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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 240 220 273
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1264 1493 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.24% 1.37% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.44% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1134 1267 852
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,875
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
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
96460 103322 95939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.34% 94.48% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80662 85110 80222
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 £26,500 £26,375
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 31 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 31 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
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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 -25 502 £50,000 +13.63% 80
South East -74 205 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Yorkshire +64 140 £34,500 +6.15% 19
East of England +3 105 £35,000 - 14
West Midlands +13 96 £30,000 -10.44% 19
North West -15 95 £33,750 -3.57% 47
South West -56 64 £32,500 - 25
East Midlands -30 45 £35,000 +7.69% 14
North East -13 11 £30,000 -19.46% 6
Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 1232 (48.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1143 (44.61%) QA
3 894 (34.89%) Selenium
4 831 (32.44%) SQL
5 790 (30.84%) Java
6 602 (23.50%) Test Scripting
7 555 (21.66%) C#
8 552 (21.55%) Automated Testing
9 548 (21.39%) Software Testing
10 539 (21.04%) ISEB
11 532 (20.77%) Manual Testing
12 513 (20.02%) Finance
13 494 (19.28%) Test Automation
14 436 (17.02%) Automation Testing
15 414 (16.16%) Degree
16 411 (16.04%) ISTQB
17 388 (15.14%) WebDriver
18 375 (14.64%) BDD
19 374 (14.60%) Scrum
20 329 (12.84%) Cucumber
21 327 (12.76%) .NET
22 323 (12.61%) TDD
23 316 (12.33%) Microsoft
24 315 (12.30%) Windows
25 300 (11.71%) User Acceptance Testing
26 281 (10.97%) Regression Testing
27 275 (10.73%) SDLC
28 254 (9.91%) JavaScript
29 248 (9.68%) JIRA
30 245 (9.56%) SQL Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 22 (0.86%) SharePoint
1 22 (0.86%) WebSphere
2 19 (0.74%) IIS
3 18 (0.70%) WebLogic
4 13 (0.51%) Node.js
5 11 (0.43%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.39%) MQSeries
7 9 (0.35%) CMS
8 7 (0.27%) JBoss
9 6 (0.23%) Apache
9 6 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.23%) Drupal
10 5 (0.20%) SAS
11 4 (0.16%) Confluence
12 3 (0.12%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
13 2 (0.078%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.078%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.078%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.078%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.039%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 155 (6.05%) MS Excel
2 53 (2.07%) MS Office
3 4 (0.16%) Mingle
4 2 (0.078%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.078%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.039%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.27%) MultiFonds
3 7 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.12%) Summit
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.078%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.078%) Magento
7 1 (0.039%) AWD
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.039%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.039%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.039%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 57 (2.22%) SaaS
2 24 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.16%) FinancialForce.com
6 3 (0.12%) Trello
7 2 (0.078%) GitHub
8 1 (0.039%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.039%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.039%) Office 365
8 1 (0.039%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.33%) Wireless
2 33 (1.29%) Internet
3 26 (1.01%) Network Security
4 24 (0.94%) HTTP
5 21 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 18 (0.70%) Firewall
7 10 (0.39%) Unified Communications
8 7 (0.27%) DNS
9 6 (0.23%) VPN
9 6 (0.23%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.20%) Broadband
10 5 (0.20%) VoIP
11 4 (0.16%) GPRS
11 4 (0.16%) GSM
11 4 (0.16%) LAN
12 3 (0.12%) SMTP
12 3 (0.12%) SSL
12 3 (0.12%) SAN
12 3 (0.12%) SIGTRAN
12 3 (0.12%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (9.56%) SQL Server
2 66 (2.58%) Relational Database
3 57 (2.22%) MySQL
4 54 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (1.33%) Oracle Database
7 29 (1.13%) DB2
8 27 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (0.90%) RDBMS
9 23 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (0.86%) Big Data
11 20 (0.78%) DbVisualizer
12 17 (0.66%) MongoDB
13 16 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (0.55%) QlikView
15 13 (0.51%) NoSQL
16 9 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.35%) Neo4j
16 9 (0.35%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 894 (34.89%) Selenium
2 388 (15.14%) WebDriver
3 329 (12.84%) Cucumber
4 248 (9.68%) JIRA
5 185 (7.22%) HP UFT
6 130 (5.07%) JMeter
7 128 (5.00%) SpecFlow
8 125 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 124 (4.84%) JUnit
10 118 (4.61%) Jenkins
11 109 (4.25%) SoapUI
12 99 (3.86%) LoadRunner
13 78 (3.04%) Visual Studio
14 75 (2.93%) Git (software)
15 70 (2.73%) Subversion
16 63 (2.46%) FitNesse
17 62 (2.42%) NUnit
18 60 (2.34%) Appium
19 50 (1.95%) TeamCity
19 50 (1.95%) Calabash
General
1 513 (20.02%) Finance
2 141 (5.50%) Banking
3 113 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 109 (4.25%) Retail
5 101 (3.94%) Games
6 39 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 38 (1.48%) Marketing
8 20 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 20 (0.78%) Law
9 19 (0.74%) Electronics
10 18 (0.70%) Legal
11 15 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.51%) Advertising
13 11 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.43%) Automotive
14 10 (0.39%) Billing
14 10 (0.39%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.23%) Music Industry
15 6 (0.23%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.23%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (12.76%) .NET
2 217 (8.47%) HTML
3 167 (6.52%) XML
4 158 (6.17%) Web Services
5 114 (4.45%) CSS
6 86 (3.36%) ASP.NET
7 77 (3.01%) SOAP
8 63 (2.46%) Gherkin
9 46 (1.80%) J2EE
10 44 (1.72%) REST
11 34 (1.33%) Spring
12 31 (1.21%) jQuery
13 25 (0.98%) RESTful
13 25 (0.98%) HTML5
14 23 (0.90%) JSON
15 22 (0.86%) Java EE
16 21 (0.82%) .NET Framework
16 21 (0.82%) Flash
17 19 (0.74%) LAMP
18 18 (0.70%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 235 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 187 (7.30%) Computer Science
3 161 (6.28%) Mobile App
4 72 (2.81%) User Experience
5 48 (1.87%) Client/Server
6 39 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (1.41%) Mathematics
8 30 (1.17%) Replication
8 30 (1.17%) Data Centre
9 22 (0.86%) N-Tier
10 19 (0.74%) SWIFT
11 18 (0.70%) AS400
12 17 (0.66%) Management Information System
13 16 (0.62%) iSeries
14 15 (0.59%) Online Games
15 13 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (0.47%) Physics
16 12 (0.47%) Visualisation
17 11 (0.43%) DTV
18 9 (0.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 315 (12.30%) Windows
2 186 (7.26%) Linux
3 138 (5.39%) UNIX
4 130 (5.07%) Android
5 129 (5.04%) Apple iOS
6 43 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (1.37%) Windows 7
9 28 (1.09%) Windows XP
10 24 (0.94%) Windows Vista
11 23 (0.90%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
12 10 (0.39%) Solaris
13 9 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.16%) CentOS
15 4 (0.16%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.12%) SUSE
16 3 (0.12%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1232 (48.09%) Agile Software Development
2 602 (23.50%) Test Scripting
3 552 (21.55%) Automated Testing
4 548 (21.39%) Software Testing
5 532 (20.77%) Manual Testing
6 494 (19.28%) Test Automation
7 436 (17.02%) Automation Testing
8 375 (14.64%) BDD
9 374 (14.60%) Scrum
10 323 (12.61%) TDD
11 300 (11.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 281 (10.97%) Regression Testing
13 275 (10.73%) SDLC
14 211 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
15 194 (7.57%) Performance Testing
16 192 (7.49%) E-Commerce
17 162 (6.32%) Penetration Testing
18 150 (5.85%) System Testing
19 137 (5.35%) Test Strategy
20 133 (5.19%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 831 (32.44%) SQL
2 790 (30.84%) Java
3 555 (21.66%) C#
4 254 (9.91%) JavaScript
5 172 (6.71%) Ruby
6 167 (6.52%) Python
7 119 (4.64%) C++
8 114 (4.45%) PHP
9 64 (2.50%) C
10 45 (1.76%) T-SQL
11 40 (1.56%) PL/SQL
11 40 (1.56%) Perl
12 27 (1.05%) VB
13 26 (1.01%) VBScript
14 25 (0.98%) Groovy
15 23 (0.90%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.66%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.55%) PowerShell
17 14 (0.55%) ActionScript
18 9 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 539 (21.04%) ISEB
2 414 (16.16%) Degree
3 411 (16.04%) ISTQB
4 216 (8.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 98 (3.83%) Security Cleared
6 62 (2.42%) SC Cleared
7 52 (2.03%) OSCP
8 40 (1.56%) CISSP
9 34 (1.33%) OSCE
10 32 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
11 27 (1.05%) CEH
12 18 (0.70%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.39%) HND
14 7 (0.27%) GPEN
14 7 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 4 (0.16%) CGEIT
15 4 (0.16%) CRISC
15 4 (0.16%) CISA
16 3 (0.12%) GIAC
16 3 (0.12%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1143 (44.61%) QA
2 25 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.16%) SLA
5 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.078%) Val IT
6 2 (0.078%) WAI
6 2 (0.078%) COBIT
6 2 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.078%) GCP
6 2 (0.078%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.039%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.039%) EMIR
7 1 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.039%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.16%) Firmware
4 3 (0.12%) vSphere
4 3 (0.12%) Docker
5 2 (0.078%) Snort
5 2 (0.078%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 169 (6.60%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (0.94%) Nessus
3 17 (0.66%) Nmap
4 8 (0.31%) Puppet
5 6 (0.23%) CORE IMPACT
5 6 (0.23%) SCCM
6 3 (0.12%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.078%) Oozie
7 2 (0.078%) Netcool
8 1 (0.039%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.039%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.039%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 316 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 184 (7.18%) Oracle
3 120 (4.68%) HP
4 38 (1.48%) IBM
5 30 (1.17%) VMware
6 24 (0.94%) SAP
7 15 (0.59%) Cognos
8 14 (0.55%) Telerik
9 10 (0.39%) Bloomberg
9 10 (0.39%) Qualys
10 9 (0.35%) Terracotta
10 9 (0.35%) Apple
10 9 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.31%) Capita
11 8 (0.31%) Google
12 7 (0.27%) Remedy
12 7 (0.27%) Citrix
13 6 (0.23%) Informatica
14 5 (0.20%) Sage
15 4 (0.16%) McAfee
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75200 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Salary: £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday