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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 131 173 114
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 94 44 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 1.87% 0.91% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 0.95% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 87 42 110
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -24.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,550 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
4808 4614 5270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 95.45% 95.49% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3956 3688 4530
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +13 14 £34,000 -9.33% 4
Reigate -13 11 £47,500 +5.55%
Woking +3 4 £32,500 +47.72% 1
Chertsey - 4 £30,000 -
Staines - 2 £32,500 -
Weybridge - 1 £30,000 -
Dorking - 1 £30,000 -
Camberley - 1 £25,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 124 (61.69%) Degree
2 122 (60.70%) SQL
3 96 (47.76%) Mathematics
4 89 (44.28%) Java
5 86 (42.79%) Selenium
5 86 (42.79%) Test Automation
6 77 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (37.81%) Software Testing
8 73 (36.32%) Test Scripting
9 68 (33.83%) QA
10 67 (33.33%) ISEB
11 65 (32.34%) C#
11 65 (32.34%) Oracle
12 63 (31.34%) .NET
12 63 (31.34%) Finance
13 60 (29.85%) QuickTest Pro
14 59 (29.35%) JMeter
15 54 (26.87%) PL/SQL
15 54 (26.87%) Life Science
15 54 (26.87%) Performance Testing
16 53 (26.37%) Computer Science
17 51 (25.37%) Microsoft
18 44 (21.89%) Test Strategy
19 43 (21.39%) Chemistry
20 41 (20.40%) Manual Testing
21 39 (19.40%) C++
21 39 (19.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 38 (18.91%) OO
23 37 (18.41%) Automated Testing
23 37 (18.41%) Biology

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 8 (3.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.00%) ColdFusion
2 2 (1.00%) Confluence
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.47%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.98%) SSL
2 8 (3.98%) HTTP
3 1 (0.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.93%) MySQL
1 30 (14.93%) Oracle Database
2 23 (11.44%) SQL Server
3 22 (10.95%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.50%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 86 (42.79%) Selenium
2 60 (29.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 59 (29.35%) JMeter
4 31 (15.42%) LoadRunner
5 30 (14.93%) WinRunner
6 20 (9.95%) WebDriver
7 13 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (6.47%) Ranorex
7 13 (6.47%) TestComplete
7 13 (6.47%) Visual Studio
8 11 (5.47%) Ant
8 11 (5.47%) NUnit
8 11 (5.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (4.98%) Rhino Mocks
9 10 (4.98%) JIRA
10 7 (3.48%) Toad
11 5 (2.49%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.49%) Git (software)
12 3 (1.49%) Jenkins
13 2 (1.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 63 (31.34%) Finance
2 11 (5.47%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.00%) Banking
4 1 (0.50%) Local Government
4 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (31.34%) .NET
2 32 (15.92%) Web Services
3 23 (11.44%) J2EE
4 14 (6.97%) .NET Framework
5 13 (6.47%) HTML
6 12 (5.97%) CSS
7 10 (4.98%) HTML5
7 10 (4.98%) CSS3
8 8 (3.98%) Ajax
9 1 (0.50%) XML
9 1 (0.50%) Swing
9 1 (0.50%) SOAP
9 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.50%) WPF
9 1 (0.50%) LINQ
9 1 (0.50%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 96 (47.76%) Mathematics
2 54 (26.87%) Life Science
3 53 (26.37%) Computer Science
4 43 (21.39%) Chemistry
5 37 (18.41%) Biology
6 23 (11.44%) Statistics
6 23 (11.44%) Open Source
7 18 (8.96%) Physics
8 17 (8.46%) Client/Server
9 11 (5.47%) Visualisation
10 9 (4.48%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.49%) LIMS
12 4 (1.99%) Hedge funds
13 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
13 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.50%) SWIFT
14 1 (0.50%) iDTV
14 1 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.44%) Windows
2 22 (10.95%) Linux
3 11 (5.47%) Mac OS X
3 11 (5.47%) Solaris
3 11 (5.47%) UNIX
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (42.79%) Test Automation
2 77 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (37.81%) Software Testing
4 73 (36.32%) Test Scripting
5 54 (26.87%) Performance Testing
6 44 (21.89%) Test Strategy
7 41 (20.40%) Manual Testing
8 38 (18.91%) OO
9 37 (18.41%) Automated Testing
10 26 (12.94%) V-Model
11 24 (11.94%) Software Engineering
12 21 (10.45%) User Stories
13 20 (9.95%) Analytics
13 20 (9.95%) Test Management
13 20 (9.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (9.95%) System Testing
13 20 (9.95%) RAD
14 19 (9.45%) TDD
14 19 (9.45%) Workflow
15 15 (7.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 122 (60.70%) SQL
2 89 (44.28%) Java
3 65 (32.34%) C#
4 54 (26.87%) PL/SQL
5 39 (19.40%) C++
6 29 (14.43%) Python
7 13 (6.47%) JavaScript
8 11 (5.47%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.48%) Delphi
10 3 (1.49%) Ruby
11 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.00%) Perl
12 1 (0.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 124 (61.69%) Degree
2 67 (33.33%) ISEB
3 39 (19.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (12.94%) ISTQB
5 18 (8.96%) PhD
6 10 (4.98%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.48%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.99%) MCSE
8 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (33.83%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (32.34%) Oracle
2 51 (25.37%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.98%) HP
3 8 (3.98%) Red Hat
4 4 (1.99%) SunGard
5 2 (1.00%) Telerik
6 1 (0.50%) Sony
6 1 (0.50%) JBoss
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