The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 83 72 92
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 0.76% 1.46% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.49% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 2
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -2.43%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Brighton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Brighton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
915 740 835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 98.71% 98.14% 97.78%
Number of salaries quoted 806 622 778
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Tester
Salary Trend in Brighton

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

Tester Salary Trend in Brighton

Tester
Salary Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Brighton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Brighton region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 25 (67.57%) SQL
2 24 (64.86%) QA
3 20 (54.05%) Selenium
3 20 (54.05%) Cucumber
4 18 (48.65%) Automated Testing
5 17 (45.95%) WebDriver
6 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (35.14%) JIRA
8 12 (32.43%) ISEB
9 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
10 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
10 10 (27.03%) Ruby
10 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
10 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
10 10 (27.03%) Git (software)
11 9 (24.32%) Windows
11 9 (24.32%) Test Management
11 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
12 8 (21.62%) CMS
12 8 (21.62%) Automation Testing
13 7 (18.92%) C#
13 7 (18.92%) .NET
13 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
13 7 (18.92%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (18.92%) Time Management
13 7 (18.92%) SpecFlow
14 6 (16.22%) Product Management
14 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (13.51%) VBScript
15 5 (13.51%) VB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Brighton region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (21.62%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) VoIP
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (54.05%) Selenium
1 20 (54.05%) Cucumber
2 17 (45.95%) WebDriver
3 13 (35.14%) JIRA
4 10 (27.03%) Git (software)
5 7 (18.92%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (18.92%) SpecFlow
6 4 (10.81%) TestNG
7 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
3 3 (8.11%) XML
3 3 (8.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Automated Testing
2 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Test Management
5 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
6 8 (21.62%) Automation Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Time Management
8 6 (16.22%) Product Management
9 5 (13.51%) Logistics
9 5 (13.51%) Validation
10 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
10 4 (10.81%) Black-Box Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
11 3 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (8.11%) BDD
11 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
11 3 (8.11%) Migration
11 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) Ruby
2 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.92%) C#
4 5 (13.51%) Bash Shell
4 5 (13.51%) VBScript
4 5 (13.51%) VB
4 5 (13.51%) Python
5 4 (10.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) ISEB
2 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
3 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) OSCP
5 1 (2.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (64.86%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) HP