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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 133 160 121
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 89 50 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 1.87% 1.07% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 1.12% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 72 47 98
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £20,200 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £46,000 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +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
4536 4456 5033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 95.23% 95.52% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3674 3630 4329
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +7 15 £32,000 -8.57% 2
Reigate -24 6 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Staines - 3 £40,000 - 1
Chertsey - 3 £30,000 -
Woking +8 2 £27,500 +25.00%
Camberley - 1 £25,000 -
Dorking - 1 £30,000 -
Weybridge - 1 £30,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 122 (60.40%) SQL
2 121 (59.90%) Degree
3 104 (51.49%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (48.02%) Selenium
5 93 (46.04%) Mathematics
6 84 (41.58%) Java
7 76 (37.62%) Oracle
7 76 (37.62%) ISEB
8 74 (36.63%) Test Scripting
9 72 (35.64%) Life Science
10 70 (34.65%) JMeter
11 69 (34.16%) Test Automation
12 68 (33.66%) Software Testing
12 68 (33.66%) QuickTest Pro
13 67 (33.17%) Manual Testing
14 65 (32.18%) PL/SQL
15 58 (28.71%) QA
16 57 (28.22%) Microsoft
17 55 (27.23%) C#
17 55 (27.23%) Chemistry
17 55 (27.23%) Finance
18 54 (26.73%) .NET
19 49 (24.26%) Biology
19 49 (24.26%) Performance Testing
20 47 (23.27%) Computer Science
21 45 (22.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 43 (21.29%) MySQL
23 42 (20.79%) Web Services
24 40 (19.80%) Automated Testing
25 37 (18.32%) Windows

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.99%) Confluence
3 1 (0.50%) CMS
3 1 (0.50%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.46%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.96%) HTTP
2 8 (3.96%) SSL
3 1 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (21.29%) MySQL
2 27 (13.37%) Oracle Database
3 22 (10.89%) SQL Server
3 22 (10.89%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 97 (48.02%) Selenium
2 70 (34.65%) JMeter
3 68 (33.66%) QuickTest Pro
4 28 (13.86%) LoadRunner
5 25 (12.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 23 (11.39%) WinRunner
7 17 (8.42%) Ant
8 13 (6.44%) WebDriver
9 12 (5.94%) Visual Studio
9 12 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (5.45%) NUnit
11 10 (4.95%) Rhino Mocks
12 9 (4.46%) TestComplete
12 9 (4.46%) Ranorex
12 9 (4.46%) JIRA
13 7 (3.47%) Toad
14 5 (2.48%) SoapUI
15 3 (1.49%) SpecFlow
15 3 (1.49%) Git (software)
16 2 (0.99%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 55 (27.23%) Finance
2 18 (8.91%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.50%) Banking
3 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (26.73%) .NET
2 42 (20.79%) Web Services
3 37 (18.32%) J2EE
4 12 (5.94%) HTML
5 11 (5.45%) CSS
6 10 (4.95%) .NET Framework
6 10 (4.95%) HTML5
6 10 (4.95%) CSS3
7 8 (3.96%) Ajax
8 4 (1.98%) SOAP
8 4 (1.98%) XML
9 1 (0.50%) WPF
9 1 (0.50%) LINQ
9 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.50%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.50%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 93 (46.04%) Mathematics
2 72 (35.64%) Life Science
3 55 (27.23%) Chemistry
4 49 (24.26%) Biology
5 47 (23.27%) Computer Science
6 33 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (11.39%) Statistics
8 22 (10.89%) Physics
9 20 (9.90%) Open Source
10 17 (8.42%) Visualisation
11 13 (6.44%) Client/Server
12 10 (4.95%) Management Information System
13 8 (3.96%) Biotechnology
14 6 (2.97%) LIMS
15 4 (1.98%) SWIFT
15 4 (1.98%) Hedge funds
16 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
17 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
17 2 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.32%) Windows
2 35 (17.33%) Linux
3 25 (12.38%) Solaris
3 25 (12.38%) Mac OS X
4 17 (8.42%) UNIX
5 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (51.49%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (36.63%) Test Scripting
3 69 (34.16%) Test Automation
4 68 (33.66%) Software Testing
5 67 (33.17%) Manual Testing
6 49 (24.26%) Performance Testing
7 40 (19.80%) Automated Testing
8 32 (15.84%) Test Strategy
9 29 (14.36%) Software Engineering
10 28 (13.86%) OO
11 26 (12.87%) Test Management
11 26 (12.87%) V-Model
12 20 (9.90%) User Stories
12 20 (9.90%) Workflow
13 19 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (9.41%) System Testing
14 15 (7.43%) TDD
14 15 (7.43%) RAD
15 14 (6.93%) Validation
15 14 (6.93%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 122 (60.40%) SQL
2 84 (41.58%) Java
3 65 (32.18%) PL/SQL
4 55 (27.23%) C#
5 31 (15.35%) C++
6 26 (12.87%) Python
7 17 (8.42%) Shell Script
8 12 (5.94%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.98%) Delphi
10 3 (1.49%) Ruby
11 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.99%) Perl
12 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 121 (59.90%) Degree
2 76 (37.62%) ISEB
3 45 (22.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (12.87%) PhD
5 22 (10.89%) ISTQB
6 10 (4.95%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.46%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.48%) MCSE
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (28.71%) QA
2 8 (3.96%) GLP
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) vSphere
1 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (12.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 76 (37.62%) Oracle
2 57 (28.22%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.96%) Red Hat
3 8 (3.96%) HP
4 4 (1.98%) SunGard
5 2 (0.99%) Telerik
6 1 (0.50%) Sony
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Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
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Salary: Unspecified Generous Salary
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 12 days ago