Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Nottingham during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 96 111
Rank change year-on-year +11 +15 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 26 30 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 2.02% 1.69% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.73% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 21 25 19
Nottingham median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +21.79% +4.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,300 £28,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £85,000
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £40,000 £44,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -10.11% +18.67% -

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 1,256 1,734 1,816
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.36% 97.58% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,047 1,507 1,456
Nottingham median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £23,825 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,400 £67,500 £61,250
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Nottingham

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 25 (96.15%) Test Automation
2 22 (84.62%) Selenium
3 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (69.23%) Java
5 16 (61.54%) BDD
6 15 (57.69%) Cucumber
7 14 (53.85%) QA
7 14 (53.85%) C#
8 12 (46.15%) WebDriver
9 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
10 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
10 9 (34.62%) SpecFlow
11 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
11 7 (26.92%) Web Services
11 7 (26.92%) JMeter
11 7 (26.92%) SDET
12 6 (23.08%) GitLab
12 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
12 6 (23.08%) TDD
12 6 (23.08%) Maven
12 6 (23.08%) Ruby
12 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
12 6 (23.08%) Open Source
12 6 (23.08%) JBehave
12 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
12 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
12 6 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (19.23%) JIRA
13 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (84.62%) Selenium
2 15 (57.69%) Cucumber
3 12 (46.15%) WebDriver
4 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
4 9 (34.62%) SpecFlow
5 7 (26.92%) JMeter
5 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
6 6 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (23.08%) GitLab
6 6 (23.08%) JBehave
6 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 6 (23.08%) Maven
7 5 (19.23%) JIRA
7 5 (19.23%) NUnit
8 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
9 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) Web Services
2 4 (15.38%) Gherkin
3 3 (11.54%) JSON
3 3 (11.54%) Spine.js
3 3 (11.54%) XML
4 2 (7.69%) .NET
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (7.69%) SOAP
4 2 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Fintech
1 3 (11.54%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Test Automation
2 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (61.54%) BDD
4 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
5 7 (26.92%) SDET
6 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Open Source
6 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 6 (23.08%) TDD
7 5 (19.23%) OOP
7 5 (19.23%) Test Management
7 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 3 (11.54%) API Testing
9 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 3 (11.54%) OO
9 3 (11.54%) User Stories
10 2 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) Java
2 14 (53.85%) C#
3 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 6 (23.08%) Ruby
4 5 (19.23%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (53.85%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft