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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Tester
Rank 865 899 835
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 35 45 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.037% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.039% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 33 38 49
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £36,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £70,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%

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
105334 114534 105198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 86166 92849 87525
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 21 April 2015 within the UK.

Technical Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 14 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 21 April 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 +44 35 £47,500 -13.63% 5
London +33 16 £52,500 -19.23% 3
North West +17 10 £35,000 +7.69%
Manchester +14 10 £35,000 +7.69%
City of London +25 5 £52,500 -19.23%
Yorkshire +3 3 £35,000 -22.22% 1
South East -4 3 £31,500 -18.70% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £31,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £31,500 - 1
South West -13 2 £40,500 -10.00%
Leeds +11 1 £32,500 -27.77%
West Yorkshire +4 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Bristol -1 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Gloucestershire - 1 £28,500 -

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 67 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (54.12%) SQL
3 43 (50.59%) Java
4 40 (47.06%) BDD
5 31 (36.47%) Selenium
6 29 (34.12%) Regression Testing
7 28 (32.94%) ISEB
8 27 (31.76%) Automation Testing
9 26 (30.59%) .NET
10 24 (28.24%) QA
11 23 (27.06%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (25.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (25.88%) TDD
12 22 (25.88%) Automated Testing
12 22 (25.88%) Test Automation
13 21 (24.71%) Performance Testing
14 20 (23.53%) C#
15 18 (21.18%) Linux
15 18 (21.18%) Finance
15 18 (21.18%) System Testing
16 17 (20.00%) SOAP
16 17 (20.00%) Jenkins
17 16 (18.82%) SpecFlow
18 15 (17.65%) TeamCity
18 15 (17.65%) WebDriver
18 15 (17.65%) Hudson
18 15 (17.65%) SoapUI
18 15 (17.65%) Web Services
18 15 (17.65%) UNIX
18 15 (17.65%) Compatibility Testing

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 10 (11.76%) Node.js
2 4 (4.71%) Confluence
3 2 (2.35%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.71%) Redis
3 4 (4.71%) Big Data
3 4 (4.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (4.71%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (3.53%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.35%) DB2
5 2 (2.35%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.35%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (36.47%) Selenium
2 17 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 16 (18.82%) SpecFlow
4 15 (17.65%) Hudson
4 15 (17.65%) SoapUI
4 15 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 15 (17.65%) TeamCity
5 11 (12.94%) Cucumber
6 8 (9.41%) JIRA
7 7 (8.24%) JMeter
8 5 (5.88%) NUnit
8 5 (5.88%) JUnit
9 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
9 4 (4.71%) JBehave
10 3 (3.53%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (2.35%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.35%) Subversion
11 2 (2.35%) SilkTest
11 2 (2.35%) TestNG
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 11 (12.94%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Front Office
4 3 (3.53%) Automotive
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.18%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.59%) .NET
2 17 (20.00%) SOAP
3 15 (17.65%) Web Services
4 14 (16.47%) RESTful
5 4 (4.71%) Spring
5 4 (4.71%) JSF
5 4 (4.71%) J2EE
5 4 (4.71%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (3.53%) XML
6 3 (3.53%) XML Messaging
6 3 (3.53%) HTML
7 2 (2.35%) jQuery
7 2 (2.35%) REST
7 2 (2.35%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.18%) WinForms
8 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.18%) CSS
8 1 (1.18%) Ajax
8 1 (1.18%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.18%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.65%) Replication
2 8 (9.41%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.24%) Open Source
3 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) LIMS
5 2 (2.35%) EPoS
5 2 (2.35%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.35%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.35%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.35%) User Experience
6 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.18%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.18%) Linux
2 15 (17.65%) UNIX
3 8 (9.41%) Windows
4 3 (3.53%) Android
4 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (47.06%) BDD
3 29 (34.12%) Regression Testing
4 27 (31.76%) Automation Testing
5 23 (27.06%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (25.88%) Automated Testing
6 22 (25.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (25.88%) TDD
6 22 (25.88%) Test Automation
7 21 (24.71%) Performance Testing
8 18 (21.18%) System Testing
9 15 (17.65%) Compatibility Testing
9 15 (17.65%) Scrum
10 13 (15.29%) Test Scripting
11 10 (11.76%) Test Management
12 9 (10.59%) Software Testing
12 9 (10.59%) Unit Testing
13 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
14 7 (8.24%) ETL
15 6 (7.06%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (54.12%) SQL
2 43 (50.59%) Java
3 20 (23.53%) C#
4 13 (15.29%) Python
4 13 (15.29%) Ruby
5 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.24%) Perl
7 5 (5.88%) C++
7 5 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.71%) Groovy
8 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.35%) F#
10 1 (1.18%) Korn
10 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.18%) VC++
10 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (32.94%) ISEB
2 11 (12.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 10 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.24%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) Oracle
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.35%) HP
4 1 (1.18%) Empirix
4 1 (1.18%) Informatica
4 1 (1.18%) VMware
4 1 (1.18%) Compuware
4 1 (1.18%) IBM
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum 15% Bonus and benefit package
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum £45,000 - £55,000 plus bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: £28-35k dependant on experience + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago