The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 86 99 90
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 20 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.86% 0.37% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 0.38% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 19 4 10
Average salary £35,000 £29,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,750 £45,300
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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 West Sussex 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
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1054 1051 1054
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 97.96% 97.68% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 971 899 946
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Tester
Salary Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the West Sussex region.

Tester Salary Trend in West Sussex

Tester
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in West Sussex

Tester
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
Crawley - 9 £32,500 - 1
East Grinstead - 2 £37,500 -
Chichester -19 1 £45,000 +104.54%
Burgess Hill - 1 £40,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 45 (57.69%) Automated Testing
1 45 (57.69%) QA
2 43 (55.13%) Regression Testing
3 39 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (47.44%) Manual Testing
5 36 (46.15%) Functional Testing
6 34 (43.59%) Selenium
7 32 (41.03%) SQL Server
8 24 (30.77%) Java
8 24 (30.77%) Unit Testing
8 24 (30.77%) Waterfall
8 24 (30.77%) SDLC
9 22 (28.21%) Software Testing
9 22 (28.21%) ISTQB
9 22 (28.21%) ISEB
9 22 (28.21%) TDD
10 21 (26.92%) SQL
11 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
12 19 (24.36%) HP
12 19 (24.36%) C#
13 17 (21.79%) Integration Testing
13 17 (21.79%) Test Scripting
13 17 (21.79%) HP Quality Center
14 16 (20.51%) E-Commerce
14 16 (20.51%) Web Services
15 15 (19.23%) System Integration Testing
15 15 (19.23%) .NET
15 15 (19.23%) WebDriver
16 14 (17.95%) Web Development
16 14 (17.95%) Finance

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 14 (17.95%) ColdFusion
2 13 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (41.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (43.59%) Selenium
2 15 (19.23%) WebDriver
3 13 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 13 (16.67%) JUnit
4 12 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 10 (12.82%) Firebug
5 10 (12.82%) Git (software)
5 10 (12.82%) Gradle
6 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (5.13%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.85%) HP UFT
8 3 (3.85%) JIRA
8 3 (3.85%) JMeter
8 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
8 3 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (17.95%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) Web Services
2 15 (19.23%) .NET
3 12 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 10 (12.82%) Ajax
5 4 (5.13%) CSS
5 4 (5.13%) HTML
5 4 (5.13%) HTML5
6 2 (2.56%) JSON
6 2 (2.56%) SOAP
7 1 (1.28%) ATL
7 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.69%) Driving Licence
4 5 (6.41%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.56%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.28%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.69%) Windows
1 6 (7.69%) Windows Server
1 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (5.13%) Unix
3 1 (1.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (57.69%) Automated Testing
2 43 (55.13%) Regression Testing
3 39 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (47.44%) Manual Testing
5 36 (46.15%) Functional Testing
6 24 (30.77%) SDLC
6 24 (30.77%) Unit Testing
6 24 (30.77%) Waterfall
7 22 (28.21%) Software Testing
7 22 (28.21%) TDD
8 17 (21.79%) Integration Testing
8 17 (21.79%) Test Scripting
9 16 (20.51%) E-Commerce
10 15 (19.23%) System Integration Testing
11 14 (17.95%) Web Development
12 13 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
13 11 (14.10%) RAD
14 9 (11.54%) User Stories
15 8 (10.26%) Performance Testing
16 7 (8.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.77%) Java
2 21 (26.92%) SQL
3 19 (24.36%) C#
4 14 (17.95%) PHP
5 6 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (28.21%) ISEB
1 22 (28.21%) ISTQB
2 9 (11.54%) Degree
3 7 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (57.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (21.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.56%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 19 (24.36%) HP
2 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.10%) Oracle
4 3 (3.85%) Pega
4 3 (3.85%) Rally
5 2 (2.56%) CA
5 2 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (1.28%) Informatica
Crawley, West Sussex
Jenrick IT
Salary: Highly Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Hassocks, West Sussex
Friday Media Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago