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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 94 102 128
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 32 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.61% 0.92% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.97% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 30 17 14
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +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
1891 1757 1799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 95.03% 95.59% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1443 1470 1487
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 -13 15 £32,500 - 3
High Wycombe - 11 £25,500 - 2
Princes Risborough -1 3 £35,000 +55.55%
Aylesbury - 1 £30,000 -
Gerrards Cross - 1 £25,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (43.66%) Selenium
3 29 (40.85%) Test Automation
3 29 (40.85%) .NET
4 26 (36.62%) ISEB
5 21 (29.58%) Automated Testing
6 19 (26.76%) ISTQB
6 19 (26.76%) Manual Testing
7 18 (25.35%) SQL
8 17 (23.94%) C#
9 15 (21.13%) E-Commerce
10 14 (19.72%) HTML
10 14 (19.72%) XML
10 14 (19.72%) QA
11 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
12 12 (16.90%) Finance
13 11 (15.49%) Degree
13 11 (15.49%) JSP
14 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
14 10 (14.08%) Java
14 10 (14.08%) Computer Science
14 10 (14.08%) Test Scripting
15 9 (12.68%) Automation Testing
15 9 (12.68%) Linux
16 8 (11.27%) UNIX
16 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
16 8 (11.27%) Banking
16 8 (11.27%) Unit Testing
16 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
17 7 (9.86%) Telecoms

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (43.66%) Selenium
2 6 (8.45%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.63%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.23%) JIRA
5 3 (4.23%) Grunt
5 3 (4.23%) NeoLoad
5 3 (4.23%) Behat
5 3 (4.23%) Jasmine
5 3 (4.23%) PHPUnit
5 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.23%) Subversion
5 3 (4.23%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.41%) JMeter
6 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Banking
3 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.04%) Retail
5 3 (4.23%) Marketing
6 2 (2.82%) Advertising
7 1 (1.41%) Online Betting
7 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (40.85%) .NET
2 14 (19.72%) HTML
2 14 (19.72%) XML
3 11 (15.49%) JSP
4 5 (7.04%) CSS
5 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.63%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.23%) WCF
6 3 (4.23%) LINQ
6 3 (4.23%) jQuery
6 3 (4.23%) JSON
6 3 (4.23%) Sass
6 3 (4.23%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.23%) Backbone.js
6 3 (4.23%) Hibernate
6 3 (4.23%) Spring
6 3 (4.23%) J2EE
6 3 (4.23%) Struts
6 3 (4.23%) JMS
7 1 (1.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.23%) Mathematics
2 3 (4.23%) FMCG
2 3 (4.23%) Statistics
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Linux
2 8 (11.27%) UNIX
3 1 (1.41%) Android
3 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (40.85%) Test Automation
3 21 (29.58%) Automated Testing
4 19 (26.76%) Manual Testing
5 15 (21.13%) E-Commerce
6 10 (14.08%) Test Scripting
7 9 (12.68%) Automation Testing
8 8 (11.27%) Unit Testing
8 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (7.04%) Load Testing
10 5 (7.04%) Web Testing
10 5 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.04%) System Testing
10 5 (7.04%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.04%) Software Engineering
11 4 (5.63%) Functional Testing
11 4 (5.63%) Test Planning
11 4 (5.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.35%) SQL
2 17 (23.94%) C#
3 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.08%) Java
5 7 (9.86%) PHP
6 6 (8.45%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.63%) C
8 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) ISEB
2 19 (26.76%) ISTQB
3 11 (15.49%) Degree
4 2 (2.82%) CEH
4 2 (2.82%) GPEN
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.72%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Telerik
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