The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Applications 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
Application Tester
Rank 879 871 859
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Tester 18 19 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.017% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.018% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 15 15 23
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,900 £60,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £46,250 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-22.16% +85.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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%

Applications Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Applications Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Tester within the UK.

Applications Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Applications Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Tester over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Applications Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Applications Tester
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Tester within the UK 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
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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
England -3 18 £36,000 -10.00% 4
South East +10 7 £41,000 +26.15%
Basingstoke +6 4 £41,000 +26.15%
West Midlands -8 4 £30,000 -50.00%
Hampshire -23 4 £41,000 +26.15%
Milton Keynes - 3 £36,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £36,000 -
London +22 2 £56,250 +93.96% 1
North West -8 2 £36,000 -40.00%
Birmingham - 2 £32,500 -
East Midlands +28 1 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +8 1 - -
Staffordshire -1 1 - -
Cheshire -9 1 £36,000 -40.00%
East of England -19 1 £19,366 -3.17% 1
South West - 1 £32,500 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £30,000 - 1
Dorset - 1 £32,500 - 1
Essex - 1 £19,366 - 1
Blackpool - 1 £36,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £25,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 £19,366 - 1
Chesterfield - 1 £30,000 - 1
Warrington - 1 £36,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £36,000 -

Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Applications 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 Applications Tester in their job title.

1 8 (27.59%) Windows
1 8 (27.59%) ISEB
2 7 (24.14%) QA
2 7 (24.14%) HTML
2 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) Selenium
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) Mobile App
3 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
3 6 (20.69%) Android
3 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
3 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
4 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
4 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
4 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
4 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
4 5 (17.24%) Maven
4 5 (17.24%) JIRA
4 5 (17.24%) Compatibility Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
4 5 (17.24%) AppSense
4 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
5 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Scrum
5 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
5 4 (13.79%) Security Testing

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Applications 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 Applications Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Selenium
2 5 (17.24%) Maven
2 5 (17.24%) JIRA
2 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.90%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (3.45%) Back Office
1 1 (3.45%) Games
1 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) HTML
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) XSL
2 3 (10.34%) J2ME
3 1 (3.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (3.45%) Flash
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Mobile App
2 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.34%) iPad
3 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) User Experience
5 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Android
2 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
3 5 (17.24%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Scrum
4 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
5 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
5 3 (10.34%) User Stories
5 3 (10.34%) TDD
5 3 (10.34%) Web Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security
6 2 (6.90%) BDD
6 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) ISEB
2 7 (24.14%) Degree
3 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) AppSense
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
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