The table below looks at the statistics for the Games Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Tester
Rank 944 968 977
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Tester 12 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.010% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 17
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £22,000 £22,000
% change year-on-year
+63.63% -

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Games Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Games Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Games Tester
Salary Trend

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

Games Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Games Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games Tester over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 within the UK.

Games Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Tester
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +7 12 £36,000 +2.85% 1
Wolverhampton - 8 £36,000 -
West Midlands - 8 £36,000 -
London +6 3 £52,500 +10.52%
North West - 1 £37,500 -
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -

Games Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Games 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 Games Tester in their job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (62.50%) Manual Testing
3 9 (56.25%) Mentoring
4 8 (50.00%) XML
5 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
6 5 (31.25%) FitNesse
6 5 (31.25%) Web Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Backbone.js
6 5 (31.25%) MongoDB
6 5 (31.25%) Node.js
6 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
6 5 (31.25%) Java
6 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 5 (31.25%) Linux
6 5 (31.25%) Hazelcast
6 5 (31.25%) Apache Camel
7 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Online Games
7 2 (12.50%) QA
7 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Degree
7 2 (12.50%) ISEB
7 2 (12.50%) iGaming
7 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (6.25%) Issue Tracking
8 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
8 1 (6.25%) Windows

Games Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Games 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 Games Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Hazelcast
1 5 (31.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) FitNesse
2 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (12.50%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (31.25%) Apache Camel
2 5 (31.25%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Manual Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Mentoring
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 5 (31.25%) Web Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
1 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 23 hours ago