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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 144 117 154
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 55 107 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 1.25% 2.09% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 2.19% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 52 101 64
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +60.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
4212 4890 5076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 96.10% 95.45% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3501 4022 4093
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -8 10 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Reigate -11 6 £43,750 -7.89%
Leatherhead - 6 £55,000 - 3
Epsom - 4 £32,500 -
Staines - 3 £26,000 - 1
Woking +3 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Camberley - 1 £37,500 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 95 (53.67%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (45.20%) Selenium
3 66 (37.29%) Java
4 63 (35.59%) ISTQB
5 62 (35.03%) Test Automation
6 54 (30.51%) QA
7 53 (29.94%) ISEB
8 51 (28.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 50 (28.25%) WebDriver
10 49 (27.68%) Automated Testing
11 48 (27.12%) SQL
12 47 (26.55%) Test Scripting
13 37 (20.90%) Finance
14 32 (18.08%) Automation Testing
15 31 (17.51%) Manual Testing
15 31 (17.51%) Performance Testing
15 31 (17.51%) Software Testing
16 29 (16.38%) Degree
17 27 (15.25%) Scrum
17 27 (15.25%) QuickTest Pro
17 27 (15.25%) E-Commerce
18 26 (14.69%) XML
18 26 (14.69%) C#
19 25 (14.12%) JMeter
20 24 (13.56%) TDD
20 24 (13.56%) Regression Testing
21 22 (12.43%) Project Management
22 21 (11.86%) HTML
22 21 (11.86%) FitNesse
22 21 (11.86%) JIRA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (1.69%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.56%) SAS
2 1 (0.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (5.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.26%) GPRS
1 4 (2.26%) GSM
2 3 (1.69%) HTTP
3 2 (1.13%) SSL
3 2 (1.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.13%) VoIP
4 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.13%) MySQL
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 80 (45.20%) Selenium
2 50 (28.25%) WebDriver
3 27 (15.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 25 (14.12%) JMeter
5 21 (11.86%) FitNesse
5 21 (11.86%) JIRA
6 20 (11.30%) WatiN
7 13 (7.34%) Jenkins
8 11 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (6.21%) LoadRunner
9 6 (3.39%) InstallShield
10 5 (2.82%) JUnit
10 5 (2.82%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.82%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.69%) Zephyr
12 2 (1.13%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.13%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (1.13%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.13%) NUnit
12 2 (1.13%) Maven
General
1 37 (20.90%) Finance
2 8 (4.52%) Retail
3 6 (3.39%) Banking
4 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.69%) XML
2 21 (11.86%) HTML
3 18 (10.17%) CSS
4 12 (6.78%) Web Services
5 7 (3.95%) Ajax
6 6 (3.39%) LAMP
7 3 (1.69%) SOAP
7 3 (1.69%) .NET
8 2 (1.13%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.13%) CSS3
8 2 (1.13%) HTML5
8 2 (1.13%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.56%) Java EE
9 1 (0.56%) JSON
9 1 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.56%) J2EE
9 1 (0.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.04%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.34%) Mathematics
3 9 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.08%) Open Source
4 8 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.26%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.13%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.13%) Life Science
7 2 (1.13%) iDTV
8 1 (0.56%) Statistics
8 1 (0.56%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) LIMS
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.04%) Windows
2 11 (6.21%) Linux
3 8 (4.52%) Solaris
3 8 (4.52%) UNIX
4 4 (2.26%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.26%) Android
4 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.13%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (53.67%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (35.03%) Test Automation
3 51 (28.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 49 (27.68%) Automated Testing
5 47 (26.55%) Test Scripting
6 32 (18.08%) Automation Testing
7 31 (17.51%) Manual Testing
7 31 (17.51%) Performance Testing
7 31 (17.51%) Software Testing
8 27 (15.25%) Scrum
8 27 (15.25%) E-Commerce
9 24 (13.56%) TDD
9 24 (13.56%) Regression Testing
10 22 (12.43%) Project Management
11 20 (11.30%) Waterfall
12 17 (9.60%) V-Model
13 16 (9.04%) Performance Management
13 16 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (9.04%) Software Engineering
14 14 (7.91%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (37.29%) Java
2 48 (27.12%) SQL
3 26 (14.69%) C#
4 18 (10.17%) Python
5 15 (8.47%) Ruby
5 15 (8.47%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.21%) PHP
7 10 (5.65%) PL/SQL
8 8 (4.52%) Perl
8 8 (4.52%) C++
9 2 (1.13%) VC++
10 1 (0.56%) Delphi
10 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (35.59%) ISTQB
2 53 (29.94%) ISEB
3 29 (16.38%) Degree
4 4 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (30.51%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.13%) vSphere
1 2 (1.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.21%) Oracle
3 9 (5.08%) HP
4 8 (4.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.13%) CA
6 1 (0.56%) DataFlux
6 1 (0.56%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.56%) Trillium
6 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
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