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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 57 67 84
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 2.46% 2.06% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 2.15% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 2
Average salary £32,000 £37,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.66% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £16,500 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,500 £42,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +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
589 745 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 96.56% 95.88% 94.20%
Number of salaries quoted 518 655 664
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 29 (69.05%) Degree
2 28 (66.67%) SQL
3 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (54.76%) Selenium
5 22 (52.38%) Test Automation
6 17 (40.48%) ISEB
6 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
7 16 (38.10%) .NET
7 16 (38.10%) Web Services
7 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
7 16 (38.10%) QA
8 15 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
9 14 (33.33%) Finance
9 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (30.95%) Oracle
10 13 (30.95%) C#
10 13 (30.95%) Java
11 12 (28.57%) WebDriver
12 11 (26.19%) Mathematics
12 11 (26.19%) PL/SQL
13 10 (23.81%) Client/Server
13 10 (23.81%) JMeter
13 10 (23.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
14 9 (21.43%) Analytics
14 9 (21.43%) Ranorex
14 9 (21.43%) .NET Framework
14 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
14 9 (21.43%) TestComplete

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) MySQL
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (54.76%) Selenium
2 15 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 10 (23.81%) JMeter
5 9 (21.43%) WinRunner
5 9 (21.43%) Ranorex
5 9 (21.43%) TestComplete
6 8 (19.05%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.76%) Toad
7 2 (4.76%) Ant
7 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.76%) JIRA
8 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.38%) JUnit
8 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.38%) NUnit
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) .NET
1 16 (38.10%) Web Services
2 9 (21.43%) .NET Framework
3 4 (9.52%) SOAP
3 4 (9.52%) XML
4 2 (4.76%) J2EE
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (26.19%) Mathematics
3 10 (23.81%) Client/Server
4 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
4 8 (19.05%) Life Science
4 8 (19.05%) Open Source
5 6 (14.29%) Chemistry
6 4 (9.52%) SWIFT
7 2 (4.76%) Visualisation
7 2 (4.76%) Biology
8 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) Solaris
3 2 (4.76%) UNIX
3 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) Test Automation
3 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
4 9 (21.43%) Load Testing
4 9 (21.43%) OO
4 9 (21.43%) RAD
4 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
4 9 (21.43%) Analytics
5 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
6 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 6 (14.29%) V-Model
7 4 (9.52%) Test Management
7 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.14%) System Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Scrum
9 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (66.67%) SQL
2 13 (30.95%) C#
2 13 (30.95%) Java
3 11 (26.19%) PL/SQL
4 7 (16.67%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (69.05%) Degree
2 17 (40.48%) ISEB
3 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
4 8 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (9.52%) PhD
6 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (38.10%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.95%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.38%) Sony
4 1 (2.38%) Telerik
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AMsource Technology
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
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