Period
to 24 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,000 in advertised job vacancies in Nottingham during the 6 months to 24 July 2019.

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
24 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 88 105
Rank change year-on-year +47 +17 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 78 27 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 6.23% 2.02% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.41% 2.07% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 68 22 24
Nottingham median annual salary £37,000 £41,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.30% -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £26,875 £35,000 £33,100
90th Percentile £47,500 £56,250 £56,250
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £35,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -11.25% -3.61% +10.67%

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 1,217 1,303 1,788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.13% 97.53% 97.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,025 1,102 1,535
Nottingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 24 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Tester in Nottingham

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2019, 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 68 (87.18%) Test Automation
2 56 (71.79%) QA
3 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (38.46%) Java
5 29 (37.18%) Selenium
5 29 (37.18%) Manual Testing
6 28 (35.90%) C#
7 19 (24.36%) WebDriver
8 18 (23.08%) Cucumber
8 18 (23.08%) BDD
8 18 (23.08%) SoapUI
8 18 (23.08%) Test Management
9 17 (21.79%) TDD
9 17 (21.79%) Functional Testing
10 16 (20.51%) Big Data
10 16 (20.51%) NServiceBus
10 16 (20.51%) MongoDB
10 16 (20.51%) Bitbucket
10 16 (20.51%) Mobile App
10 16 (20.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
11 15 (19.23%) JMeter
12 14 (17.95%) Finance
12 14 (17.95%) Web Services
12 14 (17.95%) JIRA
13 13 (16.67%) OOP
13 13 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (14.10%) Test Scripting
14 11 (14.10%) QA Automation
14 11 (14.10%) User Stories

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 16 (20.51%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) Big Data
1 16 (20.51%) MongoDB
2 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.85%) GIS
4 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 29 (37.18%) Selenium
2 19 (24.36%) WebDriver
3 18 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 18 (23.08%) SoapUI
4 16 (20.51%) Bitbucket
4 16 (20.51%) Octopus Deploy
5 15 (19.23%) JMeter
6 14 (17.95%) JIRA
7 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.56%) Maven
8 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.28%) GitLab
8 1 (1.28%) JBehave
8 1 (1.28%) JUnit
8 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.28%) QF-Test
8 1 (1.28%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (17.95%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.95%) Web Services
2 5 (6.41%) SOAP
3 4 (5.13%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.28%) JSON
4 1 (1.28%) REST
4 1 (1.28%) Swagger
4 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (87.18%) Test Automation
2 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (37.18%) Manual Testing
4 18 (23.08%) BDD
4 18 (23.08%) Test Management
5 17 (21.79%) Functional Testing
5 17 (21.79%) TDD
6 15 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
7 13 (16.67%) OOP
8 11 (14.10%) Fintech
8 11 (14.10%) QA Automation
8 11 (14.10%) Scenario Testing
8 11 (14.10%) Test Scripting
8 11 (14.10%) User Stories
9 10 (12.82%) Scrum
10 8 (10.26%) Software Testing
11 7 (8.97%) SDLC
12 6 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
13 5 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (38.46%) Java
2 28 (35.90%) C#
3 5 (6.41%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.13%) Python
5 3 (3.85%) C++
6 1 (1.28%) Groovy
6 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) CREST Certified
2 3 (3.85%) OSCP
3 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.56%) ISEB
3 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (71.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft