The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Technical Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Tester
Rank 883 908 906
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 27 58 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.053% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.055% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 23 51 53
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £35,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £45,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.77% +32.35%

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
91699 105420 108853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76674 87821 88006
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Technical Tester in the job title.

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 28 September 2016 within the UK.

Technical Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 27 £52,500 +16.66% 5
London +50 19 £55,000 -12.00% 3
Nottingham - 3 £52,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £52,500 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £52,500 - 1
East of England - 2 £32,750 -
South East +35 1 £32,500 +36.84%
Surrey +25 1 £32,500 +30.00%
Chertsey -3 1 £32,500 +30.00%
Manchester -15 1 - -
North West -16 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £48,500 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £48,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £37,500 -
Suffolk - 1 £28,000 -

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Technical Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Technical Tester in the job title.

1 41 (67.21%) Selenium
2 36 (59.02%) QA
3 35 (57.38%) Cucumber
4 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (55.74%) Java
5 31 (50.82%) C#
6 28 (45.90%) BDD
6 28 (45.90%) WebDriver
7 26 (42.62%) Python
8 25 (40.98%) SpecFlow
9 22 (36.07%) SQL
10 20 (32.79%) Test Automation
11 19 (31.15%) Ruby
12 14 (22.95%) OO
12 14 (22.95%) Shell Script
13 13 (21.31%) Regression Testing
13 13 (21.31%) SOAP
13 13 (21.31%) Automated Testing
13 13 (21.31%) SoapUI
14 12 (19.67%) Web Services
14 12 (19.67%) Perl
14 12 (19.67%) Finance
15 11 (18.03%) Scrum
15 11 (18.03%) Banking
15 11 (18.03%) RESTful
16 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (16.39%) Open Source
16 10 (16.39%) TDD
16 10 (16.39%) JUnit
17 9 (14.75%) Unix

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.28%) Confluence
1 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.28%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (1.64%) MTS
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.28%) Internet
3 1 (1.64%) Firewall
3 1 (1.64%) HTTP
3 1 (1.64%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) MySQL
3 4 (6.56%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.92%) Big Data
4 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (67.21%) Selenium
2 35 (57.38%) Cucumber
3 28 (45.90%) WebDriver
4 25 (40.98%) SpecFlow
5 13 (21.31%) SoapUI
6 10 (16.39%) JUnit
7 9 (14.75%) Jenkins
7 9 (14.75%) JMeter
8 6 (9.84%) JBehave
8 6 (9.84%) TeamCity
9 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
9 5 (8.20%) TestComplete
9 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
10 4 (6.56%) Appium
10 4 (6.56%) Calabash
10 4 (6.56%) HP UFT
10 4 (6.56%) NUnit
10 4 (6.56%) Protractor
11 3 (4.92%) JIRA
11 3 (4.92%) PhantomJS
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Retail
3 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.92%) Law
4 3 (4.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Billing
5 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) SOAP
2 12 (19.67%) Web Services
3 11 (18.03%) RESTful
4 7 (11.48%) .NET
5 6 (9.84%) REST
6 5 (8.20%) Gherkin
6 5 (8.20%) Node.js
7 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.92%) Backbone.js
7 3 (4.92%) Handlebars
7 3 (4.92%) React
7 3 (4.92%) XML
8 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.64%) jQuery
8 1 (1.64%) JSON
8 1 (1.64%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Derivative
2 5 (8.20%) Fintech
3 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.28%) BBC
4 2 (3.28%) New Media
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) Unix
2 8 (13.11%) Linux
3 3 (4.92%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.90%) BDD
3 20 (32.79%) Test Automation
4 14 (22.95%) OO
5 13 (21.31%) Automated Testing
5 13 (21.31%) Regression Testing
6 11 (18.03%) Scrum
7 10 (16.39%) Open Source
7 10 (16.39%) TDD
8 9 (14.75%) Manual Testing
8 9 (14.75%) SOA
9 8 (13.11%) Microservices
9 8 (13.11%) Performance Testing
10 7 (11.48%) Automation Testing
10 7 (11.48%) Migration
11 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
11 6 (9.84%) Kanban
11 6 (9.84%) System Testing
12 5 (8.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (55.74%) Java
2 31 (50.82%) C#
3 26 (42.62%) Python
4 22 (36.07%) SQL
5 19 (31.15%) Ruby
6 14 (22.95%) Shell Script
7 12 (19.67%) Perl
8 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
9 4 (6.56%) Groovy
9 4 (6.56%) PHP
10 2 (3.28%) C
10 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.64%) C++
11 1 (1.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) ISEB
3 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (59.02%) QA
2 8 (13.11%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Nessus
1 1 (1.64%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle
2 4 (6.56%) HP
2 4 (6.56%) ServiceNow
3 3 (4.92%) Google
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.28%) BT
4 2 (3.28%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.64%) Informatica
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