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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 188 171 195
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 23 48 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.51% 0.97% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.02% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 20 45 18
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +16.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
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
4246 4725 4610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 94.86% 95.34% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3684 3879 3666
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 -
Woking - 5 £27,500 -
Guildford +2 3 £35,000 +2.94%
Epsom - 3 - -
Staines -12 1 £24,000 -40.00%
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 16 (42.11%) QA
2 12 (31.58%) SQL
3 11 (28.95%) ISEB
4 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Degree
5 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Regression Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Windows
6 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.79%) Test Management
7 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 6 (15.79%) Selenium
7 6 (15.79%) Java
7 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
8 5 (13.16%) RDBMS
8 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
8 5 (13.16%) HTML
8 5 (13.16%) Solaris
8 5 (13.16%) Linux
8 5 (13.16%) CRM
8 5 (13.16%) Mathematics
8 5 (13.16%) Retail
9 4 (10.53%) XML
9 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
9 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 4 (10.53%) Finance

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) RDBMS
1 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Selenium
2 3 (7.89%) JIRA
2 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.26%) Zephyr
3 2 (5.26%) JMeter
4 1 (2.63%) NUnit
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.63%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.63%) WatiN
4 1 (2.63%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 5 (13.16%) Retail
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) HTML
2 4 (10.53%) XML
3 3 (7.89%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) GIS
2 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Solaris
2 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
2 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (21.05%) Regression Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
4 6 (15.79%) Test Management
4 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 5 (13.16%) CRM
6 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Project Management
8 2 (5.26%) Load Testing
8 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.26%) Workflow
8 2 (5.26%) Scrum
8 2 (5.26%) TDD
8 2 (5.26%) People Management
8 2 (5.26%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) ISEB
2 8 (21.05%) Degree
3 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (42.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) HP
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