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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 124 151 152
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 87 52 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 1.90% 1.14% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.21% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79 42 71
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,050 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,750 £62,500
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
4418 4302 5224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 96.59% 94.42% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3747 3484 4557
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,500
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Guildford - 12 £32,000 - 2
Chertsey +10 9 £32,500 +8.33%
Reigate -16 8 £50,000 +25.00%
Staines - 7 £40,000 -
Walton-on-Thames - 7 £30,500 - 1
Leatherhead -4 4 £60,000 +40.35%
Woking - 2 £33,750 -
Epsom -4 1 £24,000 -43.85% 1
Esher -4 1 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Redhill -7 1 £24,000 -31.42%
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 78 (45.35%) Selenium
2 69 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (40.12%) Degree
3 63 (36.63%) SQL
4 59 (34.30%) ISEB
5 54 (31.40%) QA
5 54 (31.40%) Test Scripting
6 52 (30.23%) JMeter
7 46 (26.74%) Java
7 46 (26.74%) Software Testing
7 46 (26.74%) Test Automation
8 44 (25.58%) Life Science
9 42 (24.42%) Windows
9 42 (24.42%) Microsoft
10 41 (23.84%) QuickTest Pro
11 40 (23.26%) Oracle
11 40 (23.26%) Mathematics
12 39 (22.67%) C#
13 37 (21.51%) PL/SQL
13 37 (21.51%) Finance
14 36 (20.93%) Automated Testing
15 35 (20.35%) Manual Testing
16 33 (19.19%) Linux
17 32 (18.60%) MySQL
17 32 (18.60%) Web Services
17 32 (18.60%) Solaris
18 30 (17.44%) J2EE
18 30 (17.44%) Software Engineering
18 30 (17.44%) Performance Testing
19 29 (16.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.16%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.65%) Internet
2 6 (3.49%) HTTP
2 6 (3.49%) SSL
3 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.60%) MySQL
2 12 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.23%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 78 (45.35%) Selenium
2 52 (30.23%) JMeter
3 41 (23.84%) QuickTest Pro
4 25 (14.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (9.30%) WebDriver
6 15 (8.72%) Ant
7 12 (6.98%) SoapUI
8 11 (6.40%) JIRA
9 10 (5.81%) LoadRunner
10 8 (4.65%) InstallShield
11 7 (4.07%) FitNesse
11 7 (4.07%) SpecFlow
11 7 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (3.49%) WatiN
13 4 (2.33%) Jenkins
13 4 (2.33%) NUnit
14 3 (1.74%) Toad
14 3 (1.74%) Rhino Mocks
15 2 (1.16%) WinRunner
15 2 (1.16%) JUnit
General
1 37 (21.51%) Finance
2 12 (6.98%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (2.91%) Retail
4 2 (1.16%) Automotive
5 1 (0.58%) Advertising
5 1 (0.58%) Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.60%) Web Services
2 30 (17.44%) J2EE
3 21 (12.21%) XML
4 17 (9.88%) .NET
5 13 (7.56%) SOAP
6 12 (6.98%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (4.07%) Ajax
8 6 (3.49%) Gherkin
9 5 (2.91%) HTML
10 4 (2.33%) CSS
11 3 (1.74%) HTML5
11 3 (1.74%) CSS3
12 2 (1.16%) LAMP
13 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.58%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 44 (25.58%) Life Science
2 40 (23.26%) Mathematics
3 27 (15.70%) Chemistry
3 27 (15.70%) Biology
4 21 (12.21%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (9.88%) Computer Science
6 15 (8.72%) Visualisation
7 12 (6.98%) SWIFT
8 10 (5.81%) Biotechnology
8 10 (5.81%) Physics
9 9 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (4.65%) Statistics
10 8 (4.65%) LIMS
11 6 (3.49%) Management Information System
11 6 (3.49%) Open Source
12 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 42 (24.42%) Windows
2 33 (19.19%) Linux
3 32 (18.60%) Solaris
4 26 (15.12%) Mac OS X
5 24 (13.95%) UNIX
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.40%) Test Scripting
3 46 (26.74%) Software Testing
3 46 (26.74%) Test Automation
4 36 (20.93%) Automated Testing
5 35 (20.35%) Manual Testing
6 30 (17.44%) Software Engineering
6 30 (17.44%) Performance Testing
7 24 (13.95%) Test Management
8 21 (12.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (11.05%) Workflow
9 19 (11.05%) E-Commerce
10 18 (10.47%) Test Strategy
11 16 (9.30%) TDD
12 14 (8.14%) System Testing
13 12 (6.98%) Automation Testing
13 12 (6.98%) Scrum
14 10 (5.81%) Regression Testing
14 10 (5.81%) Bioinformatics
15 8 (4.65%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 63 (36.63%) SQL
2 46 (26.74%) Java
3 39 (22.67%) C#
4 37 (21.51%) PL/SQL
5 19 (11.05%) Python
6 15 (8.72%) Shell Script
7 12 (6.98%) C++
7 12 (6.98%) Perl
8 10 (5.81%) Ruby
9 6 (3.49%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 69 (40.12%) Degree
2 59 (34.30%) ISEB
3 29 (16.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (15.12%) ISTQB
5 14 (8.14%) PhD
6 6 (3.49%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.91%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.91%) MCSE
7 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (31.40%) QA
2 10 (5.81%) GLP
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (12.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (24.42%) Microsoft
2 40 (23.26%) Oracle
3 13 (7.56%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.91%) HP
5 4 (2.33%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.58%) CA
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