The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 262 189 206
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 190 329 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.93% 1.44% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.51% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 169 274 232
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +22.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19413 21740 21368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.33% 94.86% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 15730 17645 17702
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Tester Salary Trend in the South East

Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in the South East

Tester
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -20 55 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Berkshire -15 41 £48,750 +30.00% 5
Hampshire -29 22 £37,500 +2.73% 6
West Sussex +25 21 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 20 £33,250 +2.30% 7
Oxfordshire +5 13 £22,500 -35.71% 6
East Sussex +5 10 £48,250 +46.21%
Kent -4 8 £30,000 -7.69%
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 250 (52.52%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (38.87%) QA
3 183 (38.45%) Selenium
4 154 (32.35%) Java
5 142 (29.83%) SQL
6 119 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 115 (24.16%) ISEB
7 115 (24.16%) Test Scripting
8 107 (22.48%) Test Automation
9 102 (21.43%) ISTQB
10 101 (21.22%) Finance
11 98 (20.59%) Software Testing
12 91 (19.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 87 (18.28%) Automation Testing
14 84 (17.65%) C#
14 84 (17.65%) Manual Testing
15 76 (15.97%) WebDriver
16 74 (15.55%) Degree
17 72 (15.13%) QuickTest Pro
18 68 (14.29%) Windows
19 64 (13.45%) JavaScript
19 64 (13.45%) Scrum
20 61 (12.82%) HTML
20 61 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
21 60 (12.61%) TDD
22 59 (12.39%) Regression Testing
23 58 (12.18%) Performance Testing
24 56 (11.76%) Oracle
25 55 (11.55%) .NET
25 55 (11.55%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.26%) Drupal
4 4 (0.84%) Node.js
5 3 (0.63%) IIS
5 3 (0.63%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.42%) CMS
7 1 (0.21%) Confluence
7 1 (0.21%) SAS
7 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (5.46%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.21%) Mingle
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) MS Project
3 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.94%) SaaS
2 1 (0.21%) GitHub
2 1 (0.21%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.26%) HTTP
2 6 (1.26%) Internet
3 4 (0.84%) GPRS
3 4 (0.84%) GSM
4 3 (0.63%) DNS
4 3 (0.63%) Firewall
5 2 (0.42%) SSH
5 2 (0.42%) MPLS
5 2 (0.42%) SSL
5 2 (0.42%) SDH
5 2 (0.42%) VoIP
5 2 (0.42%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.21%) MVNO
6 1 (0.21%) LTE
6 1 (0.21%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.21%) 4G
6 1 (0.21%) ATM
6 1 (0.21%) Wireless
6 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.15%) MySQL
4 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.63%) MS Access
7 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 183 (38.45%) Selenium
2 76 (15.97%) WebDriver
3 72 (15.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 40 (8.40%) JIRA
5 33 (6.93%) LoadRunner
6 30 (6.30%) JMeter
7 25 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (4.41%) FitNesse
8 21 (4.41%) Jenkins
9 19 (3.99%) WatiN
9 19 (3.99%) Eclipse
10 18 (3.78%) SoapUI
11 16 (3.36%) Visual Studio
12 15 (3.15%) Cucumber
12 15 (3.15%) TestDirector
13 9 (1.89%) SpecFlow
14 8 (1.68%) Subversion
14 8 (1.68%) NUnit
14 8 (1.68%) LoadUI
15 6 (1.26%) JUnit
General
1 101 (21.22%) Finance
2 24 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.41%) Banking
4 13 (2.73%) Retail
5 6 (1.26%) Games
5 6 (1.26%) Marketing
6 4 (0.84%) Front Office
6 4 (0.84%) Automotive
7 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.42%) Billing
8 2 (0.42%) Local Government
8 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.21%) Back Office
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (12.82%) HTML
2 55 (11.55%) .NET
3 43 (9.03%) Web Services
3 43 (9.03%) CSS
4 32 (6.72%) XML
5 22 (4.62%) ASP.NET
6 15 (3.15%) Gherkin
6 15 (3.15%) jQuery
7 12 (2.52%) Ajax
7 12 (2.52%) LAMP
8 10 (2.10%) HTML5
9 8 (1.68%) WinForms
9 8 (1.68%) SOAP
10 6 (1.26%) WCF
11 4 (0.84%) CSS3
11 4 (0.84%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.63%) REST
12 3 (0.63%) XML Messaging
13 2 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
13 2 (0.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.61%) Computer Science
2 39 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.41%) Mathematics
4 20 (4.20%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.31%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.10%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.89%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.68%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.68%) User Experience
10 7 (1.47%) Replication
11 4 (0.84%) Social Media
12 3 (0.63%) Physics
12 3 (0.63%) iSeries
12 3 (0.63%) AS400
12 3 (0.63%) Statistics
13 2 (0.42%) IVR
13 2 (0.42%) Handset
13 2 (0.42%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.42%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 68 (14.29%) Windows
2 41 (8.61%) Linux
3 21 (4.41%) UNIX
4 10 (2.10%) Solaris
4 10 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.47%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.05%) Android
6 5 (1.05%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (52.52%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 115 (24.16%) Test Scripting
4 107 (22.48%) Test Automation
5 98 (20.59%) Software Testing
6 91 (19.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 87 (18.28%) Automation Testing
8 84 (17.65%) Manual Testing
9 64 (13.45%) Scrum
10 60 (12.61%) TDD
11 59 (12.39%) Regression Testing
12 58 (12.18%) Performance Testing
13 55 (11.55%) Waterfall
14 49 (10.29%) SDLC
15 44 (9.24%) Integration Testing
16 43 (9.03%) Test Management
17 33 (6.93%) System Testing
18 32 (6.72%) E-Commerce
18 32 (6.72%) Software Engineering
19 30 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 154 (32.35%) Java
2 142 (29.83%) SQL
3 84 (17.65%) C#
4 64 (13.45%) JavaScript
5 27 (5.67%) PHP
6 26 (5.46%) Python
7 19 (3.99%) C
8 18 (3.78%) C++
9 17 (3.57%) Perl
10 15 (3.15%) Ruby
10 15 (3.15%) VB
11 12 (2.52%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.10%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.10%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.89%) VBScript
14 5 (1.05%) VB6
15 2 (0.42%) XPath
15 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.42%) VC++
15 2 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 115 (24.16%) ISEB
2 102 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 74 (15.55%) Degree
4 29 (6.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (4.41%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.73%) OSCP
7 12 (2.52%) OSCE
8 10 (2.10%) CISSP
9 5 (1.05%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.63%) CEH
12 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.21%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (38.87%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 10 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.89%) vSphere
3 6 (1.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 61 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.42%) Netcool
3 1 (0.21%) Nessus
3 1 (0.21%) Nmap
Vendors
1 56 (11.76%) Oracle
2 55 (11.55%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.83%) HP
4 10 (2.10%) VMware
5 7 (1.47%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.84%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.63%) Citrix
8 2 (0.42%) Cramer
8 2 (0.42%) CA
8 2 (0.42%) Remedy
8 2 (0.42%) Infovista
8 2 (0.42%) SAP
8 2 (0.42%) hybris
9 1 (0.21%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.21%) Elavon
9 1 (0.21%) Ingenico
9 1 (0.21%) VocaLink
9 1 (0.21%) TSYS
9 1 (0.21%) VeriFone
9 1 (0.21%) Progress
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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Salary: £56000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £12,000 to £16,000 per annum
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonuses + 25 days holiday
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Bonus, Life Assurance, Pension and Medical
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