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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 117 132 152
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 92 92 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 1.98% 1.73% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.82% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 90 82 57
Average salary £42,500 £46,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.10% +32.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £56,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
4404 5058 5073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 94.93% 95.33% 95.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3665 4134 4028
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +6 12 £45,000 -5.26%
Reigate -12 8 £47,500 - 1
Epsom - 8 £32,500 -
Woking +7 6 £32,500 -7.14%
Leatherhead - 6 £55,000 - 1
Staines - 3 £26,000 - 1
Chertsey +13 1 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Walton-on-Thames 0 1 £30,500 +1.66%
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 100 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (47.28%) Selenium
3 73 (39.67%) Test Automation
4 65 (35.33%) Java
5 62 (33.70%) QA
6 61 (33.15%) ISTQB
7 55 (29.89%) Automated Testing
8 54 (29.35%) WebDriver
9 53 (28.80%) ISEB
10 51 (27.72%) User Acceptance Testing
11 46 (25.00%) Test Scripting
12 44 (23.91%) SQL
13 40 (21.74%) Finance
14 36 (19.57%) Software Testing
15 35 (19.02%) Degree
16 34 (18.48%) C#
16 34 (18.48%) Performance Testing
16 34 (18.48%) Automation Testing
17 32 (17.39%) E-Commerce
18 30 (16.30%) XML
18 30 (16.30%) Scrum
19 27 (14.67%) TDD
20 26 (14.13%) Manual Testing
21 24 (13.04%) FitNesse
21 24 (13.04%) JMeter
22 23 (12.50%) Regression Testing
22 23 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
22 23 (12.50%) WatiN
23 22 (11.96%) Project Management
24 21 (11.41%) HTML

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (1.63%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.54%) Confluence
2 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (5.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.17%) GPRS
1 4 (2.17%) GSM
1 4 (2.17%) Internet
2 2 (1.09%) VoIP
2 2 (1.09%) HTTP
2 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.09%) MySQL
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 87 (47.28%) Selenium
2 54 (29.35%) WebDriver
3 24 (13.04%) FitNesse
3 24 (13.04%) JMeter
4 23 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 23 (12.50%) WatiN
5 21 (11.41%) JIRA
6 14 (7.61%) Jenkins
7 12 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (4.35%) SoapUI
8 8 (4.35%) InstallShield
9 7 (3.80%) LoadRunner
10 5 (2.72%) JUnit
10 5 (2.72%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.17%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.09%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (1.09%) Maven
12 2 (1.09%) NUnit
12 2 (1.09%) Zephyr
13 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 40 (21.74%) Finance
2 9 (4.89%) Retail
3 6 (3.26%) Banking
4 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.54%) Automotive
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Billing
6 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.30%) XML
2 21 (11.41%) HTML
3 18 (9.78%) CSS
4 13 (7.07%) Web Services
5 7 (3.80%) LAMP
5 7 (3.80%) Ajax
6 5 (2.72%) SOAP
7 4 (2.17%) .NET
7 4 (2.17%) Gherkin
7 4 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.09%) HTML5
8 2 (1.09%) CSS3
9 1 (0.54%) J2EE
9 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.78%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (9.24%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.07%) Mathematics
4 11 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.43%) Open Source
6 5 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.17%) SWIFT
7 4 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.63%) LIMS
9 2 (1.09%) iDTV
9 2 (1.09%) Life Science
10 1 (0.54%) Statistics
10 1 (0.54%) NHS
10 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.78%) Windows
2 9 (4.89%) Solaris
2 9 (4.89%) UNIX
3 8 (4.35%) Linux
4 4 (2.17%) Android
4 4 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (39.67%) Test Automation
3 55 (29.89%) Automated Testing
4 51 (27.72%) User Acceptance Testing
5 46 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 36 (19.57%) Software Testing
7 34 (18.48%) Performance Testing
7 34 (18.48%) Automation Testing
8 32 (17.39%) E-Commerce
9 30 (16.30%) Scrum
10 27 (14.67%) TDD
11 26 (14.13%) Manual Testing
12 23 (12.50%) Regression Testing
13 22 (11.96%) Project Management
14 20 (10.87%) Waterfall
15 19 (10.33%) Software Engineering
16 17 (9.24%) Workflow
16 17 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (9.24%) V-Model
17 16 (8.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (35.33%) Java
2 44 (23.91%) SQL
3 34 (18.48%) C#
4 19 (10.33%) Python
5 16 (8.70%) Ruby
6 15 (8.15%) JavaScript
7 12 (6.52%) PHP
8 10 (5.43%) C++
9 9 (4.89%) Perl
10 6 (3.26%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.09%) VC++
12 1 (0.54%) VBScript
12 1 (0.54%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 61 (33.15%) ISTQB
2 53 (28.80%) ISEB
3 35 (19.02%) Degree
4 6 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (33.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (10.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.43%) Red Hat
3 9 (4.89%) HP
4 8 (4.35%) Oracle
5 2 (1.09%) CA
5 2 (1.09%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.54%) DataFlux
6 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.54%) Trillium
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