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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 189 173 204
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 18 30 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.39% 0.66% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.70% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 18 24 21
Average salary £36,750 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.07% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,000 £47,500
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
4418 4302 5224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 96.59% 94.42% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3747 3484 4557
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,500
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Chertsey +3 2 £32,500 +8.33%
Staines - 2 £42,500 -
Reigate -20 1 £65,000 +62.50%
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (64.62%) Selenium
2 38 (58.46%) ISEB
3 35 (53.85%) SQL
3 35 (53.85%) Life Science
4 31 (47.69%) Oracle
5 30 (46.15%) Degree
6 29 (44.62%) Microsoft
7 28 (43.08%) PL/SQL
7 28 (43.08%) MySQL
7 28 (43.08%) QuickTest Pro
7 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (43.08%) Test Scripting
8 27 (41.54%) Web Services
9 26 (40.00%) JMeter
9 26 (40.00%) Mathematics
9 26 (40.00%) Manual Testing
10 24 (36.92%) J2EE
10 24 (36.92%) Windows
10 24 (36.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 23 (35.38%) Solaris
11 23 (35.38%) Linux
11 23 (35.38%) Mac OS X
11 23 (35.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 22 (33.85%) Chemistry
12 22 (33.85%) Biology
13 19 (29.23%) Test Management
14 18 (27.69%) Software Testing
15 17 (26.15%) Java
16 16 (24.62%) Automated Testing
17 15 (23.08%) Software Engineering

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Office
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (43.08%) MySQL
2 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (64.62%) Selenium
2 28 (43.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (40.00%) JMeter
4 23 (35.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (20.00%) Ant
6 7 (10.77%) FitNesse
7 6 (9.23%) WatiN
8 5 (7.69%) JIRA
9 2 (3.08%) Toad
9 2 (3.08%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.54%) InstallShield
10 1 (1.54%) WATIR
10 1 (1.54%) NUnit
10 1 (1.54%) Maven
10 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.54%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (41.54%) Web Services
2 24 (36.92%) J2EE
3 3 (4.62%) .NET
4 2 (3.08%) HTML
4 2 (3.08%) XML
5 1 (1.54%) LAMP
5 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.54%) Java EE
5 1 (1.54%) HTML5
5 1 (1.54%) CSS3
5 1 (1.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (53.85%) Life Science
2 26 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 22 (33.85%) Chemistry
3 22 (33.85%) Biology
4 13 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 10 (15.38%) Biotechnology
6 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (9.23%) Physics
7 6 (9.23%) LIMS
8 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
8 4 (6.15%) Statistics
9 3 (4.62%) Open Source
9 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) Windows
2 23 (35.38%) Solaris
2 23 (35.38%) Linux
2 23 (35.38%) Mac OS X
3 13 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (43.08%) Test Scripting
2 26 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 19 (29.23%) Test Management
4 18 (27.69%) Software Testing
5 16 (24.62%) Automated Testing
6 15 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 10 (15.38%) Bioinformatics
7 10 (15.38%) Workflow
8 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
9 8 (12.31%) Scrum
10 7 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (10.77%) Performance Testing
10 7 (10.77%) V-Model
10 7 (10.77%) System Testing
11 6 (9.23%) Line Management
12 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
13 3 (4.62%) Coaching
13 3 (4.62%) Information Management
14 2 (3.08%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.85%) SQL
2 28 (43.08%) PL/SQL
3 17 (26.15%) Java
4 13 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 6 (9.23%) Python
6 3 (4.62%) Perl
7 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.08%) C#
7 2 (3.08%) Ruby
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (58.46%) ISEB
2 30 (46.15%) Degree
3 24 (36.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (21.54%) PhD
5 3 (4.62%) MCSE
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) GLP
1 10 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (47.69%) Oracle
2 29 (44.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) HP
4 1 (1.54%) CA