Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 123 144
Rank change year-on-year +14 +21 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 57 49 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.99% 1.66% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 1.71% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 48 46 40
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.63% +9.23%
10th Percentile £28,827 £28,125 £30,475
90th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £40,825
South East median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%

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 2,785 2,868 3,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.11% 97.15% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,291 2,331 2,560
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +19 39 £42,000 +5.00% 5
Aylesbury +13 13 £35,000 -
Newport Pagnell - 2 £32,500 -
Marlow - 1 £31,500 - 1
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 31 (54.39%) Test Automation
2 29 (50.88%) QA
3 25 (43.86%) Selenium
4 24 (42.11%) WebDriver
5 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (35.09%) JavaScript
7 19 (33.33%) JIRA
8 17 (29.82%) Cucumber
9 16 (28.07%) Mentoring
9 16 (28.07%) Java
10 15 (26.32%) ISEB
10 15 (26.32%) C#
10 15 (26.32%) ISTQB
10 15 (26.32%) PowerShell
11 14 (24.56%) Perl
11 14 (24.56%) Python
11 14 (24.56%) Defect Management
11 14 (24.56%) Test Planning
11 14 (24.56%) BDD
11 14 (24.56%) Bash Shell
12 12 (21.05%) SQL
13 11 (19.30%) Software Testing
14 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
14 9 (15.79%) HTML
14 9 (15.79%) XML
14 9 (15.79%) Scrum
14 9 (15.79%) User Stories
15 8 (14.04%) Open Source
15 8 (14.04%) SoapUI
15 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy

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 (1.75%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
1 1 (1.75%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) VoIP
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.75%) Redis
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (43.86%) Selenium
2 24 (42.11%) WebDriver
3 19 (33.33%) JIRA
4 17 (29.82%) Cucumber
5 8 (14.04%) SoapUI
6 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
7 5 (8.77%) MSTest
7 5 (8.77%) NUnit
7 5 (8.77%) SpecFlow
7 5 (8.77%) TeamCity
8 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (5.26%) Bitbucket
9 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.51%) Protractor
9 2 (3.51%) Subversion
10 1 (1.75%) Appium
10 1 (1.75%) Maven
10 1 (1.75%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (12.28%) Back Office
1 7 (12.28%) Retail
2 1 (1.75%) Automotive
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) HTML
1 9 (15.79%) XML
2 8 (14.04%) XML Messaging
3 2 (3.51%) .NET
3 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.51%) SOAP
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) React
4 1 (1.75%) REST
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.75%) BBC
2 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Android
1 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (54.39%) Test Automation
2 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (28.07%) Mentoring
4 14 (24.56%) BDD
4 14 (24.56%) Defect Management
4 14 (24.56%) Test Planning
5 11 (19.30%) Software Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Scrum
6 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 9 (15.79%) User Stories
7 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Open Source
7 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
8 7 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (12.28%) OO
8 7 (12.28%) OOP
8 7 (12.28%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Regression Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) JavaScript
2 16 (28.07%) Java
3 15 (26.32%) C#
3 15 (26.32%) PowerShell
4 14 (24.56%) Bash Shell
4 14 (24.56%) Perl
4 14 (24.56%) Python
5 12 (21.05%) SQL
6 1 (1.75%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) ISEB
1 15 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.53%) CREST Certified
3 4 (7.02%) CISSP
3 4 (7.02%) OSCP
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (50.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle