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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 133 137 135
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 84 76 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 1.97% 1.65% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.70% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 73 75 82
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £56,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
4161 4465 5053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 97.56% 97.07% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3551 3720 4140
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
Redhill - 14 £24,000 -
Guildford +3 13 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Walton-on-Thames - 10 £27,500 - 2
Reigate -15 6 £37,500 -16.66%
Woking +7 4 £32,500 -
Leatherhead +17 3 £50,000 -9.09%
Dorking - 3 £50,000 -
Chertsey - 2 £42,500 -
Esher - 1 £50,000 -
Godalming - 1 £30,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 47 (32.87%) Software Testing
2 44 (30.77%) Finance
3 42 (29.37%) QA
4 41 (28.67%) Test Automation
4 41 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (27.27%) ISEB
6 38 (26.57%) ISTQB
7 35 (24.48%) Test Scripting
8 34 (23.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 34 (23.78%) Java
9 31 (21.68%) Manual Testing
10 30 (20.98%) System Testing
10 30 (20.98%) Automation Testing
11 29 (20.28%) Automated Testing
12 27 (18.88%) SQL
13 25 (17.48%) Regression Testing
13 25 (17.48%) Selenium
14 24 (16.78%) Penetration Testing
15 23 (16.08%) Scrum
15 23 (16.08%) Python
16 22 (15.38%) HP UFT
16 22 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 21 (14.69%) Test Strategy
17 21 (14.69%) Non-Functional Testing
17 21 (14.69%) .NET
18 20 (13.99%) Perl
19 18 (12.59%) Windows
19 18 (12.59%) Functional Testing
19 18 (12.59%) Security Testing
20 17 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 4 (2.80%) Tuxedo
2 1 (0.70%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.80%) BASE24
3 2 (1.40%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) Sage Pay
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.49%) Internet
2 5 (3.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.80%) ATM
4 3 (2.10%) HTTP
5 2 (1.40%) VoIP
5 2 (1.40%) Wireless
6 1 (0.70%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.70%) Firewall
6 1 (0.70%) GSM
6 1 (0.70%) SCCP
6 1 (0.70%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.70%) snoop
6 1 (0.70%) SS7
6 1 (0.70%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.70%) UMTS
6 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.10%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.10%) MySQL
2 3 (2.10%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.40%) MS Access
3 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (17.48%) Selenium
2 22 (15.38%) HP UFT
3 17 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (10.49%) WebDriver
5 13 (9.09%) JIRA
6 11 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 10 (6.99%) JMeter
8 6 (4.20%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.80%) Introscope
9 4 (2.80%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.80%) NUnit
9 4 (2.80%) WebLOAD
10 3 (2.10%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (1.40%) InstallShield
11 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.40%) JUnit
11 2 (1.40%) Protractor
11 2 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.70%) CppUnit
12 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 44 (30.77%) Finance
2 11 (7.69%) Automotive
3 10 (6.99%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.59%) Marketing
5 7 (4.90%) Back Office
6 6 (4.20%) Electronics
6 6 (4.20%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.50%) Retail
8 4 (2.80%) Advertising
8 4 (2.80%) Banking
9 2 (1.40%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.69%) .NET
2 9 (6.29%) HTML
3 7 (4.90%) SOAP
3 7 (4.90%) Web Services
3 7 (4.90%) XML
4 6 (4.20%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.20%) HTML5
5 5 (3.50%) JSON
5 5 (3.50%) RESTful
6 4 (2.80%) CSS
7 3 (2.10%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.10%) CSS3
8 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.40%) DHTML
8 2 (1.40%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 13 (9.09%) Statistics
2 12 (8.39%) AS400
2 12 (8.39%) iSeries
3 7 (4.90%) Client/Server
4 6 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.20%) Cybercrime
4 6 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.80%) Contactless
5 4 (2.80%) EMV
5 4 (2.80%) Fintech
5 4 (2.80%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.80%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.40%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.40%) SCADA
7 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.59%) Windows
2 13 (9.09%) Unix
3 12 (8.39%) Linux
4 4 (2.80%) Solaris
5 2 (1.40%) Android
5 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.40%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (32.87%) Software Testing
2 41 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (28.67%) Test Automation
3 35 (24.48%) Test Scripting
4 34 (23.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 31 (21.68%) Manual Testing
6 30 (20.98%) Automation Testing
6 30 (20.98%) System Testing
7 29 (20.28%) Automated Testing
8 25 (17.48%) Regression Testing
9 24 (16.78%) Penetration Testing
10 23 (16.08%) Scrum
11 21 (14.69%) Non-Functional Testing
11 21 (14.69%) Test Strategy
12 18 (12.59%) Functional Testing
12 18 (12.59%) Security Testing
13 16 (11.19%) Performance Testing
14 14 (9.79%) Cybersecurity
15 12 (8.39%) TDD
15 12 (8.39%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.78%) Java
2 27 (18.88%) SQL
3 23 (16.08%) Python
4 20 (13.99%) Perl
5 16 (11.19%) Ruby
6 15 (10.49%) JavaScript
7 14 (9.79%) C#
7 14 (9.79%) PHP
8 10 (6.99%) C
9 5 (3.50%) C++
10 4 (2.80%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.40%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.70%) VB
12 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (27.27%) ISEB
2 38 (26.57%) ISTQB
3 22 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (11.19%) CREST Certified
5 13 (9.09%) Degree
6 8 (5.59%) CHECK Team Member
6 8 (5.59%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.20%) CHECK Team Leader
7 6 (4.20%) Tigerscheme
8 5 (3.50%) CEH
8 5 (3.50%) CISM
8 5 (3.50%) CISSP
8 5 (3.50%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.40%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (29.37%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) SDET
Systems Management
1 12 (8.39%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.80%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 15 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.39%) HP
3 6 (4.20%) IBM
3 6 (4.20%) SAP
4 4 (2.80%) AppDynamics
4 4 (2.80%) CA
4 4 (2.80%) CyberSource
4 4 (2.80%) DataCash
4 4 (2.80%) Dynatrace
4 4 (2.80%) Elavon
4 4 (2.80%) Ingenico
4 4 (2.80%) Sage
4 4 (2.80%) TSYS
4 4 (2.80%) VeriFone
4 4 (2.80%) VocaLink
4 4 (2.80%) WorldPay
5 2 (1.40%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.70%) Google
6 1 (0.70%) TOWER Software
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