Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 144 145
Rank change year-on-year +32 +1 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 40 31 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.66% 1.08% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.11% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 31 30 33
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £47,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

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 2,324 2,781 3,008
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 97.24% 97.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,929 2,261 2,544
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +33 28 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Aylesbury +20 6 £40,000 +10.34% 1
Newport Pagnell +1 2 £32,500 -
Amersham - 1 £45,000 -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 20 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (45.00%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (42.50%) Software Testing
3 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (30.00%) QA
5 11 (27.50%) Retail
5 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
5 11 (27.50%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 10 (25.00%) REST
6 10 (25.00%) OSCP
6 10 (25.00%) CREST Certified
6 10 (25.00%) CISSP
6 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 10 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Java
7 9 (22.50%) C#
7 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
8 8 (20.00%) SQL
8 8 (20.00%) JIRA
9 7 (17.50%) Selenium
10 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
10 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
10 6 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (15.00%) Functional Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Bitbucket
11 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (12.50%) SDLC
11 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
11 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

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 (7.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.50%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Redis
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
2 8 (20.00%) JIRA
3 7 (17.50%) Selenium
4 6 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (15.00%) Bitbucket
4 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.50%) Appium
5 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.50%) NUnit
7 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.50%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (27.50%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) REST
2 3 (7.50%) Behat
2 3 (7.50%) SOAP
2 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.00%) RESTful
3 2 (5.00%) Spring
3 2 (5.00%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.50%) Java EE
4 1 (2.50%) JSON
4 1 (2.50%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Android
1 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.50%) Mac OS X
2 3 (7.50%) VMS
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (45.00%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (42.50%) Software Testing
4 11 (27.50%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (15.00%) Functional Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (12.50%) SDLC
8 4 (10.00%) BDD
8 4 (10.00%) Scrum
8 4 (10.00%) User Stories
9 3 (7.50%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (7.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Document Management
9 3 (7.50%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (7.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (22.50%) C#
2 9 (22.50%) Java
3 8 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (7.50%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) CISSP
1 10 (25.00%) CREST Certified
1 10 (25.00%) OSCP
2 5 (12.50%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.50%) ISEB
5 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle