Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 133 147
Rank change year-on-year +11 +14 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 34 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.18% 1.20% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.24% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 24 33 28
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £32,750 £28,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £65,350 £48,750 £41,475
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 2,480 2,750 3,007
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.14% 97.38% 97.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,048 2,208 2,490
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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
Milton Keynes +24 24 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Newport Pagnell +2 2 £32,500 -
Amersham - 1 £45,000 - 1
Marlow - 1 £31,500 -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Test Automation
3 12 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 12 (40.00%) Selenium
3 12 (40.00%) Java
4 11 (36.67%) WebDriver
5 10 (33.33%) C#
5 10 (33.33%) Scrum
5 10 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (30.00%) CREST Certified
6 9 (30.00%) OSCP
6 9 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (30.00%) CISSP
6 9 (30.00%) Retail
6 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 9 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 8 (26.67%) JIRA
7 8 (26.67%) QA
7 8 (26.67%) TDD
7 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 7 (23.33%) SQL
8 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
8 7 (23.33%) REST
9 6 (20.00%) SpecFlow
9 6 (20.00%) Bitbucket
9 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (20.00%) BDD
9 6 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 3 (10.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.00%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Redis
2 1 (3.33%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 12 (40.00%) Selenium
2 11 (36.67%) WebDriver
3 8 (26.67%) JIRA
4 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
5 6 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (20.00%) Bitbucket
5 6 (20.00%) NUnit
5 6 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (16.67%) MSTest
6 5 (16.67%) TeamCity
7 3 (10.00%) Appium
7 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
8 1 (3.33%) Subversion
8 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (30.00%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) REST
2 3 (10.00%) SOAP
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) Java EE
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
4 1 (3.33%) JSON
4 1 (3.33%) Pyramid
4 1 (3.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.33%) BBC
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Android
1 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.00%) Mac OS X
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Test Automation
3 10 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (33.33%) Scrum
4 9 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 9 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 8 (26.67%) TDD
6 6 (20.00%) BDD
7 5 (16.67%) Build Automation
7 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 5 (16.67%) SDET
7 5 (16.67%) SDLC
8 4 (13.33%) User Stories
9 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Open Source
9 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) Java
2 10 (33.33%) C#
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (23.33%) SQL
5 3 (10.00%) Apple Swift
6 1 (3.33%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) CISSP
1 9 (30.00%) CREST Certified
1 9 (30.00%) OSCP
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) ISEB
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle