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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 235 235 246
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 181 278 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.12% 1.28% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.32% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 157 241 211
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
15632 21105 21521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.85% 97.02% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13034 17814 17136
Median salary £44,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Oxfordshire +56 50 £36,000 +24.13% 9
Berkshire +24 38 £42,500 +13.33% 17
Hampshire +8 30 £45,000 - 24
Buckinghamshire +25 22 £35,000 +7.69% 12
Surrey -31 19 £32,500 -18.75% 19
East Sussex +31 18 £26,000 -37.34% 9
Sussex - 3 £40,000 - 1
West Sussex -36 1 £55,000 +57.14% 12
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 227 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (42.17%) QA
2 194 (42.17%) Selenium
3 139 (30.22%) Java
4 133 (28.91%) Software Testing
5 129 (28.04%) Scrum
6 122 (26.52%) Automated Testing
7 115 (25.00%) ISEB
8 109 (23.70%) Windows
8 109 (23.70%) Test Automation
9 107 (23.26%) ISTQB
10 106 (23.04%) SQL
11 102 (22.17%) Finance
12 100 (21.74%) Test Scripting
13 98 (21.30%) C#
14 88 (19.13%) Manual Testing
15 82 (17.83%) Regression Testing
16 79 (17.17%) Telecoms
16 79 (17.17%) Degree
17 77 (16.74%) C++
18 75 (16.30%) Penetration Testing
19 73 (15.87%) .NET
19 73 (15.87%) Python
20 71 (15.43%) C
21 70 (15.22%) Automation Testing
21 70 (15.22%) JavaScript
22 68 (14.78%) JMeter
23 67 (14.57%) Performance Testing
24 66 (14.35%) Nessus
24 66 (14.35%) Perl

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 24 (5.22%) CMS
2 6 (1.30%) IIS
3 5 (1.09%) Confluence
4 4 (0.87%) Apache
5 3 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.43%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.43%) JBoss
6 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (4.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (1.52%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.17%) SaaS
2 3 (0.65%) GitHub
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.61%) TCP/IP
2 31 (6.74%) Internet
3 22 (4.78%) Firewall
4 18 (3.91%) SMTP
5 16 (3.48%) DNS
6 15 (3.26%) Broadband
6 15 (3.26%) LTE
7 8 (1.74%) HTTP
7 8 (1.74%) Wireless
8 6 (1.30%) VoIP
9 2 (0.43%) IMAP
9 2 (0.43%) NAS
9 2 (0.43%) SAN
9 2 (0.43%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.65%) MySQL
3 7 (1.52%) SAP BW
4 5 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 194 (42.17%) Selenium
2 68 (14.78%) JMeter
3 45 (9.78%) JIRA
4 44 (9.57%) Cucumber
4 44 (9.57%) WebDriver
5 37 (8.04%) Visual Studio
6 31 (6.74%) LoadRunner
6 31 (6.74%) SoapUI
7 27 (5.87%) Metasploit
8 25 (5.43%) HP UFT
9 24 (5.22%) TestNG
10 23 (5.00%) JUnit
11 22 (4.78%) SpecFlow
12 21 (4.57%) Jenkins
13 20 (4.35%) Gatling
13 20 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (3.70%) Eclipse
14 17 (3.70%) NUnit
15 16 (3.48%) Mockito
16 15 (3.26%) Ranorex
General
1 102 (22.17%) Finance
2 79 (17.17%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.00%) Banking
4 17 (3.70%) Retail
5 10 (2.17%) Marketing
6 8 (1.74%) Games
7 7 (1.52%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.30%) Automotive
9 5 (1.09%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.87%) Electronics
11 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Back Office
12 2 (0.43%) Legal
12 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (15.87%) .NET
2 66 (14.35%) HTML
3 34 (7.39%) ASP.NET
4 33 (7.17%) Gherkin
5 23 (5.00%) Ajax
6 16 (3.48%) Web Services
7 15 (3.26%) XML
8 12 (2.61%) SOAP
9 11 (2.39%) HTML5
10 8 (1.74%) REST
11 7 (1.52%) CGI
11 7 (1.52%) CSS
12 5 (1.09%) Flash
12 5 (1.09%) Node.js
13 4 (0.87%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.87%) jQuery
13 4 (0.87%) React
13 4 (0.87%) RESTful
14 3 (0.65%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.65%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.61%) Computer Science
2 31 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
5 20 (4.35%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.61%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (2.39%) User Experience
8 10 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 10 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.96%) N-Tier
9 9 (1.96%) Social Network
10 7 (1.52%) Smart Meter
11 6 (1.30%) Fintech
12 5 (1.09%) Online Games
13 3 (0.65%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.43%) Cybercrime
14 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.43%) Data Integration
14 2 (0.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 109 (23.70%) Windows
2 57 (12.39%) Linux
3 16 (3.48%) VxWorks
4 11 (2.39%) Unix
5 10 (2.17%) Kali Linux
6 9 (1.96%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.09%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.09%) Windows Vista
7 5 (1.09%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.87%) Android
8 4 (0.87%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) KNOPPIX
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (28.91%) Software Testing
3 129 (28.04%) Scrum
4 122 (26.52%) Automated Testing
5 109 (23.70%) Test Automation
6 100 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 88 (19.13%) Manual Testing
8 82 (17.83%) Regression Testing
9 75 (16.30%) Penetration Testing
10 70 (15.22%) Automation Testing
11 67 (14.57%) Performance Testing
12 64 (13.91%) Functional Testing
13 54 (11.74%) TDD
14 53 (11.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 46 (10.00%) Open Source
16 45 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
17 44 (9.57%) Cybersecurity
18 39 (8.48%) BDD
19 38 (8.26%) SDLC
19 38 (8.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 139 (30.22%) Java
2 106 (23.04%) SQL
3 98 (21.30%) C#
4 77 (16.74%) C++
5 73 (15.87%) Python
6 71 (15.43%) C
7 70 (15.22%) JavaScript
8 66 (14.35%) Perl
9 33 (7.17%) Bash Shell
10 31 (6.74%) Ruby
10 31 (6.74%) VB
11 15 (3.26%) PHP
12 13 (2.83%) T-SQL
12 13 (2.83%) VBScript
13 5 (1.09%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.43%) Groovy
15 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 115 (25.00%) ISEB
2 107 (23.26%) ISTQB
3 79 (17.17%) Degree
4 64 (13.91%) Security Cleared
5 55 (11.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 40 (8.70%) OSCP
7 39 (8.48%) CEH
8 38 (8.26%) GPEN
9 31 (6.74%) DV Cleared
10 30 (6.52%) GIAC
11 27 (5.87%) CREST Certified
12 14 (3.04%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.87%) CHECK Team Leader
13 4 (0.87%) CHECK Team Member
13 4 (0.87%) SANS
13 4 (0.87%) Tigerscheme
14 3 (0.65%) CISM
14 3 (0.65%) CISSP
15 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (42.17%) QA
2 4 (0.87%) SDET
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.43%) VMware ESX
1 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 66 (14.35%) Nessus
2 65 (14.13%) Nmap
3 40 (8.70%) OpenVAS
4 19 (4.13%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.09%) Perfmon
6 3 (0.65%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.22%) Core Impact
7 1 (0.22%) Grafana
7 1 (0.22%) Graphite
Vendors
1 57 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.70%) Qualys
3 23 (5.00%) Coverity
4 20 (4.35%) SAP
5 18 (3.91%) Oracle
6 6 (1.30%) IBM
6 6 (1.30%) Telerik
7 4 (0.87%) HP
7 4 (0.87%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.65%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.65%) Riverbed
8 3 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.65%) SOASTA, Inc
8 3 (0.65%) VMware
9 2 (0.43%) Google
9 2 (0.43%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.43%) T-Plan
10 1 (0.22%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.22%) Sage
10 1 (0.22%) Splunk
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-40k
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Farnborough
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
Salary: From £28,000 to £55,000 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Prospectus
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 26 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 26 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 26 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Accenture
Posted: 16 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Crowborough, Sussex
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Liphook, Hampshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Broadstairs, Kent
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Crowthorne, Berkshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago