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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 253 185 233
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 205 334 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 1.47% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.55% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 178 274 206
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
19719 21546 20976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.92% 95.04% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16238 17250 17300
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 30 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 30 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 -40 48 £40,000 - 4
Hampshire +4 36 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Berkshire -23 29 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -9 25 £32,500 - 3
Oxfordshire +10 21 £32,500 +12.06% 2
West Sussex +3 16 £27,500 -15.38% 2
East Sussex +6 10 £39,500 +5.33%
Kent -27 7 £34,000 -2.85% 2
Home Counties - 3 £55,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 220 (49.89%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (43.31%) QA
3 160 (36.28%) Selenium
4 134 (30.39%) SQL
5 132 (29.93%) Java
6 104 (23.58%) Automated Testing
7 102 (23.13%) Test Scripting
8 101 (22.90%) Finance
9 93 (21.09%) ISEB
10 92 (20.86%) Manual Testing
11 84 (19.05%) Software Testing
12 77 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
13 75 (17.01%) C#
13 75 (17.01%) Automation Testing
14 74 (16.78%) Test Automation
15 72 (16.33%) ISTQB
16 67 (15.19%) Degree
16 67 (15.19%) Regression Testing
17 63 (14.29%) Windows
18 61 (13.83%) JavaScript
19 60 (13.61%) Scrum
20 59 (13.38%) HP Quality Center
20 59 (13.38%) WebDriver
21 58 (13.15%) Oracle
22 56 (12.70%) .NET
23 54 (12.24%) HP UFT
24 53 (12.02%) TDD
25 52 (11.79%) Microsoft
26 47 (10.66%) Performance Testing
26 47 (10.66%) Integration Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 9 (2.04%) IIS
2 6 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (1.13%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.91%) Node.js
5 2 (0.45%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.23%) CMS
6 1 (0.23%) Drupal
6 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS Project
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.45%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.31%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.59%) Internet
2 6 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.91%) GPRS
3 4 (0.91%) GSM
4 3 (0.68%) HTTP
4 3 (0.68%) SAN
5 2 (0.45%) MPLS
5 2 (0.45%) Firewall
5 2 (0.45%) Wireless
5 2 (0.45%) SSH
5 2 (0.45%) DNS
5 2 (0.45%) SDH
5 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.23%) ATM
6 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.23%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.63%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.17%) MySQL
4 10 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.13%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.68%) Big Data
8 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 160 (36.28%) Selenium
2 59 (13.38%) WebDriver
3 54 (12.24%) HP UFT
4 43 (9.75%) JIRA
5 27 (6.12%) LoadRunner
6 25 (5.67%) Cucumber
7 24 (5.44%) JMeter
8 23 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (4.76%) Visual Studio
9 21 (4.76%) Jenkins
10 15 (3.40%) FitNesse
10 15 (3.40%) SoapUI
11 12 (2.72%) WatiN
12 11 (2.49%) TestDirector
13 10 (2.27%) Eclipse
13 10 (2.27%) SpecFlow
13 10 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (1.81%) NUnit
15 7 (1.59%) LoadUI
16 6 (1.36%) Git (software)
General
1 101 (22.90%) Finance
2 31 (7.03%) Telecoms
3 22 (4.99%) Banking
4 9 (2.04%) Marketing
5 8 (1.81%) Retail
6 5 (1.13%) Games
6 5 (1.13%) Electronics
7 4 (0.91%) Front Office
7 4 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.68%) Automotive
9 2 (0.45%) Advertising
9 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.70%) .NET
2 44 (9.98%) HTML
3 40 (9.07%) Web Services
4 29 (6.58%) CSS
5 28 (6.35%) ASP.NET
6 22 (4.99%) XML
7 16 (3.63%) Gherkin
8 7 (1.59%) LAMP
9 6 (1.36%) SOAP
10 5 (1.13%) Ajax
11 4 (0.91%) WCF
11 4 (0.91%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.68%) REST
12 3 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.68%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.68%) Spring
12 3 (0.68%) JMS
12 3 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.68%) XML Messaging
12 3 (0.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.80%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.63%) Mathematics
3 16 (3.63%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.95%) Client/Server
5 12 (2.72%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.04%) User Experience
6 9 (2.04%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.36%) AS400
7 6 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.36%) iSeries
8 5 (1.13%) Physics
9 4 (0.91%) Social Media
9 4 (0.91%) DTV
9 4 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.68%) Replication
10 3 (0.68%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.68%) Statistics
11 2 (0.45%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (14.29%) Windows
2 36 (8.16%) Linux
3 21 (4.76%) UNIX
4 12 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.59%) Solaris
6 5 (1.13%) Android
6 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (49.89%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (23.58%) Automated Testing
3 102 (23.13%) Test Scripting
4 92 (20.86%) Manual Testing
5 84 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 77 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 75 (17.01%) Automation Testing
8 74 (16.78%) Test Automation
9 67 (15.19%) Regression Testing
10 60 (13.61%) Scrum
11 53 (12.02%) TDD
12 47 (10.66%) Integration Testing
12 47 (10.66%) Performance Testing
13 43 (9.75%) SDLC
14 38 (8.62%) Waterfall
14 38 (8.62%) Test Management
15 35 (7.94%) Software Engineering
16 32 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (7.03%) E-Commerce
18 28 (6.35%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 134 (30.39%) SQL
2 132 (29.93%) Java
3 75 (17.01%) C#
4 61 (13.83%) JavaScript
5 25 (5.67%) PHP
6 21 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 17 (3.85%) Python
8 13 (2.95%) Ruby
8 13 (2.95%) C
9 9 (2.04%) VBScript
9 9 (2.04%) VB
9 9 (2.04%) Perl
9 9 (2.04%) C++
10 8 (1.81%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.36%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.45%) XPath
12 2 (0.45%) Groovy
12 2 (0.45%) ABAP
12 2 (0.45%) VC++
12 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 93 (21.09%) ISEB
2 72 (16.33%) ISTQB
3 67 (15.19%) Degree
4 30 (6.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 15 (3.40%) OSCP
7 14 (3.17%) OSCE
8 12 (2.72%) CISSP
9 11 (2.49%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (1.36%) CEH
11 3 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.23%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (43.31%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.68%) vSphere
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 59 (13.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.45%) Netcool
3 1 (0.23%) Nessus
3 1 (0.23%) Nmap
Vendors
1 58 (13.15%) Oracle
2 52 (11.79%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.48%) HP
4 11 (2.49%) SAP
5 4 (0.91%) VMware
6 3 (0.68%) Citrix
6 3 (0.68%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.45%) hybris
7 2 (0.45%) Remedy
7 2 (0.45%) Infovista
7 2 (0.45%) Cramer
8 1 (0.23%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.23%) DataFlux
8 1 (0.23%) VocaLink
8 1 (0.23%) TSYS
8 1 (0.23%) VeriFone
8 1 (0.23%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.23%) Elavon
8 1 (0.23%) Ingenico
8 1 (0.23%) Sage
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20k - 45k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £0000 per annum + Bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Salary: up to 45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
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Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 6 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonuses + 25 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £28-35k dependant on experience + Benefits
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Salary: good salary + benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Surrey
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Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Milton Keynes
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Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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