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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 88 110 60
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 20 8 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.63% 0.59% 3.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 0.62% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 55
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +12.90%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
1207 1298 1426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 98.45% 96.01% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1080 1139 1193
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 22 (88.00%) Java
1 22 (88.00%) Regression Testing
1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (84.00%) Test Scripting
2 21 (84.00%) Oracle
2 21 (84.00%) Web Services
3 20 (80.00%) Finance
3 20 (80.00%) QA
3 20 (80.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 20 (80.00%) Unit Testing
3 20 (80.00%) Integration Testing
3 20 (80.00%) TDD
3 20 (80.00%) Waterfall
4 11 (44.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (8.00%) Subversion
5 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (8.00%) Web Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Selenium
5 2 (8.00%) Bugzilla
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 2 (8.00%) SQL
5 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) OOP
6 1 (4.00%) Advertising
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Marketing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (8.00%) Subversion
1 2 (8.00%) Selenium
1 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (84.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (88.00%) Regression Testing
2 21 (84.00%) Test Scripting
3 20 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 20 (80.00%) TDD
3 20 (80.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 20 (80.00%) Unit Testing
3 20 (80.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.00%) OOP
5 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (88.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Oracle
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonuses + 25 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago