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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 175 114 166
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 42 123 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.91% 2.35% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 2.46% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 37 113 52
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +54.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,800 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
4474 5006 5024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 96.44% 95.66% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3781 4158 4101
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
Guildford -3 13 £32,500 -31.57% 1
Leatherhead - 5 £40,000 - 1
Reigate -12 4 £50,000 +5.26%
Staines -17 4 £34,250 -14.37%
Woking +9 2 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Camberley - 2 £35,000 -
Chertsey +1 1 £25,000 -16.66% 2
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 82 (53.59%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (43.14%) Selenium
3 56 (36.60%) Java
4 48 (31.37%) ISTQB
5 46 (30.07%) SQL
5 46 (30.07%) QA
6 45 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 45 (29.41%) Test Automation
7 43 (28.10%) ISEB
8 42 (27.45%) WebDriver
9 38 (24.84%) Automated Testing
10 37 (24.18%) Test Scripting
11 35 (22.88%) Finance
12 30 (19.61%) Automation Testing
13 29 (18.95%) Manual Testing
14 27 (17.65%) Degree
15 25 (16.34%) Regression Testing
16 22 (14.38%) Project Management
16 22 (14.38%) HTML
16 22 (14.38%) XML
16 22 (14.38%) Software Testing
16 22 (14.38%) Scrum
17 21 (13.73%) Performance Testing
17 21 (13.73%) JIRA
18 20 (13.07%) E-Commerce
18 20 (13.07%) HP UFT
19 19 (12.42%) CSS
19 19 (12.42%) TDD
20 18 (11.76%) Waterfall
21 17 (11.11%) WatiN

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 3 (1.96%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (5.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.61%) GPRS
1 4 (2.61%) GSM
2 2 (1.31%) VoIP
3 1 (0.65%) HTTP
3 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.31%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.65%) MySQL
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 66 (43.14%) Selenium
2 42 (27.45%) WebDriver
3 21 (13.73%) JIRA
4 20 (13.07%) HP UFT
5 17 (11.11%) JMeter
5 17 (11.11%) FitNesse
5 17 (11.11%) WatiN
6 12 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (7.19%) Jenkins
8 8 (5.23%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.61%) JUnit
9 4 (2.61%) NUnit
9 4 (2.61%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.61%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (1.96%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.31%) InstallShield
11 2 (1.31%) Zephyr
12 1 (0.65%) Subversion
12 1 (0.65%) Maven
12 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
General
1 35 (22.88%) Finance
2 6 (3.92%) Banking
3 4 (2.61%) Retail
4 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Billing
5 1 (0.65%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.38%) HTML
1 22 (14.38%) XML
2 19 (12.42%) CSS
3 8 (5.23%) Web Services
4 6 (3.92%) LAMP
5 4 (2.61%) Ajax
6 3 (1.96%) SOAP
6 3 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.31%) .NET
8 1 (0.65%) JSON
8 1 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.65%) RESTful
8 1 (0.65%) HTML5
8 1 (0.65%) CSS3
8 1 (0.65%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.15%) Mathematics
2 12 (7.84%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.61%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.61%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.96%) iDTV
5 3 (1.96%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.31%) User Experience
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) LIMS
7 1 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.50%) Windows
2 10 (6.54%) Linux
3 7 (4.58%) Solaris
4 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.61%) UNIX
5 4 (2.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (53.59%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 45 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 38 (24.84%) Automated Testing
4 37 (24.18%) Test Scripting
5 30 (19.61%) Automation Testing
6 29 (18.95%) Manual Testing
7 25 (16.34%) Regression Testing
8 22 (14.38%) Project Management
8 22 (14.38%) Scrum
8 22 (14.38%) Software Testing
9 21 (13.73%) Performance Testing
10 20 (13.07%) E-Commerce
11 19 (12.42%) TDD
12 18 (11.76%) Waterfall
13 17 (11.11%) V-Model
14 16 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (9.80%) SDLC
16 14 (9.15%) Workflow
17 13 (8.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (36.60%) Java
2 46 (30.07%) SQL
3 17 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 17 (11.11%) C#
4 11 (7.19%) PHP
4 11 (7.19%) Python
4 11 (7.19%) Ruby
5 8 (5.23%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.27%) C++
7 3 (1.96%) Perl
7 3 (1.96%) VC++
8 1 (0.65%) Delphi
8 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (31.37%) ISTQB
2 43 (28.10%) ISEB
3 27 (17.65%) Degree
4 4 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.65%) CEH
6 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (30.07%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (10.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (5.23%) Oracle
1 8 (5.23%) Microsoft
1 8 (5.23%) HP
2 2 (1.31%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.65%) DataFlux
3 1 (0.65%) CA
3 1 (0.65%) Trillium
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