Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 259 253 257
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2,017 2,362 2,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.33% 1.40% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.46% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,737 2,117 2,140
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,300 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%

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 145,608 162,037 173,821
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 95.89% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 118,294 130,986 146,731
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 -9 714 £57,500 +9.52% 104
North of England +2 439 £38,500 -3.75% 108
South East +23 412 £42,500 +6.25% 68
Yorkshire +13 230 £40,000 -5.88% 45
North West -11 193 £37,500 -6.25% 51
Midlands -64 163 £38,500 +2.67% 59
South West -13 148 £42,500 +6.25% 36
East of England +21 124 £40,750 +16.43% 32
East Midlands +1 90 £40,000 - 17
West Midlands -87 73 £35,000 +2.94% 42
North East -12 16 £45,000 +34.33% 12
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 1,429 (70.85%) Test Automation
2 1,009 (50.02%) Agile Software Development
3 925 (45.86%) Selenium
4 834 (41.35%) QA
5 606 (30.04%) Java
6 558 (27.66%) C#
7 482 (23.90%) SQL
8 435 (21.57%) Software Testing
9 386 (19.14%) BDD
10 360 (17.85%) Cucumber
11 336 (16.66%) Manual Testing
12 333 (16.51%) JIRA
13 331 (16.41%) Test Scripting
14 330 (16.36%) Finance
15 327 (16.21%) Scrum
16 317 (15.72%) WebDriver
17 290 (14.38%) JavaScript
18 284 (14.08%) ISTQB
19 243 (12.05%) Python
20 235 (11.65%) .NET
21 233 (11.55%) Regression Testing
22 227 (11.25%) Degree
23 221 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
23 221 (10.96%) Performance Testing
24 220 (10.91%) TDD
25 216 (10.71%) Microsoft
26 213 (10.56%) SDLC
27 208 (10.31%) Jenkins
28 191 (9.47%) Penetration Testing
29 190 (9.42%) Problem-Solving

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 96 (4.76%) Confluence
2 26 (1.29%) CMS
3 19 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (0.69%) SharePoint
5 13 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.55%) Apache
7 9 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.30%) IIS
8 6 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.25%) Drupal
10 3 (0.15%) JBoss
10 3 (0.15%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.15%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.050%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.050%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.050%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.050%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.050%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.050%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.45%) FastStats
2 5 (0.25%) Magento
3 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (0.099%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.099%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.099%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.050%) Endur
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.050%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.050%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.050%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 81 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.44%) GitHub
4 27 (1.34%) SaaS
5 19 (0.94%) BrowserStack
6 16 (0.79%) Sauce Labs
7 10 (0.50%) BlazeMeter
8 8 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.35%) Lucidchart
10 6 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.30%) Serverless
11 5 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.20%) npm
13 3 (0.15%) Office 365
13 3 (0.15%) Sage Pay
14 2 (0.099%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.099%) Tricentis Tosca
15 1 (0.050%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.050%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.050%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.19%) Wireless
2 23 (1.14%) HTTP
3 21 (1.04%) Firewall
4 17 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 15 (0.74%) Internet
6 13 (0.64%) LTE
7 12 (0.59%) FTP
7 12 (0.59%) Network Security
8 11 (0.55%) GSM
9 9 (0.45%) CDMA
9 9 (0.45%) UMTS
10 6 (0.30%) 3G
11 5 (0.25%) 4G
12 4 (0.20%) GPRS
12 4 (0.20%) PSTN
13 3 (0.15%) ATM
13 3 (0.15%) DHCP
13 3 (0.15%) LAN
13 3 (0.15%) SMS
13 3 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 33 (1.64%) Big Data
5 20 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 20 (0.99%) MySQL
6 17 (0.84%) Apache Hive
6 17 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (0.55%) MongoDB
9 10 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.35%) NonStop SQL
11 6 (0.30%) Blockchain
11 6 (0.30%) HBase
12 5 (0.25%) Redis
13 4 (0.20%) DB2
13 4 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 925 (45.86%) Selenium
2 360 (17.85%) Cucumber
3 333 (16.51%) JIRA
4 317 (15.72%) WebDriver
5 208 (10.31%) Jenkins
6 171 (8.48%) SpecFlow
7 154 (7.64%) Git (software)
8 133 (6.59%) JMeter
9 128 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 120 (5.95%) SoapUI
11 87 (4.31%) Appium
12 81 (4.02%) Visual Studio
13 78 (3.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 72 (3.57%) LoadRunner
15 71 (3.52%) Maven
16 67 (3.32%) HP UFT
17 58 (2.88%) Protractor
18 54 (2.68%) NUnit
19 53 (2.63%) JUnit
19 53 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 330 (16.36%) Finance
2 129 (6.40%) Retail
3 56 (2.78%) Banking
4 40 (1.98%) Marketing
5 33 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 31 (1.54%) Back Office
7 28 (1.39%) Games
8 22 (1.09%) Law
9 21 (1.04%) Advertising
9 21 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.74%) Electronics
11 10 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.50%) Publishing
12 9 (0.45%) Legal
12 9 (0.45%) Retail Finance
13 8 (0.40%) Automotive
13 8 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.20%) Front Office
15 4 (0.20%) Romanian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (11.65%) .NET
2 159 (7.88%) Web Services
3 113 (5.60%) SOAP
4 105 (5.21%) Gherkin
5 100 (4.96%) HTML
6 89 (4.41%) REST
7 72 (3.57%) CSS
8 70 (3.47%) XML
9 64 (3.17%) RESTful
10 47 (2.33%) AngularJS
11 41 (2.03%) JSON
12 37 (1.83%) Node.js
13 35 (1.74%) ASP.NET
14 22 (1.09%) Spring
15 19 (0.94%) WebdriverIO
16 18 (0.89%) jQuery
17 16 (0.79%) React
18 15 (0.74%) Dagger
18 15 (0.74%) HTML5
19 13 (0.64%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 189 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
2 172 (8.53%) Mobile App
3 118 (5.85%) Computer Science
4 109 (5.40%) Fintech
5 68 (3.37%) User Experience
6 63 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
7 51 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
8 32 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 15 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 14 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 13 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
12 12 (0.59%) e-Learning
13 11 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.45%) Cyberattack
14 9 (0.45%) NHS
15 8 (0.40%) CESG
15 8 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
15 8 (0.40%) Fixed Income
16 6 (0.30%) N-Tier
17 5 (0.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 139 (6.89%) Linux
1 139 (6.89%) Windows
2 111 (5.50%) Android
3 110 (5.45%) Apple iOS
4 49 (2.43%) Unix
5 10 (0.50%) Kali Linux
5 10 (0.50%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.35%) AIX
7 7 (0.35%) CentOS
8 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.15%) VMS
10 1 (0.050%) Solaris
10 1 (0.050%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.050%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,429 (70.85%) Test Automation
2 1,009 (50.02%) Agile Software Development
3 435 (21.57%) Software Testing
4 386 (19.14%) BDD
5 336 (16.66%) Manual Testing
6 331 (16.41%) Test Scripting
7 327 (16.21%) Scrum
8 233 (11.55%) Regression Testing
9 221 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
9 221 (10.96%) Performance Testing
10 220 (10.91%) TDD
11 213 (10.56%) SDLC
12 191 (9.47%) Penetration Testing
13 190 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
14 177 (8.78%) Functional Testing
15 176 (8.73%) Test Strategy
16 145 (7.19%) Cybersecurity
17 139 (6.89%) API Testing
18 135 (6.69%) SDET
19 128 (6.35%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 606 (30.04%) Java
2 558 (27.66%) C#
3 482 (23.90%) SQL
4 290 (14.38%) JavaScript
5 243 (12.05%) Python
6 156 (7.73%) Ruby
7 70 (3.47%) C++
8 61 (3.02%) C
9 50 (2.48%) PHP
10 37 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 33 (1.64%) Bash Shell
12 32 (1.59%) Perl
13 30 (1.49%) Groovy
14 26 (1.29%) PowerShell
15 25 (1.24%) T-SQL
16 21 (1.04%) Scala
17 15 (0.74%) VB
18 13 (0.64%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.64%) VBScript
19 11 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 284 (14.08%) ISTQB
2 227 (11.25%) Degree
3 185 (9.17%) ISEB
4 145 (7.19%) Security Cleared
5 120 (5.95%) CREST Certified
6 86 (4.26%) OSCP
7 78 (3.87%) SC Cleared
8 77 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 69 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
10 51 (2.53%) CISSP
11 39 (1.93%) DV Cleared
12 36 (1.78%) CEH
13 29 (1.44%) GPEN
14 20 (0.99%) OSCE
14 20 (0.99%) Tigerscheme
15 18 (0.89%) GIAC
16 16 (0.79%) CHECK Team Member
17 15 (0.74%) SANS
18 13 (0.64%) CHECK Team Leader
18 13 (0.64%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 834 (41.35%) QA
2 7 (0.35%) PMO
3 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.25%) WCAG
5 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.15%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.099%) SLA
8 1 (0.050%) GDPR
8 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.050%) MiFID
8 1 (0.050%) WAI
System Software
1 37 (1.83%) Docker
2 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.20%) Firmware
4 2 (0.099%) Squid
4 2 (0.099%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.050%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.69%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.40%) HP ALM
4 6 (0.30%) Nessus
4 6 (0.30%) Oozie
5 5 (0.25%) Nmap
5 5 (0.25%) Puppet
5 5 (0.25%) WMI
6 4 (0.20%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.20%) Ansible
6 4 (0.20%) Terraform
7 3 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (0.15%) Nexpose
7 3 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.099%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.099%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.099%) Kibana
9 1 (0.050%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.050%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.050%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 216 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 54 (2.68%) HP
3 42 (2.08%) Atlassian
4 36 (1.78%) Oracle
5 27 (1.34%) Google
6 20 (0.99%) IBM
7 19 (0.94%) SAP
8 12 (0.59%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 10 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (0.50%) Splunk
9 10 (0.50%) WorldPay
10 8 (0.40%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.35%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.30%) Cognizant
12 6 (0.30%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.25%) Apiary
13 5 (0.25%) Apple
14 4 (0.20%) CA
14 4 (0.20%) Informatica
14 4 (0.20%) MobileIron