Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 251 248
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2,118 2,214 2,668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.31% 1.37% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.42% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,805 1,974 2,374
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 155,235 155,991 181,545
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 96.27% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,147 129,383 154,187
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +2 727 £55,000 +4.76% 95
North of England +25 514 £40,000 +3.90% 81
South East -6 433 £42,500 +20.57% 58
North West +37 253 £35,000 -7.89% 49
Yorkshire +24 245 £40,000 -5.88% 28
Midlands -49 152 £36,000 +2.86% 42
South West -36 147 £41,000 +2.50% 36
East of England +4 139 £40,000 +6.67% 21
West Midlands -81 80 £33,000 -1.49% 24
East Midlands +21 70 £38,000 -5.00% 18
North East -26 16 £50,000 +44.93% 4
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 1,552 (73.28%) Test Automation
2 1,167 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
3 1,042 (49.20%) Selenium
4 867 (40.93%) QA
5 678 (32.01%) Java
6 558 (26.35%) C#
7 540 (25.50%) SQL
8 486 (22.95%) BDD
9 437 (20.63%) Cucumber
10 408 (19.26%) Test Scripting
11 400 (18.89%) JIRA
12 391 (18.46%) Finance
13 383 (18.08%) Scrum
14 368 (17.37%) Software Testing
15 365 (17.23%) WebDriver
16 336 (15.86%) Manual Testing
17 326 (15.39%) TDD
18 298 (14.07%) JavaScript
19 280 (13.22%) ISTQB
20 272 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
21 254 (11.99%) SDLC
22 253 (11.95%) Jenkins
22 253 (11.95%) Regression Testing
23 241 (11.38%) .NET
24 239 (11.28%) ISEB
25 225 (10.62%) Python
26 213 (10.06%) Test Strategy
27 205 (9.68%) Degree
28 201 (9.49%) Performance Testing
28 201 (9.49%) Penetration Testing

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 80 (3.78%) Confluence
2 27 (1.27%) CMS
3 18 (0.85%) Apache Spark
4 15 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 13 (0.61%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.52%) JBoss
6 11 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.33%) IIS
7 7 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
8 6 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.28%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.24%) Apache
9 5 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.24%) Drupal
10 3 (0.14%) CICS
10 3 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.14%) Tornado
11 2 (0.094%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.094%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.094%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.14%) Magento
2 3 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.094%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.047%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.047%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.047%) FastStats
4 1 (0.047%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.047%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.047%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 45 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.46%) GitHub
4 29 (1.37%) SaaS
5 24 (1.13%) BrowserStack
6 17 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.76%) Sauce Labs
8 8 (0.38%) BlazeMeter
9 5 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.24%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.19%) Sage Pay
11 3 (0.14%) Firebase
12 2 (0.094%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.094%) Heroku
12 2 (0.094%) Office 365
12 2 (0.094%) Slack
12 2 (0.094%) TestFlight
13 1 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.047%) Google Play
13 1 (0.047%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.94%) Wireless
2 36 (1.70%) HTTP
3 23 (1.09%) Internet
4 22 (1.04%) Network Security
5 21 (0.99%) Firewall
6 18 (0.85%) VoIP
7 12 (0.57%) SMS
8 8 (0.38%) Wireless Security
8 8 (0.38%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.33%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.28%) PPP
11 5 (0.24%) TETRA
12 4 (0.19%) SSL
13 3 (0.14%) 3G
13 3 (0.14%) CDMA
13 3 (0.14%) LTE
13 3 (0.14%) UMTS
13 3 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.094%) Broadband
14 2 (0.094%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 27 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 18 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (0.80%) Big Data
7 17 (0.80%) MySQL
7 17 (0.80%) Power BI
8 15 (0.71%) Apache Accumulo
8 15 (0.71%) NoSQL
9 13 (0.61%) Oracle Database
10 11 (0.52%) Blockchain
10 11 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.42%) Apache Hive
12 8 (0.38%) HBase
13 7 (0.33%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,042 (49.20%) Selenium
2 437 (20.63%) Cucumber
3 400 (18.89%) JIRA
4 365 (17.23%) WebDriver
5 253 (11.95%) Jenkins
6 178 (8.40%) SoapUI
7 139 (6.56%) Git (software)
8 135 (6.37%) JMeter
9 130 (6.14%) SpecFlow
10 119 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 108 (5.10%) JUnit
12 99 (4.67%) Appium
13 82 (3.87%) HP UFT
14 77 (3.64%) Protractor
15 69 (3.26%) Visual Studio
16 63 (2.97%) LoadRunner
17 50 (2.36%) Maven
17 50 (2.36%) NUnit
18 49 (2.31%) Jasmine
19 47 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 391 (18.46%) Finance
2 96 (4.53%) Retail
3 77 (3.64%) Banking
4 56 (2.64%) Games
5 50 (2.36%) Advertising
6 45 (2.12%) Marketing
7 41 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.09%) Back Office
8 23 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.99%) Electronics
10 20 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.94%) Law
11 15 (0.71%) Front Office
12 9 (0.42%) Publishing
13 7 (0.33%) Automotive
13 7 (0.33%) Music Industry
13 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.28%) Legal
15 3 (0.14%) Digital Economy
15 3 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (11.38%) .NET
2 156 (7.37%) HTML
3 149 (7.03%) Web Services
4 113 (5.34%) SOAP
5 103 (4.86%) CSS
6 92 (4.34%) Gherkin
7 85 (4.01%) XML
8 77 (3.64%) RESTful
9 76 (3.59%) REST
10 37 (1.75%) JSON
11 24 (1.13%) ASP.NET
12 22 (1.04%) Node.js
13 19 (0.90%) AngularJS
13 19 (0.90%) WCF
14 17 (0.80%) jQuery
15 15 (0.71%) Ajax
16 12 (0.57%) WebdriverIO
17 10 (0.47%) Grails
17 10 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
17 10 (0.47%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 163 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (7.13%) Mobile App
3 102 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 91 (4.30%) Fintech
5 79 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
6 62 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
7 61 (2.88%) User Experience
8 31 (1.46%) Fixed Income
9 24 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 21 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 20 (0.94%) Virtual Team
12 16 (0.76%) Cloud Native
12 16 (0.76%) Equities
13 15 (0.71%) Blog
13 15 (0.71%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.52%) Derivative
16 10 (0.47%) e-Learning
16 10 (0.47%) NHS
17 8 (0.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 169 (7.98%) Linux
2 167 (7.88%) Windows
3 144 (6.80%) Apple iOS
4 142 (6.70%) Android
5 81 (3.82%) Unix
6 12 (0.57%) Ubuntu
6 12 (0.57%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.19%) AIX
8 4 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.094%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.094%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.047%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.047%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,552 (73.28%) Test Automation
2 1,167 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
3 486 (22.95%) BDD
4 408 (19.26%) Test Scripting
5 383 (18.08%) Scrum
6 368 (17.37%) Software Testing
7 336 (15.86%) Manual Testing
8 326 (15.39%) TDD
9 272 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
10 254 (11.99%) SDLC
11 253 (11.95%) Regression Testing
12 213 (10.06%) Test Strategy
13 201 (9.49%) Penetration Testing
13 201 (9.49%) Performance Testing
14 191 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
15 165 (7.79%) Functional Testing
16 155 (7.32%) Open Source
17 150 (7.08%) Scenario Testing
18 132 (6.23%) Mentoring
19 119 (5.62%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 678 (32.01%) Java
2 558 (26.35%) C#
3 540 (25.50%) SQL
4 298 (14.07%) JavaScript
5 225 (10.62%) Python
6 178 (8.40%) Ruby
7 96 (4.53%) C++
8 94 (4.44%) PHP
9 84 (3.97%) C
10 59 (2.79%) Perl
11 55 (2.60%) Bash Shell
12 53 (2.50%) Shell Script
13 43 (2.03%) T-SQL
14 42 (1.98%) PowerShell
15 28 (1.32%) Groovy
16 14 (0.66%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.61%) Scala
17 13 (0.61%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.61%) VBScript
18 9 (0.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 280 (13.22%) ISTQB
2 239 (11.28%) ISEB
3 205 (9.68%) Degree
4 138 (6.52%) Security Cleared
5 100 (4.72%) CREST Certified
6 80 (3.78%) OSCP
7 77 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 70 (3.31%) SC Cleared
9 47 (2.22%) CISSP
10 46 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 40 (1.89%) CEH
12 38 (1.79%) SANS
13 30 (1.42%) CHECK Team Member
14 23 (1.09%) CHECK Team Leader
15 20 (0.94%) DV Cleared
16 19 (0.90%) GPEN
17 16 (0.76%) CISA
18 12 (0.57%) CSSLP
18 12 (0.57%) GIAC
18 12 (0.57%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 867 (40.93%) QA
2 9 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 8 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.24%) WCAG
5 4 (0.19%) MiFID
6 3 (0.14%) PMO
7 2 (0.094%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.047%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.047%) EMIR
8 1 (0.047%) GCP
8 1 (0.047%) ISO 15765
8 1 (0.047%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.047%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.047%) WAI
System Software
1 40 (1.89%) Docker
2 12 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.33%) Firmware
4 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.047%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.047%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 43 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.85%) WebInspect
3 15 (0.71%) Puppet
4 14 (0.66%) Kubernetes
5 12 (0.57%) HP ALM
6 8 (0.38%) Kibana
6 8 (0.38%) Oozie
7 7 (0.33%) Nessus
8 5 (0.24%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.24%) WMI
9 4 (0.19%) Ansible
9 4 (0.19%) Terraform
10 2 (0.094%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.094%) CA Service Virtualization
10 2 (0.094%) Nmap
10 2 (0.094%) SCCM
11 1 (0.047%) HockeyApp
11 1 (0.047%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.047%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 185 (8.73%) Microsoft
2 89 (4.20%) HP
3 79 (3.73%) Capita
4 75 (3.54%) Oracle
5 40 (1.89%) Google
6 25 (1.18%) WorldPay
7 20 (0.94%) SAP
8 16 (0.76%) IBM
9 15 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
9 15 (0.71%) VMware
10 13 (0.61%) Atlassian
10 13 (0.61%) RedGate
10 13 (0.61%) Twitter
11 10 (0.47%) Informatica
11 10 (0.47%) Tableau
12 9 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.33%) Xamarin
14 6 (0.28%) Sitecore
15 5 (0.24%) Micro Focus
15 5 (0.24%) TIBCO