Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 238 244
Rank change year-on-year +11 +6 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 407 426 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.42% 1.39% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.44% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 373 401 421
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £59,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 27,568 29,617 34,162
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.70% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 22,928 24,738 28,636
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -44 126 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Hampshire +32 101 £40,000 - 17
Surrey +37 91 £42,500 - 12
Berkshire -22 64 £42,500 +6.25% 10
West Sussex +44 59 £45,000 +15.38% 5
Buckinghamshire +24 36 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Oxfordshire -47 26 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Kent +31 16 £31,000 -8.15% 7
East Sussex -24 10 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 293 (71.99%) Test Automation
2 191 (46.93%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (40.54%) Selenium
4 150 (36.86%) QA
5 144 (35.38%) C#
6 132 (32.43%) Software Testing
7 128 (31.45%) SQL
8 112 (27.52%) Scrum
9 110 (27.03%) JIRA
10 89 (21.87%) Java
11 77 (18.92%) ISTQB
12 71 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
13 70 (17.20%) Manual Testing
14 67 (16.46%) WebDriver
15 66 (16.22%) Regression Testing
15 66 (16.22%) Finance
16 61 (14.99%) .NET
16 61 (14.99%) Test Scripting
17 60 (14.74%) Microsoft
18 54 (13.27%) Degree
19 52 (12.78%) Confluence
20 48 (11.79%) BDD
21 47 (11.55%) Windows
22 46 (11.30%) JavaScript
23 44 (10.81%) Acceptance Criteria
24 43 (10.57%) ISEB
25 42 (10.32%) Web Services
25 42 (10.32%) Kanban
25 42 (10.32%) Test Strategy
25 42 (10.32%) Functional 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 52 (12.78%) Confluence
2 15 (3.69%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.25%) IIS
4 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.47%) Lucidchart
3 4 (0.98%) SaaS
4 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.74%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (0.49%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.49%) GitHub
5 2 (0.49%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.72%) CDMA
1 7 (1.72%) GSM
1 7 (1.72%) LTE
1 7 (1.72%) UMTS
2 6 (1.47%) HTTP
2 6 (1.47%) Internet
2 6 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.49%) Broadband
4 1 (0.25%) 2G
4 1 (0.25%) 3G
4 1 (0.25%) 4G
4 1 (0.25%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.25%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.69%) MySQL
3 9 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.98%) Big Data
5 3 (0.74%) Redis
6 2 (0.49%) DB2
7 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.25%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 165 (40.54%) Selenium
2 110 (27.03%) JIRA
3 67 (16.46%) WebDriver
4 35 (8.60%) SoapUI
5 34 (8.35%) Cucumber
5 34 (8.35%) Jenkins
6 28 (6.88%) HP UFT
7 21 (5.16%) Git (software)
8 19 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (4.18%) JMeter
9 17 (4.18%) SpecFlow
10 10 (2.46%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.72%) Appium
12 6 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.47%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.23%) Protractor
13 5 (1.23%) TestRail
13 5 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (0.98%) Trac
General
1 66 (16.22%) Finance
2 17 (4.18%) Retail
3 10 (2.46%) Marketing
4 7 (1.72%) Back Office
5 5 (1.23%) Publishing
5 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.74%) Advertising
6 3 (0.74%) Electronics
6 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.49%) Automotive
7 2 (0.49%) Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
8 1 (0.25%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.99%) .NET
2 42 (10.32%) Web Services
3 30 (7.37%) REST
3 30 (7.37%) SOAP
4 22 (5.41%) HTML
5 18 (4.42%) ASP.NET
6 14 (3.44%) CSS
6 14 (3.44%) XML
7 12 (2.95%) Gherkin
8 7 (1.72%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.72%) HTML5
9 6 (1.47%) CSS3
10 5 (1.23%) jQuery
11 3 (0.74%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.74%) RESTful
12 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (0.49%) Behat
12 2 (0.49%) JSON
13 1 (0.25%) Java EE
13 1 (0.25%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.37%) Mobile App
3 29 (7.13%) Computer Science
4 28 (6.88%) User Experience
5 12 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.21%) Fintech
8 7 (1.72%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.47%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.74%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.49%) PMI
11 2 (0.49%) Replication
12 1 (0.25%) Handset
12 1 (0.25%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.25%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.25%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 47 (11.55%) Windows
2 25 (6.14%) Linux
3 15 (3.69%) Android
4 14 (3.44%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.72%) CentOS
6 7 (1.72%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.74%) VMS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (71.99%) Test Automation
2 191 (46.93%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (32.43%) Software Testing
4 112 (27.52%) Scrum
5 71 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
6 70 (17.20%) Manual Testing
7 66 (16.22%) Regression Testing
8 61 (14.99%) Test Scripting
9 48 (11.79%) BDD
10 44 (10.81%) Acceptance Criteria
11 42 (10.32%) Functional Testing
11 42 (10.32%) Kanban
11 42 (10.32%) Test Strategy
12 38 (9.34%) Performance Testing
13 37 (9.09%) SDLC
14 31 (7.62%) Cross-Browser Testing
14 31 (7.62%) Exploratory Testing
14 31 (7.62%) User Stories
15 28 (6.88%) Mentoring
16 27 (6.63%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 144 (35.38%) C#
2 128 (31.45%) SQL
3 89 (21.87%) Java
4 46 (11.30%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.16%) Python
6 15 (3.69%) Groovy
7 8 (1.97%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.97%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.97%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.72%) C++
8 7 (1.72%) Ruby
9 6 (1.47%) C
10 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.74%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.74%) PHP
12 2 (0.49%) Delphi
13 1 (0.25%) F#
13 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (18.92%) ISTQB
2 54 (13.27%) Degree
3 43 (10.57%) ISEB
4 35 (8.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (4.67%) CREST Certified
6 16 (3.93%) CISSP
7 13 (3.19%) OSCP
8 12 (2.95%) Security Cleared
9 11 (2.70%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.23%) CEH
10 5 (1.23%) CISM
10 5 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.98%) GIAC
11 4 (0.98%) GPEN
12 3 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.25%) CHECK Team Member
14 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.25%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (36.86%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.98%) Docker
2 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.25%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 60 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.16%) HP
3 13 (3.19%) Atlassian
4 10 (2.46%) Oracle
5 8 (1.97%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.74%) VMware
6 3 (0.74%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.49%) MKS
8 1 (0.25%) Sage
8 1 (0.25%) Software AG
8 1 (0.25%) webMethods