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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 238 242 236
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1273 1345 1414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.39% 1.31% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.37% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1104 1205 1187
Median salary £38,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
88174 98447 103358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.35% 96.21% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 74876 82625 84143
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -28 381 £52,500 +9.37% 67
South East +55 280 £40,000 +11.88% 66
North West +19 133 £32,500 -7.14% 41
West Midlands +7 119 £32,500 +2.36% 25
East of England +13 104 £32,500 -7.14% 26
Yorkshire -25 97 £37,500 +7.14% 26
South West +5 85 £35,500 +1.42% 34
East Midlands -4 51 £35,000 -5.40% 13
North East +2 8 £35,000 +16.66% 8
Midlands +14 4 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1232 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1188 (44.75%) QA
3 968 (36.46%) Selenium
4 703 (26.48%) SQL
5 701 (26.40%) Java
6 630 (23.73%) Test Scripting
7 587 (22.11%) Software Testing
8 580 (21.85%) C#
9 568 (21.39%) ISEB
10 555 (20.90%) Finance
11 536 (20.19%) Automated Testing
12 527 (19.85%) Test Automation
13 506 (19.06%) Scrum
14 460 (17.33%) ISTQB
15 448 (16.87%) Manual Testing
16 438 (16.50%) Automation Testing
17 415 (15.63%) Regression Testing
18 389 (14.65%) Degree
19 388 (14.61%) Windows
20 380 (14.31%) BDD
21 352 (13.26%) Penetration Testing
22 347 (13.07%) .NET
23 338 (12.73%) Microsoft
24 337 (12.69%) JIRA
25 323 (12.17%) WebDriver
26 318 (11.98%) JavaScript
27 310 (11.68%) Performance Testing
28 295 (11.11%) Functional Testing
29 294 (11.07%) Cucumber
30 290 (10.92%) TDD

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 42 (1.58%) CMS
2 37 (1.39%) Confluence
3 29 (1.09%) IIS
4 18 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 14 (0.53%) MS Exchange
6 12 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (0.45%) Skype for Business
7 9 (0.34%) Apache
8 7 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.23%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.11%) CICS
10 3 (0.11%) Drupal
10 3 (0.11%) JBoss
10 3 (0.11%) SAS
11 2 (0.075%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.075%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.038%) MTS
12 1 (0.038%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.038%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.038%) Xceptor
Applications
1 177 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 50 (1.88%) MS Office
3 8 (0.30%) Maya
4 4 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.49%) Misys Midas
4 12 (0.45%) MultiFonds
4 12 (0.45%) Sonata
5 8 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.26%) CSG Singleview
7 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.075%) Global One
10 2 (0.075%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.038%) Magento
11 1 (0.038%) Optimost
11 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.038%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.038%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.038%) thinkFolio
11 1 (0.038%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (0.98%) SaaS
3 23 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.64%) GitHub
5 5 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.075%) Google Play
7 1 (0.038%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.038%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.038%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.038%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.038%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.038%) Office 365
7 1 (0.038%) Pure360
7 1 (0.038%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 107 (4.03%) Wireless
2 92 (3.47%) Firewall
3 88 (3.31%) TCP/IP
4 64 (2.41%) Internet
5 48 (1.81%) HTTP
6 29 (1.09%) DNS
7 28 (1.05%) LAN
7 28 (1.05%) WAN
8 25 (0.94%) Wireless Security
9 24 (0.90%) VoIP
10 23 (0.87%) SMTP
11 21 (0.79%) Network Security
12 19 (0.72%) HTTPS
13 15 (0.56%) Wireshark
14 12 (0.45%) NAS
15 11 (0.41%) SSH
16 10 (0.38%) SAN
17 9 (0.34%) IMAP
17 9 (0.34%) LTE
18 7 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 81 (3.05%) MySQL
3 60 (2.26%) Relational Database
4 37 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (0.83%) Big Data
7 19 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 14 (0.53%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.41%) MS Access
10 11 (0.41%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.19%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.15%) HBase
15 4 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 968 (36.46%) Selenium
2 337 (12.69%) JIRA
3 323 (12.17%) WebDriver
4 294 (11.07%) Cucumber
5 239 (9.00%) JMeter
6 233 (8.78%) SoapUI
7 226 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 151 (5.69%) SpecFlow
9 150 (5.65%) Jenkins
10 144 (5.42%) HP UFT
11 141 (5.31%) LoadRunner
12 138 (5.20%) Visual Studio
13 124 (4.67%) Git (software)
14 120 (4.52%) JUnit
15 101 (3.80%) NUnit
16 95 (3.58%) TestNG
17 64 (2.41%) Burp Suite
17 64 (2.41%) Gatling
18 61 (2.30%) Metasploit
19 42 (1.58%) Appium
General
1 555 (20.90%) Finance
2 152 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 113 (4.26%) Banking
4 86 (3.24%) Games
5 72 (2.71%) Retail
6 53 (2.00%) Back Office
7 51 (1.92%) Marketing
8 31 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.13%) Publishing
10 26 (0.98%) Automotive
11 24 (0.90%) Legal
12 23 (0.87%) Electronics
13 18 (0.68%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.60%) Law
15 13 (0.49%) Advertising
16 12 (0.45%) Aerospace
17 11 (0.41%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.38%) Billing
19 6 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
20 5 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (13.07%) .NET
2 240 (9.04%) HTML
3 211 (7.95%) Web Services
4 186 (7.01%) XML
5 113 (4.26%) SOAP
6 110 (4.14%) ASP.NET
7 101 (3.80%) CSS
8 91 (3.43%) Gherkin
9 57 (2.15%) REST
10 54 (2.03%) .NET Framework
11 51 (1.92%) Ajax
12 44 (1.66%) RESTful
13 43 (1.62%) JSON
14 33 (1.24%) jQuery
15 31 (1.17%) Node.js
16 26 (0.98%) HTML5
17 20 (0.75%) AngularJS
17 20 (0.75%) DOM
18 19 (0.72%) LAMP
19 18 (0.68%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 248 (9.34%) Mobile App
2 241 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (4.78%) Computer Science
4 54 (2.03%) Client/Server
5 53 (2.00%) User Experience
6 51 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 43 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 41 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 40 (1.51%) iPad
10 35 (1.32%) CESG
11 33 (1.24%) Fintech
12 29 (1.09%) Online Games
13 21 (0.79%) Digital Media
13 21 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
14 18 (0.68%) Mathematics
14 18 (0.68%) N-Tier
15 15 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
15 15 (0.56%) Driving Licence
15 15 (0.56%) Virtual Team
16 14 (0.53%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 388 (14.61%) Windows
2 284 (10.70%) Linux
3 151 (5.69%) Unix
4 107 (4.03%) Android
5 99 (3.73%) Apple iOS
6 61 (2.30%) Windows Server
7 29 (1.09%) Mac OS X
8 17 (0.64%) Solaris
8 17 (0.64%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.41%) Kali Linux
11 8 (0.30%) AIX
11 8 (0.30%) CentOS
11 8 (0.30%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.26%) VxWorks
13 5 (0.19%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.19%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.19%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.075%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1232 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
2 630 (23.73%) Test Scripting
3 587 (22.11%) Software Testing
4 536 (20.19%) Automated Testing
5 527 (19.85%) Test Automation
6 506 (19.06%) Scrum
7 448 (16.87%) Manual Testing
8 438 (16.50%) Automation Testing
9 415 (15.63%) Regression Testing
10 380 (14.31%) BDD
11 352 (13.26%) Penetration Testing
12 310 (11.68%) Performance Testing
13 295 (11.11%) Functional Testing
14 290 (10.92%) TDD
15 257 (9.68%) SDLC
16 238 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
17 234 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
18 219 (8.25%) Test Strategy
19 186 (7.01%) Defect Management
20 178 (6.70%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 703 (26.48%) SQL
2 701 (26.40%) Java
3 580 (21.85%) C#
4 318 (11.98%) JavaScript
5 253 (9.53%) Python
6 221 (8.32%) Ruby
7 185 (6.97%) C++
8 152 (5.73%) Perl
9 126 (4.75%) C
10 117 (4.41%) PHP
11 79 (2.98%) VB
12 62 (2.34%) Bash Shell
13 40 (1.51%) PowerShell
14 34 (1.28%) VBScript
15 33 (1.24%) Groovy
15 33 (1.24%) VB.NET
16 29 (1.09%) Scala
17 27 (1.02%) Shell Script
18 19 (0.72%) T-SQL
19 17 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 568 (21.39%) ISEB
2 460 (17.33%) ISTQB
3 389 (14.65%) Degree
4 252 (9.49%) CREST Certified
5 189 (7.12%) Security Cleared
6 166 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 130 (4.90%) OSCP
8 112 (4.22%) SC Cleared
9 97 (3.65%) CEH
10 90 (3.39%) GPEN
11 77 (2.90%) GIAC
12 76 (2.86%) CISSP
13 62 (2.34%) CHECK Team Leader
14 60 (2.26%) Tigerscheme
15 58 (2.18%) DV Cleared
16 54 (2.03%) CHECK Team Member
17 33 (1.24%) SANS
18 25 (0.94%) CISA
18 25 (0.94%) CISM
19 21 (0.79%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1188 (44.75%) QA
2 48 (1.81%) SDET
3 23 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.49%) COBIT
6 12 (0.45%) Val IT
7 11 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.34%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.19%) WCAG
10 4 (0.15%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.11%) Section 508
System Software
1 43 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.15%) Docker
7 2 (0.075%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 125 (4.71%) HP Quality Center
2 79 (2.98%) Nessus
3 66 (2.49%) Nmap
4 29 (1.09%) OpenVAS
5 28 (1.05%) HP SiteScope
6 12 (0.45%) HP Fortify
6 12 (0.45%) SCCM
6 12 (0.45%) SCOM
7 10 (0.38%) Perfmon
8 9 (0.34%) Puppet
9 8 (0.30%) Nagios
10 6 (0.23%) Nexpose
11 5 (0.19%) Grafana
11 5 (0.19%) Graphite
11 5 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.15%) Control-M
13 3 (0.11%) WebInspect
14 2 (0.075%) Core Impact
15 1 (0.038%) Ansible
15 1 (0.038%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 338 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 136 (5.12%) HP
3 117 (4.41%) Oracle
4 47 (1.77%) VMware
5 37 (1.39%) Google
6 31 (1.17%) Qualys
7 29 (1.09%) SAP
8 21 (0.79%) Coverity
9 20 (0.75%) IBM
10 18 (0.68%) Cisco
10 18 (0.68%) Fortinet
10 18 (0.68%) Juniper
10 18 (0.68%) Nokia
10 18 (0.68%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.45%) Telerik
12 8 (0.30%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.30%) Misys
13 7 (0.26%) Citrix
13 7 (0.26%) Dynatrace
13 7 (0.26%) Splunk
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + (depending on experience) & benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25-32K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + pension, healthcare etc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Salary Based on Experience
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £36000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Gym
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £21000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hyde, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Fantastic Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + pension, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday