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

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 193 183 189
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 12 39 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.31% 0.87% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.89% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10 39 15
Average salary £38,750 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £30,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £33,600
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £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
3769 4396 4142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 97.14% 98.26% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3281 3676 3285
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 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
Woking +3 3 £35,000 +7.69%
Leatherhead - 3 £50,000 -
Dorking - 2 £35,750 -
Guildford - 2 £43,750 - 1
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 29 (64.44%) Test Scripting
2 23 (51.11%) Software Testing
3 20 (44.44%) ISEB
3 20 (44.44%) SQL
4 19 (42.22%) Test Automation
5 18 (40.00%) Functional Testing
6 16 (35.56%) QA
7 15 (33.33%) Project Management
8 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
9 13 (28.89%) Regression Testing
10 12 (26.67%) Automated Testing
10 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (26.67%) SC Cleared
10 12 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
11 11 (24.44%) E-Commerce
11 11 (24.44%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (22.22%) HTML
12 10 (22.22%) Java
12 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
12 10 (22.22%) CSS
12 10 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (20.00%) Windows
14 8 (17.78%) Selenium
14 8 (17.78%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
15 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
15 7 (15.56%) Automation Testing
16 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
16 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) GIS
2 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 8 (17.78%) Selenium
2 8 (17.78%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.44%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.44%) JMeter
5 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) JUnit
5 1 (2.22%) Protractor
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Electronics
2 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) CSS
1 10 (22.22%) HTML
2 5 (11.11%) .NET
3 4 (8.89%) SOAP
4 3 (6.67%) Web Services
5 1 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.22%) JSON
5 1 (2.22%) LAMP
5 1 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Solaris
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) Test Scripting
2 23 (51.11%) Software Testing
3 19 (42.22%) Test Automation
4 18 (40.00%) Functional Testing
5 15 (33.33%) Project Management
6 13 (28.89%) Regression Testing
7 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (26.67%) Automated Testing
7 12 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (24.44%) Defect Tracking
8 11 (24.44%) E-Commerce
9 7 (15.56%) Automation Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
10 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (13.33%) V-Model
10 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
11 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Scrum
11 5 (11.11%) TDD
12 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) SQL
2 10 (22.22%) Java
3 5 (11.11%) Python
3 5 (11.11%) Ruby
4 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.67%) PHP
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.22%) VB
6 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (44.44%) ISEB
2 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
3 12 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
5 6 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (35.56%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) SAP
2 2 (4.44%) HP
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