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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 241 234 216
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1286 1303 1406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 1.26% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.33% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1130 1044 1260
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 January 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 January 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 -8 1210 £37,500 +7.14% 263
London -31 404 £45,000 - 92
South East -16 258 £36,000 +10.76% 50
North West +26 147 £35,000 +9.37% 44
Yorkshire +12 127 £32,500 +5.69% 19
Surrey +44 110 £37,500 +19.04% 8
Manchester +33 106 £37,500 +31.57% 32
East of England -13 95 £35,000 +1.44% 13
Berkshire +25 80 £37,500 +7.14% 14
West Yorkshire +18 77 £35,000 +7.69% 17
West Midlands +7 77 £35,000 +16.66% 15
City of London -23 68 £50,000 - 35
Leeds +17 58 £36,250 +11.53% 12
Reading +24 45 £34,000 -9.33% 12
Cambridgeshire +17 45 £37,500 +5.63% 9
East Midlands -2 45 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Hampshire -36 38 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Scotland -3 36 £36,250 +11.53% 8
Cambridge 0 33 £35,000 - 5
South West -42 33 £34,000 +13.33% 22
Hertfordshire -11 32 £42,500 +30.76% 2
North Yorkshire +15 30 £31,500 -7.35%
Cheshire -2 24 £32,500 -40.90% 2
Nottinghamshire +15 22 £29,250 -8.59%
Warwickshire +10 21 £45,000 +50.00% 6
Nottingham +9 21 £28,500 -10.93%
Harrogate -2 20 £32,500 -4.41%
Birmingham -7 17 £29,000 -17.14% 3
North East +8 16 £35,000 +12.00% 4
Watford -10 16 £42,500 +70.00% 1

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1182 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1044 (39.86%) QA
3 805 (30.74%) Selenium
4 706 (26.96%) SQL
5 629 (24.02%) ISEB
6 597 (22.79%) Java
7 554 (21.15%) Test Scripting
8 553 (21.11%) Degree
9 547 (20.89%) Automated Testing
10 537 (20.50%) Software Testing
11 489 (18.67%) Finance
12 483 (18.44%) Manual Testing
13 461 (17.60%) Test Automation
14 457 (17.45%) C#
15 425 (16.23%) ISTQB
16 420 (16.04%) Windows
17 360 (13.75%) BDD
18 355 (13.55%) WebDriver
19 334 (12.75%) Automation Testing
20 315 (12.03%) Scrum
21 300 (11.45%) Regression Testing
22 299 (11.42%) TDD
23 273 (10.42%) .NET
24 272 (10.39%) QuickTest Pro
25 263 (10.04%) JIRA
26 260 (9.93%) User Acceptance Testing
27 256 (9.77%) Performance Testing
28 255 (9.74%) Cucumber
28 255 (9.74%) Linux
29 243 (9.28%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 47 (1.79%) CMS
2 31 (1.18%) Drupal
3 25 (0.95%) WebSphere
4 23 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 19 (0.73%) IIS
6 12 (0.46%) MQSeries
7 11 (0.42%) Confluence
7 11 (0.42%) Node.js
8 10 (0.38%) Apache
9 9 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.27%) WordPress
10 7 (0.27%) GlassFish
10 7 (0.27%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.19%) WorkSite
12 4 (0.15%) JBoss
13 3 (0.11%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.11%) SAS
13 3 (0.11%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 100 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.72%) MS Office
3 16 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.076%) MS Project
6 1 (0.038%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.038%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (0.73%) Sophis RISQUE
2 5 (0.19%) Servitor
3 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.076%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.076%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.076%) RiskWrite
4 2 (0.076%) ProductWriter
4 2 (0.076%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.076%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.038%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.038%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.038%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 26 (0.99%) SaaS
2 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.11%) GitHub
4 2 (0.076%) PaaS
4 2 (0.076%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.038%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.038%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.038%) AWS Data Pipeline
5 1 (0.038%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.83%) TCP/IP
2 29 (1.11%) Internet
3 24 (0.92%) VoIP
4 23 (0.88%) Wireshark
5 22 (0.84%) WAN
5 22 (0.84%) HTTP
6 14 (0.53%) DHCP
6 14 (0.53%) Network Security
6 14 (0.53%) Firewall
7 13 (0.50%) H.323
7 13 (0.50%) RTP
7 13 (0.50%) Wireless
7 13 (0.50%) VLAN
8 10 (0.38%) LAN
9 8 (0.31%) FTP
10 6 (0.23%) ATM
10 6 (0.23%) VPN
11 5 (0.19%) LTE
11 5 (0.19%) 4G
12 4 (0.15%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 63 (2.41%) MySQL
3 48 (1.83%) Relational Database
4 28 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (1.07%) Big Data
5 24 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 22 (0.84%) DB2
7 17 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (0.57%) MongoDB
8 15 (0.57%) MS Access
9 13 (0.50%) DbVisualizer
9 13 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (0.42%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.31%) BusinessObjects XI
13 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (0.31%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.27%) Hazelcast
15 6 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 805 (30.74%) Selenium
2 355 (13.55%) WebDriver
3 272 (10.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 263 (10.04%) JIRA
5 255 (9.74%) Cucumber
6 120 (4.58%) LoadRunner
7 106 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 103 (3.93%) JMeter
9 95 (3.63%) SpecFlow
10 88 (3.36%) JUnit
11 87 (3.32%) Git (software)
12 84 (3.21%) Jenkins
13 57 (2.18%) Hudson
14 55 (2.10%) TeamCity
14 55 (2.10%) Visual Studio
15 53 (2.02%) SoapUI
16 47 (1.79%) Subversion
17 44 (1.68%) NUnit
18 43 (1.64%) Maven
18 43 (1.64%) Calabash
General
1 489 (18.67%) Finance
2 188 (7.18%) Banking
3 156 (5.96%) Retail
4 99 (3.78%) Telecoms
5 70 (2.67%) Games
6 52 (1.99%) Marketing
7 35 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 31 (1.18%) Front Office
9 27 (1.03%) Advertising
10 24 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 24 (0.92%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.69%) Billing
13 17 (0.65%) Law
14 16 (0.61%) Back Office
15 11 (0.42%) Local Government
16 10 (0.38%) Legal
17 7 (0.27%) Automotive
18 5 (0.19%) Electronics
18 5 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (10.42%) .NET
2 202 (7.71%) HTML
3 185 (7.06%) XML
4 139 (5.31%) Web Services
5 109 (4.16%) CSS
6 62 (2.37%) SOAP
7 60 (2.29%) REST
8 51 (1.95%) ASP.NET
9 45 (1.72%) RESTful
10 44 (1.68%) J2EE
11 43 (1.64%) Gherkin
12 31 (1.18%) jQuery
13 25 (0.95%) Flash
13 25 (0.95%) LAMP
14 24 (0.92%) .NET Framework
15 22 (0.84%) HTML5
16 18 (0.69%) JSON
17 17 (0.65%) Spring
18 16 (0.61%) Ajax
18 16 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 213 (8.13%) Computer Science
2 193 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (4.70%) Mobile App
4 88 (3.36%) Open Source
5 58 (2.21%) User Experience
6 51 (1.95%) Mathematics
7 42 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 42 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 37 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 35 (1.34%) N-Tier
10 33 (1.26%) Life Science
11 25 (0.95%) Blackberry
12 24 (0.92%) iPhone
13 23 (0.88%) Credit Risk
14 19 (0.73%) Chemistry
14 19 (0.73%) Biology
14 19 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 19 (0.73%) IPTV
15 17 (0.65%) Replication
16 15 (0.57%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 420 (16.04%) Windows
2 255 (9.74%) Linux
3 183 (6.99%) UNIX
4 173 (6.61%) Android
5 161 (6.15%) Apple iOS
6 51 (1.95%) Solaris
7 27 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 27 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 21 (0.80%) Windows XP
8 21 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
9 19 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (0.50%) Windows Phone
11 11 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
14 8 (0.31%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.31%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.19%) Debian
15 5 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1182 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 554 (21.15%) Test Scripting
3 547 (20.89%) Automated Testing
4 537 (20.50%) Software Testing
5 483 (18.44%) Manual Testing
6 461 (17.60%) Test Automation
7 360 (13.75%) BDD
8 334 (12.75%) Automation Testing
9 315 (12.03%) Scrum
10 300 (11.45%) Regression Testing
11 299 (11.42%) TDD
12 260 (9.93%) User Acceptance Testing
13 256 (9.77%) Performance Testing
14 213 (8.13%) Penetration Testing
15 201 (7.67%) Test Strategy
16 166 (6.34%) E-Commerce
17 154 (5.88%) System Testing
18 137 (5.23%) Test Management
19 133 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
20 131 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 706 (26.96%) SQL
2 597 (22.79%) Java
3 457 (17.45%) C#
4 233 (8.90%) JavaScript
5 185 (7.06%) Ruby
6 168 (6.41%) Python
7 118 (4.51%) Perl
8 109 (4.16%) C++
9 73 (2.79%) PHP
10 48 (1.83%) PL/SQL
10 48 (1.83%) VBScript
11 47 (1.79%) C
12 32 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 30 (1.15%) VB
14 21 (0.80%) Bash Shell
15 20 (0.76%) PowerShell
16 17 (0.65%) F#
17 14 (0.53%) Groovy
17 14 (0.53%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 629 (24.02%) ISEB
2 553 (21.11%) Degree
3 425 (16.23%) ISTQB
4 204 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 92 (3.51%) CISSP
6 91 (3.47%) Security Cleared
7 55 (2.10%) OSCP
8 49 (1.87%) CISA
9 42 (1.60%) SC Cleared
10 41 (1.57%) OSCE
11 39 (1.49%) CEH
12 20 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (0.65%) CCNA
14 16 (0.61%) MCSE
14 16 (0.61%) MCITP
15 15 (0.57%) HND
16 12 (0.46%) PhD
17 9 (0.34%) DV Cleared
18 8 (0.31%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1044 (39.86%) QA
2 33 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.38%) GLP
5 4 (0.15%) SLA
5 4 (0.15%) GAMP
5 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.076%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.038%) WCAG
8 1 (0.038%) ISO 9002
8 1 (0.038%) TickIT
System Software
1 29 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 24 (0.92%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.50%) vSphere
5 5 (0.19%) Cygwin
5 5 (0.19%) Nmap
6 3 (0.11%) Firmware
7 1 (0.038%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.038%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.038%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.038%) Snort
7 1 (0.038%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 173 (6.61%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.88%) Nessus
3 7 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (0.23%) Puppet
4 6 (0.23%) Netcool
4 6 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (0.19%) SCCM
6 4 (0.15%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.11%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (0.076%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.038%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.038%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.038%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.038%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 243 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 130 (4.96%) HP
3 127 (4.85%) Oracle
4 52 (1.99%) VMware
5 21 (0.80%) Telerik
6 19 (0.73%) IBM
7 16 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (0.61%) Cisco
8 15 (0.57%) Red Hat
9 14 (0.53%) SAP
10 13 (0.50%) Avaya
11 12 (0.46%) Citrix
11 12 (0.46%) Google
12 9 (0.34%) Apple
13 8 (0.31%) SOASTA, Inc
14 6 (0.23%) Terracotta
14 6 (0.23%) Veritas
14 6 (0.23%) McAfee
15 5 (0.19%) TOWER Software
15 5 (0.19%) Interwoven
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Life ins + bonus + training
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum £40,000 - £60,000 + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
ThreePeople
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £58000 per annum + Career development options
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + be - excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits (Depends on Location)
Posted: Yesterday
UK
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Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday