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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 258 247 265
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1150 1401 1348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 1.32% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.37% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 983 1241 1136
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
86446 102226 109753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.57% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 71817 85217 90858
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -20 1075 £40,000 - 526
London +1 379 £50,000 - 70
South East +4 178 £35,000 -6.66% 120
North West -47 123 £37,500 - 67
East of England +41 112 £35,000 - 62
Yorkshire +12 96 £38,500 +10.00% 51
Manchester -42 81 £42,500 +12.58% 25
West Yorkshire +32 79 £39,250 +12.14% 26
West Midlands -7 79 £33,500 +3.07% 48
Leeds +38 71 £40,000 +14.28% 15
South West -23 54 £37,500 +7.14% 57
City of London +19 48 £55,000 +15.78% 18
Oxfordshire +62 46 £35,000 +20.68% 11
Berkshire +44 38 £43,000 +14.66% 13
Hertfordshire +27 38 £30,000 -14.28% 14
East Midlands -25 36 £35,000 -12.50% 35
Scotland +16 35 £40,000 +14.28% 33
Hampshire +6 31 £45,000 - 23
Cheshire +14 30 £31,500 -16.00% 19
Birmingham -10 28 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Essex +25 27 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Gloucestershire -25 26 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Buckinghamshire +32 25 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Oxford +48 21 £33,500 +34.00% 4
Glasgow +10 21 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Milton Keynes +26 20 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Staffordshire -12 19 £32,000 -1.53% 7
Bedfordshire +15 18 £55,000 +41.02% 7
Luton -2 18 £55,000 - 2
Leicestershire -3 18 £30,000 -12.94% 5

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1197 (48.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1062 (43.36%) QA
3 936 (38.22%) Selenium
4 632 (25.81%) Java
5 581 (23.72%) SQL
6 550 (22.46%) Software Testing
7 545 (22.25%) Test Scripting
8 506 (20.66%) Finance
9 497 (20.29%) C#
10 494 (20.17%) Test Automation
11 491 (20.05%) Automated Testing
12 471 (19.23%) ISEB
13 452 (18.46%) Scrum
14 408 (16.66%) Manual Testing
15 400 (16.33%) BDD
16 393 (16.05%) Windows
17 388 (15.84%) Cucumber
18 373 (15.23%) Regression Testing
19 360 (14.70%) Automation Testing
20 355 (14.50%) ISTQB
21 350 (14.29%) JIRA
22 323 (13.19%) Degree
23 306 (12.49%) Linux
24 301 (12.29%) Python
25 299 (12.21%) WebDriver
26 297 (12.13%) Performance Testing
27 294 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
28 292 (11.92%) TDD
29 280 (11.43%) .NET
30 264 (10.78%) JavaScript

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 49 (2.00%) CMS
2 28 (1.14%) Confluence
3 20 (0.82%) IIS
4 14 (0.57%) SharePoint
4 14 (0.57%) Umbraco
5 10 (0.41%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (0.29%) Apache
6 7 (0.29%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.24%) SAS
8 5 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.12%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.12%) JBoss
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.12%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.082%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.082%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.082%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.041%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 128 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 51 (2.08%) MS Office
3 16 (0.65%) MS Project
3 16 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.041%) NUKE
5 1 (0.041%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.37%) Sonata
4 7 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.20%) CSG Singleview
5 5 (0.20%) MultiFonds
5 5 (0.20%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.12%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.082%) Global One
7 2 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.041%) Magento
8 1 (0.041%) Optimost
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.041%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.041%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.041%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.041%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.041%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 48 (1.96%) SaaS
2 44 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.31%) GitHub
4 28 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.082%) Google Play
6 2 (0.082%) Heroku
7 1 (0.041%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.041%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.041%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.041%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.041%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.041%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 98 (4.00%) HTTP
2 85 (3.47%) Wireless
3 60 (2.45%) Internet
4 54 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 52 (2.12%) Firewall
6 35 (1.43%) Network Security
7 25 (1.02%) Wireless Security
8 21 (0.86%) HTTPS
9 19 (0.78%) SMTP
10 15 (0.61%) Broadband
10 15 (0.61%) DNS
10 15 (0.61%) LTE
11 14 (0.57%) SSH
12 11 (0.45%) LAN
12 11 (0.45%) WAN
13 8 (0.33%) VoIP
13 8 (0.33%) VPN
14 7 (0.29%) SSL
14 7 (0.29%) Wireshark
15 5 (0.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 92 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 70 (2.86%) MySQL
4 38 (1.55%) Big Data
5 31 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 30 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 17 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (0.65%) HBase
10 16 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
11 14 (0.57%) MongoDB
12 10 (0.41%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.29%) Redis
14 7 (0.29%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.24%) MS Access
15 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 936 (38.22%) Selenium
2 388 (15.84%) Cucumber
3 350 (14.29%) JIRA
4 299 (12.21%) WebDriver
5 225 (9.19%) JMeter
6 198 (8.08%) SoapUI
7 181 (7.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 177 (7.23%) SpecFlow
9 161 (6.57%) Jenkins
10 123 (5.02%) JUnit
11 119 (4.86%) Git (software)
12 118 (4.82%) HP UFT
13 115 (4.70%) LoadRunner
14 87 (3.55%) Visual Studio
15 58 (2.37%) Metasploit
16 55 (2.25%) NUnit
17 46 (1.88%) TestNG
18 45 (1.84%) Burp Suite
19 39 (1.59%) Gatling
20 38 (1.55%) Hudson
General
1 506 (20.66%) Finance
2 145 (5.92%) Telecoms
3 94 (3.84%) Games
4 86 (3.51%) Banking
5 75 (3.06%) Retail
6 37 (1.51%) Marketing
7 32 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.31%) Publishing
8 25 (1.02%) Advertising
9 23 (0.94%) Back Office
10 22 (0.90%) Automotive
11 21 (0.86%) Electronics
11 21 (0.86%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.82%) Legal
13 10 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.37%) Front Office
14 9 (0.37%) Law
15 7 (0.29%) iGaming
15 7 (0.29%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.24%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (11.43%) .NET
2 207 (8.45%) Web Services
3 186 (7.59%) HTML
4 149 (6.08%) XML
5 131 (5.35%) SOAP
6 110 (4.49%) Gherkin
7 92 (3.76%) ASP.NET
8 86 (3.51%) REST
9 82 (3.35%) RESTful
10 78 (3.18%) CSS
11 38 (1.55%) Ajax
12 34 (1.39%) .NET Framework
13 28 (1.14%) AngularJS
14 26 (1.06%) JSON
15 25 (1.02%) HTML5
16 22 (0.90%) jQuery
16 22 (0.90%) Node.js
17 19 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
18 17 (0.69%) React
19 14 (0.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 203 (8.29%) Mobile App
2 189 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (4.16%) Computer Science
4 55 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 51 (2.08%) Fintech
6 49 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 48 (1.96%) User Experience
8 46 (1.88%) CESG
9 39 (1.59%) Management Information System
10 35 (1.43%) Online Games
11 29 (1.18%) Driving Licence
12 23 (0.94%) iPad
13 22 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
14 16 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (0.65%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
15 15 (0.61%) Digital Media
16 14 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
16 14 (0.57%) Social Network
17 13 (0.53%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 393 (16.05%) Windows
2 306 (12.49%) Linux
3 190 (7.76%) Unix
4 99 (4.04%) Android
5 85 (3.47%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.71%) Mac OS X
7 41 (1.67%) Windows Server
8 20 (0.82%) Kali Linux
9 19 (0.78%) Windows 10
10 16 (0.65%) VxWorks
11 10 (0.41%) Solaris
12 5 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.20%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.20%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.16%) AIX
14 3 (0.12%) CentOS
14 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.041%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1197 (48.88%) Agile Software Development
2 550 (22.46%) Software Testing
3 545 (22.25%) Test Scripting
4 494 (20.17%) Test Automation
5 491 (20.05%) Automated Testing
6 452 (18.46%) Scrum
7 408 (16.66%) Manual Testing
8 400 (16.33%) BDD
9 373 (15.23%) Regression Testing
10 360 (14.70%) Automation Testing
11 297 (12.13%) Performance Testing
12 294 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
13 292 (11.92%) TDD
14 262 (10.70%) Functional Testing
15 228 (9.31%) SDLC
16 216 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
17 203 (8.29%) User Acceptance Testing
18 194 (7.92%) Test Strategy
19 176 (7.19%) Defect Management
20 175 (7.15%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 632 (25.81%) Java
2 581 (23.72%) SQL
3 497 (20.29%) C#
4 301 (12.29%) Python
5 264 (10.78%) JavaScript
6 245 (10.00%) Ruby
7 199 (8.13%) C++
8 146 (5.96%) C
9 138 (5.63%) Perl
10 104 (4.25%) PHP
11 71 (2.90%) Bash Shell
12 42 (1.71%) Groovy
13 34 (1.39%) Shell Script
13 34 (1.39%) VB
14 22 (0.90%) VB.NET
15 20 (0.82%) PL/SQL
15 20 (0.82%) PowerShell
15 20 (0.82%) VBScript
16 16 (0.65%) Scala
17 15 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 471 (19.23%) ISEB
2 355 (14.50%) ISTQB
3 323 (13.19%) Degree
4 219 (8.94%) CREST Certified
5 182 (7.43%) Security Cleared
6 153 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 145 (5.92%) OSCP
8 110 (4.49%) SC Cleared
9 107 (4.37%) CEH
10 82 (3.35%) GPEN
11 79 (3.23%) CHECK Team Member
12 75 (3.06%) CHECK Team Leader
13 64 (2.61%) GIAC
14 54 (2.20%) DV Cleared
15 50 (2.04%) Tigerscheme
16 47 (1.92%) CISSP
17 31 (1.27%) SANS
18 23 (0.94%) CISA
19 18 (0.73%) OSCE
20 15 (0.61%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1062 (43.36%) QA
2 59 (2.41%) SDET
3 19 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.20%) COBIT
6 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.20%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.20%) Val IT
7 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.12%) SEPA
7 3 (0.12%) WCAG
8 2 (0.082%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.041%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.45%) Docker
4 8 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.16%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.041%) Firmware
7 1 (0.041%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 117 (4.78%) HP Quality Center
2 93 (3.80%) Nessus
3 74 (3.02%) Nmap
4 39 (1.59%) OpenVAS
5 28 (1.14%) HP SiteScope
6 19 (0.78%) Puppet
7 10 (0.41%) Grafana
8 8 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.29%) Perfmon
9 7 (0.29%) SCCM
9 7 (0.29%) SCOM
9 7 (0.29%) StatsD
10 5 (0.20%) Nagios
11 4 (0.16%) Core Impact
11 4 (0.16%) HP Fortify
11 4 (0.16%) Nexpose
12 3 (0.12%) Graphite
13 1 (0.041%) Ansible
13 1 (0.041%) Control-M
13 1 (0.041%) WMI
Vendors
1 234 (9.55%) Microsoft
2 121 (4.94%) HP
3 109 (4.45%) Oracle
4 50 (2.04%) SAP
5 41 (1.67%) Qualys
6 33 (1.35%) VMware
7 26 (1.06%) Google
8 22 (0.90%) Coverity
9 19 (0.78%) IBM
10 18 (0.73%) Atlassian
11 16 (0.65%) Siebel
11 16 (0.65%) Sun
12 10 (0.41%) Sitecore
13 8 (0.33%) Splunk
14 7 (0.29%) BT
14 7 (0.29%) Intel Security
14 7 (0.29%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.24%) Borland
15 6 (0.24%) Cisco
15 6 (0.24%) Nokia
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Perks
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 42k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-40k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benfits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
ESA Group
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £33000 - £43000 per annum + FlexiTime,Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £150 - £175 per annum + 37000
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Tec Partners
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £21000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday