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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / South East
Rank 193 243 215
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 229 228 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.54% 1.20% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.24% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 196 198 253
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
14362 18330 20202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.70% 96.69% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 11898 15718 16484
Median salary £42,925 £44,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.53% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +45 43 £32,500 +8.33% 25
Berkshire +32 39 £40,000 -7.51% 13
Oxfordshire +15 38 £31,500 +5.00% 12
Surrey +10 35 £37,500 - 20
West Sussex +13 28 £50,000 +33.33% 15
Buckinghamshire +22 26 £36,000 +10.76% 15
East Sussex +10 13 £25,500 -32.89% 11
Kent +15 7 £35,000 +11.11% 17
Sussex - 5 £55,000 - 2
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 198 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (37.17%) QA
3 139 (33.33%) Selenium
4 114 (27.34%) Software Testing
5 108 (25.90%) Java
6 106 (25.42%) SQL
7 99 (23.74%) C#
7 99 (23.74%) Test Scripting
8 98 (23.50%) Windows
9 96 (23.02%) Automated Testing
10 93 (22.30%) ISTQB
10 93 (22.30%) Microsoft
11 86 (20.62%) ISEB
12 85 (20.38%) Degree
13 83 (19.90%) Test Automation
14 82 (19.66%) SQL Server
15 71 (17.03%) Automation Testing
16 70 (16.79%) Finance
17 65 (15.59%) Manual Testing
18 59 (14.15%) JIRA
19 58 (13.91%) Regression Testing
20 53 (12.71%) Scrum
20 53 (12.71%) .NET
21 51 (12.23%) Performance Testing
21 51 (12.23%) Penetration Testing
22 48 (11.51%) C++
23 45 (10.79%) Python
24 44 (10.55%) Functional Testing
25 42 (10.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 41 (9.83%) Test Strategy

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 10 (2.40%) Confluence
2 7 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.20%) CMS
4 4 (0.96%) IIS
4 4 (0.96%) JBoss
5 3 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.48%) Apache
6 2 (0.48%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.68%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (1.68%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.40%) SaaS
2 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.32%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.88%) SMTP
3 11 (2.64%) HTTP
4 10 (2.40%) Broadband
4 10 (2.40%) LTE
4 10 (2.40%) Wireless
5 9 (2.16%) Firewall
6 6 (1.44%) Internet
7 4 (0.96%) VoIP
7 4 (0.96%) Wireless Security
8 2 (0.48%) IMAP
8 2 (0.48%) NAS
8 2 (0.48%) SAN
8 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.24%) DNS
9 1 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (19.66%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.24%) MySQL
3 17 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.16%) SAP BW
5 8 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.20%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 139 (33.33%) Selenium
2 59 (14.15%) JIRA
3 37 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (7.67%) JMeter
4 32 (7.67%) WebDriver
5 25 (6.00%) Cucumber
6 18 (4.32%) Ranorex
7 17 (4.08%) HP UFT
7 17 (4.08%) Visual Studio
8 16 (3.84%) SoapUI
9 15 (3.60%) Bugzilla
9 15 (3.60%) Metasploit
9 15 (3.60%) Trac
10 14 (3.36%) LoadRunner
11 13 (3.12%) Git (software)
12 10 (2.40%) SpecFlow
13 9 (2.16%) Eclipse
13 9 (2.16%) Gatling
13 9 (2.16%) Jenkins
14 8 (1.92%) JUnit
General
1 70 (16.79%) Finance
2 40 (9.59%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.36%) Retail
4 13 (3.12%) Marketing
5 12 (2.88%) Banking
6 8 (1.92%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.68%) Automotive
8 6 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.96%) Electronics
10 3 (0.72%) Games
10 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.72%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Front Office
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.71%) .NET
2 30 (7.19%) HTML
2 30 (7.19%) Web Services
3 29 (6.95%) Gherkin
4 22 (5.28%) ASP.NET
5 18 (4.32%) XML
6 15 (3.60%) SOAP
7 11 (2.64%) HTML5
8 9 (2.16%) CSS
9 8 (1.92%) Ajax
9 8 (1.92%) J2EE
9 8 (1.92%) REST
10 7 (1.68%) CGI
10 7 (1.68%) jQuery
10 7 (1.68%) WSDL
11 6 (1.44%) Middleware
12 5 (1.20%) Play Framework
13 4 (0.96%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.96%) CSS3
13 4 (0.96%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.95%) Computer Science
3 20 (4.80%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.84%) Virtual Team
6 14 (3.36%) User Experience
7 9 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (1.92%) iPad
9 7 (1.68%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.20%) iSeries
11 4 (0.96%) Social Network
12 3 (0.72%) iPhone
12 3 (0.72%) Online Games
12 3 (0.72%) Replication
12 3 (0.72%) Xbox
13 2 (0.48%) IVR
13 2 (0.48%) PMI
14 1 (0.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 1 (0.24%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 98 (23.50%) Windows
2 24 (5.76%) Linux
3 14 (3.36%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.88%) Unix
5 11 (2.64%) VxWorks
6 10 (2.40%) Windows Vista
7 7 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.68%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.44%) Kali Linux
8 6 (1.44%) Solaris
9 5 (1.20%) Android
9 5 (1.20%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.96%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.24%) Debian
12 1 (0.24%) KNOPPIX
12 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (27.34%) Software Testing
3 99 (23.74%) Test Scripting
4 96 (23.02%) Automated Testing
5 83 (19.90%) Test Automation
6 71 (17.03%) Automation Testing
7 65 (15.59%) Manual Testing
8 58 (13.91%) Regression Testing
9 53 (12.71%) Scrum
10 51 (12.23%) Penetration Testing
10 51 (12.23%) Performance Testing
11 44 (10.55%) Functional Testing
12 41 (9.83%) Test Strategy
13 32 (7.67%) E-Commerce
14 31 (7.43%) BDD
14 31 (7.43%) SDLC
15 28 (6.71%) User Acceptance Testing
16 27 (6.47%) Security Testing
17 26 (6.24%) Integration Testing
17 26 (6.24%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 108 (25.90%) Java
2 106 (25.42%) SQL
3 99 (23.74%) C#
4 48 (11.51%) C++
5 45 (10.79%) Python
6 40 (9.59%) C
7 39 (9.35%) JavaScript
8 24 (5.76%) Perl
9 20 (4.80%) Bash Shell
10 14 (3.36%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.64%) Ruby
12 9 (2.16%) VB
13 6 (1.44%) Scala
14 5 (1.20%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.72%) Groovy
15 3 (0.72%) PHP
16 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.48%) VB6
16 2 (0.48%) VBScript
17 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 93 (22.30%) ISTQB
2 86 (20.62%) ISEB
3 85 (20.38%) Degree
4 42 (10.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (6.24%) Security Cleared
6 14 (3.36%) CREST Certified
7 13 (3.12%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.88%) CEH
8 12 (2.88%) OSCP
9 9 (2.16%) GIAC
9 9 (2.16%) GPEN
10 7 (1.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 7 (1.68%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.72%) Tigerscheme
12 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.24%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (37.17%) QA
2 5 (1.20%) SDET
3 3 (0.72%) PMO
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.68%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) Docker
2 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (7.91%) Nessus
2 32 (7.67%) Nmap
3 19 (4.56%) OpenVAS
4 8 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.20%) Perfmon
6 3 (0.72%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.48%) Puppet
8 1 (0.24%) Core Impact
8 1 (0.24%) Grafana
8 1 (0.24%) Graphite
Vendors
1 93 (22.30%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.95%) Oracle
3 22 (5.28%) SAP
4 19 (4.56%) Qualys
5 9 (2.16%) Coverity
5 9 (2.16%) IBM
6 7 (1.68%) VMware
7 6 (1.44%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.72%) HP
8 3 (0.72%) Riverbed
8 3 (0.72%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (0.48%) Apple
9 2 (0.48%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.48%) Facebook
9 2 (0.48%) Infor
9 2 (0.48%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.48%) Sage
9 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.48%) T-Plan
10 1 (0.24%) Splunk
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life,flexi work
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ISL
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive + bonus + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum including benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Pension, Gym, Healthcare, Flexi-working
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 36k
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
Aylesbury
360 Resourcing
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Maidstone
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago