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 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 190 303 191
Rank change year-on-year
+113 -112
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 300 173 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.63% 0.82% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.85% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 244 151 287
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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
17793 20422 22303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.92% 97.10% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15163 16650 18011
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 June 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 June 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 +65 86 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Surrey +53 63 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Hampshire +16 38 £35,000 -6.66% 6
East Sussex +29 36 £35,000 -11.39% 3
Oxfordshire +9 33 £31,250 +10.61% 5
West Sussex -5 19 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +20 17 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Kent +17 7 £45,000 +57.89%
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 282 (49.39%) QA
2 251 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (43.08%) Selenium
4 159 (27.85%) Software Testing
5 158 (27.67%) Java
6 153 (26.80%) Automated Testing
7 142 (24.87%) SQL
8 140 (24.52%) ISEB
9 132 (23.12%) Test Scripting
10 131 (22.94%) Finance
11 130 (22.77%) Test Automation
12 129 (22.59%) C#
13 125 (21.89%) ISTQB
14 119 (20.84%) Scrum
15 115 (20.14%) Manual Testing
16 113 (19.79%) Regression Testing
17 112 (19.61%) Windows
18 106 (18.56%) .NET
19 102 (17.86%) Degree
20 99 (17.34%) Automation Testing
21 98 (17.16%) Functional Testing
22 87 (15.24%) WebDriver
23 82 (14.36%) JavaScript
24 79 (13.84%) Performance Testing
25 77 (13.49%) SDLC
26 76 (13.31%) Linux
27 74 (12.96%) Python
28 72 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
29 71 (12.43%) TDD
30 70 (12.26%) Telecoms

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 19 (3.33%) CMS
2 17 (2.98%) IIS
3 5 (0.88%) ColdFusion
3 5 (0.88%) Drupal
4 4 (0.70%) Confluence
5 3 (0.53%) CICS
6 1 (0.18%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 39 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.18%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.18%) GitHub
2 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.18%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.13%) Internet
2 33 (5.78%) TCP/IP
3 27 (4.73%) Firewall
4 18 (3.15%) DNS
4 18 (3.15%) VoIP
5 15 (2.63%) SMTP
6 12 (2.10%) Wireless
6 12 (2.10%) Wireshark
7 11 (1.93%) SAN
8 10 (1.75%) IMAP
8 10 (1.75%) NAS
9 6 (1.05%) HTTP
10 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
10 1 (0.18%) ATM
10 1 (0.18%) Broadband
10 1 (0.18%) GSM
10 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.18%) LAN
10 1 (0.18%) VPN
10 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 43 (7.53%) MySQL
3 12 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.88%) MS Access
5 5 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.70%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.70%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.18%) Big Data
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 246 (43.08%) Selenium
2 87 (15.24%) WebDriver
3 62 (10.86%) JMeter
4 57 (9.98%) JIRA
5 49 (8.58%) NUnit
6 43 (7.53%) HP UFT
6 43 (7.53%) SoapUI
7 40 (7.01%) Visual Studio
8 39 (6.83%) TestNG
9 34 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (5.43%) Cucumber
10 31 (5.43%) JUnit
11 30 (5.25%) LoadRunner
12 22 (3.85%) SpecFlow
13 19 (3.33%) Gatling
14 16 (2.80%) Jenkins
15 15 (2.63%) Metasploit
15 15 (2.63%) WebLOAD
16 12 (2.10%) Burp Suite
17 11 (1.93%) NeoLoad
General
1 131 (22.94%) Finance
2 70 (12.26%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.43%) Banking
4 19 (3.33%) Automotive
5 15 (2.63%) Marketing
5 15 (2.63%) Retail
6 8 (1.40%) Aerospace
6 8 (1.40%) Back Office
6 8 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.23%) Electronics
8 4 (0.70%) Games
9 3 (0.53%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.53%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Legal
10 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (18.56%) .NET
2 58 (10.16%) HTML
3 40 (7.01%) Web Services
4 38 (6.65%) ASP.NET
5 24 (4.20%) Ajax
6 23 (4.03%) XML
7 18 (3.15%) CSS
7 18 (3.15%) Gherkin
8 15 (2.63%) SOAP
9 14 (2.45%) HTML5
10 10 (1.75%) MAPI
11 8 (1.40%) LAMP
12 7 (1.23%) 802.1X
12 7 (1.23%) JSON
12 7 (1.23%) RESTful
13 5 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (0.88%) Behat
14 4 (0.70%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.70%) CSS3
14 4 (0.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.60%) Computer Science
2 28 (4.90%) Mobile App
3 23 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.15%) Client/Server
5 17 (2.98%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (2.98%) Mainframe
6 14 (2.45%) N-Tier
6 14 (2.45%) Statistics
7 11 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.93%) iSeries
7 11 (1.93%) PMI
8 9 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.23%) Fintech
9 7 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.05%) AS400
10 6 (1.05%) Cybercrime
11 4 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.70%) Replication
11 4 (0.70%) User Experience
12 3 (0.53%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 112 (19.61%) Windows
2 76 (13.31%) Linux
3 36 (6.30%) Unix
4 33 (5.78%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.33%) Solaris
6 11 (1.93%) Android
7 10 (1.75%) AIX
7 10 (1.75%) Windows 8
7 10 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.75%) Windows Vista
7 10 (1.75%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.88%) CentOS
9 5 (0.88%) Kali Linux
9 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.18%) HPUX
11 1 (0.18%) KNOPPIX
11 1 (0.18%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (27.85%) Software Testing
3 153 (26.80%) Automated Testing
4 132 (23.12%) Test Scripting
5 130 (22.77%) Test Automation
6 119 (20.84%) Scrum
7 115 (20.14%) Manual Testing
8 113 (19.79%) Regression Testing
9 99 (17.34%) Automation Testing
10 98 (17.16%) Functional Testing
11 79 (13.84%) Performance Testing
12 77 (13.49%) SDLC
13 72 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 71 (12.43%) TDD
15 66 (11.56%) Penetration Testing
16 63 (11.03%) BDD
17 55 (9.63%) Integration Testing
18 52 (9.11%) Non-Functional Testing
19 45 (7.88%) OWASP
19 45 (7.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (27.67%) Java
2 142 (24.87%) SQL
3 129 (22.59%) C#
4 82 (14.36%) JavaScript
5 74 (12.96%) Python
6 69 (12.08%) Perl
7 48 (8.41%) C++
8 42 (7.36%) C
9 40 (7.01%) VB
10 38 (6.65%) Ruby
11 29 (5.08%) PHP
12 23 (4.03%) Bash Shell
13 18 (3.15%) VBScript
14 9 (1.58%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.23%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.88%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.70%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.53%) COBOL
18 3 (0.53%) JCL
19 2 (0.35%) VC++
Qualifications
1 140 (24.52%) ISEB
2 125 (21.89%) ISTQB
3 102 (17.86%) Degree
4 52 (9.11%) Security Cleared
5 47 (8.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 44 (7.71%) CREST Certified
7 38 (6.65%) CEH
8 29 (5.08%) OSCP
9 20 (3.50%) GIAC
10 17 (2.98%) DV Cleared
11 15 (2.63%) CISSP
11 15 (2.63%) GPEN
12 14 (2.45%) CISM
13 11 (1.93%) PMI Certification
13 11 (1.93%) SC Cleared
14 9 (1.58%) CHECK Team Member
15 7 (1.23%) CHECK Team Leader
16 6 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (0.88%) Tigerscheme
18 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (49.39%) QA
2 9 (1.58%) SDET
3 1 (0.18%) GPG13
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (1.93%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.75%) VMware ESX
2 10 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (6.48%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (6.13%) Nessus
3 32 (5.60%) Nmap
4 20 (3.50%) OpenVAS
5 11 (1.93%) Perfmon
6 4 (0.70%) CA Wily
6 4 (0.70%) Control-M
7 1 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.18%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 68 (11.91%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.60%) HP
3 20 (3.50%) Qualys
4 18 (3.15%) Coverity
5 15 (2.63%) IBM
6 12 (2.10%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.93%) Oracle
7 11 (1.93%) SAP
7 11 (1.93%) VMware
8 8 (1.40%) Cisco
8 8 (1.40%) Fortinet
9 7 (1.23%) Juniper
9 7 (1.23%) Nokia
10 6 (1.05%) Telerik
11 5 (0.88%) CA
12 4 (0.70%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.70%) Dynatrace
13 3 (0.53%) ATG
13 3 (0.53%) hybris
13 3 (0.53%) Pega
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: bens
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Imperative People
Salary: £75000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + parking, cycle to work scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Premier IT
Salary: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + 25 days hol, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
AAP3
Salary: £27000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 5 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
AAP3
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 8 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Weybridge
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago