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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 87 92 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 11 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.87% 0.88% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.92% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 48
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £30,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,300 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
1122 1198 1294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 97.99% 95.84% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 970 1043 1103
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in West Sussex

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (66.67%) Java
1 12 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 12 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) Finance
3 9 (50.00%) Web Services
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle
3 9 (50.00%) QA
4 8 (44.44%) Compatibility Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Integration Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 8 (44.44%) TDD
5 6 (33.33%) Selenium
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database
6 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
7 3 (16.67%) Subversion
7 3 (16.67%) C#
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
8 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
8 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
8 2 (11.11%) Linux
8 2 (11.11%) OOP
8 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Bugzilla
8 2 (11.11%) Scrum
9 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
3 3 (16.67%) Subversion
4 2 (11.11%) Bugzilla
4 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.56%) NUnit
5 1 (5.56%) JIRA
5 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 12 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) TDD
3 8 (44.44%) Compatibility Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Unit Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 2 (11.11%) OOP
5 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
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