Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £41,000 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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

Tester
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 127 168
Rank change year-on-year -2 +41 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 40 44 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.42% 1.52% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.56% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 30 43 28
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £41,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.14% +7.69% -2.99%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £48,750 £46,125
South East median annual salary £40,000 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.68% -5.33% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2,738 2,828 3,856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.37% 97.79% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,192 2,389 3,108
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,233
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.63% +5.58%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for Tester in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Aylesbury +8 18 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Milton Keynes -13 16 £45,000 +28.57% 3
High Wycombe - 2 £38,750 -
Marlow - 1 £47,500 -
Newport Pagnell - 1 £32,500 -
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 34 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (65.00%) Selenium
3 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (45.00%) Cucumber
5 17 (42.50%) WebDriver
6 16 (40.00%) QA
6 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (27.50%) Manual Testing
8 11 (27.50%) Java
8 11 (27.50%) C#
9 10 (25.00%) VoIP
9 10 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 10 (25.00%) Open Source
9 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 9 (22.50%) Functional Testing
10 9 (22.50%) SQL
10 9 (22.50%) OO
10 9 (22.50%) Release Automation
11 8 (20.00%) OOP
11 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
11 8 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (20.00%) User Stories
11 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
12 7 (17.50%) BDD
12 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
12 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
12 7 (17.50%) JIRA
12 7 (17.50%) XML
12 7 (17.50%) HTML

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 26 (65.00%) Selenium
2 18 (45.00%) Cucumber
3 17 (42.50%) WebDriver
4 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
4 7 (17.50%) JIRA
5 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (15.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (10.00%) Maven
6 4 (10.00%) Protractor
6 4 (10.00%) Subversion
7 2 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.50%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.50%) JMeter
8 1 (2.50%) JUnit
8 1 (2.50%) NeoLoad
8 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Automotive
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Back Office
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) HTML
1 7 (17.50%) XML
2 6 (15.00%) XML Messaging
3 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.50%) Node.js
5 1 (2.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Android
1 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (27.50%) Manual Testing
5 10 (25.00%) Open Source
5 10 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 9 (22.50%) Functional Testing
6 9 (22.50%) OO
6 9 (22.50%) Release Automation
7 8 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 8 (20.00%) OOP
7 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (20.00%) User Stories
8 7 (17.50%) BDD
9 6 (15.00%) Test Management
10 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (27.50%) C#
2 11 (27.50%) Java
3 9 (22.50%) SQL
4 4 (10.00%) ES6
5 2 (5.00%) C
5 2 (5.00%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) Ruby
6 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) ISEB
1 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (7.50%) CREST Certified
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
1 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Capita
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) Remedy