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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 241 196 222
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 220 307 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 1.38% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.45% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 193 248 200
Average salary £35,750 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
19717 21123 20195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.62% 94.88% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16358 16603 16647
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 £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -43 48 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Berkshire -10 39 £40,000 - 11
Hampshire +6 37 £37,500 - 5
Buckinghamshire -22 24 £32,500 - 2
Oxfordshire +15 22 £32,500 +51.16% 5
West Sussex +4 19 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Kent -17 11 £34,000 -2.85% 4
East Sussex 0 8 £38,000 +8.57%
Home Counties - 3 £55,000 -
Middlesex +3 2 £66,250 +72.07%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 198 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (43.27%) QA
3 134 (32.21%) Selenium
4 133 (31.97%) SQL
5 108 (25.96%) Java
6 104 (25.00%) Finance
7 100 (24.04%) Test Scripting
8 91 (21.88%) Automated Testing
9 87 (20.91%) ISEB
10 85 (20.43%) Manual Testing
11 79 (18.99%) Software Testing
12 74 (17.79%) Regression Testing
13 70 (16.83%) C#
14 66 (15.87%) Automation Testing
15 65 (15.63%) Degree
15 65 (15.63%) ISTQB
16 64 (15.38%) Windows
17 63 (15.14%) User Acceptance Testing
18 60 (14.42%) Oracle
19 59 (14.18%) .NET
20 57 (13.70%) Test Automation
21 53 (12.74%) HP Quality Center
21 53 (12.74%) Scrum
22 52 (12.50%) Microsoft
23 51 (12.26%) Performance Testing
24 49 (11.78%) JavaScript
25 48 (11.54%) Integration Testing
26 45 (10.82%) SDLC
27 44 (10.58%) WebDriver
27 44 (10.58%) SQL Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (2.88%) IIS
2 5 (1.20%) ColdFusion
3 4 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (0.96%) Node.js
3 4 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.24%) SAS
5 1 (0.24%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (8.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.48%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.68%) Internet
2 5 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.20%) GPRS
2 5 (1.20%) GSM
2 5 (1.20%) Firewall
3 4 (0.96%) Wireless
3 4 (0.96%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.72%) SDH
4 3 (0.72%) VoIP
4 3 (0.72%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.72%) SAN
5 2 (0.48%) DNS
5 2 (0.48%) HTTP
5 2 (0.48%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (0.48%) GGSN
5 2 (0.48%) SGSN
5 2 (0.48%) MPLS
5 2 (0.48%) SS7
5 2 (0.48%) SSH
6 1 (0.24%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.40%) MySQL
5 6 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.72%) Big Data
8 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 134 (32.21%) Selenium
2 44 (10.58%) WebDriver
2 44 (10.58%) HP UFT
3 41 (9.86%) JIRA
4 32 (7.69%) LoadRunner
5 28 (6.73%) Cucumber
6 24 (5.77%) JMeter
7 23 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (5.05%) Jenkins
9 19 (4.57%) Visual Studio
10 13 (3.13%) SoapUI
10 13 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (2.64%) SpecFlow
11 11 (2.64%) FitNesse
12 9 (2.16%) TestDirector
13 7 (1.68%) NUnit
14 6 (1.44%) Maven
14 6 (1.44%) Ant
14 6 (1.44%) Gradle
15 5 (1.20%) Grunt
General
1 104 (25.00%) Finance
2 32 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.09%) Banking
4 9 (2.16%) Marketing
4 9 (2.16%) Electronics
5 8 (1.92%) Retail
6 5 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.96%) Automotive
7 4 (0.96%) Front Office
8 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.72%) Games
8 3 (0.72%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.18%) .NET
2 40 (9.62%) Web Services
3 31 (7.45%) ASP.NET
3 31 (7.45%) HTML
4 22 (5.29%) CSS
5 19 (4.57%) XML
6 15 (3.61%) Gherkin
7 7 (1.68%) SOAP
8 6 (1.44%) Ajax
9 5 (1.20%) LAMP
9 5 (1.20%) WCF
10 4 (0.96%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.96%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.72%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.72%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.72%) DOM
11 3 (0.72%) JMS
11 3 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.72%) JSP
11 3 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.97%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.61%) Mathematics
4 13 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 12 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.88%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.16%) User Experience
7 6 (1.44%) AS400
7 6 (1.44%) Physics
7 6 (1.44%) iSeries
8 5 (1.20%) DTV
8 5 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.20%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.72%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.48%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.48%) iDTV
11 2 (0.48%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.48%) Statistics
12 1 (0.24%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 64 (15.38%) Windows
2 36 (8.65%) Linux
3 20 (4.81%) UNIX
4 13 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (2.16%) Solaris
6 7 (1.68%) Android
6 7 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.68%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (24.04%) Test Scripting
3 91 (21.88%) Automated Testing
4 85 (20.43%) Manual Testing
5 79 (18.99%) Software Testing
6 74 (17.79%) Regression Testing
7 66 (15.87%) Automation Testing
8 63 (15.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 57 (13.70%) Test Automation
10 53 (12.74%) Scrum
11 51 (12.26%) Performance Testing
12 48 (11.54%) Integration Testing
13 45 (10.82%) SDLC
14 44 (10.58%) TDD
15 33 (7.93%) Software Engineering
16 32 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (7.45%) Test Management
18 30 (7.21%) Waterfall
19 26 (6.25%) E-Commerce
20 25 (6.01%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 133 (31.97%) SQL
2 108 (25.96%) Java
3 70 (16.83%) C#
4 49 (11.78%) JavaScript
5 23 (5.53%) PHP
6 22 (5.29%) T-SQL
7 15 (3.61%) Python
8 14 (3.37%) VB
9 12 (2.88%) Ruby
10 9 (2.16%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.16%) Perl
11 8 (1.92%) VBScript
12 7 (1.68%) C
13 5 (1.20%) ABAP
14 4 (0.96%) C++
14 4 (0.96%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.48%) VC++
15 2 (0.48%) XPath
15 2 (0.48%) Groovy
15 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (20.91%) ISEB
2 65 (15.63%) ISTQB
2 65 (15.63%) Degree
3 30 (7.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (3.61%) Security Cleared
5 14 (3.37%) CISSP
6 13 (3.13%) OSCP
7 12 (2.88%) OSCE
8 10 (2.40%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.96%) CEH
11 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.48%) CISMP
13 1 (0.24%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (43.27%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (12.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.48%) WebInspect
2 2 (0.48%) Netcool
3 1 (0.24%) Nessus
3 1 (0.24%) Nmap
Vendors
1 60 (14.42%) Oracle
2 52 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 38 (9.13%) HP
4 14 (3.37%) SAP
5 4 (0.96%) Citrix
6 3 (0.72%) Remedy
7 2 (0.48%) Infovista
7 2 (0.48%) Cramer
7 2 (0.48%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.48%) hybris
8 1 (0.24%) VMware
8 1 (0.24%) DataFlux
8 1 (0.24%) CODA
8 1 (0.24%) Progress
8 1 (0.24%) Trillium
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Bonus (10%) + pension + health etc
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonuses + 25 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Bonus, Life Assurance, Pension and Medical C
Posted: 3 days ago
Chatham, Kent
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Waterlooville
Computer Futures
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 + bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago