The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 201 255 213
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 280 222 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.54% 1.06% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.10% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 245 194 248
Median salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,825 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
17659 20145 21905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.07% 96.61% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14951 16605 17140
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 25 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +58 87 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Hampshire +10 44 £32,500 -13.33% 15
Oxfordshire +4 39 £43,500 +33.84% 12
Surrey +22 37 £40,000 +6.66% 7
East Sussex +23 33 £35,000 -11.39% 3
West Sussex +9 24 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £35,000 +7.69% 18
Kent +12 3 £45,000 +32.35% 5
Middlesex +13 1 £40,000 -39.62%
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 306 (53.59%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (51.31%) QA
3 292 (51.14%) Selenium
4 168 (29.42%) Java
5 163 (28.55%) Scrum
6 161 (28.20%) Automated Testing
6 161 (28.20%) ISEB
7 157 (27.50%) Software Testing
8 154 (26.97%) Test Automation
9 153 (26.80%) Regression Testing
10 151 (26.44%) SQL
11 144 (25.22%) C#
12 140 (24.52%) Finance
13 136 (23.82%) Test Scripting
14 132 (23.12%) ISTQB
15 116 (20.32%) .NET
16 112 (19.61%) JavaScript
16 112 (19.61%) Manual Testing
17 110 (19.26%) Degree
18 107 (18.74%) Windows
19 102 (17.86%) Automation Testing
20 96 (16.81%) Functional Testing
21 90 (15.76%) HTML
22 89 (15.59%) JMeter
22 89 (15.59%) Performance Testing
23 88 (15.41%) WebDriver
24 84 (14.71%) Perl
25 83 (14.54%) Telecoms
26 78 (13.66%) TDD
27 76 (13.31%) Linux

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (5.60%) CMS
2 15 (2.63%) IIS
3 6 (1.05%) Confluence
4 3 (0.53%) CICS
4 3 (0.53%) Drupal
5 2 (0.35%) Apache
5 2 (0.35%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 32 (5.60%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.70%) SaaS
2 3 (0.53%) GitHub
3 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.58%) TCP/IP
2 43 (7.53%) Internet
3 34 (5.95%) Firewall
4 27 (4.73%) DNS
5 21 (3.68%) SMTP
5 21 (3.68%) VoIP
6 14 (2.45%) Wireless
7 11 (1.93%) Wireshark
8 10 (1.75%) SAN
9 9 (1.58%) IMAP
9 9 (1.58%) NAS
10 5 (0.88%) HTTP
11 4 (0.70%) Broadband
11 4 (0.70%) LTE
12 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
12 1 (0.18%) GSM
12 1 (0.18%) snoop
12 1 (0.18%) tcpdump
12 1 (0.18%) UMTS
12 1 (0.18%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.76%) MySQL
2 37 (6.48%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.70%) MS Access
5 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.35%) Big Data
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 292 (51.14%) Selenium
2 89 (15.59%) JMeter
3 88 (15.41%) WebDriver
4 53 (9.28%) Visual Studio
5 50 (8.76%) TestNG
6 49 (8.58%) Cucumber
6 49 (8.58%) JIRA
7 48 (8.41%) SoapUI
8 45 (7.88%) NUnit
9 41 (7.18%) LoadRunner
10 40 (7.01%) HP UFT
11 33 (5.78%) JUnit
12 30 (5.25%) Gatling
12 30 (5.25%) SpecFlow
13 29 (5.08%) Jenkins
14 26 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (3.15%) Metasploit
16 17 (2.98%) Git (software)
17 13 (2.28%) NeoLoad
18 12 (2.10%) Mockito
General
1 140 (24.52%) Finance
2 83 (14.54%) Telecoms
3 35 (6.13%) Banking
4 17 (2.98%) Automotive
5 16 (2.80%) Retail
6 11 (1.93%) Aerospace
6 11 (1.93%) Marketing
7 9 (1.58%) Back Office
8 8 (1.40%) Games
9 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.88%) Electronics
11 4 (0.70%) Legal
12 3 (0.53%) Publishing
13 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (20.32%) .NET
2 90 (15.76%) HTML
3 51 (8.93%) ASP.NET
4 31 (5.43%) Ajax
4 31 (5.43%) Gherkin
5 29 (5.08%) XML
6 26 (4.55%) Web Services
7 16 (2.80%) CSS
8 14 (2.45%) HTML5
9 13 (2.28%) SOAP
10 9 (1.58%) MAPI
11 8 (1.40%) LAMP
12 7 (1.23%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.23%) RESTful
13 6 (1.05%) Node.js
14 5 (0.88%) JSON
15 4 (0.70%) DOM
15 4 (0.70%) React
15 4 (0.70%) REST
15 4 (0.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.60%) Computer Science
2 30 (5.25%) Mobile App
3 25 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.03%) Client/Server
5 22 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (3.50%) Embedded Systems
7 16 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (2.80%) N-Tier
8 10 (1.75%) Fintech
9 9 (1.58%) Social Network
10 8 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.40%) PMI
11 7 (1.23%) Cybercrime
12 6 (1.05%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.05%) User Experience
13 4 (0.70%) Replication
14 3 (0.53%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.53%) Statistics
14 3 (0.53%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 107 (18.74%) Windows
2 76 (13.31%) Linux
3 30 (5.25%) Unix
4 22 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.45%) Solaris
6 7 (1.23%) Kali Linux
7 5 (0.88%) AIX
7 5 (0.88%) Android
8 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.70%) VxWorks
8 4 (0.70%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.70%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.70%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.18%) HPUX
9 1 (0.18%) KNOPPIX
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (53.59%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (28.55%) Scrum
3 161 (28.20%) Automated Testing
4 157 (27.50%) Software Testing
5 154 (26.97%) Test Automation
6 153 (26.80%) Regression Testing
7 136 (23.82%) Test Scripting
8 112 (19.61%) Manual Testing
9 102 (17.86%) Automation Testing
10 96 (16.81%) Functional Testing
11 89 (15.59%) Performance Testing
12 78 (13.66%) TDD
13 72 (12.61%) Penetration Testing
14 71 (12.43%) BDD
15 68 (11.91%) SDLC
16 61 (10.68%) Non-Functional Testing
17 59 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
18 56 (9.81%) User Acceptance Testing
19 50 (8.76%) Open Source
20 49 (8.58%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 168 (29.42%) Java
2 151 (26.44%) SQL
3 144 (25.22%) C#
4 112 (19.61%) JavaScript
5 84 (14.71%) Perl
6 70 (12.26%) Python
7 64 (11.21%) C++
8 55 (9.63%) C
8 55 (9.63%) VB
9 42 (7.36%) Ruby
10 30 (5.25%) PHP
11 25 (4.38%) Bash Shell
12 24 (4.20%) VBScript
13 9 (1.58%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.05%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.05%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.88%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.88%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.53%) COBOL
16 3 (0.53%) JCL
Qualifications
1 161 (28.20%) ISEB
2 132 (23.12%) ISTQB
3 110 (19.26%) Degree
4 66 (11.56%) Security Cleared
5 55 (9.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 47 (8.23%) CEH
7 41 (7.18%) CREST Certified
8 37 (6.48%) OSCP
9 31 (5.43%) GPEN
10 27 (4.73%) GIAC
11 22 (3.85%) DV Cleared
12 16 (2.80%) CISM
12 16 (2.80%) CISSP
12 16 (2.80%) SC Cleared
13 8 (1.40%) PMI Certification
14 6 (1.05%) CHECK Team Member
15 4 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.70%) CHECK Team Leader
15 4 (0.70%) SANS
15 4 (0.70%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (51.31%) QA
2 8 (1.40%) SDET
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.58%) VMware ESX
2 9 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (7.71%) Nessus
2 43 (7.53%) Nmap
3 36 (6.30%) HP Quality Center
4 26 (4.55%) OpenVAS
5 10 (1.75%) Perfmon
6 4 (0.70%) Control-M
7 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.18%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 55 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.55%) Qualys
3 20 (3.50%) Coverity
3 20 (3.50%) HP
4 11 (1.93%) Oracle
5 10 (1.75%) VMware
6 9 (1.58%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.23%) Telerik
8 6 (1.05%) IBM
8 6 (1.05%) SAP
9 4 (0.70%) Cisco
9 4 (0.70%) Fortinet
9 4 (0.70%) Juniper
9 4 (0.70%) Nokia
10 3 (0.53%) Google
11 2 (0.35%) ATG
11 2 (0.35%) hybris
11 2 (0.35%) ION Trading
11 2 (0.35%) Pega
12 1 (0.18%) AppDynamics
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits and career p
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Folkestone, Kent
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum, Benefits Multiple benefits including health
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £26k - 33k per year + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified around £20,000 p/a
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 25-30k
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 14 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £27000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 6 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £80000 - £120000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Aylesbury
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 15 days ago