The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 190 220 198
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 332 244 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.45% 1.10% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.16% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 272 208 259
Average salary £36,500 £32,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.17% -14.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21686 21057 22161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.82% 94.95% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 17392 17379 18939
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +70 112 £40,000 +39.13% 2
Berkshire +31 61 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Hampshire -5 38 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Kent -4 36 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 35 £32,500 +0.77% 4
East Sussex -21 22 £37,500 +10.29% 2
Oxfordshire +4 18 £26,250 -19.23% 1
West Sussex -28 9 £32,500 +10.16%
Middlesex +4 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 235 (38.97%) SQL
2 212 (35.16%) Selenium
3 205 (34.00%) QA
4 204 (33.83%) Degree
5 183 (30.35%) ISEB
6 176 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
7 174 (28.86%) .NET
8 170 (28.19%) Software Testing
9 159 (26.37%) Test Automation
10 151 (25.04%) Finance
11 141 (23.38%) Java
12 128 (21.23%) Automated Testing
12 128 (21.23%) Test Scripting
13 123 (20.40%) Microsoft
14 122 (20.23%) Manual Testing
15 116 (19.24%) C#
16 108 (17.91%) Computer Science
16 108 (17.91%) Mathematics
17 103 (17.08%) QuickTest Pro
18 102 (16.92%) ISTQB
19 97 (16.09%) Windows
20 83 (13.76%) SQL Server
21 71 (11.77%) Test Strategy
22 65 (10.78%) Performance Testing
22 65 (10.78%) C++
23 63 (10.45%) Oracle
24 59 (9.78%) WebDriver
24 59 (9.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 58 (9.62%) MySQL
26 56 (9.29%) Linux

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 18 (2.99%) Apache
2 17 (2.82%) IIS
3 10 (1.66%) ColdFusion
4 8 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.83%) Drupal
6 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.33%) CMS
6 2 (0.33%) Confluence
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.17%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 53 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.48%) MS Office
3 4 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.16%) SaaS
3 4 (0.66%) Trello
4 3 (0.50%) GitHub
5 2 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.15%) Internet
2 15 (2.49%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.82%) Firewall
4 8 (1.33%) HTTP
5 6 (1.00%) SSL
5 6 (1.00%) SMTP
5 6 (1.00%) SAN
6 5 (0.83%) IMAP
6 5 (0.83%) NAS
6 5 (0.83%) SNMP
7 4 (0.66%) Network Security
8 3 (0.50%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.50%) Wireless
8 3 (0.50%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.33%) LAN
10 1 (0.17%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.17%) IPsec
10 1 (0.17%) VPN
10 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 58 (9.62%) MySQL
3 28 (4.64%) Oracle Database
4 26 (4.31%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.50%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.33%) Big Data
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.33%) Riak
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 212 (35.16%) Selenium
2 103 (17.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 59 (9.78%) WebDriver
4 56 (9.29%) JMeter
5 38 (6.30%) LoadRunner
6 34 (5.64%) WinRunner
7 28 (4.64%) JIRA
7 28 (4.64%) Visual Studio
8 24 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (3.81%) TestComplete
10 18 (2.99%) Cucumber
11 17 (2.82%) Ranorex
12 15 (2.49%) NUnit
13 11 (1.82%) Jenkins
14 10 (1.66%) Rhino Mocks
14 10 (1.66%) SoapUI
15 9 (1.49%) PHPUnit
15 9 (1.49%) Git (software)
15 9 (1.49%) JUnit
16 8 (1.33%) Subversion
General
1 151 (25.04%) Finance
2 17 (2.82%) Electronics
3 13 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (1.66%) Banking
5 10 (1.66%) Marketing
6 9 (1.49%) Retail
7 5 (0.83%) Games
8 2 (0.33%) Advertising
8 2 (0.33%) Publishing
8 2 (0.33%) Local Government
8 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.17%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.17%) German Language
9 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.17%) Back Office
9 1 (0.17%) Billing
9 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (28.86%) .NET
2 47 (7.79%) Web Services
3 32 (5.31%) HTML
4 29 (4.81%) ASP.NET
5 27 (4.48%) CSS
6 25 (4.15%) .NET Framework
7 22 (3.65%) XML
8 19 (3.15%) J2EE
9 10 (1.66%) HTML5
9 10 (1.66%) CSS3
10 9 (1.49%) Ajax
11 6 (1.00%) JSON
11 6 (1.00%) jQuery
12 5 (0.83%) Gherkin
12 5 (0.83%) WinForms
12 5 (0.83%) MAPI
12 5 (0.83%) JSP
13 4 (0.66%) Swing
13 4 (0.66%) LAMP
13 4 (0.66%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 108 (17.91%) Computer Science
1 108 (17.91%) Mathematics
2 46 (7.63%) Life Science
3 39 (6.47%) Chemistry
4 36 (5.97%) Open Source
5 35 (5.80%) Client/Server
6 33 (5.47%) Biology
7 21 (3.48%) Statistics
8 17 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (2.65%) Visualisation
10 15 (2.49%) Physics
11 11 (1.82%) N-Tier
12 9 (1.49%) iSeries
13 8 (1.33%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.00%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.83%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.83%) NHS
16 4 (0.66%) IBM Mainframe
16 4 (0.66%) Hedge funds
17 3 (0.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 97 (16.09%) Windows
2 56 (9.29%) Linux
3 27 (4.48%) UNIX
4 8 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.16%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.16%) Windows 8
5 7 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.16%) Mac OS X
5 7 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.16%) Windows XP
5 7 (1.16%) Solaris
6 6 (1.00%) AIX
6 6 (1.00%) Android
6 6 (1.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (28.19%) Software Testing
3 159 (26.37%) Test Automation
4 128 (21.23%) Automated Testing
4 128 (21.23%) Test Scripting
5 122 (20.23%) Manual Testing
6 71 (11.77%) Test Strategy
7 65 (10.78%) Performance Testing
8 54 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 52 (8.62%) OO
10 45 (7.46%) System Testing
11 43 (7.13%) Automation Testing
11 43 (7.13%) Regression Testing
12 39 (6.47%) Scrum
13 34 (5.64%) Software Engineering
13 34 (5.64%) BDD
14 33 (5.47%) Test Management
14 33 (5.47%) TDD
15 31 (5.14%) V-Model
16 30 (4.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 235 (38.97%) SQL
2 141 (23.38%) Java
3 116 (19.24%) C#
4 65 (10.78%) C++
5 52 (8.62%) Python
6 48 (7.96%) PL/SQL
7 42 (6.97%) JavaScript
7 42 (6.97%) PHP
8 21 (3.48%) Ruby
9 17 (2.82%) T-SQL
9 17 (2.82%) VBScript
10 16 (2.65%) VB
10 16 (2.65%) VB.NET
11 15 (2.49%) C
12 12 (1.99%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.82%) Perl
14 10 (1.66%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.16%) Delphi
16 5 (0.83%) VB6
17 4 (0.66%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 204 (33.83%) Degree
2 183 (30.35%) ISEB
3 102 (16.92%) ISTQB
4 59 (9.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (3.15%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.82%) PhD
7 13 (2.16%) CISSP
8 11 (1.82%) CEH
9 9 (1.49%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.16%) HNC
11 7 (1.16%) HND
12 6 (1.00%) MCDBA
12 6 (1.00%) MCITP
13 2 (0.33%) MCSE
13 2 (0.33%) GPEN
14 1 (0.17%) OSCP
14 1 (0.17%) OSCE
14 1 (0.17%) OSWP
14 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (34.00%) QA
2 15 (2.49%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.83%) SLA
4 2 (0.33%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.33%) Snort
3 6 (1.00%) vSphere
4 5 (0.83%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.33%) Nmap
7 1 (0.17%) KVM
7 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 49 (8.13%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.83%) PureDisk
2 5 (0.83%) NetBackup
2 5 (0.83%) Backup Exec
3 4 (0.66%) Opsview
4 2 (0.33%) Nessus
5 1 (0.17%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.17%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 123 (20.40%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.45%) Oracle
3 27 (4.48%) HP
4 16 (2.65%) Citrix
5 14 (2.32%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.82%) VMware
7 9 (1.49%) IBM
8 7 (1.16%) Business Objects
9 6 (1.00%) Telerik
10 4 (0.66%) SunGard
10 4 (0.66%) LogRhythm
11 3 (0.50%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.33%) Symbian
12 2 (0.33%) Apple
12 2 (0.33%) BMC
13 1 (0.17%) Twitter
13 1 (0.17%) Sony
13 1 (0.17%) SAP
13 1 (0.17%) JBoss
13 1 (0.17%) Siemens
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £33000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits: Pension
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Folkestone, Kent
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
Posted: 2 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 37-45k
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £95,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Dunnhumby
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton
Family Investments
Salary: Market related
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: 12 days ago
Maidenhead
Artemis IT Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 15 days ago