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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 238 247 228
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1273 1168 1394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.21% 1.14% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.21% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1080 939 1250
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
99423 96838 103920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.66% 94.71% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83438 79404 90243
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 443 £45,000 +5.26% 47
South East -2 251 £35,000 +7.69% 25
North West +30 148 £35,000 +1.44% 28
Yorkshire +4 135 £32,500 -4.41% 13
East of England -19 84 £35,000 +7.69% 15
West Midlands +8 74 £32,500 +8.33% 7
East Midlands +8 54 £33,500 +11.66% 9
South West -3 48 £34,000 +4.61% 14
North East +8 29 £37,000 +48.00% 2
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1120 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1016 (39.33%) QA
3 775 (30.00%) Selenium
4 704 (27.26%) SQL
5 631 (24.43%) ISEB
6 610 (23.62%) Degree
7 565 (21.87%) Java
8 545 (21.10%) Software Testing
9 514 (19.90%) Test Scripting
10 510 (19.74%) Automated Testing
11 508 (19.67%) Finance
12 475 (18.39%) Manual Testing
13 470 (18.20%) C#
14 447 (17.31%) Test Automation
15 423 (16.38%) Windows
16 410 (15.87%) ISTQB
17 340 (13.16%) WebDriver
18 316 (12.23%) BDD
19 301 (11.65%) Automation Testing
20 296 (11.46%) Microsoft
21 295 (11.42%) QuickTest Pro
22 280 (10.84%) Scrum
23 279 (10.80%) .NET
24 270 (10.45%) TDD
25 257 (9.95%) Linux
26 256 (9.91%) Regression Testing
27 252 (9.76%) JIRA
28 247 (9.56%) User Acceptance Testing
29 242 (9.37%) Penetration Testing
30 232 (8.98%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 42 (1.63%) CMS
2 30 (1.16%) Drupal
3 20 (0.77%) IIS
4 17 (0.66%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.46%) WorkSite
5 12 (0.46%) Confluence
6 10 (0.39%) Node.js
6 10 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.35%) MQSeries
8 8 (0.31%) Apache
8 8 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.23%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.19%) WordPress
12 3 (0.12%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.12%) JBoss
13 2 (0.077%) SAS
13 2 (0.077%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.077%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.077%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 121 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 59 (2.28%) MS Office
3 17 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
4 15 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.039%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.039%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (0.70%) Sophis RISQUE
2 5 (0.19%) Servitor
3 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.077%) Endur
4 2 (0.077%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.077%) RiskWrite
4 2 (0.077%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.039%) Exstream
5 1 (0.039%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.039%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.039%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.039%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.039%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 1 (0.039%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.039%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.039%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.24%) SaaS
2 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.23%) Basecamp
4 4 (0.15%) GitHub
4 4 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.15%) AWS Data Pipeline
5 2 (0.077%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.077%) Trello
6 1 (0.039%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (3.25%) TCP/IP
2 30 (1.16%) HTTP
2 30 (1.16%) Internet
3 25 (0.97%) VoIP
3 25 (0.97%) WAN
4 20 (0.77%) Wireshark
5 19 (0.74%) Firewall
5 19 (0.74%) Wireless
6 14 (0.54%) LAN
6 14 (0.54%) DHCP
7 13 (0.50%) H.323
7 13 (0.50%) RTP
7 13 (0.50%) VLAN
8 11 (0.43%) Network Security
8 11 (0.43%) LTE
9 10 (0.39%) VPN
10 9 (0.35%) SSL
10 9 (0.35%) 3G
11 7 (0.27%) FTP
12 6 (0.23%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.02%) MySQL
3 55 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 35 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 24 (0.93%) Big Data
7 22 (0.85%) DB2
8 19 (0.74%) MongoDB
9 14 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (0.50%) MS Access
10 13 (0.50%) NoSQL
11 12 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (0.39%) DbVisualizer
12 10 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
13 9 (0.35%) Hazelcast
13 9 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 775 (30.00%) Selenium
2 340 (13.16%) WebDriver
3 295 (11.42%) QuickTest Pro
4 252 (9.76%) JIRA
5 228 (8.83%) Cucumber
6 138 (5.34%) JMeter
7 132 (5.11%) LoadRunner
8 94 (3.64%) SpecFlow
9 89 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 88 (3.41%) Git (software)
10 88 (3.41%) JUnit
11 77 (2.98%) Jenkins
12 63 (2.44%) Visual Studio
13 62 (2.40%) SoapUI
14 55 (2.13%) Hudson
15 53 (2.05%) NUnit
16 51 (1.97%) TeamCity
17 46 (1.78%) Subversion
18 45 (1.74%) Calabash
19 43 (1.66%) FitNesse
General
1 508 (19.67%) Finance
2 174 (6.74%) Banking
3 149 (5.77%) Retail
4 109 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 62 (2.40%) Games
6 37 (1.43%) Marketing
7 35 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 34 (1.32%) Front Office
9 29 (1.12%) Advertising
10 28 (1.08%) Law
11 22 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 20 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 16 (0.62%) Billing
14 12 (0.46%) Back Office
15 9 (0.35%) Electronics
15 9 (0.35%) Legal
16 8 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.31%) Automotive
17 6 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (10.80%) .NET
2 185 (7.16%) XML
3 175 (6.78%) HTML
4 135 (5.23%) Web Services
5 93 (3.60%) CSS
6 64 (2.48%) SOAP
7 55 (2.13%) REST
8 54 (2.09%) J2EE
9 50 (1.94%) ASP.NET
10 46 (1.78%) Gherkin
11 35 (1.36%) .NET Framework
12 31 (1.20%) RESTful
13 28 (1.08%) Flash
14 26 (1.01%) jQuery
15 20 (0.77%) HTML5
15 20 (0.77%) LAMP
16 18 (0.70%) JSON
17 16 (0.62%) Spring
17 16 (0.62%) JSP
18 15 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 231 (8.94%) Computer Science
2 195 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 102 (3.95%) Open Source
5 75 (2.90%) Mathematics
6 61 (2.36%) User Experience
7 52 (2.01%) Life Science
8 45 (1.74%) Client/Server
9 43 (1.66%) Management Information System
10 38 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 34 (1.32%) N-Tier
12 32 (1.24%) Chemistry
12 32 (1.24%) Biology
13 29 (1.12%) iPhone
14 26 (1.01%) Blackberry
15 24 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 23 (0.89%) Visualisation
17 21 (0.81%) Credit Risk
18 20 (0.77%) Video on Demand
18 20 (0.77%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 423 (16.38%) Windows
2 257 (9.95%) Linux
3 183 (7.08%) UNIX
4 143 (5.54%) Android
5 137 (5.30%) Apple iOS
6 56 (2.17%) Solaris
7 35 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 34 (1.32%) Mac OS X
9 20 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (0.74%) Windows XP
11 16 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
11 16 (0.62%) Windows Phone
12 14 (0.54%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.43%) Debian
14 10 (0.39%) CentOS
15 8 (0.31%) AIX
15 8 (0.31%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1120 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 545 (21.10%) Software Testing
3 514 (19.90%) Test Scripting
4 510 (19.74%) Automated Testing
5 475 (18.39%) Manual Testing
6 447 (17.31%) Test Automation
7 316 (12.23%) BDD
8 301 (11.65%) Automation Testing
9 280 (10.84%) Scrum
10 270 (10.45%) TDD
11 256 (9.91%) Regression Testing
12 247 (9.56%) User Acceptance Testing
13 242 (9.37%) Penetration Testing
14 232 (8.98%) Performance Testing
15 186 (7.20%) Test Strategy
16 161 (6.23%) System Testing
16 161 (6.23%) E-Commerce
17 142 (5.50%) Test Management
18 119 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
19 111 (4.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 704 (27.26%) SQL
2 565 (21.87%) Java
3 470 (18.20%) C#
4 206 (7.98%) JavaScript
5 204 (7.90%) Ruby
6 193 (7.47%) Python
7 135 (5.23%) C++
8 111 (4.30%) Perl
9 82 (3.17%) PHP
10 66 (2.56%) PL/SQL
11 64 (2.48%) VBScript
12 51 (1.97%) C
13 41 (1.59%) VB
13 41 (1.59%) Shell Script
14 19 (0.74%) Objective-C
14 19 (0.74%) T-SQL
15 18 (0.70%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.66%) PowerShell
16 17 (0.66%) F#
17 11 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 631 (24.43%) ISEB
2 610 (23.62%) Degree
3 410 (15.87%) ISTQB
4 209 (8.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 97 (3.76%) CISSP
6 96 (3.72%) Security Cleared
7 72 (2.79%) CEH
8 50 (1.94%) OSCP
9 45 (1.74%) SC Cleared
9 45 (1.74%) CISA
10 35 (1.36%) OSCE
11 30 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (0.97%) CCNA
13 24 (0.93%) MCITP
14 18 (0.70%) MCSE
14 18 (0.70%) PhD
15 14 (0.54%) HND
15 14 (0.54%) GPEN
16 13 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1016 (39.33%) QA
2 48 (1.86%) PCI DSS
3 31 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.39%) GLP
5 8 (0.31%) SLA
6 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.15%) GAMP
7 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.077%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.039%) WCAG
9 1 (0.039%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.039%) TickIT
System Software
1 24 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (0.77%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.46%) vSphere
4 5 (0.19%) Cygwin
5 3 (0.12%) Firmware
5 3 (0.12%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.12%) Nmap
6 1 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.039%) Snort
6 1 (0.039%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.039%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 180 (6.97%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.58%) Nessus
2 15 (0.58%) SCCM
3 8 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
4 7 (0.27%) Puppet
5 6 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (0.23%) Netcool
5 6 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.15%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.12%) PureDisk
7 3 (0.12%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.12%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.039%) WMI
8 1 (0.039%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.039%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.039%) Ansible
Vendors
1 296 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 153 (5.92%) Oracle
3 133 (5.15%) HP
4 43 (1.66%) VMware
5 20 (0.77%) Telerik
5 20 (0.77%) Cisco
6 18 (0.70%) IBM
7 17 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (0.54%) Red Hat
9 13 (0.50%) SAP
9 13 (0.50%) Avaya
10 12 (0.46%) Citrix
10 12 (0.46%) Interwoven
11 10 (0.39%) Apple
12 8 (0.31%) Adobe
12 8 (0.31%) SOASTA, Inc
13 7 (0.27%) Business Objects
14 6 (0.23%) Veritas
14 6 (0.23%) McAfee
14 6 (0.23%) LogRhythm
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Stratospherec
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Betting Appointments
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Intelletect
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Intelletect
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP 30 - 45K +Benefits (neg)
Posted: Yesterday
Goole, North Humberside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bens, training + career prog
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago