Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Tester was £33,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Application Tester
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1149 1151 1234
Rank change year-on-year +2 +83 +40
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Tester 33 74 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.039% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.040% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 22 73 74
UK median annual salary £33,250 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.31% -7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £28,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,625 £61,750 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +4.69% -1.54% -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Applications Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Applications Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Tester in the UK

Applications Tester
Top 11 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 33 £33,250 +2.31% 3
UK excluding London +7 23 £33,500 +4.69% 1
London -9 10 £32,750 -18.13% 2
Midlands -2 6 £33,500 +21.82%
West Midlands -28 6 £33,500 +21.82%
East of England - 6 - -
South East +38 4 £33,750 +2.27% 1
South West +14 4 £32,500 +41.30%
North of England -11 3 £44,750 +19.33%
North West -21 2 £65,000 +150.00%
Yorkshire +18 1 £24,500 -62.31%

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 24 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 23 (69.70%) QA
3 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (54.55%) Mobile App
5 12 (36.36%) Apple iOS
5 12 (36.36%) Android
6 11 (33.33%) Scrum
7 10 (30.30%) JIRA
8 8 (24.24%) Selenium
8 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
8 8 (24.24%) Web Services
8 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
8 8 (24.24%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (21.21%) API Testing
9 7 (21.21%) XML
9 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
9 7 (21.21%) ISTQB
10 6 (18.18%) Finance
10 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
10 6 (18.18%) ATM
10 6 (18.18%) Java
10 6 (18.18%) Time Management
10 6 (18.18%) SaaS
10 6 (18.18%) Confluence
10 6 (18.18%) Smoke Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Virtual Team
11 5 (15.15%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (15.15%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (15.15%) User Stories

Applications Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 6 (18.18%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) ATM
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) SMS
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) JIRA
2 8 (24.24%) Selenium
3 3 (9.09%) Appium
3 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.06%) JMeter
4 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.03%) Calabash
5 1 (3.03%) Gatling
5 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.03%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.03%) JUnit
5 1 (3.03%) Maven
5 1 (3.03%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.03%) TestNG
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Law
3 4 (12.12%) Legal
4 3 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) Web Services
2 7 (21.21%) XML
3 4 (12.12%) REST
4 3 (9.09%) CSS
4 3 (9.09%) HTML
5 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.06%) jQuery
5 2 (6.06%) JSON
5 2 (6.06%) RESTful
5 2 (6.06%) SOAP
6 1 (3.03%) Angular 2
6 1 (3.03%) HTML5
6 1 (3.03%) Middleware
6 1 (3.03%) Node.js
6 1 (3.03%) React
6 1 (3.03%) React Native
6 1 (3.03%) Underscore.js
6 1 (3.03%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) Mobile App
2 5 (15.15%) User Experience
2 5 (15.15%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) CESG
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.03%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Android
1 12 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (33.33%) Scrum
4 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Scenario Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
5 7 (21.21%) API Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Smoke Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 6 (18.18%) Time Management
7 5 (15.15%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (15.15%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (15.15%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (15.15%) User Stories
8 4 (12.12%) BDD
8 4 (12.12%) ITIL
8 4 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
9 3 (9.09%) SDLC
9 3 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) Clojure
4 1 (3.03%) Groovy
4 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) CEH
4 1 (3.03%) CHECK Team Leader
4 1 (3.03%) CISM
4 1 (3.03%) CISSP
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.03%) CREST Certified
4 1 (3.03%) CSSLP
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) GXPN
4 1 (3.03%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (69.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) iManage