Period
to 15 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

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

Tester
UK > England
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 255 251 260
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1,977 2,246 2,183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.40% 1.37% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.42% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,667 1,998 1,938
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,588
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,875 £64,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 135,000 158,370 160,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.28% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 109,084 130,853 134,135
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in England

Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Tester in England

Tester
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in England over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Tester in England

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 Tester within the England region over the 6 months to 15 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +36 725 £55,000 - 123
South East 0 393 £40,000 -1.23% 87
North of England -24 343 £38,500 -3.75% 83
Midlands +18 198 £37,500 +7.14% 68
Yorkshire -5 178 £40,000 - 32
East of England +59 161 £40,750 +8.67% 24
South West +19 144 £42,250 -0.59% 41
North West -55 138 £37,500 -6.25% 40
East Midlands +37 113 £37,500 -6.25% 19
West Midlands -16 83 £35,000 +7.69% 47
North East +28 26 £42,500 +54.55% 11
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 1,360 (68.79%) Test Automation
2 966 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
3 842 (42.59%) QA
4 767 (38.80%) Selenium
5 629 (31.82%) Java
6 553 (27.97%) C#
7 428 (21.65%) SQL
8 369 (18.66%) Software Testing
9 354 (17.91%) BDD
10 313 (15.83%) Scrum
11 301 (15.23%) Cucumber
12 287 (14.52%) Manual Testing
13 286 (14.47%) JIRA
14 282 (14.26%) ISTQB
14 282 (14.26%) Finance
15 271 (13.71%) WebDriver
16 267 (13.51%) Test Scripting
17 252 (12.75%) Performance Testing
18 244 (12.34%) TDD
19 240 (12.14%) Python
20 229 (11.58%) JavaScript
21 228 (11.53%) Regression Testing
21 228 (11.53%) Penetration Testing
22 213 (10.77%) Microsoft
23 211 (10.67%) .NET
24 203 (10.27%) Web Services
25 201 (10.17%) Degree
26 200 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
27 196 (9.91%) Test Strategy
28 183 (9.26%) Mobile App

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 72 (3.64%) Confluence
2 20 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (0.86%) CMS
3 17 (0.86%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.66%) Apache
5 12 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.35%) NServiceBus
7 6 (0.30%) IIS
8 4 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.10%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.10%) JBoss
10 2 (0.10%) SAS
10 2 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.10%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.10%) WordPress
11 1 (0.051%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (0.46%) FastStats
2 4 (0.20%) Magento
3 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.051%) Endur
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 105 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.01%) GitHub
3 20 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (0.91%) SaaS
5 11 (0.56%) BrowserStack
5 11 (0.56%) npm
5 11 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
6 7 (0.35%) Lucidchart
7 5 (0.25%) BlazeMeter
7 5 (0.25%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.20%) Boomi
8 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.20%) Tricentis Tosca
9 3 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.15%) Office 365
9 3 (0.15%) Serverless
10 2 (0.10%) DigitalOcean
10 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.42%) HTTP
2 23 (1.16%) Wireless
3 17 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.81%) Firewall
5 13 (0.66%) FTP
6 12 (0.61%) Internet
7 11 (0.56%) GSM
7 11 (0.56%) LTE
8 8 (0.40%) Network Security
9 6 (0.30%) 3G
9 6 (0.30%) CDMA
9 6 (0.30%) UMTS
9 6 (0.30%) VoIP
10 5 (0.25%) 4G
11 4 (0.20%) GPRS
11 4 (0.20%) PSTN
11 4 (0.20%) SSH
11 4 (0.20%) TETRA
12 3 (0.15%) DHCP
12 3 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.77%) Relational Database
3 28 (1.42%) Big Data
4 23 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (1.01%) MySQL
6 19 (0.96%) Hadoop
7 15 (0.76%) Apache Hive
8 14 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (0.56%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.25%) HBase
14 4 (0.20%) Blockchain
14 4 (0.20%) DB2
14 4 (0.20%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 767 (38.80%) Selenium
2 301 (15.23%) Cucumber
3 286 (14.47%) JIRA
4 271 (13.71%) WebDriver
5 182 (9.21%) JMeter
6 179 (9.05%) Jenkins
7 146 (7.38%) SoapUI
8 132 (6.68%) Git (software)
8 132 (6.68%) SpecFlow
9 103 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 102 (5.16%) LoadRunner
11 88 (4.45%) Appium
12 68 (3.44%) Visual Studio
13 63 (3.19%) HP UFT
14 52 (2.63%) Maven
14 52 (2.63%) NeoLoad
15 51 (2.58%) TeamCity
16 49 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 42 (2.12%) NUnit
18 40 (2.02%) JUnit
General
1 282 (14.26%) Finance
2 101 (5.11%) Retail
3 45 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 40 (2.02%) Banking
5 24 (1.21%) Advertising
5 24 (1.21%) Games
6 23 (1.16%) Back Office
6 23 (1.16%) Law
7 22 (1.11%) Marketing
8 17 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.46%) Electronics
9 9 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.25%) Publishing
12 4 (0.20%) Automotive
12 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.20%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.20%) Retail Finance
13 3 (0.15%) Legal
14 2 (0.10%) Romanian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (10.67%) .NET
2 203 (10.27%) Web Services
3 110 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 99 (5.01%) SOAP
5 89 (4.50%) REST
6 86 (4.35%) XML
7 65 (3.29%) RESTful
8 52 (2.63%) HTML
9 48 (2.43%) ASP.NET
9 48 (2.43%) CSS
10 46 (2.33%) AngularJS
10 46 (2.33%) JSON
11 31 (1.57%) Spring
12 29 (1.47%) Node.js
13 19 (0.96%) .NET Framework
13 19 (0.96%) jQuery
14 18 (0.91%) Dagger
15 17 (0.86%) React
16 14 (0.71%) Hibernate
17 12 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 200 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 183 (9.26%) Mobile App
3 124 (6.27%) Fintech
4 64 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
5 50 (2.53%) User Experience
6 49 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 38 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (1.72%) Client/Server
9 26 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 12 (0.61%) Algorithms
11 11 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (0.56%) Mainframe
12 9 (0.46%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.46%) NHS
13 7 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.35%) SWIFT
13 7 (0.35%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.30%) Cyberattack
15 5 (0.25%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.25%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 161 (8.14%) Windows
2 125 (6.32%) Linux
3 98 (4.96%) Android
4 91 (4.60%) Apple iOS
5 74 (3.74%) Unix
6 13 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.30%) CentOS
7 6 (0.30%) Kali Linux
7 6 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.20%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.15%) VMS
9 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.051%) Solaris
11 1 (0.051%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.051%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,360 (68.79%) Test Automation
2 966 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
3 369 (18.66%) Software Testing
4 354 (17.91%) BDD
5 313 (15.83%) Scrum
6 287 (14.52%) Manual Testing
7 267 (13.51%) Test Scripting
8 252 (12.75%) Performance Testing
9 244 (12.34%) TDD
10 228 (11.53%) Penetration Testing
10 228 (11.53%) Regression Testing
11 196 (9.91%) Test Strategy
12 171 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
12 171 (8.65%) SDLC
13 157 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
14 153 (7.74%) API Testing
15 151 (7.64%) Functional Testing
16 142 (7.18%) Security Testing
17 136 (6.88%) Non-Functional Testing
18 130 (6.58%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 629 (31.82%) Java
2 553 (27.97%) C#
3 428 (21.65%) SQL
4 240 (12.14%) Python
5 229 (11.58%) JavaScript
6 141 (7.13%) Ruby
7 61 (3.09%) C++
8 56 (2.83%) PHP
9 37 (1.87%) C
10 27 (1.37%) PowerShell
10 27 (1.37%) T-SQL
11 25 (1.26%) Scala
12 24 (1.21%) Groovy
13 23 (1.16%) Perl
14 22 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.01%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.86%) VBScript
17 16 (0.81%) VB
18 10 (0.51%) Go
18 10 (0.51%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 282 (14.26%) ISTQB
2 201 (10.17%) Degree
3 180 (9.10%) Security Cleared
4 164 (8.30%) ISEB
5 145 (7.33%) CREST Certified
6 116 (5.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 95 (4.81%) OSCP
8 90 (4.55%) SC Cleared
9 57 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
10 55 (2.78%) DV Cleared
11 32 (1.62%) Tigerscheme
12 31 (1.57%) CHECK Team Leader
13 29 (1.47%) CISSP
14 28 (1.42%) CHECK Team Member
15 24 (1.21%) GPEN
16 20 (1.01%) OSCE
17 19 (0.96%) SANS
18 18 (0.91%) CEH
19 16 (0.81%) GIAC
20 12 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 842 (42.59%) QA
2 39 (1.97%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.35%) GDPR
5 7 (0.35%) SEPA
6 5 (0.25%) PMO
7 3 (0.15%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.15%) SLA
8 1 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.051%) IFRS
8 1 (0.051%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 27 (1.37%) Docker
2 11 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.10%) Squid
6 1 (0.051%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 33 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.61%) HP ALM
3 11 (0.56%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.35%) Nmap
5 6 (0.30%) Nessus
5 6 (0.30%) Puppet
6 5 (0.25%) Ansible
6 5 (0.25%) Nexpose
6 5 (0.25%) Oozie
7 4 (0.20%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
8 3 (0.15%) HP Fortify
8 3 (0.15%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.10%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.10%) Terraform
10 1 (0.051%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.051%) Control-M
Vendors
1 213 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 49 (2.48%) HP
3 46 (2.33%) Oracle
4 30 (1.52%) Google
4 30 (1.52%) WorldPay
5 26 (1.32%) Atlassian
6 14 (0.71%) SAP
7 13 (0.66%) IBM
8 11 (0.56%) VMware
9 10 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
9 10 (0.51%) Splunk
10 8 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.30%) Cognizant
11 6 (0.30%) PureLoad
11 6 (0.30%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.25%) Apiary
12 5 (0.25%) Apple
12 5 (0.25%) CA
12 5 (0.25%) Remedy
13 4 (0.20%) TIBCO