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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 212 208 205
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 259 233 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.25% 1.16% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.22% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 229 162 267
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,600 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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
19836 19086 21216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.60% 94.67% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 16177 15276 18448
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,000 £62,500
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +44 109 £37,500 +19.04% 9
Berkshire +30 82 £37,500 +11.11% 14
Hampshire -35 38 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Buckinghamshire -4 11 £33,250 +3.90% 6
East Sussex -8 7 £35,000 +12.00% 2
West Sussex -9 6 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Kent -10 3 £22,500 -25.00% 2
Oxfordshire -28 1 £22,500 -35.71% 4
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 226 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (39.19%) Selenium
3 187 (34.57%) QA
4 184 (34.01%) ISEB
5 169 (31.24%) SQL
6 131 (24.21%) Test Automation
7 129 (23.84%) Automated Testing
8 123 (22.74%) Software Testing
9 121 (22.37%) Java
10 117 (21.63%) Degree
11 116 (21.44%) ISTQB
11 116 (21.44%) Test Scripting
12 108 (19.96%) C#
13 103 (19.04%) Windows
14 100 (18.48%) Finance
15 96 (17.74%) Manual Testing
16 95 (17.56%) QuickTest Pro
17 94 (17.38%) Microsoft
18 89 (16.45%) WebDriver
19 82 (15.16%) Automation Testing
20 71 (13.12%) User Acceptance Testing
21 69 (12.75%) HP Quality Center
22 65 (12.01%) .NET
23 63 (11.65%) Linux
24 58 (10.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 57 (10.54%) XML
26 56 (10.35%) HTML
26 56 (10.35%) Performance Testing
27 55 (10.17%) Test Management
27 55 (10.17%) JavaScript

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 18 (3.33%) Drupal
2 9 (1.66%) CMS
2 9 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (1.29%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.55%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.37%) IIS
7 1 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.22%) MS Office
3 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
1 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.22%) SaaS
2 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 17 (3.14%) Internet
3 7 (1.29%) HTTP
3 7 (1.29%) VoIP
4 4 (0.74%) SSL
4 4 (0.74%) LTE
4 4 (0.74%) 4G
4 4 (0.74%) MVNO
5 3 (0.55%) DNS
5 3 (0.55%) Firewall
6 2 (0.37%) Wireless
6 2 (0.37%) IMAP
6 2 (0.37%) Network Security
6 2 (0.37%) SMTP
6 2 (0.37%) SNMP
7 1 (0.18%) VPN
7 1 (0.18%) DHCP
7 1 (0.18%) WAN
7 1 (0.18%) POP3
7 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.58%) MySQL
1 41 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.11%) MS Access
2 6 (1.11%) Data Mining
3 5 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.55%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.55%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.18%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 212 (39.19%) Selenium
2 95 (17.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 89 (16.45%) WebDriver
4 55 (10.17%) JIRA
5 44 (8.13%) JMeter
6 32 (5.91%) Cucumber
7 23 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (4.07%) Git (software)
9 21 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 20 (3.70%) LoadRunner
10 20 (3.70%) SpecFlow
11 17 (3.14%) SoapUI
12 15 (2.77%) Eclipse
13 13 (2.40%) TestDirector
13 13 (2.40%) WatiN
14 12 (2.22%) FitNesse
15 11 (2.03%) Visual Studio
15 11 (2.03%) InstallShield
15 11 (2.03%) Ant
16 10 (1.85%) NUnit
General
1 100 (18.48%) Finance
2 23 (4.25%) Telecoms
3 22 (4.07%) Retail
4 20 (3.70%) Banking
5 13 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.11%) Billing
8 4 (0.74%) Marketing
8 4 (0.74%) Games
9 3 (0.55%) Automotive
10 2 (0.37%) Advertising
10 2 (0.37%) Back Office
10 2 (0.37%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (12.01%) .NET
2 57 (10.54%) XML
3 56 (10.35%) HTML
4 46 (8.50%) Web Services
5 30 (5.55%) CSS
6 29 (5.36%) J2EE
7 24 (4.44%) Gherkin
8 21 (3.88%) jQuery
8 21 (3.88%) LAMP
9 19 (3.51%) SOAP
10 15 (2.77%) ASP.NET
11 12 (2.22%) JSP
11 12 (2.22%) Ajax
11 12 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (1.66%) HTML5
13 8 (1.48%) WinForms
14 7 (1.29%) .NET Framework
15 6 (1.11%) Spring
15 6 (1.11%) Hibernate
15 6 (1.11%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.13%) Computer Science
2 39 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (6.84%) Mathematics
4 31 (5.73%) Life Science
5 24 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (3.33%) Chemistry
6 18 (3.33%) Biology
7 14 (2.59%) Open Source
8 12 (2.22%) SWIFT
8 12 (2.22%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.03%) Visualisation
10 10 (1.85%) Biotechnology
11 9 (1.66%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.48%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.48%) Statistics
13 7 (1.29%) Physics
13 7 (1.29%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.29%) User Experience
14 6 (1.11%) Clustering
14 6 (1.11%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 103 (19.04%) Windows
2 63 (11.65%) Linux
3 37 (6.84%) UNIX
4 31 (5.73%) Solaris
5 22 (4.07%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.66%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.11%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.11%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.92%) Android
9 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.37%) Debian
11 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.37%) AIX
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.37%) CentOS
11 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (24.21%) Test Automation
3 129 (23.84%) Automated Testing
4 123 (22.74%) Software Testing
5 116 (21.44%) Test Scripting
6 96 (17.74%) Manual Testing
7 82 (15.16%) Automation Testing
8 71 (13.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 56 (10.35%) Performance Testing
10 55 (10.17%) Test Management
11 54 (9.98%) Regression Testing
12 41 (7.58%) E-Commerce
12 41 (7.58%) System Testing
13 39 (7.21%) Scrum
14 38 (7.02%) Software Engineering
14 38 (7.02%) Waterfall
15 37 (6.84%) Test Strategy
16 31 (5.73%) BDD
17 29 (5.36%) TDD
18 25 (4.62%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 169 (31.24%) SQL
2 121 (22.37%) Java
3 108 (19.96%) C#
4 55 (10.17%) JavaScript
5 28 (5.18%) PHP
5 28 (5.18%) Ruby
6 27 (4.99%) Perl
7 26 (4.81%) PL/SQL
8 25 (4.62%) Python
9 18 (3.33%) Shell Script
10 17 (3.14%) C++
11 14 (2.59%) C
12 10 (1.85%) VBScript
13 9 (1.66%) VB
14 6 (1.11%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.74%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.55%) VB6
16 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.37%) VC++
Qualifications
1 184 (34.01%) ISEB
2 117 (21.63%) Degree
3 116 (21.44%) ISTQB
4 58 (10.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (5.55%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.40%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.03%) PhD
8 7 (1.29%) OSCP
9 5 (0.92%) OSCE
9 5 (0.92%) CISSP
10 4 (0.74%) CEH
11 3 (0.55%) MCSE
11 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (34.57%) QA
2 10 (1.85%) GLP
3 8 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.74%) GAMP
4 4 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.48%) Hyper-V
2 7 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.11%) vSphere
4 4 (0.74%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 69 (12.75%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.11%) Netcool
2 6 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.37%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) PureDisk
4 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 94 (17.38%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.65%) Oracle
3 19 (3.51%) HP
4 14 (2.59%) Red Hat
5 13 (2.40%) VMware
6 9 (1.66%) Citrix
7 6 (1.11%) Veritas
7 6 (1.11%) McAfee
8 5 (0.92%) SAP
9 4 (0.74%) TOWER Software
10 3 (0.55%) AppSense
10 3 (0.55%) Informatica
11 2 (0.37%) CA
11 2 (0.37%) LogRhythm
12 1 (0.18%) Telerik
12 1 (0.18%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.18%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.18%) Remedy
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Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + Company shares
Posted: 9 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP 30 - 45K +Benefits (neg)
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum plus bens plus bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
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Brighton, East Sussex
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Havant, Hampshire
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership, Health
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +bonus, healthcare, Pension, mobile
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Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits, Car
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northgate Public Services
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
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Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits, Car
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum circa £60k plus corporate benefits a
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Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
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