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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Tester
Rank 865 832 849
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 39 77 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.068% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.071% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 36 65 26
Average salary £62,500 £47,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -17.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £38,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-22.58% +3.33%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 within the UK.

Technical Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 13 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 4 September 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 -30 38 £62,500 +31.57% 3
London -21 32 £62,500 +25.00% 2
City of London +25 8 £62,500 +4.16% 1
South East +7 4 £25,000 -44.44%
Berkshire - 3 - -
Manchester 0 2 £35,000 -12.50%
North West -11 2 £35,000 -6.66%
Newbury - 2 - -
Surrey +1 1 £25,000 -44.44%
Chertsey - 1 £25,000 -
Reading - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £22,500 -
Scotland - 1 £22,500 -

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 63 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (58.02%) SQL
3 42 (51.85%) Java
4 36 (44.44%) Selenium
4 36 (44.44%) BDD
5 31 (38.27%) C#
6 29 (35.80%) Manual Testing
6 29 (35.80%) Automation Testing
7 28 (34.57%) Test Automation
7 28 (34.57%) OO
8 26 (32.10%) Cucumber
9 25 (30.86%) WebDriver
9 25 (30.86%) .NET
10 23 (28.40%) QA
11 21 (25.93%) Jenkins
12 20 (24.69%) Oracle
13 19 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (22.22%) Automated Testing
14 18 (22.22%) Regression Testing
14 18 (22.22%) SoapUI
15 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
15 17 (20.99%) Ruby
16 16 (19.75%) Finance
16 16 (19.75%) PL/SQL
16 16 (19.75%) UNIX
16 16 (19.75%) SpecFlow
17 15 (18.52%) TeamCity
17 15 (18.52%) XML
17 15 (18.52%) JUnit
17 15 (18.52%) ISEB

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.47%) WebLogic Portal
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.47%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (2.47%) GGSN
2 2 (2.47%) SGSN
2 2 (2.47%) SS7
3 1 (1.23%) Telnet
3 1 (1.23%) SMPP
3 1 (1.23%) TCAP
3 1 (1.23%) SCCP
3 1 (1.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.23%) IPsec
3 1 (1.23%) 2G
3 1 (1.23%) SSH
3 1 (1.23%) ATM
3 1 (1.23%) GPRS
3 1 (1.23%) GSM
3 1 (1.23%) SDH
3 1 (1.23%) SMS
3 1 (1.23%) VoIP
3 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.35%) RDBMS
2 10 (12.35%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.88%) NoSQL
3 8 (9.88%) MySQL
3 8 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.70%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.70%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.47%) Big Data
5 2 (2.47%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (44.44%) Selenium
2 26 (32.10%) Cucumber
3 25 (30.86%) WebDriver
4 21 (25.93%) Jenkins
5 18 (22.22%) SoapUI
6 16 (19.75%) SpecFlow
7 15 (18.52%) TeamCity
7 15 (18.52%) JUnit
8 12 (14.81%) Hudson
9 11 (13.58%) Subversion
10 10 (12.35%) NUnit
10 10 (12.35%) Git (software)
11 8 (9.88%) JBehave
11 8 (9.88%) FitNesse
11 8 (9.88%) Calabash
11 8 (9.88%) Appium
12 6 (7.41%) JMeter
13 5 (6.17%) JIRA
14 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
15 1 (1.23%) Bugzilla
General
1 16 (19.75%) Finance
2 9 (11.11%) Banking
2 9 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 8 (9.88%) Games
4 5 (6.17%) Music Industry
5 3 (3.70%) Automotive
5 3 (3.70%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.47%) Electronics
7 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.86%) .NET
2 15 (18.52%) XML
3 14 (17.28%) Web Services
4 10 (12.35%) SOAP
5 8 (9.88%) REST
6 4 (4.94%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.94%) HTML
7 3 (3.70%) J2EE
7 3 (3.70%) XML Messaging
7 3 (3.70%) Spring
7 3 (3.70%) JSF
7 3 (3.70%) JSON
7 3 (3.70%) RESTful
8 2 (2.47%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (2.47%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.23%) Ajax
9 1 (1.23%) ICEfaces
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Mobile App
2 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.11%) Replication
3 7 (8.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.47%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.47%) iDTV
5 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.75%) UNIX
2 11 (13.58%) Windows
3 10 (12.35%) Linux
4 2 (2.47%) Solaris
5 1 (1.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (44.44%) BDD
3 29 (35.80%) Manual Testing
3 29 (35.80%) Automation Testing
4 28 (34.57%) Test Automation
4 28 (34.57%) OO
5 19 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 18 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 15 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (17.28%) Scrum
9 12 (14.81%) Load Testing
9 12 (14.81%) TDD
10 11 (13.58%) System Testing
11 10 (12.35%) Waterfall
11 10 (12.35%) API Testing
11 10 (12.35%) E-Commerce
12 9 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
13 8 (9.88%) Performance Testing
14 6 (7.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (58.02%) SQL
2 42 (51.85%) Java
3 31 (38.27%) C#
4 17 (20.99%) Ruby
5 16 (19.75%) PL/SQL
6 14 (17.28%) Groovy
7 12 (14.81%) Python
8 8 (9.88%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.47%) VC++
10 2 (2.47%) C++
11 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.52%) ISEB
2 8 (9.88%) Degree
3 5 (6.17%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.40%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.47%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (24.69%) Oracle
2 12 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.17%) Informatica
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco
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