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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Tester
Rank 875 912 886
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -26
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Tester 21 17 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.015% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 12
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,800 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £32,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £23,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+15.21% -34.28%

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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 2015 within the UK.

Applications Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Applications Tester
Top 17 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 1 May 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
England +28 21 £32,500 +18.18% 4
South East +17 13 £26,500 +15.21% 1
Berkshire - 7 £22,000 -
London +26 6 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Reading - 6 £22,000 -
Surrey +23 4 £32,500 +41.30%
Oxford - 4 £22,000 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £22,000 -
Epsom - 4 £32,500 -
Kent - 2 £26,500 -
City of London +30 1 £47,500 +90.00%
West Midlands -17 1 £47,500 +120.93%
East Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £37,500 -
Slough - 1 £45,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £47,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £37,500 -

Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 15 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 13 (37.14%) SQL
3 11 (31.43%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Java
4 9 (25.71%) Windows
5 8 (22.86%) Apple iOS
5 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (22.86%) QA
5 8 (22.86%) Android
6 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.00%) OSCP
6 7 (20.00%) C#
6 7 (20.00%) Finance
7 6 (17.14%) .NET
7 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
7 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
8 5 (14.29%) Linux
8 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 5 (14.29%) Banking
8 5 (14.29%) Games
8 5 (14.29%) OWASP
8 5 (14.29%) SaaS
8 5 (14.29%) Degree
8 5 (14.29%) JIRA
8 5 (14.29%) Test Management
8 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Security Testing
9 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Selenium
9 4 (11.43%) WCF

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) ColdFusion
1 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) GPRS
1 4 (11.43%) GSM
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
2 4 (11.43%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.86%) JUnit
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Calabash
3 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
2 5 (14.29%) Games
3 4 (11.43%) Retail
4 3 (8.57%) Local Government
5 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) .NET
1 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (11.43%) WCF
2 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) Middleware
4 1 (2.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
4 3 (8.57%) iPad
4 3 (8.57%) iPhone
5 1 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
5 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Apple iOS
2 8 (22.86%) Android
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.29%) OWASP
3 5 (14.29%) Test Management
3 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Information Security
4 4 (11.43%) Project Management
4 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.57%) TDD
5 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.71%) Information Governance
6 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) Java
3 7 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.57%) C++
6 2 (5.71%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) C
7 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.86%) Perl
7 1 (2.86%) PHP
7 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) OSCP
2 5 (14.29%) Degree
3 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) CEH
3 4 (11.43%) OSCE
4 3 (8.57%) GPEN
5 2 (5.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
2 4 (11.43%) PCI DSS
2 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) AppSense
3 1 (2.86%) HP
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