Period
to 21 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 257 270 247
Rank change year-on-year +13 -23 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2,095 2,223 2,636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.34% 1.34% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.40% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,786 1,986 2,302
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £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 150,128 159,198 177,282
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.12% 95.96% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 121,931 128,488 150,450
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +19 758 £55,000 +4.76% 112
North of England +33 475 £40,000 - 86
South East +13 411 £42,500 +6.25% 70
Yorkshire +26 237 £40,000 -5.88% 40
North West +39 225 £37,500 -6.25% 43
South West -26 160 £42,500 +7.59% 45
Midlands -55 154 £38,250 +4.79% 59
East of England +3 125 £41,500 +3.75% 24
East Midlands +12 82 £39,500 -15.05% 30
West Midlands -96 71 £37,500 +10.29% 29
North East -26 13 £42,500 +23.19% 3
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 1,528 (72.94%) Test Automation
2 1,098 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
3 998 (47.64%) Selenium
4 865 (41.29%) QA
5 647 (30.88%) Java
6 590 (28.16%) C#
7 524 (25.01%) SQL
8 448 (21.38%) BDD
9 440 (21.00%) Software Testing
10 388 (18.52%) Cucumber
11 371 (17.71%) Finance
12 355 (16.95%) Scrum
13 352 (16.80%) Test Scripting
14 346 (16.52%) WebDriver
15 341 (16.28%) JIRA
16 337 (16.09%) Manual Testing
17 307 (14.65%) JavaScript
18 270 (12.89%) ISTQB
19 255 (12.17%) .NET
20 250 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
21 249 (11.89%) TDD
22 245 (11.69%) SDLC
23 241 (11.50%) Regression Testing
24 223 (10.64%) Python
25 222 (10.60%) Jenkins
26 214 (10.21%) Performance Testing
27 213 (10.17%) Degree
28 203 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
29 201 (9.59%) ISEB
30 197 (9.40%) Microsoft

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 91 (4.34%) Confluence
2 33 (1.58%) CMS
3 18 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (0.67%) SharePoint
5 13 (0.62%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.43%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.43%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.38%) JBoss
7 8 (0.38%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.33%) Apache
9 6 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.29%) IIS
10 5 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.24%) Drupal
11 4 (0.19%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.095%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.095%) Tornado
12 2 (0.095%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.048%) Ethereum
13 1 (0.048%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.048%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.29%) FastStats
2 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.19%) Magento
3 4 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (0.095%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.095%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.095%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.095%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.048%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.048%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.048%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.048%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.048%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 67 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.38%) GitHub
3 29 (1.38%) SaaS
4 26 (1.24%) BrowserStack
5 19 (0.91%) Sauce Labs
6 13 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.33%) BlazeMeter
8 6 (0.29%) Serverless
9 5 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (0.19%) Sage Pay
11 3 (0.14%) Lucidchart
11 3 (0.14%) Office 365
12 2 (0.095%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.095%) npm
12 2 (0.095%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.048%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.048%) Heroku
13 1 (0.048%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.91%) Internet
2 18 (0.86%) Wireless
3 17 (0.81%) HTTP
4 16 (0.76%) Firewall
5 13 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.43%) CDMA
6 9 (0.43%) LTE
6 9 (0.43%) Network Security
6 9 (0.43%) UMTS
7 7 (0.33%) SMS
8 5 (0.24%) GSM
8 5 (0.24%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.19%) SSL
9 4 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.14%) ATM
10 3 (0.14%) LAN
10 3 (0.14%) WAN
11 2 (0.095%) Broadband
11 2 (0.095%) DAB
11 2 (0.095%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (1.62%) Relational Database
4 27 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (1.24%) Big Data
6 19 (0.91%) MySQL
7 18 (0.86%) Hadoop
8 15 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (0.62%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.53%) Apache Hive
10 11 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.33%) NonStop SQL
12 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.29%) Blockchain
13 6 (0.29%) HBase
14 5 (0.24%) Apache Accumulo
14 5 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
14 5 (0.24%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 998 (47.64%) Selenium
2 388 (18.52%) Cucumber
3 346 (16.52%) WebDriver
4 341 (16.28%) JIRA
5 222 (10.60%) Jenkins
6 189 (9.02%) SpecFlow
7 163 (7.78%) Git (software)
8 150 (7.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 134 (6.40%) SoapUI
10 119 (5.68%) JMeter
11 110 (5.25%) Appium
12 79 (3.77%) JUnit
13 77 (3.68%) Visual Studio
14 72 (3.44%) Protractor
15 70 (3.34%) HP UFT
16 68 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 67 (3.20%) LoadRunner
18 60 (2.86%) Maven
18 60 (2.86%) NUnit
19 59 (2.82%) TeamCity
General
1 371 (17.71%) Finance
2 116 (5.54%) Retail
3 68 (3.25%) Banking
4 52 (2.48%) Marketing
5 42 (2.00%) Games
6 34 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.38%) Advertising
8 25 (1.19%) Electronics
9 22 (1.05%) Back Office
10 21 (1.00%) Law
10 21 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.67%) Front Office
12 10 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.38%) Legal
13 8 (0.38%) Publishing
13 8 (0.38%) Retail Finance
14 7 (0.33%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.29%) Automotive
16 5 (0.24%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (12.17%) .NET
2 143 (6.83%) HTML
3 137 (6.54%) Web Services
4 115 (5.49%) SOAP
5 100 (4.77%) Gherkin
6 93 (4.44%) CSS
7 92 (4.39%) REST
8 73 (3.48%) RESTful
9 71 (3.39%) XML
10 37 (1.77%) JSON
11 34 (1.62%) Node.js
12 32 (1.53%) ASP.NET
13 31 (1.48%) AngularJS
14 22 (1.05%) WebdriverIO
15 18 (0.86%) WCF
16 16 (0.76%) jQuery
17 14 (0.67%) React
18 13 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
18 13 (0.62%) Spring
19 12 (0.57%) Dagger
Miscellaneous
1 170 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (7.73%) Mobile App
3 115 (5.49%) Fintech
4 99 (4.73%) Computer Science
5 74 (3.53%) User Experience
6 54 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
7 48 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (1.10%) Fixed Income
9 20 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 14 (0.67%) Algorithms
10 14 (0.67%) e-Learning
11 13 (0.62%) Cyber Defence
12 12 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (0.57%) NHS
13 11 (0.53%) Cloud Native
14 8 (0.38%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.33%) Blog
15 7 (0.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 158 (7.54%) Linux
2 149 (7.11%) Windows
3 127 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 123 (5.87%) Android
5 58 (2.77%) Unix
6 14 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.33%) AIX
9 7 (0.33%) Kali Linux
10 6 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.24%) CentOS
12 1 (0.048%) Solaris
12 1 (0.048%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,528 (72.94%) Test Automation
2 1,098 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
3 448 (21.38%) BDD
4 440 (21.00%) Software Testing
5 355 (16.95%) Scrum
6 352 (16.80%) Test Scripting
7 337 (16.09%) Manual Testing
8 250 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
9 249 (11.89%) TDD
10 245 (11.69%) SDLC
11 241 (11.50%) Regression Testing
12 214 (10.21%) Performance Testing
13 203 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
14 185 (8.83%) Penetration Testing
15 177 (8.45%) Test Strategy
16 167 (7.97%) Functional Testing
17 149 (7.11%) API Testing
18 145 (6.92%) Cybersecurity
19 135 (6.44%) SDET
20 132 (6.30%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 647 (30.88%) Java
2 590 (28.16%) C#
3 524 (25.01%) SQL
4 307 (14.65%) JavaScript
5 223 (10.64%) Python
6 164 (7.83%) Ruby
7 68 (3.25%) PHP
8 64 (3.05%) C++
9 59 (2.82%) C
10 47 (2.24%) Shell Script
11 46 (2.20%) T-SQL
12 40 (1.91%) Perl
13 39 (1.86%) Bash Shell
14 29 (1.38%) Groovy
15 24 (1.15%) PowerShell
15 24 (1.15%) Scala
16 13 (0.62%) VB
17 12 (0.57%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.57%) VBScript
18 11 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 270 (12.89%) ISTQB
2 213 (10.17%) Degree
3 201 (9.59%) ISEB
4 133 (6.35%) Security Cleared
5 113 (5.39%) CREST Certified
6 80 (3.82%) OSCP
7 64 (3.05%) SC Cleared
8 62 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 51 (2.43%) CISSP
10 48 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
11 34 (1.62%) CEH
12 25 (1.19%) DV Cleared
13 23 (1.10%) GPEN
14 17 (0.81%) CHECK Team Member
14 17 (0.81%) OSCE
15 16 (0.76%) Tigerscheme
16 15 (0.72%) GIAC
17 14 (0.67%) SANS
18 12 (0.57%) CHECK Team Leader
19 10 (0.48%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 865 (41.29%) QA
2 8 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
2 8 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 7 (0.33%) PMO
4 5 (0.24%) WCAG
5 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.095%) SLA
7 1 (0.048%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.048%) GCP
7 1 (0.048%) GDPR
7 1 (0.048%) ISO 15765
7 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.048%) MiFID
7 1 (0.048%) WAI
System Software
1 51 (2.43%) Docker
2 12 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.19%) Firmware
4 2 (0.095%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.048%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.048%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.048%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.81%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.43%) HP ALM
4 8 (0.38%) Nessus
4 8 (0.38%) Puppet
5 6 (0.29%) Oozie
6 5 (0.24%) Ansible
6 5 (0.24%) Kibana
6 5 (0.24%) Nmap
6 5 (0.24%) Terraform
6 5 (0.24%) WMI
7 4 (0.19%) WebInspect
8 3 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.095%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.048%) CASB
10 1 (0.048%) Grafana
10 1 (0.048%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.048%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.048%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 197 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 70 (3.34%) Capita
3 66 (3.15%) HP
4 54 (2.58%) Oracle
5 32 (1.53%) Atlassian
5 32 (1.53%) Google
6 26 (1.24%) SAP
7 23 (1.10%) IBM
8 16 (0.76%) VMware
8 16 (0.76%) WorldPay
9 11 (0.53%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 11 (0.53%) Xamarin
10 10 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.48%) Tableau
11 9 (0.43%) Twitter
12 6 (0.29%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.29%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.24%) CA Agile Central
13 5 (0.24%) Informatica
14 4 (0.19%) Apiary