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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 195 210 207
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 295 256 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.34% 1.21% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.28% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 241 223 251
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £23,800 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
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
20812 20072 21481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.58% 95.02% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 16603 18379
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +35 89 £35,000 - 10
Berkshire +21 64 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Hampshire -9 40 £35,000 -6.66% 11
Buckinghamshire +19 33 £30,000 -7.69% 5
East Sussex -17 29 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Kent -17 25 £35,000 - 1
West Sussex -15 9 £35,000 +18.64% 2
Oxfordshire -4 7 £26,000 -25.71% 3
Middlesex -3 3 £38,500 -30.00%
Sussex - 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 269 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (40.57%) SQL
3 233 (36.64%) Selenium
4 213 (33.49%) ISEB
5 207 (32.55%) Degree
6 204 (32.08%) QA
7 189 (29.72%) Manual Testing
8 159 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 152 (23.90%) Finance
10 149 (23.43%) Java
11 148 (23.27%) Automated Testing
12 144 (22.64%) .NET
13 141 (22.17%) Test Automation
14 130 (20.44%) Microsoft
15 126 (19.81%) Test Scripting
16 123 (19.34%) QuickTest Pro
17 114 (17.92%) Windows
18 113 (17.77%) C#
19 108 (16.98%) Mathematics
20 101 (15.88%) Computer Science
21 99 (15.57%) ISTQB
22 89 (13.99%) SQL Server
23 83 (13.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 81 (12.74%) Oracle
24 81 (12.74%) Linux
25 77 (12.11%) MySQL
25 77 (12.11%) JMeter
26 72 (11.32%) Life Science
26 72 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
27 68 (10.69%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (2.83%) IIS
2 17 (2.67%) Apache
3 8 (1.26%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.26%) ColdFusion
3 8 (1.26%) CMS
4 5 (0.79%) Drupal
5 2 (0.31%) Confluence
5 2 (0.31%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.09%) MS Office
3 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.57%) SaaS
3 4 (0.63%) Trello
4 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.73%) Internet
2 11 (1.73%) Firewall
3 9 (1.42%) HTTP
4 8 (1.26%) SMTP
4 8 (1.26%) SSL
5 7 (1.10%) SAN
5 7 (1.10%) IMAP
6 6 (0.94%) SNMP
6 6 (0.94%) NAS
7 5 (0.79%) Wireless
8 4 (0.63%) Network Security
9 3 (0.47%) LTE
9 3 (0.47%) 4G
9 3 (0.47%) MVNO
10 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.31%) LAN
11 1 (0.16%) WAN
11 1 (0.16%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 77 (12.11%) MySQL
3 31 (4.87%) Relational Database
4 27 (4.25%) Oracle Database
5 15 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.16%) Big Data
10 1 (0.16%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 233 (36.64%) Selenium
2 123 (19.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 77 (12.11%) JMeter
4 62 (9.75%) WebDriver
5 43 (6.76%) JIRA
6 40 (6.29%) LoadRunner
7 26 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (4.09%) Cucumber
8 25 (3.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 25 (3.93%) Visual Studio
9 23 (3.62%) WinRunner
9 23 (3.62%) Git (software)
10 17 (2.67%) Ant
11 15 (2.36%) TestComplete
12 13 (2.04%) NUnit
12 13 (2.04%) SoapUI
13 12 (1.89%) SpecFlow
14 10 (1.57%) Rhino Mocks
14 10 (1.57%) JUnit
14 10 (1.57%) TestNG
General
1 152 (23.90%) Finance
2 24 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 18 (2.83%) Electronics
4 18 (2.83%) Banking
5 16 (2.52%) Retail
6 13 (2.04%) Marketing
7 7 (1.10%) Games
8 4 (0.63%) Billing
9 3 (0.47%) Advertising
10 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Back Office
11 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (22.64%) .NET
2 59 (9.28%) Web Services
3 42 (6.60%) XML
4 40 (6.29%) J2EE
5 35 (5.50%) HTML
6 22 (3.46%) ASP.NET
7 20 (3.14%) CSS
8 16 (2.52%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.89%) JSP
10 10 (1.57%) HTML5
10 10 (1.57%) CSS3
11 8 (1.26%) Gherkin
11 8 (1.26%) Ajax
12 6 (0.94%) MAPI
12 6 (0.94%) LAMP
12 6 (0.94%) WinForms
13 5 (0.79%) SOAP
13 5 (0.79%) jQuery
13 5 (0.79%) JSON
14 4 (0.63%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 108 (16.98%) Mathematics
2 101 (15.88%) Computer Science
3 72 (11.32%) Life Science
4 55 (8.65%) Chemistry
5 53 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (7.70%) Biology
7 35 (5.50%) Open Source
8 27 (4.25%) Client/Server
9 26 (4.09%) Statistics
10 24 (3.77%) Visualisation
11 22 (3.46%) Physics
12 16 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (2.20%) N-Tier
14 11 (1.73%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.73%) iSeries
15 10 (1.57%) User Experience
16 8 (1.26%) Biotechnology
17 7 (1.10%) Mobile App
18 6 (0.94%) LIMS
19 4 (0.63%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 114 (17.92%) Windows
2 81 (12.74%) Linux
3 47 (7.39%) UNIX
4 25 (3.93%) Solaris
4 25 (3.93%) Mac OS X
5 8 (1.26%) AIX
5 8 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.10%) Windows XP
6 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.10%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.94%) Windows Vista
7 6 (0.94%) Android
8 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.31%) CentOS
9 2 (0.31%) Debian
9 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (29.72%) Manual Testing
3 159 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 148 (23.27%) Automated Testing
5 141 (22.17%) Test Automation
6 126 (19.81%) Test Scripting
7 68 (10.69%) Performance Testing
8 60 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 57 (8.96%) Test Management
10 56 (8.81%) System Testing
10 56 (8.81%) Automation Testing
11 52 (8.18%) Test Strategy
11 52 (8.18%) Regression Testing
12 44 (6.92%) Software Engineering
13 35 (5.50%) E-Commerce
13 35 (5.50%) V-Model
14 33 (5.19%) Scrum
15 32 (5.03%) Workflow
16 31 (4.87%) BDD
17 30 (4.72%) OO
Programming Languages
1 258 (40.57%) SQL
2 149 (23.43%) Java
3 113 (17.77%) C#
4 65 (10.22%) PL/SQL
5 46 (7.23%) C++
6 42 (6.60%) JavaScript
6 42 (6.60%) Python
7 41 (6.45%) PHP
8 30 (4.72%) Ruby
9 25 (3.93%) VBScript
10 23 (3.62%) Shell Script
11 19 (2.99%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.83%) C
13 16 (2.52%) Perl
13 16 (2.52%) VB
14 12 (1.89%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.94%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.79%) VB6
17 4 (0.63%) Delphi
18 1 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 213 (33.49%) ISEB
2 207 (32.55%) Degree
3 99 (15.57%) ISTQB
4 83 (13.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (4.09%) PhD
6 20 (3.14%) Security Cleared
7 14 (2.20%) CISSP
8 12 (1.89%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.57%) CEH
11 7 (1.10%) HNC
11 7 (1.10%) HND
12 6 (0.94%) MCDBA
12 6 (0.94%) MCITP
13 5 (0.79%) MCSE
14 2 (0.31%) GPEN
14 2 (0.31%) OSCP
14 2 (0.31%) OSCE
15 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (32.08%) QA
2 19 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.26%) GLP
5 5 (0.79%) SLA
6 3 (0.47%) GAMP
7 2 (0.31%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.26%) Snort
3 6 (0.94%) vSphere
3 6 (0.94%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.47%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) KVM
6 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.16%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 72 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.94%) NetBackup
2 6 (0.94%) Backup Exec
2 6 (0.94%) PureDisk
3 4 (0.63%) Opsview
4 2 (0.31%) Puppet
5 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.16%) Nessus
5 1 (0.16%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 130 (20.44%) Microsoft
2 81 (12.74%) Oracle
3 33 (5.19%) HP
4 16 (2.52%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.36%) Citrix
6 12 (1.89%) VMware
7 7 (1.10%) Business Objects
8 6 (0.94%) Telerik
8 6 (0.94%) LogRhythm
9 5 (0.79%) SAP
10 4 (0.63%) SunGard
11 3 (0.47%) Informatica
11 3 (0.47%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.31%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.31%) Apple
13 1 (0.16%) Sony
13 1 (0.16%) Siemens
13 1 (0.16%) Veritas
13 1 (0.16%) BMC
13 1 (0.16%) Symbian
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Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits
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Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
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Oxfordshire
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