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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 75 84 75
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 0.45% 0.34% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.35% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Average salary £34,000 £33,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.49% -16.25%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +16.98%
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
649 846 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 96.58% 96.25% 93.46%
Number of salaries quoted 569 696 607
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 3 (37.50%) V-Model
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) Chemistry
4 3 (37.50%) Life Science
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (37.50%) MySQL
4 3 (37.50%) PhD
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (12.50%) Open Source
6 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Load Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (12.50%) JMeter
General
1 4 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Chemistry
1 3 (37.50%) Life Science
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) V-Model
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (37.50%) PhD
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Sony
3 1 (12.50%) Telerik