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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Tester
Rank 857 867 838
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 39 65 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.055% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.058% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 37 56 38
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £33,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +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
101047 111774 101802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.63% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83000 91849 84625
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 26 May 2015 within the UK.

Technical Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 8 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 26 May 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 +28 39 £47,500 -5.00% 3
London +18 22 £57,500 -8.00% 1
Manchester +13 8 £35,000 +12.00%
North West +9 8 £35,000 +12.00%
Yorkshire 0 4 £35,000 -22.22%
South East +5 3 £31,500 -30.00%
Milton Keynes - 3 £31,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £31,500 -

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 66 (77.65%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (63.53%) SQL
3 41 (48.24%) Java
4 40 (47.06%) BDD
5 32 (37.65%) .NET
6 30 (35.29%) Regression Testing
6 30 (35.29%) Automation Testing
7 29 (34.12%) Selenium
8 27 (31.76%) ISEB
9 26 (30.59%) QA
10 24 (28.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (27.06%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (27.06%) Test Automation
11 23 (27.06%) Automated Testing
12 22 (25.88%) TDD
12 22 (25.88%) SoapUI
13 21 (24.71%) Jenkins
14 20 (23.53%) Oracle
14 20 (23.53%) C#
15 19 (22.35%) Web Services
15 19 (22.35%) System Testing
15 19 (22.35%) SpecFlow
16 18 (21.18%) Hudson
16 18 (21.18%) WebDriver
16 18 (21.18%) SOAP
17 17 (20.00%) Scrum
17 17 (20.00%) Replication
17 17 (20.00%) Performance Testing
17 17 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
17 17 (20.00%) TeamCity

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 5 (5.88%) Node.js
2 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.35%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (2.35%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.06%) RDBMS
3 6 (7.06%) NoSQL
3 6 (7.06%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.71%) MySQL
5 2 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (2.35%) Redis
5 2 (2.35%) Big Data
5 2 (2.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.35%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.35%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.35%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (34.12%) Selenium
2 22 (25.88%) SoapUI
3 21 (24.71%) Jenkins
4 19 (22.35%) SpecFlow
5 18 (21.18%) Hudson
5 18 (21.18%) WebDriver
6 17 (20.00%) TeamCity
7 14 (16.47%) Cucumber
8 8 (9.41%) JUnit
9 7 (8.24%) NUnit
9 7 (8.24%) JIRA
10 6 (7.06%) JMeter
10 6 (7.06%) JBehave
11 5 (5.88%) Calabash
11 5 (5.88%) Appium
12 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
12 4 (4.71%) FitNesse
13 3 (3.53%) Subversion
13 3 (3.53%) QuickTest Pro
14 2 (2.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Games
4 3 (3.53%) Music Industry
4 3 (3.53%) Automotive
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Retail
6 1 (1.18%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (37.65%) .NET
2 19 (22.35%) Web Services
3 18 (21.18%) SOAP
4 10 (11.76%) RESTful
5 8 (9.41%) XML
6 4 (4.71%) J2EE
6 4 (4.71%) REST
6 4 (4.71%) Spring
6 4 (4.71%) JSF
7 3 (3.53%) HTML
7 3 (3.53%) XML Messaging
8 2 (2.35%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.35%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (2.35%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (1.18%) WCF
9 1 (1.18%) jQuery
9 1 (1.18%) Ajax
9 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.18%) JSON
9 1 (1.18%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Replication
2 7 (8.24%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.24%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.35%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.35%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.18%) iDTV
4 1 (1.18%) EPoS
4 1 (1.18%) LIMS
4 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.47%) Linux
2 13 (15.29%) UNIX
3 8 (9.41%) Windows
4 3 (3.53%) Android
4 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (77.65%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (47.06%) BDD
3 30 (35.29%) Automation Testing
3 30 (35.29%) Regression Testing
4 24 (28.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (27.06%) Automated Testing
5 23 (27.06%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (27.06%) Test Automation
6 22 (25.88%) TDD
7 19 (22.35%) System Testing
8 17 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 17 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 17 (20.00%) Scrum
9 13 (15.29%) Manual Testing
10 10 (11.76%) SDLC
10 10 (11.76%) Load Testing
11 9 (10.59%) Test Scripting
11 9 (10.59%) Waterfall
12 8 (9.41%) Unit Testing
12 8 (9.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 54 (63.53%) SQL
2 41 (48.24%) Java
3 20 (23.53%) C#
4 11 (12.94%) PL/SQL
5 10 (11.76%) Ruby
6 8 (9.41%) Groovy
7 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.88%) Python
8 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.53%) Perl
10 1 (1.18%) C++
10 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.18%) VC++
10 1 (1.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 27 (31.76%) ISEB
2 10 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (8.24%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (30.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (23.53%) Oracle
2 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.53%) Informatica
4 1 (1.18%) HP
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