The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 45 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.30% 0.83% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.88% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 6
Average salary £38,500 £55,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +46.66%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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 Middlesex 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
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
323 340 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 95.85% 93.92% 97.29%
Number of salaries quoted 224 219 408
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Tester
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

Tester Salary Trend in Middlesex

Tester
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) SilkPerformer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Spread Betting
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) DSDM
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Objective-C

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) SilkPerformer
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Spread Betting
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) DSDM
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP