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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 248 226 274
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1303 1579 1099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.34% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.41% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1177 1347 905
Average salary £38,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £38,500
% 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -28 1222 £38,500 +2.66% 236
London -30 485 £48,625 +8.05% 77
South East -81 187 £40,000 +8.84% 34
Yorkshire +49 128 £32,500 - 25
East of England +17 117 £35,000 -6.66% 14
North West -3 97 £32,500 - 35
West Midlands +8 90 £30,000 -7.69% 16
City of London 0 83 £49,500 +12.50% 27
West Yorkshire +18 68 £35,000 +7.69% 17
South West -54 65 £30,000 -11.76% 13
Manchester -4 56 £34,500 +6.15% 21
Cambridgeshire 0 46 £35,500 -11.25% 11
Surrey -64 40 £40,000 -5.88% 6
North Yorkshire +22 36 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Leeds -7 36 £34,000 +4.61% 14
East Midlands -29 36 £35,000 +7.69% 15
Cambridge +13 34 £38,000 +1.33% 10
Birmingham +9 34 £37,500 +11.94% 8
Scotland -12 34 £39,500 +27.41% 6
Berkshire -32 33 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Hampshire -20 32 £37,500 +2.73% 5
Cheshire +4 30 £32,500 - 11
Hertfordshire +10 28 £24,000 -41.81% 2
South Wales +21 27 £35,000 +9.37%
Wales +11 27 £35,000 +5.26%
Watford +20 25 £24,000 +4.34% 1
Buckinghamshire -22 23 £32,500 - 6
Harrogate +2 22 £31,250 -3.84%
Bristol -60 19 £27,500 -20.28% 4
West Sussex +14 18 £50,000 +42.85% 1

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1323 (48.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1155 (42.26%) QA
3 905 (33.11%) Selenium
4 877 (32.09%) SQL
5 854 (31.25%) Java
6 650 (23.78%) Test Scripting
7 605 (22.14%) Automated Testing
8 594 (21.73%) ISEB
9 570 (20.86%) Software Testing
10 569 (20.82%) Manual Testing
11 547 (20.01%) C#
12 542 (19.83%) Finance
13 540 (19.76%) Test Automation
14 448 (16.39%) Degree
14 448 (16.39%) Automation Testing
15 445 (16.28%) ISTQB
16 405 (14.82%) Scrum
17 383 (14.01%) WebDriver
18 368 (13.47%) BDD
19 354 (12.95%) Windows
20 351 (12.84%) .NET
21 349 (12.77%) TDD
22 348 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
23 329 (12.04%) Microsoft
24 328 (12.00%) Regression Testing
25 306 (11.20%) JavaScript
26 304 (11.12%) SDLC
27 301 (11.01%) Cucumber
28 270 (9.88%) HTML
29 269 (9.84%) SQL Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 31 (1.13%) IIS
2 30 (1.10%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.10%) WebSphere
3 21 (0.77%) WebLogic
4 14 (0.51%) CMS
4 14 (0.51%) MQSeries
4 14 (0.51%) Node.js
5 11 (0.40%) JBoss
6 9 (0.33%) Apache
7 8 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (0.26%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.26%) Drupal
9 5 (0.18%) Confluence
10 4 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.15%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.11%) WordPress
11 3 (0.11%) SAS
11 3 (0.11%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.073%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 152 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 67 (2.45%) MS Office
3 4 (0.15%) Mingle
4 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.073%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.073%) MS Project
6 1 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.22%) MultiFonds
3 6 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.073%) Summit
5 2 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.073%) Magento
6 1 (0.037%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.037%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.037%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.037%) AWD
6 1 (0.037%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.037%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.037%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.037%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.037%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 48 (1.76%) SaaS
2 19 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.15%) FinancialForce.com
6 3 (0.11%) GitHub
6 3 (0.11%) Trello
7 1 (0.037%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.037%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.037%) Office 365
7 1 (0.037%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.24%) Wireless
2 32 (1.17%) Internet
3 27 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 24 (0.88%) Network Security
5 22 (0.80%) HTTP
6 18 (0.66%) Firewall
7 10 (0.37%) DNS
8 8 (0.29%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.26%) VoIP
9 7 (0.26%) Wireshark
10 6 (0.22%) Wireless Security
10 6 (0.22%) VPN
11 5 (0.18%) ATM
12 4 (0.15%) GPRS
12 4 (0.15%) GSM
12 4 (0.15%) LAN
12 4 (0.15%) CTI
13 3 (0.11%) SAN
14 2 (0.073%) MPLS
14 2 (0.073%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 67 (2.45%) Relational Database
3 55 (2.01%) MySQL
4 52 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (1.39%) Oracle Database
6 35 (1.28%) DB2
7 33 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 28 (1.02%) MongoDB
9 26 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (0.88%) DbVisualizer
10 24 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (0.84%) Big Data
12 22 (0.80%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.44%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.40%) QlikView
14 11 (0.40%) Hazelcast
15 10 (0.37%) Neo4j
15 10 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 905 (33.11%) Selenium
2 383 (14.01%) WebDriver
3 301 (11.01%) Cucumber
4 247 (9.04%) JIRA
5 200 (7.32%) HP UFT
6 135 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 127 (4.65%) JMeter
8 122 (4.46%) Jenkins
9 115 (4.21%) JUnit
10 110 (4.02%) SpecFlow
11 105 (3.84%) SoapUI
12 100 (3.66%) LoadRunner
13 80 (2.93%) Visual Studio
14 73 (2.67%) Git (software)
15 72 (2.63%) Subversion
16 59 (2.16%) Appium
17 56 (2.05%) NUnit
18 53 (1.94%) FitNesse
19 49 (1.79%) TeamCity
20 46 (1.68%) Calabash
General
1 542 (19.83%) Finance
2 154 (5.63%) Banking
3 119 (4.35%) Retail
4 112 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 99 (3.62%) Games
6 50 (1.83%) Marketing
7 31 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 19 (0.70%) Legal
9 18 (0.66%) Law
9 18 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.59%) Billing
10 16 (0.59%) Advertising
11 15 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.44%) Electronics
14 8 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.26%) Front Office
15 7 (0.26%) Automotive
16 6 (0.22%) Back Office
17 5 (0.18%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (12.84%) .NET
2 270 (9.88%) HTML
3 188 (6.88%) XML
4 169 (6.18%) Web Services
5 147 (5.38%) CSS
6 90 (3.29%) ASP.NET
7 72 (2.63%) SOAP
8 53 (1.94%) Gherkin
9 49 (1.79%) J2EE
10 45 (1.65%) REST
11 39 (1.43%) RESTful
12 37 (1.35%) jQuery
13 33 (1.21%) Spring
14 30 (1.10%) HTML5
15 29 (1.06%) Java EE
16 25 (0.91%) Flash
17 24 (0.88%) WCF
18 23 (0.84%) LAMP
19 22 (0.80%) .NET Framework
20 21 (0.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 237 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 224 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 181 (6.62%) Mobile App
4 61 (2.23%) User Experience
5 45 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 44 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 40 (1.46%) Mathematics
8 36 (1.32%) Replication
9 31 (1.13%) Management Information System
10 26 (0.95%) N-Tier
11 24 (0.88%) Data Centre
12 20 (0.73%) AS400
13 19 (0.70%) SWIFT
14 17 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (0.59%) DTV
15 16 (0.59%) iSeries
16 15 (0.55%) Visualisation
16 15 (0.55%) Data Integration
17 13 (0.48%) Digital Media
18 11 (0.40%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 354 (12.95%) Windows
2 209 (7.65%) Linux
3 163 (5.96%) Android
4 161 (5.89%) Apple iOS
5 148 (5.42%) UNIX
6 41 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (1.24%) Windows 7
9 33 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (1.06%) Windows XP
11 23 (0.84%) Windows 8
11 23 (0.84%) Windows Vista
12 20 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
13 13 (0.48%) Solaris
14 12 (0.44%) Windows Phone
15 7 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
15 7 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.073%) AIX
18 1 (0.037%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1323 (48.41%) Agile Software Development
2 650 (23.78%) Test Scripting
3 605 (22.14%) Automated Testing
4 570 (20.86%) Software Testing
5 569 (20.82%) Manual Testing
6 540 (19.76%) Test Automation
7 448 (16.39%) Automation Testing
8 405 (14.82%) Scrum
9 368 (13.47%) BDD
10 349 (12.77%) TDD
11 348 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 328 (12.00%) Regression Testing
13 304 (11.12%) SDLC
14 227 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
15 215 (7.87%) Performance Testing
16 183 (6.70%) System Testing
16 183 (6.70%) E-Commerce
17 178 (6.51%) Penetration Testing
18 151 (5.53%) Test Strategy
19 134 (4.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 877 (32.09%) SQL
2 854 (31.25%) Java
3 547 (20.01%) C#
4 306 (11.20%) JavaScript
5 179 (6.55%) Python
6 150 (5.49%) Ruby
7 124 (4.54%) PHP
7 124 (4.54%) C++
8 68 (2.49%) C
9 59 (2.16%) Perl
10 39 (1.43%) T-SQL
11 38 (1.39%) PL/SQL
11 38 (1.39%) Bash Shell
12 37 (1.35%) VB
13 30 (1.10%) VBScript
14 24 (0.88%) Groovy
15 19 (0.70%) Shell Script
16 18 (0.66%) PowerShell
17 13 (0.48%) ActionScript
18 12 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 594 (21.73%) ISEB
2 448 (16.39%) Degree
3 445 (16.28%) ISTQB
4 236 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 103 (3.77%) Security Cleared
6 54 (1.98%) SC Cleared
7 53 (1.94%) OSCP
8 41 (1.50%) CISSP
9 35 (1.28%) OSCE
10 30 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
11 24 (0.88%) CEH
12 21 (0.77%) DV Cleared
13 19 (0.70%) HND
14 14 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 7 (0.26%) GPEN
16 4 (0.15%) CGEIT
16 4 (0.15%) CRISC
16 4 (0.15%) GIAC
16 4 (0.15%) CISA
17 2 (0.073%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1155 (42.26%) QA
2 23 (0.84%) PCI DSS
2 23 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.15%) SLA
4 2 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.073%) WAI
4 2 (0.073%) COBIT
4 2 (0.073%) GCP
4 2 (0.073%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.073%) Val IT
5 1 (0.037%) EMIR
5 1 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.037%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.037%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.037%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 23 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.18%) vSphere
4 4 (0.15%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.15%) Firmware
5 3 (0.11%) Docker
6 1 (0.037%) Snort
6 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.037%) XenApp
6 1 (0.037%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 174 (6.37%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (1.02%) Nessus
3 16 (0.59%) Nmap
4 8 (0.29%) CORE IMPACT
5 7 (0.26%) Puppet
6 3 (0.11%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.073%) Oozie
7 2 (0.073%) Netcool
7 2 (0.073%) SCCM
8 1 (0.037%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.037%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.037%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 329 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 203 (7.43%) Oracle
3 132 (4.83%) HP
4 39 (1.43%) IBM
5 33 (1.21%) VMware
6 17 (0.62%) Telerik
6 17 (0.62%) SAP
7 15 (0.55%) Business Objects
8 12 (0.44%) Cognos
9 11 (0.40%) Citrix
9 11 (0.40%) Google
10 10 (0.37%) Qualys
10 10 (0.37%) Terracotta
10 10 (0.37%) Apple
10 10 (0.37%) Bloomberg
11 9 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.29%) Capita
13 7 (0.26%) Remedy
14 6 (0.22%) Sage
15 5 (0.18%) McAfee
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum to £35k + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and bonus and training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k (multiple roles available) + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + fab benefits + progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago