The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 186 293
Rank change year-on-year -44 +107  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 180 299 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.23% 1.63% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.68% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 167 242 156
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  

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 14084 17831 20749
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.53% 96.94% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11801 15169 16871
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Berkshire -4 49 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Hampshire +29 34 £32,500 -7.80% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 22 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Oxfordshire +2 19 £45,000 +44.00% 6
East Sussex -2 17 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Kent +18 15 £35,000 -22.22%
West Sussex +3 14 £39,500 +5.33% 1
Surrey -11 13 £33,500 -10.66% 9
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 311 (71.82%) Test Automation
2 205 (47.34%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (41.57%) Selenium
4 154 (35.57%) QA
5 141 (32.56%) Test Scripting
6 122 (28.18%) SQL
7 119 (27.48%) Software Testing
8 112 (25.87%) Java
9 110 (25.40%) C#
10 90 (20.79%) Degree
10 90 (20.79%) Microsoft
11 86 (19.86%) ISTQB
12 79 (18.24%) SQL Server
13 78 (18.01%) JIRA
14 71 (16.40%) Windows
15 69 (15.94%) ISEB
16 67 (15.47%) Test Strategy
17 66 (15.24%) Finance
18 62 (14.32%) Regression Testing
19 53 (12.24%) Manual Testing
20 48 (11.09%) WebDriver
21 47 (10.85%) Functional Testing
21 47 (10.85%) .NET
22 45 (10.39%) Cucumber
23 44 (10.16%) JavaScript
24 43 (9.93%) Scrum
25 42 (9.70%) BDD
26 40 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
27 39 (9.01%) Performance Testing
28 38 (8.78%) JMeter

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 (2.77%) Confluence
2 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.46%) CMS
2 2 (0.46%) JBoss
2 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (6.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.31%) SaaS
2 4 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.54%) Wireless
2 7 (1.62%) Firewall
2 7 (1.62%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.15%) HTTP
3 5 (1.15%) Network Security
3 5 (1.15%) SMTP
3 5 (1.15%) VoIP
3 5 (1.15%) Wireless Security
4 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.78%) Relational Database
3 35 (8.08%) MySQL
4 14 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.39%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.15%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.46%) Big Data
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 180 (41.57%) Selenium
2 78 (18.01%) JIRA
3 48 (11.09%) WebDriver
4 45 (10.39%) Cucumber
5 38 (8.78%) JMeter
6 30 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (5.77%) Bugzilla
8 23 (5.31%) Trac
9 21 (4.85%) LoadRunner
10 20 (4.62%) HP UFT
11 18 (4.16%) Gatling
11 18 (4.16%) Visual Studio
12 17 (3.93%) SoapUI
13 15 (3.46%) Git (software)
13 15 (3.46%) SpecFlow
14 13 (3.00%) Capybara
15 12 (2.77%) Jenkins
16 9 (2.08%) JUnit
17 7 (1.62%) NUnit
17 7 (1.62%) Subversion
General
1 66 (15.24%) Finance
2 19 (4.39%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.93%) Financial Institution
4 12 (2.77%) Retail
5 11 (2.54%) Automotive
6 10 (2.31%) Marketing
7 9 (2.08%) Banking
8 8 (1.85%) Digital Economy
9 5 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.92%) Electronics
10 4 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.69%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.69%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Front Office
12 1 (0.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.85%) .NET
2 32 (7.39%) Web Services
3 29 (6.70%) HTML
4 22 (5.08%) ASP.NET
5 21 (4.85%) XML
6 16 (3.70%) Gherkin
6 16 (3.70%) HTML5
7 11 (2.54%) WinForms
8 8 (1.85%) CSS
8 8 (1.85%) SOAP
9 6 (1.39%) Middleware
9 6 (1.39%) REST
10 5 (1.15%) Apache Cordova
10 5 (1.15%) jQuery
10 5 (1.15%) Play Framework
11 4 (0.92%) COM
11 4 (0.92%) J2EE
11 4 (0.92%) Silverlight
12 2 (0.46%) JSP
12 2 (0.46%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.77%) Mobile App
3 24 (5.54%) iPad
4 23 (5.31%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.77%) User Experience
6 9 (2.08%) Replication
7 6 (1.39%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.15%) iSeries
8 5 (1.15%) Social Network
9 4 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.69%) iPhone
11 2 (0.46%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.46%) IVR
11 2 (0.46%) Xbox
12 1 (0.23%) CESG
12 1 (0.23%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 71 (16.40%) Windows
2 14 (3.23%) Linux
3 10 (2.31%) Unix
4 8 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.85%) Windows Vista
5 6 (1.39%) Android
5 6 (1.39%) Solaris
6 5 (1.15%) Kali Linux
6 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.15%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.92%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.23%) Debian
10 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.23%) SUSE
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (71.82%) Test Automation
2 205 (47.34%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (32.56%) Test Scripting
4 119 (27.48%) Software Testing
5 67 (15.47%) Test Strategy
6 62 (14.32%) Regression Testing
7 53 (12.24%) Manual Testing
8 47 (10.85%) Functional Testing
9 43 (9.93%) Scrum
10 42 (9.70%) BDD
11 39 (9.01%) Performance Testing
12 35 (8.08%) E-Commerce
12 35 (8.08%) Non-Functional Testing
13 31 (7.16%) SDLC
14 30 (6.93%) Test Management
15 29 (6.70%) Issue Tracking
15 29 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
16 28 (6.47%) Penetration Testing
17 26 (6.00%) Mentoring
18 25 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 122 (28.18%) SQL
2 112 (25.87%) Java
3 110 (25.40%) C#
4 44 (10.16%) JavaScript
5 31 (7.16%) C++
6 29 (6.70%) C
7 25 (5.77%) Python
7 25 (5.77%) VB
8 21 (4.85%) T-SQL
9 14 (3.23%) Perl
10 11 (2.54%) VB6
11 10 (2.31%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.31%) Ruby
12 8 (1.85%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.39%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.15%) Scala
15 4 (0.92%) ES6
16 2 (0.46%) Groovy
16 2 (0.46%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 90 (20.79%) Degree
2 86 (19.86%) ISTQB
3 69 (15.94%) ISEB
4 38 (8.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 35 (8.08%) Security Cleared
6 21 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (3.93%) DV Cleared
7 17 (3.93%) SC Cleared
8 16 (3.70%) CREST Certified
9 12 (2.77%) CEH
9 12 (2.77%) OSCP
10 5 (1.15%) CHECK Team Member
10 5 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (1.15%) Tigerscheme
11 4 (0.92%) GIAC
11 4 (0.92%) GPEN
11 4 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.69%) Cyber Scheme
13 2 (0.46%) CHECK Team Leader
13 2 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (35.57%) QA
2 6 (1.39%) PMO
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (0.69%) Docker
3 1 (0.23%) Firmware
3 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.85%) Nessus
3 7 (1.62%) Nmap
4 4 (0.92%) Defensics
4 4 (0.92%) OpenVAS
5 2 (0.46%) Puppet
6 1 (0.23%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 90 (20.79%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.54%) Oracle
3 18 (4.16%) HP
4 11 (2.54%) Apple
4 11 (2.54%) Facebook
5 8 (1.85%) SAP
6 5 (1.15%) VMware
7 4 (0.92%) AppDynamics
7 4 (0.92%) Codenomicon
7 4 (0.92%) Coverity
7 4 (0.92%) Qualys
8 2 (0.46%) Cisco
8 2 (0.46%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.46%) IBM
8 2 (0.46%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.23%) CA
9 1 (0.23%) hybris
9 1 (0.23%) Informatica
9 1 (0.23%) Remedy
9 1 (0.23%) Sencha
Brighton, East Sussex
Advento Staffing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £37000.00 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £5000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits + 10% bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: up to £45k
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Adeptis Group
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £21000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Training
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Talent Point
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great benefits - see below.
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Oxford
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + car, pension, certification
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Home working
Posted: 22 days ago