Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Nottingham during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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

Tester
Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 90 114
Rank change year-on-year +17 +24 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 32 50 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 2.59% 2.71% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.67% 2.80% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 27 45 27
Nottingham median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £32,800 £29,200 £28,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £85,000
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham. 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
Nottingham
Permanent vacancies in Nottingham with a recognized job title 1,199 1,787 2,005
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.09% 96.91% 97.95%
Number of salaries quoted 962 1,572 1,648
Nottingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +10.39%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,225 £67,625
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Nottingham.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Nottingham

Tester
Salary Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester in Nottingham.

Salary trend for Tester in Nottingham

Tester
Salary Histogram in Nottingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Nottingham over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Nottingham

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Nottingham region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 28 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 25 (78.13%) QA
3 24 (75.00%) Java
4 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (65.63%) Selenium
5 21 (65.63%) BDD
6 20 (62.50%) Cucumber
7 15 (46.88%) WebDriver
7 15 (46.88%) Functional Testing
7 15 (46.88%) C#
8 12 (37.50%) Web Services
8 12 (37.50%) TDD
8 12 (37.50%) Maven
8 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
8 12 (37.50%) SoapUI
9 11 (34.38%) JIRA
9 11 (34.38%) JMeter
10 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
10 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
10 9 (28.13%) SpecFlow
11 8 (25.00%) GitLab
11 8 (25.00%) SDET
11 8 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (25.00%) JBehave
11 8 (25.00%) Ruby
11 8 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (21.88%) Test Management
12 7 (21.88%) OOP
13 6 (18.75%) QA Automation

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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 1 (3.13%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (65.63%) Selenium
2 20 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 15 (46.88%) WebDriver
4 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 12 (37.50%) Maven
4 12 (37.50%) SoapUI
5 11 (34.38%) JIRA
5 11 (34.38%) JMeter
6 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
6 9 (28.13%) SpecFlow
7 8 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (25.00%) GitLab
7 8 (25.00%) JBehave
8 4 (12.50%) QF-Test
9 2 (6.25%) Metasploit
9 2 (6.25%) NUnit
10 1 (3.13%) Burp Suite
10 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (3.13%) sqlmap
10 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) Web Services
2 6 (18.75%) JSON
3 5 (15.63%) Gherkin
3 5 (15.63%) XML
4 4 (12.50%) REST
4 4 (12.50%) SOAP
4 4 (12.50%) Swagger
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) RESTful
5 1 (3.13%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Fintech
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (65.63%) BDD
4 15 (46.88%) Functional Testing
5 12 (37.50%) TDD
6 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (25.00%) SDET
7 7 (21.88%) OOP
7 7 (21.88%) Test Management
8 6 (18.75%) QA Automation
9 5 (15.63%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
10 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Machine Learning
10 4 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Scrum
10 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 4 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) Java
2 15 (46.88%) C#
3 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 8 (25.00%) Ruby
5 4 (12.50%) Groovy
6 3 (9.38%) Jython
7 2 (6.25%) Python
7 2 (6.25%) SQL
8 1 (3.13%) C
8 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) CEH
1 1 (3.13%) CREST Certified
1 1 (3.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (78.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Nessus
1 1 (3.13%) Nmap