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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 110 123 99
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 8 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.55% 0.42% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.45% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 28
Average salary £32,500 £30,750 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.69% -1.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £25,250 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1707 1774 1711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.36% 92.20% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1330 1383 1537
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +7 9 £32,500 +10.16% 5
Gerrards Cross - 1 £25,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (26.67%) .NET
3 8 (26.67%) Java
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (26.67%) ISEB
3 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
4 7 (23.33%) QA
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (23.33%) XML
4 7 (23.33%) Windows
4 7 (23.33%) C#
4 7 (23.33%) Finance
5 6 (20.00%) HTML
5 6 (20.00%) JIRA
5 6 (20.00%) Load Testing
6 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.67%) JSP
6 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 5 (16.67%) Banking
7 4 (13.33%) Hibernate
7 4 (13.33%) J2EE
7 4 (13.33%) JMS

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) JIRA
2 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 4 (13.33%) NeoLoad
4 3 (10.00%) Selenium
4 3 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (3.33%) Grunt
5 1 (3.33%) WatiN
5 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 7 (23.33%) XML
3 6 (20.00%) HTML
4 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 5 (16.67%) JSP
5 4 (13.33%) Hibernate
5 4 (13.33%) J2EE
5 4 (13.33%) JMS
5 4 (13.33%) Struts
5 4 (13.33%) Spring
6 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.67%) CSS
7 2 (6.67%) Web Services
8 1 (3.33%) WCF
8 1 (3.33%) LINQ
8 1 (3.33%) jQuery
8 1 (3.33%) JSON
8 1 (3.33%) Sass
8 1 (3.33%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Statistics
3 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.33%) FMCG
4 1 (3.33%) BBC
4 1 (3.33%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 4 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
7 3 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
7 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.67%) Logistics
8 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Web Testing
8 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (23.33%) C#
4 3 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.33%) C++
5 1 (3.33%) VBScript
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) ISEB
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) AppSense
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Remedy
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Telerik
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