The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software 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
Software Tester
Rank 66 83 84
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 9 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 1.23% 0.53% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 0.55% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 1
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +35.08%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,750 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +5.83%
Software Tester
Surrey

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Guildford 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
Guildford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
682 904 894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 93.04% 95.76% 97.81%
Number of salaries quoted 614 766 742
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Guildford

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Guildford

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Guildford

Software Tester
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Guildford region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 7 (77.78%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) PHP
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
2 5 (55.56%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Zephyr
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) JMeter

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Guildford region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Zephyr
2 2 (22.22%) JMeter
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
1 5 (55.56%) PHP
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA