The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 213 267 207
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1552 1114 1589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.02% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.09% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1324 909 1403
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester within the UK.

Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 within the UK.

Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Tester
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +62 1481 £37,500 +7.14% 177
London +48 595 £44,000 -2.22% 77
South East +36 331 £36,500 +12.30% 25
South West +38 117 £32,500 -4.41% 12
City of London -12 115 £42,500 -15.00% 26
Surrey +59 112 £40,000 +28.00% 2
North West +63 110 £32,500 -0.76% 24
East of England +32 106 £35,000 +16.66% 8
East Midlands +3 74 £32,500 +1.56% 6
West Midlands -11 69 £32,500 -5.79% 10
Yorkshire -40 67 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Manchester +40 66 £32,500 +8.33% 17
Berkshire +27 60 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Bristol +32 53 £34,000 - 6
West Yorkshire -46 47 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Leeds -32 43 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Cambridgeshire +27 42 £38,750 +19.23% 3
Scotland +3 41 £31,000 -6.06% 13
Kent 0 38 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Hampshire +4 37 £38,000 +26.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 34 £32,500 +0.77% 4
Cambridge +19 32 £36,250 +11.53% 3
Bedfordshire +15 30 £23,000 -20.00%
Reading +11 28 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Cheshire +6 27 £35,000 +2.94% 3
Leicestershire -6 25 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Reigate +7 23 £47,500 +5.55%
Staffordshire +4 23 £23,500 -30.88% 1
Nottinghamshire -3 23 £28,750 +2.67% 1
Guildford +26 22 £47,500 +40.74% 2

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 1237 (40.40%) QA
2 890 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
3 882 (28.80%) Selenium
4 871 (28.45%) SQL
5 788 (25.73%) Degree
6 753 (24.59%) Java
7 711 (23.22%) Finance
8 698 (22.80%) ISEB
9 691 (22.57%) Software Testing
10 648 (21.16%) Automated Testing
11 620 (20.25%) C#
12 614 (20.05%) .NET
13 602 (19.66%) Test Automation
14 571 (18.65%) Test Scripting
15 473 (15.45%) Manual Testing
16 425 (13.88%) Windows
17 408 (13.32%) Microsoft
18 394 (12.87%) Scrum
19 390 (12.74%) ISTQB
20 343 (11.20%) Computer Science
21 338 (11.04%) SQL Server
22 327 (10.68%) QuickTest Pro
23 326 (10.65%) Performance Testing
24 321 (10.48%) WebDriver
25 292 (9.54%) Automation Testing
26 278 (9.08%) User Acceptance Testing
27 277 (9.05%) TDD
28 272 (8.88%) Regression Testing
29 265 (8.65%) BDD
30 256 (8.36%) Penetration Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 42 (1.37%) Confluence
2 37 (1.21%) IIS
3 33 (1.08%) Apache
4 27 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 22 (0.72%) WebSphere
6 16 (0.52%) CMS
7 15 (0.49%) WorkSite
8 10 (0.33%) ColdFusion
9 9 (0.29%) Drupal
10 8 (0.26%) Node.js
10 8 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.23%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.13%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.13%) WordPress
14 3 (0.098%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.065%) Mule
15 2 (0.065%) Lync
15 2 (0.065%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 221 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 83 (2.71%) MS Office
3 20 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.49%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.065%) Endur
6 1 (0.033%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.033%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.033%) BASE24
6 1 (0.033%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.033%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.033%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.033%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.033%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.033%) Exstream
6 1 (0.033%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.033%) Magento
6 1 (0.033%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.033%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.033%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 50 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (1.50%) SaaS
3 17 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.39%) Basecamp
5 7 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.23%) GitHub
6 4 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.09%) Internet
2 62 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 61 (1.99%) Wireless
4 54 (1.76%) Firewall
5 41 (1.34%) HTTP
6 32 (1.05%) VoIP
7 22 (0.72%) VPN
8 21 (0.69%) Network Security
9 18 (0.59%) LAN
10 17 (0.56%) LTE
11 16 (0.52%) WAN
12 15 (0.49%) 3G
13 12 (0.39%) Wireless Security
14 11 (0.36%) SGSN
15 10 (0.33%) Wireshark
16 9 (0.29%) GGSN
16 9 (0.29%) Broadband
17 8 (0.26%) SSL
18 7 (0.23%) IMAP
19 6 (0.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 108 (3.53%) MySQL
3 64 (2.09%) Relational Database
4 51 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 50 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
6 32 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (0.88%) Big Data
8 25 (0.82%) MongoDB
9 18 (0.59%) Hazelcast
10 17 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 17 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
11 16 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.36%) NoSQL
15 10 (0.33%) DB2
16 9 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (0.26%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 882 (28.80%) Selenium
2 327 (10.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 321 (10.48%) WebDriver
4 216 (7.05%) Cucumber
5 208 (6.79%) LoadRunner
6 207 (6.76%) JIRA
7 176 (5.75%) JMeter
8 146 (4.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 114 (3.72%) Visual Studio
10 111 (3.63%) Jenkins
11 106 (3.46%) JUnit
12 90 (2.94%) SoapUI
13 87 (2.84%) NUnit
14 69 (2.25%) Git (software)
15 58 (1.89%) FitNesse
16 52 (1.70%) WATIR
17 50 (1.63%) WinRunner
18 49 (1.60%) Subversion
19 47 (1.53%) Calabash
19 47 (1.53%) Selenium IDE
General
1 711 (23.22%) Finance
2 133 (4.34%) Retail
3 128 (4.18%) Banking
4 112 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 86 (2.81%) Games
6 74 (2.42%) Marketing
7 39 (1.27%) Publishing
8 33 (1.08%) Law
9 29 (0.95%) Electronics
10 27 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 24 (0.78%) Back Office
12 22 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 22 (0.72%) Investment Banking
13 21 (0.69%) Legal
14 16 (0.52%) Advertising
15 13 (0.42%) Multimedia
16 12 (0.39%) Manufacturing
16 12 (0.39%) Front Office
17 9 (0.29%) Automotive
18 7 (0.23%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 614 (20.05%) .NET
2 200 (6.53%) HTML
3 166 (5.42%) XML
4 155 (5.06%) Web Services
5 113 (3.69%) ASP.NET
6 109 (3.56%) CSS
7 76 (2.48%) .NET Framework
8 65 (2.12%) SOAP
9 64 (2.09%) REST
10 48 (1.57%) Gherkin
10 48 (1.57%) J2EE
11 35 (1.14%) HTML5
12 34 (1.11%) JSON
13 32 (1.05%) jQuery
14 23 (0.75%) RESTful
15 21 (0.69%) WinForms
16 19 (0.62%) Flash
17 17 (0.56%) CSS3
17 17 (0.56%) Ajax
18 16 (0.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 343 (11.20%) Computer Science
2 170 (5.55%) Open Source
3 161 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 157 (5.13%) Mobile App
5 68 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 55 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 47 (1.53%) Life Science
8 41 (1.34%) Derivative
9 39 (1.27%) Chemistry
10 38 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 33 (1.08%) Biology
11 33 (1.08%) Statistics
11 33 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (0.88%) Equities
13 24 (0.78%) Visualisation
14 22 (0.72%) NHS
15 19 (0.62%) N-Tier
15 19 (0.62%) Online Games
16 18 (0.59%) iPhone
16 18 (0.59%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 425 (13.88%) Windows
2 239 (7.81%) Linux
3 158 (5.16%) Android
4 157 (5.13%) UNIX
5 143 (4.67%) Apple iOS
6 63 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (0.95%) Windows 7
8 28 (0.91%) Windows XP
9 23 (0.75%) Windows Vista
10 21 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 19 (0.62%) Solaris
12 18 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 17 (0.56%) Windows Phone
14 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (0.33%) AIX
14 10 (0.33%) Debian
14 10 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 890 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
2 691 (22.57%) Software Testing
3 648 (21.16%) Automated Testing
4 602 (19.66%) Test Automation
5 571 (18.65%) Test Scripting
6 473 (15.45%) Manual Testing
7 394 (12.87%) Scrum
8 326 (10.65%) Performance Testing
9 292 (9.54%) Automation Testing
10 278 (9.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 277 (9.05%) TDD
12 272 (8.88%) Regression Testing
13 265 (8.65%) BDD
14 256 (8.36%) Penetration Testing
15 238 (7.77%) Test Strategy
16 211 (6.89%) System Testing
17 190 (6.21%) OO
18 167 (5.45%) E-Commerce
19 151 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
20 132 (4.31%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 871 (28.45%) SQL
2 753 (24.59%) Java
3 620 (20.25%) C#
4 241 (7.87%) Python
5 235 (7.67%) JavaScript
6 216 (7.05%) C++
7 209 (6.83%) Ruby
8 147 (4.80%) PHP
9 91 (2.97%) C
10 88 (2.87%) VB
11 75 (2.45%) Perl
12 69 (2.25%) PL/SQL
12 69 (2.25%) VBScript
13 58 (1.89%) T-SQL
14 45 (1.47%) Shell Script
15 43 (1.40%) VB.NET
16 35 (1.14%) Objective-C
17 32 (1.05%) Bash Shell
18 17 (0.56%) Groovy
19 16 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 788 (25.73%) Degree
2 698 (22.80%) ISEB
3 390 (12.74%) ISTQB
4 194 (6.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 144 (4.70%) Security Cleared
6 116 (3.79%) CEH
7 86 (2.81%) CISSP
8 74 (2.42%) SC Cleared
9 42 (1.37%) OSCP
10 39 (1.27%) GPEN
11 30 (0.98%) CISMP
12 26 (0.85%) GIAC
13 24 (0.78%) PhD
14 23 (0.75%) HND
15 19 (0.62%) DV Cleared
16 16 (0.52%) OSCE
17 13 (0.42%) CISA
18 12 (0.39%) HNC
18 12 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
18 12 (0.39%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1237 (40.40%) QA
2 83 (2.71%) PCI DSS
3 47 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.29%) SLA
5 5 (0.16%) COBIT
6 2 (0.065%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.065%) WCAG
7 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.033%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.033%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 18 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.26%) Hyper-V
2 8 (0.26%) Snort
3 7 (0.23%) Nmap
3 7 (0.23%) vSphere
3 7 (0.23%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.065%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.065%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.065%) XenApp
5 2 (0.065%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.033%) NFS
6 1 (0.033%) KVM
6 1 (0.033%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 190 (6.21%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.56%) SCCM
3 12 (0.39%) Nessus
4 7 (0.23%) WebInspect
5 6 (0.20%) CORE IMPACT
6 5 (0.16%) PureDisk
6 5 (0.16%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.16%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.13%) Opsview
8 3 (0.098%) Puppet
9 2 (0.065%) Control-M
9 2 (0.065%) SCOM
10 1 (0.033%) WMI
10 1 (0.033%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.033%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.033%) Ansible
Vendors
1 408 (13.32%) Microsoft
2 198 (6.47%) Oracle
3 178 (5.81%) HP
4 29 (0.95%) Citrix
5 26 (0.85%) IBM
6 23 (0.75%) SAP
7 20 (0.65%) VMware
8 19 (0.62%) Telerik
9 18 (0.59%) Red Hat
10 15 (0.49%) Interwoven
11 13 (0.42%) Jaspersoft
12 12 (0.39%) Adobe
13 9 (0.29%) Business Objects
13 9 (0.29%) Apple
13 9 (0.29%) Altiris
14 8 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.26%) LogRhythm
14 8 (0.26%) JD Edwards
15 7 (0.23%) Informatica
15 7 (0.23%) Atlassian
Reading, Berkshire
Client Server
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 52 minutes ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Suffolk
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 17 hours ago
Somerset
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Avanade UK Ltd
Salary: competitive salary and benefits package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Leading Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago