Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

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

Tester
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 210 232
Rank change year-on-year -6 +22 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 433 431 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.44% 1.47% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.52% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 395 410 464
South East median annual salary £42,500 £35,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.57% -6.00% -5.06%
10th Percentile £29,196 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29,181 28,296 36,180
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.00% 96.66% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 24,407 23,617 30,844
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in the South East

Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Tester in the South East

Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in the South East over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in the South East

Tester
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 June 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
Thames Valley 0 204 £42,500 +13.33% 30
Oxfordshire +10 71 £46,500 +47.62% 13
West Sussex +15 70 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Berkshire -15 69 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Buckinghamshire +10 66 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Surrey +16 62 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Hampshire -47 61 £40,000 +23.08% 12
East Sussex -27 17 £32,500 +27.45% 1
Kent +4 13 £35,000 - 3
Sussex -17 8 £35,000 -36.36%
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 South East region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 346 (79.91%) Test Automation
2 228 (52.66%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (45.96%) Selenium
4 170 (39.26%) QA
5 131 (30.25%) JIRA
6 122 (28.18%) SQL
7 117 (27.02%) C#
8 108 (24.94%) Scrum
8 108 (24.94%) BDD
9 106 (24.48%) Software Testing
10 92 (21.25%) Regression Testing
10 92 (21.25%) Java
11 88 (20.32%) WebDriver
12 78 (18.01%) Test Strategy
13 75 (17.32%) ISTQB
14 72 (16.63%) TDD
15 70 (16.17%) ISEB
16 67 (15.47%) Finance
17 66 (15.24%) Test Scripting
17 66 (15.24%) Manual Testing
17 66 (15.24%) Cucumber
18 64 (14.78%) Performance Testing
18 64 (14.78%) JavaScript
19 62 (14.32%) Continuous Integration
20 59 (13.63%) Jenkins
21 58 (13.39%) .NET
22 55 (12.70%) Functional Testing
22 55 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
23 52 (12.01%) Exploratory Testing
24 51 (11.78%) Confluence

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 51 (11.78%) Confluence
2 10 (2.31%) CMS
2 10 (2.31%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.69%) CICS
4 3 (0.69%) IIS
4 3 (0.69%) Tornado
5 2 (0.46%) SAS
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 10 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.39%) SaaS
4 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.46%) GitHub
5 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.23%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.46%) VoIP
2 7 (1.62%) Internet
3 6 (1.39%) Firewall
4 2 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.46%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.23%) Broadband
5 1 (0.23%) HTTP
5 1 (0.23%) Network Security
5 1 (0.23%) SMS
5 1 (0.23%) SSH
5 1 (0.23%) Wireless
5 1 (0.23%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (2.08%) MySQL
4 8 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.92%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.92%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.69%) Redis
7 2 (0.46%) Big Data
8 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 199 (45.96%) Selenium
2 131 (30.25%) JIRA
3 88 (20.32%) WebDriver
4 66 (15.24%) Cucumber
5 59 (13.63%) Jenkins
6 32 (7.39%) HP UFT
7 29 (6.70%) SoapUI
8 24 (5.54%) JMeter
9 20 (4.62%) SpecFlow
10 17 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (3.70%) NUnit
12 15 (3.46%) Git (software)
13 14 (3.23%) TeamCity
14 12 (2.77%) Appium
14 12 (2.77%) Bugzilla
14 12 (2.77%) Visual Studio
15 9 (2.08%) TestRail
16 8 (1.85%) Protractor
16 8 (1.85%) Trac
17 7 (1.62%) Bitbucket
General
1 67 (15.47%) Finance
2 15 (3.46%) Retail
3 12 (2.77%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.85%) Back Office
4 8 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.62%) Electronics
6 6 (1.39%) Marketing
6 6 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.69%) Automotive
7 3 (0.69%) Banking
7 3 (0.69%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.39%) .NET
2 38 (8.78%) HTML
3 29 (6.70%) REST
4 25 (5.77%) Web Services
5 20 (4.62%) CSS
5 20 (4.62%) Gherkin
6 16 (3.70%) XML
7 11 (2.54%) SOAP
8 10 (2.31%) XML Messaging
9 5 (1.15%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.15%) WSDL
10 4 (0.92%) RESTful
11 3 (0.69%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.69%) Django
11 3 (0.69%) LAMP
12 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.46%) JSON
12 2 (0.46%) Node.js
13 1 (0.23%) CSS3
13 1 (0.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.16%) User Experience
3 22 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 19 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.70%) Cloud Native
6 14 (3.23%) Blog
7 9 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.62%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.39%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.69%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.69%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.69%) VSAM
12 2 (0.46%) Life Science
12 2 (0.46%) NHS
12 2 (0.46%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.23%) BBC
13 1 (0.23%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 48 (11.09%) Windows
2 40 (9.24%) Linux
3 14 (3.23%) Android
4 12 (2.77%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.77%) Ubuntu
5 8 (1.85%) Unix
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (79.91%) Test Automation
2 228 (52.66%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (24.94%) BDD
3 108 (24.94%) Scrum
4 106 (24.48%) Software Testing
5 92 (21.25%) Regression Testing
6 78 (18.01%) Test Strategy
7 72 (16.63%) TDD
8 66 (15.24%) Manual Testing
8 66 (15.24%) Test Scripting
9 64 (14.78%) Performance Testing
10 62 (14.32%) Continuous Integration
11 55 (12.70%) Functional Testing
11 55 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (12.01%) Exploratory Testing
13 48 (11.09%) Acceptance Criteria
14 47 (10.85%) Mentoring
15 44 (10.16%) Kanban
16 38 (8.78%) Open Source
16 38 (8.78%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (28.18%) SQL
2 117 (27.02%) C#
3 92 (21.25%) Java
4 64 (14.78%) JavaScript
5 35 (8.08%) Python
6 24 (5.54%) Ruby
7 16 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 15 (3.46%) Bash Shell
8 15 (3.46%) Perl
9 9 (2.08%) PHP
10 8 (1.85%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.62%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.39%) C
13 5 (1.15%) C++
14 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.69%) COBOL
15 3 (0.69%) JCL
16 2 (0.46%) Groovy
17 1 (0.23%) Scala
17 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 75 (17.32%) ISTQB
2 70 (16.17%) ISEB
3 48 (11.09%) Degree
4 15 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.00%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.77%) CREST Certified
7 11 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (2.31%) CISSP
9 9 (2.08%) OSCP
10 8 (1.85%) CEH
10 8 (1.85%) SANS
11 7 (1.62%) CSSLP
12 4 (0.92%) CHECK Team Member
13 3 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.23%) CISA
14 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.23%) GPEN
14 1 (0.23%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (39.26%) QA
System Software
1 17 (3.93%) Docker
2 12 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 9 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.92%) WebInspect
3 3 (0.69%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.23%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.23%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 50 (11.55%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.85%) HP
3 28 (6.47%) Capita
4 15 (3.46%) Oracle
4 15 (3.46%) VMware
5 7 (1.62%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.15%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.15%) Google
7 2 (0.46%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.23%) Acunetix
8 1 (0.23%) Sage
8 1 (0.23%) Twitter