The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Sussex region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 96 73 71
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 30 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.83% 2.39% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 2.48% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 10 30 19
Average salary £32,500 £29,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1285 1212 1338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 97.20% 96.50% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1143 1037 1108
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
South East

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
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 30 July 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
Crawley -3 9 £32,500 +12.06%
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) Automated Testing
3 10 (50.00%) QA
4 8 (40.00%) Selenium
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 7 (35.00%) PHP
5 7 (35.00%) ColdFusion
5 7 (35.00%) Web Development
6 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (30.00%) ISEB
7 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 4 (20.00%) .NET
9 3 (15.00%) Scrum
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
10 2 (10.00%) C++
10 2 (10.00%) BDD
10 2 (10.00%) ATDD
10 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
10 2 (10.00%) TDD
10 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
11 1 (5.00%) Web Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 7 (35.00%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.00%) WatiN
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) WPF
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Informatics
1 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (5.00%) Open Source
1 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (55.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Web Development
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
8 2 (10.00%) BDD
8 2 (10.00%) ATDD
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 2 (10.00%) TDD
8 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Web Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Test Management
9 1 (5.00%) Workflow Management
9 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Data-Driven Marketing
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) VBScript
4 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) HP