Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 259 250
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2380 2395 2746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.40% 1.34% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.39% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2131 2092 2474
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +6.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +2.70%

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 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +25 824 £53,500 +7.00% 68
North of England +28 501 £40,000 +11.11% 52
South East +17 435 £40,000 - 37
Midlands +19 310 £37,500 +15.38% 27
Yorkshire +56 246 £42,500 +13.33% 23
North West -18 232 £40,000 +14.29% 25
West Midlands +18 215 £35,000 +7.69% 10
South West +27 168 £40,000 +8.84% 13
East of England -47 134 £35,000 - 18
East Midlands +44 94 £40,000 +14.29% 17
North East +14 23 £27,500 -13.07% 4
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1743 (73.24%) Test Automation
2 1267 (53.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1081 (45.42%) Selenium
4 894 (37.56%) QA
5 833 (35.00%) Java
6 648 (27.23%) Cucumber
7 603 (25.34%) C#
8 577 (24.24%) Test Scripting
9 561 (23.57%) SQL
10 518 (21.76%) Software Testing
11 507 (21.30%) WebDriver
12 463 (19.45%) BDD
13 410 (17.23%) Scrum
14 405 (17.02%) JIRA
15 396 (16.64%) Manual Testing
16 377 (15.84%) Finance
17 345 (14.50%) Degree
18 328 (13.78%) TDD
19 313 (13.15%) Jenkins
20 308 (12.94%) ISTQB
21 306 (12.86%) Regression Testing
21 306 (12.86%) Python
22 304 (12.77%) Test Strategy
23 255 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
24 254 (10.67%) ISEB
25 253 (10.63%) SDLC
26 243 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
27 238 (10.00%) Ruby
28 231 (9.71%) Microsoft
29 217 (9.12%) .NET

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
1 116 (4.87%) Confluence
2 30 (1.26%) Apache Spark
3 22 (0.92%) CMS
4 15 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 13 (0.55%) IIS
5 13 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.21%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (0.21%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.17%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.13%) JBoss
8 3 (0.13%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.084%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.084%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.084%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.084%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.084%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.042%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 51 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.17%) Simulink
5 2 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.084%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 17 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.17%) Magento
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.084%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.084%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.084%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.042%) FastStats
7 1 (0.042%) Postilion
7 1 (0.042%) Summit
7 1 (0.042%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 108 (4.54%) GitHub
2 77 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (3.11%) SaaS
4 64 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (0.46%) PaaS
6 9 (0.38%) IaaS
6 9 (0.38%) OpenShift
7 8 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.21%) BrowserStack
8 5 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
9 4 (0.17%) Slack
10 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.084%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.084%) Office 365
11 2 (0.084%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.042%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.042%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.03%) HTTP
2 45 (1.89%) Internet
3 35 (1.47%) Wireless
4 27 (1.13%) Firewall
5 23 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 20 (0.84%) Network Security
7 13 (0.55%) Wireshark
8 12 (0.50%) VoIP
9 9 (0.38%) SSL
10 8 (0.34%) SMS
10 8 (0.34%) WAN
11 7 (0.29%) ATM
12 6 (0.25%) DNS
13 5 (0.21%) 802.11
13 5 (0.21%) Broadband
13 5 (0.21%) LAN
13 5 (0.21%) Skype
13 5 (0.21%) SNMP
13 5 (0.21%) VPN
14 4 (0.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 94 (3.95%) Relational Database
3 82 (3.45%) Big Data
4 60 (2.52%) MySQL
5 22 (0.92%) Hadoop
6 13 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (0.50%) DB2
8 11 (0.46%) Blockchain
8 11 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 11 (0.46%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.46%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.25%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.21%) GIS
12 4 (0.17%) Apache Accumulo
12 4 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1081 (45.42%) Selenium
2 648 (27.23%) Cucumber
3 507 (21.30%) WebDriver
4 405 (17.02%) JIRA
5 313 (13.15%) Jenkins
6 210 (8.82%) SpecFlow
7 204 (8.57%) JMeter
8 173 (7.27%) Git (software)
9 145 (6.09%) SoapUI
10 120 (5.04%) JUnit
11 109 (4.58%) Appium
12 95 (3.99%) HP UFT
13 87 (3.66%) Calabash
14 86 (3.61%) Visual Studio
15 85 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
16 77 (3.24%) TeamCity
17 66 (2.77%) JBehave
17 66 (2.77%) Protractor
18 62 (2.61%) TestNG
19 50 (2.10%) WATIR
General
1 377 (15.84%) Finance
2 123 (5.17%) Retail
3 104 (4.37%) Banking
4 42 (1.76%) Games
5 39 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 34 (1.43%) Marketing
7 26 (1.09%) Advertising
7 26 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 26 (1.09%) Legal
8 24 (1.01%) Digital Economy
9 23 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 21 (0.88%) Electronics
10 21 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.50%) Automotive
12 9 (0.38%) Law
13 7 (0.29%) Billing
14 6 (0.25%) Publishing
15 5 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (9.12%) .NET
2 201 (8.45%) Gherkin
3 161 (6.76%) Web Services
4 139 (5.84%) HTML
5 137 (5.76%) XML
6 105 (4.41%) REST
7 98 (4.12%) SOAP
8 73 (3.07%) RESTful
9 56 (2.35%) CSS
10 47 (1.97%) JSON
11 43 (1.81%) Node.js
12 32 (1.34%) ASP.NET
13 27 (1.13%) AngularJS
14 23 (0.97%) Behat
15 21 (0.88%) HTML5
16 19 (0.80%) WSDL
17 18 (0.76%) .NET Framework
18 16 (0.67%) jQuery
19 15 (0.63%) Apache Flex
20 12 (0.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 255 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (6.89%) Computer Science
3 126 (5.29%) Mobile App
4 86 (3.61%) Fintech
5 51 (2.14%) Client/Server
6 49 (2.06%) User Experience
7 44 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
8 29 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 27 (1.13%) SCADA
10 24 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (0.67%) iPad
12 14 (0.59%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.50%) BBC
13 12 (0.50%) Internet of Things
13 12 (0.50%) Mainframe
14 10 (0.42%) Equities
14 10 (0.42%) Fixed Income
14 10 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 210 (8.82%) Linux
2 198 (8.32%) Windows
3 124 (5.21%) Unix
4 90 (3.78%) Android
4 90 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.34%) Kali Linux
7 4 (0.17%) Debian
7 4 (0.17%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.13%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.084%) KNOPPIX
9 2 (0.084%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.084%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.042%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.042%) Solaris
10 1 (0.042%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1743 (73.24%) Test Automation
2 1267 (53.24%) Agile Software Development
3 577 (24.24%) Test Scripting
4 518 (21.76%) Software Testing
5 463 (19.45%) BDD
6 410 (17.23%) Scrum
7 396 (16.64%) Manual Testing
8 328 (13.78%) TDD
9 306 (12.86%) Regression Testing
10 304 (12.77%) Test Strategy
11 253 (10.63%) SDLC
12 243 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
13 217 (9.12%) Penetration Testing
14 207 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
15 193 (8.11%) E-Commerce
16 191 (8.03%) Functional Testing
17 181 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
18 164 (6.89%) Mentoring
19 161 (6.76%) Open Source
20 155 (6.51%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 833 (35.00%) Java
2 603 (25.34%) C#
3 561 (23.57%) SQL
4 306 (12.86%) Python
5 238 (10.00%) Ruby
6 205 (8.61%) JavaScript
7 102 (4.29%) C
8 90 (3.78%) C++
9 85 (3.57%) PHP
10 45 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 44 (1.85%) Groovy
12 41 (1.72%) Bash Shell
13 40 (1.68%) Scala
14 34 (1.43%) Perl
15 29 (1.22%) T-SQL
16 22 (0.92%) PowerShell
17 19 (0.80%) PL/SQL
17 19 (0.80%) VB
18 17 (0.71%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.34%) ES6
Qualifications
1 345 (14.50%) Degree
2 308 (12.94%) ISTQB
3 254 (10.67%) ISEB
4 123 (5.17%) Security Cleared
5 113 (4.75%) CREST Certified
6 107 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 87 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 68 (2.86%) OSCP
9 51 (2.14%) CHECK Team Leader
10 46 (1.93%) CEH
11 42 (1.76%) SC Cleared
12 35 (1.47%) CHECK Team Member
13 29 (1.22%) CISSP
13 29 (1.22%) DV Cleared
14 17 (0.71%) CISM
14 17 (0.71%) OSCE
15 15 (0.63%) Cyber Scheme
15 15 (0.63%) Tigerscheme
16 13 (0.55%) GPEN
17 12 (0.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 894 (37.56%) QA
2 16 (0.67%) ISO 8583
3 15 (0.63%) ISO 20022
4 12 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.25%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.17%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.17%) IEC 62304
8 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.13%) MiFID
10 2 (0.084%) GDPR
10 2 (0.084%) HL7
10 2 (0.084%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.084%) SEPA
11 1 (0.042%) IASME
11 1 (0.042%) IFRS
System Software
1 40 (1.68%) Docker
2 5 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.17%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.17%) Firmware
3 4 (0.17%) Xen
4 2 (0.084%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.042%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 52 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (1.01%) Nessus
3 18 (0.76%) Nmap
4 13 (0.55%) Kubernetes
5 11 (0.46%) Marathon
5 11 (0.46%) Mesos
6 7 (0.29%) WebInspect
7 6 (0.25%) Kibana
7 6 (0.25%) Puppet
8 5 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 5 (0.21%) HP Fortify
8 5 (0.21%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.13%) Core Impact
10 2 (0.084%) logstash
10 2 (0.084%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.042%) Ambari
11 1 (0.042%) Ansible
11 1 (0.042%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.042%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.042%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 231 (9.71%) Microsoft
2 64 (2.69%) HP
3 55 (2.31%) Oracle
4 32 (1.34%) Google
5 30 (1.26%) Capita
6 25 (1.05%) Atlassian
7 20 (0.84%) SAP
8 19 (0.80%) Twitter
9 11 (0.46%) CA Agile Central
9 11 (0.46%) Siebel
10 9 (0.38%) Apple
11 8 (0.34%) Informatica
11 8 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.34%) Splunk
12 7 (0.29%) Cisco
12 7 (0.29%) Citrix
12 7 (0.29%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.25%) IBM
14 5 (0.21%) BT
14 5 (0.21%) hybris