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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 115 110 112
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 20 27 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.89% 1.17% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.25% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 13 26 23
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £35,000 £39,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
2138 2164 1923
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 95.49% 93.44% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1624 1651 1701
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 5 May 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 May 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 -15 19 £32,000 -1.53% 3
High Wycombe - 1 £40,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (33.33%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) QA
4 9 (30.00%) Automation Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (26.67%) Finance
5 8 (26.67%) Scrum
5 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 8 (26.67%) HTML
6 7 (23.33%) SaaS
7 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (20.00%) Selenium
7 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Java
7 6 (20.00%) CSS
7 6 (20.00%) ISEB
8 5 (16.67%) XML
8 5 (16.67%) Windows
8 5 (16.67%) .NET
8 5 (16.67%) MySQL
8 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 5 (16.67%) PHP
8 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 5 (16.67%) JMeter
8 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Degree
8 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 4 (13.33%) Mentoring

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) MySQL
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Selenium
2 5 (16.67%) JMeter
3 3 (10.00%) JBehave
4 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.67%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) WatiN
5 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.33%) Subversion
5 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.33%) Grunt
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Automotive
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) HTML
2 6 (20.00%) CSS
3 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 5 (16.67%) XML
4 3 (10.00%) XML Messaging
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.33%) JSON
6 1 (3.33%) WCF
6 1 (3.33%) LINQ
6 1 (3.33%) jQuery
6 1 (3.33%) Backbone.js
6 1 (3.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) User Experience
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) FMCG
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) BBC
3 1 (3.33%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Automation Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Scrum
3 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 3 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.00%) System Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Time Management
7 3 (10.00%) BDD
8 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) Java
4 5 (16.67%) PHP
5 3 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) ISEB
2 5 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) AppSense
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Progress
4 1 (3.33%) Telerik
4 1 (3.33%) hybris
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