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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Tester
Rank 819 837 819
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 39 30 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.029% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.030% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 37 20 43
Average salary £50,000 £53,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +43.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +2.73%

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
98061 98558 99490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 80635 79397 83728
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 6 March 2015 within the UK.

Technical Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 20 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 6 March 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 +27 39 £50,000 -9.09% 7
London +11 17 £65,000 +8.33% 3
North West - 11 £35,500 -
Manchester - 10 £35,500 -
City of London +3 8 £62,500 +2.88%
South East -14 4 £30,000 -17.24% 2
Leeds +3 2 £35,000 -9.67%
Yorkshire -1 2 £35,000 -9.67%
West Yorkshire -5 2 £35,000 -9.67%
South West -23 2 £40,500 -1.81% 2
Surrey - 2 £28,750 -
Chertsey - 2 £28,750 -
Hampshire -8 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Bristol -8 1 £52,500 +27.27% 1
Basingstoke - 1 £27,500 -
Liverpool - 1 £35,000 -
Slough - 1 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £50,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £28,500 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £35,000 -

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 68 (81.93%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (51.81%) Java
3 42 (50.60%) BDD
4 38 (45.78%) SQL
5 32 (38.55%) Selenium
6 30 (36.14%) C#
7 26 (31.33%) TDD
8 25 (30.12%) Regression Testing
9 23 (27.71%) QA
9 23 (27.71%) Automation Testing
10 21 (25.30%) ISEB
10 21 (25.30%) .NET
11 20 (24.10%) Ruby
12 19 (22.89%) Performance Testing
12 19 (22.89%) Python
13 18 (21.69%) Test Automation
13 18 (21.69%) WebDriver
14 17 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (19.28%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (19.28%) Degree
15 16 (19.28%) Linux
15 16 (19.28%) Finance
16 15 (18.07%) Automated Testing
17 14 (16.87%) System Testing
17 14 (16.87%) SOAP
17 14 (16.87%) Web Services
17 14 (16.87%) RESTful
18 13 (15.66%) Cucumber
18 13 (15.66%) SpecFlow
18 13 (15.66%) UNIX

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (12.05%) Node.js
2 4 (4.82%) Confluence
3 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.20%) IIS
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.02%) Big Data
2 4 (4.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (4.82%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (4.82%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.82%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.82%) Redis
3 3 (3.61%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (38.55%) Selenium
2 18 (21.69%) WebDriver
3 13 (15.66%) Cucumber
3 13 (15.66%) SpecFlow
4 11 (13.25%) Hudson
4 11 (13.25%) SoapUI
4 11 (13.25%) Jenkins
4 11 (13.25%) TeamCity
5 8 (9.64%) SilkTest
6 5 (6.02%) JIRA
6 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
7 4 (4.82%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (4.82%) JMeter
7 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.61%) NUnit
8 3 (3.61%) JUnit
9 2 (2.41%) TestNG
9 2 (2.41%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.20%) Rational Robot
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 13 (15.66%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Front Office
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.30%) .NET
2 14 (16.87%) SOAP
2 14 (16.87%) Web Services
2 14 (16.87%) RESTful
3 4 (4.82%) Natural Language Processing
4 3 (3.61%) REST
5 2 (2.41%) jQuery
5 2 (2.41%) Spring
5 2 (2.41%) JSF
5 2 (2.41%) J2EE
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.20%) CSS
6 1 (1.20%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.20%) WinForms
6 1 (1.20%) Ajax
6 1 (1.20%) WCF
6 1 (1.20%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.20%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Replication
2 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.64%) User Experience
3 7 (8.43%) Open Source
4 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.61%) LIMS
6 2 (2.41%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.41%) EPoS
6 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.41%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.20%) iDTV
7 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.28%) Linux
2 13 (15.66%) UNIX
3 8 (9.64%) Windows
4 5 (6.02%) Android
4 5 (6.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (81.93%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (50.60%) BDD
3 26 (31.33%) TDD
4 25 (30.12%) Regression Testing
5 23 (27.71%) Automation Testing
6 19 (22.89%) Performance Testing
7 18 (21.69%) Test Automation
8 17 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (19.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (18.07%) Automated Testing
11 14 (16.87%) System Testing
12 13 (15.66%) Software Testing
13 12 (14.46%) Scrum
14 11 (13.25%) Compatibility Testing
15 10 (12.05%) Test Scripting
15 10 (12.05%) Computer Architecture
16 9 (10.84%) Test Management
17 8 (9.64%) Black-Box Testing
18 6 (7.23%) Waterfall
18 6 (7.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (51.81%) Java
2 38 (45.78%) SQL
3 30 (36.14%) C#
4 20 (24.10%) Ruby
5 19 (22.89%) Python
6 12 (14.46%) C++
6 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
7 8 (9.64%) Perl
7 8 (9.64%) F#
8 4 (4.82%) Groovy
9 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.20%) Korn
10 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.20%) PHP
10 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.20%) VC++
Qualifications
1 21 (25.30%) ISEB
2 16 (19.28%) Degree
3 8 (9.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (8.43%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.41%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (27.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Oracle
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.41%) HP
4 1 (1.20%) Empirix
4 1 (1.20%) VMware
4 1 (1.20%) Compuware
4 1 (1.20%) IBM
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bens
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