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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 183 174 195
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 34 29 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.73% 0.62% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.65% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 24 28 26
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
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
4417 4429 5057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 95.09% 95.00% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3640 3666 4351
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +2 1 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Guildford -2 1 £32,500 -2.98%
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £30,500 -
Dorking - 1 £30,000 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 50 (64.10%) Oracle
2 49 (62.82%) SQL
3 48 (61.54%) ISEB
3 48 (61.54%) Life Science
4 46 (58.97%) Degree
4 46 (58.97%) QuickTest Pro
5 43 (55.13%) PL/SQL
6 41 (52.56%) Selenium
7 37 (47.44%) Test Scripting
7 37 (47.44%) MySQL
7 37 (47.44%) JMeter
8 35 (44.87%) Mathematics
8 35 (44.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 33 (42.31%) Chemistry
10 32 (41.03%) Manual Testing
11 30 (38.46%) Biology
12 29 (37.18%) Microsoft
13 28 (35.90%) Web Services
13 28 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (34.62%) Java
15 26 (33.33%) Windows
16 25 (32.05%) Solaris
16 25 (32.05%) Linux
16 25 (32.05%) J2EE
16 25 (32.05%) Software Testing
16 25 (32.05%) Mac OS X
16 25 (32.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 22 (28.21%) Test Management
17 22 (28.21%) PhD
18 18 (23.08%) V-Model

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (6.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (47.44%) MySQL
2 15 (19.23%) Relational Database
3 13 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 46 (58.97%) QuickTest Pro
2 41 (52.56%) Selenium
3 37 (47.44%) JMeter
4 25 (32.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (19.23%) Ant
6 12 (15.38%) LoadRunner
7 6 (7.69%) JIRA
8 5 (6.41%) Toad
9 1 (1.28%) InstallShield
9 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (35.90%) Web Services
2 25 (32.05%) J2EE
3 2 (2.56%) XML
3 2 (2.56%) .NET
4 1 (1.28%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (61.54%) Life Science
2 35 (44.87%) Mathematics
3 33 (42.31%) Chemistry
4 30 (38.46%) Biology
5 15 (19.23%) Visualisation
6 12 (15.38%) Open Source
7 10 (12.82%) Biotechnology
7 10 (12.82%) Computer Science
8 9 (11.54%) Statistics
9 6 (7.69%) Physics
9 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
10 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (5.13%) LIMS
12 3 (3.85%) Hedge funds
13 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.33%) Windows
2 25 (32.05%) Solaris
2 25 (32.05%) Linux
2 25 (32.05%) Mac OS X
3 15 (19.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (47.44%) Test Scripting
2 32 (41.03%) Manual Testing
3 28 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (32.05%) Software Testing
5 22 (28.21%) Test Management
6 18 (23.08%) V-Model
7 17 (21.79%) Software Engineering
8 13 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 10 (12.82%) Bioinformatics
10 8 (10.26%) Automated Testing
10 8 (10.26%) Workflow
10 8 (10.26%) Waterfall
11 4 (5.13%) Line Management
11 4 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (5.13%) Test Automation
11 4 (5.13%) System Testing
12 3 (3.85%) Validation
12 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (3.85%) Information Management
12 3 (3.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (62.82%) SQL
2 43 (55.13%) PL/SQL
3 27 (34.62%) Java
4 15 (19.23%) Shell Script
5 14 (17.95%) Python
6 2 (2.56%) Perl
6 2 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 48 (61.54%) ISEB
2 46 (58.97%) Degree
3 35 (44.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (28.21%) PhD
5 3 (3.85%) MCSE
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) GLP
2 6 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (64.10%) Oracle
2 29 (37.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.69%) HP
4 3 (3.85%) SunGard
5 2 (2.56%) Telerik
6 1 (1.28%) Sony
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