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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 230 269 235
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1451 1290 1594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.47% 1.18% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.22% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1227 1161 1360
Median salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.29% +4.05%
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
94824 105610 114571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79970 87076 93773
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 £70,000 £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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +44 1383 £40,000 +1.91% 204
London +7 448 £52,500 +9.37% 65
South East +113 300 £40,000 +1.26% 38
Yorkshire +34 133 £35,000 +7.69% 10
West Midlands +27 132 £32,500 +8.33% 10
North West +32 110 £35,000 +7.69% 30
East of England +20 107 £37,500 +7.14% 16
South West +30 90 £35,000 +16.66% 16
Manchester +34 88 £35,000 +7.69% 22
Berkshire +65 86 £45,000 -10.00% 9
West Yorkshire +17 72 £35,000 - 6
Surrey +53 63 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Leeds +48 62 £37,500 +15.38% 6
City of London +28 46 £50,000 +1.01% 11
East Midlands +12 45 £34,250 -2.14% 12
Staffordshire +19 43 £30,000 +3.44% 2
North Yorkshire +17 40 £32,500 - 3
Hampshire +16 38 £35,000 -6.66% 6
East Sussex +29 36 £35,000 -11.39% 3
Warwickshire +26 36 £32,500 +12.06% 1
Brighton +25 36 £35,000 -11.39% 3
Reading +44 35 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Oxfordshire +9 33 £31,250 +10.61% 5
Warwick +1 30 £32,500 +12.06%
Scotland -6 29 £35,000 -10.25% 2
Cambridgeshire -11 29 £37,500 +4.16% 3
Bristol +26 27 £32,500 +18.18% 6
Suffolk +20 26 £35,000 - 5
Gloucestershire +6 24 £40,000 -1.23% 6
Stoke-on-Trent +3 24 £32,500 +3.17%

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1323 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1261 (44.11%) QA
3 1008 (35.26%) Selenium
4 767 (26.83%) SQL
5 764 (26.72%) Java
6 661 (23.12%) Software Testing
7 623 (21.79%) Test Scripting
8 618 (21.62%) Finance
9 596 (20.85%) ISEB
10 592 (20.71%) Automated Testing
11 582 (20.36%) C#
12 577 (20.18%) Test Automation
13 528 (18.47%) ISTQB
14 511 (17.87%) Manual Testing
15 476 (16.65%) Automation Testing
16 469 (16.40%) Scrum
17 457 (15.98%) Degree
18 447 (15.63%) Windows
19 424 (14.83%) BDD
20 408 (14.27%) Microsoft
21 395 (13.82%) .NET
22 374 (13.08%) Penetration Testing
23 364 (12.73%) Regression Testing
24 362 (12.66%) WebDriver
25 353 (12.35%) Functional Testing
26 346 (12.10%) TDD
27 339 (11.86%) Cucumber
28 337 (11.79%) JIRA
29 331 (11.58%) SDLC
30 323 (11.30%) 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 (1.54%) Confluence
2 38 (1.33%) IIS
3 29 (1.01%) CMS
4 18 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.35%) Drupal
6 10 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.24%) Apache
8 5 (0.17%) CICS
8 5 (0.17%) ColdFusion
8 5 (0.17%) JBoss
8 5 (0.17%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.17%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.10%) Jetty
9 3 (0.10%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.10%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.035%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.035%) MTS
10 1 (0.035%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 211 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 51 (1.78%) MS Office
3 12 (0.42%) Maya
4 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.45%) Misys Midas
3 11 (0.38%) MultiFonds
3 11 (0.38%) Sonata
4 9 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.10%) CSG Singleview
8 3 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.10%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.070%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.070%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.070%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.035%) BASE24
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.52%) SaaS
4 8 (0.28%) GitHub
5 7 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.10%) Office 365
7 2 (0.070%) Pure360
8 1 (0.035%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.035%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.035%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.035%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.035%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 122 (4.27%) Wireless
2 95 (3.32%) TCP/IP
3 93 (3.25%) Firewall
4 59 (2.06%) HTTP
5 48 (1.68%) Internet
6 46 (1.61%) Network Security
7 40 (1.40%) LAN
7 40 (1.40%) WAN
8 37 (1.29%) Wireless Security
9 21 (0.73%) VoIP
10 18 (0.63%) DNS
11 16 (0.56%) Wireshark
12 15 (0.52%) SMTP
13 13 (0.45%) NAS
14 12 (0.42%) HTTPS
15 11 (0.38%) SAN
16 10 (0.35%) IMAP
17 6 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
18 5 (0.17%) SSH
19 4 (0.14%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 75 (2.62%) MySQL
3 71 (2.48%) Relational Database
4 31 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 18 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 13 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (0.42%) MS Access
10 11 (0.38%) Big Data
11 9 (0.31%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.24%) DB2
13 7 (0.24%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1008 (35.26%) Selenium
2 362 (12.66%) WebDriver
3 339 (11.86%) Cucumber
4 337 (11.79%) JIRA
5 263 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 217 (7.59%) SoapUI
7 204 (7.14%) JMeter
8 162 (5.67%) HP UFT
9 157 (5.49%) SpecFlow
10 145 (5.07%) Visual Studio
11 143 (5.00%) Git (software)
11 143 (5.00%) Jenkins
12 131 (4.58%) JUnit
13 126 (4.41%) LoadRunner
14 96 (3.36%) NUnit
15 87 (3.04%) TestNG
16 68 (2.38%) FitNesse
17 65 (2.27%) Metasploit
18 57 (1.99%) Burp Suite
19 46 (1.61%) Gatling
General
1 618 (21.62%) Finance
2 146 (5.11%) Banking
3 120 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 77 (2.69%) Games
4 77 (2.69%) Retail
5 54 (1.89%) Marketing
6 46 (1.61%) Publishing
7 40 (1.40%) Back Office
8 37 (1.29%) Law
9 31 (1.08%) Legal
10 29 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 28 (0.98%) Electronics
12 24 (0.84%) Investment Banking
13 22 (0.77%) Automotive
14 19 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.38%) Advertising
15 11 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.31%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.21%) Billing
17 6 (0.21%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (13.82%) .NET
2 274 (9.58%) Web Services
3 217 (7.59%) HTML
4 200 (7.00%) XML
5 114 (3.99%) SOAP
6 102 (3.57%) CSS
7 80 (2.80%) ASP.NET
8 75 (2.62%) Gherkin
9 62 (2.17%) REST
10 55 (1.92%) JSON
11 47 (1.64%) .NET Framework
12 45 (1.57%) Ajax
13 34 (1.19%) RESTful
14 33 (1.15%) jQuery
15 28 (0.98%) Node.js
16 27 (0.94%) J2EE
17 25 (0.87%) HTML5
18 21 (0.73%) 802.1X
19 19 (0.66%) Behat
20 16 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 300 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
2 241 (8.43%) Mobile App
3 154 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 83 (2.90%) Client/Server
5 61 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 56 (1.96%) User Experience
7 47 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (1.40%) iPad
9 38 (1.33%) CESG
10 37 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 33 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 30 (1.05%) Blackberry
13 28 (0.98%) Online Games
14 26 (0.91%) Digital Media
15 22 (0.77%) N-Tier
16 21 (0.73%) Mainframe
16 21 (0.73%) Mathematics
17 19 (0.66%) Fintech
18 17 (0.59%) Driving Licence
18 17 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 447 (15.63%) Windows
2 270 (9.44%) Linux
3 196 (6.86%) Unix
4 151 (5.28%) Android
5 144 (5.04%) Apple iOS
6 77 (2.69%) Windows Server
7 30 (1.05%) Mac OS X
8 27 (0.94%) Solaris
9 23 (0.80%) Kali Linux
10 16 (0.56%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 14 (0.49%) Windows Vista
11 14 (0.49%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.45%) CentOS
13 12 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (0.35%) AIX
14 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1323 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 661 (23.12%) Software Testing
3 623 (21.79%) Test Scripting
4 592 (20.71%) Automated Testing
5 577 (20.18%) Test Automation
6 511 (17.87%) Manual Testing
7 476 (16.65%) Automation Testing
8 469 (16.40%) Scrum
9 424 (14.83%) BDD
10 374 (13.08%) Penetration Testing
11 364 (12.73%) Regression Testing
12 353 (12.35%) Functional Testing
13 346 (12.10%) TDD
14 331 (11.58%) SDLC
15 323 (11.30%) User Acceptance Testing
16 289 (10.11%) Performance Testing
17 234 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
18 201 (7.03%) Test Strategy
19 200 (7.00%) Information Security
20 198 (6.93%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 767 (26.83%) SQL
2 764 (26.72%) Java
3 582 (20.36%) C#
4 286 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 265 (9.27%) Python
6 244 (8.53%) Ruby
7 170 (5.95%) C++
8 146 (5.11%) Perl
9 124 (4.34%) PHP
10 119 (4.16%) C
11 71 (2.48%) VB
12 51 (1.78%) Bash Shell
13 41 (1.43%) VB.NET
14 38 (1.33%) PowerShell
14 38 (1.33%) VBScript
15 32 (1.12%) Groovy
16 30 (1.05%) Shell Script
17 22 (0.77%) Scala
18 21 (0.73%) T-SQL
19 17 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 596 (20.85%) ISEB
2 528 (18.47%) ISTQB
3 457 (15.98%) Degree
4 229 (8.01%) CREST Certified
5 177 (6.19%) Security Cleared
6 158 (5.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 118 (4.13%) SC Cleared
8 87 (3.04%) OSCP
9 76 (2.66%) CEH
10 64 (2.24%) CISSP
11 50 (1.75%) CHECK Team Leader
12 47 (1.64%) CHECK Team Member
12 47 (1.64%) Tigerscheme
13 46 (1.61%) GIAC
13 46 (1.61%) GPEN
14 42 (1.47%) DV Cleared
15 20 (0.70%) CISA
16 19 (0.66%) CISM
16 19 (0.66%) SANS
17 16 (0.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1261 (44.11%) QA
2 48 (1.68%) SDET
3 39 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 13 (0.45%) COBIT
6 12 (0.42%) Val IT
7 11 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.28%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.10%) Section 508
10 3 (0.10%) WCAG
11 2 (0.070%) GPG13
11 2 (0.070%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.070%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.035%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.38%) Firmware
4 10 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.070%) Docker
Systems Management
1 128 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
2 81 (2.83%) Nessus
3 53 (1.85%) Nmap
4 20 (0.70%) OpenVAS
5 16 (0.56%) HP SiteScope
6 14 (0.49%) HP Fortify
7 12 (0.42%) Puppet
8 11 (0.38%) Perfmon
9 7 (0.24%) Nagios
10 5 (0.17%) Nexpose
10 5 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.17%) SCCM
10 5 (0.17%) SCOM
10 5 (0.17%) WebInspect
11 4 (0.14%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.14%) Control-M
11 4 (0.14%) Grafana
11 4 (0.14%) Graphite
12 2 (0.070%) Core Impact
13 1 (0.035%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 408 (14.27%) Microsoft
2 149 (5.21%) HP
3 104 (3.64%) Oracle
4 38 (1.33%) VMware
5 34 (1.19%) SAP
6 30 (1.05%) Google
7 24 (0.84%) Cisco
8 23 (0.80%) Fortinet
8 23 (0.80%) Qualys
9 22 (0.77%) IBM
10 21 (0.73%) Juniper
10 21 (0.73%) Nokia
10 21 (0.73%) Red Hat
11 19 (0.66%) Telerik
12 18 (0.63%) Coverity
13 15 (0.52%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.49%) Citrix
15 13 (0.45%) Apple
16 10 (0.35%) hybris
17 9 (0.31%) Dynatrace
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 40k + bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29000 - £33500 per annum + pension + incremental salary
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Freshtechit
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Lots of Benefits!
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + salary, bonus, options
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East London
JWResource
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plu benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Agentis Solution
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £38k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Travel, Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday