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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 173 187 206
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 48 23 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 1.01% 0.49% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.52% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 40 23 15
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.37%
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
4536 4456 5033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 95.23% 95.52% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3674 3630 4329
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,500
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 £30,000 -
Guildford +5 1 £32,500 -2.98%
Staines - 1 £40,000 -
Dorking - 1 £30,000 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 52 (61.90%) SQL
2 50 (59.52%) Oracle
3 49 (58.33%) ISEB
3 49 (58.33%) Life Science
4 45 (53.57%) Degree
5 43 (51.19%) Test Scripting
5 43 (51.19%) QuickTest Pro
6 41 (48.81%) Selenium
7 40 (47.62%) PL/SQL
8 37 (44.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 36 (42.86%) Manual Testing
9 36 (42.86%) Mathematics
9 36 (42.86%) MySQL
10 35 (41.67%) Chemistry
11 34 (40.48%) JMeter
12 32 (38.10%) Biology
13 31 (36.90%) Software Testing
13 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (30.95%) Java
14 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
15 25 (29.76%) Windows
15 25 (29.76%) Web Services
16 23 (27.38%) PhD
17 22 (26.19%) Solaris
17 22 (26.19%) Linux
17 22 (26.19%) J2EE
17 22 (26.19%) Mac OS X
17 22 (26.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 21 (25.00%) V-Model
18 21 (25.00%) Test Management

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (5.95%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.19%) CMS
2 1 (1.19%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (42.86%) MySQL
2 18 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database
4 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 43 (51.19%) QuickTest Pro
2 41 (48.81%) Selenium
3 34 (40.48%) JMeter
4 22 (26.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (16.67%) Ant
6 12 (14.29%) LoadRunner
7 7 (8.33%) JIRA
8 5 (5.95%) Toad
9 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.19%) Subversion
10 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (13.10%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (5.95%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.76%) Web Services
2 22 (26.19%) J2EE
3 2 (2.38%) HTML
3 2 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (1.19%) XML
4 1 (1.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (58.33%) Life Science
2 36 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 35 (41.67%) Chemistry
4 32 (38.10%) Biology
5 14 (16.67%) Visualisation
6 12 (14.29%) Open Source
7 10 (11.90%) Statistics
7 10 (11.90%) Computer Science
8 8 (9.52%) Biotechnology
9 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
9 7 (8.33%) Physics
10 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (4.76%) Hedge funds
11 4 (4.76%) LIMS
12 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
13 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.76%) Windows
2 22 (26.19%) Solaris
2 22 (26.19%) Linux
2 22 (26.19%) Mac OS X
3 14 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.19%) Test Scripting
2 36 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 31 (36.90%) Software Testing
3 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (25.00%) V-Model
4 21 (25.00%) Test Management
5 15 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 13 (15.48%) Performance Testing
7 9 (10.71%) Automated Testing
7 9 (10.71%) Waterfall
8 8 (9.52%) Bioinformatics
8 8 (9.52%) Workflow
9 4 (4.76%) Line Management
9 4 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.76%) System Testing
9 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (4.76%) Validation
9 4 (4.76%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.57%) Information Management
10 3 (3.57%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (61.90%) SQL
2 40 (47.62%) PL/SQL
3 26 (30.95%) Java
4 15 (17.86%) Python
5 14 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.76%) C#
7 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.38%) Ruby
8 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (58.33%) ISEB
2 45 (53.57%) Degree
3 37 (44.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (27.38%) PhD
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.57%) MCSE
6 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) GLP
2 7 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (59.52%) Oracle
2 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.14%) HP
4 4 (4.76%) SunGard
5 2 (2.38%) Telerik
6 1 (1.19%) Sony
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