The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Kingston Upon Thames 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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 32 34 28
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 3.55% 0.50% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.74% 0.53% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 3
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -46.15%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kingston Upon Thames 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
Kingston Upon Thames
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
187 189 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 94.92% 94.97% 98.46%
Number of salaries quoted 181 178 123
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,400 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

Tester
Salary Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

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

Tester Salary Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Kingston Upon Thames 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 9 (90.00%) QA
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 6 (60.00%) BDD
3 5 (50.00%) Behat
3 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (50.00%) JBehave
3 5 (50.00%) LAMP
3 5 (50.00%) PHP
3 5 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) Network Management
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (10.00%) VCP4
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) TeamCity

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Kingston Upon Thames 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 5 (50.00%) JBehave
1 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (50.00%) Behat
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (60.00%) TDD
1 6 (60.00%) Manual Testing
1 6 (60.00%) BDD
2 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) PHP
2 5 (50.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (90.00%) QA