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 23 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 240 249 237
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1343 1379 1508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.27% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.32% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1147 1230 1269
Median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
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
94684 104270 111362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.37% 96.19% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79697 86340 89890
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +6 1289 £38,000 +1.33% 314
London -29 370 £50,000 +4.16% 77
South East +61 281 £40,000 +9.58% 62
North West +35 134 £32,750 -3.67% 31
West Midlands +22 128 £32,500 +4.83% 30
East of England +17 105 £35,000 - 25
Yorkshire -4 101 £37,500 +7.14% 24
South West +35 91 £35,500 +1.42% 39
Manchester +14 88 £33,500 -4.28% 24
Berkshire +58 87 £45,000 +12.50% 17
West Yorkshire -5 64 £38,000 +8.57% 17
Leeds +26 56 £38,000 +8.57% 15
East Midlands +5 55 £35,000 -5.40% 14
Reading +40 46 £42,500 -5.55% 14
Hampshire +10 44 £32,500 -13.33% 10
City of London +36 42 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Warwickshire +32 40 £32,500 -2.25% 5
Surrey +14 38 £40,000 +10.34% 6
Oxfordshire +13 38 £41,750 +28.46% 11
Cheshire +37 35 £31,000 -4.61% 6
Staffordshire +5 35 £31,250 +9.64% 2
East Sussex +25 33 £35,000 -11.39%
Warwick +25 33 £32,500 +12.06% 2
Brighton +24 33 £35,000 -11.39%
Gloucestershire -1 30 £42,500 +13.33% 21
Bristol +22 27 £34,000 -9.33% 11
Scotland +18 27 £33,750 -14.55% 5
Bedfordshire +30 26 £52,500 +48.93% 3
Stoke-on-Trent 0 26 £32,500 +16.07% 1
Stockport +9 25 £37,500 +25.00% 4

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 1287 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1229 (44.45%) QA
3 1008 (36.46%) Selenium
4 751 (27.16%) SQL
5 732 (26.47%) Java
6 657 (23.76%) Test Scripting
7 621 (22.46%) Software Testing
8 598 (21.63%) ISEB
9 593 (21.45%) C#
10 584 (21.12%) Finance
11 562 (20.33%) Test Automation
12 546 (19.75%) Automated Testing
13 508 (18.37%) Scrum
14 482 (17.43%) ISTQB
15 470 (17.00%) Manual Testing
16 462 (16.71%) Automation Testing
17 451 (16.31%) Regression Testing
18 412 (14.90%) Degree
19 398 (14.39%) Windows
20 383 (13.85%) BDD
21 368 (13.31%) Penetration Testing
22 365 (13.20%) .NET
23 356 (12.88%) Microsoft
24 351 (12.69%) JIRA
25 324 (11.72%) WebDriver
26 323 (11.68%) JavaScript
27 317 (11.46%) Performance Testing
28 315 (11.39%) Cucumber
29 309 (11.18%) Functional Testing
30 302 (10.92%) TDD

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 (1.59%) CMS
2 40 (1.45%) Confluence
3 31 (1.12%) IIS
4 23 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 14 (0.51%) MS Exchange
6 12 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (0.43%) Skype for Business
7 9 (0.33%) Apache
8 7 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.18%) CICS
11 4 (0.14%) JBoss
12 3 (0.11%) Drupal
12 3 (0.11%) SAS
13 2 (0.072%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.072%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.072%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.036%) MTS
14 1 (0.036%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.036%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 185 (6.69%) MS Excel
2 53 (1.92%) MS Office
3 8 (0.29%) Maya
4 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.036%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.47%) Misys Midas
4 12 (0.43%) MultiFonds
4 12 (0.43%) Sonata
5 8 (0.29%) CSG Singleview
5 8 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.072%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.072%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.036%) Magento
10 1 (0.036%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.036%) Optimost
10 1 (0.036%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.036%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.036%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (0.80%) SaaS
4 17 (0.61%) GitHub
5 5 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.072%) Google Play
7 1 (0.036%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.036%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.036%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.036%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.036%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.036%) Office 365
7 1 (0.036%) Pure360
7 1 (0.036%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 113 (4.09%) Wireless
2 91 (3.29%) Firewall
3 84 (3.04%) TCP/IP
4 62 (2.24%) Internet
5 48 (1.74%) HTTP
6 33 (1.19%) LAN
6 33 (1.19%) WAN
7 28 (1.01%) DNS
7 28 (1.01%) Wireless Security
8 24 (0.87%) Network Security
9 22 (0.80%) SMTP
9 22 (0.80%) VoIP
10 16 (0.58%) HTTPS
10 16 (0.58%) Wireshark
11 13 (0.47%) NAS
12 11 (0.40%) SAN
13 10 (0.36%) IMAP
13 10 (0.36%) SSH
14 7 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.22%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 81 (2.93%) MySQL
3 62 (2.24%) Relational Database
4 39 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (0.72%) Big Data
7 19 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (0.65%) Oracle Database
9 15 (0.54%) MongoDB
10 12 (0.43%) MS Access
11 10 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.33%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.22%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (0.18%) DB2
16 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1008 (36.46%) Selenium
2 351 (12.69%) JIRA
3 324 (11.72%) WebDriver
4 315 (11.39%) Cucumber
5 242 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 232 (8.39%) JMeter
7 230 (8.32%) SoapUI
8 153 (5.53%) SpecFlow
9 150 (5.42%) HP UFT
10 149 (5.39%) Jenkins
11 143 (5.17%) Visual Studio
12 140 (5.06%) LoadRunner
13 137 (4.95%) Git (software)
14 121 (4.38%) JUnit
15 101 (3.65%) NUnit
16 100 (3.62%) TestNG
17 65 (2.35%) Burp Suite
18 64 (2.31%) Metasploit
19 61 (2.21%) Gatling
20 48 (1.74%) FitNesse
General
1 584 (21.12%) Finance
2 149 (5.39%) Telecoms
3 128 (4.63%) Banking
4 87 (3.15%) Games
5 76 (2.75%) Retail
6 54 (1.95%) Back Office
7 49 (1.77%) Marketing
8 33 (1.19%) Publishing
9 32 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.01%) Automotive
11 24 (0.87%) Electronics
12 23 (0.83%) Legal
13 19 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 17 (0.61%) Law
15 14 (0.51%) Advertising
16 12 (0.43%) Aerospace
16 12 (0.43%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.40%) Billing
18 6 (0.22%) Military
18 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (13.20%) .NET
2 241 (8.72%) HTML
3 224 (8.10%) Web Services
4 195 (7.05%) XML
5 111 (4.01%) SOAP
6 107 (3.87%) ASP.NET
7 103 (3.73%) CSS
8 82 (2.97%) Gherkin
9 61 (2.21%) REST
10 55 (1.99%) .NET Framework
11 52 (1.88%) Ajax
12 47 (1.70%) JSON
13 38 (1.37%) RESTful
14 36 (1.30%) Node.js
15 33 (1.19%) jQuery
16 28 (1.01%) HTML5
17 20 (0.72%) DOM
18 19 (0.69%) 802.1X
18 19 (0.69%) LAMP
18 19 (0.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 270 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 253 (9.15%) Mobile App
3 136 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 64 (2.31%) Client/Server
5 58 (2.10%) User Experience
6 55 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 46 (1.66%) CESG
8 45 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 43 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 42 (1.52%) iPad
11 27 (0.98%) Online Games
12 26 (0.94%) Fintech
13 22 (0.80%) Driving Licence
14 21 (0.76%) Digital Media
15 20 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
15 20 (0.72%) N-Tier
16 19 (0.69%) Mathematics
16 19 (0.69%) Virtual Team
17 15 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
17 15 (0.54%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 398 (14.39%) Windows
2 293 (10.60%) Linux
3 170 (6.15%) Unix
4 117 (4.23%) Android
5 108 (3.91%) Apple iOS
6 66 (2.39%) Windows Server
7 31 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 17 (0.61%) Kali Linux
8 17 (0.61%) Windows 10
9 16 (0.58%) Solaris
10 12 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.33%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.29%) CentOS
13 7 (0.25%) AIX
14 6 (0.22%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.22%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.22%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.14%) VxWorks
15 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1287 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 657 (23.76%) Test Scripting
3 621 (22.46%) Software Testing
4 562 (20.33%) Test Automation
5 546 (19.75%) Automated Testing
6 508 (18.37%) Scrum
7 470 (17.00%) Manual Testing
8 462 (16.71%) Automation Testing
9 451 (16.31%) Regression Testing
10 383 (13.85%) BDD
11 368 (13.31%) Penetration Testing
12 317 (11.46%) Performance Testing
13 309 (11.18%) Functional Testing
14 302 (10.92%) TDD
15 273 (9.87%) SDLC
16 253 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
17 240 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
18 226 (8.17%) Test Strategy
19 185 (6.69%) Defect Management
19 185 (6.69%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 751 (27.16%) SQL
2 732 (26.47%) Java
3 593 (21.45%) C#
4 323 (11.68%) JavaScript
5 262 (9.48%) Python
6 230 (8.32%) Ruby
7 189 (6.84%) C++
8 155 (5.61%) Perl
9 132 (4.77%) C
10 122 (4.41%) PHP
11 80 (2.89%) VB
12 60 (2.17%) Bash Shell
13 42 (1.52%) VBScript
14 41 (1.48%) PowerShell
15 40 (1.45%) VB.NET
16 39 (1.41%) Shell Script
17 34 (1.23%) Groovy
18 28 (1.01%) Scala
19 23 (0.83%) T-SQL
20 17 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 598 (21.63%) ISEB
2 482 (17.43%) ISTQB
3 412 (14.90%) Degree
4 269 (9.73%) CREST Certified
5 193 (6.98%) Security Cleared
6 163 (5.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 134 (4.85%) OSCP
8 120 (4.34%) SC Cleared
9 97 (3.51%) CEH
10 86 (3.11%) GPEN
11 78 (2.82%) CISSP
12 74 (2.68%) GIAC
13 66 (2.39%) Tigerscheme
14 63 (2.28%) CHECK Team Leader
14 63 (2.28%) CHECK Team Member
15 57 (2.06%) DV Cleared
16 33 (1.19%) SANS
17 21 (0.76%) CISA
17 21 (0.76%) CISM
18 19 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1229 (44.45%) QA
2 46 (1.66%) SDET
3 26 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.51%) COBIT
4 14 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.47%) Val IT
6 12 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.33%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.18%) WCAG
9 4 (0.14%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.11%) Section 508
11 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.036%) GPG13
System Software
1 43 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.36%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.14%) Docker
5 4 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 136 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
2 78 (2.82%) Nessus
3 60 (2.17%) Nmap
4 29 (1.05%) HP SiteScope
5 25 (0.90%) OpenVAS
6 12 (0.43%) SCCM
6 12 (0.43%) SCOM
7 11 (0.40%) HP Fortify
7 11 (0.40%) Perfmon
8 9 (0.33%) Puppet
9 8 (0.29%) Nagios
10 6 (0.22%) Nexpose
11 5 (0.18%) Grafana
11 5 (0.18%) Graphite
11 5 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.14%) Control-M
13 3 (0.11%) WebInspect
14 2 (0.072%) Core Impact
15 1 (0.036%) CA Wily
15 1 (0.036%) Oozie
Vendors
1 356 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 155 (5.61%) HP
3 125 (4.52%) Oracle
4 47 (1.70%) VMware
5 36 (1.30%) Google
6 31 (1.12%) SAP
7 27 (0.98%) Qualys
8 20 (0.72%) Cisco
8 20 (0.72%) Coverity
8 20 (0.72%) Fortinet
9 19 (0.69%) IBM
9 19 (0.69%) Juniper
9 19 (0.69%) Nokia
10 18 (0.65%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.51%) Telerik
12 12 (0.43%) Atlassian
13 8 (0.29%) Citrix
13 8 (0.29%) Misys
14 7 (0.25%) Apple
14 7 (0.25%) Splunk
Folkestone, Kent
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum, Benefits Multiple benefits including health
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £26k - 33k per year + bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: 21 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum + Pension, health etc
Posted: 21 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
ISL
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Fantastic benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25-32K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Nantwich, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Freshtechit
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hyde, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago