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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Tester
Rank 824 846 839
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 55 26 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.025% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.027% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 54 17 34
Average salary £48,750 £60,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £71,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +11.53%

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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 January 2015 within the UK.

Technical Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 23 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 27 January 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 +34 55 £48,750 -18.75% 7
London +36 29 £65,000 +8.33% 5
City of London +11 11 £61,000 +1.66% 3
North West -2 10 £35,500 -5.33%
Manchester +2 9 £35,500 -5.33%
South East - 8 £32,500 - 1
West Yorkshire -2 3 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Leeds -5 3 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Yorkshire -16 3 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Berkshire - 3 £50,000 -
Surrey - 3 £32,500 -
Chertsey - 3 £32,500 -
Slough - 3 £50,000 -
Northampton - 2 £42,500 -
Basingstoke - 2 £27,500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £42,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £27,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £42,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £35,000 -
Watford - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 82 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (56.86%) Java
3 57 (55.88%) BDD
4 52 (50.98%) C#
5 50 (49.02%) Selenium
6 47 (46.08%) SQL
7 35 (34.31%) Ruby
8 34 (33.33%) Python
9 31 (30.39%) TDD
9 31 (30.39%) WebDriver
10 29 (28.43%) Finance
11 27 (26.47%) Automation Testing
12 25 (24.51%) Regression Testing
12 25 (24.51%) Degree
13 24 (23.53%) QA
14 23 (22.55%) Test Automation
14 23 (22.55%) Cucumber
15 22 (21.57%) UNIX
16 21 (20.59%) C++
16 21 (20.59%) ISEB
17 20 (19.61%) Performance Testing
18 18 (17.65%) Software Testing
19 17 (16.67%) Perl
19 17 (16.67%) .NET
20 16 (15.69%) Automated Testing
20 16 (15.69%) Banking
20 16 (15.69%) Unit Testing
21 15 (14.71%) Linux
21 15 (14.71%) Scrum
21 15 (14.71%) Computer Architecture

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (9.80%) Node.js
2 4 (3.92%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) IIS
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
1 1 (0.98%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) Big Data
2 5 (4.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (4.90%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.92%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.92%) Redis
4 3 (2.94%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 50 (49.02%) Selenium
2 31 (30.39%) WebDriver
3 23 (22.55%) Cucumber
4 13 (12.75%) SilkTest
5 9 (8.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (7.84%) Visual Studio
6 8 (7.84%) SpecFlow
6 8 (7.84%) Jenkins
7 7 (6.86%) Hudson
7 7 (6.86%) SoapUI
7 7 (6.86%) TeamCity
8 6 (5.88%) JMeter
9 5 (4.90%) LoadRunner
9 5 (4.90%) Git (software)
9 5 (4.90%) JIRA
10 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.94%) NUnit
10 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.96%) JUnit
12 1 (0.98%) Xcode
General
1 29 (28.43%) Finance
2 16 (15.69%) Banking
3 10 (9.80%) Front Office
4 9 (8.82%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.67%) .NET
2 13 (12.75%) RESTful
3 12 (11.76%) Web Services
4 10 (9.80%) SOAP
5 4 (3.92%) REST
5 4 (3.92%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (1.96%) jQuery
7 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.98%) CSS
7 1 (0.98%) XML
7 1 (0.98%) LAMP
7 1 (0.98%) WinForms
7 1 (0.98%) Ajax
7 1 (0.98%) WCF
7 1 (0.98%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.98%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) User Experience
2 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.86%) Open Source
3 7 (6.86%) Replication
4 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.94%) LIMS
6 2 (1.96%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.96%) EPoS
6 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.96%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.98%) iDTV
7 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.98%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.57%) UNIX
2 15 (14.71%) Linux
3 10 (9.80%) Windows
4 7 (6.86%) Android
4 7 (6.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (55.88%) BDD
3 31 (30.39%) TDD
4 27 (26.47%) Automation Testing
5 25 (24.51%) Regression Testing
6 23 (22.55%) Test Automation
7 20 (19.61%) Performance Testing
8 18 (17.65%) Software Testing
9 16 (15.69%) Unit Testing
9 16 (15.69%) Automated Testing
10 15 (14.71%) Scrum
10 15 (14.71%) Computer Architecture
11 13 (12.75%) Black-Box Testing
11 13 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (11.76%) Test Scripting
12 12 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (10.78%) Test Management
14 10 (9.80%) System Testing
14 10 (9.80%) OO
15 9 (8.82%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (56.86%) Java
2 52 (50.98%) C#
3 47 (46.08%) SQL
4 35 (34.31%) Ruby
5 34 (33.33%) Python
6 21 (20.59%) C++
7 17 (16.67%) Perl
8 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
8 13 (12.75%) F#
9 3 (2.94%) Groovy
10 1 (0.98%) Korn
10 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.98%) PHP
10 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.98%) VC++
Qualifications
1 25 (24.51%) Degree
2 21 (20.59%) ISEB
3 10 (9.80%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.94%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.90%) HP
3 4 (3.92%) Oracle
4 1 (0.98%) IBM
4 1 (0.98%) Compuware
4 1 (0.98%) Empirix
4 1 (0.98%) VMware
4 1 (0.98%) Jaspersoft
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