Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Nottingham during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 94 112
Rank change year-on-year +12 +18 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 33 41 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 2.42% 2.26% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 2.33% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 25 36 24
Nottingham median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +8.11% +23.33%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £85,000
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £41,250 £47,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year -13.16% +21.79% +4.00%

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 1,331 1,763 1,893
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.44% 97.19% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,066 1,544 1,513
Nottingham median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +10.39%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,250
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £43,125 £41,500
% change year-on-year -1.45% +3.92% +7.79%

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 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Nottingham

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 30 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 26 (78.79%) Selenium
3 23 (69.70%) Java
3 23 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (63.64%) BDD
5 20 (60.61%) Cucumber
6 19 (57.58%) QA
7 18 (54.55%) C#
8 14 (42.42%) WebDriver
9 12 (36.36%) SpecFlow
9 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
9 12 (36.36%) Functional Testing
9 12 (36.36%) Maven
9 12 (36.36%) Git (software)
10 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
10 10 (30.30%) Web Services
11 9 (27.27%) JMeter
11 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
11 9 (27.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (27.27%) Ruby
11 9 (27.27%) GitLab
11 9 (27.27%) SDET
11 9 (27.27%) SoapUI
11 9 (27.27%) JBehave
12 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
12 8 (24.24%) TDD
13 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
13 7 (21.21%) JSON
13 7 (21.21%) JIRA

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 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (78.79%) Selenium
2 20 (60.61%) Cucumber
3 14 (42.42%) WebDriver
4 12 (36.36%) Git (software)
4 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 12 (36.36%) Maven
4 12 (36.36%) SpecFlow
5 9 (27.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (27.27%) GitLab
5 9 (27.27%) JBehave
5 9 (27.27%) JMeter
5 9 (27.27%) SoapUI
6 7 (21.21%) JIRA
7 6 (18.18%) NUnit
8 3 (9.09%) QF-Test
8 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (6.06%) Metasploit
10 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
10 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
10 1 (3.03%) sqlmap
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) Web Services
2 7 (21.21%) Gherkin
2 7 (21.21%) JSON
3 6 (18.18%) XML
4 5 (15.15%) SOAP
5 3 (9.09%) REST
5 3 (9.09%) Spine.js
5 3 (9.09%) Swagger
6 2 (6.06%) .NET
6 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (6.06%) WCF
7 1 (3.03%) CSS
7 1 (3.03%) HTML
7 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Fintech
1 3 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.03%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 23 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (63.64%) BDD
4 12 (36.36%) Functional Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (27.27%) SDET
5 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
6 8 (24.24%) TDD
7 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Open Source
9 4 (12.12%) OOP
9 4 (12.12%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Test Management
9 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
10 3 (9.09%) OO
10 3 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Scrum
10 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) Java
2 18 (54.55%) C#
3 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
4 9 (27.27%) Ruby
5 5 (15.15%) SQL
6 3 (9.09%) Groovy
6 3 (9.09%) Jython
7 1 (3.03%) C
7 1 (3.03%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (57.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Nessus
1 1 (3.03%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft