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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 238 235 226
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1324 1325 1365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.26% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.33% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1137 1069 1205
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,400 £60,000 £55,000
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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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
(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 -9 1251 £37,500 +4.16% 238
London -50 400 £45,250 -4.73% 82
South East +7 281 £37,500 +7.14% 41
North West +38 147 £34,000 +19.29% 32
East of England +20 119 £35,000 +2.94% 8
Surrey +40 118 £37,500 -16.66% 10
Yorkshire +42 116 £33,500 +11.66% 21
Manchester +48 101 £35,500 +29.09% 24
West Midlands +11 88 £35,000 +25.00% 12
City of London -12 80 £45,000 -10.00% 30
West Yorkshire +35 79 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Berkshire +29 79 £41,000 +17.14% 12
Leeds +27 66 £37,500 +15.38% 8
Cambridgeshire +13 58 £37,500 +4.16% 5
Reading +23 56 £43,750 +16.66% 9
South West -38 48 £32,500 +8.33% 27
Cambridge +5 43 £38,000 +8.57% 3
Hampshire -27 43 £32,500 +18.18% 5
East Midlands +5 33 £30,000 -6.97% 9
Scotland -11 33 £35,000 +16.66% 14
Hertfordshire -8 30 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Warwickshire - 30 £35,000 - 1
Cheshire -11 24 £27,500 -8.33% 5
Warwick - 23 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire +11 21 £32,500 +4.00% 5
Birmingham 0 19 £27,500 -12.69% 3
Harrogate -5 17 £32,500 - 4
Nottinghamshire +3 16 £27,000 -12.90% 3
Nottingham +1 16 £27,000 -12.90% 3
Staffordshire 0 16 £31,500 -47.50% 4

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1201 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
2 1033 (39.35%) QA
3 796 (30.32%) Selenium
4 706 (26.90%) SQL
5 622 (23.70%) ISEB
6 599 (22.82%) Java
7 575 (21.90%) Test Scripting
8 536 (20.42%) Automated Testing
9 528 (20.11%) Software Testing
10 513 (19.54%) Degree
11 506 (19.28%) Manual Testing
12 479 (18.25%) Finance
13 471 (17.94%) Test Automation
14 439 (16.72%) C#
15 425 (16.19%) ISTQB
16 397 (15.12%) Windows
17 347 (13.22%) BDD
18 338 (12.88%) WebDriver
18 338 (12.88%) Automation Testing
19 325 (12.38%) Scrum
20 318 (12.11%) TDD
21 310 (11.81%) Regression Testing
22 286 (10.90%) User Acceptance Testing
23 267 (10.17%) .NET
24 263 (10.02%) QuickTest Pro
25 259 (9.87%) Performance Testing
26 252 (9.60%) Cucumber
27 250 (9.52%) JIRA
28 243 (9.26%) JavaScript
29 240 (9.14%) Linux

Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 37 (1.41%) CMS
2 31 (1.18%) Drupal
3 29 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 24 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 20 (0.76%) IIS
6 12 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
6 12 (0.46%) MQSeries
7 11 (0.42%) Confluence
7 11 (0.42%) Node.js
7 11 (0.42%) Apache
8 10 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.30%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.27%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.27%) GlassFish
10 7 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.23%) JBoss
12 5 (0.19%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.19%) WordPress
13 4 (0.15%) ColdFusion
14 3 (0.11%) WorkSite
Applications
1 97 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 58 (2.21%) MS Office
3 13 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.076%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.076%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (0.53%) Sophis RISQUE
2 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.15%) Servitor
3 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.076%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.076%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.076%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.076%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.076%) Magento
4 2 (0.076%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.076%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.076%) ProductWriter
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.038%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 26 (0.99%) SaaS
2 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.15%) GitHub
4 2 (0.076%) PaaS
4 2 (0.076%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.038%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.40%) TCP/IP
2 31 (1.18%) Internet
3 20 (0.76%) HTTP
4 19 (0.72%) VoIP
4 19 (0.72%) Network Security
5 17 (0.65%) Wireshark
6 16 (0.61%) Wireless
7 14 (0.53%) WAN
8 12 (0.46%) Firewall
9 9 (0.34%) RTP
9 9 (0.34%) H.323
9 9 (0.34%) VLAN
9 9 (0.34%) DHCP
10 8 (0.30%) ATM
11 6 (0.23%) VPN
12 5 (0.19%) LAN
12 5 (0.19%) FTP
13 4 (0.15%) DNS
13 4 (0.15%) LTE
13 4 (0.15%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.02%) MySQL
3 45 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 35 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (1.30%) Big Data
6 26 (0.99%) Oracle Database
7 24 (0.91%) DB2
8 16 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (0.57%) MongoDB
10 13 (0.50%) DbVisualizer
10 13 (0.50%) MS Access
11 12 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.38%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (0.30%) Data Mining
13 8 (0.30%) Hazelcast
14 7 (0.27%) OLAP
14 7 (0.27%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 796 (30.32%) Selenium
2 338 (12.88%) WebDriver
3 263 (10.02%) QuickTest Pro
4 252 (9.60%) Cucumber
5 250 (9.52%) JIRA
6 114 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 109 (4.15%) LoadRunner
8 104 (3.96%) JMeter
9 93 (3.54%) SpecFlow
10 84 (3.20%) JUnit
11 81 (3.09%) Jenkins
12 71 (2.70%) SoapUI
13 63 (2.40%) Git (software)
14 56 (2.13%) Visual Studio
15 55 (2.10%) Calabash
16 50 (1.90%) TeamCity
17 48 (1.83%) FitNesse
18 47 (1.79%) Hudson
19 46 (1.75%) NUnit
20 43 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 479 (18.25%) Finance
2 185 (7.05%) Banking
3 159 (6.06%) Retail
4 84 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 69 (2.63%) Games
6 50 (1.90%) Marketing
7 34 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 28 (1.07%) Front Office
9 26 (0.99%) Advertising
10 25 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.69%) Billing
11 18 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.57%) Legal
14 14 (0.53%) Back Office
15 12 (0.46%) Law
16 11 (0.42%) Local Government
17 7 (0.27%) Automotive
18 5 (0.19%) Publishing
18 5 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (10.17%) .NET
2 223 (8.50%) HTML
3 172 (6.55%) XML
4 136 (5.18%) Web Services
5 125 (4.76%) CSS
6 63 (2.40%) SOAP
7 51 (1.94%) ASP.NET
8 45 (1.71%) REST
9 43 (1.64%) RESTful
10 41 (1.56%) J2EE
11 40 (1.52%) Gherkin
12 34 (1.30%) jQuery
13 27 (1.03%) LAMP
14 23 (0.88%) Spring
14 23 (0.88%) HTML5
15 22 (0.84%) .NET Framework
15 22 (0.84%) Flash
16 19 (0.72%) Middleware
16 19 (0.72%) WinForms
17 18 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 208 (7.92%) Computer Science
2 192 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
3 140 (5.33%) Mobile App
4 75 (2.86%) Open Source
5 48 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 45 (1.71%) Mathematics
6 45 (1.71%) User Experience
7 44 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 42 (1.60%) N-Tier
9 40 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 25 (0.95%) Replication
10 25 (0.95%) Credit Risk
11 23 (0.88%) Blackberry
12 21 (0.80%) Life Science
13 18 (0.69%) IPTV
14 17 (0.65%) iPhone
15 15 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 13 (0.50%) Video on Demand
16 13 (0.50%) iPad
16 13 (0.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 397 (15.12%) Windows
2 240 (9.14%) Linux
3 186 (7.09%) Android
4 179 (6.82%) Apple iOS
5 159 (6.06%) UNIX
6 43 (1.64%) Solaris
7 26 (0.99%) Windows XP
8 25 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 23 (0.88%) Mac OS X
10 22 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
11 19 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (0.69%) Windows Phone
13 14 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
16 11 (0.42%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.19%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.11%) AIX
18 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1201 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
2 575 (21.90%) Test Scripting
3 536 (20.42%) Automated Testing
4 528 (20.11%) Software Testing
5 506 (19.28%) Manual Testing
6 471 (17.94%) Test Automation
7 347 (13.22%) BDD
8 338 (12.88%) Automation Testing
9 325 (12.38%) Scrum
10 318 (12.11%) TDD
11 310 (11.81%) Regression Testing
12 286 (10.90%) User Acceptance Testing
13 259 (9.87%) Performance Testing
14 213 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
15 191 (7.28%) Test Strategy
16 166 (6.32%) E-Commerce
17 153 (5.83%) System Testing
18 138 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
19 137 (5.22%) Test Management
20 115 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 706 (26.90%) SQL
2 599 (22.82%) Java
3 439 (16.72%) C#
4 243 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 146 (5.56%) Python
6 138 (5.26%) Ruby
7 100 (3.81%) C++
8 87 (3.31%) Perl
9 77 (2.93%) PHP
10 49 (1.87%) C
11 42 (1.60%) PL/SQL
12 37 (1.41%) VBScript
13 29 (1.10%) VB
14 26 (0.99%) PowerShell
15 22 (0.84%) Shell Script
16 21 (0.80%) Bash Shell
17 19 (0.72%) T-SQL
18 16 (0.61%) Groovy
19 11 (0.42%) F#
19 11 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 622 (23.70%) ISEB
2 513 (19.54%) Degree
3 425 (16.19%) ISTQB
4 196 (7.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 92 (3.50%) Security Cleared
6 90 (3.43%) CISSP
7 55 (2.10%) OSCP
8 47 (1.79%) CISA
9 39 (1.49%) SC Cleared
10 37 (1.41%) OSCE
11 33 (1.26%) VCP4
12 31 (1.18%) CEH
13 16 (0.61%) HND
14 12 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.46%) CCNA
14 12 (0.46%) DV Cleared
15 11 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (0.38%) MCITP
17 9 (0.34%) MCSE
18 8 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1033 (39.35%) QA
2 30 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.30%) GLP
5 4 (0.15%) SLA
5 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.076%) WAI
7 2 (0.076%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.038%) GAMP
8 1 (0.038%) WCAG
8 1 (0.038%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 33 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (0.95%) Hyper-V
3 22 (0.84%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.61%) vSphere
5 7 (0.27%) Nmap
6 4 (0.15%) Cygwin
6 4 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.038%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.038%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.038%) Snort
Systems Management
1 162 (6.17%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (0.95%) Nessus
3 7 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (0.23%) Netcool
4 6 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (0.19%) Puppet
5 5 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
6 4 (0.15%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.076%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 236 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 136 (5.18%) Oracle
3 112 (4.27%) HP
4 52 (1.98%) VMware
5 23 (0.88%) Telerik
6 21 (0.80%) IBM
7 14 (0.53%) Google
8 13 (0.50%) Red Hat
8 13 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (0.50%) Citrix
8 13 (0.50%) SAP
9 12 (0.46%) Cisco
9 12 (0.46%) Apple
10 9 (0.34%) Avaya
11 8 (0.30%) McAfee
11 8 (0.30%) SOASTA, Inc
12 7 (0.27%) Terracotta
13 6 (0.23%) Veritas
14 5 (0.19%) AppSense
14 5 (0.19%) TOWER Software
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum + 25 holiday, BUPA, Life Assurance
Posted: 1 hour ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum +bonus, healthcare, Pension, mobile
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hessle, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum Salary is dependant on personal skil
Posted: 18 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: Benifits + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Harris Global
Salary: Benifits + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Burnham Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Haslemere, Surrey
EPSN Workforce UK Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
UNiDAYS
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday