The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 209 190 175
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 275 297 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 1.30% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.37% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 227 259 301
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
23021 21689 23440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.64% 94.95% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 18373 17978 20301
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Tester
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +19 87 £47,500 +31.03% 15
Hampshire -1 65 £30,500 +10.90% 7
Berkshire +12 49 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Buckinghamshire -12 21 £31,250 -3.84% 5
Oxfordshire -18 20 £32,500 +1.56% 2
West Sussex -38 12 £35,000 +14.75% 1
East Sussex -3 9 £28,500 -5.00% 3
Kent -18 8 £31,250 -10.71% 7
Middlesex 0 1 £60,000 -20.00%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 192 (38.71%) QA
2 167 (33.67%) Selenium
3 164 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
4 154 (31.05%) SQL
5 153 (30.85%) ISEB
6 152 (30.65%) .NET
7 146 (29.44%) Software Testing
8 132 (26.61%) Degree
9 122 (24.60%) Finance
9 122 (24.60%) Test Scripting
10 120 (24.19%) Test Automation
11 102 (20.56%) Automated Testing
12 94 (18.95%) Microsoft
12 94 (18.95%) ISTQB
13 93 (18.75%) C#
14 90 (18.15%) Manual Testing
15 83 (16.73%) Computer Science
16 80 (16.13%) Java
17 69 (13.91%) Windows
18 64 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
19 63 (12.70%) Test Strategy
20 56 (11.29%) WebDriver
21 55 (11.09%) C++
22 51 (10.28%) Mathematics
23 48 (9.68%) MS Excel
24 47 (9.48%) QuickTest Pro
25 44 (8.87%) JavaScript
25 44 (8.87%) JIRA
25 44 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
26 43 (8.67%) SQL Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 12 (2.42%) Apache
2 9 (1.81%) IIS
3 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.81%) Drupal
4 2 (0.40%) ColdFusion
4 2 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.20%) Node.js
5 1 (0.20%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 48 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.42%) MS Office
3 3 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Magento
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.63%) SaaS
3 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.85%) Internet
2 7 (1.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.60%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.60%) HTTP
4 2 (0.40%) SSL
4 2 (0.40%) Firewall
4 2 (0.40%) Wireless
4 2 (0.40%) Network Security
5 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.20%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) LAN
5 1 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.44%) MySQL
3 17 (3.43%) Riak
3 17 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
3 17 (3.43%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.81%) Big Data
4 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.81%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.20%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 167 (33.67%) Selenium
2 56 (11.29%) WebDriver
3 47 (9.48%) QuickTest Pro
4 44 (8.87%) JIRA
5 32 (6.45%) Visual Studio
6 22 (4.44%) WinRunner
6 22 (4.44%) Cucumber
7 21 (4.23%) TestComplete
8 19 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (3.23%) Ranorex
10 13 (2.62%) LoadRunner
11 9 (1.81%) JMeter
12 8 (1.61%) SoapUI
13 7 (1.41%) Selenium IDE
13 7 (1.41%) JUnit
14 6 (1.21%) Jenkins
15 5 (1.01%) Calabash
15 5 (1.01%) PHPUnit
15 5 (1.01%) JBehave
15 5 (1.01%) Sahi
General
1 122 (24.60%) Finance
2 12 (2.42%) Banking
3 11 (2.22%) Spanish Language
3 11 (2.22%) Retail
3 11 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 4 (0.81%) Legal
5 2 (0.40%) Publishing
5 2 (0.40%) Marketing
5 2 (0.40%) Local Government
6 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.20%) Billing
6 1 (0.20%) Electronics
6 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (30.65%) .NET
2 42 (8.47%) Web Services
3 36 (7.26%) .NET Framework
4 33 (6.65%) HTML
5 28 (5.65%) XML
6 23 (4.64%) ASP.NET
7 14 (2.82%) CSS
8 8 (1.61%) XSL
9 7 (1.41%) Ajax
9 7 (1.41%) SOAP
10 6 (1.21%) Swing
11 4 (0.81%) JDBC
11 4 (0.81%) JSP
11 4 (0.81%) LAMP
11 4 (0.81%) Smart GWT
12 3 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.60%) jQuery
12 3 (0.60%) JSON
12 3 (0.60%) XHTML
13 2 (0.40%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 83 (16.73%) Computer Science
2 51 (10.28%) Mathematics
3 30 (6.05%) Client/Server
4 19 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.42%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.42%) Statistics
6 7 (1.41%) Open Source
6 7 (1.41%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.21%) NHS
7 6 (1.21%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.21%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.21%) Life Science
7 6 (1.21%) Chemistry
7 6 (1.21%) Social Media
8 5 (1.01%) iSeries
9 4 (0.81%) LIMS
9 4 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.81%) Biology
9 4 (0.81%) PKI
9 4 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 69 (13.91%) Windows
2 41 (8.27%) Linux
3 10 (2.02%) UNIX
4 8 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.41%) Android
6 5 (1.01%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.81%) Windows Vista
7 4 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.81%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (29.44%) Software Testing
3 122 (24.60%) Test Scripting
4 120 (24.19%) Test Automation
5 102 (20.56%) Automated Testing
6 90 (18.15%) Manual Testing
7 64 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
8 63 (12.70%) Test Strategy
9 44 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 43 (8.67%) OO
11 40 (8.06%) Automation Testing
12 36 (7.26%) Regression Testing
13 35 (7.06%) Scrum
14 33 (6.65%) Security Testing
15 32 (6.45%) Ethical Hacking
16 31 (6.25%) BDD
16 31 (6.25%) User Stories
17 28 (5.65%) Web Testing
18 27 (5.44%) Performance Testing
19 26 (5.24%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 154 (31.05%) SQL
2 93 (18.75%) C#
3 80 (16.13%) Java
4 55 (11.09%) C++
5 44 (8.87%) JavaScript
6 43 (8.67%) Python
7 26 (5.24%) Perl
8 22 (4.44%) VB.NET
9 20 (4.03%) PHP
10 19 (3.83%) Ruby
11 14 (2.82%) C
12 8 (1.61%) Delphi
12 8 (1.61%) Progress 4GL
13 6 (1.21%) VB
13 6 (1.21%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.81%) COBOL
14 4 (0.81%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.60%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.60%) VBScript
16 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 153 (30.85%) ISEB
2 132 (26.61%) Degree
3 94 (18.95%) ISTQB
4 25 (5.04%) CEH
5 14 (2.82%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.82%) PhD
6 7 (1.41%) CHFI
7 5 (1.01%) CISSP
8 3 (0.60%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.40%) OSCP
10 1 (0.20%) OSCE
10 1 (0.20%) OSWP
10 1 (0.20%) GPEN
10 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.20%) GIAC
10 1 (0.20%) MCSE
10 1 (0.20%) HNC
10 1 (0.20%) HND
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (38.71%) QA
2 24 (4.84%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.42%) COSO
3 12 (2.42%) COBIT
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) GAMP
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (0.60%) Snort
2 2 (0.40%) Nmap
2 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.21%) WebInspect
3 2 (0.40%) Nessus
4 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 94 (18.95%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.44%) HP
3 11 (2.22%) Oracle
4 10 (2.02%) IBM
5 5 (1.01%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.81%) Symbian
6 4 (0.81%) VMware
7 3 (0.60%) Citrix
8 2 (0.40%) SAP
9 1 (0.20%) Zend
9 1 (0.20%) Aquila
9 1 (0.20%) InterSystems
9 1 (0.20%) JBoss
9 1 (0.20%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.20%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.20%) SunGard
9 1 (0.20%) EMC
9 1 (0.20%) BMC
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and benefits and Training
Posted: 19 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k - 40k
Posted: 23 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Pure360
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Blu Digital
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension (10%), Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Mayflower Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago