The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Buckinghamshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 80 105 111
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 27 22 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.04% 1.20% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.24% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 7
Median salary £35,250 £31,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.70% -13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,625 £22,200 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
1292 1774 1756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 97.73% 97.05% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1113 1465 1386
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Buckinghamshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 19 January 2017.

Tester Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +26 23 £36,000 +20.00% 3
Aylesbury +7 1 £31,250 +0.80%
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 26 (60.47%) Automated Testing
1 26 (60.47%) Test Automation
2 23 (53.49%) Software Testing
3 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (44.19%) Degree
4 19 (44.19%) QA
5 18 (41.86%) Manual Testing
5 18 (41.86%) Selenium
6 16 (37.21%) Automation Testing
7 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
8 14 (32.56%) Ranorex
8 14 (32.56%) Virtual Team
9 11 (25.58%) SQL
10 9 (20.93%) Finance
10 9 (20.93%) ISEB
10 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
11 8 (18.60%) NeoLoad
11 8 (18.60%) Regression Testing
11 8 (18.60%) Java
12 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
12 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (13.95%) Functional Testing
13 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
14 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
14 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
14 5 (11.63%) Banking
14 5 (11.63%) Penetration Testing
14 5 (11.63%) JMeter
15 4 (9.30%) IBM

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Selenium
2 14 (32.56%) Ranorex
3 8 (18.60%) NeoLoad
4 5 (11.63%) JMeter
5 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
5 4 (9.30%) Protractor
5 4 (9.30%) VisualVM
6 3 (6.98%) JBehave
6 3 (6.98%) JIRA
6 3 (6.98%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.65%) IntelliJ
7 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Automotive
5 1 (2.33%) Front Office
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) J2EE
1 4 (9.30%) XML
2 3 (6.98%) HTML
2 3 (6.98%) XML Messaging
3 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.33%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) Behat
4 1 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Virtual Team
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Fintech
3 1 (2.33%) iPad
3 1 (2.33%) iPhone
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Unix
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Automated Testing
1 26 (60.47%) Test Automation
2 23 (53.49%) Software Testing
3 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (41.86%) Manual Testing
5 16 (37.21%) Automation Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Regression Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Functional Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
10 4 (9.30%) BDD
10 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
10 4 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Smoke Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Time Management
12 2 (4.65%) Data Protection
12 2 (4.65%) QA Automation
12 2 (4.65%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
2 11 (25.58%) SQL
3 8 (18.60%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) C++
5 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (44.19%) Degree
2 9 (20.93%) ISEB
3 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
3 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (44.19%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) AppDynamics
2 4 (9.30%) IBM
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle
2 4 (9.30%) SAP
3 1 (2.33%) Remedy
3 1 (2.33%) Sencha
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