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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 194 272 211
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 302 200 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.63% 0.96% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.99% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 248 178 264
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £24,200 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
17907 20200 22149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.81% 97.10% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15174 16297 17929
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Berkshire +50 84 £45,000 -10.00% 11
Surrey +19 74 £35,500 -16.47% 9
Hampshire +35 38 £35,000 -3.44% 6
West Sussex +1 26 £40,000 -20.00%
East Sussex +31 25 £35,000 -33.33% 5
Buckinghamshire +30 24 £35,000 +5.26% 5
Oxfordshire +2 23 £30,000 +29.03% 4
Kent -1 10 £45,000 +50.00%
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 266 (50.38%) QA
2 222 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (41.10%) Selenium
4 139 (26.33%) Software Testing
5 135 (25.57%) Java
6 131 (24.81%) SQL
6 131 (24.81%) Automated Testing
7 118 (22.35%) Test Automation
8 117 (22.16%) Test Scripting
9 116 (21.97%) ISEB
10 115 (21.78%) Finance
11 113 (21.40%) C#
12 110 (20.83%) Windows
13 104 (19.70%) Manual Testing
14 103 (19.51%) Regression Testing
15 102 (19.32%) ISTQB
16 95 (17.99%) .NET
17 93 (17.61%) Automation Testing
18 90 (17.05%) Functional Testing
19 86 (16.29%) Scrum
20 85 (16.10%) Degree
21 74 (14.02%) WebDriver
22 69 (13.07%) Linux
23 68 (12.88%) JavaScript
24 67 (12.69%) SDLC
24 67 (12.69%) User Acceptance Testing
25 66 (12.50%) Python
25 66 (12.50%) Microsoft
26 62 (11.74%) Telecoms
27 60 (11.36%) Penetration Testing

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 16 (3.03%) IIS
2 13 (2.46%) CMS
3 7 (1.33%) ColdFusion
4 4 (0.76%) Drupal
5 3 (0.57%) CICS
6 2 (0.38%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.19%) Confluence
7 1 (0.19%) Node.js
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.38%) BASE24
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.38%) Sage Pay
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.49%) Internet
2 24 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 20 (3.79%) Firewall
4 14 (2.65%) VoIP
5 12 (2.27%) Wireshark
6 11 (2.08%) DNS
6 11 (2.08%) SAN
7 10 (1.89%) IMAP
7 10 (1.89%) NAS
7 10 (1.89%) SMTP
7 10 (1.89%) Wireless
8 7 (1.33%) HTTP
9 2 (0.38%) ATM
10 1 (0.19%) 3GPP
10 1 (0.19%) GSM
10 1 (0.19%) LAN
10 1 (0.19%) SCCP
10 1 (0.19%) UMTS
10 1 (0.19%) VPN
10 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.20%) MySQL
3 12 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.95%) MS Access
6 5 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.57%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.57%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.19%) Big Data
10 1 (0.19%) Informix
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 217 (41.10%) Selenium
2 74 (14.02%) WebDriver
3 59 (11.17%) JIRA
4 43 (8.14%) HP UFT
4 43 (8.14%) JMeter
5 40 (7.58%) SoapUI
6 38 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (7.01%) NUnit
8 28 (5.30%) Visual Studio
9 27 (5.11%) Cucumber
9 27 (5.11%) TestNG
10 22 (4.17%) JUnit
11 21 (3.98%) LoadRunner
12 16 (3.03%) Jenkins
13 15 (2.84%) SpecFlow
13 15 (2.84%) WebLOAD
14 11 (2.08%) AQtime
14 11 (2.08%) Metasploit
14 11 (2.08%) Selenium IDE
15 10 (1.89%) NeoLoad
General
1 115 (21.78%) Finance
2 62 (11.74%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.11%) Banking
4 16 (3.03%) Marketing
5 15 (2.84%) Automotive
6 10 (1.89%) Retail
7 7 (1.33%) Back Office
7 7 (1.33%) Electronics
7 7 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.95%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.76%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.57%) Advertising
10 3 (0.57%) Publishing
11 2 (0.38%) Games
11 2 (0.38%) Legal
11 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (17.99%) .NET
2 47 (8.90%) HTML
3 37 (7.01%) Web Services
4 28 (5.30%) ASP.NET
5 19 (3.60%) XML
6 16 (3.03%) CSS
7 15 (2.84%) Ajax
8 13 (2.46%) SOAP
9 11 (2.08%) Gherkin
9 11 (2.08%) HTML5
10 10 (1.89%) MAPI
11 7 (1.33%) 802.1X
11 7 (1.33%) JSON
11 7 (1.33%) LAMP
12 6 (1.14%) RESTful
13 5 (0.95%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (0.76%) Behat
14 4 (0.76%) DOM
14 4 (0.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.73%) Computer Science
1 25 (4.73%) Mobile App
2 24 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.22%) Embedded Systems
3 17 (3.22%) Mainframe
4 14 (2.65%) Client/Server
4 14 (2.65%) iSeries
4 14 (2.65%) Statistics
5 11 (2.08%) N-Tier
5 11 (2.08%) PMI
6 9 (1.70%) AS400
7 7 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.14%) Cybercrime
8 6 (1.14%) Fintech
8 6 (1.14%) User Experience
9 4 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.76%) Replication
10 3 (0.57%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.57%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.57%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 110 (20.83%) Windows
2 69 (13.07%) Linux
3 33 (6.25%) Unix
3 33 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.03%) Solaris
5 12 (2.27%) Android
6 10 (1.89%) AIX
7 8 (1.52%) Windows 8
7 8 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.52%) Windows Vista
7 8 (1.52%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.95%) CentOS
9 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.57%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.19%) HPUX
12 1 (0.19%) KNOPPIX
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (26.33%) Software Testing
3 131 (24.81%) Automated Testing
4 118 (22.35%) Test Automation
5 117 (22.16%) Test Scripting
6 104 (19.70%) Manual Testing
7 103 (19.51%) Regression Testing
8 93 (17.61%) Automation Testing
9 90 (17.05%) Functional Testing
10 86 (16.29%) Scrum
11 67 (12.69%) SDLC
11 67 (12.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 60 (11.36%) Penetration Testing
13 59 (11.17%) Performance Testing
14 58 (10.98%) TDD
15 54 (10.23%) BDD
16 53 (10.04%) Integration Testing
17 45 (8.52%) Non-Functional Testing
18 42 (7.95%) System Testing
19 40 (7.58%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 135 (25.57%) Java
2 131 (24.81%) SQL
3 113 (21.40%) C#
4 68 (12.88%) JavaScript
5 66 (12.50%) Python
6 56 (10.61%) Perl
7 41 (7.77%) C++
8 36 (6.82%) C
9 28 (5.30%) PHP
10 27 (5.11%) Ruby
11 26 (4.92%) VB
12 20 (3.79%) Bash Shell
13 12 (2.27%) VBScript
14 7 (1.33%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.14%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.95%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.57%) COBOL
17 3 (0.57%) JCL
17 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 116 (21.97%) ISEB
2 102 (19.32%) ISTQB
3 85 (16.10%) Degree
4 44 (8.33%) CREST Certified
5 41 (7.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 40 (7.58%) Security Cleared
7 31 (5.87%) CEH
8 23 (4.36%) OSCP
9 17 (3.22%) GIAC
10 16 (3.03%) DV Cleared
11 13 (2.46%) CISSP
12 12 (2.27%) CISM
13 11 (2.08%) PMI Certification
14 10 (1.89%) CHECK Team Member
15 8 (1.52%) CHECK Team Leader
16 6 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (1.14%) GPEN
16 6 (1.14%) SC Cleared
16 6 (1.14%) Tigerscheme
17 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (50.38%) QA
2 7 (1.33%) SDET
3 1 (0.19%) GPG13
System Software
1 11 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.89%) VMware ESX
2 10 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (7.01%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (5.68%) Nessus
3 27 (5.11%) Nmap
4 19 (3.60%) OpenVAS
5 11 (2.08%) Perfmon
6 4 (0.76%) CA Wily
6 4 (0.76%) Control-M
7 1 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 66 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.63%) HP
3 19 (3.60%) Coverity
3 19 (3.60%) Qualys
4 15 (2.84%) IBM
5 13 (2.46%) SAP
6 10 (1.89%) Oracle
6 10 (1.89%) VMware
7 9 (1.70%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.52%) Cisco
8 8 (1.52%) Fortinet
9 7 (1.33%) Juniper
9 7 (1.33%) Nokia
10 5 (0.95%) CA
11 4 (0.76%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.76%) Dynatrace
12 3 (0.57%) ATG
12 3 (0.57%) hybris
12 3 (0.57%) Pega
13 2 (0.38%) Telerik
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum Up to £35K
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Warrington or Weybridge
Environment Agency
Salary: £42,915 - £53,995
Posted: 3 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Madgex
Posted: 9 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Game Retail Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
TDA Group
Posted: 13 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Game Retail Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago