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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 235 223 287
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1414 1482 1019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.29% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.37% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 1246 834
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 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 August 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 -7 1345 £38,000 +1.33% 244
London -23 500 £48,000 +6.66% 69
South East -45 220 £35,750 +2.14% 35
Yorkshire +74 143 £35,000 +16.66% 17
North West +13 115 £35,000 - 57
East of England +14 113 £35,000 +4.47% 18
West Midlands +26 102 £31,750 -5.22% 11
West Yorkshire +56 91 £35,000 +16.66% 9
Manchester +24 78 £35,000 - 34
South West -48 76 £35,000 +7.69% 12
East Midlands -9 70 £37,000 +13.84% 18
City of London -26 63 £50,000 +17.64% 12
Cambridgeshire +33 58 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Leeds +38 53 £35,000 +11.11% 8
Surrey -43 48 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Cambridge +29 46 £35,000 -3.44% 4
Birmingham +35 39 £37,500 +11.94% 1
Berkshire -10 39 £40,000 - 11
Hampshire +6 37 £37,500 - 5
Staffordshire +17 32 £29,750 -8.46% 3
Scotland +3 32 £39,500 +21.53% 6
Nottinghamshire -22 31 £37,500 +16.27% 4
Nottingham -15 28 £37,500 +16.27% 3
Gloucestershire +1 27 £40,000 +5.26% 4
North Yorkshire +8 26 £33,750 +12.50% 2
Cheshire +2 26 £32,500 -10.34% 11
Hertfordshire +1 24 £24,000 -12.72% 12
Reading -9 24 £40,000 -3.61% 8
Buckinghamshire -22 24 £32,500 - 2
Bristol -50 23 £40,000 +17.64% 4

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1273 (47.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1233 (45.94%) QA
3 936 (34.87%) Selenium
4 856 (31.89%) SQL
5 842 (31.37%) Java
6 618 (23.03%) Test Scripting
7 605 (22.54%) C#
8 580 (21.61%) Automated Testing
9 574 (21.39%) Software Testing
10 555 (20.68%) ISEB
11 537 (20.01%) Test Automation
12 501 (18.67%) Finance
13 485 (18.07%) Manual Testing
14 461 (17.18%) Automation Testing
15 444 (16.54%) ISTQB
16 443 (16.51%) Degree
17 436 (16.24%) Scrum
18 427 (15.91%) BDD
19 399 (14.87%) WebDriver
20 366 (13.64%) Cucumber
21 352 (13.11%) .NET
22 347 (12.93%) Microsoft
23 325 (12.11%) Windows
24 312 (11.62%) TDD
25 295 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
26 290 (10.80%) SDLC
26 290 (10.80%) JavaScript
27 271 (10.10%) Regression Testing
28 268 (9.99%) SQL Server
29 264 (9.84%) JIRA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (1.04%) IIS
1 28 (1.04%) WebSphere
2 20 (0.75%) SharePoint
3 18 (0.67%) WebLogic
4 16 (0.60%) JBoss
5 15 (0.56%) Node.js
6 10 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.34%) MQSeries
8 8 (0.30%) CMS
9 6 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.22%) Confluence
10 5 (0.19%) Apache
10 5 (0.19%) SAS
10 5 (0.19%) ColdFusion
11 4 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (0.11%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
12 3 (0.11%) Drupal
13 2 (0.075%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.075%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 186 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 54 (2.01%) MS Office
3 4 (0.15%) Mingle
4 2 (0.075%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.037%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.30%) MultiFonds
5 7 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.19%) Summit
6 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.075%) JDE OneWorld
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.037%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.037%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.037%) AWD
9 1 (0.037%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.037%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.27%) SaaS
2 29 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.15%) FinancialForce.com
6 3 (0.11%) Trello
7 2 (0.075%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.075%) GitHub
8 1 (0.037%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.037%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.75%) Wireless
2 34 (1.27%) Internet
3 30 (1.12%) HTTP
4 26 (0.97%) Firewall
5 24 (0.89%) Network Security
6 18 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.41%) Unified Communications
8 10 (0.37%) VPN
9 9 (0.34%) VoIP
9 9 (0.34%) CTI
9 9 (0.34%) Wireshark
10 7 (0.26%) DNS
11 6 (0.22%) SS7
12 5 (0.19%) Broadband
12 5 (0.19%) GPRS
12 5 (0.19%) GSM
12 5 (0.19%) LAN
12 5 (0.19%) SIGTRAN
12 5 (0.19%) Wireless Security
13 4 (0.15%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (9.99%) SQL Server
2 81 (3.02%) Relational Database
3 54 (2.01%) MySQL
4 46 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 34 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 34 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (1.04%) DB2
9 26 (0.97%) MongoDB
10 23 (0.86%) DbVisualizer
10 23 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
12 17 (0.63%) QlikView
13 16 (0.60%) Big Data
14 14 (0.52%) NoSQL
15 10 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.34%) Neo4j
16 9 (0.34%) Hazelcast
17 8 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 936 (34.87%) Selenium
2 399 (14.87%) WebDriver
3 366 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 264 (9.84%) JIRA
5 192 (7.15%) HP UFT
6 136 (5.07%) JMeter
6 136 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 135 (5.03%) SpecFlow
8 129 (4.81%) Jenkins
9 124 (4.62%) JUnit
10 108 (4.02%) LoadRunner
10 108 (4.02%) SoapUI
11 90 (3.35%) Git (software)
12 88 (3.28%) Subversion
13 74 (2.76%) Visual Studio
14 64 (2.38%) NUnit
15 60 (2.24%) FitNesse
16 58 (2.16%) Appium
17 47 (1.75%) Maven
18 44 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 501 (18.67%) Finance
2 128 (4.77%) Banking
3 121 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 102 (3.80%) Games
5 99 (3.69%) Retail
6 60 (2.24%) Marketing
7 48 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.08%) Electronics
9 22 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 21 (0.78%) Law
11 16 (0.60%) Legal
11 16 (0.60%) Advertising
12 14 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.45%) Automotive
13 12 (0.45%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.37%) Billing
15 6 (0.22%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.19%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.19%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (13.11%) .NET
2 227 (8.46%) HTML
3 201 (7.49%) Web Services
4 177 (6.59%) XML
5 116 (4.32%) CSS
6 98 (3.65%) ASP.NET
7 84 (3.13%) SOAP
8 80 (2.98%) Gherkin
9 60 (2.24%) REST
10 50 (1.86%) J2EE
11 46 (1.71%) jQuery
12 39 (1.45%) RESTful
13 37 (1.38%) Java EE
14 30 (1.12%) JSON
15 28 (1.04%) Spring
16 24 (0.89%) HTML5
17 20 (0.75%) Flash
18 18 (0.67%) .NET Framework
19 17 (0.63%) J2SE
19 17 (0.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 257 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
2 214 (7.97%) Computer Science
3 171 (6.37%) Mobile App
4 75 (2.79%) User Experience
5 51 (1.90%) Client/Server
6 43 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (1.30%) Mathematics
8 31 (1.15%) Data Centre
9 26 (0.97%) DTV
10 24 (0.89%) Replication
11 18 (0.67%) AS400
12 16 (0.60%) iSeries
12 16 (0.60%) SWIFT
13 14 (0.52%) Physics
13 14 (0.52%) Management Information System
13 14 (0.52%) N-Tier
14 13 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (0.48%) Online Games
15 12 (0.45%) Digital Media
16 11 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 325 (12.11%) Windows
2 209 (7.79%) Linux
3 159 (5.92%) UNIX
4 133 (4.96%) Android
5 128 (4.77%) Apple iOS
6 43 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (1.34%) Windows 7
9 35 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (0.93%) Windows XP
11 23 (0.86%) Windows Vista
12 22 (0.82%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
14 12 (0.45%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.41%) Solaris
16 6 (0.22%) CentOS
17 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.11%) SUSE
18 2 (0.075%) Windows Phone
19 1 (0.037%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1273 (47.43%) Agile Software Development
2 618 (23.03%) Test Scripting
3 580 (21.61%) Automated Testing
4 574 (21.39%) Software Testing
5 537 (20.01%) Test Automation
6 485 (18.07%) Manual Testing
7 461 (17.18%) Automation Testing
8 436 (16.24%) Scrum
9 427 (15.91%) BDD
10 312 (11.62%) TDD
11 295 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 290 (10.80%) SDLC
13 271 (10.10%) Regression Testing
14 248 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
15 207 (7.71%) Performance Testing
16 201 (7.49%) E-Commerce
17 169 (6.30%) Penetration Testing
18 165 (6.15%) System Testing
19 150 (5.59%) Test Strategy
20 128 (4.77%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 856 (31.89%) SQL
2 842 (31.37%) Java
3 605 (22.54%) C#
4 290 (10.80%) JavaScript
5 190 (7.08%) Python
6 182 (6.78%) Ruby
7 126 (4.69%) PHP
8 117 (4.36%) C++
9 65 (2.42%) C
10 47 (1.75%) Perl
10 47 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 40 (1.49%) PL/SQL
12 35 (1.30%) Bash Shell
13 33 (1.23%) VB
14 28 (1.04%) Groovy
15 26 (0.97%) VBScript
16 16 (0.60%) ActionScript
16 16 (0.60%) Scala
17 14 (0.52%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 555 (20.68%) ISEB
2 444 (16.54%) ISTQB
3 443 (16.51%) Degree
4 226 (8.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 104 (3.87%) Security Cleared
6 68 (2.53%) SC Cleared
7 49 (1.83%) OSCP
8 40 (1.49%) CISSP
9 31 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
9 31 (1.15%) OSCE
10 30 (1.12%) CEH
11 17 (0.63%) DV Cleared
12 16 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 16 (0.60%) HND
13 9 (0.34%) GPEN
14 6 (0.22%) PCI QSA
14 6 (0.22%) CISA
15 5 (0.19%) CRISC
16 4 (0.15%) CGEIT
16 4 (0.15%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1233 (45.94%) QA
2 21 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.19%) SLA
6 4 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.075%) Val IT
7 2 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.075%) GCP
7 2 (0.075%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.075%) COBIT
8 1 (0.037%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.037%) EMIR
8 1 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 16 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.11%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.11%) Firmware
3 3 (0.11%) Docker
4 2 (0.075%) Snort
5 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.037%) XenApp
5 1 (0.037%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.037%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 177 (6.59%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (1.04%) Nessus
3 19 (0.71%) Nmap
4 9 (0.34%) SCCM
5 8 (0.30%) CORE IMPACT
5 8 (0.30%) Puppet
6 3 (0.11%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.075%) Oozie
7 2 (0.075%) Netcool
7 2 (0.075%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.037%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.037%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.037%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.037%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.037%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 347 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 182 (6.78%) Oracle
3 142 (5.29%) HP
4 34 (1.27%) IBM
5 28 (1.04%) SAP
5 28 (1.04%) VMware
6 18 (0.67%) Cognos
7 11 (0.41%) Telerik
8 10 (0.37%) Capita
8 10 (0.37%) Bloomberg
9 9 (0.34%) Terracotta
9 9 (0.34%) Qualys
10 8 (0.30%) Remedy
10 8 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.30%) Citrix
11 7 (0.26%) Google
12 6 (0.22%) hybris
12 6 (0.22%) Apple
12 6 (0.22%) Informatica
13 5 (0.19%) Red Hat
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55k - 70k + bonus + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, FlexTime, Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £48k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday