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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 111 89 103
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 37 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.05% 1.82% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.93% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 18 33 19
Average salary £33,750 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £44,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
2048 1920 1736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 93.69% 94.63% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1690 1477 1444
Average salary £42,250 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -16 15 £37,500 +11.94% 5
High Wycombe -5 3 £32,500 +27.45%
Aylesbury +4 2 £32,500 +8.33%
Amersham - 2 £50,000 -
Chesham - 1 £55,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (53.33%) Software Engineering
3 21 (46.67%) Scrum
4 18 (40.00%) SaaS
5 16 (35.56%) Automation Testing
6 15 (33.33%) ISEB
7 14 (31.11%) Degree
8 13 (28.89%) Selenium
9 12 (26.67%) Software Testing
9 12 (26.67%) Automated Testing
10 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
11 10 (22.22%) SQL
11 10 (22.22%) CSS
12 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 8 (17.78%) .NET
13 8 (17.78%) MySQL
13 8 (17.78%) PHP
13 8 (17.78%) C#
13 8 (17.78%) HTML
13 8 (17.78%) QA
13 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
14 7 (15.56%) System Testing
14 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
14 7 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (15.56%) User Experience
14 7 (15.56%) Finance
15 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
15 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
15 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
16 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (4.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (40.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.78%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Selenium
2 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.89%) JMeter
4 3 (6.67%) JBehave
5 2 (4.44%) Fiddler
5 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.44%) JIRA
6 1 (2.22%) T4 Templates
6 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.22%) Subversion
6 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.22%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Automotive
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Electronics
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Billing
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) CSS
2 8 (17.78%) HTML
2 8 (17.78%) .NET
3 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.89%) XML
5 3 (6.67%) XML Messaging
6 1 (2.22%) Ajax
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.22%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
1 7 (15.56%) User Experience
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) DTV
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
1 1 (2.22%) Android
1 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (53.33%) Software Engineering
3 21 (46.67%) Scrum
4 16 (35.56%) Automation Testing
5 12 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 12 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
7 7 (15.56%) System Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
10 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.67%) Market Research
11 3 (6.67%) Time Management
11 3 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
11 3 (6.67%) BDD
11 3 (6.67%) SDLC
12 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
2 10 (22.22%) SQL
3 8 (17.78%) PHP
3 8 (17.78%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) ISEB
2 14 (31.11%) Degree
3 7 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) hybris
2 2 (4.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Progress
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