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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 183 270 195
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -75
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 300 204 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.63% 0.98% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.01% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 250 177 269
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
17895 20199 21832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.19% 96.83% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15244 16532 17401
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 26 July 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 26 July 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 83 £45,000 -3.22% 6
Surrey +26 51 £40,000 - 7
Hampshire +13 43 £32,500 -13.33% 7
Oxfordshire +5 42 £37,500 +15.38% 11
East Sussex +42 41 £35,000 -11.39% 4
West Sussex +3 22 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 10 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Kent +15 5 £45,000 +53.84% 1
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 300 (51.19%) QA
2 290 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (46.76%) Selenium
4 170 (29.01%) Java
5 158 (26.96%) Software Testing
6 157 (26.79%) Automated Testing
7 155 (26.45%) Regression Testing
8 152 (25.94%) SQL
9 151 (25.77%) Test Automation
10 147 (25.09%) ISEB
11 145 (24.74%) C#
12 140 (23.89%) Scrum
13 138 (23.55%) Test Scripting
14 136 (23.21%) Finance
15 127 (21.67%) ISTQB
16 114 (19.45%) Windows
17 113 (19.28%) Degree
18 112 (19.11%) .NET
19 110 (18.77%) Manual Testing
20 106 (18.09%) JavaScript
21 99 (16.89%) Automation Testing
22 98 (16.72%) Functional Testing
23 91 (15.53%) WebDriver
24 86 (14.68%) Performance Testing
25 80 (13.65%) JMeter
26 78 (13.31%) HTML
26 78 (13.31%) Linux
27 77 (13.14%) Perl
27 77 (13.14%) Telecoms
27 77 (13.14%) TDD

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 25 (4.27%) CMS
2 19 (3.24%) IIS
3 5 (0.85%) Confluence
3 5 (0.85%) Drupal
4 3 (0.51%) CICS
5 2 (0.34%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.17%) Apache
6 1 (0.17%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 34 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.51%) GitHub
2 2 (0.34%) SaaS
3 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.00%) TCP/IP
2 40 (6.83%) Internet
3 31 (5.29%) Firewall
4 21 (3.58%) DNS
5 20 (3.41%) SMTP
5 20 (3.41%) VoIP
6 14 (2.39%) Wireless
7 13 (2.22%) Wireshark
8 12 (2.05%) SAN
9 11 (1.88%) IMAP
9 11 (1.88%) NAS
10 6 (1.02%) HTTP
11 3 (0.51%) Broadband
11 3 (0.51%) LTE
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.17%) GSM
12 1 (0.17%) SIGTRAN
12 1 (0.17%) snoop
12 1 (0.17%) tcpdump
12 1 (0.17%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.85%) MySQL
3 11 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.85%) MS Access
6 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.51%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.51%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Big Data
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 274 (46.76%) Selenium
2 91 (15.53%) WebDriver
3 80 (13.65%) JMeter
4 55 (9.39%) JIRA
5 53 (9.04%) NUnit
6 49 (8.36%) Visual Studio
7 48 (8.19%) SoapUI
8 45 (7.68%) TestNG
9 40 (6.83%) HP UFT
10 37 (6.31%) Cucumber
10 37 (6.31%) LoadRunner
11 33 (5.63%) JUnit
12 27 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 25 (4.27%) SpecFlow
14 24 (4.10%) Gatling
14 24 (4.10%) Jenkins
15 18 (3.07%) Metasploit
16 14 (2.39%) Git (software)
16 14 (2.39%) WebLOAD
17 12 (2.05%) AQtime
General
1 136 (23.21%) Finance
2 77 (13.14%) Telecoms
3 32 (5.46%) Banking
4 20 (3.41%) Automotive
5 15 (2.56%) Marketing
6 14 (2.39%) Retail
7 10 (1.71%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.37%) Back Office
8 8 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.19%) Electronics
10 6 (1.02%) Games
11 4 (0.68%) Legal
12 3 (0.51%) Publishing
13 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (19.11%) .NET
2 78 (13.31%) HTML
3 42 (7.17%) ASP.NET
4 38 (6.48%) Web Services
5 28 (4.78%) XML
6 26 (4.44%) Ajax
7 25 (4.27%) Gherkin
8 18 (3.07%) CSS
9 16 (2.73%) HTML5
10 14 (2.39%) SOAP
11 11 (1.88%) MAPI
12 10 (1.71%) LAMP
13 8 (1.37%) RESTful
14 7 (1.19%) 802.1X
14 7 (1.19%) JSON
15 5 (0.85%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.85%) Behat
16 4 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 4 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
16 4 (0.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.97%) Computer Science
2 30 (5.12%) Mobile App
3 22 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.58%) Client/Server
5 18 (3.07%) Embedded Systems
6 17 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.56%) N-Tier
8 14 (2.39%) Mainframe
9 12 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.88%) PMI
10 11 (1.88%) Statistics
11 9 (1.54%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.54%) Social Network
12 8 (1.37%) Fintech
13 7 (1.19%) iSeries
14 6 (1.02%) Cybercrime
14 6 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
15 5 (0.85%) AS400
16 4 (0.68%) Replication
16 4 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 114 (19.45%) Windows
2 78 (13.31%) Linux
3 37 (6.31%) Unix
4 28 (4.78%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.73%) Solaris
6 8 (1.37%) Android
7 7 (1.19%) AIX
8 6 (1.02%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.02%) Windows Vista
8 6 (1.02%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.85%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.51%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.34%) CentOS
11 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.17%) HPUX
12 1 (0.17%) KNOPPIX
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (26.96%) Software Testing
3 157 (26.79%) Automated Testing
4 155 (26.45%) Regression Testing
5 151 (25.77%) Test Automation
6 140 (23.89%) Scrum
7 138 (23.55%) Test Scripting
8 110 (18.77%) Manual Testing
9 99 (16.89%) Automation Testing
10 98 (16.72%) Functional Testing
11 86 (14.68%) Performance Testing
12 77 (13.14%) TDD
13 72 (12.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 71 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
14 71 (12.12%) SDLC
15 69 (11.77%) BDD
16 53 (9.04%) Non-Functional Testing
17 52 (8.87%) Integration Testing
18 50 (8.53%) OWASP
19 48 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 170 (29.01%) Java
2 152 (25.94%) SQL
3 145 (24.74%) C#
4 106 (18.09%) JavaScript
5 77 (13.14%) Perl
6 76 (12.97%) Python
7 60 (10.24%) C++
8 51 (8.70%) C
9 48 (8.19%) VB
10 43 (7.34%) Ruby
11 33 (5.63%) PHP
12 25 (4.27%) Bash Shell
13 21 (3.58%) VBScript
14 8 (1.37%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.19%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.02%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.85%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.51%) COBOL
18 3 (0.51%) JCL
18 3 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 147 (25.09%) ISEB
2 127 (21.67%) ISTQB
3 113 (19.28%) Degree
4 62 (10.58%) Security Cleared
5 45 (7.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 43 (7.34%) CEH
7 42 (7.17%) CREST Certified
8 32 (5.46%) OSCP
9 24 (4.10%) GPEN
10 23 (3.92%) GIAC
11 21 (3.58%) DV Cleared
12 16 (2.73%) CISM
12 16 (2.73%) CISSP
13 15 (2.56%) SC Cleared
14 11 (1.88%) PMI Certification
15 6 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.85%) CHECK Team Member
17 3 (0.51%) CHECK Team Leader
18 2 (0.34%) SANS
18 2 (0.34%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 300 (51.19%) QA
2 8 (1.37%) SDET
3 1 (0.17%) GPG13
3 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.88%) VMware ESX
2 11 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 41 (7.00%) Nessus
2 39 (6.66%) Nmap
3 38 (6.48%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (3.92%) OpenVAS
5 12 (2.05%) Perfmon
6 4 (0.68%) Control-M
7 2 (0.34%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.17%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 61 (10.41%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.78%) HP
3 23 (3.92%) Qualys
4 18 (3.07%) Coverity
5 14 (2.39%) Oracle
6 12 (2.05%) VMware
7 11 (1.88%) IBM
7 11 (1.88%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.88%) SAP
8 8 (1.37%) Cisco
8 8 (1.37%) Fortinet
8 8 (1.37%) Telerik
9 7 (1.19%) Juniper
9 7 (1.19%) Nokia
10 3 (0.51%) ATG
10 3 (0.51%) CA
10 3 (0.51%) Google
10 3 (0.51%) hybris
10 3 (0.51%) Pega
11 2 (0.34%) AppDynamics
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Exciting work, excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum, Benefits Multiple benefits including health
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury
360 Resourcing
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
CGI IT UK
Posted: 8 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 (Plus Excellent Package!!)
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 (Plus Excellent Package!!)
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 (Plus Excellent Package!!)
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000- £60,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Bicester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Buckingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago