The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 256 224 253
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1283 1544 1222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 1.31% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.38% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1129 1330 1025
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%

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
102183 111859 102313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 83932 91897 85042
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 May 2015 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 27 May 2015. 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 -15 1200 £40,000 +8.10% 230
London -29 462 £47,500 +5.55% 78
South East -52 200 £42,500 +16.43% 25
East of England +12 128 £36,000 +9.09% 16
Yorkshire +23 116 £32,500 - 20
North West +22 107 £30,000 -4.76% 35
City of London +31 92 £49,500 +10.00% 21
West Midlands -2 74 £32,500 +9.24% 15
Cambridgeshire +14 66 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Manchester +10 61 £30,000 -4.76% 17
South West -55 60 £30,000 -14.28% 28
Surrey -22 57 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Cambridge +7 52 £45,000 +24.13% 7
West Yorkshire -14 51 £34,000 - 13
Berkshire -21 44 £50,000 +33.33% 5
North Yorkshire +35 41 £30,000 - 2
Cheshire +4 33 £32,250 +7.50% 12
East Midlands -10 33 £39,500 +21.53% 5
Wales +21 32 £35,000 +1.44% 2
South Wales +16 30 £35,000 +1.44% 2
Leeds -21 30 £33,500 -4.28% 10
Harrogate +13 29 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Hertfordshire +12 29 £22,500 -47.05% 3
Scotland -10 27 £37,500 +20.96% 11
Hampshire -25 25 £36,250 -0.68% 6
West Sussex +24 23 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Birmingham -2 22 £42,500 +26.86% 10
Newport +9 21 £35,000 +1.44% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 21 £33,250 +2.30% 3
Reading -11 21 £43,000 +14.66% 5

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 1255 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1049 (40.63%) QA
3 848 (32.84%) Selenium
4 790 (30.60%) SQL
5 788 (30.52%) Java
6 623 (24.13%) Test Scripting
7 580 (22.46%) ISEB
8 570 (22.08%) Automated Testing
9 532 (20.60%) Test Automation
10 526 (20.37%) Software Testing
11 523 (20.26%) Finance
12 518 (20.06%) Manual Testing
13 447 (17.31%) C#
14 440 (17.04%) Degree
15 415 (16.07%) ISTQB
16 385 (14.91%) Scrum
17 363 (14.06%) BDD
18 362 (14.02%) Automation Testing
19 356 (13.79%) WebDriver
20 345 (13.36%) TDD
21 337 (13.05%) Windows
22 336 (13.01%) Regression Testing
23 335 (12.97%) User Acceptance Testing
24 310 (12.01%) Cucumber
25 300 (11.62%) .NET
26 294 (11.39%) JavaScript
27 276 (10.69%) SDLC
28 267 (10.34%) HTML
29 255 (9.88%) Microsoft
30 242 (9.37%) JIRA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 32 (1.24%) WebSphere
2 31 (1.20%) IIS
2 31 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 19 (0.74%) WebLogic
4 17 (0.66%) CMS
5 15 (0.58%) MQSeries
5 15 (0.58%) Node.js
6 14 (0.54%) Apache
7 11 (0.43%) JBoss
8 10 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (0.31%) Confluence
9 8 (0.31%) Drupal
10 7 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.19%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.19%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.12%) SAS
12 3 (0.12%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.12%) WordPress
13 2 (0.077%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 114 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 66 (2.56%) MS Office
3 3 (0.12%) Mingle
4 2 (0.077%) MS Project
4 2 (0.077%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.077%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.23%) MultiFonds
3 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.15%) Sophis RISQUE
4 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.077%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.077%) Magento
5 2 (0.077%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.077%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.039%) Summit
6 1 (0.039%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.039%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.039%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 1 (0.039%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.74%) SaaS
2 14 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.15%) FinancialForce.com
6 2 (0.077%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.077%) GitHub
6 2 (0.077%) Trello
7 1 (0.039%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.039%) PaaS
7 1 (0.039%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.039%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.28%) Internet
2 29 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 26 (1.01%) Wireless
4 25 (0.97%) HTTP
5 24 (0.93%) Network Security
6 11 (0.43%) Firewall
7 10 (0.39%) DNS
8 9 (0.35%) VoIP
9 8 (0.31%) ATM
10 7 (0.27%) Unified Communications
10 7 (0.27%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.23%) VPN
12 5 (0.19%) GSM
12 5 (0.19%) LAN
12 5 (0.19%) Wireless Security
13 4 (0.15%) GPRS
13 4 (0.15%) SSL
14 3 (0.12%) CTI
14 3 (0.12%) WAN
15 2 (0.077%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.05%) Relational Database
3 45 (1.74%) MySQL
4 42 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (1.39%) Oracle Database
6 33 (1.28%) DB2
7 26 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 26 (1.01%) Big Data
8 23 (0.89%) DbVisualizer
9 19 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (0.58%) RDBMS
12 14 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.39%) NoSQL
13 10 (0.39%) Hazelcast
14 9 (0.35%) Neo4j
15 8 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 848 (32.84%) Selenium
2 356 (13.79%) WebDriver
3 310 (12.01%) Cucumber
4 242 (9.37%) JIRA
5 213 (8.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 123 (4.76%) JMeter
7 122 (4.73%) Jenkins
8 111 (4.30%) LoadRunner
9 109 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 102 (3.95%) JUnit
11 101 (3.91%) SpecFlow
12 98 (3.80%) SoapUI
13 58 (2.25%) Visual Studio
14 57 (2.21%) Appium
15 55 (2.13%) Git (software)
16 53 (2.05%) FitNesse
16 53 (2.05%) Calabash
17 51 (1.98%) Subversion
18 50 (1.94%) TeamCity
19 49 (1.90%) NUnit
General
1 523 (20.26%) Finance
2 152 (5.89%) Banking
3 118 (4.57%) Retail
4 100 (3.87%) Games
5 97 (3.76%) Telecoms
6 47 (1.82%) Marketing
7 24 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 20 (0.77%) Legal
8 20 (0.77%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.66%) Billing
9 17 (0.66%) Advertising
10 15 (0.58%) Law
10 15 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.46%) Back Office
13 9 (0.35%) Front Office
14 7 (0.27%) Electronics
14 7 (0.27%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.23%) Automotive
16 5 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (11.62%) .NET
2 267 (10.34%) HTML
3 162 (6.27%) Web Services
4 160 (6.20%) XML
5 147 (5.69%) CSS
6 70 (2.71%) ASP.NET
7 68 (2.63%) SOAP
8 45 (1.74%) RESTful
8 45 (1.74%) Gherkin
9 44 (1.70%) J2EE
10 43 (1.67%) REST
11 40 (1.55%) jQuery
12 34 (1.32%) HTML5
13 28 (1.08%) Spring
14 27 (1.05%) Java EE
15 26 (1.01%) Flash
16 24 (0.93%) WCF
17 22 (0.85%) LAMP
18 21 (0.81%) WPF
19 20 (0.77%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 215 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (7.90%) Computer Science
3 183 (7.09%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.09%) User Experience
5 41 (1.59%) Mathematics
6 40 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 39 (1.51%) Client/Server
8 37 (1.43%) N-Tier
8 37 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 34 (1.32%) Replication
10 22 (0.85%) Data Centre
11 17 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (0.66%) Data Integration
12 15 (0.58%) Visualisation
12 15 (0.58%) AS400
13 12 (0.46%) SWIFT
14 11 (0.43%) iPad
14 11 (0.43%) iSeries
14 11 (0.43%) Derivative
15 10 (0.39%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 337 (13.05%) Windows
2 216 (8.37%) Linux
3 177 (6.86%) Android
4 172 (6.66%) Apple iOS
5 135 (5.23%) UNIX
6 29 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 24 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (0.93%) Windows XP
10 23 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
11 20 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 18 (0.70%) Windows Phone
13 17 (0.66%) Windows Vista
14 16 (0.62%) Solaris
15 11 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
16 7 (0.27%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.077%) AIX
19 1 (0.039%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1255 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (24.13%) Test Scripting
3 570 (22.08%) Automated Testing
4 532 (20.60%) Test Automation
5 526 (20.37%) Software Testing
6 518 (20.06%) Manual Testing
7 385 (14.91%) Scrum
8 363 (14.06%) BDD
9 362 (14.02%) Automation Testing
10 345 (13.36%) TDD
11 336 (13.01%) Regression Testing
12 335 (12.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 276 (10.69%) SDLC
14 233 (9.02%) Performance Testing
15 197 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
16 181 (7.01%) E-Commerce
17 177 (6.86%) Penetration Testing
18 157 (6.08%) System Testing
19 149 (5.77%) Test Strategy
20 131 (5.07%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 790 (30.60%) SQL
2 788 (30.52%) Java
3 447 (17.31%) C#
4 294 (11.39%) JavaScript
5 168 (6.51%) Python
6 141 (5.46%) Ruby
7 121 (4.69%) PHP
8 113 (4.38%) C++
9 70 (2.71%) C
10 65 (2.52%) Perl
11 36 (1.39%) PL/SQL
12 31 (1.20%) Bash Shell
13 29 (1.12%) VB
14 28 (1.08%) T-SQL
15 24 (0.93%) VBScript
16 22 (0.85%) PowerShell
17 21 (0.81%) Groovy
18 18 (0.70%) Shell Script
19 13 (0.50%) VB.NET
20 12 (0.46%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 580 (22.46%) ISEB
2 440 (17.04%) Degree
3 415 (16.07%) ISTQB
4 208 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 97 (3.76%) Security Cleared
6 60 (2.32%) OSCP
7 49 (1.90%) CISSP
8 46 (1.78%) SC Cleared
9 44 (1.70%) OSCE
10 24 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
11 22 (0.85%) CEH
12 19 (0.74%) HND
13 17 (0.66%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 6 (0.23%) GPEN
16 4 (0.15%) CGEIT
16 4 (0.15%) CRISC
16 4 (0.15%) CISA
17 3 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 2 (0.077%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1049 (40.63%) QA
2 26 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 23 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.077%) WAI
4 2 (0.077%) COBIT
4 2 (0.077%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.077%) SLA
4 2 (0.077%) Val IT
4 2 (0.077%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.039%) EMIR
5 1 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.039%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.039%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (0.66%) Hyper-V
3 11 (0.43%) vSphere
4 5 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.15%) Firmware
6 2 (0.077%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.039%) Docker
7 1 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.039%) XenApp
7 1 (0.039%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 153 (5.93%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (0.97%) Nessus
3 15 (0.58%) Nmap
4 8 (0.31%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (0.12%) Puppet
6 2 (0.077%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.077%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.077%) Oozie
6 2 (0.077%) Netcool
7 1 (0.039%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.039%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 255 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 188 (7.28%) Oracle
3 120 (4.65%) HP
4 37 (1.43%) VMware
5 35 (1.36%) IBM
6 17 (0.66%) Telerik
7 13 (0.50%) SAP
8 12 (0.46%) Apple
9 10 (0.39%) Google
10 9 (0.35%) Qualys
10 9 (0.35%) Terracotta
10 9 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.31%) Business Objects
11 8 (0.31%) Citrix
12 7 (0.27%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.23%) Sage
14 5 (0.19%) McAfee
14 5 (0.19%) Bloomberg
14 5 (0.19%) Cognos
14 5 (0.19%) Capita
York, North Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus + 25 Days Holiday + Pension +
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cornwall
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Midlands
Eclipse I.T. Recruitment
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £1 per month
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum (DOE - possibly more) + bonus + shar
Posted: 10 hours ago