The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £24,500 in advertised job vacancies in Guildford during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
Surrey / Guildford
Rank 54 78 74
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Guildford 1.25% 0.30% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 0.31% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 5
Median salary £24,500 £43,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -44.00% +9.37%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Guildford. 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
Guildford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 316 653 657
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 99.06% 98.20% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 299 435 602
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Guildford

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Guildford.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Guildford

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Guildford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Guildford over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Guildford

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Software 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 Guildford region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Release Management
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Release Management
2 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft