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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 239 264 216
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1255 1068 1364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.17% 1.05% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.11% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1033 895 1199
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +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
100964 96111 101551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.47% 94.56% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 83367 80755 87205
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 £26,520 £26,500
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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +38 467 £45,000 - 77
South East +16 282 £35,000 - 37
North West +11 108 £32,500 +0.77% 34
Yorkshire -52 86 £30,000 -14.28% 24
South West +5 80 £33,250 +3.10% 24
West Midlands -3 78 £31,500 -10.00% 11
East of England -11 70 £37,500 +15.38% 10
East Midlands -2 57 £33,500 +7.20% 3
North East -9 24 £37,250 +49.00% 4
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1193 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1104 (40.17%) QA
3 800 (29.11%) SQL
4 798 (29.04%) Selenium
5 716 (26.06%) Degree
6 652 (23.73%) ISEB
7 622 (22.63%) Java
8 609 (22.16%) Software Testing
9 597 (21.72%) Finance
10 583 (21.22%) Manual Testing
11 566 (20.60%) Automated Testing
12 534 (19.43%) C#
13 497 (18.09%) Test Scripting
14 483 (17.58%) Test Automation
15 421 (15.32%) Windows
16 402 (14.63%) ISTQB
17 398 (14.48%) .NET
18 354 (12.88%) Microsoft
19 331 (12.05%) WebDriver
20 322 (11.72%) QuickTest Pro
21 294 (10.70%) Computer Science
22 291 (10.59%) Scrum
23 282 (10.26%) SQL Server
24 281 (10.23%) Regression Testing
25 279 (10.15%) BDD
26 269 (9.79%) Automation Testing
27 257 (9.35%) Performance Testing
28 253 (9.21%) User Acceptance Testing
29 252 (9.17%) Penetration Testing
30 247 (8.99%) TDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 33 (1.20%) CMS
2 24 (0.87%) Drupal
2 24 (0.87%) IIS
3 22 (0.80%) SharePoint
4 19 (0.69%) Confluence
5 18 (0.66%) Apache
6 13 (0.47%) WorkSite
7 9 (0.33%) ColdFusion
8 8 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.25%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.18%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.18%) Node.js
10 5 (0.18%) WordPress
11 4 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.15%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.11%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.11%) JBoss
12 3 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.073%) SAS
Applications
1 171 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 78 (2.84%) MS Office
3 17 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.036%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.036%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (0.47%) Sophis RISQUE
2 8 (0.29%) JDE OneWorld
3 5 (0.18%) Servitor
4 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.073%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.073%) RiskWrite
5 2 (0.073%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.073%) Endur
5 2 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.036%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.036%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.036%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.036%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.036%) Exstream
6 1 (0.036%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.036%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.036%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.27%) SaaS
2 16 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.40%) Basecamp
4 8 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.18%) GitHub
6 4 (0.15%) Trello
6 4 (0.15%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 1 (0.036%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (3.28%) TCP/IP
2 33 (1.20%) HTTP
2 33 (1.20%) Internet
3 31 (1.13%) Firewall
4 27 (0.98%) Wireless
5 24 (0.87%) VoIP
6 23 (0.84%) WAN
7 18 (0.66%) Network Security
8 17 (0.62%) Wireshark
9 16 (0.58%) LAN
10 15 (0.55%) 3G
11 14 (0.51%) LTE
12 11 (0.40%) SGSN
12 11 (0.40%) DHCP
13 10 (0.36%) VPN
13 10 (0.36%) RTP
13 10 (0.36%) H.323
13 10 (0.36%) VLAN
14 9 (0.33%) GGSN
14 9 (0.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 106 (3.86%) MySQL
3 55 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 55 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 38 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (0.80%) MongoDB
7 21 (0.76%) Big Data
8 15 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (0.55%) DB2
9 13 (0.47%) Hazelcast
10 12 (0.44%) NoSQL
10 12 (0.44%) MS Access
10 12 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (0.33%) BusinessObjects XI
12 9 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.29%) Neo4j
13 8 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 798 (29.04%) Selenium
2 331 (12.05%) WebDriver
3 322 (11.72%) QuickTest Pro
4 228 (8.30%) JIRA
5 219 (7.97%) Cucumber
6 171 (6.22%) JMeter
7 155 (5.64%) LoadRunner
8 113 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 110 (4.00%) JUnit
10 90 (3.28%) Git (software)
11 86 (3.13%) Visual Studio
12 80 (2.91%) Jenkins
13 76 (2.77%) SpecFlow
14 66 (2.40%) SoapUI
15 60 (2.18%) NUnit
16 56 (2.04%) Subversion
17 52 (1.89%) FitNesse
18 49 (1.78%) Hudson
19 46 (1.67%) TeamCity
20 41 (1.49%) Maven
General
1 597 (21.72%) Finance
2 163 (5.93%) Banking
3 152 (5.53%) Retail
4 94 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 64 (2.33%) Games
6 49 (1.78%) Marketing
7 37 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 33 (1.20%) Law
9 31 (1.13%) Front Office
10 25 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 25 (0.91%) Electronics
11 23 (0.84%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.80%) Advertising
13 15 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.51%) Back Office
15 12 (0.44%) Multimedia
15 12 (0.44%) Billing
16 11 (0.40%) Legal
17 9 (0.33%) Publishing
18 8 (0.29%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 398 (14.48%) .NET
2 159 (5.79%) HTML
3 158 (5.75%) XML
4 140 (5.09%) Web Services
5 87 (3.17%) CSS
6 80 (2.91%) ASP.NET
7 70 (2.55%) J2EE
8 56 (2.04%) SOAP
9 54 (1.97%) REST
10 51 (1.86%) .NET Framework
11 48 (1.75%) Gherkin
12 28 (1.02%) jQuery
13 24 (0.87%) RESTful
14 22 (0.80%) Spring
15 19 (0.69%) HTML5
15 19 (0.69%) Flash
16 17 (0.62%) JSP
16 17 (0.62%) WinForms
17 16 (0.58%) JSON
18 15 (0.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 294 (10.70%) Computer Science
2 203 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 140 (5.09%) Open Source
4 123 (4.48%) Mobile App
5 118 (4.29%) Mathematics
6 69 (2.51%) Life Science
7 64 (2.33%) User Experience
8 60 (2.18%) Management Information System
9 51 (1.86%) Client/Server
10 49 (1.78%) Chemistry
11 46 (1.67%) Biology
12 33 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 28 (1.02%) Statistics
15 27 (0.98%) iPhone
16 26 (0.95%) N-Tier
17 25 (0.91%) Visualisation
18 24 (0.87%) Equities
19 23 (0.84%) Physics
20 22 (0.80%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 421 (15.32%) Windows
2 234 (8.52%) Linux
3 179 (6.51%) UNIX
4 105 (3.82%) Android
5 104 (3.78%) Apple iOS
6 44 (1.60%) Solaris
7 38 (1.38%) Mac OS X
8 37 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (1.20%) Windows 7
10 30 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (0.84%) Windows XP
12 18 (0.66%) Windows Vista
13 16 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
14 15 (0.55%) Debian
15 14 (0.51%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.44%) Windows Phone
17 11 (0.40%) Windows 8
18 10 (0.36%) CentOS
19 9 (0.33%) AIX
20 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1193 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 609 (22.16%) Software Testing
3 583 (21.22%) Manual Testing
4 566 (20.60%) Automated Testing
5 497 (18.09%) Test Scripting
6 483 (17.58%) Test Automation
7 291 (10.59%) Scrum
8 281 (10.23%) Regression Testing
9 279 (10.15%) BDD
10 269 (9.79%) Automation Testing
11 257 (9.35%) Performance Testing
12 253 (9.21%) User Acceptance Testing
13 252 (9.17%) Penetration Testing
14 247 (8.99%) TDD
15 199 (7.24%) System Testing
16 166 (6.04%) Test Strategy
17 151 (5.49%) E-Commerce
18 132 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
19 127 (4.62%) OO
20 118 (4.29%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 800 (29.11%) SQL
2 622 (22.63%) Java
3 534 (19.43%) C#
4 223 (8.11%) Python
5 209 (7.61%) Ruby
6 194 (7.06%) JavaScript
7 180 (6.55%) C++
8 114 (4.15%) PHP
9 90 (3.28%) PL/SQL
10 86 (3.13%) Perl
11 68 (2.47%) VBScript
12 66 (2.40%) C
13 61 (2.22%) VB
14 50 (1.82%) Shell Script
15 39 (1.42%) T-SQL
16 26 (0.95%) F#
17 24 (0.87%) VB.NET
18 21 (0.76%) Objective-C
18 21 (0.76%) Bash Shell
19 14 (0.51%) Lua
Qualifications
1 716 (26.06%) Degree
2 652 (23.73%) ISEB
3 402 (14.63%) ISTQB
4 201 (7.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 112 (4.08%) Security Cleared
6 105 (3.82%) CISSP
7 92 (3.35%) CEH
8 54 (1.97%) SC Cleared
9 44 (1.60%) CISA
10 40 (1.46%) OSCP
11 26 (0.95%) CCNA
11 26 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (0.91%) PhD
13 21 (0.76%) MCITP
14 19 (0.69%) GPEN
15 18 (0.66%) OSCE
16 15 (0.55%) HND
16 15 (0.55%) MCSE
17 13 (0.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1104 (40.17%) QA
2 58 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 45 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.36%) GLP
5 8 (0.29%) SLA
6 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.15%) GAMP
8 2 (0.073%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.036%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.036%) TickIT
9 1 (0.036%) WCAG
9 1 (0.036%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (0.62%) Active Directory
1 17 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.29%) vSphere
4 6 (0.22%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.22%) Nmap
5 5 (0.18%) Firmware
6 4 (0.15%) Snort
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.036%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.036%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.036%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.036%) KVM
7 1 (0.036%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 203 (7.39%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.80%) SCCM
3 16 (0.58%) Nessus
4 6 (0.22%) NetBackup
4 6 (0.22%) Backup Exec
4 6 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.22%) PureDisk
4 6 (0.22%) Puppet
5 5 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
6 4 (0.15%) WebInspect
6 4 (0.15%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.11%) Opsview
8 2 (0.073%) Netcool
8 2 (0.073%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.036%) WMI
9 1 (0.036%) Ansible
9 1 (0.036%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.036%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 354 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 200 (7.28%) Oracle
3 126 (4.59%) HP
4 32 (1.16%) VMware
5 19 (0.69%) Citrix
6 16 (0.58%) Cisco
6 16 (0.58%) Telerik
7 14 (0.51%) IBM
7 14 (0.51%) SAP
8 13 (0.47%) Interwoven
8 13 (0.47%) Red Hat
8 13 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (0.44%) Altiris
10 11 (0.40%) Adobe
11 10 (0.36%) Avaya
12 8 (0.29%) Terracotta
12 8 (0.29%) LogRhythm
13 7 (0.25%) JD Edwards
13 7 (0.25%) Business Objects
14 6 (0.22%) Cerillion
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Dunnhumby
Posted: 16 hours ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Hyphen
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits package attached
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £23000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday