The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 241 226 238
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1369 1510 1317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 1.26% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.34% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1187 1274 1111
Average salary £37,750 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.02% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
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%

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 28 April 2015 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 28 April 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 -4 1308 £37,500 - 251
London -28 470 £47,500 +5.55% 92
South East -21 244 £42,500 +13.33% 35
East of England +34 144 £35,000 +7.69% 12
Yorkshire +27 127 £32,500 - 14
North West +35 117 £30,000 - 37
City of London +24 102 £45,000 - 26
West Midlands 0 87 £35,000 +17.64% 19
Cambridgeshire +28 79 £40,000 +20.30% 7
Surrey +1 77 £42,500 -10.52% 5
Manchester +24 72 £30,000 -4.76% 27
South West -25 65 £32,500 -7.14% 31
Cambridge +18 63 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Berkshire +11 63 £47,500 +26.66% 5
West Yorkshire -8 60 £35,000 +2.94% 8
Leeds -11 47 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Reading +12 39 £45,000 - 5
North Yorkshire +33 38 £30,000 -
East Midlands -9 32 £36,750 +7.29% 5
Hampshire -23 30 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Harrogate +12 29 £31,500 -3.07%
Cheshire +4 29 £32,000 +6.66% 6
Warwickshire +15 27 £32,500 -25.28%
Hertfordshire +2 27 £25,750 -20.76% 5
Warwick - 22 £32,500 -
Somerset +18 20 £25,000 -26.47%
Wales +3 20 £36,250 +5.07% 2
Birmingham -1 20 £37,500 +11.94% 13
Sheffield +14 19 £33,000 +26.92% 5
South Yorkshire +13 19 £33,000 +26.92% 5

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 1272 (47.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1057 (39.81%) QA
3 870 (32.77%) Selenium
4 768 (28.93%) SQL
5 757 (28.51%) Java
6 619 (23.31%) Test Scripting
7 602 (22.67%) ISEB
8 574 (21.62%) Automated Testing
9 549 (20.68%) Software Testing
10 543 (20.45%) Test Automation
11 520 (19.59%) Finance
12 518 (19.51%) Manual Testing
13 466 (17.55%) Degree
14 465 (17.51%) C#
15 429 (16.16%) ISTQB
16 386 (14.54%) Scrum
17 382 (14.39%) BDD
18 380 (14.31%) WebDriver
19 377 (14.20%) Windows
20 371 (13.97%) TDD
21 347 (13.07%) Automation Testing
22 345 (12.99%) Regression Testing
23 327 (12.32%) User Acceptance Testing
24 304 (11.45%) .NET
25 300 (11.30%) Cucumber
26 294 (11.07%) JavaScript
27 282 (10.62%) HTML
28 262 (9.87%) Performance Testing
29 258 (9.72%) JIRA
30 239 (9.00%) Linux

Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 32 (1.21%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.02%) IIS
2 27 (1.02%) WebSphere
3 25 (0.94%) CMS
4 16 (0.60%) WebLogic
5 14 (0.53%) MQSeries
5 14 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
5 14 (0.53%) Node.js
6 13 (0.49%) Apache
7 12 (0.45%) Drupal
8 11 (0.41%) Confluence
9 10 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.23%) GlassFish
11 6 (0.23%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.23%) JBoss
12 5 (0.19%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.19%) WordPress
13 3 (0.11%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.075%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 102 (3.84%) MS Excel
2 59 (2.22%) MS Office
3 6 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.075%) MS Project
7 1 (0.038%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.23%) Sophis RISQUE
3 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.11%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.075%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.075%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.075%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.075%) Magento
6 1 (0.038%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.038%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.038%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.038%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.038%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 1 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.038%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.038%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.038%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.038%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.62%) SaaS
2 19 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.15%) FinancialForce.com
6 3 (0.11%) GitHub
7 2 (0.075%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.075%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.038%) PaaS
8 1 (0.038%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.038%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.62%) TCP/IP
2 39 (1.47%) Internet
3 28 (1.05%) HTTP
4 23 (0.87%) Wireless
4 23 (0.87%) Network Security
5 17 (0.64%) Firewall
6 12 (0.45%) Wireshark
6 12 (0.45%) VoIP
7 10 (0.38%) DNS
8 9 (0.34%) VPN
9 8 (0.30%) ATM
10 6 (0.23%) WAN
11 5 (0.19%) GSM
12 4 (0.15%) GPRS
12 4 (0.15%) SSL
13 3 (0.11%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.11%) LAN
13 3 (0.11%) DHCP
13 3 (0.11%) VLAN
13 3 (0.11%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 46 (1.73%) Relational Database
3 42 (1.58%) MySQL
4 39 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (1.09%) DB2
5 29 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 26 (0.98%) Big Data
7 18 (0.68%) DbVisualizer
7 18 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 17 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.30%) Hazelcast
13 7 (0.26%) Neo4j
13 7 (0.26%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.26%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 870 (32.77%) Selenium
2 380 (14.31%) WebDriver
3 300 (11.30%) Cucumber
4 258 (9.72%) JIRA
5 220 (8.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 133 (5.01%) JMeter
7 120 (4.52%) Jenkins
8 118 (4.44%) LoadRunner
9 117 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 99 (3.73%) SpecFlow
11 98 (3.69%) JUnit
12 94 (3.54%) SoapUI
13 63 (2.37%) Git (software)
14 60 (2.26%) TeamCity
14 60 (2.26%) Calabash
15 58 (2.18%) Visual Studio
16 56 (2.11%) Hudson
17 51 (1.92%) Appium
18 50 (1.88%) NUnit
19 49 (1.85%) FitNesse
General
1 520 (19.59%) Finance
2 149 (5.61%) Banking
3 124 (4.67%) Retail
4 96 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 88 (3.31%) Games
6 47 (1.77%) Marketing
7 25 (0.94%) Advertising
8 22 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.79%) Legal
10 20 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.68%) Billing
12 17 (0.64%) Law
13 16 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.53%) Back Office
16 11 (0.41%) Front Office
17 8 (0.30%) Automotive
18 7 (0.26%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.26%) Local Government
19 6 (0.23%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (11.45%) .NET
2 282 (10.62%) HTML
3 164 (6.18%) XML
4 152 (5.73%) Web Services
5 150 (5.65%) CSS
6 75 (2.82%) SOAP
7 67 (2.52%) ASP.NET
8 47 (1.77%) RESTful
9 38 (1.43%) jQuery
10 37 (1.39%) REST
11 36 (1.36%) Gherkin
11 36 (1.36%) J2EE
12 34 (1.28%) HTML5
13 26 (0.98%) Flash
13 26 (0.98%) Spring
14 24 (0.90%) WCF
15 23 (0.87%) LAMP
16 21 (0.79%) WinForms
16 21 (0.79%) WPF
17 20 (0.75%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 214 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (7.16%) Computer Science
3 173 (6.52%) Mobile App
4 93 (3.50%) Open Source
5 51 (1.92%) User Experience
6 44 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 39 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 38 (1.43%) N-Tier
9 37 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 33 (1.24%) Mathematics
10 33 (1.24%) Replication
11 17 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 16 (0.60%) IPTV
12 16 (0.60%) Data Integration
13 15 (0.56%) Visualisation
14 13 (0.49%) iPad
14 13 (0.49%) Blackberry
15 12 (0.45%) Video on Demand
15 12 (0.45%) iPhone
15 12 (0.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 377 (14.20%) Windows
2 239 (9.00%) Linux
3 198 (7.46%) Android
4 195 (7.34%) Apple iOS
5 145 (5.46%) UNIX
6 29 (1.09%) Windows 7
7 28 (1.05%) Windows XP
8 24 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (0.87%) Solaris
10 20 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (0.75%) Windows Phone
11 19 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
12 18 (0.68%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.56%) Windows Vista
14 12 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
15 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.11%) AIX
18 1 (0.038%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1272 (47.91%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (23.31%) Test Scripting
3 574 (21.62%) Automated Testing
4 549 (20.68%) Software Testing
5 543 (20.45%) Test Automation
6 518 (19.51%) Manual Testing
7 386 (14.54%) Scrum
8 382 (14.39%) BDD
9 371 (13.97%) TDD
10 347 (13.07%) Automation Testing
11 345 (12.99%) Regression Testing
12 327 (12.32%) User Acceptance Testing
13 262 (9.87%) Performance Testing
14 199 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
15 196 (7.38%) Penetration Testing
16 189 (7.12%) E-Commerce
17 179 (6.74%) Test Strategy
18 149 (5.61%) System Testing
19 123 (4.63%) Test Management
20 117 (4.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 768 (28.93%) SQL
2 757 (28.51%) Java
3 465 (17.51%) C#
4 294 (11.07%) JavaScript
5 172 (6.48%) Python
6 151 (5.69%) Ruby
7 112 (4.22%) PHP
8 109 (4.11%) C++
9 84 (3.16%) Perl
10 71 (2.67%) C
11 32 (1.21%) VB
12 30 (1.13%) PL/SQL
13 27 (1.02%) VBScript
14 25 (0.94%) T-SQL
14 25 (0.94%) PowerShell
15 23 (0.87%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.79%) Shell Script
17 20 (0.75%) Groovy
18 14 (0.53%) VB.NET
19 12 (0.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 602 (22.67%) ISEB
2 466 (17.55%) Degree
3 429 (16.16%) ISTQB
4 200 (7.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 102 (3.84%) Security Cleared
6 68 (2.56%) OSCP
7 55 (2.07%) CISSP
8 52 (1.96%) OSCE
9 45 (1.69%) SC Cleared
10 29 (1.09%) CEH
11 19 (0.72%) HND
12 17 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
13 15 (0.56%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.38%) GPEN
15 7 (0.26%) CISA
16 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
17 4 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.15%) CCNA
17 4 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 4 (0.15%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1057 (39.81%) QA
2 39 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 23 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.15%) SLA
5 2 (0.075%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.075%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.075%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.075%) WAI
5 2 (0.075%) COBIT
5 2 (0.075%) Val IT
6 1 (0.038%) EMIR
6 1 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.038%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.038%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 28 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (0.75%) Hyper-V
3 15 (0.56%) vSphere
4 13 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.15%) Firmware
5 4 (0.15%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.038%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.038%) Snort
Systems Management
1 145 (5.46%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (1.13%) Nessus
3 15 (0.56%) Nmap
4 8 (0.30%) CORE IMPACT
5 6 (0.23%) Netcool
5 6 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.075%) Oozie
8 2 (0.075%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.038%) Puppet
Vendors
1 238 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 163 (6.14%) Oracle
3 116 (4.37%) HP
4 39 (1.47%) VMware
5 31 (1.17%) IBM
6 20 (0.75%) Telerik
7 15 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (0.53%) SAP
8 14 (0.53%) Google
9 12 (0.45%) Citrix
9 12 (0.45%) Apple
10 10 (0.38%) Red Hat
10 10 (0.38%) Qualys
11 8 (0.30%) McAfee
12 7 (0.26%) Terracotta
12 7 (0.26%) SOASTA, Inc
13 6 (0.23%) Cisco
14 5 (0.19%) AppSense
15 4 (0.15%) Atlassian
15 4 (0.15%) Symbian
West London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £52500.00 per annum
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000- 50,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000- 50,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £29,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000, Bonus and share scheme
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Burnham Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East
EXCELerate
Salary: circa £60k plus corporate benefits and bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary negotiable Superb benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago