Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1108 1166 1202
Rank change year-on-year +58 +36 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Tester 90 52 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.028% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.029% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 85 41 98
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +22.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +20.00%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Technical Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Tester in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 12 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 6 months to 19 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 +83 89 £55,000 - 5
London +23 51 £60,000 +9.09% 4
UK excluding London +60 39 £47,500 +4.40% 1
South West - 13 £50,000 -
North of England +10 10 £35,000 -17.65% 1
South East +62 8 £51,750 +59.23%
Midlands +36 7 £50,000 -4.76%
East Midlands +34 6 £50,000 -4.76%
Yorkshire +29 5 £32,500 -23.53% 1
North West +1 5 £37,500 -
West Midlands +17 1 £75,000 +54.64%
Scotland -10 1 £50,000 +21.95%

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 81 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 80 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (75.56%) Selenium
4 56 (62.22%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (58.89%) QA
6 47 (52.22%) Cucumber
7 45 (50.00%) WebDriver
7 45 (50.00%) Java
8 44 (48.89%) BDD
9 43 (47.78%) Jenkins
9 43 (47.78%) Linux
10 40 (44.44%) SQL
10 40 (44.44%) Ruby
11 35 (38.89%) Python
12 33 (36.67%) Continuous Delivery
13 29 (32.22%) ISEB
14 27 (30.00%) C#
15 26 (28.89%) ISTQB
16 25 (27.78%) Scrum
17 24 (26.67%) Data Protection
17 24 (26.67%) Appium
18 23 (25.56%) DevOps
18 23 (25.56%) Relational Database
19 22 (24.44%) Calabash
19 22 (24.44%) Performance Testing
19 22 (24.44%) Web Services
20 21 (23.33%) JavaScript
20 21 (23.33%) HTTP
20 21 (23.33%) Software Testing
21 20 (22.22%) Web 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 13 (14.44%) Confluence
2 11 (12.22%) Apache Spark
3 6 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.11%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) GitHub
2 6 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.33%) HTTP
2 9 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.56%) Relational Database
2 14 (15.56%) Big Data
3 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 68 (75.56%) Selenium
2 47 (52.22%) Cucumber
3 45 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 43 (47.78%) Jenkins
5 24 (26.67%) Appium
6 22 (24.44%) Calabash
7 19 (21.11%) RSpec
8 18 (20.00%) JMeter
9 16 (17.78%) JIRA
10 13 (14.44%) HP UFT
10 13 (14.44%) Hudson
11 12 (13.33%) WATIR
12 11 (12.22%) CircleCI
13 8 (8.89%) JUnit
13 8 (8.89%) TestComplete
13 8 (8.89%) Visual Studio
14 7 (7.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (7.78%) SpecFlow
14 7 (7.78%) TestNG
15 5 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (12.22%) Finance
2 10 (11.11%) Banking
3 9 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.44%) Retail
5 2 (2.22%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Law
6 1 (1.11%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.44%) Web Services
2 20 (22.22%) HTML
2 20 (22.22%) XML
3 18 (20.00%) REST
4 12 (13.33%) Gherkin
4 12 (13.33%) Node.js
5 4 (4.44%) JSON
6 3 (3.33%) .NET
7 2 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 13 (14.44%) Client/Server
3 11 (12.22%) Computer Science
4 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.56%) Fintech
6 1 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 43 (47.78%) Linux
2 18 (20.00%) Unix
3 14 (15.56%) Windows
4 2 (2.22%) Android
4 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 80 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (62.22%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (48.89%) BDD
5 33 (36.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 25 (27.78%) Scrum
7 24 (26.67%) Data Protection
8 23 (25.56%) DevOps
9 22 (24.44%) Performance Testing
10 21 (23.33%) Software Testing
11 20 (22.22%) Manual Testing
11 20 (22.22%) QA Automation
11 20 (22.22%) Web Testing
12 16 (17.78%) Open Source
12 16 (17.78%) Regression Testing
13 14 (15.56%) E-Commerce
14 13 (14.44%) Analytics
14 13 (14.44%) Data Analytics
15 12 (13.33%) SDET
16 11 (12.22%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (50.00%) Java
2 40 (44.44%) Ruby
2 40 (44.44%) SQL
3 35 (38.89%) Python
4 27 (30.00%) C#
5 21 (23.33%) JavaScript
6 17 (18.89%) Scala
7 12 (13.33%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.33%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.22%) C
9 2 (2.22%) C++
9 2 (2.22%) Go
9 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.11%) Perl
10 1 (1.11%) PHP
10 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (32.22%) ISEB
2 26 (28.89%) ISTQB
3 18 (20.00%) Degree
4 11 (12.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
6 6 (6.67%) CEH
6 6 (6.67%) MCSA
6 6 (6.67%) MCSE
6 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.11%) CHECK Team Leader
9 1 (1.11%) CHECK Team Member
9 1 (1.11%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (58.89%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) IFRS
System Software
1 11 (12.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) Marathon
1 11 (12.22%) Mesos
2 3 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (17.78%) HP
2 12 (13.33%) Capita
3 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.44%) Oracle
5 2 (2.22%) Atlassian