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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 103 100 93
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 21 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.61% 1.15% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 1.24% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 42
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £26,800 £26,275
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
1720 1689 1958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.61% 92.80% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1362 1361 1736
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £24,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -11 10 £36,000 +12.50% 4
Gerrards Cross - 1 £25,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 18 (40.91%) Test Automation
2 17 (38.64%) ISEB
3 16 (36.36%) SQL
4 14 (31.82%) XML
5 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
5 13 (29.55%) .NET
6 12 (27.27%) JSP
6 12 (27.27%) C#
6 12 (27.27%) Java
6 12 (27.27%) E-Commerce
7 11 (25.00%) HTML
8 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (22.73%) Finance
8 10 (22.73%) Linux
8 10 (22.73%) Performance Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Load Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Selenium
9 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
9 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
9 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
9 9 (20.45%) Banking
10 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
10 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 8 (18.18%) JIRA
11 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (15.91%) Windows
12 6 (13.64%) JMS
12 6 (13.64%) UNIX
12 6 (13.64%) Struts
12 6 (13.64%) J2EE

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Selenium
2 8 (18.18%) JIRA
3 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 6 (13.64%) NeoLoad
4 4 (9.09%) JMeter
5 1 (2.27%) WatiN
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) Grunt
5 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.27%) Subversion
5 1 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Banking
3 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 4 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) XML
2 13 (29.55%) .NET
3 12 (27.27%) JSP
4 11 (25.00%) HTML
5 6 (13.64%) JMS
5 6 (13.64%) Struts
5 6 (13.64%) J2EE
5 6 (13.64%) Hibernate
5 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
5 6 (13.64%) Spring
6 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.27%) Sass
7 1 (2.27%) Backbone.js
7 1 (2.27%) JSON
7 1 (2.27%) WCF
7 1 (2.27%) LINQ
7 1 (2.27%) jQuery
7 1 (2.27%) LAMP
7 1 (2.27%) Web Services
7 1 (2.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Statistics
2 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) FMCG
5 1 (2.27%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) Windows
3 6 (13.64%) UNIX
4 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Test Automation
2 12 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.73%) Performance Testing
4 9 (20.45%) Load Testing
4 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
6 6 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
6 6 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
8 4 (9.09%) CRM
8 4 (9.09%) Web Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Automation Testing
8 4 (9.09%) System Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Time Management
9 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
9 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.82%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) SQL
2 12 (27.27%) C#
2 12 (27.27%) Java
3 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.36%) PHP
5 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) ISEB
2 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
3 6 (13.64%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) AppSense
3 2 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) Telerik
4 1 (2.27%) Remedy
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