The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 103 104 102
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 25 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.07% 1.25% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.33% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 19 20 31
Average salary £40,000 £32,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.03% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,100 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
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
2071 1885 2014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 96.55% 94.30% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1619 1529 1735
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Tester Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

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 Tester within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 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 -2 15 £39,250 +22.65% 1
High Wycombe +1 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Aylesbury - 1 £30,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (39.66%) Test Automation
2 20 (34.48%) SQL
3 19 (32.76%) ISEB
4 18 (31.03%) XML
5 16 (27.59%) E-Commerce
5 16 (27.59%) .NET
5 16 (27.59%) Selenium
6 15 (25.86%) C#
6 15 (25.86%) HTML
7 14 (24.14%) Java
7 14 (24.14%) JSP
7 14 (24.14%) Finance
8 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
9 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
9 12 (20.69%) Linux
9 12 (20.69%) ISTQB
9 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
10 10 (17.24%) Banking
10 10 (17.24%) Performance Testing
11 9 (15.52%) Load Testing
11 9 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
12 8 (13.79%) UNIX
12 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 8 (13.79%) PHP
12 8 (13.79%) QA
12 8 (13.79%) Automated Testing
12 8 (13.79%) Automation Testing
13 7 (12.07%) Degree

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Internet
1 1 (1.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (27.59%) Selenium
2 7 (12.07%) JIRA
3 6 (10.34%) NeoLoad
4 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio
5 4 (6.90%) JMeter
6 3 (5.17%) Subversion
6 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.17%) PHPUnit
6 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.17%) Behat
6 3 (5.17%) Jasmine
6 3 (5.17%) Grunt
7 2 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.72%) WatiN
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Banking
3 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
4 6 (10.34%) Retail
5 3 (5.17%) Marketing
6 2 (3.45%) Advertising
7 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.03%) XML
2 16 (27.59%) .NET
3 15 (25.86%) HTML
4 14 (24.14%) JSP
5 6 (10.34%) Struts
5 6 (10.34%) JMS
5 6 (10.34%) J2EE
5 6 (10.34%) Hibernate
5 6 (10.34%) Spring
6 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
6 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.17%) CSS
7 3 (5.17%) JSON
7 3 (5.17%) WCF
7 3 (5.17%) LINQ
7 3 (5.17%) jQuery
7 3 (5.17%) Backbone.js
7 3 (5.17%) Gherkin
7 3 (5.17%) Sass
8 1 (1.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Statistics
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.17%) FMCG
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.72%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Linux
2 8 (13.79%) UNIX
3 7 (12.07%) Windows
4 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) Test Automation
2 16 (27.59%) E-Commerce
3 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
5 10 (17.24%) Performance Testing
6 9 (15.52%) Load Testing
6 9 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (13.79%) Automated Testing
7 8 (13.79%) Automation Testing
8 6 (10.34%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (10.34%) Load Balancing
9 5 (8.62%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.62%) System Testing
10 4 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (5.17%) Logistics
11 3 (5.17%) TDD
11 3 (5.17%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) SQL
2 15 (25.86%) C#
3 14 (24.14%) Java
4 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
5 8 (13.79%) PHP
6 4 (6.90%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.45%) C
8 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.72%) VBScript
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (32.76%) ISEB
2 12 (20.69%) ISTQB
3 7 (12.07%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) GPEN
4 1 (1.72%) CEH
4 1 (1.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Telerik
3 3 (5.17%) AppSense
4 1 (1.72%) Remedy
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago