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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 72 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 28 15 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 2.50% 2.16% 3.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 2.18% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 28
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
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
1110 688 825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 98.93% 99.14% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 968 616 749
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 September 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 (52.08%) Selenium
2 24 (50.00%) SQL
3 23 (47.92%) QA
4 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (35.42%) ISEB
5 17 (35.42%) Automated Testing
5 17 (35.42%) Cucumber
6 16 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 16 (33.33%) JIRA
7 14 (29.17%) Electronics
7 14 (29.17%) Computer Science
8 13 (27.08%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 12 (25.00%) Software Testing
10 11 (22.92%) ISTQB
11 10 (20.83%) Test Management
12 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
12 9 (18.75%) Degree
12 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
12 9 (18.75%) Ruby
12 9 (18.75%) HP
13 8 (16.67%) Finance
13 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
14 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
14 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (14.58%) VBScript
14 7 (14.58%) VB
14 7 (14.58%) HNC
14 7 (14.58%) HND
14 7 (14.58%) CMS

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 7 (14.58%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (52.08%) Selenium
2 17 (35.42%) Cucumber
3 16 (33.33%) JIRA
3 16 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 13 (27.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
6 5 (10.42%) SpecFlow
7 4 (8.33%) TestNG
8 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
8 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.08%) Selenium IDE
General
1 14 (29.17%) Electronics
2 8 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) Web Services
3 3 (6.25%) XML
3 3 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) Automated Testing
3 12 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 12 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 10 (20.83%) Test Management
5 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 7 (14.58%) System Testing
6 7 (14.58%) Regression Testing
6 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Time Management
7 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.42%) Product Management
8 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.33%) V-Model
9 3 (6.25%) Black-Box Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Migration
9 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.75%) Ruby
3 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.58%) VBScript
4 7 (14.58%) VB
5 5 (10.42%) C#
6 4 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) ISEB
2 11 (22.92%) ISTQB
3 9 (18.75%) Degree
4 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (14.58%) HNC
4 7 (14.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (47.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) HP
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
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