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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 196 228 206
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 262 271 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.50% 1.29% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.33% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 230 236 242
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
16934 20356 20992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.98% 96.58% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 14151 17066 16412
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 September 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 September 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 +48 77 £43,500 +24.28% 17
Oxfordshire +21 51 £48,500 +49.23% 17
Hampshire +12 38 £30,000 -25.32% 24
Surrey -8 31 £40,000 - 18
East Sussex +34 28 £30,000 -33.33% 9
West Sussex -2 22 £35,000 - 11
Buckinghamshire +6 10 £35,000 -11.39% 16
Kent +1 1 £35,000 -22.22% 16
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 296 (52.67%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (49.82%) QA
3 277 (49.29%) Selenium
4 177 (31.49%) Java
5 171 (30.43%) Scrum
6 163 (29.00%) Automated Testing
7 157 (27.94%) Software Testing
8 153 (27.22%) ISEB
9 146 (25.98%) Test Automation
10 140 (24.91%) SQL
11 139 (24.73%) C#
12 138 (24.56%) Regression Testing
13 130 (23.13%) Test Scripting
14 127 (22.60%) Finance
14 127 (22.60%) ISTQB
15 123 (21.89%) Windows
16 114 (20.28%) Manual Testing
17 109 (19.40%) Degree
18 108 (19.22%) .NET
19 99 (17.62%) Automation Testing
19 99 (17.62%) JavaScript
20 96 (17.08%) Perl
21 95 (16.90%) HTML
22 94 (16.73%) Telecoms
23 93 (16.55%) JMeter
24 90 (16.01%) Python
25 89 (15.84%) Performance Testing
25 89 (15.84%) Functional Testing
26 87 (15.48%) Penetration Testing
27 85 (15.12%) Linux

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 34 (6.05%) CMS
2 10 (1.78%) IIS
3 6 (1.07%) Confluence
4 4 (0.71%) Apache
5 2 (0.36%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.36%) JBoss
5 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.18%) CICS
6 1 (0.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 31 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.71%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.07%) SaaS
2 3 (0.53%) GitHub
3 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.50%) TCP/IP
2 48 (8.54%) Internet
3 32 (5.69%) Firewall
4 29 (5.16%) DNS
5 23 (4.09%) SMTP
6 15 (2.67%) VoIP
7 12 (2.14%) Broadband
7 12 (2.14%) LTE
8 11 (1.96%) Wireless
9 8 (1.42%) HTTP
9 8 (1.42%) Wireshark
10 7 (1.25%) SAN
11 6 (1.07%) IMAP
11 6 (1.07%) NAS
12 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.18%) SIGTRAN
12 1 (0.18%) snoop
12 1 (0.18%) SS7
12 1 (0.18%) tcpdump
12 1 (0.18%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.25%) MySQL
2 34 (6.05%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.71%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.36%) Big Data
6 2 (0.36%) MS Access
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 277 (49.29%) Selenium
2 93 (16.55%) JMeter
3 79 (14.06%) WebDriver
4 57 (10.14%) Visual Studio
5 53 (9.43%) Cucumber
6 50 (8.90%) JIRA
7 45 (8.01%) TestNG
8 44 (7.83%) SoapUI
9 43 (7.65%) LoadRunner
10 35 (6.23%) NUnit
11 34 (6.05%) JUnit
12 32 (5.69%) Gatling
13 31 (5.52%) Jenkins
13 31 (5.52%) SpecFlow
14 30 (5.34%) HP UFT
15 24 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (4.09%) Metasploit
17 18 (3.20%) Git (software)
18 17 (3.02%) Eclipse
18 17 (3.02%) Mockito
General
1 127 (22.60%) Finance
2 94 (16.73%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.98%) Banking
4 16 (2.85%) Automotive
5 15 (2.67%) Retail
6 11 (1.96%) Aerospace
7 10 (1.78%) Games
7 10 (1.78%) Marketing
8 7 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.89%) Electronics
10 4 (0.71%) Legal
10 4 (0.71%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.53%) Back Office
12 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Publishing
12 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (19.22%) .NET
2 95 (16.90%) HTML
3 48 (8.54%) ASP.NET
4 33 (5.87%) Ajax
4 33 (5.87%) Gherkin
5 26 (4.63%) XML
6 24 (4.27%) Web Services
7 16 (2.85%) HTML5
8 15 (2.67%) CSS
9 12 (2.14%) SOAP
10 7 (1.25%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.25%) REST
10 7 (1.25%) RESTful
11 6 (1.07%) MAPI
11 6 (1.07%) Node.js
12 5 (0.89%) JSON
12 5 (0.89%) LAMP
13 4 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (0.71%) CGI
13 4 (0.71%) React
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 27 (4.80%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (4.63%) Mobile App
4 25 (4.45%) Embedded Systems
5 22 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (2.31%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.96%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.78%) Cyberthreat
9 10 (1.78%) Fintech
10 9 (1.60%) Social Network
11 8 (1.42%) User Experience
12 5 (0.89%) PMI
13 4 (0.71%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.71%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.71%) Online Games
13 4 (0.71%) Replication
13 4 (0.71%) Smart Meter
14 3 (0.53%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 123 (21.89%) Windows
2 85 (15.12%) Linux
3 29 (5.16%) Unix
4 22 (3.91%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.49%) Solaris
6 12 (2.14%) VxWorks
7 9 (1.60%) Kali Linux
8 5 (0.89%) AIX
8 5 (0.89%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Vista
8 5 (0.89%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.71%) Android
9 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.18%) HPUX
10 1 (0.18%) KNOPPIX
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (52.67%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (30.43%) Scrum
3 163 (29.00%) Automated Testing
4 157 (27.94%) Software Testing
5 146 (25.98%) Test Automation
6 138 (24.56%) Regression Testing
7 130 (23.13%) Test Scripting
8 114 (20.28%) Manual Testing
9 99 (17.62%) Automation Testing
10 89 (15.84%) Functional Testing
10 89 (15.84%) Performance Testing
11 87 (15.48%) Penetration Testing
12 77 (13.70%) TDD
13 63 (11.21%) BDD
14 61 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
14 61 (10.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 60 (10.68%) Open Source
16 58 (10.32%) SDLC
17 56 (9.96%) Non-Functional Testing
18 50 (8.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 177 (31.49%) Java
2 140 (24.91%) SQL
3 139 (24.73%) C#
4 99 (17.62%) JavaScript
5 96 (17.08%) Perl
6 90 (16.01%) Python
7 84 (14.95%) C++
8 73 (12.99%) C
9 53 (9.43%) VB
10 48 (8.54%) Ruby
11 32 (5.69%) Bash Shell
12 25 (4.45%) VBScript
13 23 (4.09%) PHP
14 10 (1.78%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.07%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.07%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.89%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.36%) VC++
18 1 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 153 (27.22%) ISEB
2 127 (22.60%) ISTQB
3 109 (19.40%) Degree
4 73 (12.99%) Security Cleared
5 65 (11.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 53 (9.43%) CEH
7 43 (7.65%) OSCP
8 37 (6.58%) GPEN
9 36 (6.41%) CREST Certified
10 32 (5.69%) DV Cleared
10 32 (5.69%) GIAC
11 16 (2.85%) CISM
11 16 (2.85%) CISSP
12 14 (2.49%) SC Cleared
13 6 (1.07%) CHECK Team Member
14 5 (0.89%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.71%) CHECK Team Leader
15 4 (0.71%) SANS
15 4 (0.71%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (49.82%) QA
2 7 (1.25%) SDET
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.07%) VMware ESX
2 6 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 62 (11.03%) Nessus
2 61 (10.85%) Nmap
3 39 (6.94%) OpenVAS
4 30 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.25%) Perfmon
6 4 (0.71%) Control-M
7 1 (0.18%) Core Impact
7 1 (0.18%) Grafana
7 1 (0.18%) Graphite
Vendors
1 54 (9.61%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.94%) Qualys
3 25 (4.45%) Coverity
4 15 (2.67%) Oracle
5 14 (2.49%) SAP
6 12 (2.14%) HP
7 9 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.25%) Telerik
8 7 (1.25%) VMware
9 3 (0.53%) Google
9 3 (0.53%) IBM
10 2 (0.36%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.36%) ION Trading
10 2 (0.36%) T-Plan
11 1 (0.18%) ATG
11 1 (0.18%) Dynatrace
11 1 (0.18%) hybris
11 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.18%) Splunk
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits & Working Environment
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum + Training + Career Progression
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 60k per year + Holidays, Pension and Discounts.
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension + 10% bonus + 25 days hol
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens (DOE)
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + pension and healthcare
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: to £23,000 + Pension, Gym, Healthcare, Flexi-working
Posted: 23 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £27000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 12 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £80000 - £120000.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago