The median annual salary for a Games Tester was £20,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Game Tester
UK / England
Rank 827 935 934
Rank change year-on-year +108 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Tester 7 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.007% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.007% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 8
Median salary £20,000 £52,500 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -61.90% +138.63%  
UK excluding London median salary £20,000 £37,500 £22,000
% change year-on-year -46.66% +70.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75889 93457 96279
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 63471 79007 79398
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Games Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Games Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Games Tester in England

Games Tester
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games Tester in England.

Salary trend for Games Tester in England

Games Tester
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games Tester in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games Tester in England

Games Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
West Midlands - 6 £20,000 - 2
London +74 1 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Games Tester
UK

Games Tester Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Games 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 across the England region featuring Games Tester in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Games
1 11 (100.00%) JIRA
2 9 (81.82%) QA
3 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) Degree
3 8 (72.73%) Defect Tracking
3 8 (72.73%) Mobile App
4 6 (54.55%) Game Development
5 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
6 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (18.18%) ISEB
6 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
6 2 (18.18%) MS Office
6 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Android
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (9.09%) Scrum

Games Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
General
1 11 (100.00%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
2 2 (18.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Defect Tracking
2 6 (54.55%) Game Development
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum 6 monthly salary review
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago