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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 82 73 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 0.77% 0.73% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.75% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 3
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -30.48%
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
894 667 743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 98.89% 97.23% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 778 528 705
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 23 (65.71%) QA
2 20 (57.14%) SQL
3 19 (54.29%) Cucumber
4 18 (51.43%) Selenium
5 16 (45.71%) WebDriver
6 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (37.14%) Automated Testing
7 12 (34.29%) Manual Testing
8 11 (31.43%) JIRA
9 10 (28.57%) Software Testing
9 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
10 9 (25.71%) ISEB
11 8 (22.86%) Ruby
11 8 (22.86%) C#
11 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
11 8 (22.86%) SpecFlow
11 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
12 7 (20.00%) .NET
12 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 7 (20.00%) CMS
12 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
12 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 7 (20.00%) Time Management
13 6 (17.14%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (17.14%) Windows
13 6 (17.14%) Test Management
13 6 (17.14%) Product Management
14 5 (14.29%) Bash Shell
14 5 (14.29%) Linux
14 5 (14.29%) Python

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) VoIP
1 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (54.29%) Cucumber
2 18 (51.43%) Selenium
3 16 (45.71%) WebDriver
4 11 (31.43%) JIRA
5 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
5 8 (22.86%) SpecFlow
6 6 (17.14%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.86%) WATIR
8 1 (2.86%) TestNG
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) HTML
2 3 (8.57%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (37.14%) Automated Testing
2 12 (34.29%) Manual Testing
3 10 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (20.00%) Time Management
6 6 (17.14%) Test Management
6 6 (17.14%) Product Management
7 5 (14.29%) Validation
7 5 (14.29%) Logistics
8 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
8 4 (11.43%) Black-Box Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (8.57%) BDD
9 3 (8.57%) Migration
9 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
9 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
10 2 (5.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.86%) Ruby
3 8 (22.86%) C#
4 5 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 5 (14.29%) Python
5 4 (11.43%) Java
6 1 (2.86%) VBScript
6 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) ISEB
2 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.86%) OSCP
4 1 (2.86%) CISSP
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (65.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (5.71%) HP
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