Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 242 266
Rank change year-on-year +30 +24 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 468 417 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.48% 1.33% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.38% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 428 380 447
South East median annual salary £40,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.71% -6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £28,948 £23,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £59,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £44,250 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +10.63% +5.26% +1.33%

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 30,640 30,324 39,810
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.90% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 25,634 25,159 33,871
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £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 20 February 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 20 February 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 0 214 £40,500 +13.29% 27
Surrey +45 104 £47,500 +26.67% 9
Berkshire +9 83 £41,500 -1.19% 7
Hampshire -16 74 £37,500 +10.29% 9
Oxfordshire -20 73 £45,000 +27.66% 12
Buckinghamshire +13 61 £38,750 +10.71% 8
East Sussex -18 33 £50,000 +96.08%
West Sussex -2 23 £30,500 -39.00% 2
Kent +20 5 £34,250 -2.14% 3
Sussex -25 2 £35,000 -36.36%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £80,000 -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 370 (79.06%) Test Automation
2 222 (47.44%) Selenium
3 216 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 159 (33.97%) QA
5 123 (26.28%) JIRA
6 119 (25.43%) Software Testing
7 117 (25.00%) SQL
8 115 (24.57%) Java
9 107 (22.86%) Test Scripting
10 103 (22.01%) Test Strategy
11 102 (21.79%) C#
12 101 (21.58%) WebDriver
13 96 (20.51%) ISTQB
14 95 (20.30%) Degree
15 90 (19.23%) Cucumber
16 82 (17.52%) Manual Testing
17 79 (16.88%) Scrum
18 71 (15.17%) ISEB
19 68 (14.53%) BDD
20 65 (13.89%) Regression Testing
21 59 (12.61%) Python
22 55 (11.75%) Microsoft
23 53 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
24 52 (11.11%) JMeter
24 52 (11.11%) Jenkins
25 49 (10.47%) TDD
26 47 (10.04%) Open Source
26 47 (10.04%) Confluence
26 47 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
27 43 (9.19%) Mentoring

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 47 (10.04%) Confluence
2 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.43%) SAS
3 1 (0.21%) CICS
3 1 (0.21%) CMS
3 1 (0.21%) IIS
3 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.21%) Tornado
Applications
1 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (3.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.56%) SaaS
2 6 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.64%) GitHub
3 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.21%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.42%) VoIP
2 6 (1.28%) Broadband
2 6 (1.28%) Firewall
3 5 (1.07%) Internet
4 4 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.43%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.21%) SSH
6 1 (0.21%) Wireless
6 1 (0.21%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.85%) MySQL
3 14 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.28%) Big Data
7 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.21%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 222 (47.44%) Selenium
2 123 (26.28%) JIRA
3 101 (21.58%) WebDriver
4 90 (19.23%) Cucumber
5 52 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 52 (11.11%) JMeter
6 41 (8.76%) SoapUI
7 22 (4.70%) Git (software)
7 22 (4.70%) SpecFlow
8 21 (4.49%) Capybara
9 20 (4.27%) HP UFT
10 15 (3.21%) Bugzilla
11 14 (2.99%) Protractor
12 13 (2.78%) TestRail
12 13 (2.78%) Trac
13 12 (2.56%) Visual Studio
14 10 (2.14%) WATIR
15 9 (1.92%) Bitbucket
16 8 (1.71%) JUnit
16 8 (1.71%) TestComplete
General
1 34 (7.26%) Finance
2 22 (4.70%) Retail
3 16 (3.42%) Digital Economy
4 7 (1.50%) Games
5 5 (1.07%) Automotive
6 4 (0.85%) Back Office
6 4 (0.85%) Banking
6 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.85%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.43%) Marketing
7 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.21%) Legal
8 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.91%) .NET
2 29 (6.20%) Web Services
3 24 (5.13%) HTML
4 20 (4.27%) Gherkin
5 16 (3.42%) REST
5 16 (3.42%) SOAP
6 13 (2.78%) RESTful
6 13 (2.78%) XML
7 8 (1.71%) LAMP
7 8 (1.71%) XML Messaging
8 7 (1.50%) CSS
9 6 (1.28%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.28%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.07%) Behat
11 4 (0.85%) HTML5
11 4 (0.85%) XHTML
12 3 (0.64%) Ajax
12 3 (0.64%) CSS3
12 3 (0.64%) jQuery
13 2 (0.43%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.12%) Computer Science
3 20 (4.27%) Mobile App
4 19 (4.06%) Client/Server
5 17 (3.63%) User Experience
6 6 (1.28%) Replication
7 4 (0.85%) Cloud Native
7 4 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.64%) Blog
8 3 (0.64%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.43%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.43%) Cyberattack
9 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.21%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.21%) Life Science
10 1 (0.21%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) STB
10 1 (0.21%) VSAM
10 1 (0.21%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.76%) Linux
1 41 (8.76%) Windows
2 12 (2.56%) Unix
3 11 (2.35%) Android
4 7 (1.50%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (79.06%) Test Automation
2 216 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (25.43%) Software Testing
4 107 (22.86%) Test Scripting
5 103 (22.01%) Test Strategy
6 82 (17.52%) Manual Testing
7 79 (16.88%) Scrum
8 68 (14.53%) BDD
9 65 (13.89%) Regression Testing
10 53 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 49 (10.47%) TDD
12 47 (10.04%) Open Source
13 43 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (9.19%) Mentoring
13 43 (9.19%) Performance Testing
14 42 (8.97%) Acceptance Criteria
15 41 (8.76%) Test Management
16 38 (8.12%) SDLC
16 38 (8.12%) User Stories
17 36 (7.69%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (25.00%) SQL
2 115 (24.57%) Java
3 102 (21.79%) C#
4 59 (12.61%) Python
5 43 (9.19%) JavaScript
6 42 (8.97%) PHP
7 39 (8.33%) Ruby
8 28 (5.98%) C
9 21 (4.49%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.35%) Perl
11 9 (1.92%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.50%) C++
13 6 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.28%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.85%) ES6
14 4 (0.85%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.64%) Scala
16 1 (0.21%) COBOL
16 1 (0.21%) JCL
16 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (20.51%) ISTQB
2 95 (20.30%) Degree
3 71 (15.17%) ISEB
4 30 (6.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (4.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (2.35%) CEH
7 10 (2.14%) CISSP
7 10 (2.14%) SANS
8 7 (1.50%) CREST Certified
8 7 (1.50%) CSSLP
9 5 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.64%) CISM
10 3 (0.64%) OSCP
10 3 (0.64%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.64%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.43%) CHECK Team Member
12 1 (0.21%) CHECK Team Leader
12 1 (0.21%) GPEN
12 1 (0.21%) GWAPT
12 1 (0.21%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (33.97%) QA
System Software
1 18 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.50%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 55 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.42%) Oracle
3 14 (2.99%) HP
4 12 (2.56%) Capita
5 5 (1.07%) Google
6 2 (0.43%) hybris
6 2 (0.43%) Mapbox
6 2 (0.43%) Micro Focus
6 2 (0.43%) Twitter
7 1 (0.21%) Acunetix
7 1 (0.21%) Remedy
7 1 (0.21%) Splunk
7 1 (0.21%) Xamarin