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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 79 95 66
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 20 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 1.26% 1.55% 2.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.57% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 13
Average salary £39,500 £39,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.28% +14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,400 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,000 £37,300
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
845 1273 774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 97.13% 98.61% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 716 1086 698
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £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 3 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Brighton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 18 (78.26%) Java
2 17 (73.91%) Selenium
3 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (52.17%) WebDriver
5 10 (43.48%) QA
5 10 (43.48%) Oracle
6 9 (39.13%) HP UFT
7 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
7 6 (26.09%) TDD
7 6 (26.09%) Automation Testing
8 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
8 5 (21.74%) SQL
8 5 (21.74%) ISEB
9 4 (17.39%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) Finance
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (13.04%) Scrum
10 3 (13.04%) C#
10 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
10 3 (13.04%) BDD
11 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
11 2 (8.70%) TestNG
11 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
11 2 (8.70%) Big Data
11 2 (8.70%) Test Management
11 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (8.70%) .NET

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Selenium
2 12 (52.17%) WebDriver
3 9 (39.13%) HP UFT
4 2 (8.70%) TestNG
4 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) WATIR
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) TDD
2 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Automation Testing
3 3 (13.04%) BDD
3 3 (13.04%) Scrum
3 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.70%) Test Management
4 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.35%) System Testing
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
1 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
1 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) HP