The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Tester
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 225 274
Rank change year-on-year -25 +49  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1197 1459 1315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.48% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.54% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1044 1236 1178
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.42% -  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
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 £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in the UK

Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Tester in the UK

Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in the UK

Tester
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -23 1127 £42,500 +6.25% 196
London -27 395 £52,500 - 59
South East -25 181 £40,000 - 30
Yorkshire +7 135 £40,750 +16.42% 18
West Midlands -6 107 £34,000 +4.61% 23
South West +24 100 £39,000 +7.58% 9
North West -50 95 £40,000 +14.28% 22
West Yorkshire +25 87 £42,500 +21.42% 11
East of England -24 82 £37,500 +2.04% 17
Leeds +10 69 £47,500 +26.66% 8
Manchester -33 68 £42,250 +20.71% 15
Berkshire -1 49 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Bristol -1 48 £47,500 +35.71% 7
City of London +22 43 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Birmingham +39 42 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Reading +34 41 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Scotland +24 38 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Cambridgeshire -4 37 £50,000 +33.33% 12
Hampshire +5 34 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Hertfordshire +12 30 £33,500 +2.29%
Edinburgh +8 24 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 22 £37,500 +7.14% 3
East Midlands -4 22 £47,000 +40.29% 10
North Yorkshire -13 21 £50,500 +55.38% 2
Oxfordshire +4 19 £45,000 +44.00% 7
Gloucestershire -2 19 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Coventry +5 18 £32,250 -7.85% 2
Sheffield 0 18 £45,000 +28.57% 1
South Yorkshire -17 18 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Cambridge -19 17 £40,000 +6.66% 10

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 1716 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 1297 (54.73%) Agile Software Development
3 1075 (45.36%) Selenium
4 1010 (42.62%) QA
5 815 (34.39%) Java
6 647 (27.30%) Test Scripting
7 603 (25.44%) C#
8 548 (23.12%) SQL
8 548 (23.12%) Cucumber
9 474 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 450 (18.99%) WebDriver
11 449 (18.95%) BDD
12 420 (17.72%) Finance
13 362 (15.27%) Manual Testing
14 348 (14.68%) TDD
15 344 (14.51%) Scrum
16 334 (14.09%) JIRA
17 311 (13.12%) ISTQB
18 285 (12.03%) SDLC
19 280 (11.81%) ISEB
20 277 (11.69%) Regression Testing
21 271 (11.43%) Test Strategy
21 271 (11.43%) Degree
22 261 (11.01%) Windows
23 249 (10.51%) Microsoft
24 245 (10.34%) .NET
25 241 (10.17%) Python
26 230 (9.70%) E-Commerce
27 229 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
28 224 (9.45%) Performance Testing

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 40 (1.69%) Confluence
2 23 (0.97%) CMS
3 12 (0.51%) IIS
4 10 (0.42%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.25%) Apache
7 6 (0.25%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.25%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.084%) JBoss
8 2 (0.084%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.084%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.084%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.042%) Mingle
6 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.17%) Sonata
5 2 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.042%) FastStats
6 1 (0.042%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.042%) Magento
6 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.042%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.042%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 105 (4.43%) GitHub
2 73 (3.08%) SaaS
3 53 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (0.46%) BrowserStack
6 8 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.17%) PaaS
8 2 (0.084%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.084%) IaaS
8 2 (0.084%) Office 365
9 1 (0.042%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.042%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.042%) Slack
9 1 (0.042%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 74 (3.12%) HTTP
2 42 (1.77%) Wireless
3 39 (1.65%) Firewall
4 29 (1.22%) Internet
5 27 (1.14%) TCP/IP
6 20 (0.84%) Network Security
7 17 (0.72%) Wireless Security
8 10 (0.42%) Wireshark
9 8 (0.34%) VoIP
10 5 (0.21%) SMTP
10 5 (0.21%) SSH
11 2 (0.084%) SSL
12 1 (0.042%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.042%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.042%) MQTT
12 1 (0.042%) NFC
12 1 (0.042%) SMS
12 1 (0.042%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 86 (3.63%) MySQL
3 68 (2.87%) Relational Database
4 64 (2.70%) Big Data
5 33 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (1.14%) NoSQL
7 24 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 20 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (0.68%) HBase
10 12 (0.51%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 9 (0.38%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.25%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.21%) Redis
15 5 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1075 (45.36%) Selenium
2 548 (23.12%) Cucumber
3 450 (18.99%) WebDriver
4 334 (14.09%) JIRA
5 197 (8.31%) Jenkins
6 171 (7.22%) JMeter
7 140 (5.91%) SpecFlow
8 126 (5.32%) SoapUI
9 114 (4.81%) Git (software)
10 103 (4.35%) HP UFT
11 101 (4.26%) Appium
12 100 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 98 (4.14%) JUnit
14 92 (3.88%) Calabash
15 68 (2.87%) LoadRunner
15 68 (2.87%) Visual Studio
16 54 (2.28%) Protractor
17 52 (2.19%) TestNG
18 47 (1.98%) Gatling
19 41 (1.73%) Capybara
General
1 420 (17.72%) Finance
2 97 (4.09%) Banking
3 88 (3.71%) Retail
4 62 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 46 (1.94%) Financial Institution
5 46 (1.94%) Games
6 40 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 39 (1.65%) Marketing
8 29 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.05%) Legal
10 23 (0.97%) Electronics
11 18 (0.76%) Publishing
12 17 (0.72%) Advertising
12 17 (0.72%) Automotive
13 15 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.55%) Back Office
15 10 (0.42%) Law
16 9 (0.38%) Digital Economy
17 6 (0.25%) General Ledger
18 4 (0.17%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (10.34%) .NET
2 185 (7.81%) Gherkin
3 172 (7.26%) Web Services
4 108 (4.56%) HTML
5 103 (4.35%) XML
6 79 (3.33%) REST
7 78 (3.29%) SOAP
8 63 (2.66%) CSS
9 54 (2.28%) RESTful
10 40 (1.69%) ASP.NET
11 37 (1.56%) JSON
12 30 (1.27%) HTML5
13 28 (1.18%) AngularJS
14 21 (0.89%) Node.js
14 21 (0.89%) React
15 18 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
16 17 (0.72%) .NET Framework
16 17 (0.72%) jQuery
17 12 (0.51%) WinForms
18 11 (0.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 147 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (5.02%) Mobile App
3 85 (3.59%) Computer Science
4 70 (2.95%) Fintech
5 57 (2.41%) Client/Server
6 45 (1.90%) iPad
7 44 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
7 44 (1.86%) User Experience
8 34 (1.43%) SCADA
9 30 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (1.01%) Equities
10 24 (1.01%) Fixed Income
11 23 (0.97%) Management Information System
12 19 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.55%) NHS
14 12 (0.51%) CESG
14 12 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (0.46%) Derivative
15 11 (0.46%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 261 (11.01%) Windows
2 177 (7.47%) Linux
3 154 (6.50%) Unix
4 92 (3.88%) Android
5 86 (3.63%) Apple iOS
6 23 (0.97%) Solaris
6 23 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.42%) Kali Linux
9 9 (0.38%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.34%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.042%) KNOPPIX
14 1 (0.042%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1716 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 1297 (54.73%) Agile Software Development
3 647 (27.30%) Test Scripting
4 474 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 449 (18.95%) BDD
6 362 (15.27%) Manual Testing
7 348 (14.68%) TDD
8 344 (14.51%) Scrum
9 285 (12.03%) SDLC
10 277 (11.69%) Regression Testing
11 271 (11.43%) Test Strategy
12 230 (9.70%) E-Commerce
13 229 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
14 224 (9.45%) Performance Testing
15 204 (8.61%) Functional Testing
16 202 (8.52%) Penetration Testing
17 186 (7.85%) User Acceptance Testing
18 144 (6.08%) Non-Functional Testing
19 137 (5.78%) QA Automation
20 135 (5.70%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 815 (34.39%) Java
2 603 (25.44%) C#
3 548 (23.12%) SQL
4 241 (10.17%) Python
5 223 (9.41%) JavaScript
6 212 (8.95%) Ruby
7 82 (3.46%) C
8 78 (3.29%) C++
9 60 (2.53%) VB
10 53 (2.24%) Perl
11 46 (1.94%) PHP
12 31 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 28 (1.18%) Groovy
14 26 (1.10%) T-SQL
15 24 (1.01%) Shell Script
16 21 (0.89%) PL/SQL
16 21 (0.89%) Scala
17 20 (0.84%) VBScript
18 17 (0.72%) PowerShell
19 12 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 311 (13.12%) ISTQB
2 280 (11.81%) ISEB
3 271 (11.43%) Degree
4 150 (6.33%) Security Cleared
5 109 (4.60%) CREST Certified
6 104 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 69 (2.91%) OSCP
8 66 (2.78%) SC Cleared
9 57 (2.41%) CHECK Team Leader
9 57 (2.41%) CHECK Team Member
10 47 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 39 (1.65%) DV Cleared
12 36 (1.52%) CEH
13 28 (1.18%) CISSP
14 23 (0.97%) OSCE
15 11 (0.46%) GPEN
16 10 (0.42%) Tigerscheme
17 9 (0.38%) CISA
18 8 (0.34%) GIAC
19 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1010 (42.62%) QA
2 13 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.42%) PMO
4 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.17%) SEPA
6 3 (0.13%) HL7
6 3 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.084%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.084%) GCP
8 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.042%) SLA
8 1 (0.042%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (0.51%) Docker
2 5 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.084%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.042%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 55 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.76%) Nessus
3 13 (0.55%) Puppet
4 11 (0.46%) Nmap
5 6 (0.25%) logstash
5 6 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.17%) Defensics
6 4 (0.17%) Grafana
6 4 (0.17%) OpenVAS
6 4 (0.17%) StatsD
7 3 (0.13%) Ansible
7 3 (0.13%) HP Fortify
7 3 (0.13%) Nexpose
7 3 (0.13%) Rancher
7 3 (0.13%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.084%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.084%) SCCM
9 1 (0.042%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.042%) Core Impact
9 1 (0.042%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 249 (10.51%) Microsoft
2 115 (4.85%) Oracle
3 60 (2.53%) HP
4 33 (1.39%) Atlassian
5 29 (1.22%) SAP
6 17 (0.72%) Red Hat
7 12 (0.51%) Apple
8 11 (0.46%) Facebook
9 9 (0.38%) Borland
9 9 (0.38%) Tableau
9 9 (0.38%) TOWER Software
10 8 (0.34%) Google
10 8 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.34%) Telerik
10 8 (0.34%) VMware
11 7 (0.30%) Qualys
11 7 (0.30%) Xamarin
12 6 (0.25%) CA Agile Central
12 6 (0.25%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.21%) AppDynamics
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £25000 - £55000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Training
Posted: 3 hours ago
North London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Networkers
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 28 days holiday
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 47.5k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Industry Leading Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Oblix IT
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Affecto Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: up to 39k Plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Myles Roberts
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits 25 day’s holiday, personal pension
Posted: 2 days ago