Period
to

The median annual salary for a Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

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

Tester
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 385 351 192
Rank change year-on-year -34 -159 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 645 344 123
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.87% 0.83% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.89% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 449 323 114
10th Percentile £32,400 £29,800 £30,225
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% - -18.18%
75th Percentile £68,750 £55,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £63,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies with a WFH option. 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
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies in Work from Home with a recognized job title 69,644 38,689 8,354
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.45% 93.23% 95.04%
Number of salaries quoted 42,545 29,699 7,308
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

Tester
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option which featured Tester in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Tester trend for jobs with a WFH option

Tester
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Tester.

Tester salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Tester
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Tester over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Tester salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Jobs with a WFH Option

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, Tester job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option featuring Tester in the job title.

1 507 (78.60%) Test Automation
2 289 (44.81%) Software Testing
3 265 (41.09%) Agile
3 265 (41.09%) QA
4 229 (35.50%) Selenium
5 211 (32.71%) Java
6 171 (26.51%) Manual Testing
7 157 (24.34%) JavaScript
8 152 (23.57%) C#
9 150 (23.26%) CI/CD
10 133 (20.62%) Problem-Solving
11 123 (19.07%) Public Sector
11 123 (19.07%) SQL
12 120 (18.60%) Social Skills
13 113 (17.52%) API Testing
14 106 (16.43%) Degree
14 106 (16.43%) Azure
15 98 (15.19%) DevOps
16 97 (15.04%) Postman
17 93 (14.42%) Finance
18 92 (14.26%) Test Strategy
19 89 (13.80%) Cucumber
20 86 (13.33%) Computer Science
21 85 (13.18%) Regression Testing
21 85 (13.18%) SDLC
22 83 (12.87%) Jenkins
22 83 (12.87%) Test Scripting
23 81 (12.56%) BDD
23 81 (12.56%) AWS
24 79 (12.25%) Microservices

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 11 (1.71%) Confluence
2 2 (0.31%) CMS
3 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.31%) Blender
3 2 (0.31%) Revit
4 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 106 (16.43%) Azure
2 81 (12.56%) AWS
3 42 (6.51%) GitHub
4 36 (5.58%) Azure DevOps
5 25 (3.88%) SaaS
6 12 (1.86%) Serverless
7 10 (1.55%) Azure Functions
7 10 (1.55%) Azure Service Bus
8 9 (1.40%) TestFlight
9 8 (1.24%) Bitrise
9 8 (1.24%) Heroku
10 6 (0.93%) BrowserStack
10 6 (0.93%) GCP
11 3 (0.47%) Sauce Labs
11 3 (0.47%) Trello
12 2 (0.31%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 2 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.31%) Azure Pipelines
12 2 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.16%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.58%) Wireless
2 29 (4.50%) HTTP
3 26 (4.03%) Broadband
4 16 (2.48%) Firewall
5 8 (1.24%) 5G
6 7 (1.09%) Wireless Security
7 2 (0.31%) Internet
7 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.16%) IPv4
8 1 (0.16%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.02%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.24%) Redis
5 7 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.78%) Couchbase
6 5 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.78%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.47%) BigQuery
7 3 (0.47%) DynamoDB
8 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.31%) MySQL
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.16%) Big Data
9 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.16%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 229 (35.50%) Selenium
2 97 (15.04%) Postman
3 89 (13.80%) Cucumber
4 83 (12.87%) Jenkins
5 79 (12.25%) JIRA
6 77 (11.94%) REST Assured
7 63 (9.77%) Cypress.io
8 62 (9.61%) WebDriver
9 51 (7.91%) SpecFlow
10 49 (7.60%) TestNG
11 46 (7.13%) Git (software)
12 40 (6.20%) Protractor
13 39 (6.05%) JMeter
14 35 (5.43%) JUnit
15 27 (4.19%) Mocha
16 21 (3.26%) NUnit
17 20 (3.10%) Gradle
17 20 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (2.95%) SoapUI
19 18 (2.79%) Maven
General
1 123 (19.07%) Public Sector
2 120 (18.60%) Social Skills
3 93 (14.42%) Finance
4 57 (8.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 40 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (4.50%) Games
7 25 (3.88%) Organisational Skills
8 17 (2.64%) Law
8 17 (2.64%) Retail
9 16 (2.48%) Presentation Skills
10 14 (2.17%) Banking
11 8 (1.24%) Automotive
11 8 (1.24%) Legal
12 7 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.78%) Marketing
14 4 (0.62%) Billing
14 4 (0.62%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.47%) Aviation
15 3 (0.47%) Influencing Skills
16 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.39%) .NET
2 57 (8.84%) REST
3 53 (8.22%) RESTful
4 35 (5.43%) Gherkin
5 34 (5.27%) Node.js
6 31 (4.81%) Spring Boot
7 30 (4.65%) AngularJS
7 30 (4.65%) Web Services
8 28 (4.34%) Puppeteer
9 27 (4.19%) Spring
10 26 (4.03%) Chai
11 24 (3.72%) Express
12 20 (3.10%) React
12 20 (3.10%) WireMock
13 19 (2.95%) OAuth
13 19 (2.95%) OAuth2
14 18 (2.79%) XML
15 16 (2.48%) Swagger
16 15 (2.33%) JSON
17 13 (2.02%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.94%) Mobile App
2 22 (3.41%) User Experience
3 21 (3.26%) Cyberattack
4 19 (2.95%) IoT
5 17 (2.64%) Blockchain
5 17 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.02%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (1.55%) Analytical Mindset
10 9 (1.40%) Legacy Systems
11 5 (0.78%) Life Science
11 5 (0.78%) NHS
11 5 (0.78%) PropTech
11 5 (0.78%) Social Media
12 4 (0.62%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.62%) SCADA
13 3 (0.47%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
14 2 (0.31%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.43%) Android
1 35 (5.43%) Linux
2 34 (5.27%) Apple iOS
3 17 (2.64%) Windows
4 3 (0.47%) Unix
5 2 (0.31%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (78.60%) Test Automation
2 289 (44.81%) Software Testing
3 265 (41.09%) Agile
4 171 (26.51%) Manual Testing
5 150 (23.26%) CI/CD
6 133 (20.62%) Problem-Solving
7 113 (17.52%) API Testing
8 98 (15.19%) DevOps
9 92 (14.26%) Test Strategy
10 86 (13.33%) Computer Science
11 85 (13.18%) Regression Testing
11 85 (13.18%) SDLC
12 83 (12.87%) Test Scripting
13 81 (12.56%) BDD
14 79 (12.25%) Microservices
15 78 (12.09%) Scrum
16 67 (10.39%) Acceptance Criteria
17 66 (10.23%) Penetration Testing
18 65 (10.08%) Functional Testing
18 65 (10.08%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 211 (32.71%) Java
2 157 (24.34%) JavaScript
3 152 (23.57%) C#
4 123 (19.07%) SQL
5 58 (8.99%) Python
6 43 (6.67%) TypeScript
7 13 (2.02%) Bash
8 9 (1.40%) Kotlin
9 8 (1.24%) C
9 8 (1.24%) C++
9 8 (1.24%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.09%) Ruby
11 6 (0.93%) PHP
11 6 (0.93%) VBScript
12 4 (0.62%) Go
12 4 (0.62%) Groovy
12 4 (0.62%) Perl
12 4 (0.62%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.31%) ES6
14 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 106 (16.43%) Degree
2 48 (7.44%) ISTQB
3 47 (7.29%) CREST Certified
4 46 (7.13%) Security Cleared
5 39 (6.05%) SC Cleared
6 34 (5.27%) ISEB
7 30 (4.65%) OSCP
8 22 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (2.95%) Cyber Scheme
10 13 (2.02%) Azure Certification
10 13 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (1.71%) Tigerscheme
12 8 (1.24%) CHECK Team Leader
13 7 (1.09%) CCNA
13 7 (1.09%) CHECK Team Member
13 7 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.78%) CEH
14 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.78%) OSCE
14 5 (0.78%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (41.09%) QA
2 27 (4.19%) Accessibility
3 15 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.86%) NCSC
4 12 (1.86%) NIST
5 8 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.93%) GDPR
7 5 (0.78%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
System Software
1 22 (3.41%) Docker
2 7 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (2.95%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.09%) Terraform
3 3 (0.47%) Nessus
4 2 (0.31%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.31%) Istio
5 1 (0.16%) Grafana
5 1 (0.16%) Nmap
Vendors
1 30 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (2.48%) Oracle
3 6 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (0.93%) SAP
4 5 (0.78%) Dynatrace
5 4 (0.62%) Micro Focus
6 3 (0.47%) Citrix
6 3 (0.47%) Google
6 3 (0.47%) VMware
7 2 (0.31%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.31%) Automation Anywhere
7 2 (0.31%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.31%) Cadence
7 2 (0.31%) Dell
7 2 (0.31%) HP
7 2 (0.31%) HubSpot
7 2 (0.31%) Qualys
7 2 (0.31%) UiPath
8 1 (0.16%) Omniture
8 1 (0.16%) Sybase