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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 831 846 834
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 76 28 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.026% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.028% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 65 26 57
Average salary £47,500 £57,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.39% +53.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 September 2014 within the UK.

Technical Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 23 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 2 September 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 +22 76 £47,500 -17.39% 7
London +26 50 £50,000 -13.97% 4
City of London +13 17 £60,000 +4.34% 3
South East -13 8 £45,000 +28.57%
West Midlands - 6 £30,500 -
Surrey - 6 £47,500 -
North West - 5 £37,500 - 2
Dagenham - 4 £50,000 -
Bristol - 3 £55,000 - 1
Manchester - 3 £40,000 - 2
South West - 3 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire -48 2 £27,000 -28.00%
East Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
Derby - 2 £50,000 -
Preston - 2 £37,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £31,250 -
Lancashire - 2 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire -28 1 - -
Leeds -33 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £27,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £27,000 -
Southampton - 1 £25,000 -

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 83 (56.46%) Java
2 68 (46.26%) Selenium
3 67 (45.58%) SQL
4 66 (44.90%) C#
5 58 (39.46%) Finance
5 58 (39.46%) Test Automation
6 54 (36.73%) BDD
7 50 (34.01%) Python
8 49 (33.33%) Degree
9 48 (32.65%) QuickTest Pro
10 47 (31.97%) TDD
11 46 (31.29%) Performance Testing
12 43 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (25.17%) JMeter
14 36 (24.49%) OO
14 36 (24.49%) WebDriver
15 32 (21.77%) LoadRunner
16 31 (21.09%) Open Source
17 30 (20.41%) Oracle
17 30 (20.41%) Scrum
18 29 (19.73%) Ruby
19 28 (19.05%) QA
20 27 (18.37%) UNIX
20 27 (18.37%) Microsoft
21 26 (17.69%) .NET
21 26 (17.69%) C++
21 26 (17.69%) Computer Science
21 26 (17.69%) Test Scripting
22 24 (16.33%) Windows
22 24 (16.33%) TCP/IP

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (2.04%) Confluence
2 1 (0.68%) Lync
2 1 (0.68%) IIS
2 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (8.16%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) Firewall
3 1 (0.68%) IPsec
3 1 (0.68%) AMQP
3 1 (0.68%) VPN
3 1 (0.68%) SMTP
3 1 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.97%) Oracle Database
2 16 (10.88%) Big Data
3 14 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 13 (8.84%) MongoDB
5 12 (8.16%) Hazelcast
5 12 (8.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 12 (8.16%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (2.04%) MySQL
7 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 68 (46.26%) Selenium
2 48 (32.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 37 (25.17%) JMeter
4 36 (24.49%) WebDriver
5 32 (21.77%) LoadRunner
6 23 (15.65%) Cucumber
7 22 (14.97%) Jenkins
8 16 (10.88%) Git (software)
8 16 (10.88%) NUnit
9 15 (10.20%) JUnit
10 10 (6.80%) WATIR
11 8 (5.44%) JIRA
11 8 (5.44%) Hudson
12 7 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (4.76%) Visual Studio
12 7 (4.76%) Eclipse
13 5 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (3.40%) Calabash
13 5 (3.40%) eggPlant
14 4 (2.72%) SilkTest
General
1 58 (39.46%) Finance
2 18 (12.24%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.48%) Banking
4 7 (4.76%) Front Office
5 3 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.36%) Retail
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.69%) .NET
2 14 (9.52%) Web Services
3 12 (8.16%) REST
4 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (3.40%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.40%) CSS
5 5 (3.40%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.40%) HTML
5 5 (3.40%) jQuery
6 4 (2.72%) J2EE
7 3 (2.04%) SOAP
8 2 (1.36%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.36%) Spring
8 2 (1.36%) XML
9 1 (0.68%) JMS
9 1 (0.68%) JMX
9 1 (0.68%) LAMP
9 1 (0.68%) EJB
9 1 (0.68%) Java EE
9 1 (0.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.09%) Open Source
2 26 (17.69%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.08%) IVR
4 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.72%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.36%) Derivative
7 2 (1.36%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.36%) Physics
7 2 (1.36%) PKI
8 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.37%) UNIX
2 24 (16.33%) Windows
3 22 (14.97%) Linux
4 8 (5.44%) Android
5 7 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.04%) Debian
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (39.46%) Test Automation
2 54 (36.73%) BDD
3 47 (31.97%) TDD
4 46 (31.29%) Performance Testing
5 43 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (24.49%) OO
7 30 (20.41%) Scrum
8 26 (17.69%) Test Scripting
9 22 (14.97%) Regression Testing
10 19 (12.93%) Automated Testing
10 19 (12.93%) Integration Testing
11 16 (10.88%) Automation Testing
11 16 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (9.52%) Unit Testing
12 14 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
13 13 (8.84%) Manual Testing
14 12 (8.16%) Workflow
14 12 (8.16%) ATDD
14 12 (8.16%) Analytics
15 11 (7.48%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (56.46%) Java
2 67 (45.58%) SQL
3 66 (44.90%) C#
4 50 (34.01%) Python
5 29 (19.73%) Ruby
6 26 (17.69%) C++
7 21 (14.29%) PL/SQL
8 16 (10.88%) Perl
9 5 (3.40%) F#
10 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.04%) Korn
11 3 (2.04%) Groovy
12 2 (1.36%) VBA
12 2 (1.36%) VBScript
13 1 (0.68%) VB
13 1 (0.68%) PHP
13 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (33.33%) Degree
2 21 (14.29%) ISEB
3 16 (10.88%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.76%) Brainbench
4 7 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (19.05%) QA
2 4 (2.72%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (8.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (20.41%) Oracle
2 27 (18.37%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.16%) Jaspersoft
4 9 (6.12%) HP
5 1 (0.68%) Citrix
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.68%) Apple
5 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.68%) Sybase
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