Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Nottingham during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 115 93
Rank change year-on-year +10 -22 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 40 25 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 2.21% 1.27% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 1.30% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 40 24 34
Nottingham median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +40.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £31,375 £33,000 £25,375
90th Percentile £60,000 £77,500 £46,750
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +25.00%

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 1,758 1,922 1,998
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.07% 97.96% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,525 1,553 1,461
Nottingham median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £57,500
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +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 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Nottingham

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 35 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (85.00%) Java
3 28 (70.00%) Cucumber
4 27 (67.50%) Selenium
5 25 (62.50%) C#
6 22 (55.00%) JMeter
7 21 (52.50%) SoapUI
8 19 (47.50%) Jenkins
8 19 (47.50%) JIRA
9 18 (45.00%) TDD
10 16 (40.00%) QA
11 15 (37.50%) WebDriver
12 12 (30.00%) Open Source
12 12 (30.00%) Ruby
12 12 (30.00%) Web Services
13 11 (27.50%) XML
13 11 (27.50%) OO
13 11 (27.50%) Python
13 11 (27.50%) JSON
13 11 (27.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (27.50%) Gherkin
14 10 (25.00%) Calabash
14 10 (25.00%) Appium
14 10 (25.00%) Confluence
14 10 (25.00%) BDD
14 10 (25.00%) SDET
14 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
14 10 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
14 10 (25.00%) Performance 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (25.00%) Confluence
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 28 (70.00%) Cucumber
2 27 (67.50%) Selenium
3 22 (55.00%) JMeter
4 21 (52.50%) SoapUI
5 19 (47.50%) Jenkins
5 19 (47.50%) JIRA
6 15 (37.50%) WebDriver
7 10 (25.00%) Appium
7 10 (25.00%) Calabash
7 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 10 (25.00%) NUnit
8 9 (22.50%) JBehave
8 9 (22.50%) JUnit
9 8 (20.00%) Gatling
9 8 (20.00%) SpecFlow
9 8 (20.00%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.50%) CasperJS
10 1 (2.50%) Concordion
10 1 (2.50%) Maven
10 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) Web Services
2 11 (27.50%) Gherkin
2 11 (27.50%) JSON
2 11 (27.50%) XML
3 10 (25.00%) SOAP
4 4 (10.00%) REST
5 2 (5.00%) .NET
6 1 (2.50%) Apache Flex
6 1 (2.50%) Behat
6 1 (2.50%) CSS
6 1 (2.50%) HTML
6 1 (2.50%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Unix
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (45.00%) TDD
4 12 (30.00%) Open Source
5 11 (27.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (27.50%) OO
6 10 (25.00%) BDD
6 10 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
6 10 (25.00%) SDET
7 9 (22.50%) Load Testing
7 9 (22.50%) OOP
7 9 (22.50%) Process Improvement
7 9 (22.50%) Test Management
8 4 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.00%) API Testing
10 2 (5.00%) DevOps
10 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (85.00%) Java
2 25 (62.50%) C#
3 12 (30.00%) Ruby
4 11 (27.50%) Python
5 8 (20.00%) SQL
6 1 (2.50%) Groovy
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
1 1 (2.50%) ISEB
1 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Atlassian