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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 258 256 250
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1291 1314 1324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.23% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.28% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1158 1147 1063
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
97472 102743 99324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 81850 85177 79938
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 -1 1231 £39,000 +4.00% 285
London +15 428 £50,000 +5.26% 81
South East -15 223 £36,750 -2.00% 50
Yorkshire +31 152 £35,000 +7.69% 46
North West +11 136 £36,500 +4.28% 48
East of England +2 101 £35,000 - 6
West Midlands -20 84 £36,250 +3.57% 19
Manchester +6 83 £37,500 +5.63% 27
West Yorkshire +12 79 £35,000 -6.66% 23
Leeds +14 71 £35,000 -6.66% 20
Surrey -31 67 £38,750 +3.33% 9
South West +21 58 £36,500 +4.28% 23
City of London +42 57 £47,500 - 19
East Midlands -6 38 £37,500 +12.78% 10
Cheshire +38 36 £30,000 +9.09% 14
Oxfordshire +28 36 £30,000 -14.28% 5
North Yorkshire +30 33 £32,500 +3.17% 9
Suffolk +17 32 £30,000 +20.00%
Birmingham +15 31 £40,000 +37.93% 6
Cambridgeshire -8 29 £38,000 +1.33% 4
Ipswich +10 27 £30,750 +32.25%
Cambridge -9 27 £38,500 +4.05% 4
Berkshire -60 27 £44,500 +18.66% 20
Buckinghamshire +16 25 £32,500 - 4
West Sussex +17 24 £35,000 -6.66% 3
York +28 23 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Hampshire -7 23 £30,000 -14.28% 5
Scotland -12 22 £32,500 -4.41% 6
Hertfordshire -13 22 £35,000 -24.32% 1
Gloucestershire +12 21 £37,500 -10.71% 6

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1326 (47.51%) QA
2 1255 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
3 942 (33.75%) Selenium
4 739 (26.48%) SQL
5 738 (26.44%) Java
6 648 (23.22%) Test Scripting
7 646 (23.15%) Software Testing
8 632 (22.64%) ISEB
9 623 (22.32%) Automated Testing
10 556 (19.92%) ISTQB
11 549 (19.67%) Test Automation
12 530 (18.99%) Finance
13 528 (18.92%) C#
14 494 (17.70%) Manual Testing
15 471 (16.88%) Automation Testing
16 451 (16.16%) BDD
17 435 (15.59%) Windows
18 431 (15.44%) Degree
19 418 (14.98%) WebDriver
20 410 (14.69%) Scrum
21 401 (14.37%) Functional Testing
22 394 (14.12%) Microsoft
23 393 (14.08%) Cucumber
24 374 (13.40%) SDLC
25 365 (13.08%) TDD
26 350 (12.54%) .NET
27 336 (12.04%) JIRA
28 318 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
29 312 (11.18%) Regression Testing
30 306 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 41 (1.47%) IIS
2 18 (0.64%) WebLogic
3 17 (0.61%) CMS
3 17 (0.61%) ColdFusion
3 17 (0.61%) Confluence
4 11 (0.39%) JBoss
4 11 (0.39%) Node.js
4 11 (0.39%) Tomcat
5 10 (0.36%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.25%) Jetty
7 6 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.18%) Drupal
9 4 (0.14%) Apache
9 4 (0.14%) SAS
9 4 (0.14%) Tuxedo
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.072%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.072%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.072%) WebSphere
Applications
1 225 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 57 (2.04%) MS Office
3 7 (0.25%) Maya
3 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.072%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.036%) MS Project
5 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 9 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.32%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.32%) MultiFonds
3 9 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.32%) Sonata
4 5 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.14%) BASE24
6 3 (0.11%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.036%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 52 (1.86%) SaaS
2 35 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.32%) GitHub
5 4 (0.14%) Sage Pay
6 2 (0.072%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.072%) Office 365
7 1 (0.036%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.036%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.58%) Wireless
2 56 (2.01%) Network Security
3 54 (1.93%) Firewall
4 51 (1.83%) TCP/IP
5 49 (1.76%) HTTP
6 37 (1.33%) Internet
7 21 (0.75%) LAN
8 18 (0.64%) WAN
9 15 (0.54%) Wireless Security
10 13 (0.47%) VPN
11 11 (0.39%) Wireshark
12 9 (0.32%) VoIP
13 7 (0.25%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.25%) SS7
14 6 (0.21%) ATM
14 6 (0.21%) Intranet
14 6 (0.21%) SIGTRAN
15 4 (0.14%) Diameter Protocol
15 4 (0.14%) GGSN
15 4 (0.14%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 91 (3.26%) Relational Database
3 31 (1.11%) MySQL
4 29 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 27 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (0.79%) Big Data
7 22 (0.79%) DB2
7 22 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (0.68%) DbVisualizer
9 19 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 16 (0.57%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.25%) Hazelcast
13 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.21%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.18%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 942 (33.75%) Selenium
2 418 (14.98%) WebDriver
3 393 (14.08%) Cucumber
4 336 (12.04%) JIRA
5 248 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 243 (8.71%) HP UFT
7 161 (5.77%) SoapUI
8 160 (5.73%) Jenkins
9 149 (5.34%) SpecFlow
10 145 (5.20%) JMeter
11 132 (4.73%) JUnit
12 121 (4.34%) LoadRunner
13 103 (3.69%) Visual Studio
14 91 (3.26%) Git (software)
15 68 (2.44%) FitNesse
16 50 (1.79%) Subversion
17 44 (1.58%) NUnit
18 43 (1.54%) Selenium IDE
19 40 (1.43%) Appium
20 39 (1.40%) Maven
General
1 530 (18.99%) Finance
2 123 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 119 (4.26%) Retail
4 115 (4.12%) Banking
5 73 (2.62%) Games
6 57 (2.04%) Electronics
7 51 (1.83%) Law
8 50 (1.79%) Marketing
9 40 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 35 (1.25%) Legal
11 30 (1.07%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.82%) Publishing
13 17 (0.61%) Advertising
14 15 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.21%) Automotive
16 6 (0.21%) Front Office
16 6 (0.21%) iGaming
16 6 (0.21%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (12.54%) .NET
2 280 (10.03%) Web Services
3 180 (6.45%) HTML
4 155 (5.55%) XML
5 107 (3.83%) Gherkin
6 97 (3.48%) SOAP
7 90 (3.22%) CSS
8 72 (2.58%) ASP.NET
9 55 (1.97%) J2EE
10 48 (1.72%) RESTful
11 42 (1.50%) REST
12 38 (1.36%) JSON
13 37 (1.33%) jQuery
14 34 (1.22%) Java EE
15 20 (0.72%) Ajax
16 16 (0.57%) HTML5
17 13 (0.47%) .NET Framework
17 13 (0.47%) Middleware
17 13 (0.47%) Spring
18 11 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 318 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (7.02%) Computer Science
3 163 (5.84%) Mobile App
4 60 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 58 (2.08%) Client/Server
6 35 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (1.25%) Mathematics
7 31 (1.11%) User Experience
8 29 (1.04%) Fintech
9 23 (0.82%) Blackberry
10 20 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 19 (0.68%) iSeries
12 18 (0.64%) Driving Licence
13 17 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
14 15 (0.54%) N-Tier
14 15 (0.54%) Online Games
15 14 (0.50%) AS400
15 14 (0.50%) Mainframe
15 14 (0.50%) Physics
15 14 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 435 (15.59%) Windows
2 224 (8.03%) Linux
3 214 (7.67%) Unix
4 136 (4.87%) Apple iOS
5 128 (4.59%) Android
6 63 (2.26%) Windows Server
7 26 (0.93%) Solaris
8 23 (0.82%) Mac OS X
9 17 (0.61%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.43%) CentOS
11 12 (0.43%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.36%) Kali Linux
13 8 (0.29%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.29%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.25%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.21%) AIX
15 6 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1255 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
2 648 (23.22%) Test Scripting
3 646 (23.15%) Software Testing
4 623 (22.32%) Automated Testing
5 549 (19.67%) Test Automation
6 494 (17.70%) Manual Testing
7 471 (16.88%) Automation Testing
8 451 (16.16%) BDD
9 410 (14.69%) Scrum
10 401 (14.37%) Functional Testing
11 374 (13.40%) SDLC
12 365 (13.08%) TDD
13 312 (11.18%) Regression Testing
14 306 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
15 288 (10.32%) Performance Testing
16 258 (9.24%) Penetration Testing
17 210 (7.52%) Test Strategy
18 207 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
19 195 (6.99%) E-Commerce
19 195 (6.99%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 739 (26.48%) SQL
2 738 (26.44%) Java
3 528 (18.92%) C#
4 207 (7.42%) JavaScript
5 199 (7.13%) Python
6 172 (6.16%) Ruby
7 123 (4.41%) C++
8 99 (3.55%) PHP
9 97 (3.48%) C
10 70 (2.51%) Perl
11 41 (1.47%) VB
12 36 (1.29%) T-SQL
13 34 (1.22%) Bash Shell
14 25 (0.90%) Shell Script
15 22 (0.79%) Scala
16 20 (0.72%) VBScript
17 15 (0.54%) Groovy
18 14 (0.50%) ABAP
19 11 (0.39%) VB.NET
20 10 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 632 (22.64%) ISEB
2 556 (19.92%) ISTQB
3 431 (15.44%) Degree
4 215 (7.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 130 (4.66%) Security Cleared
6 128 (4.59%) CREST Certified
7 87 (3.12%) SC Cleared
8 55 (1.97%) OSCP
9 50 (1.79%) CEH
10 43 (1.54%) CHECK Team Member
11 39 (1.40%) CHECK Team Leader
12 34 (1.22%) DV Cleared
13 24 (0.86%) CISSP
14 21 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
15 18 (0.64%) GIAC
15 18 (0.64%) GPEN
15 18 (0.64%) Tigerscheme
16 13 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.47%) OSCE
17 10 (0.36%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1326 (47.51%) QA
2 39 (1.40%) SDET
3 34 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 20 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.29%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.14%) SEPA
9 3 (0.11%) EMIR
9 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.11%) SLA
10 2 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.072%) HL7
11 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.036%) MiFID
System Software
1 33 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 19 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.57%) Firmware
5 11 (0.39%) XenApp
5 11 (0.39%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.11%) XenServer
7 2 (0.072%) vSphere
8 1 (0.036%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 215 (7.70%) HP Quality Center
2 59 (2.11%) Nessus
3 37 (1.33%) Nmap
4 25 (0.90%) OpenVAS
5 15 (0.54%) SCCM
6 10 (0.36%) CORE IMPACT
7 7 (0.25%) CA LISA
8 5 (0.18%) CA Wily
8 5 (0.18%) nmon
8 5 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.11%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.072%) Graphite
10 2 (0.072%) WebInspect
11 1 (0.036%) Ansible
11 1 (0.036%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.036%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.036%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.036%) Puppet
11 1 (0.036%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 394 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 196 (7.02%) HP
3 114 (4.08%) Oracle
4 52 (1.86%) SAP
5 40 (1.43%) Citrix
6 36 (1.29%) VMware
7 24 (0.86%) Qualys
8 22 (0.79%) hybris
9 19 (0.68%) Coverity
10 15 (0.54%) IBM
11 14 (0.50%) Atlassian
12 12 (0.43%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.43%) Telerik
13 10 (0.36%) BT
13 10 (0.36%) Capita
14 9 (0.32%) Cegedim Rx
14 9 (0.32%) Google
15 8 (0.29%) Cisco
15 8 (0.29%) Dynatrace
15 8 (0.29%) Twitter
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £29000 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
United Kingdom
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £22500.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package + Free Parking
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 23 days holidays + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £31000 per annum + Excellent benefits + 25 days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £29000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £33000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits + free parking
Posted: 2 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago