The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Woking 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 50 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Woking 0.57% 0.27% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.28% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 2
Average salary £27,500 £22,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £22,000 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
Tester
Surrey

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Woking 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
Woking
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
326 351 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Woking 92.35% 93.10% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 284 322 340
Average salary £42,000 £35,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,080 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

Tester
Salary Trend in Woking

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

Tester Salary Trend in Woking

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Woking 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 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (86.67%) Software Testing
2 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (73.33%) Manual Testing
3 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
3 11 (73.33%) Automated Testing
3 11 (73.33%) TDD
3 11 (73.33%) ISEB
4 9 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (60.00%) Scrum
4 9 (60.00%) System Testing
4 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (60.00%) Performance Testing
4 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (60.00%) BDD
4 9 (60.00%) ATDD
4 9 (60.00%) User Stories
4 9 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) QA
7 3 (20.00%) .NET
8 2 (13.33%) MySQL
8 2 (13.33%) Windows
8 2 (13.33%) Selenium
8 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
8 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
9 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
9 1 (6.67%) GitHub

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Woking 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 (6.67%) ColdFusion
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) Moq
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) NUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) WPF
2 1 (6.67%) LINQ
2 1 (6.67%) Qt
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (86.67%) Software Testing
2 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (73.33%) Automated Testing
3 11 (73.33%) TDD
3 11 (73.33%) Manual Testing
4 9 (60.00%) System Testing
4 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (60.00%) BDD
4 9 (60.00%) ATDD
4 9 (60.00%) User Stories
4 9 (60.00%) Scrum
4 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (60.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.67%) MVVM
6 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) ISEB
1 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft