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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 66 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 1.92% - 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% - 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 12 0 7
Average salary £32,000 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
708 486 649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 96.85% 93.10% 97.74%
Number of salaries quoted 619 430 627
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 19 December 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Guildford

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (68.97%) Degree
2 15 (51.72%) QA
3 14 (48.28%) SQL
4 13 (44.83%) Finance
5 12 (41.38%) SWIFT
5 12 (41.38%) SOAP
5 12 (41.38%) XML
5 12 (41.38%) FIX Protocol
5 12 (41.38%) Test Scripting
6 10 (34.48%) Java
7 8 (27.59%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (27.59%) Selenium
8 7 (24.14%) PL/SQL
8 7 (24.14%) Windows
8 7 (24.14%) Load Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Oracle
9 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (20.69%) JMeter
9 6 (20.69%) .NET
9 6 (20.69%) Life Science
10 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
10 5 (17.24%) Linux
10 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
11 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
11 4 (13.79%) Test Management
11 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
11 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
11 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
11 4 (13.79%) C#

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
1 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
1 3 (10.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (27.59%) Selenium
2 6 (20.69%) JMeter
3 4 (13.79%) JIRA
3 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.90%) Ant
4 2 (6.90%) Toad
4 2 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.45%) NUnit
5 1 (3.45%) JUnit
General
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) SOAP
1 12 (41.38%) XML
1 12 (41.38%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (20.69%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) Web Services
3 3 (10.34%) Ajax
4 2 (6.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) SWIFT
2 6 (20.69%) Life Science
3 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
4 4 (13.79%) Open Source
5 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
5 2 (6.90%) Chemistry
5 2 (6.90%) Biology
5 2 (6.90%) Visualisation
6 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.90%) Solaris
4 2 (6.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Test Scripting
2 7 (24.14%) Load Testing
3 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.79%) Test Management
5 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Data Management
7 2 (6.90%) Scrum
7 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.90%) Analytics
7 2 (6.90%) Cyber Security
7 2 (6.90%) V-Model
7 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
8 1 (3.45%) Low Latency
8 1 (3.45%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) PL/SQL
4 4 (13.79%) C#
4 4 (13.79%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (51.72%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
1 3 (10.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.90%) HP