The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Technical Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Tester
Rank 927 932 942
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 27 33 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.030% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.031% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 27 28 42
Median salary £52,500 £43,750 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £31,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,250 £69,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,250 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-2.14% -22.22%

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
98784 106354 115089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.48% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83034 86750 93358
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Technical Tester in the job title.

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 May 2016 within the UK.

Technical Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 27 £52,500 +20.00% 3
London +9 23 £55,000 +4.76% 3
East of England +18 3 £31,000 -
Hertfordshire +14 2 £31,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £31,000 -
City of London +44 1 £52,500 - 2
South East +19 1 £47,500 +50.79%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £37,500 -
Reading - 1 £47,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £37,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £47,500 -

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, Technical Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Technical Tester in the job title.

1 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (53.70%) QA
3 21 (38.89%) Selenium
3 21 (38.89%) Java
4 20 (37.04%) Manual Testing
5 18 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 16 (29.63%) Finance
6 16 (29.63%) Linux
6 16 (29.63%) Test Automation
6 16 (29.63%) WebDriver
7 14 (25.93%) C#
7 14 (25.93%) Windows
8 13 (24.07%) Python
8 13 (24.07%) Ruby
8 13 (24.07%) Automated Testing
8 13 (24.07%) BDD
9 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 12 (22.22%) Performance Testing
10 11 (20.37%) Law
10 11 (20.37%) JMeter
10 11 (20.37%) Automation Testing
11 10 (18.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (18.52%) Degree
12 9 (16.67%) Open Source
12 9 (16.67%) SQL
13 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce
13 8 (14.81%) TDD
13 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (12.96%) Requirements Analysis
14 7 (12.96%) Cucumber

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) Confluence
1 1 (1.85%) MTS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.70%) HTTP
3 1 (1.85%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (38.89%) Selenium
2 16 (29.63%) WebDriver
3 11 (20.37%) JMeter
4 7 (12.96%) Cucumber
5 6 (11.11%) JUnit
5 6 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 4 (7.41%) HP UFT
6 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
6 4 (7.41%) TestComplete
7 3 (5.56%) LoadRunner
7 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.70%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.85%) Appium
9 1 (1.85%) Calabash
9 1 (1.85%) Gatling
9 1 (1.85%) JBehave
9 1 (1.85%) Metasploit
9 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.85%) TestLink
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 11 (20.37%) Law
3 10 (18.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (11.11%) Banking
4 6 (11.11%) Financial Institution
4 6 (11.11%) Retail
5 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Billing
6 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) SOAP
2 2 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) EPoS
4 2 (3.70%) Fintech
4 2 (3.70%) iPad
4 2 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.85%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) Linux
2 14 (25.93%) Windows
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.26%) Unix
5 3 (5.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.04%) Manual Testing
3 18 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 16 (29.63%) Test Automation
5 13 (24.07%) Automated Testing
5 13 (24.07%) BDD
6 12 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 11 (20.37%) Automation Testing
8 9 (16.67%) Open Source
9 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce
9 8 (14.81%) TDD
10 7 (12.96%) OO
10 7 (12.96%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (12.96%) Scrum
11 6 (11.11%) Build Automation
12 5 (9.26%) Kanban
12 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
13 4 (7.41%) System Testing
13 4 (7.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) Java
2 14 (25.93%) C#
3 13 (24.07%) Python
3 13 (24.07%) Ruby
4 9 (16.67%) SQL
5 5 (9.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.70%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) C
7 1 (1.85%) C++
7 1 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (1.85%) VBA
7 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (53.70%) QA
2 4 (7.41%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Nessus
1 1 (1.85%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle
2 2 (3.70%) Capita
3 1 (1.85%) HP
3 1 (1.85%) Telerik
3 1 (1.85%) Twitter
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