The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 217 224
Rank change year-on-year +34 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 255 274 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.70% 1.40% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.45% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 222 245 252
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14480 18932 20086
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.49% 96.71% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12107 16135 16169
Median salary £42,925 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.17% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +47 53 £32,500 -7.14% 21
West Sussex +24 42 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Berkshire +21 40 £38,750 -11.93% 13
Oxfordshire +12 36 £30,250 +10.00% 16
Surrey -10 32 £40,000 +10.34% 19
Buckinghamshire +15 25 £37,500 +6.38% 12
Kent +24 16 £35,000 -14.63% 16
East Sussex +16 13 £25,500 -27.14% 9
Sussex - 5 £55,000 - 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 South East region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 201 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (37.02%) QA
3 138 (33.17%) Selenium
4 113 (27.16%) Software Testing
5 111 (26.68%) SQL
6 105 (25.24%) Test Scripting
7 103 (24.76%) Automated Testing
8 102 (24.52%) Microsoft
9 99 (23.80%) C#
10 92 (22.12%) Java
10 92 (22.12%) Degree
11 89 (21.39%) ISTQB
12 88 (21.15%) Test Automation
13 85 (20.43%) SQL Server
14 83 (19.95%) Windows
15 79 (18.99%) ISEB
16 75 (18.03%) Automation Testing
17 67 (16.11%) Finance
18 59 (14.18%) JIRA
19 55 (13.22%) Performance Testing
19 55 (13.22%) Manual Testing
20 52 (12.50%) .NET
21 51 (12.26%) Regression Testing
22 43 (10.34%) Test Strategy
23 42 (10.10%) JavaScript
24 41 (9.86%) Scrum
24 41 (9.86%) Functional Testing
25 39 (9.38%) MS Excel
26 37 (8.89%) C++
26 37 (8.89%) Penetration Testing

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 12 (2.88%) Confluence
2 7 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.72%) CMS
3 3 (0.72%) IIS
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.48%) IBM Domino
4 2 (0.48%) JBoss
4 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.72%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.92%) SaaS
2 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.64%) TCP/IP
1 11 (2.64%) Wireless
2 9 (2.16%) Firewall
2 9 (2.16%) HTTP
3 8 (1.92%) SMTP
4 5 (1.20%) Wireless Security
5 4 (0.96%) VoIP
6 3 (0.72%) Broadband
6 3 (0.72%) LTE
7 2 (0.48%) IMAP
7 2 (0.48%) NAS
7 2 (0.48%) SAN
7 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.25%) MySQL
3 20 (4.81%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.92%) SAP BW
5 8 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.44%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 138 (33.17%) Selenium
2 59 (14.18%) JIRA
3 34 (8.17%) WebDriver
4 33 (7.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (6.25%) JMeter
6 24 (5.77%) Cucumber
7 18 (4.33%) Bugzilla
7 18 (4.33%) SoapUI
7 18 (4.33%) Trac
8 17 (4.09%) HP UFT
8 17 (4.09%) Visual Studio
9 16 (3.85%) Ranorex
10 13 (3.13%) LoadRunner
11 11 (2.64%) Git (software)
12 10 (2.40%) Gatling
12 10 (2.40%) Jenkins
12 10 (2.40%) SpecFlow
13 8 (1.92%) NeoLoad
13 8 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (1.68%) Metasploit
General
1 67 (16.11%) Finance
2 24 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.37%) Retail
4 13 (3.13%) Marketing
5 10 (2.40%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.16%) Automotive
6 9 (2.16%) Banking
7 6 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.96%) Electronics
8 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.50%) .NET
2 29 (6.97%) Web Services
3 25 (6.01%) HTML
4 24 (5.77%) ASP.NET
5 22 (5.29%) Gherkin
6 21 (5.05%) XML
7 16 (3.85%) SOAP
8 12 (2.88%) HTML5
9 9 (2.16%) CSS
10 7 (1.68%) Middleware
10 7 (1.68%) REST
10 7 (1.68%) WSDL
11 6 (1.44%) Ajax
11 6 (1.44%) J2EE
11 6 (1.44%) jQuery
12 5 (1.20%) Apache Cordova
12 5 (1.20%) Play Framework
12 5 (1.20%) WinForms
13 4 (0.96%) COM
13 4 (0.96%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.73%) Mobile App
3 21 (5.05%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.61%) iPad
4 15 (3.61%) User Experience
4 15 (3.61%) Virtual Team
5 12 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (1.68%) Replication
7 6 (1.44%) iSeries
8 5 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (1.20%) Social Network
9 3 (0.72%) iPhone
9 3 (0.72%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.72%) Xbox
10 2 (0.48%) IVR
10 2 (0.48%) PMI
11 1 (0.24%) AS400
11 1 (0.24%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.24%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 83 (19.95%) Windows
2 13 (3.13%) Linux
3 11 (2.64%) Unix
4 10 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.92%) Windows Vista
6 7 (1.68%) Android
6 7 (1.68%) Solaris
7 6 (1.44%) Kali Linux
8 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.20%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.96%) VxWorks
9 4 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.24%) Debian
11 1 (0.24%) KNOPPIX
11 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.24%) SUSE
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (27.16%) Software Testing
3 105 (25.24%) Test Scripting
4 103 (24.76%) Automated Testing
5 88 (21.15%) Test Automation
6 75 (18.03%) Automation Testing
7 55 (13.22%) Manual Testing
7 55 (13.22%) Performance Testing
8 51 (12.26%) Regression Testing
9 43 (10.34%) Test Strategy
10 41 (9.86%) Functional Testing
10 41 (9.86%) Scrum
11 37 (8.89%) Penetration Testing
12 33 (7.93%) BDD
12 33 (7.93%) SDLC
13 30 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (6.97%) E-Commerce
15 27 (6.49%) Non-Functional Testing
16 26 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (6.01%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (26.68%) SQL
2 99 (23.80%) C#
3 92 (22.12%) Java
4 42 (10.10%) JavaScript
5 37 (8.89%) C++
6 28 (6.73%) Python
7 26 (6.25%) C
8 18 (4.33%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.61%) Perl
10 13 (3.13%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.40%) VB
12 8 (1.92%) Ruby
13 6 (1.44%) Scala
14 5 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.20%) VB6
15 3 (0.72%) Groovy
16 2 (0.48%) PHP
16 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 92 (22.12%) Degree
2 89 (21.39%) ISTQB
3 79 (18.99%) ISEB
4 33 (7.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (5.29%) Security Cleared
6 13 (3.13%) CREST Certified
7 12 (2.88%) SC Cleared
8 10 (2.40%) CEH
8 10 (2.40%) OSCP
9 8 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 7 (1.68%) GIAC
11 6 (1.44%) GPEN
12 5 (1.20%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.96%) Tigerscheme
14 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.24%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (37.02%) QA
2 6 (1.44%) PMO
3 4 (0.96%) SDET
4 2 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.92%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) Docker
2 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (3.85%) Nessus
2 15 (3.61%) Nmap
3 10 (2.40%) OpenVAS
4 5 (1.20%) Perfmon
5 4 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.72%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.48%) Puppet
8 1 (0.24%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.24%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 102 (24.52%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.25%) Oracle
3 18 (4.33%) SAP
4 10 (2.40%) Qualys
5 9 (2.16%) IBM
6 8 (1.92%) VMware
7 7 (1.68%) Coverity
8 6 (1.44%) AppDynamics
9 5 (1.20%) Apple
9 5 (1.20%) Facebook
10 3 (0.72%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.72%) HP
10 3 (0.72%) Riverbed
10 3 (0.72%) SOASTA, Inc
11 2 (0.48%) Infor
11 2 (0.48%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.48%) Sage
11 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.24%) CA
12 1 (0.24%) Remedy
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 36k
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40k doe
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
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Salary: £17,000 per annum 6 monthly salary review
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Salary: Up to £32,500 per annum Pension, Gym, Healthcare, Flexi-working
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Salary: excellent benefits
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Salary: From £50,000 to £87,000 per annum plus benefits and car allowence
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Salary: From £55 to £75,000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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