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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 149 148 139
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 73 60 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 1.55% 1.28% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.35% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 59 49 76
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
4520 4452 5094
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 95.93% 94.72% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3801 3651 4433
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 0 15 £32,000 +82.85% 1
Chertsey +8 6 £30,000 -4.00% 2
Reigate -17 6 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Walton-on-Thames - 6 £30,500 - 1
Staines - 5 £40,000 - 1
Leatherhead -10 4 £60,000 +40.35% 1
Esher -5 1 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 88 (51.76%) Degree
2 82 (48.24%) Selenium
3 80 (47.06%) SQL
4 73 (42.94%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (39.41%) ISEB
6 60 (35.29%) JMeter
6 60 (35.29%) Life Science
7 59 (34.71%) Mathematics
8 58 (34.12%) Test Scripting
9 57 (33.53%) Oracle
10 56 (32.94%) Java
11 53 (31.18%) PL/SQL
12 52 (30.59%) QuickTest Pro
13 50 (29.41%) Software Testing
14 47 (27.65%) QA
15 45 (26.47%) Manual Testing
16 44 (25.88%) Microsoft
16 44 (25.88%) Test Automation
17 43 (25.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 42 (24.71%) Windows
18 42 (24.71%) Chemistry
19 40 (23.53%) Biology
19 40 (23.53%) MySQL
20 36 (21.18%) J2EE
20 36 (21.18%) C#
21 35 (20.59%) Web Services
21 35 (20.59%) Linux
21 35 (20.59%) Finance
22 34 (20.00%) Software Engineering
23 33 (19.41%) Automated Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 7 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.18%) ColdFusion
2 2 (1.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) MS Office
1 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.12%) Internet
2 6 (3.53%) HTTP
2 6 (3.53%) SSL
3 3 (1.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (23.53%) MySQL
2 18 (10.59%) SQL Server
3 17 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 16 (9.41%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 82 (48.24%) Selenium
2 60 (35.29%) JMeter
3 52 (30.59%) QuickTest Pro
4 28 (16.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (10.59%) Ant
6 15 (8.82%) LoadRunner
7 13 (7.65%) JIRA
8 10 (5.88%) WebDriver
9 9 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (5.29%) SoapUI
10 7 (4.12%) Toad
11 6 (3.53%) InstallShield
11 6 (3.53%) NUnit
11 6 (3.53%) SpecFlow
12 5 (2.94%) Rhino Mocks
12 5 (2.94%) WinRunner
12 5 (2.94%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.35%) Jenkins
14 3 (1.76%) WatiN
14 3 (1.76%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (20.59%) Finance
2 14 (8.24%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.76%) Retail
4 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.59%) Automotive
4 1 (0.59%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (21.18%) J2EE
2 35 (20.59%) Web Services
3 21 (12.35%) .NET
4 17 (10.00%) XML
5 11 (6.47%) FIX Protocol
5 11 (6.47%) SOAP
6 6 (3.53%) Ajax
6 6 (3.53%) HTML
7 5 (2.94%) CSS
7 5 (2.94%) HTML5
7 5 (2.94%) CSS3
7 5 (2.94%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.18%) LAMP
9 1 (0.59%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 60 (35.29%) Life Science
2 59 (34.71%) Mathematics
3 42 (24.71%) Chemistry
4 40 (23.53%) Biology
5 24 (14.12%) Computer Science
6 18 (10.59%) Visualisation
7 16 (9.41%) Statistics
8 15 (8.82%) Physics
9 14 (8.24%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (6.47%) SWIFT
11 10 (5.88%) Open Source
11 10 (5.88%) Biotechnology
12 9 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (4.71%) LIMS
14 5 (2.94%) Management Information System
15 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
15 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
15 2 (1.18%) User Experience
16 1 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 42 (24.71%) Windows
2 35 (20.59%) Linux
3 33 (19.41%) Solaris
4 29 (17.06%) Mac OS X
5 25 (14.71%) UNIX
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (42.94%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (34.12%) Test Scripting
3 50 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 45 (26.47%) Manual Testing
5 44 (25.88%) Test Automation
6 34 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 33 (19.41%) Automated Testing
8 32 (18.82%) Performance Testing
9 29 (17.06%) Test Management
10 23 (13.53%) Workflow
11 18 (10.59%) V-Model
12 17 (10.00%) Test Strategy
13 15 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (8.24%) E-Commerce
15 11 (6.47%) TDD
15 11 (6.47%) System Testing
15 11 (6.47%) User Stories
16 10 (5.88%) Bioinformatics
17 9 (5.29%) Workflow Management
17 9 (5.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (47.06%) SQL
2 56 (32.94%) Java
3 53 (31.18%) PL/SQL
4 36 (21.18%) C#
5 21 (12.35%) Python
6 18 (10.59%) Shell Script
7 15 (8.82%) C++
8 9 (5.29%) Perl
9 8 (4.71%) JavaScript
10 7 (4.12%) Ruby
11 2 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 88 (51.76%) Degree
2 67 (39.41%) ISEB
3 43 (25.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (11.76%) PhD
5 16 (9.41%) ISTQB
6 7 (4.12%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.53%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.94%) MCSE
8 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (27.65%) QA
2 10 (5.88%) GLP
System Software
1 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (15.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (33.53%) Oracle
2 44 (25.88%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.47%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.71%) HP
5 4 (2.35%) TOWER Software
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: 25,000 - 50000
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines
Modis International - London
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 19 days ago