The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 232 269 229
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1389 1320 1558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 1.20% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.25% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1186 1180 1324
Median salary £38,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.79% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
94503 106017 112388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79488 87462 91612
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Tester in the job title.

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 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 1330 £38,000 -5.00% 239
London -14 390 £50,000 +1.01% 68
South East +70 296 £40,000 +6.66% 46
West Midlands +34 137 £32,500 +8.33% 22
East of England +50 123 £35,000 +7.69% 24
North West +37 117 £33,000 +1.53% 26
Yorkshire -7 100 £35,000 - 15
South West +37 91 £35,000 +7.69% 20
Manchester +38 90 £35,000 - 20
Berkshire +59 83 £45,000 - 7
West Yorkshire 0 61 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Leeds +38 55 £38,000 +8.57% 9
East Midlands +10 54 £33,500 -4.28% 11
Surrey +24 50 £40,000 - 7
Staffordshire +19 47 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Hampshire +12 43 £32,500 -10.34% 6
Warwickshire +33 42 £32,500 +12.06% 3
City of London +26 42 £45,000 -9.09% 10
Oxfordshire +3 41 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Reading +40 39 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Brighton +35 39 £35,000 -11.39% 4
East Sussex +31 39 £35,000 -11.39% 4
Warwick +16 36 £32,500 +12.06% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 30 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Bristol +34 28 £34,000 +7.93% 4
Suffolk +16 28 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Stoke-on-Trent -1 28 £31,750 +11.40%
Bedfordshire +38 26 £50,000 +42.85% 6
Gloucestershire +1 26 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Scotland -8 26 £35,000 -11.39% 2

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Tester in the job title.

1 1324 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1276 (44.60%) QA
3 1026 (35.86%) Selenium
4 781 (27.30%) SQL
5 759 (26.53%) Java
6 662 (23.14%) Test Scripting
7 656 (22.93%) Software Testing
8 614 (21.46%) Finance
9 600 (20.97%) C#
10 598 (20.90%) ISEB
11 588 (20.55%) Test Automation
12 567 (19.82%) Automated Testing
13 508 (17.76%) ISTQB
14 492 (17.20%) Scrum
15 477 (16.67%) Automation Testing
16 475 (16.60%) Regression Testing
17 472 (16.50%) Manual Testing
18 443 (15.48%) Degree
19 406 (14.19%) Windows
20 404 (14.12%) BDD
21 391 (13.67%) .NET
22 387 (13.53%) Microsoft
23 369 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
24 341 (11.92%) JIRA
25 338 (11.81%) Functional Testing
26 336 (11.74%) WebDriver
27 328 (11.46%) Cucumber
27 328 (11.46%) TDD
28 322 (11.25%) JavaScript
29 317 (11.08%) Performance Testing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (1.40%) CMS
1 40 (1.40%) Confluence
2 37 (1.29%) IIS
3 22 (0.77%) SharePoint
4 12 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (0.38%) MS Exchange
6 10 (0.35%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.28%) Apache
7 8 (0.28%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.24%) Drupal
9 5 (0.17%) CICS
10 4 (0.14%) JBoss
11 3 (0.10%) SAS
11 3 (0.10%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.070%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.035%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.035%) Jetty
13 1 (0.035%) MTS
13 1 (0.035%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.035%) WebLogic
Applications
1 196 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 53 (1.85%) MS Office
3 9 (0.31%) Maya
4 4 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.49%) MultiFonds
3 14 (0.49%) Sonata
4 13 (0.45%) Misys Midas
5 8 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.21%) CSG Singleview
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.10%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.070%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.070%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.070%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.035%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.035%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.035%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.035%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (0.63%) SaaS
4 13 (0.45%) GitHub
5 7 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.070%) Office 365
6 2 (0.070%) Pure360
7 1 (0.035%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.035%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.035%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.035%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.035%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 115 (4.02%) Wireless
2 93 (3.25%) Firewall
3 86 (3.01%) TCP/IP
4 60 (2.10%) Internet
5 54 (1.89%) HTTP
6 39 (1.36%) LAN
6 39 (1.36%) WAN
7 34 (1.19%) Wireless Security
8 27 (0.94%) Network Security
9 23 (0.80%) VoIP
10 22 (0.77%) DNS
11 20 (0.70%) SMTP
12 17 (0.59%) Wireshark
13 14 (0.49%) NAS
14 12 (0.42%) SAN
15 11 (0.38%) HTTPS
15 11 (0.38%) IMAP
16 7 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (0.21%) LTE
17 6 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 74 (2.59%) MySQL
3 67 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 41 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (0.66%) Oracle Database
7 18 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (0.52%) MongoDB
8 15 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (0.49%) Big Data
10 12 (0.42%) MS Access
11 10 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.28%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.24%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (0.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1026 (35.86%) Selenium
2 341 (11.92%) JIRA
3 336 (11.74%) WebDriver
4 328 (11.46%) Cucumber
5 252 (8.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 234 (8.18%) SoapUI
7 231 (8.07%) JMeter
8 159 (5.56%) HP UFT
9 158 (5.52%) SpecFlow
10 154 (5.38%) Visual Studio
11 148 (5.17%) Jenkins
12 145 (5.07%) Git (software)
13 141 (4.93%) LoadRunner
14 128 (4.47%) JUnit
15 103 (3.60%) NUnit
16 97 (3.39%) TestNG
17 69 (2.41%) Metasploit
18 62 (2.17%) Burp Suite
19 57 (1.99%) FitNesse
20 54 (1.89%) Gatling
General
1 614 (21.46%) Finance
2 138 (4.82%) Banking
3 136 (4.75%) Telecoms
4 87 (3.04%) Games
5 76 (2.66%) Retail
6 52 (1.82%) Back Office
7 50 (1.75%) Marketing
8 38 (1.33%) Publishing
9 30 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 27 (0.94%) Automotive
10 27 (0.94%) Legal
11 25 (0.87%) Law
12 23 (0.80%) Electronics
13 22 (0.77%) Investment Banking
14 17 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.38%) Advertising
15 11 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.31%) Billing
17 8 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.21%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (13.67%) .NET
2 258 (9.02%) Web Services
3 241 (8.42%) HTML
4 201 (7.03%) XML
5 107 (3.74%) SOAP
6 105 (3.67%) CSS
7 92 (3.22%) ASP.NET
8 76 (2.66%) Gherkin
9 56 (1.96%) REST
10 52 (1.82%) JSON
11 51 (1.78%) .NET Framework
12 47 (1.64%) Ajax
13 35 (1.22%) RESTful
14 33 (1.15%) jQuery
15 28 (0.98%) Node.js
16 26 (0.91%) HTML5
17 24 (0.84%) J2EE
18 22 (0.77%) 802.1X
19 20 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
19 20 (0.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 286 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 258 (9.02%) Mobile App
3 138 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 75 (2.62%) Client/Server
5 58 (2.03%) User Experience
6 54 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 52 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (1.50%) iPad
9 42 (1.47%) CESG
10 41 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 27 (0.94%) Online Games
12 26 (0.91%) Digital Media
13 24 (0.84%) Virtual Team
14 23 (0.80%) Blackberry
15 21 (0.73%) Driving Licence
15 21 (0.73%) N-Tier
16 20 (0.70%) Fintech
17 18 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
17 18 (0.63%) Mainframe
18 17 (0.59%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 406 (14.19%) Windows
2 282 (9.86%) Linux
3 188 (6.57%) Unix
4 139 (4.86%) Android
5 132 (4.61%) Apple iOS
6 69 (2.41%) Windows Server
7 34 (1.19%) Mac OS X
8 23 (0.80%) Kali Linux
9 19 (0.66%) Solaris
10 16 (0.56%) Windows 10
11 11 (0.38%) CentOS
11 11 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.35%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.35%) Windows Vista
12 10 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.24%) AIX
14 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.17%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1324 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
2 662 (23.14%) Test Scripting
3 656 (22.93%) Software Testing
4 588 (20.55%) Test Automation
5 567 (19.82%) Automated Testing
6 492 (17.20%) Scrum
7 477 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 475 (16.60%) Regression Testing
9 472 (16.50%) Manual Testing
10 404 (14.12%) BDD
11 369 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
12 338 (11.81%) Functional Testing
13 328 (11.46%) TDD
14 317 (11.08%) Performance Testing
15 302 (10.56%) User Acceptance Testing
16 298 (10.42%) SDLC
17 239 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
18 228 (7.97%) Test Strategy
19 186 (6.50%) Non-Functional Testing
20 184 (6.43%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 781 (27.30%) SQL
2 759 (26.53%) Java
3 600 (20.97%) C#
4 322 (11.25%) JavaScript
5 267 (9.33%) Python
6 245 (8.56%) Ruby
7 184 (6.43%) C++
8 152 (5.31%) Perl
9 125 (4.37%) C
9 125 (4.37%) PHP
10 76 (2.66%) VB
11 60 (2.10%) Bash Shell
12 41 (1.43%) VB.NET
13 40 (1.40%) PowerShell
13 40 (1.40%) VBScript
14 35 (1.22%) Shell Script
15 31 (1.08%) Groovy
16 24 (0.84%) Scala
17 19 (0.66%) T-SQL
18 17 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 598 (20.90%) ISEB
2 508 (17.76%) ISTQB
3 443 (15.48%) Degree
4 239 (8.35%) CREST Certified
5 189 (6.61%) Security Cleared
6 158 (5.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 120 (4.19%) SC Cleared
8 108 (3.77%) OSCP
9 88 (3.08%) CEH
10 74 (2.59%) CISSP
11 69 (2.41%) GPEN
12 58 (2.03%) GIAC
13 54 (1.89%) DV Cleared
14 53 (1.85%) Tigerscheme
15 47 (1.64%) CHECK Team Member
16 46 (1.61%) CHECK Team Leader
17 24 (0.84%) SANS
18 22 (0.77%) CISM
19 21 (0.73%) CISA
20 16 (0.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1276 (44.60%) QA
2 43 (1.50%) SDET
3 32 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.49%) COBIT
5 13 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.45%) Val IT
6 12 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 9 (0.31%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.14%) WCAG
10 3 (0.10%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.10%) Section 508
11 2 (0.070%) GPG13
11 2 (0.070%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.070%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.38%) VMware ESX
4 10 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.14%) Firmware
7 2 (0.070%) Docker
Systems Management
1 140 (4.89%) HP Quality Center
2 84 (2.94%) Nessus
3 59 (2.06%) Nmap
4 26 (0.91%) HP SiteScope
5 23 (0.80%) OpenVAS
6 14 (0.49%) HP Fortify
7 12 (0.42%) Perfmon
7 12 (0.42%) Puppet
8 10 (0.35%) SCCM
8 10 (0.35%) SCOM
9 7 (0.24%) Nagios
10 6 (0.21%) Nexpose
11 5 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.17%) WebInspect
12 4 (0.14%) Control-M
12 4 (0.14%) Grafana
12 4 (0.14%) Graphite
13 2 (0.070%) CA Wily
13 2 (0.070%) Core Impact
14 1 (0.035%) Oozie
Vendors
1 387 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 157 (5.49%) HP
3 120 (4.19%) Oracle
4 44 (1.54%) VMware
5 32 (1.12%) Google
5 32 (1.12%) SAP
6 25 (0.87%) Cisco
6 25 (0.87%) Qualys
7 24 (0.84%) Fortinet
8 22 (0.77%) Juniper
8 22 (0.77%) Nokia
9 21 (0.73%) Red Hat
10 20 (0.70%) Telerik
11 18 (0.63%) Coverity
11 18 (0.63%) IBM
12 13 (0.45%) Apple
13 10 (0.35%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.35%) Citrix
14 8 (0.28%) Misys
14 8 (0.28%) Splunk
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 28,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Exciting work, excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc...
Posted: 21 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + flexible benefits + bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £32000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent
Posted: 20 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Salary Based on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago