Period
to 20 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 140 159
Rank change year-on-year +14 +19 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 45 36 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.54% 1.11% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.15% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 43 39 41
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +10.77% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,450 £27,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £41,150 £40,000
South East median annual salary £37,500 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.06% -1.25% +6.67%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2838 3122 4314
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 97.06% 96.57% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2307 2537 3421
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,400 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 2017. 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 +8 25 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Aylesbury +6 12 £35,000 - 1
High Wycombe +27 4 £45,000 +25.00% 1
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 36 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (44.44%) Selenium
4 14 (31.11%) QA
4 14 (31.11%) Manual Testing
5 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
6 12 (26.67%) Regression Testing
6 12 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 12 (26.67%) WebDriver
7 11 (24.44%) Cucumber
7 11 (24.44%) JIRA
7 11 (24.44%) ISEB
8 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
9 9 (20.00%) C#
9 9 (20.00%) BDD
9 9 (20.00%) Functional Testing
10 8 (17.78%) JMeter
11 7 (15.56%) Java
11 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
11 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
11 7 (15.56%) User Stories
11 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
12 6 (13.33%) Python
13 5 (11.11%) OOP
13 5 (11.11%) OO
13 5 (11.11%) Test Management
13 5 (11.11%) Degree
13 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
13 5 (11.11%) Ruby
13 5 (11.11%) Mobile App

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 2 (4.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 20 (44.44%) Selenium
2 12 (26.67%) WebDriver
3 11 (24.44%) Cucumber
3 11 (24.44%) JIRA
4 8 (17.78%) JMeter
5 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
6 5 (11.11%) Calabash
7 4 (8.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (8.89%) Bitbucket
7 4 (8.89%) JUnit
7 4 (8.89%) NeoLoad
7 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.44%) eggPlant
8 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.44%) HP UFT
8 2 (4.44%) IntelliJ
8 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
8 2 (4.44%) Protractor
8 2 (4.44%) Ranorex
General
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (4.44%) HTML
2 2 (4.44%) SOAP
2 2 (4.44%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.67%) iPad
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) iPhone
3 2 (4.44%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.22%) IVR
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) SCADA
4 1 (2.22%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.11%) Manual Testing
4 12 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 12 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 9 (20.00%) BDD
5 9 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
6 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.56%) User Stories
7 5 (11.11%) OO
7 5 (11.11%) OOP
7 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Release Automation
7 5 (11.11%) Test Management
7 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.89%) Open Source
8 4 (8.89%) Process Improvement
8 4 (8.89%) TDD
9 3 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
2 9 (20.00%) C#
3 7 (15.56%) Java
4 6 (13.33%) Python
5 5 (11.11%) ES6
5 5 (11.11%) Ruby
6 4 (8.89%) SQL
7 3 (6.67%) C++
8 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) ISEB
2 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.22%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) OSCP
6 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) HP
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday