The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 252 250
Rank change year-on-year +21 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1124 1335 1310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.40% 1.37% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.42% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 974 1190 1131
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 77061 94037 97778
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.27% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64544 79531 80662
Median salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -1 360 £52,500 - 68
South East +31 255 £35,000 -6.66% 124
North West -13 114 £36,200 -2.16% 72
Yorkshire -17 107 £42,500 +21.42% 52
West Midlands +46 96 £32,500 -7.14% 46
South West +56 93 £40,000 +8.10% 61
East of England -21 69 £35,000 +6.06% 55
East Midlands -7 24 £35,000 +7.69% 32
North East +10 11 £35,000 +16.66% 16
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1185 (54.96%) Agile Software Development
2 980 (45.45%) Selenium
3 942 (43.69%) QA
4 649 (30.10%) Java
5 548 (25.42%) Test Automation
6 540 (25.05%) Test Scripting
7 528 (24.49%) C#
8 484 (22.45%) SQL
9 481 (22.31%) Automated Testing
9 481 (22.31%) Cucumber
10 447 (20.73%) BDD
11 427 (19.81%) Software Testing
12 410 (19.02%) Finance
13 403 (18.69%) Automation Testing
14 402 (18.65%) WebDriver
15 342 (15.86%) Scrum
16 329 (15.26%) TDD
17 323 (14.98%) ISEB
18 306 (14.19%) Manual Testing
19 304 (14.10%) ISTQB
20 276 (12.80%) Windows
21 274 (12.71%) JIRA
22 265 (12.29%) Regression Testing
23 253 (11.73%) Degree
24 245 (11.36%) Python
25 243 (11.27%) SDLC
26 240 (11.13%) Microsoft
27 228 (10.58%) Ruby
28 219 (10.16%) Performance Testing
29 216 (10.02%) Functional 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 36 (1.67%) Confluence
2 22 (1.02%) CMS
3 12 (0.56%) IIS
4 11 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (0.37%) Umbraco
6 7 (0.32%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.28%) Apache
7 6 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.28%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
8 5 (0.23%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.14%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.14%) WordPress
10 2 (0.093%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.093%) JBoss
10 2 (0.093%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.093%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.046%) SAS
Applications
1 126 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 57 (2.64%) MS Office
3 17 (0.79%) MS Project
4 16 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.37%) Sonata
4 4 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) Misys Midas
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (0.14%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.046%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.046%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.046%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 67 (3.11%) GitHub
2 54 (2.50%) SaaS
3 46 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.046%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.046%) Heroku
7 1 (0.046%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.046%) PaaS
7 1 (0.046%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 100 (4.64%) HTTP
2 43 (1.99%) Wireless
3 32 (1.48%) Firewall
4 22 (1.02%) Wireless Security
5 21 (0.97%) Internet
6 19 (0.88%) Network Security
7 12 (0.56%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.46%) Wireshark
9 9 (0.42%) SSH
10 8 (0.37%) SMTP
11 5 (0.23%) SSL
11 5 (0.23%) VoIP
12 3 (0.14%) Broadband
12 3 (0.14%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.14%) Intranet
12 3 (0.14%) LTE
13 2 (0.093%) IMAP
13 2 (0.093%) NAS
13 2 (0.093%) SAN
13 2 (0.093%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 98 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 80 (3.71%) MySQL
4 57 (2.64%) Big Data
5 41 (1.90%) NoSQL
6 31 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (1.16%) MongoDB
8 23 (1.07%) RDBMS
9 22 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (1.02%) HBase
10 16 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
11 13 (0.60%) Redis
12 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.37%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 980 (45.45%) Selenium
2 481 (22.31%) Cucumber
3 402 (18.65%) WebDriver
4 274 (12.71%) JIRA
5 155 (7.19%) JMeter
6 149 (6.91%) Jenkins
7 143 (6.63%) SpecFlow
8 140 (6.49%) SoapUI
9 139 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 111 (5.15%) Git (software)
11 98 (4.55%) JUnit
12 97 (4.50%) HP UFT
13 76 (3.53%) Calabash
14 71 (3.29%) Appium
15 62 (2.88%) LoadRunner
16 61 (2.83%) Visual Studio
17 44 (2.04%) Ranorex
18 42 (1.95%) Protractor
18 42 (1.95%) Subversion
19 40 (1.86%) Capybara
General
1 410 (19.02%) Finance
2 82 (3.80%) Retail
3 64 (2.97%) Banking
4 60 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 37 (1.72%) Marketing
6 34 (1.58%) Games
7 30 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.21%) Automotive
8 26 (1.21%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.07%) Legal
9 23 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.88%) Electronics
11 18 (0.83%) Publishing
12 17 (0.79%) Advertising
13 14 (0.65%) Law
14 8 (0.37%) Back Office
14 8 (0.37%) Front Office
14 8 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.14%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (9.32%) .NET
2 184 (8.53%) Web Services
3 151 (7.00%) Gherkin
4 125 (5.80%) XML
5 113 (5.24%) SOAP
6 101 (4.68%) HTML
7 80 (3.71%) REST
8 70 (3.25%) RESTful
9 64 (2.97%) CSS
10 43 (1.99%) ASP.NET
11 36 (1.67%) JSON
12 29 (1.35%) Ruby on Rails
13 25 (1.16%) HTML5
14 21 (0.97%) .NET Framework
15 20 (0.93%) AngularJS
16 17 (0.79%) jQuery
17 14 (0.65%) Ajax
18 13 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
18 13 (0.60%) JSON Schema
18 13 (0.60%) JSON-LD
Miscellaneous
1 136 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (6.22%) Mobile App
3 75 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 63 (2.92%) Fintech
5 49 (2.27%) Client/Server
6 45 (2.09%) User Experience
7 36 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 35 (1.62%) iPad
9 28 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.07%) CESG
10 23 (1.07%) Mobile Payment
11 22 (1.02%) Driving Licence
12 17 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (0.79%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.70%) Equities
13 15 (0.70%) Fixed Income
14 13 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.42%) Digital Media
15 9 (0.42%) SCADA
16 8 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 276 (12.80%) Windows
2 183 (8.49%) Linux
3 170 (7.88%) Unix
4 87 (4.04%) Android
5 74 (3.43%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.44%) Windows Server
7 27 (1.25%) Mac OS X
8 16 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 13 (0.60%) Kali Linux
10 8 (0.37%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.32%) Solaris
11 7 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.23%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.19%) VxWorks
13 4 (0.19%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.093%) KNOPPIX
15 1 (0.046%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1185 (54.96%) Agile Software Development
2 548 (25.42%) Test Automation
3 540 (25.05%) Test Scripting
4 481 (22.31%) Automated Testing
5 447 (20.73%) BDD
6 427 (19.81%) Software Testing
7 403 (18.69%) Automation Testing
8 342 (15.86%) Scrum
9 329 (15.26%) TDD
10 306 (14.19%) Manual Testing
11 265 (12.29%) Regression Testing
12 243 (11.27%) SDLC
13 219 (10.16%) Performance Testing
14 216 (10.02%) Functional Testing
15 214 (9.93%) E-Commerce
16 195 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
17 193 (8.95%) Test Strategy
18 175 (8.12%) User Acceptance Testing
19 155 (7.19%) Penetration Testing
20 144 (6.68%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 649 (30.10%) Java
2 528 (24.49%) C#
3 484 (22.45%) SQL
4 245 (11.36%) Python
5 228 (10.58%) Ruby
6 209 (9.69%) JavaScript
7 88 (4.08%) C++
8 66 (3.06%) C
9 65 (3.01%) Perl
10 54 (2.50%) PHP
11 45 (2.09%) Bash Shell
12 33 (1.53%) Groovy
12 33 (1.53%) Shell Script
13 24 (1.11%) VB
14 21 (0.97%) PL/SQL
14 21 (0.97%) T-SQL
15 16 (0.74%) VBScript
16 15 (0.70%) PowerShell
17 14 (0.65%) Scala
17 14 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 323 (14.98%) ISEB
2 304 (14.10%) ISTQB
3 253 (11.73%) Degree
4 113 (5.24%) Security Cleared
5 105 (4.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 94 (4.36%) CREST Certified
7 80 (3.71%) SC Cleared
8 61 (2.83%) OSCP
9 55 (2.55%) CHECK Team Leader
10 52 (2.41%) CHECK Team Member
11 45 (2.09%) CEH
12 18 (0.83%) CISSP
12 18 (0.83%) DV Cleared
13 16 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 14 (0.65%) GIAC
14 14 (0.65%) Tigerscheme
15 13 (0.60%) GPEN
16 12 (0.56%) SANS
17 10 (0.46%) OSCE
18 8 (0.37%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 942 (43.69%) QA
2 84 (3.90%) SDET
3 15 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.42%) PMO
5 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.14%) SEPA
7 3 (0.14%) SLA
8 2 (0.093%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.093%) GCP
8 2 (0.093%) HL7
8 2 (0.093%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (1.11%) Docker
2 12 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.37%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 74 (3.43%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (1.76%) Nessus
3 29 (1.35%) Puppet
4 21 (0.97%) Nmap
5 13 (0.60%) Grafana
5 13 (0.60%) StatsD
6 11 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.46%) OpenVAS
8 6 (0.28%) Ansible
8 6 (0.28%) Rancher
9 5 (0.23%) Core Impact
9 5 (0.23%) logstash
9 5 (0.23%) Perfmon
10 4 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.19%) Nexpose
11 3 (0.14%) SCCM
12 1 (0.046%) Control-M
12 1 (0.046%) MIMEsweeper
12 1 (0.046%) Nagios
12 1 (0.046%) WMI
Vendors
1 240 (11.13%) Microsoft
2 104 (4.82%) Oracle
3 71 (3.29%) HP
4 44 (2.04%) SAP
5 22 (1.02%) Atlassian
6 16 (0.74%) Siebel
6 16 (0.74%) Sun
6 16 (0.74%) VMware
7 15 (0.70%) IBM
7 15 (0.70%) Qualys
8 14 (0.65%) Splunk
9 13 (0.60%) TOWER Software
10 9 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.42%) Telerik
10 9 (0.42%) Xamarin
11 8 (0.37%) Google
11 8 (0.37%) Tableau
12 7 (0.32%) AppDynamics
12 7 (0.32%) Coverity
13 6 (0.28%) Sitecore
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £65000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tomorrow People
Posted: 21 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 36k
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40k doe
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Reco Ltd
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 + great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + Bonus + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/c
Posted: 5 days ago