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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 59 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 15 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 1.70% 2.18% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 2.23% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 12
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +22.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £42,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £47,500 £40,000
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
601 673 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 93.03% 97.68% 99.25%
Number of salaries quoted 538 592 574
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £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 5 March 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Guildford

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (76.92%) QA
2 12 (46.15%) Degree
3 11 (42.31%) Java
4 10 (38.46%) XML
4 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (34.62%) Finance
5 9 (34.62%) SOAP
5 9 (34.62%) FIX Protocol
5 9 (34.62%) SWIFT
6 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 8 (30.77%) Selenium
6 8 (30.77%) SQL
7 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 6 (23.08%) Project Management
7 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
7 6 (23.08%) FitNesse
7 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (23.08%) WatiN
8 5 (19.23%) Load Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
8 5 (19.23%) JIRA
9 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
9 3 (11.54%) Open Source
9 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
9 3 (11.54%) PHP
9 3 (11.54%) Oracle
9 3 (11.54%) Windows

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (7.69%) HTTP
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 6 (23.08%) FitNesse
2 6 (23.08%) WatiN
3 5 (19.23%) JIRA
4 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
4 3 (11.54%) JMeter
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) XML
2 9 (34.62%) SOAP
2 9 (34.62%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) Ajax
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) SWIFT
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Open Source
3 2 (7.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 6 (23.08%) Scrum
3 6 (23.08%) Project Management
3 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Load Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
5 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.69%) Data Management
6 2 (7.69%) Analytics
6 2 (7.69%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.85%) Test Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) PHP
3 3 (11.54%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (76.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) vSphere
1 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Red Hat