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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 66 63 89
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 28 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 1.71% 3.19% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 3.31% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9 25 3
Average salary £32,500 £47,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.57% +46.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,100 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
690 846 875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 98.57% 96.47% 98.09%
Number of salaries quoted 616 726 740
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Guildford

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 20 (80.00%) QA
2 10 (40.00%) Java
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Selenium
4 8 (32.00%) Degree
5 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (24.00%) WatiN
6 6 (24.00%) FitNesse
6 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Finance
6 6 (24.00%) Scrum
6 6 (24.00%) Project Management
6 6 (24.00%) XML
7 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.00%) PHP
7 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (20.00%) JIRA
7 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Retail
9 3 (12.00%) ISEB
9 3 (12.00%) HTML
9 3 (12.00%) SOAP
9 3 (12.00%) SWIFT
9 3 (12.00%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (12.00%) Load Testing
9 3 (12.00%) User Stories

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) FitNesse
2 6 (24.00%) WatiN
3 5 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (8.00%) JMeter
4 2 (8.00%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) UNIX
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
4 6 (24.00%) Scrum
4 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Load Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (12.00%) User Stories
8 2 (8.00%) TDD
8 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.00%) Test Management
8 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (4.00%) Agile Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) PHP
4 2 (8.00%) Python
4 2 (8.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (12.00%) ISEB
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (80.00%) QA
Guildford, Surrey
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago