The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 259 239 264
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1075 1333 1262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.28% 1.34% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.39% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 936 1187 1068
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,250 £59,700
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
81095 95808 102984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.50% 96.64% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67904 80693 85946
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 10 December 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in England

Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 379 £50,000 - 70
South East +4 178 £35,000 -6.66% 120
North West -47 123 £37,500 - 67
East of England +41 112 £35,000 - 62
Yorkshire +12 96 £38,500 +10.00% 51
West Midlands -7 79 £33,500 +3.07% 48
South West -23 54 £37,500 +7.14% 57
East Midlands -25 36 £35,000 -12.50% 35
North East +12 10 £31,635 +5.45% 14
Midlands +11 5 £40,000 -20.00%
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 1126 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1007 (43.39%) QA
3 893 (38.47%) Selenium
4 598 (25.76%) Java
5 554 (23.87%) SQL
6 519 (22.36%) Test Scripting
7 516 (22.23%) Software Testing
8 478 (20.59%) C#
9 477 (20.55%) Automated Testing
10 474 (20.42%) Finance
11 473 (20.38%) Test Automation
12 454 (19.56%) ISEB
13 436 (18.79%) Scrum
14 386 (16.63%) BDD
15 385 (16.59%) Windows
16 380 (16.37%) Manual Testing
17 371 (15.98%) Cucumber
18 348 (14.99%) ISTQB
19 346 (14.91%) Regression Testing
20 341 (14.69%) Automation Testing
21 338 (14.56%) JIRA
22 312 (13.44%) Degree
23 293 (12.62%) Linux
24 288 (12.41%) WebDriver
25 283 (12.19%) Penetration Testing
26 279 (12.02%) Python
27 277 (11.93%) Performance Testing
28 274 (11.81%) TDD
29 268 (11.55%) .NET
30 256 (11.03%) JavaScript

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 45 (1.94%) CMS
2 28 (1.21%) Confluence
3 16 (0.69%) IIS
4 12 (0.52%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.43%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.43%) Umbraco
6 7 (0.30%) Apache
6 7 (0.30%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.26%) SAS
7 6 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.13%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.13%) JBoss
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.13%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.086%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.086%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.086%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.043%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 123 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 50 (2.15%) MS Office
3 16 (0.69%) MS Project
3 16 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.043%) NUKE
5 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.39%) Sonata
4 7 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.22%) CSG Singleview
5 5 (0.22%) MultiFonds
5 5 (0.22%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.13%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.086%) Global One
7 2 (0.086%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.043%) Magento
8 1 (0.043%) Optimost
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.043%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.043%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.043%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.043%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.043%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.98%) SaaS
2 40 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.38%) GitHub
4 21 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.086%) Google Play
7 1 (0.043%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.043%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.043%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.043%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.043%) Heroku
7 1 (0.043%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.043%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 94 (4.05%) HTTP
2 82 (3.53%) Wireless
3 60 (2.59%) Internet
4 51 (2.20%) Firewall
5 49 (2.11%) TCP/IP
6 34 (1.46%) Network Security
7 25 (1.08%) Wireless Security
8 21 (0.90%) HTTPS
9 19 (0.82%) SMTP
10 15 (0.65%) Broadband
10 15 (0.65%) DNS
10 15 (0.65%) LTE
11 14 (0.60%) SSH
12 9 (0.39%) LAN
12 9 (0.39%) WAN
13 8 (0.34%) VoIP
13 8 (0.34%) VPN
14 7 (0.30%) SSL
14 7 (0.30%) Wireshark
15 5 (0.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 86 (3.71%) Relational Database
3 70 (3.02%) MySQL
4 38 (1.64%) Big Data
5 31 (1.34%) NoSQL
6 29 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (0.73%) RDBMS
9 17 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (0.69%) HBase
10 16 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
11 14 (0.60%) MongoDB
12 10 (0.43%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.30%) Redis
14 7 (0.30%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.26%) MS Access
15 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 893 (38.47%) Selenium
2 371 (15.98%) Cucumber
3 338 (14.56%) JIRA
4 288 (12.41%) WebDriver
5 218 (9.39%) JMeter
6 194 (8.36%) SoapUI
7 177 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 171 (7.37%) SpecFlow
9 148 (6.38%) Jenkins
10 118 (5.08%) JUnit
11 113 (4.87%) Git (software)
12 112 (4.83%) HP UFT
13 108 (4.65%) LoadRunner
14 83 (3.58%) Visual Studio
15 57 (2.46%) Metasploit
16 55 (2.37%) NUnit
17 46 (1.98%) TestNG
18 44 (1.90%) Burp Suite
19 39 (1.68%) Gatling
20 37 (1.59%) Hudson
General
1 474 (20.42%) Finance
2 134 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 75 (3.23%) Retail
4 74 (3.19%) Banking
5 71 (3.06%) Games
6 37 (1.59%) Marketing
7 32 (1.38%) Publishing
8 30 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 23 (0.99%) Back Office
10 22 (0.95%) Automotive
11 21 (0.90%) Electronics
11 21 (0.90%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.86%) Advertising
12 20 (0.86%) Legal
13 10 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.39%) Law
15 8 (0.34%) Front Office
16 7 (0.30%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.26%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.26%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (11.55%) .NET
2 195 (8.40%) Web Services
3 180 (7.76%) HTML
4 143 (6.16%) XML
5 125 (5.39%) SOAP
6 109 (4.70%) Gherkin
7 90 (3.88%) ASP.NET
8 83 (3.58%) REST
9 78 (3.36%) RESTful
10 75 (3.23%) CSS
11 38 (1.64%) Ajax
12 34 (1.46%) .NET Framework
13 27 (1.16%) AngularJS
14 26 (1.12%) JSON
15 25 (1.08%) HTML5
16 21 (0.90%) jQuery
17 20 (0.86%) Node.js
18 19 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
19 17 (0.73%) React
20 14 (0.60%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 200 (8.62%) Mobile App
2 169 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (4.09%) Computer Science
4 51 (2.20%) Fintech
5 50 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
6 47 (2.02%) User Experience
7 46 (1.98%) CESG
8 45 (1.94%) Client/Server
9 38 (1.64%) Management Information System
10 29 (1.25%) Driving Licence
10 29 (1.25%) Online Games
11 23 (0.99%) iPad
12 22 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
13 16 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
14 15 (0.65%) Digital Media
14 15 (0.65%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
15 14 (0.60%) Social Network
16 13 (0.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 385 (16.59%) Windows
2 293 (12.62%) Linux
3 184 (7.93%) Unix
4 94 (4.05%) Android
5 82 (3.53%) Apple iOS
6 41 (1.77%) Mac OS X
7 40 (1.72%) Windows Server
8 20 (0.86%) Kali Linux
9 19 (0.82%) Windows 10
10 16 (0.69%) VxWorks
11 9 (0.39%) Solaris
12 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.22%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.22%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.17%) AIX
14 3 (0.13%) CentOS
14 3 (0.13%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.043%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1126 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
2 519 (22.36%) Test Scripting
3 516 (22.23%) Software Testing
4 477 (20.55%) Automated Testing
5 473 (20.38%) Test Automation
6 436 (18.79%) Scrum
7 386 (16.63%) BDD
8 380 (16.37%) Manual Testing
9 346 (14.91%) Regression Testing
10 341 (14.69%) Automation Testing
11 283 (12.19%) Penetration Testing
12 277 (11.93%) Performance Testing
13 274 (11.81%) TDD
14 248 (10.69%) Functional Testing
15 214 (9.22%) SDLC
16 207 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
17 187 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
18 185 (7.97%) Test Strategy
19 175 (7.54%) E-Commerce
20 171 (7.37%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 598 (25.76%) Java
2 554 (23.87%) SQL
3 478 (20.59%) C#
4 279 (12.02%) Python
5 256 (11.03%) JavaScript
6 238 (10.25%) Ruby
7 191 (8.23%) C++
8 141 (6.07%) C
9 134 (5.77%) Perl
10 104 (4.48%) PHP
11 68 (2.93%) Bash Shell
12 40 (1.72%) Groovy
13 33 (1.42%) VB
14 30 (1.29%) Shell Script
15 22 (0.95%) VB.NET
16 19 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 19 (0.82%) PowerShell
17 18 (0.78%) VBScript
18 16 (0.69%) Scala
19 15 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 454 (19.56%) ISEB
2 348 (14.99%) ISTQB
3 312 (13.44%) Degree
4 209 (9.00%) CREST Certified
5 171 (7.37%) Security Cleared
6 147 (6.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 140 (6.03%) OSCP
8 104 (4.48%) SC Cleared
9 103 (4.44%) CEH
10 81 (3.49%) GPEN
11 73 (3.15%) CHECK Team Member
12 71 (3.06%) CHECK Team Leader
13 63 (2.71%) GIAC
14 54 (2.33%) DV Cleared
15 50 (2.15%) Tigerscheme
16 46 (1.98%) CISSP
17 31 (1.34%) SANS
18 22 (0.95%) CISA
19 18 (0.78%) OSCE
20 15 (0.65%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1007 (43.39%) QA
2 59 (2.54%) SDET
3 19 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.22%) COBIT
6 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.22%) Val IT
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.13%) SEPA
8 2 (0.086%) WCAG
9 1 (0.043%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.43%) Docker
4 7 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.043%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 114 (4.91%) HP Quality Center
2 92 (3.96%) Nessus
3 73 (3.15%) Nmap
4 39 (1.68%) OpenVAS
5 27 (1.16%) HP SiteScope
6 13 (0.56%) Puppet
7 10 (0.43%) Grafana
8 7 (0.30%) SCCM
8 7 (0.30%) SCOM
8 7 (0.30%) StatsD
9 6 (0.26%) Perfmon
10 5 (0.22%) Nagios
11 4 (0.17%) Core Impact
11 4 (0.17%) HP Fortify
11 4 (0.17%) Nexpose
12 3 (0.13%) Graphite
13 2 (0.086%) Opscode Chef
14 1 (0.043%) Ansible
14 1 (0.043%) Control-M
14 1 (0.043%) WMI
Vendors
1 228 (9.82%) Microsoft
2 111 (4.78%) HP
3 106 (4.57%) Oracle
4 50 (2.15%) SAP
5 41 (1.77%) Qualys
6 33 (1.42%) VMware
7 26 (1.12%) Google
8 22 (0.95%) Coverity
9 19 (0.82%) IBM
10 18 (0.78%) Atlassian
11 16 (0.69%) Siebel
11 16 (0.69%) Sun
12 8 (0.34%) Splunk
13 7 (0.30%) BT
13 7 (0.30%) Intel Security
14 6 (0.26%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.26%) Sitecore
14 6 (0.26%) Telerik
15 5 (0.22%) Dynatrace
15 5 (0.22%) Fortinet
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Perks
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 42k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
ESA Group
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £33000 - £43000 per annum + FlexiTime,Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £150 - £175 per annum + 37000
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Tec Partners
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-40k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benfits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £21000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago