The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Home Counties 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 6 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 13.64% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 15.79% - -
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Average salary £55,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Home Counties 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
Home Counties
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19 10 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 86.36% 100.00% 92.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 28
Average salary £55,500 £50,000 £51,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.00% -1.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £82,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Tester
Salary Trend in the Home Counties

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

Tester Salary Trend in the Home Counties

Tester
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) System Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) System Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft