The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 165 198 207
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 43 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.95% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 43 9 6
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -35.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £29,200 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £39,800 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Software Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Surrey 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
Surrey
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4323 4319 4771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 95.85% 95.24% 96.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3590 3458 3916
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Surrey region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Surrey

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Surrey

Software Tester
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
Staines - 4 £42,500 -
Guildford +14 3 £45,000 +16.88%
Chertsey +4 3 £42,500 +41.66%
Reigate -10 2 £65,000 +44.44%
Walton-on-Thames - 2 £30,500 -
Woking - 2 £32,500 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 42 (62.69%) Selenium
2 39 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (52.24%) ISEB
4 25 (37.31%) Automated Testing
5 24 (35.82%) Java
6 22 (32.84%) QA
7 21 (31.34%) SQL
8 20 (29.85%) ISTQB
8 20 (29.85%) Test Automation
9 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
9 18 (26.87%) Web Services
10 17 (25.37%) Scrum
11 16 (23.88%) Degree
12 15 (22.39%) Life Science
12 15 (22.39%) Windows
13 14 (20.90%) Solaris
13 14 (20.90%) Linux
13 14 (20.90%) FitNesse
13 14 (20.90%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (20.90%) Test Scripting
13 14 (20.90%) Line Management
14 13 (19.40%) WatiN
14 13 (19.40%) J2EE
14 13 (19.40%) MySQL
14 13 (19.40%) Oracle
14 13 (19.40%) JMeter
15 12 (17.91%) Mac OS X
15 12 (17.91%) PL/SQL
15 12 (17.91%) XML
15 12 (17.91%) QuickTest Pro

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.49%) ColdFusion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) MySQL
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (62.69%) Selenium
2 14 (20.90%) FitNesse
3 13 (19.40%) JMeter
3 13 (19.40%) WatiN
4 12 (17.91%) WebDriver
4 12 (17.91%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (17.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (8.96%) JIRA
6 4 (5.97%) Ant
7 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.48%) InstallShield
8 2 (2.99%) NUnit
8 2 (2.99%) Maven
8 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.99%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.49%) WATIR
General
1 8 (11.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) Web Services
2 13 (19.40%) J2EE
3 12 (17.91%) XML
4 11 (16.42%) HTML
5 10 (14.93%) CSS
6 3 (4.48%) .NET
7 2 (2.99%) HTML5
7 2 (2.99%) CSS3
8 1 (1.49%) LAMP
8 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.49%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.39%) Life Science
2 11 (16.42%) Chemistry
2 11 (16.42%) Biology
3 9 (13.43%) Mathematics
4 8 (11.94%) Biotechnology
5 6 (8.96%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (5.97%) Visualisation
7 3 (4.48%) Physics
7 3 (4.48%) LIMS
8 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Windows
2 14 (20.90%) Solaris
2 14 (20.90%) Linux
3 12 (17.91%) Mac OS X
4 6 (8.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.31%) Automated Testing
3 20 (29.85%) Test Automation
4 17 (25.37%) Scrum
5 14 (20.90%) Test Scripting
5 14 (20.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (20.90%) Line Management
6 11 (16.42%) Software Testing
6 11 (16.42%) Manual Testing
7 10 (14.93%) Performance Management
8 9 (13.43%) Performance Testing
8 9 (13.43%) E-Commerce
9 8 (11.94%) Project Management
9 8 (11.94%) Bioinformatics
9 8 (11.94%) V-Model
9 8 (11.94%) Waterfall
10 7 (10.45%) Software Engineering
10 7 (10.45%) Test Management
10 7 (10.45%) People Management
11 6 (8.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.82%) Java
2 21 (31.34%) SQL
3 12 (17.91%) PL/SQL
4 5 (7.46%) Python
5 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.97%) Ruby
5 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.97%) Perl
5 4 (5.97%) PHP
5 4 (5.97%) C#
6 2 (2.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 35 (52.24%) ISEB
2 20 (29.85%) ISTQB
3 16 (23.88%) Degree
4 9 (13.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (11.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.84%) QA
2 8 (11.94%) GLP
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.40%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) CA
3 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
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