The median annual salary for a Tester was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 97 123
Rank change year-on-year +5 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 17 24 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.19% 1.39% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.45% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16 23 13
Median salary £43,000 £36,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.44% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £32,700 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £39,700
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 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 1383 1658 2163
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.92% 95.95% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1109 1319 1652
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +8 14 £47,500 +35.71%
Aylesbury +8 1 £32,500 -7.14%
High Wycombe +6 1 - -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 31 (68.89%) Test Automation
2 25 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (48.89%) Software Testing
4 17 (37.78%) Degree
4 17 (37.78%) Selenium
4 17 (37.78%) Manual Testing
5 16 (35.56%) Automation Testing
6 12 (26.67%) Ranorex
6 12 (26.67%) Virtual Team
6 12 (26.67%) QA
6 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 12 (26.67%) ISEB
7 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
8 10 (22.22%) Performance Testing
8 10 (22.22%) Java
9 9 (20.00%) SQL
9 9 (20.00%) BDD
9 9 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (17.78%) Regression Testing
11 7 (15.56%) JMeter
11 7 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Finance
12 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
13 5 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
13 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
13 5 (11.11%) Apache Cordova
13 5 (11.11%) NeoLoad
13 5 (11.11%) Calabash

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Selenium
2 12 (26.67%) Ranorex
3 7 (15.56%) JMeter
4 5 (11.11%) Calabash
4 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.11%) NeoLoad
4 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.89%) Eclipse
5 4 (8.89%) IntelliJ
5 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
5 4 (8.89%) Protractor
5 4 (8.89%) VisualVM
6 3 (6.67%) JBehave
7 2 (4.44%) JIRA
8 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Automotive
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Apache Cordova
2 4 (8.89%) J2EE
2 4 (8.89%) XML
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) XML Messaging
4 2 (4.44%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.22%) Behat
5 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Virtual Team
2 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.67%) iPad
4 3 (6.67%) iPhone
5 1 (2.22%) Fintech
5 1 (2.22%) IVR
5 1 (2.22%) NHS
5 1 (2.22%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Android
3 2 (4.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Test Automation
2 25 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (48.89%) Software Testing
4 17 (37.78%) Manual Testing
5 16 (35.56%) Automation Testing
6 10 (22.22%) Performance Testing
7 9 (20.00%) BDD
8 8 (17.78%) Regression Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
12 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
12 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
13 3 (6.67%) Time Management
14 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
14 2 (4.44%) Defect Management
14 2 (4.44%) Test Management
15 1 (2.22%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (22.22%) Java
3 9 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) Degree
2 12 (26.67%) ISEB
3 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
4 9 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) AppDynamics
1 4 (8.89%) IBM
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) Remedy
4 1 (2.22%) Sencha