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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 101 147 151
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 115 54 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 2.63% 1.25% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 1.32% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 108 43 62
Average salary £37,500 £31,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -18.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,650 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £64,750
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
4255 4089 4966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 97.26% 94.54% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3567 3259 4233
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 £26,500
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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Chertsey +11 14 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Reigate -9 12 £47,500 - 1
Guildford -5 10 £41,000 -13.68% 1
Walton-on-Thames +7 8 £30,500 +1.66%
Staines - 7 £42,500 -
Woking - 4 £33,750 - 1
Epsom -2 3 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Redhill - 2 £24,000 -
Leatherhead - 1 £32,500 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 84 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (44.15%) Selenium
3 68 (36.17%) ISEB
4 62 (32.98%) QA
5 61 (32.45%) Degree
6 54 (28.72%) Test Automation
7 51 (27.13%) SQL
8 49 (26.06%) Java
8 49 (26.06%) Test Scripting
9 48 (25.53%) ISTQB
9 48 (25.53%) Automated Testing
10 43 (22.87%) Finance
11 40 (21.28%) Software Testing
11 40 (21.28%) Windows
12 39 (20.74%) C#
12 39 (20.74%) Microsoft
13 37 (19.68%) JMeter
14 35 (18.62%) QuickTest Pro
14 35 (18.62%) User Acceptance Testing
15 32 (17.02%) XML
15 32 (17.02%) Manual Testing
16 31 (16.49%) WebDriver
16 31 (16.49%) Performance Testing
16 31 (16.49%) Software Engineering
17 30 (15.96%) Solaris
17 30 (15.96%) Life Science
18 29 (15.43%) Linux
18 29 (15.43%) Web Services
19 27 (14.36%) Oracle
20 26 (13.83%) Mathematics

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (1.60%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (4.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.26%) Internet
2 4 (2.13%) HTTP
2 4 (2.13%) SSL
3 2 (1.06%) VoIP
3 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.77%) MySQL
2 13 (6.91%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.06%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 83 (44.15%) Selenium
2 37 (19.68%) JMeter
3 35 (18.62%) QuickTest Pro
4 31 (16.49%) WebDriver
5 20 (10.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (8.51%) JIRA
7 12 (6.38%) FitNesse
8 11 (5.85%) InstallShield
8 11 (5.85%) WatiN
9 10 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (5.32%) Ant
10 9 (4.79%) Jenkins
11 8 (4.26%) SoapUI
12 7 (3.72%) SpecFlow
13 6 (3.19%) LoadRunner
14 5 (2.66%) JUnit
14 5 (2.66%) Eclipse
15 2 (1.06%) Maven
15 2 (1.06%) NUnit
15 2 (1.06%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 43 (22.87%) Finance
2 12 (6.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (3.19%) Retail
4 3 (1.60%) Banking
4 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.06%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Billing
6 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.02%) XML
2 29 (15.43%) Web Services
3 22 (11.70%) J2EE
4 13 (6.91%) HTML
4 13 (6.91%) SOAP
5 12 (6.38%) CSS
5 12 (6.38%) FIX Protocol
6 11 (5.85%) .NET
7 9 (4.79%) Ajax
8 6 (3.19%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.06%) HTML5
9 2 (1.06%) CSS3
9 2 (1.06%) LAMP
10 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.53%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.96%) Life Science
2 26 (13.83%) Mathematics
3 21 (11.17%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (9.57%) Chemistry
4 18 (9.57%) Biology
5 17 (9.04%) Computer Science
6 12 (6.38%) SWIFT
7 11 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (5.32%) Visualisation
8 10 (5.32%) Biotechnology
9 7 (3.72%) Physics
10 6 (3.19%) LIMS
10 6 (3.19%) Management Information System
11 4 (2.13%) Open Source
12 2 (1.06%) Statistics
12 2 (1.06%) iDTV
13 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 1 (0.53%) NHS
13 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.28%) Windows
2 30 (15.96%) Solaris
3 29 (15.43%) Linux
4 22 (11.70%) UNIX
5 21 (11.17%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (28.72%) Test Automation
3 49 (26.06%) Test Scripting
4 48 (25.53%) Automated Testing
5 40 (21.28%) Software Testing
6 35 (18.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 32 (17.02%) Manual Testing
8 31 (16.49%) Performance Testing
8 31 (16.49%) Software Engineering
9 25 (13.30%) Automation Testing
10 24 (12.77%) E-Commerce
11 21 (11.17%) TDD
12 20 (10.64%) Scrum
13 19 (10.11%) Regression Testing
14 18 (9.57%) Workflow
14 18 (9.57%) Test Management
14 18 (9.57%) Test Strategy
15 15 (7.98%) System Testing
16 11 (5.85%) Time Management
16 11 (5.85%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (27.13%) SQL
2 49 (26.06%) Java
3 39 (20.74%) C#
4 24 (12.77%) PL/SQL
5 18 (9.57%) Python
6 15 (7.98%) Perl
7 13 (6.91%) Ruby
8 12 (6.38%) C++
9 10 (5.32%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.66%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.06%) PHP
11 2 (1.06%) VC++
Qualifications
1 68 (36.17%) ISEB
2 61 (32.45%) Degree
3 48 (25.53%) ISTQB
4 19 (10.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.85%) PhD
6 3 (1.60%) MCSE
6 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.60%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (32.98%) QA
2 10 (5.32%) GLP
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (13.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (20.74%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.36%) Oracle
3 14 (7.45%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.72%) HP
5 4 (2.13%) TOWER Software
6 2 (1.06%) CA
7 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
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