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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 267 186 223
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 187 350 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 1.52% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.60% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 165 287 211
Average salary £40,000 £36,750 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.84% +18.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,850 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
20215 21812 21135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.24% 94.96% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16514 17701 17512
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 £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -64 40 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Berkshire -32 33 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Hampshire -20 32 £37,500 +2.73% 5
Buckinghamshire -22 23 £32,500 - 6
West Sussex +14 18 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Oxfordshire +4 14 £32,500 +12.06% 5
East Sussex +14 12 £39,500 +1.28%
Kent -21 6 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Home Counties - 3 £55,000 -
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 244 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (41.39%) QA
3 180 (37.82%) Selenium
4 146 (30.67%) Java
5 139 (29.20%) SQL
6 116 (24.37%) Automated Testing
7 114 (23.95%) Finance
7 114 (23.95%) Test Scripting
8 110 (23.11%) ISEB
9 94 (19.75%) Manual Testing
10 91 (19.12%) Software Testing
10 91 (19.12%) ISTQB
11 90 (18.91%) Automation Testing
12 89 (18.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 86 (18.07%) Test Automation
14 83 (17.44%) C#
15 77 (16.18%) Degree
16 74 (15.55%) WebDriver
17 67 (14.08%) JavaScript
18 64 (13.45%) Windows
18 64 (13.45%) Scrum
19 63 (13.24%) Regression Testing
19 63 (13.24%) HP UFT
19 63 (13.24%) HP Quality Center
20 62 (13.03%) .NET
21 61 (12.82%) HTML
22 58 (12.18%) TDD
23 57 (11.97%) Oracle
24 54 (11.34%) Microsoft
25 53 (11.13%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (1.47%) IIS
3 5 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.84%) Drupal
4 4 (0.84%) Node.js
5 3 (0.63%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.42%) CMS
6 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (6.30%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.21%) MS Project
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.94%) SaaS
2 1 (0.21%) GitHub
2 1 (0.21%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.47%) Internet
3 4 (0.84%) GPRS
3 4 (0.84%) GSM
4 3 (0.63%) DNS
4 3 (0.63%) SAN
4 3 (0.63%) HTTP
4 3 (0.63%) Firewall
5 2 (0.42%) MPLS
5 2 (0.42%) SSH
5 2 (0.42%) SDH
5 2 (0.42%) VoIP
5 2 (0.42%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.21%) ATM
6 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.21%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.36%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.73%) MySQL
4 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.84%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.42%) Big Data
7 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.21%) MS Access
8 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 180 (37.82%) Selenium
2 74 (15.55%) WebDriver
3 63 (13.24%) HP UFT
4 47 (9.87%) JIRA
5 30 (6.30%) LoadRunner
6 29 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (5.04%) JMeter
8 21 (4.41%) Jenkins
9 20 (4.20%) Visual Studio
10 18 (3.78%) FitNesse
11 17 (3.57%) WatiN
11 17 (3.57%) Eclipse
11 17 (3.57%) Cucumber
12 15 (3.15%) SoapUI
13 13 (2.73%) TestDirector
14 11 (2.31%) SpecFlow
15 10 (2.10%) NUnit
16 8 (1.68%) LoadUI
16 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 6 (1.26%) Git (software)
General
1 114 (23.95%) Finance
2 33 (6.93%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.04%) Banking
4 10 (2.10%) Retail
5 9 (1.89%) Marketing
6 6 (1.26%) Games
7 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.84%) Front Office
7 4 (0.84%) Electronics
8 3 (0.63%) Automotive
9 2 (0.42%) Advertising
9 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.42%) Local Government
9 2 (0.42%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (13.03%) .NET
2 61 (12.82%) HTML
3 40 (8.40%) CSS
4 39 (8.19%) Web Services
5 31 (6.51%) XML
6 29 (6.09%) ASP.NET
7 15 (3.15%) Gherkin
8 10 (2.10%) jQuery
8 10 (2.10%) LAMP
9 9 (1.89%) Ajax
10 6 (1.26%) WinForms
10 6 (1.26%) SOAP
10 6 (1.26%) WCF
10 6 (1.26%) HTML5
11 4 (0.84%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.63%) XML Messaging
12 3 (0.63%) JSP
13 2 (0.42%) JSON
13 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.19%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.41%) Mathematics
4 19 (3.99%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.10%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.47%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.47%) User Experience
9 6 (1.26%) iSeries
9 6 (1.26%) AS400
10 5 (1.05%) Replication
11 4 (0.84%) DTV
11 4 (0.84%) Social Media
12 3 (0.63%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.63%) Physics
12 3 (0.63%) Statistics
12 3 (0.63%) iDTV
13 2 (0.42%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 64 (13.45%) Windows
2 38 (7.98%) Linux
3 23 (4.83%) UNIX
4 12 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.89%) Solaris
6 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.05%) Android
7 5 (1.05%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (24.37%) Automated Testing
3 114 (23.95%) Test Scripting
4 94 (19.75%) Manual Testing
5 91 (19.12%) Software Testing
6 90 (18.91%) Automation Testing
7 89 (18.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 86 (18.07%) Test Automation
9 64 (13.45%) Scrum
10 63 (13.24%) Regression Testing
11 58 (12.18%) TDD
12 53 (11.13%) Performance Testing
13 50 (10.50%) SDLC
14 49 (10.29%) Waterfall
15 46 (9.66%) Integration Testing
16 43 (9.03%) Test Management
17 34 (7.14%) Software Engineering
18 32 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (6.30%) E-Commerce
20 29 (6.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (30.67%) Java
2 139 (29.20%) SQL
3 83 (17.44%) C#
4 67 (14.08%) JavaScript
5 25 (5.25%) PHP
6 19 (3.99%) Python
7 17 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 16 (3.36%) VB
8 16 (3.36%) C
9 14 (2.94%) C++
10 13 (2.73%) Perl
11 11 (2.31%) VBScript
11 11 (2.31%) Ruby
12 8 (1.68%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.68%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.05%) VB6
14 3 (0.63%) VC++
15 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.42%) XPath
15 2 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 110 (23.11%) ISEB
2 91 (19.12%) ISTQB
3 77 (16.18%) Degree
4 35 (7.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.94%) OSCP
7 13 (2.73%) OSCE
8 11 (2.31%) CISSP
9 6 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (1.26%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.84%) CEH
11 3 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.21%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (41.39%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.05%) vSphere
3 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 63 (13.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.42%) Netcool
3 1 (0.21%) Nessus
3 1 (0.21%) Nmap
Vendors
1 57 (11.97%) Oracle
2 54 (11.34%) Microsoft
3 32 (6.72%) HP
4 7 (1.47%) SAP
5 6 (1.26%) Citrix
5 6 (1.26%) VMware
6 3 (0.63%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.42%) hybris
7 2 (0.42%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.42%) Remedy
7 2 (0.42%) Infovista
7 2 (0.42%) Cramer
8 1 (0.21%) Sage
8 1 (0.21%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.21%) DataFlux
8 1 (0.21%) VocaLink
8 1 (0.21%) TSYS
8 1 (0.21%) VeriFone
8 1 (0.21%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.21%) Elavon
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