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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / South East
Rank 219 261 235
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 178 210 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.21% 1.07% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.11% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 154 171 212
Median salary £35,000 £35,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,600 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
14228 18927 19977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.80% 96.75% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11793 16094 16196
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +57 37 £46,750 +16.87% 14
Oxfordshire +28 36 £33,500 +15.51% 13
Hampshire +31 35 £40,000 +32.23% 26
Buckinghamshire +30 28 £35,500 +14.51% 12
Surrey +8 23 £37,500 -6.25% 23
East Sussex +9 11 £25,500 -32.89% 10
West Sussex -14 7 £51,250 +57.69% 14
Sussex - 3 £55,000 - 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 198 (49.13%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (36.97%) QA
3 143 (35.48%) Selenium
4 109 (27.05%) Java
5 106 (26.30%) Software Testing
6 103 (25.56%) Automated Testing
7 96 (23.82%) SQL
8 92 (22.83%) Windows
9 91 (22.58%) Test Scripting
10 88 (21.84%) Test Automation
11 85 (21.09%) ISEB
12 83 (20.60%) Finance
13 82 (20.35%) Manual Testing
14 81 (20.10%) C#
15 80 (19.85%) Scrum
15 80 (19.85%) ISTQB
16 79 (19.60%) Degree
17 77 (19.11%) Microsoft
18 73 (18.11%) Automation Testing
19 62 (15.38%) .NET
20 59 (14.64%) SQL Server
20 59 (14.64%) C++
21 57 (14.14%) Penetration Testing
22 56 (13.90%) Regression Testing
23 55 (13.65%) Performance Testing
24 53 (13.15%) Telecoms
25 52 (12.90%) Python
26 49 (12.16%) C
27 48 (11.91%) JIRA
28 47 (11.66%) Functional Testing

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 16 (3.97%) CMS
2 7 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.49%) IIS
4 5 (1.24%) Confluence
5 4 (0.99%) IBM Domino
5 4 (0.99%) JBoss
5 4 (0.99%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.74%) Apache
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.74%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (1.74%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.23%) SaaS
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.70%) TCP/IP
2 19 (4.71%) Internet
3 18 (4.47%) Firewall
4 17 (4.22%) SMTP
5 12 (2.98%) Broadband
5 12 (2.98%) LTE
6 10 (2.48%) HTTP
7 9 (2.23%) DNS
8 8 (1.99%) Wireless
9 4 (0.99%) IMAP
9 4 (0.99%) NAS
9 4 (0.99%) SAN
9 4 (0.99%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.74%) VoIP
11 1 (0.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (14.64%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.71%) MySQL
3 11 (2.73%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.74%) SAP BW
5 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.25%) Big Data
9 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 143 (35.48%) Selenium
2 48 (11.91%) JIRA
3 44 (10.92%) JMeter
4 34 (8.44%) Cucumber
5 28 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (6.70%) WebDriver
7 24 (5.96%) Visual Studio
8 21 (5.21%) Ranorex
9 20 (4.96%) LoadRunner
10 19 (4.71%) Metasploit
11 18 (4.47%) HP UFT
12 14 (3.47%) Gatling
12 14 (3.47%) Jenkins
13 13 (3.23%) Eclipse
13 13 (3.23%) SoapUI
13 13 (3.23%) SpecFlow
14 12 (2.98%) Git (software)
15 11 (2.73%) JUnit
16 10 (2.48%) Bugzilla
16 10 (2.48%) TestNG
General
1 83 (20.60%) Finance
2 53 (13.15%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.22%) Banking
4 12 (2.98%) Retail
5 11 (2.73%) Marketing
6 7 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.24%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.24%) Games
7 5 (1.24%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.99%) Automotive
8 4 (0.99%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.74%) Electronics
10 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.50%) Back Office
10 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Front Office
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (15.38%) .NET
2 44 (10.92%) HTML
3 30 (7.44%) Gherkin
4 27 (6.70%) ASP.NET
5 16 (3.97%) XML
6 15 (3.72%) SOAP
7 14 (3.47%) Ajax
7 14 (3.47%) Web Services
8 9 (2.23%) HTML5
9 8 (1.99%) CSS
9 8 (1.99%) J2EE
9 8 (1.99%) REST
10 7 (1.74%) CGI
10 7 (1.74%) WSDL
11 5 (1.24%) Flash
11 5 (1.24%) jQuery
12 4 (0.99%) MAPI
12 4 (0.99%) Middleware
13 3 (0.74%) JMX
13 3 (0.74%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
1 30 (7.44%) Computer Science
2 19 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (4.47%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.97%) Virtual Team
5 14 (3.47%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (2.73%) User Experience
7 8 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (1.74%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.24%) Online Games
11 4 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.99%) iSeries
11 4 (0.99%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.99%) Xbox
12 3 (0.74%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.74%) Fintech
12 3 (0.74%) iPad
13 2 (0.50%) Cybercrime
13 2 (0.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 92 (22.83%) Windows
2 32 (7.94%) Linux
3 13 (3.23%) VxWorks
4 12 (2.98%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.99%) Kali Linux
5 8 (1.99%) Unix
6 7 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.74%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.49%) Windows Vista
8 5 (1.24%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.99%) Solaris
10 3 (0.74%) Android
10 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.25%) Debian
11 1 (0.25%) KNOPPIX
11 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.25%) SUSE
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (49.13%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (26.30%) Software Testing
3 103 (25.56%) Automated Testing
4 91 (22.58%) Test Scripting
5 88 (21.84%) Test Automation
6 82 (20.35%) Manual Testing
7 80 (19.85%) Scrum
8 73 (18.11%) Automation Testing
9 57 (14.14%) Penetration Testing
10 56 (13.90%) Regression Testing
11 55 (13.65%) Performance Testing
12 47 (11.66%) Functional Testing
13 36 (8.93%) Test Strategy
14 33 (8.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 32 (7.94%) TDD
16 31 (7.69%) Open Source
17 30 (7.44%) Cybersecurity
17 30 (7.44%) Ethical Hacking
18 29 (7.20%) SDLC
19 28 (6.95%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (27.05%) Java
2 96 (23.82%) SQL
3 81 (20.10%) C#
4 59 (14.64%) C++
5 52 (12.90%) Python
6 49 (12.16%) C
7 43 (10.67%) JavaScript
8 40 (9.93%) Perl
9 24 (5.96%) Bash Shell
10 17 (4.22%) Ruby
11 15 (3.72%) T-SQL
12 13 (3.23%) VB
13 8 (1.99%) PHP
14 7 (1.74%) VBScript
15 5 (1.24%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.99%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.74%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.74%) Scala
18 2 (0.50%) Groovy
18 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (21.09%) ISEB
2 80 (19.85%) ISTQB
3 79 (19.60%) Degree
4 44 (10.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 22 (5.46%) OSCP
7 19 (4.71%) CEH
7 19 (4.71%) GPEN
8 18 (4.47%) CREST Certified
8 18 (4.47%) DV Cleared
9 16 (3.97%) GIAC
10 7 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.99%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.50%) CHECK Team Leader
12 2 (0.50%) CHECK Team Member
12 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.50%) SANS
12 2 (0.50%) Tigerscheme
13 1 (0.25%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (36.97%) QA
2 3 (0.74%) SDET
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.99%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (11.17%) Nessus
2 43 (10.67%) Nmap
3 26 (6.45%) OpenVAS
4 12 (2.98%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.74%) Perfmon
6 3 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.25%) Core Impact
7 1 (0.25%) Grafana
7 1 (0.25%) Graphite
7 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 77 (19.11%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.45%) Qualys
3 23 (5.71%) Oracle
4 21 (5.21%) SAP
5 14 (3.47%) Coverity
6 11 (2.73%) IBM
7 8 (1.99%) VMware
8 6 (1.49%) AppDynamics
9 3 (0.74%) HP
9 3 (0.74%) Riverbed
9 3 (0.74%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (0.50%) Dynatrace
10 2 (0.50%) Infor
10 2 (0.50%) Sage
10 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.50%) T-Plan
11 1 (0.25%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.25%) Remedy
11 1 (0.25%) Sencha
11 1 (0.25%) Splunk
Brighton, East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life,flexi work
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, Sussex
JW5
Salary: benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 43k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40k+Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 3 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £32,500 per annum Pension, Gym, Healthcare, Flexi-working
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive + bonus + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £87,000 per annum plus benefits and car allowence
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum + Pension, Private Healthcare, 25 da
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Mint
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum Training + Career Progression
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £50,000 - £75,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxford
Opus Energy
Salary: £32000.0000 - £40000.0000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago