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 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 206 216 199
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 288 249 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.35% 1.08% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.14% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 260 197 250
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
20342 21801 21273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.07% 94.74% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 16462 17296 17743
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 £65,000 £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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +41 111 £42,500 -10.52% 8
Berkshire +23 74 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Hampshire -26 37 £33,750 +7.14% 5
East Sussex -13 17 £52,500 +96.26%
Buckinghamshire 0 15 £31,500 +5.00% 5
Kent +23 12 £27,500 +36.81% 2
West Sussex +6 12 £48,750 +39.28% 1
Oxfordshire -4 12 £22,500 -30.76% 2
Sussex - 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 242 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (41.60%) Selenium
3 190 (37.11%) QA
4 158 (30.86%) Java
5 142 (27.73%) ISEB
6 139 (27.15%) SQL
6 139 (27.15%) Test Automation
7 135 (26.37%) Automated Testing
8 120 (23.44%) ISTQB
9 117 (22.85%) Test Scripting
10 113 (22.07%) Software Testing
11 102 (19.92%) WebDriver
12 100 (19.53%) C#
13 96 (18.75%) Finance
14 94 (18.36%) User Acceptance Testing
15 88 (17.19%) Automation Testing
16 87 (16.99%) Degree
17 85 (16.60%) Windows
18 81 (15.82%) QuickTest Pro
19 74 (14.45%) Microsoft
20 73 (14.26%) Manual Testing
21 68 (13.28%) HTML
22 63 (12.30%) JavaScript
23 62 (12.11%) Scrum
24 60 (11.72%) HP Quality Center
25 59 (11.52%) Performance Testing
26 58 (11.33%) Regression Testing
27 56 (10.94%) .NET
28 52 (10.16%) TDD
28 52 (10.16%) Waterfall

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 13 (2.54%) SharePoint Server
2 12 (2.34%) Drupal
3 8 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.98%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.20%) SAS
7 1 (0.20%) Confluence
7 1 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.34%) MS Office
3 5 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.30%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.73%) Internet
3 7 (1.37%) VoIP
4 6 (1.17%) HTTP
5 4 (0.78%) GPRS
5 4 (0.78%) GSM
6 3 (0.59%) Firewall
7 2 (0.39%) SSH
7 2 (0.39%) Network Security
7 2 (0.39%) DNS
7 2 (0.39%) SSL
8 1 (0.20%) ATM
8 1 (0.20%) LTE
8 1 (0.20%) 4G
8 1 (0.20%) MVNO
8 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.20%) LAN
8 1 (0.20%) WAN
8 1 (0.20%) SNMP
8 1 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.91%) MySQL
3 8 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.17%) MS Access
5 5 (0.98%) Data Mining
5 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 213 (41.60%) Selenium
2 102 (19.92%) WebDriver
3 81 (15.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 42 (8.20%) JIRA
5 31 (6.05%) JMeter
5 31 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (4.88%) SoapUI
6 25 (4.88%) Eclipse
7 24 (4.69%) LoadRunner
7 24 (4.69%) WatiN
7 24 (4.69%) FitNesse
8 19 (3.71%) Jenkins
9 16 (3.13%) Visual Studio
10 15 (2.93%) TestDirector
11 12 (2.34%) Cucumber
12 11 (2.15%) NUnit
13 10 (1.95%) SpecFlow
14 9 (1.76%) InstallShield
15 8 (1.56%) TestComplete
16 7 (1.37%) Subversion
General
1 96 (18.75%) Finance
2 16 (3.13%) Banking
2 16 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.93%) Retail
4 8 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.17%) Marketing
6 4 (0.78%) Games
6 4 (0.78%) Automotive
7 3 (0.59%) Advertising
7 3 (0.59%) Billing
8 2 (0.39%) Local Government
8 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.20%) Front Office
9 1 (0.20%) Back Office
9 1 (0.20%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (13.28%) HTML
2 56 (10.94%) .NET
3 45 (8.79%) XML
4 43 (8.40%) CSS
5 38 (7.42%) Web Services
6 22 (4.30%) Gherkin
7 21 (4.10%) jQuery
8 20 (3.91%) LAMP
9 17 (3.32%) ASP.NET
10 14 (2.73%) SOAP
11 11 (2.15%) Ajax
11 11 (2.15%) HTML5
12 8 (1.56%) WinForms
13 6 (1.17%) FIX Protocol
13 6 (1.17%) WCF
14 5 (0.98%) CSS3
15 4 (0.78%) .NET Framework
15 4 (0.78%) AngularJS
16 3 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 3 (0.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (8.79%) Computer Science
3 28 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (4.69%) Mathematics
5 19 (3.71%) Mobile App
6 18 (3.52%) Open Source
7 10 (1.95%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.56%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.37%) Replication
10 6 (1.17%) SWIFT
10 6 (1.17%) Clustering
11 4 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.78%) Social Media
12 3 (0.59%) Statistics
12 3 (0.59%) LIMS
12 3 (0.59%) User Experience
13 2 (0.39%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.39%) Life Science
13 2 (0.39%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 85 (16.60%) Windows
2 41 (8.01%) Linux
3 22 (4.30%) UNIX
4 13 (2.54%) Windows XP
5 11 (2.15%) Solaris
6 8 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.17%) Android
9 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (27.15%) Test Automation
3 135 (26.37%) Automated Testing
4 117 (22.85%) Test Scripting
5 113 (22.07%) Software Testing
6 94 (18.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 88 (17.19%) Automation Testing
8 73 (14.26%) Manual Testing
9 62 (12.11%) Scrum
10 59 (11.52%) Performance Testing
11 58 (11.33%) Regression Testing
12 52 (10.16%) TDD
12 52 (10.16%) Waterfall
13 42 (8.20%) Test Management
14 38 (7.42%) E-Commerce
15 35 (6.84%) System Testing
16 34 (6.64%) BDD
17 33 (6.45%) Integration Testing
17 33 (6.45%) Software Engineering
18 31 (6.05%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 158 (30.86%) Java
2 139 (27.15%) SQL
3 100 (19.53%) C#
4 63 (12.30%) JavaScript
5 35 (6.84%) PHP
6 30 (5.86%) Python
7 20 (3.91%) C++
8 18 (3.52%) Ruby
9 15 (2.93%) Perl
9 15 (2.93%) C
10 12 (2.34%) VB
11 8 (1.56%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.56%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.17%) VBScript
13 5 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.98%) VB6
13 5 (0.98%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.39%) VC++
15 2 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 142 (27.73%) ISEB
2 120 (23.44%) ISTQB
3 87 (16.99%) Degree
4 37 (7.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 32 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.76%) OSCP
6 9 (1.76%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.37%) OSCE
8 6 (1.17%) CISSP
9 3 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.59%) CEH
10 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (37.11%) QA
2 7 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) WCAG
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.20%) GAMP
System Software
1 10 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (1.95%) vSphere
2 7 (1.37%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 60 (11.72%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.17%) Netcool
2 6 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.20%) Nessus
3 1 (0.20%) Nmap
3 1 (0.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 74 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.05%) Oracle
3 16 (3.13%) HP
3 16 (3.13%) VMware
4 11 (2.15%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.76%) Citrix
6 6 (1.17%) McAfee
6 6 (1.17%) Veritas
7 4 (0.78%) TOWER Software
8 3 (0.59%) SAP
8 3 (0.59%) AppSense
9 2 (0.39%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.39%) CA
10 1 (0.20%) Trillium
10 1 (0.20%) Sage
10 1 (0.20%) VocaLink
10 1 (0.20%) TSYS
10 1 (0.20%) VeriFone
10 1 (0.20%) Telerik
10 1 (0.20%) Wincor Nixdorf
Windsor, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Waterlooville
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 (up to)
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £12,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + parking,pen,health,life 26 hols
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
White Clarke Group
Salary: £28-35k dependant on experience + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus = Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £29k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago