The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 113 118 135
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 9 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.45% 0.48% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.50% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 4
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £32,500 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £38,500 £42,300
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.37%
Software Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1894 1789 1796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 95.03% 95.46% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1440 1497 1484
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -7 7 £32,500 - 2
High Wycombe -3 2 £25,500 -32.00% 1
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) ISEB
2 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 12 (50.00%) .NET
4 11 (45.83%) Automated Testing
5 10 (41.67%) Selenium
6 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Degree
8 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
9 6 (25.00%) C#
9 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
10 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
10 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
10 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
11 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 4 (16.67%) HTML
11 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 4 (16.67%) SQL
11 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
12 3 (12.50%) QA
13 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (8.33%) V-Model
13 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
13 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
13 2 (8.33%) Finance

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (16.67%) HTML
2 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) JSP
3 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 11 (45.83%) Automated Testing
4 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) V-Model
6 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) ISEB
2 8 (33.33%) Degree
3 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 17 days ago