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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 192 230 196
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 307 239 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.38% 1.09% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.15% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 248 205 265
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
21093 20797 22222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.72% 95.10% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16614 17166 18964
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 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +44 95 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Berkshire +5 63 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Hampshire -12 36 £37,500 - 4
Kent -6 33 £35,000 +7.69%
Buckinghamshire +17 32 £31,250 +2.45% 6
East Sussex -15 27 £35,000 +16.66% 5
West Sussex -28 12 £33,750 +16.37% 2
Oxfordshire +9 11 £21,500 -38.57% 1
Middlesex -2 1 £38,500 -30.00%
Sussex - 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 249 (39.59%) SQL
2 232 (36.88%) Selenium
3 212 (33.70%) QA
4 209 (33.23%) Degree
5 198 (31.48%) ISEB
6 172 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
7 171 (27.19%) Software Testing
8 159 (25.28%) .NET
9 158 (25.12%) Test Automation
10 154 (24.48%) Finance
11 147 (23.37%) Java
12 139 (22.10%) Automated Testing
12 139 (22.10%) Manual Testing
13 129 (20.51%) Test Scripting
14 126 (20.03%) Microsoft
15 120 (19.08%) C#
16 113 (17.97%) QuickTest Pro
17 108 (17.17%) Windows
18 107 (17.01%) Mathematics
18 107 (17.01%) Computer Science
19 103 (16.38%) ISTQB
20 95 (15.10%) SQL Server
21 72 (11.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 70 (11.13%) Oracle
23 69 (10.97%) WebDriver
24 68 (10.81%) Performance Testing
25 66 (10.49%) JMeter
26 65 (10.33%) Linux
26 65 (10.33%) Test Strategy
27 62 (9.86%) MySQL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (2.86%) IIS
2 17 (2.70%) Apache
3 10 (1.59%) ColdFusion
4 8 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.95%) CMS
6 4 (0.64%) Drupal
7 2 (0.32%) Confluence
7 2 (0.32%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.82%) MS Office
3 4 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.43%) SaaS
3 4 (0.64%) Trello
4 3 (0.48%) GitHub
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 15 (2.38%) Internet
2 11 (1.75%) Firewall
3 9 (1.43%) HTTP
4 8 (1.27%) SMTP
4 8 (1.27%) SSL
5 7 (1.11%) SAN
5 7 (1.11%) IMAP
6 6 (0.95%) NAS
6 6 (0.95%) SNMP
7 4 (0.64%) Wireless
7 4 (0.64%) Network Security
8 2 (0.32%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.32%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.32%) LAN
9 1 (0.16%) WAN
9 1 (0.16%) POP3
9 1 (0.16%) DHCP
9 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.16%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 62 (9.86%) MySQL
3 30 (4.77%) Oracle Database
4 29 (4.61%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.32%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (0.16%) Big Data
10 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.16%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 232 (36.88%) Selenium
2 113 (17.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 69 (10.97%) WebDriver
4 66 (10.49%) JMeter
5 43 (6.84%) LoadRunner
6 36 (5.72%) JIRA
7 31 (4.93%) Visual Studio
8 30 (4.77%) WinRunner
9 27 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (3.97%) Cucumber
11 19 (3.02%) Git (software)
11 19 (3.02%) TestComplete
12 15 (2.38%) NUnit
13 13 (2.07%) SoapUI
13 13 (2.07%) Ranorex
14 11 (1.75%) Ant
14 11 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (1.59%) TestNG
15 10 (1.59%) JUnit
15 10 (1.59%) Jenkins
General
1 154 (24.48%) Finance
2 20 (3.18%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.86%) Electronics
4 15 (2.38%) Banking
4 15 (2.38%) Retail
5 13 (2.07%) Marketing
5 13 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.11%) Games
7 3 (0.48%) Billing
8 2 (0.32%) Local Government
8 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.32%) Advertising
8 2 (0.32%) Publishing
9 1 (0.16%) Back Office
9 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.16%) German Language
9 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (25.28%) .NET
2 49 (7.79%) Web Services
3 39 (6.20%) HTML
4 32 (5.09%) XML
5 29 (4.61%) ASP.NET
6 25 (3.97%) CSS
7 24 (3.82%) J2EE
8 22 (3.50%) .NET Framework
9 10 (1.59%) HTML5
9 10 (1.59%) CSS3
10 9 (1.43%) Ajax
11 7 (1.11%) JSP
12 6 (0.95%) MAPI
12 6 (0.95%) WinForms
12 6 (0.95%) jQuery
12 6 (0.95%) JSON
12 6 (0.95%) Gherkin
13 5 (0.79%) LAMP
14 4 (0.64%) LINQ
15 3 (0.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 107 (17.01%) Mathematics
1 107 (17.01%) Computer Science
2 54 (8.59%) Life Science
3 43 (6.84%) Chemistry
4 37 (5.88%) Biology
4 37 (5.88%) Open Source
5 31 (4.93%) Client/Server
6 23 (3.66%) Statistics
7 20 (3.18%) Visualisation
8 18 (2.86%) Physics
9 15 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.91%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.43%) iSeries
12 6 (0.95%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.79%) NHS
14 4 (0.64%) LIMS
14 4 (0.64%) Hedge funds
15 3 (0.48%) FMCG
15 3 (0.48%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 108 (17.17%) Windows
2 65 (10.33%) Linux
3 37 (5.88%) UNIX
4 11 (1.75%) Solaris
4 11 (1.75%) Mac OS X
5 8 (1.27%) AIX
5 8 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.11%) Windows XP
6 7 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.11%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.11%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.95%) Windows Vista
7 6 (0.95%) Android
8 3 (0.48%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.32%) CentOS
9 2 (0.32%) Debian
9 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (27.19%) Software Testing
3 158 (25.12%) Test Automation
4 139 (22.10%) Automated Testing
4 139 (22.10%) Manual Testing
5 129 (20.51%) Test Scripting
6 68 (10.81%) Performance Testing
7 65 (10.33%) Test Strategy
8 55 (8.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 52 (8.27%) System Testing
9 52 (8.27%) Automation Testing
10 51 (8.11%) Regression Testing
11 46 (7.31%) Test Management
12 42 (6.68%) OO
13 38 (6.04%) Scrum
13 38 (6.04%) Software Engineering
14 36 (5.72%) V-Model
15 34 (5.41%) BDD
16 33 (5.25%) TDD
17 31 (4.93%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 249 (39.59%) SQL
2 147 (23.37%) Java
3 120 (19.08%) C#
4 56 (8.90%) C++
5 54 (8.59%) PL/SQL
6 51 (8.11%) Python
7 45 (7.15%) JavaScript
8 42 (6.68%) PHP
9 31 (4.93%) Ruby
10 21 (3.34%) VBScript
11 18 (2.86%) Perl
12 17 (2.70%) T-SQL
12 17 (2.70%) VB
13 16 (2.54%) Shell Script
13 16 (2.54%) C
14 13 (2.07%) Bash Shell
15 11 (1.75%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.11%) Delphi
17 5 (0.79%) VB6
18 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 209 (33.23%) Degree
2 198 (31.48%) ISEB
3 103 (16.38%) ISTQB
4 72 (11.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (3.18%) Security Cleared
6 18 (2.86%) PhD
7 14 (2.23%) CISSP
8 12 (1.91%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.75%) CEH
10 9 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.11%) HNC
11 7 (1.11%) HND
12 6 (0.95%) MCDBA
12 6 (0.95%) MCITP
13 3 (0.48%) MCSE
14 2 (0.32%) GPEN
14 2 (0.32%) OSCP
14 2 (0.32%) OSCE
15 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (33.70%) QA
2 19 (3.02%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.79%) SLA
5 3 (0.48%) GAMP
6 2 (0.32%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.27%) Snort
3 6 (0.95%) VMware ESX
3 6 (0.95%) vSphere
4 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) Nmap
6 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.16%) NFS
6 1 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 57 (9.06%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.95%) NetBackup
2 6 (0.95%) Backup Exec
2 6 (0.95%) PureDisk
3 4 (0.64%) Opsview
4 2 (0.32%) Puppet
5 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.16%) Nessus
5 1 (0.16%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 126 (20.03%) Microsoft
2 70 (11.13%) Oracle
3 32 (5.09%) HP
4 16 (2.54%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.38%) Citrix
6 12 (1.91%) VMware
7 7 (1.11%) Business Objects
8 6 (0.95%) Telerik
8 6 (0.95%) LogRhythm
9 5 (0.79%) SAP
10 4 (0.64%) SunGard
11 3 (0.48%) Informatica
11 3 (0.48%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.32%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.32%) Apple
12 2 (0.32%) IBM
12 2 (0.32%) Symbian
13 1 (0.16%) Cisco
13 1 (0.16%) Sun
13 1 (0.16%) JBoss
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