The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the East Sussex 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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 99 96 74
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in East Sussex 1.01% 0.78% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.79% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 10
Average salary £52,500 £28,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.21% -12.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,150 £25,000 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £39,000 £36,650
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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 East Sussex 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
East Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1144 1139 862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in East Sussex 96.70% 98.19% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 979 960 778
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the East Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

Tester
Salary Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the East Sussex region.

Tester Salary Trend in East Sussex

Tester
Salary Histogram in East Sussex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in East Sussex

Tester
Job Locations in East Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 6 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
Brighton +3 8 £44,500 +56.14%
Hove - 4 £60,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the East Sussex 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 17 (77.27%) Java
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (63.64%) Selenium
4 13 (59.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (50.00%) TDD
6 10 (45.45%) WebDriver
7 9 (40.91%) QA
8 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
9 6 (27.27%) ISEB
9 6 (27.27%) SQL
9 6 (27.27%) C#
9 6 (27.27%) Oracle
9 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
9 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
9 6 (27.27%) BDD
10 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (22.73%) Finance
10 5 (22.73%) Scrum
11 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
11 4 (18.18%) HP
11 4 (18.18%) HTML
11 4 (18.18%) CSS
11 4 (18.18%) UNIX
11 4 (18.18%) Windows
11 4 (18.18%) OO
11 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
11 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (18.18%) Software Delivery

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the East Sussex 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) VoIP
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Selenium
2 13 (59.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (45.45%) WebDriver
4 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 4 (18.18%) Hudson
5 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
5 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 2 (9.09%) TestNG
6 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.55%) WATIR
7 1 (4.55%) Firebug
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
1 4 (18.18%) CSS
1 4 (18.18%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
4 6 (27.27%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (18.18%) OO
6 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Software Delivery
7 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.64%) Test Management
8 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Validation
8 2 (9.09%) Logistics
9 1 (4.55%) System Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) VBScript
3 2 (9.09%) VB
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
1 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft