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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 194 181 197
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 21 43 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.46% 0.84% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.88% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18 40 17
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% +25.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £50,000 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
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
4385 4898 4857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 96.33% 95.95% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3764 4056 3922
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £26,000
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Leatherhead - 8 £40,000 - 1
Woking - 5 £27,500 - 1
Guildford +6 4 £33,000 -2.94%
Epsom - 2 - -
Staines -24 1 £24,000 -40.00%
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 20 (43.48%) QA
2 18 (39.13%) Selenium
3 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.78%) Java
4 14 (30.43%) ISEB
5 13 (28.26%) ISTQB
6 12 (26.09%) Automated Testing
6 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (26.09%) SQL
7 11 (23.91%) HTML
8 10 (21.74%) XML
8 10 (21.74%) WebDriver
9 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
9 9 (19.57%) Manual Testing
10 8 (17.39%) CSS
11 7 (15.22%) Performance Management
11 7 (15.22%) V-Model
11 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
11 7 (15.22%) Degree
11 7 (15.22%) Line Management
11 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
11 7 (15.22%) People Management
12 6 (13.04%) WatiN
12 6 (13.04%) JIRA
12 6 (13.04%) FitNesse
12 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
12 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
12 6 (13.04%) Scrum
12 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
12 6 (13.04%) Project Management

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (2.17%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) RDBMS
1 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (39.13%) Selenium
2 10 (21.74%) WebDriver
3 6 (13.04%) FitNesse
3 6 (13.04%) JIRA
3 6 (13.04%) WatiN
4 2 (4.35%) Zephyr
4 2 (4.35%) JMeter
5 1 (2.17%) NUnit
5 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.17%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 5 (10.87%) Retail
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) HTML
2 10 (21.74%) XML
3 8 (17.39%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
1 5 (10.87%) Solaris
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
1 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (26.09%) Automated Testing
3 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
3 9 (19.57%) Manual Testing
4 7 (15.22%) Performance Management
4 7 (15.22%) V-Model
4 7 (15.22%) Line Management
4 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
4 7 (15.22%) People Management
4 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
5 6 (13.04%) Scrum
5 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 6 (13.04%) Project Management
5 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
6 5 (10.87%) CRM
6 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Test Management
7 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) Java
2 12 (26.09%) SQL
3 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.87%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) Python
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
5 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) ISEB
2 13 (28.26%) ISTQB
3 7 (15.22%) Degree
4 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (43.48%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) HP
Leatherhead, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £0000 per annum + Bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago