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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Tester
Rank 902 897 900
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Tester 33 40 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.038% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.039% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 33 37 29
Average salary £52,500 £35,250 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.93% -41.25%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £33,625 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+48.69% -43.95%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016 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 10 February 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
(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
England +13 32 £56,250 +59.57% 13
North West +34 10 £95,000 +171.42% 1
Manchester +27 10 £95,000 +171.42% 1
South East +17 9 £38,000 +8.18% 3
London +1 8 £56,250 +12.50% 4
Brighton - 8 £38,000 -
East Sussex - 8 £38,000 -
South Yorkshire +13 3 £60,000 - 3
Yorkshire +8 3 £60,000 +100.00% 4
West Midlands -14 2 £31,250 +10.61%
Sheffield - 2 £58,750 - 3
Hampshire +20 1 £30,500 -13.47% 2
Scotland +2 1 £35,000 +75.00%
West Bromwich - 1 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £30,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £35,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £30,500 - 2

Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 36 (56.25%) Windows
2 30 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (37.50%) QA
4 19 (29.69%) Information Security
5 18 (28.13%) Selenium
5 18 (28.13%) Apple iOS
6 17 (26.56%) Android
7 15 (23.44%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (23.44%) Finance
7 15 (23.44%) .NET
8 14 (21.88%) Manual Testing
8 14 (21.88%) WebDriver
9 13 (20.31%) Security Testing
9 13 (20.31%) Web Services
9 13 (20.31%) Automation Testing
10 12 (18.75%) SDLC
10 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
10 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
10 12 (18.75%) Regression Testing
10 12 (18.75%) Cucumber
10 12 (18.75%) BDD
10 12 (18.75%) Reverse Engineering
10 12 (18.75%) Automated Testing
10 12 (18.75%) TDD
11 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
11 11 (17.19%) Management Information System
11 11 (17.19%) SQL
11 11 (17.19%) C#
11 11 (17.19%) Unix
11 11 (17.19%) ISEB

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (10.94%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 10 (15.63%) Network Security
2 10 (15.63%) Wireless
3 4 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (1.56%) DHCP
4 1 (1.56%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.13%) MySQL
3 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Selenium
2 14 (21.88%) WebDriver
3 12 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 10 (15.63%) Calabash
4 10 (15.63%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (6.25%) JIRA
7 3 (4.69%) Burp Suite
7 3 (4.69%) Metasploit
8 2 (3.13%) AppScan
8 2 (3.13%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.56%) Appium
9 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.56%) JBehave
9 1 (1.56%) Subversion
9 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (23.44%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Billing
4 1 (1.56%) Games
4 1 (1.56%) German Language
4 1 (1.56%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.56%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.56%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.56%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) .NET
2 13 (20.31%) Web Services
3 8 (12.50%) HTML
4 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.81%) CSS
6 3 (4.69%) XML
7 1 (1.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Management Information System
1 11 (17.19%) Mobile App
2 10 (15.63%) Blackberry
3 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.38%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.13%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.56%) Derivative
6 1 (1.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 36 (56.25%) Windows
2 18 (28.13%) Apple iOS
3 17 (26.56%) Android
4 11 (17.19%) Unix
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.25%) Linux
7 3 (4.69%) Kali Linux
8 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) Information Security
3 15 (23.44%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (21.88%) Manual Testing
5 13 (20.31%) Automation Testing
5 13 (20.31%) Security Testing
6 12 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 12 (18.75%) BDD
6 12 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 12 (18.75%) Reverse Engineering
6 12 (18.75%) SDLC
6 12 (18.75%) TDD
7 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
8 10 (15.63%) Agile Testing
8 10 (15.63%) Network Design
8 10 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (15.63%) Security Architecture
8 10 (15.63%) Security Management
8 10 (15.63%) Social Engineering
8 10 (15.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) C#
1 11 (17.19%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) Java
2 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
2 7 (10.94%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.56%) Perl
3 1 (1.56%) Python
3 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) ISEB
2 10 (15.63%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.25%) Degree
4 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.13%) CEH
5 2 (3.13%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) OSCP
5 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (37.50%) QA
2 10 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 10 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Nessus
2 2 (3.13%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.56%) Citrix
2 1 (1.56%) VMware
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