The median annual salary for a Tester was £25,500 in advertised job vacancies in Brighton during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
East Sussex / Brighton
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 85 90
Rank change year-on-year +23 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 13 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Brighton 1.84% 0.81% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 0.83% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 9
Median salary £25,500 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.14% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Brighton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Brighton
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 699 848 979
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 98.73% 98.49% 97.90%
Number of salaries quoted 643 764 857
Median salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brighton that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Brighton

Tester
Salary Trend in Brighton

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

Salary trend for Tester in Brighton

Tester
Salary Histogram in Brighton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Brighton over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Brighton

Tester Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Brighton region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (73.91%) ISTQB
2 17 (73.91%) C#
2 17 (73.91%) .NET
2 17 (73.91%) SQL Server
2 17 (73.91%) ASP.NET
2 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 17 (73.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
3 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) Capybara
4 2 (8.70%) QA
5 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.35%) SaaS

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (73.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Capybara
1 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (73.91%) .NET
1 17 (73.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (73.91%) ISTQB
1 17 (73.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Microsoft