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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 245 227 245
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1190 1472 1171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.19% 1.34% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.42% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1053 1279 1006
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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
94314 103747 96405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.61% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 78324 85889 81068
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -30 455 £47,500 +5.55% 93
South East -68 196 £42,500 +14.86% 28
East of England +16 132 £36,000 +10.76% 13
North West +23 111 £30,000 -4.76% 38
Yorkshire +19 111 £32,500 - 25
West Midlands -5 76 £32,500 +12.06% 13
South West -51 59 £30,000 -14.28% 23
East Midlands -20 30 £39,000 +20.00% 5
North East +5 13 £26,500 -24.28% 3
Midlands -2 1 £26,500 -55.83%
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1159 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
2 980 (40.31%) QA
3 809 (33.28%) Selenium
4 759 (31.22%) SQL
5 716 (29.45%) Java
6 609 (25.05%) Test Scripting
7 550 (22.62%) ISEB
8 539 (22.17%) Automated Testing
9 503 (20.69%) Finance
10 501 (20.61%) Software Testing
11 492 (20.24%) Manual Testing
12 482 (19.83%) Test Automation
13 428 (17.61%) C#
14 416 (17.11%) Degree
15 396 (16.29%) ISTQB
16 351 (14.44%) WebDriver
17 341 (14.03%) Automation Testing
18 339 (13.94%) Scrum
19 337 (13.86%) BDD
20 334 (13.74%) TDD
21 325 (13.37%) Windows
22 321 (13.20%) Regression Testing
23 317 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
24 292 (12.01%) Cucumber
25 285 (11.72%) .NET
26 272 (11.19%) JavaScript
27 259 (10.65%) HTML
28 245 (10.08%) Microsoft
29 231 (9.50%) JIRA
30 219 (9.01%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.03%) IIS
3 24 (0.99%) WebSphere
4 19 (0.78%) WebLogic
5 17 (0.70%) CMS
6 16 (0.66%) Node.js
7 15 (0.62%) MQSeries
8 13 (0.53%) Apache
9 10 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.33%) Drupal
11 8 (0.33%) Confluence
12 7 (0.29%) JBoss
13 6 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.21%) GlassFish
14 5 (0.21%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.12%) WordPress
15 3 (0.12%) ColdFusion
15 3 (0.12%) SAS
16 2 (0.082%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 109 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 63 (2.59%) MS Office
3 3 (0.12%) Mingle
4 2 (0.082%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.082%) MS Project
4 2 (0.082%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.25%) MultiFonds
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.16%) Sophis RISQUE
4 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.082%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.082%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.082%) Magento
5 2 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.041%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.041%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 1 (0.041%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.041%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.77%) SaaS
2 15 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.16%) FinancialForce.com
6 2 (0.082%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.082%) GitHub
6 2 (0.082%) Trello
7 1 (0.041%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.041%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.041%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.40%) Internet
2 32 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 25 (1.03%) Network Security
3 25 (1.03%) HTTP
4 21 (0.86%) Wireless
5 14 (0.58%) Firewall
6 10 (0.41%) DNS
7 8 (0.33%) VPN
7 8 (0.33%) VoIP
7 8 (0.33%) ATM
8 7 (0.29%) Wireshark
9 6 (0.25%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.21%) GSM
10 5 (0.21%) LAN
11 4 (0.16%) GPRS
11 4 (0.16%) SSL
11 4 (0.16%) WAN
12 2 (0.082%) SDH
12 2 (0.082%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.082%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.97%) Relational Database
3 43 (1.77%) MySQL
4 40 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 32 (1.32%) DB2
7 25 (1.03%) Big Data
8 22 (0.90%) DbVisualizer
9 18 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 17 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.45%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.41%) Hazelcast
15 9 (0.37%) Neo4j
15 9 (0.37%) NoSQL
16 8 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 809 (33.28%) Selenium
2 351 (14.44%) WebDriver
3 292 (12.01%) Cucumber
4 231 (9.50%) JIRA
5 205 (8.43%) QuickTest Pro
6 121 (4.98%) Jenkins
7 115 (4.73%) JMeter
8 110 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 102 (4.20%) LoadRunner
10 99 (4.07%) SpecFlow
11 98 (4.03%) JUnit
12 93 (3.83%) SoapUI
13 59 (2.43%) Visual Studio
14 54 (2.22%) Calabash
15 53 (2.18%) FitNesse
16 52 (2.14%) Appium
17 50 (2.06%) TeamCity
18 49 (2.02%) Git (software)
18 49 (2.02%) NUnit
19 45 (1.85%) Hudson
General
1 503 (20.69%) Finance
2 145 (5.96%) Banking
3 120 (4.94%) Retail
4 96 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 89 (3.66%) Games
6 29 (1.19%) Marketing
7 23 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 18 (0.74%) Legal
9 17 (0.70%) Billing
10 16 (0.66%) Law
10 16 (0.66%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.53%) Advertising
14 12 (0.49%) Back Office
15 8 (0.33%) Front Office
16 7 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.29%) Electronics
17 6 (0.25%) Automotive
18 5 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (11.72%) .NET
2 259 (10.65%) HTML
3 160 (6.58%) XML
4 145 (5.96%) Web Services
5 142 (5.84%) CSS
6 68 (2.80%) SOAP
7 67 (2.76%) ASP.NET
8 42 (1.73%) Gherkin
8 42 (1.73%) J2EE
9 37 (1.52%) jQuery
10 33 (1.36%) HTML5
11 32 (1.32%) REST
11 32 (1.32%) RESTful
12 28 (1.15%) Spring
13 25 (1.03%) Flash
14 24 (0.99%) WCF
15 23 (0.95%) Java EE
16 21 (0.86%) LAMP
16 21 (0.86%) WPF
17 20 (0.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 207 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (7.73%) Computer Science
3 153 (6.29%) Mobile App
4 91 (3.74%) Open Source
5 50 (2.06%) User Experience
6 39 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (1.56%) N-Tier
7 38 (1.56%) Mathematics
8 37 (1.52%) Client/Server
9 35 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 32 (1.32%) Replication
11 16 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (0.62%) Visualisation
13 14 (0.58%) AS400
14 13 (0.53%) SWIFT
15 11 (0.45%) iPad
15 11 (0.45%) Derivative
16 10 (0.41%) iPhone
16 10 (0.41%) iSeries
17 9 (0.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 325 (13.37%) Windows
2 210 (8.64%) Linux
3 159 (6.54%) Android
4 157 (6.46%) Apple iOS
5 131 (5.39%) UNIX
6 27 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 24 (0.99%) Windows XP
10 23 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.82%) Windows 8
12 17 (0.70%) Windows Phone
12 17 (0.70%) Windows Vista
13 15 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
13 15 (0.62%) Solaris
14 11 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
15 5 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.16%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.082%) AIX
18 1 (0.041%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1159 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
2 609 (25.05%) Test Scripting
3 539 (22.17%) Automated Testing
4 501 (20.61%) Software Testing
5 492 (20.24%) Manual Testing
6 482 (19.83%) Test Automation
7 341 (14.03%) Automation Testing
8 339 (13.94%) Scrum
9 337 (13.86%) BDD
10 334 (13.74%) TDD
11 321 (13.20%) Regression Testing
12 317 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 219 (9.01%) Performance Testing
14 178 (7.32%) E-Commerce
15 174 (7.16%) Penetration Testing
15 174 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
16 144 (5.92%) System Testing
16 144 (5.92%) Test Strategy
17 120 (4.94%) Test Management
18 114 (4.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 759 (31.22%) SQL
2 716 (29.45%) Java
3 428 (17.61%) C#
4 272 (11.19%) JavaScript
5 149 (6.13%) Python
6 142 (5.84%) Ruby
7 109 (4.48%) C++
8 107 (4.40%) PHP
9 68 (2.80%) C
10 60 (2.47%) Perl
11 37 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 29 (1.19%) VB
13 28 (1.15%) T-SQL
14 24 (0.99%) VBScript
15 23 (0.95%) Bash Shell
16 22 (0.90%) PowerShell
17 21 (0.86%) Groovy
18 18 (0.74%) Shell Script
19 13 (0.53%) VB.NET
20 12 (0.49%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 550 (22.62%) ISEB
2 416 (17.11%) Degree
3 396 (16.29%) ISTQB
4 199 (8.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 86 (3.54%) Security Cleared
6 62 (2.55%) OSCP
7 52 (2.14%) CISSP
8 46 (1.89%) OSCE
9 38 (1.56%) SC Cleared
10 23 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
10 23 (0.95%) CEH
11 17 (0.70%) DV Cleared
12 13 (0.53%) HND
13 6 (0.25%) GPEN
14 5 (0.21%) CISA
15 4 (0.16%) CRISC
15 4 (0.16%) CGEIT
15 4 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 980 (40.31%) QA
2 21 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.082%) SLA
4 2 (0.082%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.082%) WAI
4 2 (0.082%) COBIT
4 2 (0.082%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.082%) Val IT
5 1 (0.041%) EMIR
5 1 (0.041%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.041%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.041%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.041%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (0.70%) Hyper-V
3 11 (0.45%) vSphere
4 5 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.16%) Firmware
6 2 (0.082%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.041%) Docker
7 1 (0.041%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.041%) Snort
Systems Management
1 146 (6.01%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (1.03%) Nessus
3 14 (0.58%) Nmap
4 8 (0.33%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (0.12%) Puppet
6 2 (0.082%) Netcool
6 2 (0.082%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.082%) Oozie
7 1 (0.041%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.041%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 245 (10.08%) Microsoft
2 181 (7.45%) Oracle
3 105 (4.32%) HP
4 34 (1.40%) IBM
5 33 (1.36%) VMware
6 18 (0.74%) Telerik
7 13 (0.53%) SAP
8 12 (0.49%) Apple
9 11 (0.45%) Google
10 9 (0.37%) Terracotta
10 9 (0.37%) Qualys
10 9 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.33%) Business Objects
11 8 (0.33%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.29%) Citrix
13 5 (0.21%) Capita
13 5 (0.21%) Bloomberg
13 5 (0.21%) Sage
13 5 (0.21%) Cognos
14 4 (0.16%) Cisco
Warrington, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Life Insurance, 25 days hols
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 32.5k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 33-38k
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stone, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £24k
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: C. 35K
Posted: 2 days ago