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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 119 96 107
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 21 39 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.89% 1.72% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.83% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 16 34 15
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,450 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £45,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
2248 2134 1958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.77% 94.30% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1815 1656 1662
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -28 17 £32,500 - 1
High Wycombe - 4 £32,500 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 14 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 14 (38.89%) Automation Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Scrum
5 12 (33.33%) SQL
6 11 (30.56%) SaaS
7 10 (27.78%) ISEB
8 9 (25.00%) CSS
8 9 (25.00%) HTML
8 9 (25.00%) Degree
8 9 (25.00%) QA
9 8 (22.22%) Selenium
9 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
9 8 (22.22%) Finance
10 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
11 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
11 6 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (16.67%) C#
11 6 (16.67%) .NET
11 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 5 (13.89%) MySQL
12 5 (13.89%) PHP
12 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
12 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
13 4 (11.11%) System Testing
13 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
13 4 (11.11%) Test Automation

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Selenium
2 4 (11.11%) JMeter
3 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.33%) JBehave
4 2 (5.56%) JIRA
5 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.78%) Grunt
5 1 (2.78%) Subversion
5 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) HTML
1 9 (25.00%) CSS
2 6 (16.67%) .NET
3 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 4 (11.11%) XML
4 3 (8.33%) XML Messaging
5 2 (5.56%) Web Services
6 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.78%) JSON
6 1 (2.78%) WCF
6 1 (2.78%) LINQ
6 1 (2.78%) jQuery
6 1 (2.78%) Backbone.js
6 1 (2.78%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.11%) User Experience
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) Economics
5 1 (2.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) UNIX
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 14 (38.89%) Automation Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Scrum
5 8 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.11%) System Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.33%) BDD
9 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Time Management
9 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 2 (5.56%) Logistics
10 2 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) JavaScript
2 12 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) C#
4 5 (13.89%) PHP
5 4 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) ISEB
2 9 (25.00%) Degree
3 6 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) hybris
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Progress
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