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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 200 216 199
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 278 252 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.27% 1.17% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.23% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 226 214 254
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,800 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
20681 20449 21581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.68% 94.99% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16309 16863 18474
Average salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 +4 77 £35,000 +4.47% 7
Berkshire +30 74 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Hampshire -9 41 £32,500 -27.77% 6
Buckinghamshire +19 33 £33,500 +3.07% 2
East Sussex -7 30 £35,000 +16.66% 3
West Sussex +1 10 £36,500 +21.66% 2
Kent -20 9 £31,250 -11.97% 2
Oxfordshire +3 5 £45,000 +40.62% 2
Middlesex -10 3 £38,500 -30.00%
Sussex - 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 249 (40.55%) SQL
2 245 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (34.53%) Selenium
4 202 (32.90%) ISEB
5 196 (31.92%) QA
6 188 (30.62%) Degree
7 178 (28.99%) Manual Testing
8 144 (23.45%) Software Testing
9 142 (23.13%) Automated Testing
10 137 (22.31%) Java
11 136 (22.15%) Finance
12 130 (21.17%) Microsoft
13 125 (20.36%) Test Automation
14 123 (20.03%) Test Scripting
15 118 (19.22%) QuickTest Pro
16 115 (18.73%) .NET
16 115 (18.73%) Windows
17 99 (16.12%) C#
18 96 (15.64%) ISTQB
19 94 (15.31%) Mathematics
20 87 (14.17%) Computer Science
21 86 (14.01%) SQL Server
22 80 (13.03%) Linux
23 79 (12.87%) Oracle
24 75 (12.21%) JMeter
24 75 (12.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 74 (12.05%) HP Quality Center
26 69 (11.24%) MySQL
27 67 (10.91%) PL/SQL
27 67 (10.91%) Life Science

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 14 (2.28%) IIS
2 13 (2.12%) Apache
3 11 (1.79%) Drupal
4 9 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.47%) ColdFusion
5 8 (1.30%) CMS
6 3 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.33%) Confluence
7 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.16%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 37 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.91%) MS Office
3 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.12%) SaaS
2 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.65%) Trello
4 2 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.12%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.95%) Internet
3 9 (1.47%) Firewall
4 8 (1.30%) SMTP
5 7 (1.14%) IMAP
5 7 (1.14%) HTTP
5 7 (1.14%) SAN
6 6 (0.98%) SSL
6 6 (0.98%) SNMP
6 6 (0.98%) NAS
7 4 (0.65%) Network Security
8 3 (0.49%) LTE
8 3 (0.49%) MVNO
8 3 (0.49%) 4G
8 3 (0.49%) Wireless
9 2 (0.33%) VoIP
9 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.33%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.16%) DNS
10 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (14.01%) SQL Server
2 69 (11.24%) MySQL
3 27 (4.40%) Oracle Database
4 26 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.33%) MS Access
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.16%) Big Data
10 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.16%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 212 (34.53%) Selenium
2 118 (19.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 75 (12.21%) JMeter
4 65 (10.59%) WebDriver
5 53 (8.63%) JIRA
6 38 (6.19%) LoadRunner
7 35 (5.70%) Cucumber
8 29 (4.72%) Git (software)
9 28 (4.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 26 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (3.58%) Visual Studio
12 18 (2.93%) Ant
13 16 (2.61%) WinRunner
14 14 (2.28%) SpecFlow
15 13 (2.12%) SoapUI
16 12 (1.95%) TestComplete
17 11 (1.79%) NUnit
18 9 (1.47%) TestNG
18 9 (1.47%) Rhino Mocks
18 9 (1.47%) Jenkins
General
1 136 (22.15%) Finance
2 27 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
3 21 (3.42%) Banking
4 17 (2.77%) Electronics
5 16 (2.61%) Retail
6 12 (1.95%) Marketing
7 8 (1.30%) Games
8 6 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.65%) Billing
10 3 (0.49%) Advertising
11 2 (0.33%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (18.73%) .NET
2 60 (9.77%) Web Services
3 51 (8.31%) XML
4 46 (7.49%) J2EE
5 37 (6.03%) HTML
6 22 (3.58%) ASP.NET
7 17 (2.77%) CSS
8 15 (2.44%) Gherkin
8 15 (2.44%) JSP
9 13 (2.12%) LAMP
10 12 (1.95%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.63%) SOAP
12 9 (1.47%) HTML5
12 9 (1.47%) CSS3
13 7 (1.14%) jQuery
13 7 (1.14%) WinForms
14 6 (0.98%) Hibernate
14 6 (0.98%) Ajax
14 6 (0.98%) Spring
14 6 (0.98%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 94 (15.31%) Mathematics
2 87 (14.17%) Computer Science
3 67 (10.91%) Life Science
4 49 (7.98%) Chemistry
5 46 (7.49%) Biology
6 40 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (5.37%) Open Source
8 27 (4.40%) Statistics
9 25 (4.07%) Visualisation
10 20 (3.26%) Physics
11 19 (3.09%) Client/Server
12 16 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.95%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.63%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.63%) N-Tier
14 10 (1.63%) User Experience
14 10 (1.63%) Biotechnology
15 8 (1.30%) SWIFT
16 7 (1.14%) iSeries
17 6 (0.98%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 115 (18.73%) Windows
2 80 (13.03%) Linux
3 46 (7.49%) UNIX
4 30 (4.89%) Solaris
5 29 (4.72%) Mac OS X
6 10 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.63%) Android
7 8 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.30%) AIX
7 8 (1.30%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.14%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.98%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.33%) Debian
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.33%) CentOS
12 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (28.99%) Manual Testing
3 144 (23.45%) Software Testing
4 142 (23.13%) Automated Testing
5 125 (20.36%) Test Automation
6 123 (20.03%) Test Scripting
7 67 (10.91%) Performance Testing
8 63 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (9.61%) Test Management
10 55 (8.96%) Automation Testing
10 55 (8.96%) Regression Testing
11 54 (8.79%) System Testing
12 46 (7.49%) Software Engineering
13 41 (6.68%) Test Strategy
14 37 (6.03%) E-Commerce
15 32 (5.21%) Workflow
16 31 (5.05%) BDD
17 30 (4.89%) Penetration Testing
18 29 (4.72%) Scrum
19 26 (4.23%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 249 (40.55%) SQL
2 137 (22.31%) Java
3 99 (16.12%) C#
4 67 (10.91%) PL/SQL
5 45 (7.33%) JavaScript
6 42 (6.84%) PHP
7 41 (6.68%) Python
8 33 (5.37%) C++
9 28 (4.56%) Ruby
10 24 (3.91%) VBScript
11 23 (3.75%) Shell Script
12 16 (2.61%) T-SQL
12 16 (2.61%) Perl
13 15 (2.44%) C
14 13 (2.12%) VB
15 9 (1.47%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.81%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.81%) VB6
17 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 202 (32.90%) ISEB
2 188 (30.62%) Degree
3 96 (15.64%) ISTQB
4 75 (12.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (3.58%) PhD
5 22 (3.58%) Security Cleared
6 16 (2.61%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.12%) CISSP
8 11 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.63%) CEH
10 7 (1.14%) HNC
10 7 (1.14%) HND
11 6 (0.98%) MCDBA
11 6 (0.98%) MCITP
12 5 (0.81%) OSCP
12 5 (0.81%) MCSE
13 3 (0.49%) OSCE
14 2 (0.33%) GPEN
15 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (31.92%) QA
2 16 (2.61%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.63%) GLP
4 9 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.81%) SLA
6 4 (0.65%) GAMP
7 2 (0.33%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.14%) vSphere
3 6 (0.98%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.81%) Snort
5 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.49%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.16%) KVM
6 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.16%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 74 (12.05%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.98%) NetBackup
2 6 (0.98%) Backup Exec
2 6 (0.98%) PureDisk
3 3 (0.49%) Opsview
4 2 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.16%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.16%) Puppet
5 1 (0.16%) Netcool
5 1 (0.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 130 (21.17%) Microsoft
2 79 (12.87%) Oracle
3 29 (4.72%) HP
4 15 (2.44%) VMware
5 14 (2.28%) Citrix
6 13 (2.12%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.14%) Business Objects
8 6 (0.98%) Telerik
8 6 (0.98%) LogRhythm
9 4 (0.65%) SAP
10 3 (0.49%) SunGard
10 3 (0.49%) Informatica
10 3 (0.49%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.33%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.33%) Veritas
11 2 (0.33%) Apple
12 1 (0.16%) Twitter
12 1 (0.16%) Dell
12 1 (0.16%) BMC
12 1 (0.16%) Sun
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staines
Modis International - London
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, pension, Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Godalming
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Worthing
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Company Car
Posted: 13 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Company Car
Posted: 13 days ago
Haywards Heath
Fixed Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Company car + More
Posted: 15 days ago
Leatherhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + company car + much more
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago