%) Network Security
2 50 (1.91%) TCP/IP
3 43 (1.64%) Firewall
3 43 (1.64%) HTTP
4 36 (1.37%) Internet
5 20 (0.76%) LAN
6 17 (0.65%) WAN
7 13 (0.50%) VPN
8 10 (0.38%) Wireshark
9 9 (0.34%) VoIP
10 7 (0.27%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.27%) SS7
11 6 (0.23%) ATM
11 6 (0.23%) Intranet
11 6 (0.23%) SIGTRAN
12 5 (0.19%) Wireless Security
13 4 (0.15%) Diameter Protocol
13 4 (0.15%) GGSN
13 4 (0.15%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 88 (3.35%) Relational Database
3 31 (1.18%) MySQL
4 29 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 26 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (0.84%) Big Data
7 22 (0.84%) DB2
7 22 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (0.72%) DbVisualizer
9 19 (0.72%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.57%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.27%) Hazelcast
14 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.23%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.19%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 890 (33.92%) Selenium
2 401 (15.28%) WebDriver
3 370 (14.10%) Cucumber
4 325 (12.39%) JIRA
5 232 (8.84%) HP UFT
6 228 (8.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 159 (6.06%) Jenkins
8 157 (5.98%) SoapUI
9 144 (5.49%) SpecFlow
10 143 (5.45%) JMeter
11 129 (4.92%) JUnit
12 118 (4.50%) LoadRunner
13 93 (3.54%) Visual Studio
14 88 (3.35%) Git (software)
15 68 (2.59%) FitNesse
16 48 (1.83%) Subversion
17 42 (1.60%) Selenium IDE
18 41 (1.56%) NUnit
19 40 (1.52%) Appium
20 38 (1.45%) TestNG
General
1 514 (19.59%) Finance
2 121 (4.61%) Telecoms
3 105 (4.00%) Banking
4 99 (3.77%) Retail
5 69 (2.63%) Games
6 56 (2.13%) Electronics
7 51 (1.94%) Law
8 49 (1.87%) Marketing
9 39 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.14%) Legal
11 27 (1.03%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.61%) Advertising
13 15 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.50%) Publishing
16 6 (0.23%) Automotive
16 6 (0.23%) Front Office
16 6 (0.23%) iGaming
16 6 (0.23%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (12.96%) .NET
2 268 (10.21%) Web Services
3 173 (6.59%) HTML
4 143 (5.45%) XML
5 99 (3.77%) Gherkin
6 95 (3.62%) SOAP
7 86 (3.28%) CSS
8 72 (2.74%) ASP.NET
9 53 (2.02%) J2EE
10 48 (1.83%) RESTful
11 39 (1.49%) REST
12 38 (1.45%) JSON
13 35 (1.33%) jQuery
14 32 (1.22%) Java EE
15 19 (0.72%) Ajax
16 16 (0.61%) HTML5
17 13 (0.50%) Middleware
17 13 (0.50%) Spring
18 12 (0.46%) .NET Framework
19 11 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 317 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 186 (7.09%) Computer Science
3 117 (4.46%) Mobile App
4 60 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 58 (2.21%) Client/Server
6 35 (1.33%) Mathematics
7 31 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.11%) Fintech
9 26 (0.99%) User Experience
10 23 (0.88%) Blackberry
11 20 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 19 (0.72%) iSeries
13 18 (0.69%) Driving Licence
14 17 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
15 15 (0.57%) N-Tier
15 15 (0.57%) Online Games
16 14 (0.53%) AS400
16 14 (0.53%) Physics
17 13 (0.50%) iPhone
17 13 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 406 (15.47%) Windows
2 216 (8.23%) Linux
3 197 (7.51%) Unix
4 121 (4.61%) Android
5 113 (4.31%) Apple iOS
6 61 (2.32%) Windows Server
7 25 (0.95%) Solaris
8 23 (0.88%) Mac OS X
9 17 (0.65%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.46%) CentOS
11 12 (0.46%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.30%) Kali Linux
12 8 (0.30%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.30%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.23%) AIX
14 6 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1197 (45.62%) Agile Software Development
2 608 (23.17%) Software Testing
3 593 (22.60%) Automated Testing
4 591 (22.52%) Test Scripting
5 527 (20.08%) Test Automation
6 455 (17.34%) Manual Testing
7 450 (17.15%) Automation Testing
8 434 (16.54%) BDD
9 385 (14.67%) Scrum
10 381 (14.52%) Functional Testing
11 358 (13.64%) SDLC
12 347 (13.22%) TDD
13 294 (11.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 289 (11.01%) Regression Testing
15 273 (10.40%) Performance Testing
16 227 (8.65%) Penetration Testing
17 201 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
18 199 (7.58%) Test Strategy
19 191 (7.28%) E-Commerce
20 181 (6.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 697 (26.56%) SQL
2 693 (26.41%) Java
3 501 (19.09%) C#
4 196 (7.47%) JavaScript
5 175 (6.67%) Python
6 151 (5.75%) Ruby
7 110 (4.19%) C++
8 88 (3.35%) PHP
9 87 (3.32%) C
10 51 (1.94%) Perl
11 41 (1.56%) VB
12 36 (1.37%) T-SQL
13 34 (1.30%) Bash Shell
14 25 (0.95%) Shell Script
15 22 (0.84%) Scala
16 20 (0.76%) VBScript
17 15 (0.57%) Groovy
18 14 (0.53%) ABAP
19 11 (0.42%) VB.NET
20 10 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 583 (22.22%) ISEB
2 517 (19.70%) ISTQB
3 402 (15.32%) Degree
4 211 (8.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 109 (4.15%) Security Cleared
6 97 (3.70%) CREST Certified
7 73 (2.78%) SC Cleared
8 48 (1.83%) OSCP
9 44 (1.68%) CEH
10 34 (1.30%) DV Cleared
11 33 (1.26%) CHECK Team Leader
12 31 (1.18%) CHECK Team Member
13 21 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
14 18 (0.69%) GIAC
14 18 (0.69%) GPEN
15 16 (0.61%) CISSP
16 10 (0.38%) GWAPT
16 10 (0.38%) HND
17 9 (0.34%) CLAS
17 9 (0.34%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1258 (47.94%) QA
2 38 (1.45%) SDET
3 30 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 16 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.30%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.15%) SEPA
9 3 (0.11%) EMIR
9 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.11%) SLA
10 2 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.076%) HL7
11 1 (0.038%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.038%) MiFID
System Software
1 33 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (0.91%) Hyper-V
3 19 (0.72%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.61%) Firmware
5 11 (0.42%) XenApp
5 11 (0.42%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.11%) XenServer
7 2 (0.076%) vSphere
8 1 (0.038%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 206 (7.85%) HP Quality Center
2 57 (2.17%) Nessus
3 37 (1.41%) Nmap
4 25 (0.95%) OpenVAS
5 15 (0.57%) SCCM
6 10 (0.38%) CORE IMPACT
7 7 (0.27%) CA LISA
8 5 (0.19%) CA Wily
8 5 (0.19%) nmon
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.11%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.076%) Graphite
10 2 (0.076%) WebInspect
11 1 (0.038%) Ansible
11 1 (0.038%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.038%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.038%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.038%) Puppet
11 1 (0.038%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 374 (14.25%) Microsoft
2 187 (7.13%) HP
3 113 (4.31%) Oracle
4 51 (1.94%) SAP
5 40 (1.52%) Citrix
6 36 (1.37%) VMware
7 24 (0.91%) Qualys
8 22 (0.84%) hybris
9 19 (0.72%) Coverity
10 14 (0.53%) Atlassian
10 14 (0.53%) IBM
11 12 (0.46%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.46%) Telerik
12 10 (0.38%) Capita
13 9 (0.34%) Google
14 8 (0.30%) BT
14 8 (0.30%) Cisco
14 8 (0.30%) Dynatrace
15 7 (0.27%) Twitter
16 6 (0.23%) MKS
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £22500.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package + Free Parking
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 23 days holidays + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £31000 per annum + Excellent benefits + 25 days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £29000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £33000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits + free parking
Posted: 2 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £35,000 + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £30000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Reflective of Experience plus bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £66000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago