Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £28,000 in advertised job vacancies in Guildford during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Tester
Surrey > Guildford
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 80 101
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 4 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Guildford 0.71% 0.50% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.50% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 16
Guildford median annual salary £28,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.85% -7.14% +5.26%
10th Percentile £21,250 £28,625 £30,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £41,275 £61,250
Surrey median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford. 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
Guildford
Permanent vacancies in Guildford with a recognized job title 825 799 1260
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.86% 98.89% 98.90%
Number of salaries quoted 739 737 1133
Guildford median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,200 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
Surrey median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Guildford.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Guildford

Tester
Salary Trend in Guildford

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

Salary trend for Tester in Guildford

Tester
Salary Histogram in Guildford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Guildford over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Guildford

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Guildford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Leader
4 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (16.67%) CREST Certified
4 1 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) QA Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) SaaS
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) QA Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (16.67%) CREST Certified
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Telerik