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

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 242 261 244
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1477 1329 1517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.44% 1.21% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.25% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1276 1150 1285
Median salary £40,000 £37,750 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%

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
98784 106354 115089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.48% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83034 86750 93358
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 4 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 4 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 +31 1409 £40,000 +6.66% 213
London +41 556 £52,500 +10.52% 72
South East +47 288 £40,000 -5.88% 44
Yorkshire +23 149 £35,000 +6.87% 20
East of England -13 110 £35,000 - 9
North West +17 99 £37,500 +25.00% 26
West Midlands -11 94 £35,000 +7.69% 14
South West +17 82 £37,500 +25.00% 12
Surrey +3 82 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Berkshire +47 81 £45,000 -10.00% 8
West Yorkshire +14 71 £35,000 - 12
Leeds +25 59 £35,000 - 7
Manchester -7 54 £37,500 +25.00% 18
City of London +3 53 £50,000 +5.26% 13
North Yorkshire +19 52 £32,500 +8.33% 3
York - 40 £32,500 - 1
East Midlands +24 37 £33,500 -6.94% 9
Reading +4 33 £50,000 +11.11% 4
West Sussex +9 30 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Hampshire +8 30 £35,000 +3.70% 7
Bristol +14 29 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Cheshire +25 28 £35,000 +9.37% 5
Suffolk +25 28 £35,000 +47.36% 2
Scotland +8 26 £40,500 +52.83% 5
Cambridgeshire -51 25 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Staffordshire +16 24 £31,000 -4.61% 2
Hertfordshire +12 24 £30,000 +25.00% 2
Gloucestershire +11 24 £40,000 - 4
Cambridge -32 24 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +26 22 £36,000 +10.76% 10

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 1292 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1231 (44.96%) QA
3 975 (35.61%) Selenium
4 721 (26.33%) Java
5 718 (26.22%) SQL
6 620 (22.64%) Software Testing
7 615 (22.46%) Finance
8 579 (21.15%) Automated Testing
9 572 (20.89%) Test Automation
10 567 (20.71%) Test Scripting
11 561 (20.49%) ISEB
12 529 (19.32%) ISTQB
13 514 (18.77%) C#
14 503 (18.37%) Manual Testing
15 487 (17.79%) Automation Testing
16 456 (16.65%) BDD
17 437 (15.96%) Windows
18 427 (15.60%) Degree
19 403 (14.72%) Scrum
20 389 (14.21%) WebDriver
21 374 (13.66%) Microsoft
22 371 (13.55%) Cucumber
23 366 (13.37%) .NET
24 363 (13.26%) TDD
25 354 (12.93%) Functional Testing
26 348 (12.71%) Penetration Testing
26 348 (12.71%) SDLC
27 335 (12.24%) JIRA
28 333 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
29 330 (12.05%) Regression 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 (1.61%) Confluence
1 44 (1.61%) IIS
2 24 (0.88%) CMS
3 22 (0.80%) Node.js
4 12 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (0.40%) ColdFusion
6 10 (0.37%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.33%) Drupal
8 7 (0.26%) Jetty
8 7 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.22%) JBoss
10 5 (0.18%) CICS
11 4 (0.15%) Tuxedo
12 3 (0.11%) Apache
13 1 (0.037%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.037%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.037%) MTS
13 1 (0.037%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.037%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 189 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 52 (1.90%) MS Office
3 13 (0.47%) Maya
4 8 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.037%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.47%) Misys Midas
3 9 (0.33%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.18%) MultiFonds
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.18%) Sonata
6 4 (0.15%) BASE24
6 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.11%) CSG Singleview
7 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.073%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.073%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.073%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.037%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.02%) SaaS
2 24 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.22%) GitHub
5 4 (0.15%) Sage Pay
6 2 (0.073%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.073%) Office 365
6 2 (0.073%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 105 (3.83%) Wireless
2 79 (2.89%) TCP/IP
3 72 (2.63%) Firewall
4 64 (2.34%) Network Security
5 49 (1.79%) HTTP
6 39 (1.42%) Internet
7 36 (1.31%) LAN
8 33 (1.21%) WAN
9 29 (1.06%) Wireless Security
10 16 (0.58%) Wireshark
11 13 (0.47%) VoIP
12 11 (0.40%) SAN
13 10 (0.37%) IMAP
13 10 (0.37%) NAS
13 10 (0.37%) SMTP
14 8 (0.29%) HTTPS
15 7 (0.26%) DNS
16 4 (0.15%) ATM
16 4 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
17 3 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 73 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 54 (1.97%) MySQL
4 21 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (0.77%) MongoDB
5 18 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 18 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (0.58%) DB2
7 15 (0.55%) Big Data
8 13 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (0.37%) DbVisualizer
10 9 (0.33%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.22%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.18%) Hazelcast
14 5 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 975 (35.61%) Selenium
2 389 (14.21%) WebDriver
3 371 (13.55%) Cucumber
4 335 (12.24%) JIRA
5 257 (9.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 196 (7.16%) SoapUI
7 193 (7.05%) HP UFT
8 170 (6.21%) JMeter
9 141 (5.15%) Jenkins
10 137 (5.00%) SpecFlow
11 125 (4.57%) Git (software)
12 122 (4.46%) JUnit
13 111 (4.05%) Visual Studio
14 106 (3.87%) LoadRunner
15 76 (2.78%) NUnit
16 68 (2.48%) FitNesse
17 57 (2.08%) TestNG
18 54 (1.97%) Metasploit
19 46 (1.68%) Selenium IDE
20 44 (1.61%) Hudson
General
1 615 (22.46%) Finance
2 148 (5.41%) Banking
3 105 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 86 (3.14%) Retail
5 68 (2.48%) Games
6 58 (2.12%) Law
7 52 (1.90%) Marketing
8 40 (1.46%) Electronics
8 40 (1.46%) Legal
8 40 (1.46%) Publishing
9 32 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 24 (0.88%) Back Office
12 23 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.55%) Advertising
15 11 (0.40%) Automotive
16 6 (0.22%) iGaming
16 6 (0.22%) Military
16 6 (0.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (13.37%) .NET
2 257 (9.39%) Web Services
3 177 (6.46%) XML
4 168 (6.14%) HTML
5 100 (3.65%) SOAP
6 92 (3.36%) Gherkin
7 85 (3.10%) CSS
8 56 (2.05%) ASP.NET
9 53 (1.94%) JSON
10 41 (1.50%) REST
11 36 (1.31%) RESTful
12 34 (1.24%) .NET Framework
13 28 (1.02%) jQuery
14 27 (0.99%) Ajax
15 26 (0.95%) J2EE
16 22 (0.80%) HTML5
17 17 (0.62%) 802.1X
17 17 (0.62%) Behat
18 13 (0.47%) JMS
19 12 (0.44%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 287 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 206 (7.52%) Mobile App
3 160 (5.84%) Computer Science
4 83 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 75 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 42 (1.53%) User Experience
7 38 (1.39%) Blackberry
8 30 (1.10%) iPad
9 29 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (0.95%) CESG
12 24 (0.88%) Mathematics
13 22 (0.80%) Digital Media
14 21 (0.77%) Mainframe
14 21 (0.77%) N-Tier
15 18 (0.66%) Fintech
15 18 (0.66%) iSeries
16 16 (0.58%) PMI
17 15 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
17 15 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 437 (15.96%) Windows
2 223 (8.14%) Linux
3 195 (7.12%) Unix
4 156 (5.70%) Android
4 156 (5.70%) Apple iOS
5 71 (2.59%) Windows Server
6 22 (0.80%) Mac OS X
6 22 (0.80%) Solaris
7 17 (0.62%) Kali Linux
8 13 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 13 (0.47%) Windows Vista
8 13 (0.47%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 11 (0.40%) CentOS
11 9 (0.33%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.18%) AIX
13 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.18%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1292 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 620 (22.64%) Software Testing
3 579 (21.15%) Automated Testing
4 572 (20.89%) Test Automation
5 567 (20.71%) Test Scripting
6 503 (18.37%) Manual Testing
7 487 (17.79%) Automation Testing
8 456 (16.65%) BDD
9 403 (14.72%) Scrum
10 363 (13.26%) TDD
11 354 (12.93%) Functional Testing
12 348 (12.71%) Penetration Testing
12 348 (12.71%) SDLC
13 333 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 330 (12.05%) Regression Testing
15 254 (9.28%) Performance Testing
16 209 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
17 197 (7.20%) Information Security
18 188 (6.87%) Test Strategy
19 179 (6.54%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 721 (26.33%) Java
2 718 (26.22%) SQL
3 514 (18.77%) C#
4 244 (8.91%) JavaScript
5 228 (8.33%) Python
6 220 (8.04%) Ruby
7 140 (5.11%) C++
8 117 (4.27%) PHP
9 109 (3.98%) Perl
10 107 (3.91%) C
11 46 (1.68%) VB
12 37 (1.35%) Bash Shell
13 36 (1.31%) VB.NET
14 35 (1.28%) PowerShell
14 35 (1.28%) VBScript
15 27 (0.99%) Groovy
16 22 (0.80%) Shell Script
17 21 (0.77%) T-SQL
18 12 (0.44%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 561 (20.49%) ISEB
2 529 (19.32%) ISTQB
3 427 (15.60%) Degree
4 199 (7.27%) CREST Certified
5 172 (6.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 147 (5.37%) Security Cleared
7 97 (3.54%) SC Cleared
8 75 (2.74%) OSCP
9 57 (2.08%) CEH
10 47 (1.72%) CISSP
11 44 (1.61%) CHECK Team Leader
11 44 (1.61%) CHECK Team Member
12 36 (1.31%) Tigerscheme
13 35 (1.28%) GIAC
14 30 (1.10%) DV Cleared
14 30 (1.10%) GPEN
15 18 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
16 17 (0.62%) OSCE
17 16 (0.58%) PMI Certification
18 13 (0.47%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1231 (44.96%) QA
2 46 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (1.64%) SDET
4 29 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 13 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.33%) Solvency II
7 8 (0.29%) COBIT
8 7 (0.26%) Val IT
9 6 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.11%) Section 508
11 2 (0.073%) GPG13
11 2 (0.073%) SLA
12 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.51%) Firmware
4 10 (0.37%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.073%) vSphere
7 1 (0.037%) Docker
7 1 (0.037%) XenApp
7 1 (0.037%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.037%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 146 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
2 72 (2.63%) Nessus
3 44 (1.61%) Nmap
4 17 (0.62%) OpenVAS
5 12 (0.44%) HP Fortify
6 11 (0.40%) Perfmon
7 7 (0.26%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
8 5 (0.18%) Puppet
8 5 (0.18%) WebInspect
9 4 (0.15%) CA Wily
9 4 (0.15%) CORE IMPACT
9 4 (0.15%) nmon
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.15%) SCCM
10 3 (0.11%) Nexpose
11 2 (0.073%) Grafana
11 2 (0.073%) Graphite
11 2 (0.073%) Nagios
12 1 (0.037%) Ansible
Vendors
1 374 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 175 (6.39%) HP
3 110 (4.02%) Oracle
4 38 (1.39%) SAP
5 27 (0.99%) VMware
6 23 (0.84%) IBM
7 21 (0.77%) Qualys
8 20 (0.73%) Cisco
8 20 (0.73%) Citrix
9 19 (0.69%) Fortinet
10 17 (0.62%) Atlassian
10 17 (0.62%) Coverity
10 17 (0.62%) Juniper
10 17 (0.62%) Nokia
11 16 (0.58%) hybris
12 15 (0.55%) Google
12 15 (0.55%) Telerik
13 13 (0.47%) Apple
13 13 (0.47%) Red Hat
14 10 (0.37%) Dynatrace
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £30k - 37k per year + pension, healthcare, childcare vouchers, DIS, 25
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £68000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Options
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus good benefits.
Posted: 8 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Share Options, Pension, Health
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Freshtechit
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + 3% Bonus +great benefit package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 70,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum and good bens
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + parking, Flexi working
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £24k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £24000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday