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 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
UK
Rank 242 260 265
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1109 1321 1297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.29% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.34% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 954 1174 1123
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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
80378 98697 102848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.47% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 66729 82822 84999
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 February 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 February 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 +11 1047 £40,000 +5.26% 530
London -1 322 £50,000 - 57
South East +48 223 £35,000 -6.66% 128
Yorkshire -6 113 £40,000 +14.28% 51
North West -26 110 £39,500 +8.96% 71
West Yorkshire +37 90 £42,500 +21.42% 28
East of England +6 90 £35,000 - 52
Manchester -16 88 £40,000 +6.66% 33
Leeds +31 82 £42,500 +21.42% 16
West Midlands +17 74 £37,000 -1.33% 52
South West +33 69 £40,000 +8.10% 65
City of London +26 45 £50,000 +5.26% 10
Hampshire +43 42 £32,500 +6.55% 23
Hertfordshire +30 39 £33,500 +9.83% 13
Berkshire +53 38 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Oxfordshire +12 37 £31,500 +5.00% 13
East Midlands +13 36 £36,000 +2.85% 36
Surrey +7 33 £37,500 - 15
Scotland +33 30 £37,500 +15.38% 33
Buckinghamshire +24 28 £36,000 +10.76% 15
Bristol +18 28 £42,500 +16.43% 14
Birmingham +13 25 £37,500 -6.25% 9
West Sussex +10 25 £50,000 +37.93% 14
Reading +46 24 £45,000 - 6
Milton Keynes +32 24 £36,750 +13.07% 3
Oxford +29 23 £35,500 +29.09% 3
Basingstoke +21 22 £32,500 +6.55% 2
Gloucestershire +2 22 £40,000 - 7
Nottinghamshire +9 19 £43,750 +25.00% 10
Wales +29 18 £35,000 +9.37% 23

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1231 (53.83%) Agile Software Development
2 977 (42.72%) QA
2 977 (42.72%) Selenium
3 654 (28.60%) Java
4 537 (23.48%) C#
5 529 (23.13%) Test Automation
6 503 (21.99%) Test Scripting
7 488 (21.34%) SQL
8 482 (21.08%) Software Testing
9 468 (20.46%) Automated Testing
10 466 (20.38%) Finance
11 465 (20.33%) Cucumber
12 452 (19.76%) BDD
13 385 (16.83%) Scrum
14 383 (16.75%) Automation Testing
15 378 (16.53%) WebDriver
16 367 (16.05%) ISEB
17 354 (15.48%) Manual Testing
18 336 (14.69%) Windows
19 333 (14.56%) TDD
20 312 (13.64%) JIRA
21 309 (13.51%) Regression Testing
22 302 (13.21%) Python
23 300 (13.12%) ISTQB
24 284 (12.42%) Degree
25 249 (10.89%) Functional Testing
26 248 (10.84%) Ruby
27 241 (10.54%) SDLC
28 233 (10.19%) .NET
29 230 (10.06%) Linux

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 43 (1.88%) Confluence
2 27 (1.18%) CMS
3 22 (0.96%) IIS
4 12 (0.52%) Umbraco
5 9 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.31%) Apache
7 7 (0.31%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.17%) JBoss
9 4 (0.17%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.17%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.17%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (0.13%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.13%) SAS
10 3 (0.13%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.087%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.044%) WordPress
Applications
1 112 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 50 (2.19%) MS Office
3 17 (0.74%) MS Project
4 16 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.044%) NUKE
6 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.39%) Sonata
3 7 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
4 5 (0.22%) Teamcenter
5 4 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.13%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.087%) Global One
8 1 (0.044%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.044%) MultiFonds
8 1 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.044%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.044%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 54 (2.36%) GitHub
1 54 (2.36%) SaaS
2 44 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.087%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.087%) Heroku
6 1 (0.044%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 106 (4.63%) HTTP
2 47 (2.06%) Wireless
3 41 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 36 (1.57%) Internet
5 33 (1.44%) Firewall
6 27 (1.18%) Network Security
7 20 (0.87%) Wireless Security
8 15 (0.66%) HTTPS
9 12 (0.52%) Broadband
9 12 (0.52%) LTE
9 12 (0.52%) SMTP
9 12 (0.52%) SSH
10 7 (0.31%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.26%) SSL
11 6 (0.26%) VoIP
12 5 (0.22%) VPN
13 3 (0.13%) DNS
13 3 (0.13%) Intranet
13 3 (0.13%) LAN
13 3 (0.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 108 (4.72%) Relational Database
3 80 (3.50%) MySQL
4 46 (2.01%) NoSQL
5 45 (1.97%) Big Data
6 29 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (1.22%) RDBMS
8 26 (1.14%) MongoDB
9 24 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (1.05%) HBase
10 16 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
11 13 (0.57%) Redis
12 9 (0.39%) SAP BW
12 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.26%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.17%) MS Access
15 4 (0.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 977 (42.72%) Selenium
2 465 (20.33%) Cucumber
3 378 (16.53%) WebDriver
4 312 (13.64%) JIRA
5 167 (7.30%) JMeter
6 164 (7.17%) Jenkins
6 164 (7.17%) SpecFlow
7 163 (7.13%) SoapUI
8 154 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 115 (5.03%) Git (software)
10 112 (4.90%) JUnit
11 104 (4.55%) HP UFT
12 70 (3.06%) LoadRunner
13 58 (2.54%) Visual Studio
14 54 (2.36%) Appium
15 47 (2.06%) Calabash
16 46 (2.01%) Protractor
17 45 (1.97%) Capybara
18 43 (1.88%) Ranorex
19 37 (1.62%) Hudson
General
1 466 (20.38%) Finance
2 91 (3.98%) Telecoms
3 83 (3.63%) Retail
4 75 (3.28%) Banking
5 70 (3.06%) Games
6 38 (1.66%) Marketing
7 28 (1.22%) Legal
7 28 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 25 (1.09%) Publishing
10 23 (1.01%) Advertising
11 22 (0.96%) Automotive
12 20 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.83%) Electronics
14 14 (0.61%) Law
15 12 (0.52%) Front Office
16 8 (0.35%) Back Office
17 7 (0.31%) iGaming
17 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (10.19%) .NET
2 188 (8.22%) Web Services
3 153 (6.69%) Gherkin
4 128 (5.60%) XML
5 125 (5.47%) SOAP
6 123 (5.38%) HTML
7 89 (3.89%) RESTful
8 82 (3.59%) REST
9 66 (2.89%) CSS
10 63 (2.75%) ASP.NET
11 35 (1.53%) JSON
12 25 (1.09%) AngularJS
12 25 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
13 23 (1.01%) HTML5
14 22 (0.96%) .NET Framework
15 21 (0.92%) Ajax
16 17 (0.74%) jQuery
17 16 (0.70%) WSDL
18 14 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
19 13 (0.57%) JSON-LD
Miscellaneous
1 143 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 143 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 95 (4.15%) Computer Science
3 65 (2.84%) Fintech
4 44 (1.92%) User Experience
5 40 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 39 (1.71%) Client/Server
7 34 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 31 (1.36%) CESG
9 30 (1.31%) iPad
10 25 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
11 22 (0.96%) Online Games
12 21 (0.92%) Driving Licence
13 18 (0.79%) Virtual Team
14 12 (0.52%) Fixed Income
14 12 (0.52%) iPhone
15 10 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
15 10 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 8 (0.35%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 336 (14.69%) Windows
2 230 (10.06%) Linux
3 176 (7.70%) Unix
4 78 (3.41%) Android
5 61 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 33 (1.44%) Windows Server
8 18 (0.79%) Windows 10
9 17 (0.74%) Kali Linux
10 15 (0.66%) Solaris
11 13 (0.57%) VxWorks
12 10 (0.44%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.31%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.087%) AIX
17 1 (0.044%) Debian
17 1 (0.044%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1231 (53.83%) Agile Software Development
2 529 (23.13%) Test Automation
3 503 (21.99%) Test Scripting
4 482 (21.08%) Software Testing
5 468 (20.46%) Automated Testing
6 452 (19.76%) BDD
7 385 (16.83%) Scrum
8 383 (16.75%) Automation Testing
9 354 (15.48%) Manual Testing
10 333 (14.56%) TDD
11 309 (13.51%) Regression Testing
12 249 (10.89%) Functional Testing
13 241 (10.54%) SDLC
14 224 (9.79%) Performance Testing
15 200 (8.75%) Penetration Testing
16 197 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
17 191 (8.35%) E-Commerce
18 178 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
19 152 (6.65%) Test Strategy
20 139 (6.08%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 654 (28.60%) Java
2 537 (23.48%) C#
3 488 (21.34%) SQL
4 302 (13.21%) Python
5 248 (10.84%) Ruby
6 220 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 139 (6.08%) C++
8 102 (4.46%) C
9 92 (4.02%) Perl
10 65 (2.84%) PHP
11 53 (2.32%) Bash Shell
12 41 (1.79%) Groovy
13 33 (1.44%) Shell Script
14 27 (1.18%) VB
15 20 (0.87%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.79%) PowerShell
17 16 (0.70%) VBScript
18 15 (0.66%) T-SQL
18 15 (0.66%) VB.NET
19 14 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 367 (16.05%) ISEB
2 300 (13.12%) ISTQB
3 284 (12.42%) Degree
4 128 (5.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 125 (5.47%) CREST Certified
6 121 (5.29%) Security Cleared
7 77 (3.37%) SC Cleared
8 70 (3.06%) OSCP
9 66 (2.89%) CEH
10 60 (2.62%) CHECK Team Leader
11 57 (2.49%) CHECK Team Member
12 25 (1.09%) DV Cleared
13 23 (1.01%) GPEN
14 21 (0.92%) Tigerscheme
15 20 (0.87%) CISSP
16 19 (0.83%) GIAC
17 14 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 14 (0.61%) SANS
18 13 (0.57%) CISA
18 13 (0.57%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 977 (42.72%) QA
2 84 (3.67%) SDET
3 18 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.13%) SEPA
8 2 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.087%) SLA
8 2 (0.087%) WCAG
9 1 (0.044%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 24 (1.05%) Docker
2 17 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.57%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.31%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.044%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 75 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
2 63 (2.75%) Nessus
3 44 (1.92%) Nmap
4 37 (1.62%) Puppet
5 22 (0.96%) OpenVAS
6 16 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (0.61%) Grafana
8 13 (0.57%) StatsD
9 7 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
9 7 (0.31%) Perfmon
10 6 (0.26%) Ansible
10 6 (0.26%) Rancher
11 5 (0.22%) logstash
12 4 (0.17%) Core Impact
12 4 (0.17%) SCCM
13 3 (0.13%) Nexpose
14 2 (0.087%) HP Fortify
15 1 (0.044%) Graphite
15 1 (0.044%) Kubernetes
15 1 (0.044%) SCOM
Vendors
1 221 (9.66%) Microsoft
2 99 (4.33%) Oracle
3 81 (3.54%) HP
4 51 (2.23%) SAP
5 26 (1.14%) Qualys
6 21 (0.92%) VMware
7 19 (0.83%) Atlassian
8 18 (0.79%) IBM
9 16 (0.70%) Siebel
9 16 (0.70%) Sun
10 15 (0.66%) Splunk
11 13 (0.57%) TOWER Software
12 12 (0.52%) Google
13 10 (0.44%) Coverity
14 9 (0.39%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.39%) Sitecore
15 7 (0.31%) AppDynamics
15 7 (0.31%) Tableau
16 6 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (0.26%) Telerik
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bangor, Gwynedd
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £35000 - £65000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £95k
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + pension and 23 days' holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Stott & May
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £38k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Talent International
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago