The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Technical Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 843 855 838
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 52 31 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.029% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.030% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 43 27 40
Average salary £45,000 £57,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.73% +53.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £35,000 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,930 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-18.66% +7.14%

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
107784 102248 109748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.51% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 87953 84954 93424
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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%

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Tester
Salary Trend

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

Technical Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Technical Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Tester over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 within the UK.

Technical Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 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 +8 52 £45,000 -21.73% 3
London +25 38 £45,000 -25.00% 1
City of London +10 14 £60,000 +2.12%
South West - 4 £55,000 -
West Midlands -20 3 £30,500 -44.54%
North West - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £55,000 -
Manchester - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £50,000 -
Derby - 2 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
South East -2 1 £25,000 -39.39% 1
Yorkshire -40 1 £27,000 -25.51% 1
Cheltenham - 1 £30,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £30,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £25,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £27,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £27,000 -
Southampton - 1 £25,000 -

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title.

1 85 (64.39%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (56.82%) Java
3 71 (53.79%) C#
4 66 (50.00%) SQL
5 64 (48.48%) Selenium
6 52 (39.39%) Python
7 51 (38.64%) Degree
7 51 (38.64%) BDD
8 45 (34.09%) Finance
9 42 (31.82%) TDD
9 42 (31.82%) QuickTest Pro
9 42 (31.82%) Test Automation
9 42 (31.82%) Performance Testing
10 38 (28.79%) WebDriver
11 34 (25.76%) C++
11 34 (25.76%) Ruby
12 32 (24.24%) OO
13 31 (23.48%) JMeter
14 29 (21.97%) TCP/IP
15 28 (21.21%) LoadRunner
16 27 (20.45%) Scrum
17 26 (19.70%) QA
17 26 (19.70%) Oracle
17 26 (19.70%) Open Source
18 25 (18.94%) Cucumber
18 25 (18.94%) .NET
18 25 (18.94%) UNIX
19 24 (18.18%) Microsoft
19 24 (18.18%) Computer Science
20 19 (14.39%) MS Excel

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.52%) Confluence
2 1 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (14.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.03%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.97%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.76%) Firewall
3 1 (0.76%) IPsec
3 1 (0.76%) AMQP
3 1 (0.76%) VPN
3 1 (0.76%) SMTP
3 1 (0.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.39%) Oracle Database
2 11 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.82%) Big Data
4 4 (3.03%) Hazelcast
4 4 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.03%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (2.27%) MySQL
6 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 64 (48.48%) Selenium
2 42 (31.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 38 (28.79%) WebDriver
4 31 (23.48%) JMeter
5 28 (21.21%) LoadRunner
6 25 (18.94%) Cucumber
7 16 (12.12%) NUnit
8 14 (10.61%) JUnit
9 13 (9.85%) Jenkins
10 11 (8.33%) SilkTest
11 10 (7.58%) Visual Studio
12 8 (6.06%) Git (software)
13 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (5.30%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (5.30%) Hudson
13 7 (5.30%) WATIR
14 6 (4.55%) JIRA
14 6 (4.55%) Eclipse
15 5 (3.79%) Calabash
15 5 (3.79%) Appium
General
1 45 (34.09%) Finance
2 13 (9.85%) Banking
3 10 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.30%) Front Office
5 4 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.52%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.52%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.94%) .NET
2 12 (9.09%) Web Services
3 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (3.79%) HTML
4 5 (3.79%) REST
4 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.79%) CSS
4 5 (3.79%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.79%) jQuery
5 4 (3.03%) J2EE
6 2 (1.52%) XML
6 2 (1.52%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.52%) Spring
7 1 (0.76%) SOAP
7 1 (0.76%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.76%) Java EE
7 1 (0.76%) JSON
7 1 (0.76%) JMS
7 1 (0.76%) JMX
7 1 (0.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.70%) Open Source
2 24 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 11 (8.33%) User Experience
4 5 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.03%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.52%) Derivative
7 2 (1.52%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.52%) Physics
7 2 (1.52%) PKI
8 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.76%) iPhone
8 1 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.94%) UNIX
2 12 (9.09%) Windows
2 12 (9.09%) Linux
3 11 (8.33%) Android
4 10 (7.58%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.27%) Debian
6 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (64.39%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (38.64%) BDD
3 42 (31.82%) Test Automation
3 42 (31.82%) TDD
3 42 (31.82%) Performance Testing
4 32 (24.24%) OO
5 27 (20.45%) Scrum
6 17 (12.88%) Automation Testing
7 16 (12.12%) Automated Testing
8 15 (11.36%) Unit Testing
8 15 (11.36%) Regression Testing
9 14 (10.61%) Integration Testing
9 14 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (10.61%) Software Testing
9 14 (10.61%) Requirements Analysis
10 13 (9.85%) Test Scripting
11 12 (9.09%) Test Planning
11 12 (9.09%) Manual Testing
12 11 (8.33%) OOP
12 11 (8.33%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (56.82%) Java
2 71 (53.79%) C#
3 66 (50.00%) SQL
4 52 (39.39%) Python
5 34 (25.76%) Ruby
5 34 (25.76%) C++
6 18 (13.64%) PL/SQL
7 13 (9.85%) Perl
8 12 (9.09%) F#
9 3 (2.27%) Korn
9 3 (2.27%) Groovy
9 3 (2.27%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.52%) VBA
10 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (38.64%) Degree
2 17 (12.88%) ISEB
3 14 (10.61%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.30%) Brainbench
4 7 (5.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (19.70%) QA
2 3 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (9.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (19.70%) Oracle
2 24 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.06%) HP
4 4 (3.03%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.76%) Apple
5 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
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