The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 168 123 167
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 48 96 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 1.07% 1.96% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 2.06% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 41 86 42
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
4258 4662 4599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 95.04% 95.36% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3690 3824 3660
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%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Tester
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Surrey region.

Tester Salary Trend in Surrey

Tester
Salary Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Surrey

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 Tester within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(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
Guildford -7 9 £32,500 -
Leatherhead - 8 £40,000 -
Woking +7 7 £27,500 -8.33%
Staines -14 6 £75,000 +130.76%
Epsom - 3 - -
Reigate +8 2 £57,500 +21.05%
Chertsey -6 2 £25,000 -16.66% 1
Esher - 1 £25,000 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 41 (39.81%) SQL
2 38 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (32.04%) QA
4 29 (28.16%) Test Scripting
5 28 (27.18%) Java
6 25 (24.27%) Selenium
7 22 (21.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (20.39%) Test Automation
9 20 (19.42%) ISEB
10 19 (18.45%) Finance
11 18 (17.48%) Regression Testing
11 18 (17.48%) ISTQB
12 16 (15.53%) Software Testing
12 16 (15.53%) Degree
12 16 (15.53%) WebDriver
12 16 (15.53%) Manual Testing
13 15 (14.56%) Automation Testing
13 15 (14.56%) Automated Testing
13 15 (14.56%) JMeter
13 15 (14.56%) HP UFT
13 15 (14.56%) E-Commerce
14 12 (11.65%) JavaScript
14 12 (11.65%) Integration Testing
14 12 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (10.68%) Performance Testing
15 11 (10.68%) Windows
16 10 (9.71%) Ruby
17 9 (8.74%) TDD
17 9 (8.74%) Python
17 9 (8.74%) C#

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.97%) SAS
1 1 (0.97%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) GPRS
1 4 (3.88%) GSM
2 1 (0.97%) HTTP
2 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.85%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (24.27%) Selenium
2 16 (15.53%) WebDriver
3 15 (14.56%) HP UFT
3 15 (14.56%) JMeter
4 9 (8.74%) LoadRunner
5 7 (6.80%) JIRA
6 5 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.88%) WatiN
7 4 (3.88%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.88%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.88%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.91%) NUnit
8 3 (2.91%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (1.94%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (18.45%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Retail
3 3 (2.91%) Retail Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.97%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) Web Services
2 7 (6.80%) XML
2 7 (6.80%) HTML
3 5 (4.85%) CSS
4 4 (3.88%) LAMP
4 4 (3.88%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.91%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (2.91%) SOAP
6 1 (0.97%) .NET
6 1 (0.97%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.97%) JSON
6 1 (0.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Mathematics
2 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.88%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.91%) SWIFT
3 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.94%) iDTV
4 2 (1.94%) User Experience
5 1 (0.97%) Statistics
5 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.68%) Windows
2 8 (7.77%) Linux
3 5 (4.85%) Solaris
3 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.88%) Android
5 3 (2.91%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.16%) Test Scripting
3 22 (21.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (20.39%) Test Automation
5 18 (17.48%) Regression Testing
6 16 (15.53%) Software Testing
6 16 (15.53%) Manual Testing
7 15 (14.56%) E-Commerce
7 15 (14.56%) Automated Testing
7 15 (14.56%) Automation Testing
8 12 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.65%) Integration Testing
9 11 (10.68%) Performance Testing
10 9 (8.74%) TDD
10 9 (8.74%) Project Management
11 7 (6.80%) CRM
11 7 (6.80%) Load Testing
12 6 (5.83%) System Testing
12 6 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (5.83%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 41 (39.81%) SQL
2 28 (27.18%) Java
3 12 (11.65%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.71%) Ruby
5 9 (8.74%) Python
5 9 (8.74%) C#
5 9 (8.74%) PL/SQL
6 6 (5.83%) PHP
7 2 (1.94%) C++
7 2 (1.94%) Perl
7 2 (1.94%) VC++
8 1 (0.97%) Delphi
8 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (19.42%) ISEB
2 18 (17.48%) ISTQB
3 16 (15.53%) Degree
4 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.88%) CEH
6 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (32.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.74%) Oracle
2 3 (2.91%) HP
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.97%) Trillium
4 1 (0.97%) CODA
4 1 (0.97%) Remedy
4 1 (0.97%) DataFlux
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