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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
UK
Rank 256 270 269
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1064 1221 1234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.22% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.26% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 907 1090 1075
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
80971 96613 101461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67216 81083 84427
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 January 2017 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +10 1015 £40,000 - 440
London +3 344 £50,000 - 59
South East +45 177 £35,250 - 109
North West -31 111 £40,000 +6.66% 55
Yorkshire +6 101 £38,500 +10.00% 39
East of England +28 98 £35,000 - 41
Manchester -28 86 £42,500 +13.33% 21
West Yorkshire +39 84 £40,000 +14.28% 22
Leeds +33 75 £40,000 +14.28% 11
West Midlands -6 70 £38,500 +10.00% 36
South West +12 58 £37,500 +7.14% 55
City of London +21 47 £50,000 +5.26% 16
East Midlands +20 44 £35,000 -13.58% 33
Hertfordshire +30 43 £32,500 -3.70% 10
Berkshire +54 38 £43,500 +8.75% 9
Oxfordshire +42 36 £33,500 +27.61% 12
Hampshire +33 34 £45,000 +50.00% 20
Buckinghamshire +25 27 £35,250 +13.70% 11
Birmingham -6 26 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Oxford +54 25 £34,250 +37.00% 2
Milton Keynes +26 23 £36,000 +20.00% 3
Surrey +3 23 £37,500 - 22
Gloucestershire -6 23 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Essex +24 21 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Scotland +14 21 £37,500 +7.14% 31
Leicestershire +5 21 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Bristol +12 20 £35,000 -4.10% 12
Nottinghamshire -1 19 £43,750 +16.66% 9
Leicester +3 18 £30,000 -36.84%
Reading +49 17 £42,750 -16.58% 3

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 1194 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
2 982 (42.38%) QA
3 922 (39.79%) Selenium
4 605 (26.11%) Java
5 518 (22.36%) SQL
6 502 (21.67%) Software Testing
6 502 (21.67%) Test Scripting
7 491 (21.19%) Test Automation
8 488 (21.06%) Finance
9 487 (21.02%) C#
10 483 (20.85%) Automated Testing
11 422 (18.21%) Scrum
12 417 (18.00%) BDD
13 415 (17.91%) Cucumber
14 397 (17.13%) ISEB
15 391 (16.88%) Manual Testing
16 371 (16.01%) Windows
17 367 (15.84%) Automation Testing
18 332 (14.33%) JIRA
19 328 (14.16%) Regression Testing
20 327 (14.11%) WebDriver
21 310 (13.38%) TDD
22 300 (12.95%) ISTQB
23 297 (12.82%) Degree
24 294 (12.69%) Python
25 271 (11.70%) Linux
26 250 (10.79%) .NET
27 244 (10.53%) Ruby
28 243 (10.49%) Penetration Testing
28 243 (10.49%) 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 38 (1.64%) CMS
2 37 (1.60%) Confluence
3 19 (0.82%) IIS
4 13 (0.56%) Umbraco
5 9 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.35%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.30%) Apache
7 7 (0.30%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.17%) IBM Domino
9 4 (0.17%) JBoss
9 4 (0.17%) SAS
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.13%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.086%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.086%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.043%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 115 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 48 (2.07%) MS Office
3 16 (0.69%) MS Project
3 16 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.086%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.043%) NUKE
5 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.39%) Sonata
4 7 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.22%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.13%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.086%) Global One
7 2 (0.086%) MultiFonds
8 1 (0.043%) Magento
8 1 (0.043%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.043%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.043%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.043%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.043%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.20%) SaaS
2 48 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (1.73%) GitHub
4 36 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.086%) Google Play
6 2 (0.086%) Heroku
7 1 (0.043%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 106 (4.57%) HTTP
2 64 (2.76%) Wireless
3 49 (2.11%) Internet
4 48 (2.07%) TCP/IP
5 43 (1.86%) Firewall
6 34 (1.47%) Network Security
7 21 (0.91%) HTTPS
7 21 (0.91%) Wireless Security
8 17 (0.73%) SMTP
9 14 (0.60%) SSH
10 12 (0.52%) Broadband
10 12 (0.52%) LTE
11 10 (0.43%) DNS
12 8 (0.35%) Wireshark
13 7 (0.30%) SSL
13 7 (0.30%) VoIP
13 7 (0.30%) VPN
14 5 (0.22%) LAN
15 4 (0.17%) SAN
15 4 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 106 (4.57%) Relational Database
3 83 (3.58%) MySQL
4 43 (1.86%) Big Data
4 43 (1.86%) NoSQL
5 25 (1.08%) RDBMS
6 24 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 23 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (0.95%) HBase
9 20 (0.86%) MongoDB
10 16 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
11 13 (0.56%) Redis
12 11 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.30%) SAP BW
16 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 5 (0.22%) Power BI
18 4 (0.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 922 (39.79%) Selenium
2 415 (17.91%) Cucumber
3 332 (14.33%) JIRA
4 327 (14.11%) WebDriver
5 181 (7.81%) JMeter
6 163 (7.03%) SpecFlow
7 159 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 158 (6.82%) SoapUI
9 156 (6.73%) Jenkins
10 116 (5.01%) Git (software)
11 108 (4.66%) JUnit
12 105 (4.53%) HP UFT
13 79 (3.41%) LoadRunner
14 56 (2.42%) Visual Studio
15 46 (1.99%) Protractor
16 44 (1.90%) Metasploit
17 42 (1.81%) Appium
18 41 (1.77%) Capybara
19 39 (1.68%) NUnit
20 38 (1.64%) Ranorex
General
1 488 (21.06%) Finance
2 110 (4.75%) Telecoms
3 78 (3.37%) Banking
4 76 (3.28%) Games
5 69 (2.98%) Retail
6 42 (1.81%) Marketing
7 32 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.25%) Publishing
9 24 (1.04%) Automotive
9 24 (1.04%) Legal
10 23 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 22 (0.95%) Advertising
11 22 (0.95%) Electronics
12 15 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.52%) Law
14 11 (0.47%) Front Office
15 7 (0.30%) iGaming
15 7 (0.30%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.26%) Back Office
17 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (10.79%) .NET
2 179 (7.73%) Web Services
3 143 (6.17%) HTML
4 133 (5.74%) SOAP
5 131 (5.65%) XML
6 127 (5.48%) Gherkin
7 90 (3.88%) RESTful
8 85 (3.67%) REST
9 73 (3.15%) ASP.NET
10 66 (2.85%) CSS
11 33 (1.42%) JSON
12 30 (1.29%) .NET Framework
13 27 (1.17%) Ajax
14 23 (0.99%) AngularJS
15 21 (0.91%) HTML5
15 21 (0.91%) Ruby on Rails
16 17 (0.73%) Node.js
17 16 (0.69%) jQuery
17 16 (0.69%) React
17 16 (0.69%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 168 (7.25%) Mobile App
2 155 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (4.27%) Computer Science
4 61 (2.63%) Fintech
5 43 (1.86%) Client/Server
5 43 (1.86%) User Experience
6 41 (1.77%) CESG
7 38 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 35 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.08%) iPad
10 24 (1.04%) Driving Licence
10 24 (1.04%) Online Games
11 21 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
12 17 (0.73%) Virtual Team
13 16 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
14 12 (0.52%) Blog
14 12 (0.52%) Fixed Income
15 11 (0.47%) iPhone
16 10 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
16 10 (0.43%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 371 (16.01%) Windows
2 271 (11.70%) Linux
3 175 (7.55%) Unix
4 82 (3.54%) Android
5 67 (2.89%) Apple iOS
6 40 (1.73%) Mac OS X
7 39 (1.68%) Windows Server
8 19 (0.82%) Windows 10
9 18 (0.78%) Kali Linux
10 14 (0.60%) Solaris
11 13 (0.56%) VxWorks
12 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.30%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.26%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.17%) AIX
16 2 (0.086%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.086%) Windows Server 2012
17 1 (0.043%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1194 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
2 502 (21.67%) Software Testing
2 502 (21.67%) Test Scripting
3 491 (21.19%) Test Automation
4 483 (20.85%) Automated Testing
5 422 (18.21%) Scrum
6 417 (18.00%) BDD
7 391 (16.88%) Manual Testing
8 367 (15.84%) Automation Testing
9 328 (14.16%) Regression Testing
10 310 (13.38%) TDD
11 243 (10.49%) Penetration Testing
11 243 (10.49%) Performance Testing
12 242 (10.44%) Functional Testing
13 226 (9.75%) SDLC
14 195 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
15 184 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 169 (7.29%) E-Commerce
17 159 (6.86%) Defect Management
18 156 (6.73%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 605 (26.11%) Java
2 518 (22.36%) SQL
3 487 (21.02%) C#
4 294 (12.69%) Python
5 244 (10.53%) Ruby
6 225 (9.71%) JavaScript
7 164 (7.08%) C++
8 119 (5.14%) C
9 114 (4.92%) Perl
10 85 (3.67%) PHP
11 57 (2.46%) Bash Shell
12 40 (1.73%) Groovy
13 33 (1.42%) Shell Script
14 25 (1.08%) VB
15 21 (0.91%) PowerShell
16 19 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 19 (0.82%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.78%) VBScript
18 15 (0.65%) T-SQL
19 13 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 397 (17.13%) ISEB
2 300 (12.95%) ISTQB
3 297 (12.82%) Degree
4 182 (7.85%) CREST Certified
5 145 (6.26%) Security Cleared
6 131 (5.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 116 (5.01%) OSCP
8 95 (4.10%) SC Cleared
9 85 (3.67%) CEH
10 77 (3.32%) CHECK Team Member
11 75 (3.24%) CHECK Team Leader
12 52 (2.24%) GPEN
13 44 (1.90%) GIAC
14 39 (1.68%) Tigerscheme
15 33 (1.42%) DV Cleared
16 29 (1.25%) CISSP
17 27 (1.17%) SANS
18 19 (0.82%) OSCE
19 16 (0.69%) CISA
20 15 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 982 (42.38%) QA
2 81 (3.50%) SDET
3 20 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.13%) SEPA
6 3 (0.13%) WCAG
7 2 (0.086%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.086%) SLA
8 1 (0.043%) COBIT
8 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.043%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.043%) Val IT
System Software
1 23 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (0.91%) Docker
3 18 (0.78%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.043%) Firmware
6 1 (0.043%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (4.01%) HP Quality Center
2 73 (3.15%) Nessus
3 53 (2.29%) Nmap
4 35 (1.51%) Puppet
5 28 (1.21%) OpenVAS
6 15 (0.65%) Grafana
7 14 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (0.56%) HP SiteScope
8 13 (0.56%) StatsD
9 8 (0.35%) Perfmon
10 5 (0.22%) Ansible
10 5 (0.22%) logstash
10 5 (0.22%) Rancher
10 5 (0.22%) SCCM
11 4 (0.17%) Core Impact
11 4 (0.17%) HP Fortify
12 3 (0.13%) SCOM
13 2 (0.086%) Graphite
13 2 (0.086%) Nagios
13 2 (0.086%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 222 (9.58%) Microsoft
2 97 (4.19%) Oracle
3 94 (4.06%) HP
4 52 (2.24%) SAP
5 31 (1.34%) Qualys
6 27 (1.17%) VMware
7 22 (0.95%) Atlassian
7 22 (0.95%) IBM
8 18 (0.78%) Google
9 16 (0.69%) Coverity
9 16 (0.69%) Siebel
9 16 (0.69%) Sun
10 15 (0.65%) Splunk
11 13 (0.56%) TOWER Software
12 9 (0.39%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.30%) AppDynamics
14 6 (0.26%) Borland
14 6 (0.26%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.22%) Citrix
15 5 (0.22%) Tableau
Warwick, Warwickshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life,flexi work
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £27000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £35000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £35000 - £65000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 16 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago