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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 88 85 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 1.46% 0.81% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 0.82% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 5
Average salary £38,500 £26,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.92% -10.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £39,000 £33,000
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
999 974 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brighton 97.18% 98.78% 97.82%
Number of salaries quoted 879 825 665
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 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Brighton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) Selenium
3 9 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (33.33%) Oracle
5 6 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
6 5 (27.78%) QA
6 5 (27.78%) ISEB
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
6 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 4 (22.22%) HP
8 3 (16.67%) VMware
8 3 (16.67%) Logistics
8 3 (16.67%) Validation
8 3 (16.67%) MS Office
8 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) Linux
8 3 (16.67%) Python
8 3 (16.67%) VoIP
8 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
9 2 (11.11%) Test Management
9 2 (11.11%) TestNG

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) VoIP
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Selenium
1 9 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 8 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (11.11%) TestNG
4 1 (5.56%) WATIR
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (16.67%) Logistics
3 3 (16.67%) Validation
3 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Test Management
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) BDD
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Python
3 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) VBScript
4 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
1 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
1 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft