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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 242 223 232
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 229 278 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.19% 1.33% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.37% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 193 244 168
Average salary £36,750 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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
18561 20260 19832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.45% 97.05% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15896 16537 15701
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 -28 72 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Oxfordshire +32 37 £28,750 -17.85% 5
Berkshire -68 27 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Buckinghamshire +13 25 £32,500 - 5
West Sussex +15 24 £35,000 +17.64% 3
Hampshire +4 23 £30,000 -14.28% 5
East Sussex +13 12 £38,000 +8.57% 3
Kent +7 9 £35,000 +53.84%
Middlesex - 2 £48,750 - 2
M4 Corridor - 2 £75,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 228 (44.88%) QA
2 192 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (29.72%) Selenium
4 134 (26.38%) Test Scripting
5 128 (25.20%) Software Testing
6 124 (24.41%) Automated Testing
7 116 (22.83%) ISEB
8 115 (22.64%) Regression Testing
8 115 (22.64%) Functional Testing
9 114 (22.44%) Java
10 112 (22.05%) SQL
11 111 (21.85%) Manual Testing
12 104 (20.47%) Windows
13 103 (20.28%) Finance
14 97 (19.09%) ISTQB
15 87 (17.13%) Automation Testing
16 85 (16.73%) SQL Server
17 83 (16.34%) .NET
18 78 (15.35%) C#
19 76 (14.96%) HP
19 76 (14.96%) HP Quality Center
20 73 (14.37%) Test Automation
21 71 (13.98%) Microsoft
22 69 (13.58%) Scrum
23 68 (13.39%) SDLC
24 64 (12.60%) Performance Testing
25 62 (12.20%) TDD
26 59 (11.61%) WebDriver
27 55 (10.83%) Degree
27 55 (10.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 17 (3.35%) ColdFusion
2 14 (2.76%) IIS
3 4 (0.79%) Tuxedo
4 2 (0.39%) Apache
4 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.39%) Confluence
4 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (9.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (2.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 9 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.79%) BASE24
5 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.39%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.79%) SaaS
1 4 (0.79%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.56%) Internet
2 7 (1.38%) Firewall
3 6 (1.18%) ATM
3 6 (1.18%) Wireshark
4 5 (0.98%) SIGTRAN
4 5 (0.98%) SS7
4 5 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.79%) GGSN
5 4 (0.79%) HTTP
5 4 (0.79%) SGSN
5 4 (0.79%) Wireless
6 3 (0.59%) 2G
6 3 (0.59%) 3G
6 3 (0.59%) 4G
6 3 (0.59%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (0.59%) Network Security
6 3 (0.59%) SAN
6 3 (0.59%) SCCP
6 3 (0.59%) SMPP
6 3 (0.59%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (16.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.17%) MySQL
3 10 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.59%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.39%) Informix
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.20%) GIS
Development Applications
1 151 (29.72%) Selenium
2 59 (11.61%) WebDriver
3 47 (9.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (8.86%) HP UFT
5 44 (8.66%) JIRA
6 40 (7.87%) Cucumber
7 32 (6.30%) Jenkins
7 32 (6.30%) LoadRunner
8 27 (5.31%) SoapUI
8 27 (5.31%) Visual Studio
9 22 (4.33%) JUnit
10 20 (3.94%) Git (software)
11 18 (3.54%) Eclipse
12 17 (3.35%) Selenium IDE
12 17 (3.35%) SpecFlow
13 14 (2.76%) Gradle
14 11 (2.17%) JMeter
15 10 (1.97%) Calabash
15 10 (1.97%) Firebug
16 8 (1.57%) FitNesse
General
1 103 (20.28%) Finance
2 47 (9.25%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.76%) Banking
3 14 (2.76%) Electronics
4 11 (2.17%) Marketing
5 10 (1.97%) Retail
6 7 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.98%) Automotive
7 5 (0.98%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.79%) Advertising
8 4 (0.79%) Games
9 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (16.34%) .NET
2 50 (9.84%) Web Services
3 35 (6.89%) HTML
4 27 (5.31%) CSS
5 25 (4.92%) ASP.NET
6 13 (2.56%) Ajax
7 11 (2.17%) Gherkin
8 10 (1.97%) DOM
9 8 (1.57%) SOAP
9 8 (1.57%) XML
10 7 (1.38%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.18%) HTML5
12 5 (0.98%) JSON
13 3 (0.59%) ActiveMQ
13 3 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.59%) Java EE
13 3 (0.59%) LAMP
13 3 (0.59%) Razor View Engine
13 3 (0.59%) RESTful
14 2 (0.39%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.13%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.35%) Embedded Systems
4 17 (3.35%) iSeries
5 13 (2.56%) Mathematics
6 12 (2.36%) AS400
7 11 (2.17%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.97%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.97%) Statistics
9 6 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.79%) Contactless
10 4 (0.79%) EMV
10 4 (0.79%) Fintech
10 4 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.79%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.79%) Physics
10 4 (0.79%) User Experience
11 3 (0.59%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.39%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 104 (20.47%) Windows
2 51 (10.04%) Linux
3 25 (4.92%) Unix
4 19 (3.74%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (2.36%) Solaris
7 10 (1.97%) Android
8 7 (1.38%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.38%) Windows Vista
8 7 (1.38%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.98%) AIX
9 5 (0.98%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.98%) CentOS
9 5 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.59%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.39%) VMS
13 1 (0.20%) KNOPPIX
13 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (26.38%) Test Scripting
3 128 (25.20%) Software Testing
4 124 (24.41%) Automated Testing
5 115 (22.64%) Functional Testing
5 115 (22.64%) Regression Testing
6 111 (21.85%) Manual Testing
7 87 (17.13%) Automation Testing
8 73 (14.37%) Test Automation
9 69 (13.58%) Scrum
10 68 (13.39%) SDLC
11 64 (12.60%) Performance Testing
12 62 (12.20%) TDD
13 52 (10.24%) E-Commerce
14 51 (10.04%) User Acceptance Testing
15 48 (9.45%) Integration Testing
16 47 (9.25%) BDD
16 47 (9.25%) Waterfall
17 43 (8.46%) Test Strategy
18 39 (7.68%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 114 (22.44%) Java
2 112 (22.05%) SQL
3 78 (15.35%) C#
4 50 (9.84%) Python
5 30 (5.91%) JavaScript
6 29 (5.71%) Perl
7 27 (5.31%) C
8 26 (5.12%) PHP
9 25 (4.92%) C++
10 22 (4.33%) Bash Shell
11 19 (3.74%) VB
12 18 (3.54%) Ruby
13 16 (3.15%) T-SQL
14 13 (2.56%) ABAP
15 4 (0.79%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.79%) VBScript
16 3 (0.59%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
18 1 (0.20%) Groovy
18 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 116 (22.83%) ISEB
2 97 (19.09%) ISTQB
3 55 (10.83%) Degree
3 55 (10.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 51 (10.04%) Security Cleared
5 35 (6.89%) CREST Certified
6 21 (4.13%) DV Cleared
6 21 (4.13%) SC Cleared
7 20 (3.94%) OSCP
8 19 (3.74%) CEH
9 17 (3.35%) GIAC
10 9 (1.77%) CHECK Team Leader
11 8 (1.57%) CHECK Team Member
12 6 (1.18%) GPEN
12 6 (1.18%) Tigerscheme
13 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
16 2 (0.39%) CISSP
16 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (44.88%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.39%) SDET
3 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.18%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.59%) XenApp
3 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.59%) XenServer
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 76 (14.96%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (5.12%) Nessus
3 21 (4.13%) Nmap
4 20 (3.94%) OpenVAS
5 3 (0.59%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.39%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.20%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.20%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.20%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.20%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 76 (14.96%) HP
2 71 (13.98%) Microsoft
3 44 (8.66%) Oracle
4 29 (5.71%) SAP
5 20 (3.94%) Qualys
6 19 (3.74%) Coverity
7 9 (1.77%) IBM
8 8 (1.57%) Citrix
9 5 (0.98%) CA
9 5 (0.98%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.79%) CyberSource
10 4 (0.79%) DataCash
10 4 (0.79%) Elavon
10 4 (0.79%) Ingenico
10 4 (0.79%) Sage
10 4 (0.79%) TSYS
10 4 (0.79%) VeriFone
10 4 (0.79%) VMware
10 4 (0.79%) VocaLink
10 4 (0.79%) WorldPay
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Superb Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Imperative People
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + excellent bens package
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits, Incentives & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £55,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke
Conexus
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Jenrick IT
Salary: Highly Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Hassocks, West Sussex
Friday Media Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + training, progression, 10% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago