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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Tester
Rank 842 844 873
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 48 75 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.064% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.067% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 47 64 27
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,250 £29,000
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
103340 111175 103885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.51% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 85358 91120 86565
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -3 47 £55,000 +10.00% 12
London +27 35 £62,500 +8.69% 10
North West +14 6 £35,000 -3.44%
Manchester +11 6 £35,000 -
City of London +28 5 £70,000 +16.18% 4
Yorkshire +9 4 £35,000 -22.22%
Edinburgh - 1 £22,500 -
Scotland - 1 £22,500 -

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 65 (74.71%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (60.92%) SQL
3 42 (48.28%) BDD
4 39 (44.83%) Java
5 35 (40.23%) .NET
6 33 (37.93%) Automation Testing
7 31 (35.63%) Selenium
8 27 (31.03%) Regression Testing
9 26 (29.89%) ISEB
10 25 (28.74%) Manual Testing
10 25 (28.74%) Test Automation
10 25 (28.74%) Automated Testing
11 24 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (27.59%) Jenkins
12 23 (26.44%) SoapUI
12 23 (26.44%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (26.44%) C#
13 22 (25.29%) QA
14 20 (22.99%) TDD
14 20 (22.99%) Web Services
14 20 (22.99%) SpecFlow
14 20 (22.99%) WebDriver
15 19 (21.84%) Oracle
15 19 (21.84%) TeamCity
15 19 (21.84%) System Testing
16 18 (20.69%) Cucumber
16 18 (20.69%) Hudson
17 17 (19.54%) API Testing
17 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
17 17 (19.54%) SOAP

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.30%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (1.15%) Confluence
2 1 (1.15%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) RDBMS
2 8 (9.20%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.05%) NoSQL
3 7 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.90%) MySQL
5 2 (2.30%) DB2
5 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.30%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.15%) Redis
6 1 (1.15%) Big Data
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 31 (35.63%) Selenium
2 24 (27.59%) Jenkins
3 23 (26.44%) SoapUI
4 20 (22.99%) SpecFlow
4 20 (22.99%) WebDriver
5 19 (21.84%) TeamCity
6 18 (20.69%) Cucumber
6 18 (20.69%) Hudson
7 10 (11.49%) JUnit
8 9 (10.34%) NUnit
9 7 (8.05%) Subversion
9 7 (8.05%) JBehave
9 7 (8.05%) Git (software)
10 6 (6.90%) FitNesse
10 6 (6.90%) JIRA
10 6 (6.90%) Calabash
10 6 (6.90%) Appium
11 3 (3.45%) JMeter
12 2 (2.30%) Zephyr
13 1 (1.15%) TestLink
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Banking
3 6 (6.90%) Games
4 3 (3.45%) Automotive
4 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Music Industry
5 2 (2.30%) Retail
5 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (40.23%) .NET
2 20 (22.99%) Web Services
3 17 (19.54%) SOAP
4 11 (12.64%) XML
5 7 (8.05%) RESTful
6 6 (6.90%) REST
7 4 (4.60%) Spring
7 4 (4.60%) JSF
7 4 (4.60%) J2EE
8 3 (3.45%) HTML
8 3 (3.45%) XML Messaging
8 3 (3.45%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.30%) JSON
9 2 (2.30%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (2.30%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.15%) WinForms
10 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.15%) WCF
10 1 (1.15%) jQuery
10 1 (1.15%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Replication
2 9 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.30%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.30%) iDTV
5 1 (1.15%) LIMS
5 1 (1.15%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.09%) UNIX
2 13 (14.94%) Windows
3 11 (12.64%) Linux
4 3 (3.45%) Android
4 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (74.71%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.28%) BDD
3 33 (37.93%) Automation Testing
4 27 (31.03%) Regression Testing
5 25 (28.74%) Automated Testing
5 25 (28.74%) Manual Testing
5 25 (28.74%) Test Automation
6 24 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (26.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (22.99%) TDD
9 19 (21.84%) System Testing
10 17 (19.54%) API Testing
11 16 (18.39%) Scrum
11 16 (18.39%) Compatibility Testing
11 16 (18.39%) OO
12 12 (13.79%) Load Testing
12 12 (13.79%) Performance Testing
13 9 (10.34%) Waterfall
14 8 (9.20%) SDLC
15 7 (8.05%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 53 (60.92%) SQL
2 39 (44.83%) Java
3 23 (26.44%) C#
4 13 (14.94%) PL/SQL
5 12 (13.79%) Ruby
5 12 (13.79%) Groovy
6 7 (8.05%) Python
7 6 (6.90%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.30%) VC++
9 2 (2.30%) C++
10 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.15%) Perl
10 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (29.89%) ISEB
2 10 (11.49%) Degree
3 9 (10.34%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (25.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.30%) Oozie
Vendors
1 19 (21.84%) Oracle
2 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.45%) Informatica
4 1 (1.15%) HP
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