The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 210 267 198
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1547 1097 1647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.01% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.07% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1311 898 1453
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110056 102864 113144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.39% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90099 85610 97163
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 14 July 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 14 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +57 1479 £37,500 +7.14% 192
London +51 592 £44,000 -2.22% 93
South East +44 339 £36,500 +16.80% 29
Surrey +64 117 £42,500 +54.54% 2
South West +27 112 £34,000 - 13
City of London +11 110 £41,500 -12.63% 34
East of England +26 104 £35,000 +7.69% 8
North West +51 102 £32,500 -1.51% 18
West Midlands +3 77 £33,500 -5.63% 5
East Midlands +1 73 £32,500 -4.41% 7
Yorkshire -34 70 £31,500 -10.00% 14
Manchester +44 65 £32,500 - 12
Berkshire +22 65 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Bristol +23 50 £34,500 +1.47% 5
West Yorkshire -60 50 £32,000 -8.57% 11
Leeds -37 46 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Cambridgeshire +24 45 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Scotland +5 45 £31,000 -11.42% 7
Hampshire +2 39 £37,500 +25.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +15 37 £32,500 - 4
Cambridge +16 35 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Kent +5 32 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Reigate - 31 £47,500 -
Leicestershire +3 30 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Staffordshire +17 29 £22,500 -33.82%
Reading +15 28 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Guildford +27 26 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Milton Keynes +7 26 £32,500 - 2
Bedfordshire +15 25 £23,000 -23.33% 2
Edinburgh +5 25 £31,750 -25.29% 3

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 1267 (41.14%) QA
2 896 (29.09%) Selenium
2 896 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
3 875 (28.41%) SQL
4 805 (26.14%) Degree
5 741 (24.06%) Finance
6 739 (23.99%) Java
7 699 (22.69%) ISEB
8 697 (22.63%) Software Testing
9 649 (21.07%) Automated Testing
10 631 (20.49%) .NET
11 624 (20.26%) C#
12 595 (19.32%) Test Automation
13 570 (18.51%) Test Scripting
14 471 (15.29%) Manual Testing
15 416 (13.51%) Windows
16 412 (13.38%) Microsoft
17 401 (13.02%) Scrum
18 389 (12.63%) ISTQB
19 360 (11.69%) Computer Science
20 338 (10.97%) SQL Server
21 328 (10.65%) Performance Testing
22 327 (10.62%) QuickTest Pro
23 319 (10.36%) WebDriver
24 303 (9.84%) Automation Testing
25 284 (9.22%) TDD
26 283 (9.19%) User Acceptance Testing
27 274 (8.90%) Regression Testing
28 272 (8.83%) BDD
29 257 (8.34%) Penetration Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 42 (1.36%) Confluence
2 34 (1.10%) IIS
3 32 (1.04%) Apache
4 28 (0.91%) SharePoint
5 17 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 16 (0.52%) CMS
7 15 (0.49%) WorkSite
8 10 (0.32%) ColdFusion
9 9 (0.29%) Drupal
10 7 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.23%) Node.js
11 5 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.13%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.13%) WordPress
12 4 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.065%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.065%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.065%) Lync
13 2 (0.065%) Mule
Applications
1 218 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 87 (2.82%) MS Office
3 16 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.097%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.49%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.032%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.032%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.032%) BASE24
4 1 (0.032%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.032%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.032%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.032%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.032%) Exstream
4 1 (0.032%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.032%) Magento
4 1 (0.032%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.032%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.032%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.032%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 54 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (1.46%) SaaS
3 16 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.32%) Basecamp
5 8 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.23%) GitHub
7 4 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 75 (2.44%) Internet
2 59 (1.92%) Wireless
3 58 (1.88%) TCP/IP
4 56 (1.82%) Firewall
5 39 (1.27%) HTTP
6 32 (1.04%) VoIP
7 25 (0.81%) Network Security
8 21 (0.68%) VPN
9 16 (0.52%) LAN
10 15 (0.49%) WAN
10 15 (0.49%) LTE
11 13 (0.42%) 3G
12 12 (0.39%) Wireshark
13 10 (0.32%) SGSN
13 10 (0.32%) Wireless Security
14 8 (0.26%) GGSN
14 8 (0.26%) Broadband
15 7 (0.23%) IMAP
16 6 (0.19%) SSL
16 6 (0.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 108 (3.51%) MySQL
3 60 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 51 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
5 50 (1.62%) Oracle Database
6 31 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (0.88%) Big Data
8 22 (0.71%) MongoDB
9 17 (0.55%) Hazelcast
10 16 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 15 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
12 13 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.36%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (0.26%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.26%) SQLPlus
17 7 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 896 (29.09%) Selenium
2 327 (10.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 319 (10.36%) WebDriver
4 220 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 209 (6.79%) JIRA
6 196 (6.36%) LoadRunner
7 168 (5.45%) JMeter
8 149 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 112 (3.64%) Visual Studio
10 109 (3.54%) Jenkins
11 106 (3.44%) JUnit
12 84 (2.73%) NUnit
13 82 (2.66%) SoapUI
14 69 (2.24%) Git (software)
15 61 (1.98%) FitNesse
16 53 (1.72%) WinRunner
17 52 (1.69%) WATIR
18 50 (1.62%) Calabash
19 49 (1.59%) Subversion
20 48 (1.56%) TestComplete
General
1 741 (24.06%) Finance
2 145 (4.71%) Banking
3 136 (4.42%) Retail
4 103 (3.34%) Telecoms
5 83 (2.69%) Games
6 78 (2.53%) Marketing
7 39 (1.27%) Publishing
8 31 (1.01%) Electronics
9 30 (0.97%) Law
10 28 (0.91%) Financial Institution
11 25 (0.81%) Investment Banking
12 24 (0.78%) Back Office
13 23 (0.75%) Legal
14 22 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.52%) Front Office
16 13 (0.42%) Advertising
17 12 (0.39%) Manufacturing
18 11 (0.36%) Multimedia
18 11 (0.36%) Automotive
19 4 (0.13%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 631 (20.49%) .NET
2 202 (6.56%) HTML
3 162 (5.26%) XML
4 158 (5.13%) Web Services
5 112 (3.64%) ASP.NET
6 108 (3.51%) CSS
7 77 (2.50%) .NET Framework
8 63 (2.05%) REST
8 63 (2.05%) SOAP
9 46 (1.49%) Gherkin
10 45 (1.46%) J2EE
11 37 (1.20%) HTML5
12 36 (1.17%) JSON
13 32 (1.04%) jQuery
14 21 (0.68%) WinForms
15 20 (0.65%) Ajax
15 20 (0.65%) RESTful
16 16 (0.52%) CSS3
16 16 (0.52%) WCF
17 15 (0.49%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 360 (11.69%) Computer Science
2 164 (5.32%) Open Source
3 161 (5.23%) Mathematics
3 161 (5.23%) Mobile App
4 70 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 55 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 44 (1.43%) Derivative
7 41 (1.33%) Life Science
8 39 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 36 (1.17%) Chemistry
10 35 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 30 (0.97%) Statistics
12 29 (0.94%) Biology
13 27 (0.88%) Equities
14 22 (0.71%) NHS
15 19 (0.62%) Blackberry
15 19 (0.62%) Mainframe
15 19 (0.62%) Online Games
16 18 (0.58%) iPhone
16 18 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 416 (13.51%) Windows
2 231 (7.50%) Linux
3 163 (5.29%) Android
4 157 (5.10%) UNIX
5 147 (4.77%) Apple iOS
6 66 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (0.97%) Windows XP
8 29 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (0.91%) Windows 7
10 22 (0.71%) Windows Vista
11 18 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 17 (0.55%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.49%) Solaris
14 13 (0.42%) Windows Phone
15 10 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.26%) Debian
17 8 (0.26%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 697 (22.63%) Software Testing
3 649 (21.07%) Automated Testing
4 595 (19.32%) Test Automation
5 570 (18.51%) Test Scripting
6 471 (15.29%) Manual Testing
7 401 (13.02%) Scrum
8 328 (10.65%) Performance Testing
9 303 (9.84%) Automation Testing
10 284 (9.22%) TDD
11 283 (9.19%) User Acceptance Testing
12 274 (8.90%) Regression Testing
13 272 (8.83%) BDD
14 257 (8.34%) Penetration Testing
15 246 (7.99%) Test Strategy
16 204 (6.62%) System Testing
17 192 (6.23%) OO
18 170 (5.52%) E-Commerce
19 154 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
20 129 (4.19%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 875 (28.41%) SQL
2 739 (23.99%) Java
3 624 (20.26%) C#
4 237 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 236 (7.66%) Python
6 212 (6.88%) C++
7 206 (6.69%) Ruby
8 147 (4.77%) PHP
9 94 (3.05%) C
10 90 (2.92%) VB
11 74 (2.40%) Perl
12 69 (2.24%) PL/SQL
13 67 (2.18%) VBScript
14 59 (1.92%) T-SQL
15 51 (1.66%) VB.NET
16 41 (1.33%) Shell Script
17 33 (1.07%) Objective-C
18 30 (0.97%) Bash Shell
19 16 (0.52%) VB6
20 15 (0.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 805 (26.14%) Degree
2 699 (22.69%) ISEB
3 389 (12.63%) ISTQB
4 197 (6.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 141 (4.58%) Security Cleared
6 118 (3.83%) CEH
7 81 (2.63%) CISSP
8 74 (2.40%) SC Cleared
9 43 (1.40%) OSCP
10 41 (1.33%) GPEN
11 30 (0.97%) CISMP
12 29 (0.94%) GIAC
13 24 (0.78%) HND
14 22 (0.71%) PhD
15 16 (0.52%) DV Cleared
16 14 (0.45%) OSCE
17 13 (0.42%) CISA
18 12 (0.39%) HNC
19 11 (0.36%) CCNA
19 11 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1267 (41.14%) QA
2 82 (2.66%) PCI DSS
3 42 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.19%) SLA
5 6 (0.19%) COBIT
6 3 (0.097%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.065%) WCAG
8 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.032%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.032%) GAMP
8 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.032%) COSO
System Software
1 19 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.29%) Hyper-V
2 9 (0.29%) Nmap
3 8 (0.26%) Snort
3 8 (0.26%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.23%) vSphere
5 5 (0.16%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.097%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.065%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.065%) XenApp
7 2 (0.065%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.032%) KVM
8 1 (0.032%) NFS
8 1 (0.032%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 189 (6.14%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.45%) Nessus
2 14 (0.45%) SCCM
3 8 (0.26%) WebInspect
4 6 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
5 5 (0.16%) PureDisk
5 5 (0.16%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.16%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.13%) Opsview
7 2 (0.065%) Puppet
7 2 (0.065%) Control-M
7 2 (0.065%) SCOM
8 1 (0.032%) WMI
8 1 (0.032%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 412 (13.38%) Microsoft
2 194 (6.30%) Oracle
3 172 (5.58%) HP
4 31 (1.01%) Citrix
5 29 (0.94%) IBM
6 24 (0.78%) SAP
6 24 (0.78%) Telerik
6 24 (0.78%) VMware
7 18 (0.58%) Red Hat
8 15 (0.49%) Interwoven
9 12 (0.39%) Jaspersoft
10 11 (0.36%) Apple
11 10 (0.32%) Adobe
12 8 (0.26%) JD Edwards
12 8 (0.26%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.23%) Altiris
13 7 (0.23%) Xamarin
13 7 (0.23%) Informatica
13 7 (0.23%) Compuware
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 33 minutes ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS + BENS
Posted: 1 hour ago
Colchester, Essex
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avanade UK Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Proactive Appointments
Salary: From £30,000 to £31,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + equity
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £54,000 per annum plus great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 42,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £450000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
EasyRoommate
Salary: Attractive Basic
Posted: 2 days ago