The median annual salary for a Applications Tester was £36,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Tester
UK
Rank 845 925 918
Rank change year-on-year +80 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Tester 15 31 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.030% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.031% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 14 29 43
Median salary £36,250 £57,500 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.95% +63.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,950 £32,100 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £95,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £60,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year -41.66% +87.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Applications Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Applications Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Tester in the UK

Applications Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Applications Tester in the UK

Applications Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Tester over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Tester in the UK

Applications Tester
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +91 13 £37,500 -36.17% 4
South West - 5 £40,000 -
South East +60 3 £37,500 +22.95%
Bristol - 3 £40,000 -
Scotland +33 2 £35,000 -6.66%
Edinburgh +8 2 £35,000 -6.66%
North West -20 2 £21,500 -77.36% 2
Surrey - 2 £37,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £35,000 -
Farnham - 2 £37,500 -
Swindon - 2 £35,000 -
London +71 1 £85,000 +126.66% 1
Yorkshire +8 1 £23,000 -61.66%
Manchester -25 1 - - 1
Bedford - 1 £37,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £37,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £21,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £21,500 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £23,000 -
Harrogate - 1 £23,000 -
East of England - 1 £37,500 -

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Applications Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Applications Tester in the job title.

1 17 (36.96%) Test Scripting
2 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (30.43%) SQL
4 12 (26.09%) .NET
4 12 (26.09%) C#
4 12 (26.09%) SDLC
4 12 (26.09%) Mobile App
4 12 (26.09%) Selenium
5 11 (23.91%) Test Automation
5 11 (23.91%) QA
6 10 (21.74%) JIRA
7 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.39%) Degree
8 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
8 8 (17.39%) ISEB
8 8 (17.39%) HTML
8 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
9 7 (15.22%) Java
9 7 (15.22%) CSS
9 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Information Security
10 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (13.04%) Validation
10 6 (13.04%) Logistics
10 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
10 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
11 5 (10.87%) JUnit
11 5 (10.87%) EDI
11 5 (10.87%) Windows
11 5 (10.87%) Front Office

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.17%) CMS
1 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) DTS
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Selenium
2 10 (21.74%) JIRA
3 5 (10.87%) Jasmine
3 5 (10.87%) JUnit
3 5 (10.87%) Protractor
3 5 (10.87%) TestNG
4 4 (8.70%) Metasploit
5 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.17%) Appium
6 1 (2.17%) Burp Suite
6 1 (2.17%) Gatling
6 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.17%) JMeter
6 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.17%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (10.87%) Front Office
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.35%) Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Automotive
5 1 (2.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) .NET
2 8 (17.39%) HTML
3 7 (15.22%) CSS
4 5 (10.87%) EDI
5 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.17%) Behat
6 1 (2.17%) jQuery
6 1 (2.17%) SOAP
6 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Mobile App
2 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) iPad
3 3 (6.52%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Android
2 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Test Scripting
2 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.09%) SDLC
4 11 (23.91%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Information Security
6 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Logistics
7 6 (13.04%) Validation
8 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (10.87%) Data Validation
8 5 (10.87%) Open Source
8 5 (10.87%) System Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Automation Testing
9 4 (8.70%) OWASP
10 3 (6.52%) Business Analysis
10 3 (6.52%) Migration
10 3 (6.52%) User Stories
11 2 (4.35%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) SQL
2 12 (26.09%) C#
3 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.22%) Java
5 2 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Degree
1 8 (17.39%) ISEB
2 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.52%) CREST Certified
4 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CEH
5 1 (2.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Nessus
2 3 (6.52%) Core Impact
2 3 (6.52%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) Control-M
3 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
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