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 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 93 75 60
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 19 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.88% 1.68% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.73% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 27
Average salary £35,000 £29,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,000 £38,000
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 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
1224 1098 1363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 97.53% 97.17% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1069 967 1147
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £56,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 2014.

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 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
Crawley +2 8 £33,750 +16.37% 2
East Grinstead - 2 £42,500 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (55.00%) Automated Testing
3 11 (55.00%) QA
4 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
6 8 (40.00%) Web Development
6 8 (40.00%) Selenium
7 7 (35.00%) PHP
7 7 (35.00%) ColdFusion
8 5 (25.00%) ETL
9 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 3 (15.00%) .NET
10 3 (15.00%) ISEB
10 3 (15.00%) Informatica
10 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
10 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
11 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
11 2 (10.00%) Marketing
11 2 (10.00%) Informatics
11 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
11 2 (10.00%) Data-Driven Marketing
11 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (5.00%) C#

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) WatiN
2 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.00%) Redmine
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) WinForms
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Informatics
1 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (55.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Web Development
4 5 (25.00%) ETL
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Data-Driven Marketing
8 1 (5.00%) Workflow Management
8 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Test Management
8 1 (5.00%) Workflow
8 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Informatica
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) HP
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