The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Tester
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 257 223 279
Rank change year-on-year -34 +56  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1126 1392 1234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.50% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.56% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 984 1189 1110
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  

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 80108 89468 100526
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.97% 96.55% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 65932 76287 83736
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
London -17 395 £52,500 - 58
South East -44 180 £40,000 - 28
Yorkshire +6 134 £41,500 +18.57% 15
West Midlands +2 107 £34,000 +4.61% 18
South West +23 103 £38,750 +6.89% 7
North West -51 95 £39,500 +12.85% 19
East of England -25 80 £37,500 +4.16% 16
East Midlands +3 22 £47,000 +40.29% 8
North East +22 10 £34,500 +6.15% 7
Midlands +7 1 £40,000 -27.27% 26
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 1621 (72.79%) Test Automation
2 1217 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
3 1017 (45.67%) Selenium
4 969 (43.51%) QA
5 753 (33.81%) Java
6 619 (27.80%) Test Scripting
7 579 (26.00%) C#
8 525 (23.57%) Cucumber
9 509 (22.86%) SQL
10 465 (20.88%) Software Testing
11 438 (19.67%) WebDriver
12 432 (19.40%) BDD
13 403 (18.10%) Finance
14 332 (14.91%) TDD
15 331 (14.86%) Manual Testing
16 315 (14.14%) Scrum
17 312 (14.01%) JIRA
18 293 (13.16%) ISTQB
19 267 (11.99%) Regression Testing
20 265 (11.90%) SDLC
21 262 (11.76%) ISEB
22 258 (11.59%) Degree
23 242 (10.87%) Microsoft
24 241 (10.82%) Windows
24 241 (10.82%) Test Strategy
25 228 (10.24%) E-Commerce
26 224 (10.06%) .NET
27 222 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
28 214 (9.61%) JavaScript
29 208 (9.34%) Python

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 35 (1.57%) Confluence
2 23 (1.03%) CMS
3 11 (0.49%) IIS
4 9 (0.40%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.40%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.27%) Apache
6 6 (0.27%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (0.27%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.090%) JBoss
7 2 (0.090%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.090%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.090%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.18%) Sonata
5 2 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.045%) FastStats
6 1 (0.045%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.045%) Magento
6 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.045%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.045%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 104 (4.67%) GitHub
2 71 (3.19%) SaaS
3 47 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.49%) BrowserStack
6 7 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.18%) PaaS
8 2 (0.090%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.090%) IaaS
8 2 (0.090%) Office 365
9 1 (0.045%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.045%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.045%) Slack
9 1 (0.045%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.23%) HTTP
2 37 (1.66%) Firewall
3 36 (1.62%) Wireless
4 25 (1.12%) Internet
5 20 (0.90%) Network Security
6 17 (0.76%) Wireless Security
7 10 (0.45%) Wireshark
8 8 (0.36%) VoIP
9 7 (0.31%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.22%) SMTP
10 5 (0.22%) SSH
11 2 (0.090%) SSL
12 1 (0.045%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.045%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.045%) MQTT
12 1 (0.045%) NFC
12 1 (0.045%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 88 (3.95%) MySQL
3 65 (2.92%) Relational Database
4 64 (2.87%) Big Data
5 27 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (1.17%) NoSQL
7 20 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (0.81%) MongoDB
9 16 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (0.72%) HBase
10 9 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 8 (0.36%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.31%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.27%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.22%) Redis
14 5 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1017 (45.67%) Selenium
2 525 (23.57%) Cucumber
3 438 (19.67%) WebDriver
4 312 (14.01%) JIRA
5 184 (8.26%) Jenkins
6 164 (7.36%) JMeter
7 130 (5.84%) SpecFlow
8 121 (5.43%) SoapUI
9 111 (4.98%) Git (software)
10 99 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 96 (4.31%) HP UFT
12 92 (4.13%) Appium
13 88 (3.95%) Calabash
14 86 (3.86%) JUnit
15 67 (3.01%) LoadRunner
16 65 (2.92%) Visual Studio
17 47 (2.11%) Protractor
18 44 (1.98%) TestNG
19 42 (1.89%) Gatling
20 41 (1.84%) Capybara
General
1 403 (18.10%) Finance
2 96 (4.31%) Banking
3 83 (3.73%) Retail
4 58 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 40 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 36 (1.62%) Marketing
8 34 (1.53%) Games
9 28 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.03%) Electronics
11 21 (0.94%) Legal
12 19 (0.85%) Automotive
13 18 (0.81%) Publishing
14 15 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.58%) Back Office
16 11 (0.49%) Advertising
17 10 (0.45%) Law
18 8 (0.36%) Digital Economy
19 6 (0.27%) General Ledger
20 4 (0.18%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (10.06%) .NET
2 178 (7.99%) Gherkin
3 168 (7.54%) Web Services
4 99 (4.45%) XML
5 98 (4.40%) HTML
6 76 (3.41%) REST
6 76 (3.41%) SOAP
7 56 (2.51%) CSS
8 51 (2.29%) RESTful
9 34 (1.53%) ASP.NET
9 34 (1.53%) JSON
10 27 (1.21%) AngularJS
10 27 (1.21%) HTML5
11 21 (0.94%) React
12 20 (0.90%) Node.js
13 18 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
14 17 (0.76%) .NET Framework
14 17 (0.76%) jQuery
15 12 (0.54%) WinForms
16 11 (0.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 135 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (5.25%) Mobile App
3 77 (3.46%) Computer Science
4 70 (3.14%) Fintech
5 56 (2.51%) Client/Server
6 46 (2.07%) iPad
7 44 (1.98%) User Experience
8 43 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
9 34 (1.53%) SCADA
10 30 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 24 (1.08%) Equities
11 24 (1.08%) Fixed Income
12 21 (0.94%) Management Information System
13 16 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.58%) NHS
15 12 (0.54%) CESG
16 11 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
16 11 (0.49%) Replication
17 10 (0.45%) iPhone
17 10 (0.45%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 241 (10.82%) Windows
2 168 (7.54%) Linux
3 146 (6.56%) Unix
4 90 (4.04%) Android
5 84 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.45%) Kali Linux
9 9 (0.40%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.36%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.31%) Solaris
11 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.22%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.045%) KNOPPIX
14 1 (0.045%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1621 (72.79%) Test Automation
2 1217 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
3 619 (27.80%) Test Scripting
4 465 (20.88%) Software Testing
5 432 (19.40%) BDD
6 332 (14.91%) TDD
7 331 (14.86%) Manual Testing
8 315 (14.14%) Scrum
9 267 (11.99%) Regression Testing
10 265 (11.90%) SDLC
11 241 (10.82%) Test Strategy
12 228 (10.24%) E-Commerce
13 222 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
14 206 (9.25%) Performance Testing
15 192 (8.62%) Functional Testing
16 181 (8.13%) Penetration Testing
17 172 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
18 137 (6.15%) Non-Functional Testing
19 136 (6.11%) QA Automation
20 134 (6.02%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 753 (33.81%) Java
2 579 (26.00%) C#
3 509 (22.86%) SQL
4 214 (9.61%) JavaScript
5 208 (9.34%) Python
6 190 (8.53%) Ruby
7 66 (2.96%) C
8 62 (2.78%) C++
9 51 (2.29%) Perl
10 44 (1.98%) VB
11 42 (1.89%) PHP
12 31 (1.39%) Bash Shell
13 28 (1.26%) Groovy
14 27 (1.21%) T-SQL
15 23 (1.03%) Shell Script
16 20 (0.90%) Scala
16 20 (0.90%) VBScript
17 17 (0.76%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.67%) PowerShell
19 12 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 293 (13.16%) ISTQB
2 262 (11.76%) ISEB
3 258 (11.59%) Degree
4 142 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 102 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 89 (4.00%) CREST Certified
7 68 (3.05%) OSCP
8 63 (2.83%) SC Cleared
9 56 (2.51%) CHECK Team Leader
10 55 (2.47%) CHECK Team Member
11 43 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
12 38 (1.71%) DV Cleared
13 31 (1.39%) CEH
14 27 (1.21%) CISSP
15 23 (1.03%) OSCE
16 11 (0.49%) GPEN
17 9 (0.40%) CISA
18 8 (0.36%) GIAC
18 8 (0.36%) Tigerscheme
19 6 (0.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 969 (43.51%) QA
2 13 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.45%) PMO
4 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.18%) SEPA
6 3 (0.13%) HL7
6 3 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.090%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.090%) GCP
8 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.045%) SLA
8 1 (0.045%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (0.54%) Docker
2 5 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.13%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.090%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.045%) Firmware
5 1 (0.045%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 54 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.81%) Nessus
3 13 (0.58%) Puppet
4 11 (0.49%) Nmap
5 6 (0.27%) logstash
5 6 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.18%) Defensics
6 4 (0.18%) Grafana
6 4 (0.18%) OpenVAS
6 4 (0.18%) StatsD
7 3 (0.13%) Ansible
7 3 (0.13%) HP Fortify
7 3 (0.13%) Nexpose
7 3 (0.13%) Rancher
7 3 (0.13%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.090%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.090%) SCCM
9 1 (0.045%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.045%) Core Impact
9 1 (0.045%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 242 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 104 (4.67%) Oracle
3 56 (2.51%) HP
4 31 (1.39%) Atlassian
5 29 (1.30%) SAP
6 12 (0.54%) Apple
7 11 (0.49%) Facebook
8 9 (0.40%) Borland
9 8 (0.36%) Google
9 8 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.36%) Tableau
9 8 (0.36%) Telerik
10 7 (0.31%) Qualys
10 7 (0.31%) TOWER Software
10 7 (0.31%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.27%) AppDynamics
11 6 (0.27%) CA Agile Central
11 6 (0.27%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.27%) VMware
12 5 (0.22%) Splunk
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 34 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 35 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Advento Staffing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Pension scheme
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE + options
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus etc
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, LIfe, ETC
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago