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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 228 271 243
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1470 1271 1554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.47% 1.19% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.23% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1264 1116 1342
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%

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
96072 103113 114040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 80843 84551 93470
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +42 1403 £40,000 - 195
London +37 520 £52,500 +10.52% 63
South East +76 302 £40,000 -5.88% 37
Yorkshire +14 129 £35,000 +7.69% 17
West Midlands +21 115 £32,500 - 8
East of England -4 104 £35,000 -2.77% 18
North West +15 100 £35,000 +16.66% 22
Berkshire +47 84 £45,000 -10.00% 11
South West +27 84 £37,500 +25.00% 23
Surrey +22 74 £35,500 -16.47% 8
Manchester +10 66 £37,500 +25.00% 15
West Yorkshire +17 61 £35,000 +2.94% 9
Leeds +20 51 £35,000 +4.47% 9
North Yorkshire +12 48 £32,500 +8.33% 4
City of London -2 45 £50,000 +1.01% 13
East Midlands +23 41 £33,500 -15.18% 4
Hampshire +27 38 £35,000 - 4
Staffordshire +18 35 £28,750 -10.15% 1
York - 33 £32,500 - 1
Reading +28 31 £55,000 +27.90% 5
Suffolk +30 27 £35,000 - 1
Gloucestershire +13 26 £38,000 -15.55% 11
Bristol +10 26 £37,500 +21.95% 6
West Sussex 0 26 £40,000 -20.00%
Scotland -15 26 £36,250 -0.68% 3
Brighton +33 25 £35,000 -33.33% 5
East Sussex +31 25 £35,000 -33.33% 5
Cambridgeshire -41 25 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Buckinghamshire +30 24 £35,000 +5.26% 5
Ipswich +38 23 £35,000 -

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1282 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1243 (45.13%) QA
3 963 (34.97%) Selenium
4 737 (26.76%) SQL
5 712 (25.85%) Java
6 613 (22.26%) Software Testing
7 594 (21.57%) Finance
8 578 (20.99%) Automated Testing
9 576 (20.92%) Test Scripting
10 566 (20.55%) Test Automation
11 550 (19.97%) C#
12 546 (19.83%) ISEB
13 503 (18.26%) ISTQB
14 498 (18.08%) Manual Testing
15 472 (17.14%) Automation Testing
16 451 (16.38%) Windows
17 441 (16.01%) BDD
18 433 (15.72%) Degree
19 430 (15.61%) Scrum
20 389 (14.12%) Microsoft
21 378 (13.73%) .NET
22 372 (13.51%) WebDriver
23 360 (13.07%) Penetration Testing
24 354 (12.85%) TDD
24 354 (12.85%) Cucumber
25 351 (12.75%) Functional Testing
26 348 (12.64%) Regression Testing
27 340 (12.35%) JIRA
27 340 (12.35%) SDLC
28 316 (11.47%) User Acceptance 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 44 (1.60%) Confluence
2 42 (1.53%) IIS
3 25 (0.91%) CMS
4 22 (0.80%) Node.js
5 13 (0.47%) Tomcat
6 12 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (0.40%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.33%) Drupal
9 7 (0.25%) ColdFusion
9 7 (0.25%) JBoss
9 7 (0.25%) Jetty
9 7 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.22%) Apache
11 5 (0.18%) CICS
12 2 (0.073%) Tuxedo
13 1 (0.036%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.036%) MTS
13 1 (0.036%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.036%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.036%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 200 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.63%) MS Office
3 14 (0.51%) Maya
4 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.036%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.47%) Misys Midas
3 9 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.29%) MultiFonds
4 8 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (0.29%) Sonata
5 5 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.11%) CSG Singleview
7 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.073%) BASE24
8 2 (0.073%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.073%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.073%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.036%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.036%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (0.65%) SaaS
4 6 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.18%) GitHub
6 2 (0.073%) Office 365
6 2 (0.073%) Pure360
6 2 (0.073%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.036%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.036%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 112 (4.07%) Wireless
2 89 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 83 (3.01%) Firewall
4 56 (2.03%) Network Security
5 53 (1.92%) HTTP
6 43 (1.56%) Internet
7 39 (1.42%) LAN
7 39 (1.42%) WAN
8 33 (1.20%) Wireless Security
9 17 (0.62%) VoIP
10 16 (0.58%) Wireshark
11 11 (0.40%) DNS
11 11 (0.40%) HTTPS
11 11 (0.40%) SAN
12 10 (0.36%) IMAP
12 10 (0.36%) NAS
12 10 (0.36%) SMTP
13 6 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.15%) GSM
14 4 (0.15%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 74 (2.69%) Relational Database
3 70 (2.54%) MySQL
4 29 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 18 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (0.62%) Oracle Database
6 17 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (0.40%) Big Data
8 10 (0.36%) DB2
9 9 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (0.29%) MS Access
10 8 (0.29%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.22%) DbVisualizer
11 6 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 963 (34.97%) Selenium
2 372 (13.51%) WebDriver
3 354 (12.85%) Cucumber
4 340 (12.35%) JIRA
5 260 (9.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 200 (7.26%) SoapUI
7 178 (6.46%) JMeter
8 173 (6.28%) HP UFT
9 142 (5.16%) SpecFlow
10 137 (4.97%) Jenkins
11 128 (4.65%) Git (software)
12 122 (4.43%) Visual Studio
13 117 (4.25%) JUnit
14 106 (3.85%) LoadRunner
15 82 (2.98%) NUnit
16 69 (2.51%) FitNesse
17 66 (2.40%) TestNG
18 59 (2.14%) Metasploit
19 49 (1.78%) Burp Suite
20 41 (1.49%) Hudson
General
1 594 (21.57%) Finance
2 143 (5.19%) Banking
3 107 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 75 (2.72%) Games
5 71 (2.58%) Retail
6 56 (2.03%) Marketing
7 49 (1.78%) Law
8 44 (1.60%) Publishing
9 33 (1.20%) Electronics
10 31 (1.13%) Legal
11 30 (1.09%) Back Office
12 25 (0.91%) Investment Banking
12 25 (0.91%) Manufacturing
13 21 (0.76%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.65%) Automotive
15 17 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.47%) Advertising
17 6 (0.22%) Military
17 6 (0.22%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.18%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (13.73%) .NET
2 266 (9.66%) Web Services
3 186 (6.75%) HTML
4 183 (6.64%) XML
5 106 (3.85%) SOAP
6 87 (3.16%) CSS
7 81 (2.94%) Gherkin
8 63 (2.29%) ASP.NET
9 54 (1.96%) JSON
10 47 (1.71%) REST
11 43 (1.56%) .NET Framework
12 33 (1.20%) RESTful
13 32 (1.16%) Ajax
14 26 (0.94%) jQuery
15 23 (0.84%) J2EE
16 20 (0.73%) 802.1X
16 20 (0.73%) HTML5
17 17 (0.62%) Behat
18 15 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
19 14 (0.51%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 293 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 216 (7.84%) Mobile App
3 156 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 86 (3.12%) Client/Server
5 66 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 48 (1.74%) User Experience
7 36 (1.31%) Blackberry
8 34 (1.23%) CESG
8 34 (1.23%) iPad
9 31 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 29 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (0.87%) Digital Media
12 21 (0.76%) Mainframe
12 21 (0.76%) N-Tier
13 20 (0.73%) Mathematics
13 20 (0.73%) Online Games
14 19 (0.69%) Fintech
15 17 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
16 16 (0.58%) Driving Licence
16 16 (0.58%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 451 (16.38%) Windows
2 241 (8.75%) Linux
3 191 (6.94%) Unix
4 157 (5.70%) Android
5 152 (5.52%) Apple iOS
6 81 (2.94%) Windows Server
7 29 (1.05%) Solaris
8 26 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 20 (0.73%) Kali Linux
10 16 (0.58%) Windows 10
11 13 (0.47%) Windows Vista
11 13 (0.47%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.40%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.36%) AIX
15 9 (0.33%) CentOS
16 8 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1282 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 613 (22.26%) Software Testing
3 578 (20.99%) Automated Testing
4 576 (20.92%) Test Scripting
5 566 (20.55%) Test Automation
6 498 (18.08%) Manual Testing
7 472 (17.14%) Automation Testing
8 441 (16.01%) BDD
9 430 (15.61%) Scrum
10 360 (13.07%) Penetration Testing
11 354 (12.85%) TDD
12 351 (12.75%) Functional Testing
13 348 (12.64%) Regression Testing
14 340 (12.35%) SDLC
15 316 (11.47%) User Acceptance Testing
16 246 (8.93%) Performance Testing
17 218 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
18 198 (7.19%) Information Security
19 189 (6.86%) Non-Functional Testing
20 187 (6.79%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 737 (26.76%) SQL
2 712 (25.85%) Java
3 550 (19.97%) C#
4 250 (9.08%) Python
5 248 (9.01%) JavaScript
6 227 (8.24%) Ruby
7 151 (5.48%) C++
8 130 (4.72%) Perl
9 120 (4.36%) PHP
10 112 (4.07%) C
11 55 (2.00%) VB
12 43 (1.56%) Bash Shell
13 42 (1.53%) VB.NET
14 39 (1.42%) PowerShell
15 33 (1.20%) VBScript
16 31 (1.13%) Groovy
17 23 (0.84%) Shell Script
18 20 (0.73%) T-SQL
19 15 (0.54%) Scala
20 13 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 546 (19.83%) ISEB
2 503 (18.26%) ISTQB
3 433 (15.72%) Degree
4 211 (7.66%) CREST Certified
5 152 (5.52%) Security Cleared
6 151 (5.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 101 (3.67%) SC Cleared
8 77 (2.80%) OSCP
9 67 (2.43%) CEH
10 52 (1.89%) CISSP
11 46 (1.67%) CHECK Team Leader
11 46 (1.67%) CHECK Team Member
12 41 (1.49%) Tigerscheme
13 38 (1.38%) GIAC
14 32 (1.16%) DV Cleared
15 30 (1.09%) GPEN
16 18 (0.65%) OSCE
17 17 (0.62%) CISM
18 16 (0.58%) PMI Certification
19 15 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1243 (45.13%) QA
2 46 (1.67%) SDET
3 43 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 12 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.29%) COBIT
7 7 (0.25%) Val IT
8 6 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.18%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.11%) Section 508
11 2 (0.073%) GPG13
11 2 (0.073%) WCAG
12 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.51%) Firmware
4 10 (0.36%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.036%) Docker
Systems Management
1 131 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 76 (2.76%) Nessus
3 47 (1.71%) Nmap
4 19 (0.69%) OpenVAS
5 14 (0.51%) HP Fortify
6 11 (0.40%) Perfmon
7 9 (0.33%) Puppet
8 8 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (0.18%) WebInspect
10 4 (0.15%) CA Wily
10 4 (0.15%) Control-M
10 4 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.11%) Grafana
11 3 (0.11%) Graphite
11 3 (0.11%) Nagios
11 3 (0.11%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.073%) CA Service Virtualization
12 2 (0.073%) CORE IMPACT
13 1 (0.036%) Ansible
13 1 (0.036%) nmon
Vendors
1 389 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 153 (5.56%) HP
3 96 (3.49%) Oracle
4 37 (1.34%) SAP
5 28 (1.02%) VMware
6 23 (0.84%) Cisco
6 23 (0.84%) IBM
7 22 (0.80%) Fortinet
7 22 (0.80%) Qualys
8 20 (0.73%) Google
8 20 (0.73%) Juniper
8 20 (0.73%) Nokia
9 19 (0.69%) Coverity
10 17 (0.62%) Atlassian
10 17 (0.62%) Citrix
11 16 (0.58%) Telerik
12 14 (0.51%) hybris
12 14 (0.51%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.47%) Apple
14 10 (0.36%) Cegedim Rx
Bristol, Avon
Environment Agency
Salary: From £42,915 to £53,995 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Posted: 6 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 40k + bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 70,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum and good bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago