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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 852 867 845
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 45 23 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.021% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.022% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 44 16 34
Average salary £47,500 £60,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £36,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £38,750 £32,750
% change year-on-year
-8.38% +18.32%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Technical Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 21 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 19 December 2014. 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 +23 45 £47,500 -20.83% 7
London +41 30 £60,000 -4.00% 4
City of London +31 8 £61,000 -6.15% 3
South East - 6 £41,250 -
North West -2 5 £35,500 -5.33% 1
Manchester -10 5 £35,500 -5.33%
Slough - 3 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £50,000 -
Northampton - 2 £42,500 - 1
Chertsey - 2 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £42,500 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £42,500 - 1
Surrey - 2 £32,500 -
Leeds -9 1 £31,500 -21.25%
West Yorkshire -18 1 £31,500 -21.25%
Yorkshire -28 1 £31,500 -21.25%
Basingstoke - 1 £27,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £27,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 85 (75.22%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (53.98%) C#
3 60 (53.10%) Java
3 60 (53.10%) BDD
4 58 (51.33%) Selenium
5 51 (45.13%) SQL
6 42 (37.17%) Python
7 39 (34.51%) TDD
8 38 (33.63%) Ruby
9 35 (30.97%) Finance
10 33 (29.20%) WebDriver
10 33 (29.20%) Degree
11 32 (28.32%) Test Automation
12 30 (26.55%) C++
13 28 (24.78%) UNIX
14 27 (23.89%) Performance Testing
15 26 (23.01%) QA
15 26 (23.01%) Cucumber
16 25 (22.12%) Automation Testing
16 25 (22.12%) Regression Testing
17 24 (21.24%) ISEB
18 22 (19.47%) QuickTest Pro
19 19 (16.81%) TCP/IP
19 19 (16.81%) OO
19 19 (16.81%) Automated Testing
19 19 (16.81%) Software Testing
20 18 (15.93%) Test Scripting
20 18 (15.93%) Scrum
21 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
21 17 (15.04%) Perl

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (7.08%) Node.js
2 3 (2.65%) Confluence
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (11.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.54%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.81%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.77%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) Firewall
3 1 (0.88%) IPsec
3 1 (0.88%) VPN
3 1 (0.88%) SMTP
3 1 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) Big Data
2 7 (6.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 7 (6.19%) MongoDB
2 7 (6.19%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.54%) Hazelcast
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.65%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.65%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.65%) Redis
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 58 (51.33%) Selenium
2 33 (29.20%) WebDriver
3 26 (23.01%) Cucumber
4 22 (19.47%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (12.39%) LoadRunner
5 14 (12.39%) JMeter
6 13 (11.50%) SilkTest
7 11 (9.73%) Visual Studio
7 11 (9.73%) Jenkins
8 9 (7.96%) NUnit
9 8 (7.08%) Git (software)
10 7 (6.19%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (5.31%) Hudson
12 5 (4.42%) SoapUI
12 5 (4.42%) SpecFlow
12 5 (4.42%) JUnit
13 4 (3.54%) TeamCity
13 4 (3.54%) JIRA
13 4 (3.54%) WebLOAD
13 4 (3.54%) Rational Robot
General
1 35 (30.97%) Finance
2 15 (13.27%) Banking
3 11 (9.73%) Front Office
4 10 (8.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.04%) .NET
2 9 (7.96%) Web Services
3 8 (7.08%) RESTful
4 7 (6.19%) REST
4 7 (6.19%) SOAP
5 5 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.65%) jQuery
6 3 (2.65%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (2.65%) CSS
7 2 (1.77%) HTML
7 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.77%) XML
8 1 (0.88%) LAMP
8 1 (0.88%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.88%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Computer Science
2 13 (11.50%) User Experience
3 11 (9.73%) Open Source
4 5 (4.42%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.54%) Replication
5 4 (3.54%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.77%) EPoS
6 2 (1.77%) LIMS
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.88%) Derivative
7 1 (0.88%) iPhone
7 1 (0.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.78%) UNIX
2 14 (12.39%) Windows
2 14 (12.39%) Linux
3 5 (4.42%) Android
4 4 (3.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (75.22%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (53.10%) BDD
3 39 (34.51%) TDD
4 32 (28.32%) Test Automation
5 27 (23.89%) Performance Testing
6 25 (22.12%) Regression Testing
6 25 (22.12%) Automation Testing
7 19 (16.81%) OO
7 19 (16.81%) Automated Testing
7 19 (16.81%) Software Testing
8 18 (15.93%) Test Scripting
8 18 (15.93%) Scrum
9 15 (13.27%) Unit Testing
9 15 (13.27%) Computer Architecture
9 15 (13.27%) Test Management
10 13 (11.50%) Black-Box Testing
11 12 (10.62%) Integration Testing
11 12 (10.62%) Requirements Analysis
12 11 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (8.85%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 61 (53.98%) C#
2 60 (53.10%) Java
3 51 (45.13%) SQL
4 42 (37.17%) Python
5 38 (33.63%) Ruby
6 30 (26.55%) C++
7 17 (15.04%) Perl
8 13 (11.50%) F#
9 12 (10.62%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.54%) Korn
11 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.88%) PHP
12 1 (0.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 33 (29.20%) Degree
2 24 (21.24%) ISEB
3 15 (13.27%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.19%) Brainbench
4 7 (6.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (23.01%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (8.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.08%) HP
3 7 (6.19%) Oracle
4 4 (3.54%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (0.88%) IBM
5 1 (0.88%) Compuware
5 1 (0.88%) Empirix
5 1 (0.88%) Apple
5 1 (0.88%) VMware
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