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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 204 217 202
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 281 220 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.39% 1.06% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.12% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 245 168 231
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £50,000 £48,000
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
19277 19662 19473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.18% 94.63% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15741 15577 16420
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 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +47 118 £42,500 -10.52% 11
Berkshire +30 78 £45,000 +23.28% 16
Hampshire -35 43 £32,500 +18.18% 6
East Sussex -16 13 £38,500 +13.23% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 10 £32,500 +5.69% 6
Kent +15 8 £26,500 +31.18% 2
West Sussex -8 5 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Oxfordshire -13 4 £28,000 -12.50% 2
Sussex - 2 £45,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 246 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (40.73%) Selenium
3 195 (37.28%) QA
4 164 (31.36%) ISEB
5 144 (27.53%) SQL
6 140 (26.77%) Test Automation
7 131 (25.05%) Java
8 128 (24.47%) Automated Testing
9 125 (23.90%) ISTQB
10 114 (21.80%) Software Testing
11 110 (21.03%) Test Scripting
12 104 (19.89%) C#
13 95 (18.16%) WebDriver
14 93 (17.78%) Degree
14 93 (17.78%) Windows
15 90 (17.21%) Finance
16 89 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
17 87 (16.63%) Automation Testing
18 82 (15.68%) Manual Testing
18 82 (15.68%) User Acceptance Testing
18 82 (15.68%) Microsoft
19 69 (13.19%) HP Quality Center
20 65 (12.43%) HTML
21 62 (11.85%) JavaScript
22 58 (11.09%) Scrum
23 57 (10.90%) .NET
24 56 (10.71%) Performance Testing
25 55 (10.52%) Regression Testing
26 49 (9.37%) JIRA
26 49 (9.37%) Waterfall

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 17 (3.25%) Drupal
2 12 (2.29%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (1.34%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.76%) ColdFusion
5 3 (0.57%) CMS
6 1 (0.19%) Confluence
6 1 (0.19%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.49%) MS Office
3 5 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) MS Project
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.02%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.49%) Internet
3 7 (1.34%) VoIP
4 6 (1.15%) HTTP
5 3 (0.57%) 4G
5 3 (0.57%) LTE
5 3 (0.57%) MVNO
5 3 (0.57%) Firewall
6 2 (0.38%) SSL
6 2 (0.38%) DNS
6 2 (0.38%) Network Security
7 1 (0.19%) VPN
7 1 (0.19%) SNMP
7 1 (0.19%) WAN
7 1 (0.19%) ATM
7 1 (0.19%) LAN
7 1 (0.19%) SSH
7 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.16%) MySQL
3 6 (1.15%) Data Mining
3 6 (1.15%) MS Access
4 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 213 (40.73%) Selenium
2 95 (18.16%) WebDriver
3 89 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
4 49 (9.37%) JIRA
5 28 (5.35%) JMeter
6 26 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (4.40%) Eclipse
8 22 (4.21%) FitNesse
8 22 (4.21%) WatiN
9 21 (4.02%) Cucumber
10 19 (3.63%) SoapUI
11 18 (3.44%) LoadRunner
12 15 (2.87%) SpecFlow
13 14 (2.68%) TestDirector
14 13 (2.49%) Jenkins
15 12 (2.29%) Visual Studio
16 11 (2.10%) InstallShield
16 11 (2.10%) NUnit
17 10 (1.91%) Git (software)
18 9 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 90 (17.21%) Finance
2 19 (3.63%) Banking
3 16 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.87%) Retail
5 10 (1.91%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.96%) Games
8 4 (0.76%) Billing
9 3 (0.57%) Advertising
9 3 (0.57%) Automotive
9 3 (0.57%) Marketing
10 2 (0.38%) Local Government
10 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (12.43%) HTML
2 57 (10.90%) .NET
3 46 (8.80%) XML
4 42 (8.03%) CSS
5 35 (6.69%) Web Services
6 25 (4.78%) Gherkin
7 23 (4.40%) jQuery
8 21 (4.02%) LAMP
9 16 (3.06%) SOAP
10 15 (2.87%) ASP.NET
11 14 (2.68%) J2EE
12 11 (2.10%) Ajax
13 10 (1.91%) HTML5
14 9 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (1.53%) WinForms
16 6 (1.15%) .NET Framework
17 5 (0.96%) CSS3
17 5 (0.96%) JSP
18 4 (0.76%) Spring
18 4 (0.76%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.60%) Computer Science
2 42 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.35%) Mathematics
4 26 (4.97%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (3.63%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.87%) Open Source
7 13 (2.49%) Client/Server
7 13 (2.49%) Life Science
8 12 (2.29%) N-Tier
9 9 (1.72%) SWIFT
10 8 (1.53%) Chemistry
10 8 (1.53%) Biology
11 6 (1.15%) Biotechnology
11 6 (1.15%) Replication
11 6 (1.15%) Clustering
12 5 (0.96%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.96%) Statistics
13 4 (0.76%) AS400
13 4 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 93 (17.78%) Windows
2 40 (7.65%) Linux
3 23 (4.40%) UNIX
4 19 (3.63%) Solaris
5 12 (2.29%) Windows XP
6 10 (1.91%) Mac OS X
7 7 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.15%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.96%) Android
10 3 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (26.77%) Test Automation
3 128 (24.47%) Automated Testing
4 114 (21.80%) Software Testing
5 110 (21.03%) Test Scripting
6 87 (16.63%) Automation Testing
7 82 (15.68%) Manual Testing
7 82 (15.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 58 (11.09%) Scrum
9 56 (10.71%) Performance Testing
10 55 (10.52%) Regression Testing
11 49 (9.37%) Waterfall
12 48 (9.18%) Test Management
13 40 (7.65%) E-Commerce
14 38 (7.27%) TDD
15 36 (6.88%) Test Strategy
15 36 (6.88%) System Testing
16 33 (6.31%) Software Engineering
17 32 (6.12%) BDD
18 26 (4.97%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 144 (27.53%) SQL
2 131 (25.05%) Java
3 104 (19.89%) C#
4 62 (11.85%) JavaScript
5 33 (6.31%) PHP
6 27 (5.16%) Python
7 21 (4.02%) C++
8 18 (3.44%) Perl
9 16 (3.06%) Ruby
10 14 (2.68%) C
11 12 (2.29%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.10%) VB
13 7 (1.34%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.15%) VBScript
14 6 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.96%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.76%) VB6
17 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.38%) VC++
19 1 (0.19%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 164 (31.36%) ISEB
2 125 (23.90%) ISTQB
3 93 (17.78%) Degree
4 37 (7.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 32 (6.12%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.68%) VCP4
7 10 (1.91%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.34%) OSCP
9 6 (1.15%) PhD
10 5 (0.96%) OSCE
11 3 (0.57%) CISSP
11 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.57%) CEH
12 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (37.28%) QA
2 7 (1.34%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.15%) GLP
4 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) GAMP
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (1.72%) vSphere
1 9 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 69 (13.19%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.15%) Netcool
2 6 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.19%) Puppet
3 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 82 (15.68%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.35%) Oracle
3 15 (2.87%) VMware
3 15 (2.87%) HP
4 12 (2.29%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.72%) Citrix
6 6 (1.15%) McAfee
6 6 (1.15%) Veritas
7 4 (0.76%) TOWER Software
8 3 (0.57%) AppSense
9 2 (0.38%) SAP
9 2 (0.38%) CA
9 2 (0.38%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.19%) VocaLink
10 1 (0.19%) TSYS
10 1 (0.19%) VeriFone
10 1 (0.19%) Sage
10 1 (0.19%) Remedy
10 1 (0.19%) Telerik
10 1 (0.19%) Wincor Nixdorf
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