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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 230 215 209
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 240 236 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.11% 1.11% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.17% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 205 164 264
Average salary £35,250 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.46% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
20563 20090 21958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.45% 94.87% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16586 16149 19149
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +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 £62,500
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 24 December 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 December 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 +27 87 £36,000 +10.76% 9
Berkshire +34 84 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Hampshire -25 34 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 15 £40,750 +27.34% 3
West Sussex -1 8 £37,500 +11.11% 3
East Sussex -15 8 £35,000 -
Kent -24 2 £43,750 +25.00%
Oxfordshire -19 1 £40,000 +29.03%
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 215 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (38.46%) Selenium
3 190 (35.65%) SQL
4 179 (33.58%) ISEB
5 170 (31.89%) QA
6 128 (24.02%) Degree
7 126 (23.64%) Test Automation
8 125 (23.45%) Software Testing
9 120 (22.51%) Automated Testing
10 119 (22.33%) Java
11 116 (21.76%) Test Scripting
12 113 (21.20%) Windows
13 104 (19.51%) Microsoft
14 103 (19.32%) Manual Testing
15 101 (18.95%) ISTQB
16 99 (18.57%) Finance
17 98 (18.39%) C#
18 94 (17.64%) QuickTest Pro
19 79 (14.82%) WebDriver
20 73 (13.70%) Linux
21 68 (12.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 66 (12.38%) .NET
23 65 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
24 64 (12.01%) Automation Testing
25 61 (11.44%) JMeter
26 60 (11.26%) User Acceptance Testing
27 59 (11.07%) Test Management
28 54 (10.13%) XML
29 52 (9.76%) SQL Server
29 52 (9.76%) JIRA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (3.00%) Drupal
2 9 (1.69%) CMS
3 7 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (1.13%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.56%) IIS
7 2 (0.38%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 25 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.00%) MS Office
3 4 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
1 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.25%) SaaS
2 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.38%) Internet
2 15 (2.81%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.69%) HTTP
4 6 (1.13%) SSL
5 5 (0.94%) VoIP
6 4 (0.75%) SMTP
6 4 (0.75%) Firewall
6 4 (0.75%) LTE
6 4 (0.75%) 4G
6 4 (0.75%) MVNO
7 3 (0.56%) IMAP
7 3 (0.56%) SNMP
8 2 (0.38%) SAN
8 2 (0.38%) Wireless
8 2 (0.38%) VPN
8 2 (0.38%) DNS
8 2 (0.38%) Network Security
8 2 (0.38%) NAS
9 1 (0.19%) LAN
9 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 48 (9.01%) MySQL
3 16 (3.00%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.94%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.75%) MS Access
7 4 (0.75%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.19%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 205 (38.46%) Selenium
2 94 (17.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 79 (14.82%) WebDriver
4 61 (11.44%) JMeter
5 52 (9.76%) JIRA
6 32 (6.00%) Cucumber
7 26 (4.88%) Git (software)
8 25 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 23 (4.32%) SoapUI
10 21 (3.94%) LoadRunner
11 18 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (3.38%) SpecFlow
12 15 (2.81%) Ant
13 14 (2.63%) Visual Studio
14 12 (2.25%) TestDirector
15 11 (2.06%) Eclipse
16 10 (1.88%) JUnit
16 10 (1.88%) NUnit
17 9 (1.69%) TestNG
17 9 (1.69%) Jenkins
General
1 99 (18.57%) Finance
2 26 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.75%) Retail
4 19 (3.56%) Banking
5 14 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.50%) Marketing
8 6 (1.13%) Billing
9 3 (0.56%) Games
9 3 (0.56%) Automotive
10 2 (0.38%) Advertising
10 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (12.38%) .NET
2 54 (10.13%) XML
3 51 (9.57%) Web Services
4 44 (8.26%) HTML
5 36 (6.75%) J2EE
6 20 (3.75%) Gherkin
7 19 (3.56%) LAMP
8 17 (3.19%) CSS
8 17 (3.19%) SOAP
9 15 (2.81%) JSP
10 13 (2.44%) ASP.NET
10 13 (2.44%) jQuery
11 12 (2.25%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (1.69%) Ajax
13 8 (1.50%) .NET Framework
14 7 (1.31%) HTML5
15 6 (1.13%) Struts
15 6 (1.13%) Hibernate
15 6 (1.13%) Spring
15 6 (1.13%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.57%) Mathematics
2 44 (8.26%) Life Science
3 43 (8.07%) Computer Science
4 36 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (5.07%) Chemistry
5 27 (5.07%) Biology
6 24 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (3.94%) Visualisation
8 15 (2.81%) Open Source
9 14 (2.63%) Statistics
10 13 (2.44%) Client/Server
11 12 (2.25%) SWIFT
12 10 (1.88%) Biotechnology
12 10 (1.88%) Physics
12 10 (1.88%) N-Tier
13 9 (1.69%) Mobile App
14 8 (1.50%) LIMS
15 7 (1.31%) Management Information System
16 6 (1.13%) Clustering
16 6 (1.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 113 (21.20%) Windows
2 73 (13.70%) Linux
3 41 (7.69%) UNIX
4 32 (6.00%) Solaris
5 26 (4.88%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.69%) Android
6 9 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.31%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.31%) AIX
8 6 (1.13%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.38%) CentOS
10 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.38%) Debian
10 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (23.64%) Test Automation
3 125 (23.45%) Software Testing
4 120 (22.51%) Automated Testing
5 116 (21.76%) Test Scripting
6 103 (19.32%) Manual Testing
7 64 (12.01%) Automation Testing
8 60 (11.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (11.07%) Test Management
10 51 (9.57%) Performance Testing
11 49 (9.19%) Regression Testing
12 42 (7.88%) E-Commerce
13 38 (7.13%) Software Engineering
13 38 (7.13%) System Testing
14 34 (6.38%) Test Strategy
15 31 (5.82%) BDD
16 30 (5.63%) Scrum
17 29 (5.44%) Waterfall
18 25 (4.69%) TDD
19 24 (4.50%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 190 (35.65%) SQL
2 119 (22.33%) Java
3 98 (18.39%) C#
4 50 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 38 (7.13%) PL/SQL
6 30 (5.63%) Ruby
7 29 (5.44%) Python
8 28 (5.25%) PHP
9 22 (4.13%) Perl
9 22 (4.13%) Shell Script
10 17 (3.19%) C++
11 15 (2.81%) VBScript
12 11 (2.06%) C
13 8 (1.50%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.31%) VB
15 6 (1.13%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 179 (33.58%) ISEB
2 128 (24.02%) Degree
3 101 (18.95%) ISTQB
4 68 (12.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (5.25%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.81%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.63%) PhD
8 10 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.69%) CISSP
10 8 (1.50%) CEH
11 7 (1.31%) OSCP
12 5 (0.94%) OSCE
12 5 (0.94%) MCITP
12 5 (0.94%) MCSE
12 5 (0.94%) MCDBA
13 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.19%) HND
14 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (31.89%) QA
2 13 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.88%) GLP
4 9 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.75%) GAMP
5 4 (0.75%) SLA
6 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (1.13%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.75%) vSphere
2 4 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 65 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.13%) Netcool
2 6 (1.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.38%) PureDisk
3 2 (0.38%) Puppet
4 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 104 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 49 (9.19%) Oracle
3 24 (4.50%) HP
4 13 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 12 (2.25%) VMware
6 9 (1.69%) Citrix
7 6 (1.13%) Business Objects
7 6 (1.13%) Veritas
7 6 (1.13%) McAfee
7 6 (1.13%) LogRhythm
8 5 (0.94%) SAP
9 4 (0.75%) TOWER Software
10 3 (0.56%) Informatica
10 3 (0.56%) AppSense
11 2 (0.38%) Apple
12 1 (0.19%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.19%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.19%) Remedy
12 1 (0.19%) Cisco
12 1 (0.19%) CA
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 - £55 per annum, Benefits Car + Bonus + Healthcare + Pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 33-35k
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Company Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP 30 - 45K +Benefits (neg)
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
West Sussex
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Tata Consultancy services
Salary: £50,000 + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Salary: £33950 - £35733 per annum + Pension, 28 days hol, Medical
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
West Sussex
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago