The median annual salary for a Technical Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Technical Tester
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 838 900 936
Rank change year-on-year +62 +36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 36 33 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.034% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.035% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 32 28 47
Median salary £50,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.40% +8.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Technical Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Tester in the UK

Technical Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Technical Tester in the UK

Technical Tester
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Technical Tester in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +46 36 £50,000 -9.09% 6
London +15 15 £65,000 +18.18% 3
South West +1 10 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Bristol -13 10 £50,000 +33.33% 1
West Yorkshire +20 5 £32,500 -18.75%
Yorkshire -1 5 £32,500 -18.75%
Manchester - 4 £37,500 -
Ilkley - 4 £32,500 -
North West - 4 £37,500 -
City of London +26 2 £53,750 -2.27% 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £32,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £32,500 -
South East - 2 £32,500 -
Leeds +9 1 - -

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Technical 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 Technical Tester in the job title.

1 61 (84.72%) Agile Software Development
1 61 (84.72%) Test Automation
2 47 (65.28%) Java
3 46 (63.89%) Selenium
4 35 (48.61%) WebDriver
5 34 (47.22%) QA
5 34 (47.22%) C#
6 30 (41.67%) Python
7 29 (40.28%) Ruby
8 27 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (34.72%) Unix
10 24 (33.33%) JMeter
10 24 (33.33%) Cucumber
11 23 (31.94%) BDD
12 21 (29.17%) Calabash
12 21 (29.17%) Appium
12 21 (29.17%) SQL
13 18 (25.00%) Windows
14 17 (23.61%) Linux
14 17 (23.61%) Web Services
14 17 (23.61%) Open Source
15 16 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
15 16 (22.22%) DevOps
16 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
17 14 (19.44%) REST
17 14 (19.44%) Jenkins
18 13 (18.06%) SpecFlow
19 12 (16.67%) Client/Server
19 12 (16.67%) Test Management
20 11 (15.28%) Performance Testing

Technical 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 5 (6.94%) WebLogic
1 5 (6.94%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (4.17%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) GitHub
2 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) HTTP
2 2 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.78%) Big Data
4 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 46 (63.89%) Selenium
2 35 (48.61%) WebDriver
3 24 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 24 (33.33%) JMeter
4 21 (29.17%) Appium
4 21 (29.17%) Calabash
5 14 (19.44%) Jenkins
6 13 (18.06%) SpecFlow
7 10 (13.89%) JIRA
8 6 (8.33%) HP UFT
8 6 (8.33%) JUnit
8 6 (8.33%) Subversion
9 5 (6.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (6.94%) TeamCity
9 5 (6.94%) TestComplete
9 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio
9 5 (6.94%) WATIR
9 5 (6.94%) Zephyr
10 4 (5.56%) JBehave
10 4 (5.56%) WatiN
General
1 6 (8.33%) Banking
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
1 6 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 5 (6.94%) Publishing
3 3 (4.17%) Retail
4 2 (2.78%) Advertising
4 2 (2.78%) Music Industry
4 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.39%) Automotive
5 1 (1.39%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.61%) Web Services
2 14 (19.44%) REST
3 4 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 4 (5.56%) HTML
3 4 (5.56%) XML
4 3 (4.17%) JSON
5 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.78%) J2EE
5 2 (2.78%) Pyramid
6 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.39%) JSF
6 1 (1.39%) Node.js
6 1 (1.39%) Spring
6 1 (1.39%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.78%) User Experience
5 1 (1.39%) Fintech
5 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.72%) Unix
2 18 (25.00%) Windows
3 17 (23.61%) Linux
4 4 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (84.72%) Agile Software Development
1 61 (84.72%) Test Automation
2 27 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (31.94%) BDD
4 17 (23.61%) Open Source
5 16 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (22.22%) DevOps
6 12 (16.67%) Test Management
7 11 (15.28%) OO
7 11 (15.28%) Performance Testing
8 9 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (11.11%) Data Protection
9 8 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (11.11%) TDD
9 8 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 7 (9.72%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.72%) Test Scripting
11 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (8.33%) Configuration Management
11 6 (8.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (65.28%) Java
2 34 (47.22%) C#
3 30 (41.67%) Python
4 29 (40.28%) Ruby
5 21 (29.17%) SQL
6 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 9 (12.50%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.94%) Perl
8 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.78%) PHP
10 1 (1.39%) AWK
10 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.39%) sed
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) ISEB
2 9 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.94%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (47.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) Oracle
2 5 (6.94%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (1.39%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.39%) IBM
4 1 (1.39%) Informatica
4 1 (1.39%) Perforce
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