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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 188 168 200
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 23 40 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.49% 0.84% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.88% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 15 33 19
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £35,000
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
4457 4523 5111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 95.87% 94.76% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3747 3710 4449
Average salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +6 2 £32,500 +4.00% 1
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £30,500 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 48 (65.75%) ISEB
2 47 (64.38%) Life Science
3 45 (61.64%) Selenium
3 45 (61.64%) SQL
3 45 (61.64%) Oracle
4 43 (58.90%) Degree
5 41 (56.16%) QuickTest Pro
6 38 (52.05%) PL/SQL
7 37 (50.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 36 (49.32%) MySQL
9 35 (47.95%) Test Scripting
10 34 (46.58%) Mathematics
11 33 (45.21%) JMeter
12 32 (43.84%) Chemistry
13 31 (42.47%) Manual Testing
13 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
14 29 (39.73%) Web Services
14 29 (39.73%) Biology
15 27 (36.99%) Software Testing
16 26 (35.62%) Windows
17 25 (34.25%) Solaris
17 25 (34.25%) Linux
17 25 (34.25%) J2EE
17 25 (34.25%) Mac OS X
17 25 (34.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 24 (32.88%) Test Management
19 23 (31.51%) Java
20 21 (28.77%) PhD
21 17 (23.29%) Software Engineering

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Office
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (49.32%) MySQL
2 14 (19.18%) Relational Database
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 45 (61.64%) Selenium
2 41 (56.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 33 (45.21%) JMeter
4 25 (34.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (20.55%) Ant
6 7 (9.59%) LoadRunner
6 7 (9.59%) JIRA
7 5 (6.85%) Toad
8 3 (4.11%) FitNesse
8 3 (4.11%) WatiN
9 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.37%) InstallShield
General
1 13 (17.81%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.37%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (39.73%) Web Services
2 25 (34.25%) J2EE
3 2 (2.74%) .NET
3 2 (2.74%) XML
4 1 (1.37%) LAMP
4 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (64.38%) Life Science
2 34 (46.58%) Mathematics
3 32 (43.84%) Chemistry
4 29 (39.73%) Biology
5 15 (20.55%) Visualisation
6 10 (13.70%) Biotechnology
7 8 (10.96%) Open Source
7 8 (10.96%) Statistics
8 7 (9.59%) Computer Science
9 6 (8.22%) Physics
9 6 (8.22%) LIMS
10 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.62%) Windows
2 25 (34.25%) Solaris
2 25 (34.25%) Linux
2 25 (34.25%) Mac OS X
3 15 (20.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.95%) Test Scripting
2 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (42.47%) Manual Testing
3 27 (36.99%) Software Testing
4 24 (32.88%) Test Management
5 17 (23.29%) Software Engineering
5 17 (23.29%) V-Model
6 11 (15.07%) Workflow
7 10 (13.70%) Bioinformatics
7 10 (13.70%) Automated Testing
8 8 (10.96%) Performance Testing
8 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.96%) Waterfall
9 7 (9.59%) System Testing
10 6 (8.22%) Line Management
10 6 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (5.48%) Scrum
12 3 (4.11%) Information Management
13 2 (2.74%) Test Strategy
14 1 (1.37%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 45 (61.64%) SQL
2 38 (52.05%) PL/SQL
3 23 (31.51%) Java
4 15 (20.55%) Shell Script
5 10 (13.70%) Python
6 2 (2.74%) Perl
7 1 (1.37%) PHP
7 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.37%) C#
7 1 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (65.75%) ISEB
2 43 (58.90%) Degree
3 37 (50.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (28.77%) PhD
5 3 (4.11%) MCSE
5 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) GLP
2 6 (8.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (21.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) Oracle
2 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.22%) HP
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