The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 64 59 81
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 28 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 1.63% 3.08% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 3.22% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7 28 3
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +58.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
649 870 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 96.43% 95.60% 97.71%
Number of salaries quoted 578 737 734
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,810
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Tester
Salary Trend in Guildford

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

Tester Salary Trend in Guildford

Tester
Salary Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Guildford

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 16 (66.67%) QA
2 13 (54.17%) Java
3 12 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Selenium
6 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
6 7 (29.17%) Degree
7 6 (25.00%) FitNesse
7 6 (25.00%) Load Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Scrum
7 6 (25.00%) Project Management
7 6 (25.00%) WatiN
8 5 (20.83%) JMeter
8 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
8 5 (20.83%) PHP
8 5 (20.83%) XML
8 5 (20.83%) Python
8 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
8 5 (20.83%) JIRA
9 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Linux
10 3 (12.50%) ISEB
10 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
10 3 (12.50%) HTML
10 3 (12.50%) Windows

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Guildford 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) FitNesse
2 6 (25.00%) WatiN
3 5 (20.83%) JMeter
3 5 (20.83%) JIRA
4 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 2 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (8.33%) Ajax
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) SWIFT
2 2 (8.33%) Life Science
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Open Source
7 3 (12.50%) User Stories
7 3 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) Analytics
8 2 (8.33%) Data Management
8 2 (8.33%) TDD
8 2 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Java
2 12 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) PHP
3 5 (20.83%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
4 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) ISEB
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) vSphere
1 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat