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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 33 43 34
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 5.22% 0.43% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.50% 0.44% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 1
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
218 225 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 94.78% 95.74% 98.55%
Number of salaries quoted 204 214 129
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Kingston Upon Thames

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Kingston Upon Thames region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Kingston Upon Thames

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 11 (73.33%) QA
2 8 (53.33%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) Manual Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
3 7 (46.67%) BDD
4 6 (40.00%) PHP
4 6 (40.00%) Python
4 6 (40.00%) LAMP
4 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 6 (40.00%) JBehave
4 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (40.00%) Behat
4 6 (40.00%) Mobile App
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
6 4 (26.67%) Selenium
6 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (13.33%) C#
8 2 (13.33%) HTML
8 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
8 2 (13.33%) CSS
8 2 (13.33%) SOAP
8 2 (13.33%) Web Services
8 2 (13.33%) XML
8 2 (13.33%) UNIX

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) JBehave
1 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (40.00%) Behat
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
3 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) LAMP
2 2 (13.33%) Ajax
2 2 (13.33%) WCF
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Manual Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
2 7 (46.67%) BDD
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Network Management
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
7 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) PHP
2 6 (40.00%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (73.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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