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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 237 214 204
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 231 283 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.09% 1.20% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.27% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 206 237 250
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +22.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
20191 22325 21425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.95% 94.83% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16176 17922 17686
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +1 73 £42,500 -8.10% 4
Berkshire -1 55 £50,000 +35.13% 7
Hampshire -20 30 £35,000 +3.70% 8
Buckinghamshire +1 20 £32,500 +4.00% 2
West Sussex +13 18 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Kent +17 13 £29,250 -2.50% 1
East Sussex -1 13 £52,500 +84.21%
Oxfordshire +5 11 £22,500 -30.76% 3
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 249 (49.70%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (40.92%) Selenium
3 188 (37.52%) QA
4 166 (33.13%) Java
5 137 (27.35%) SQL
6 131 (26.15%) Test Automation
7 128 (25.55%) Automated Testing
8 125 (24.95%) ISEB
9 118 (23.55%) Test Scripting
10 111 (22.16%) ISTQB
11 105 (20.96%) Software Testing
12 101 (20.16%) Finance
13 96 (19.16%) C#
14 94 (18.76%) WebDriver
15 90 (17.96%) Degree
16 89 (17.76%) Automation Testing
17 88 (17.56%) User Acceptance Testing
18 80 (15.97%) QuickTest Pro
19 79 (15.77%) Windows
20 76 (15.17%) Manual Testing
21 71 (14.17%) JavaScript
22 70 (13.97%) HTML
23 68 (13.57%) Scrum
24 62 (12.38%) HP Quality Center
25 61 (12.18%) Performance Testing
26 60 (11.98%) Microsoft
26 60 (11.98%) TDD
27 58 (11.58%) Regression Testing
28 57 (11.38%) .NET
28 57 (11.38%) Waterfall

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 13 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
2 8 (1.60%) Drupal
3 7 (1.40%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.80%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.60%) CMS
5 3 (0.60%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.20%) Node.js
6 1 (0.20%) Confluence
6 1 (0.20%) SAS
6 1 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (4.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.00%) MS Office
3 5 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Mingle
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.20%) SaaS
2 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.20%) Sage Pay
3 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.99%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.20%) Internet
3 7 (1.40%) HTTP
4 5 (1.00%) Firewall
5 4 (0.80%) DNS
5 4 (0.80%) VoIP
5 4 (0.80%) GPRS
5 4 (0.80%) GSM
6 2 (0.40%) MPLS
6 2 (0.40%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.40%) SSL
6 2 (0.40%) SDH
6 2 (0.40%) SSH
7 1 (0.20%) MVNO
7 1 (0.20%) LTE
7 1 (0.20%) 4G
7 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.20%) WAN
7 1 (0.20%) SNMP
7 1 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.79%) MySQL
3 14 (2.79%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.60%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.60%) MS Access
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 205 (40.92%) Selenium
2 94 (18.76%) WebDriver
3 80 (15.97%) QuickTest Pro
4 39 (7.78%) JIRA
5 35 (6.99%) JMeter
6 31 (6.19%) LoadRunner
7 27 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (4.99%) Eclipse
9 24 (4.79%) SoapUI
10 23 (4.59%) WatiN
10 23 (4.59%) FitNesse
11 19 (3.79%) Jenkins
12 18 (3.59%) TestDirector
13 15 (2.99%) Visual Studio
14 13 (2.59%) Cucumber
14 13 (2.59%) NUnit
15 9 (1.80%) SpecFlow
15 9 (1.80%) TestComplete
15 9 (1.80%) Subversion
16 8 (1.60%) InstallShield
General
1 101 (20.16%) Finance
2 21 (4.19%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.39%) Banking
4 15 (2.99%) Retail
5 6 (1.20%) Marketing
6 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.80%) Automotive
7 4 (0.80%) Games
8 3 (0.60%) Advertising
8 3 (0.60%) Billing
9 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.40%) Front Office
9 2 (0.40%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (13.97%) HTML
2 57 (11.38%) .NET
3 46 (9.18%) CSS
4 42 (8.38%) Web Services
5 40 (7.98%) XML
6 20 (3.99%) ASP.NET
6 20 (3.99%) jQuery
7 17 (3.39%) Gherkin
8 15 (2.99%) LAMP
9 14 (2.79%) Ajax
10 11 (2.20%) HTML5
11 10 (2.00%) SOAP
12 8 (1.60%) WinForms
13 6 (1.20%) WCF
14 5 (1.00%) CSS3
15 4 (0.80%) REST
15 4 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
15 4 (0.80%) AngularJS
16 3 (0.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 3 (0.60%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (8.98%) Computer Science
3 24 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (3.99%) Open Source
5 19 (3.79%) Mathematics
5 19 (3.79%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.60%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.40%) Replication
9 6 (1.20%) User Experience
10 4 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.80%) Social Media
10 4 (0.80%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.60%) Statistics
11 3 (0.60%) Clustering
12 2 (0.40%) iDTV
12 2 (0.40%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.40%) Handset
12 2 (0.40%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 79 (15.77%) Windows
2 42 (8.38%) Linux
3 22 (4.39%) UNIX
4 10 (2.00%) Windows XP
4 10 (2.00%) Solaris
5 7 (1.40%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.00%) Android
6 5 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (49.70%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (26.15%) Test Automation
3 128 (25.55%) Automated Testing
4 118 (23.55%) Test Scripting
5 105 (20.96%) Software Testing
6 89 (17.76%) Automation Testing
7 88 (17.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 76 (15.17%) Manual Testing
9 68 (13.57%) Scrum
10 61 (12.18%) Performance Testing
11 60 (11.98%) TDD
12 58 (11.58%) Regression Testing
13 57 (11.38%) Waterfall
14 42 (8.38%) Integration Testing
14 42 (8.38%) Test Management
15 38 (7.58%) E-Commerce
16 37 (7.39%) Software Engineering
17 36 (7.19%) System Testing
18 31 (6.19%) Test Strategy
18 31 (6.19%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 166 (33.13%) Java
2 137 (27.35%) SQL
3 96 (19.16%) C#
4 71 (14.17%) JavaScript
5 31 (6.19%) PHP
6 28 (5.59%) Python
7 20 (3.99%) Perl
7 20 (3.99%) C
7 20 (3.99%) C++
8 18 (3.59%) Ruby
9 17 (3.39%) VB
10 10 (2.00%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.80%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.80%) VBScript
11 9 (1.80%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.00%) VB6
12 5 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.40%) VC++
13 2 (0.40%) XPath
13 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 125 (24.95%) ISEB
2 111 (22.16%) ISTQB
3 90 (17.96%) Degree
4 33 (6.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (5.39%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.40%) OSCP
7 11 (2.20%) OSCE
8 9 (1.80%) CISSP
9 7 (1.40%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.60%) CEH
10 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.20%) GPEN
12 1 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (37.52%) QA
2 7 (1.40%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.80%) vSphere
3 7 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 62 (12.38%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.00%) Netcool
3 3 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) Puppet
4 1 (0.20%) Nessus
4 1 (0.20%) Nmap
Vendors
1 60 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.38%) Oracle
3 22 (4.39%) HP
4 12 (2.40%) VMware
5 10 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.20%) Citrix
7 4 (0.80%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.60%) AppSense
8 3 (0.60%) SAP
8 3 (0.60%) Veritas
8 3 (0.60%) McAfee
9 2 (0.40%) Remedy
9 2 (0.40%) Infovista
9 2 (0.40%) CA
9 2 (0.40%) Cramer
10 1 (0.20%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.20%) Elavon
10 1 (0.20%) Ingenico
10 1 (0.20%) VocaLink
10 1 (0.20%) TSYS
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and benefits and Training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonuses + 25 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Petersfield
Computer Futures
Salary: 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent high level package
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + training, progression, 10% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + bonus + pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
EXCELerate
Salary: circa £60k plus corporate benefits and bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
IBS Consulting
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
West Sussex
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Basingstoke
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £119.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago