Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 241 268
Rank change year-on-year +26 +27 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 435 477 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.41% 1.36% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.41% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 407 417 455
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,800 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,500 £59,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 29799 33908 41500
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.00% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24860 28418 34627
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -6 201 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Surrey +52 92 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Berkshire -1 87 £40,000 -8.05% 6
Hampshire +6 78 £40,000 +14.29% 7
Oxfordshire -20 78 £40,000 -8.05% 4
Buckinghamshire +14 36 £37,500 +7.14% 5
East Sussex -27 31 £50,000 +66.67% 1
West Sussex -9 13 £39,000 +11.43% 3
Kent +27 8 £33,750 -18.18% 1
Isle of Wight - 4 £24,000 -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 322 (74.02%) Test Automation
2 189 (43.45%) Selenium
3 167 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
4 139 (31.95%) Software Testing
4 139 (31.95%) QA
5 126 (28.97%) Degree
6 125 (28.74%) Java
7 107 (24.60%) JIRA
8 105 (24.14%) Test Scripting
9 90 (20.69%) Test Strategy
10 84 (19.31%) ISTQB
11 82 (18.85%) Manual Testing
12 77 (17.70%) Cucumber
13 75 (17.24%) WebDriver
14 74 (17.01%) C#
15 70 (16.09%) SQL
16 57 (13.10%) Regression Testing
17 56 (12.87%) Python
18 55 (12.64%) Computer Science
19 53 (12.18%) Test Management
20 52 (11.95%) JMeter
20 52 (11.95%) Scrum
21 50 (11.49%) Microsoft
22 49 (11.26%) Linux
23 47 (10.80%) SQL Server
23 47 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
24 46 (10.57%) Issue Tracking
25 45 (10.34%) C
26 44 (10.11%) Penetration Testing
27 42 (9.66%) ISEB

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 34 (7.82%) Confluence
2 3 (0.69%) IIS
3 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.23%) CMS
4 1 (0.23%) JBoss
4 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.07%) SaaS
3 8 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.69%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.38%) Internet
3 5 (1.15%) Broadband
3 5 (1.15%) Network Security
4 3 (0.69%) VoIP
5 1 (0.23%) Firewall
5 1 (0.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.36%) Relational Database
3 29 (6.67%) MySQL
4 7 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.15%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.46%) Big Data
7 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.23%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 189 (43.45%) Selenium
2 107 (24.60%) JIRA
3 77 (17.70%) Cucumber
4 75 (17.24%) WebDriver
5 52 (11.95%) JMeter
6 29 (6.67%) SoapUI
7 28 (6.44%) Jenkins
8 25 (5.75%) Bugzilla
9 23 (5.29%) Git (software)
10 22 (5.06%) Capybara
10 22 (5.06%) SpecFlow
11 21 (4.83%) Trac
12 16 (3.68%) JUnit
13 12 (2.76%) HP UFT
14 11 (2.53%) Appium
14 11 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (2.53%) TestNG
15 9 (2.07%) LoadRunner
16 7 (1.61%) NUnit
16 7 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (5.52%) Digital Economy
2 21 (4.83%) Finance
3 13 (2.99%) Retail
4 6 (1.38%) Games
5 5 (1.15%) Automotive
5 5 (1.15%) Legal
5 5 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.92%) Banking
6 4 (0.92%) Marketing
7 3 (0.69%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Billing
9 1 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.13%) .NET
2 26 (5.98%) Web Services
3 20 (4.60%) HTML
4 19 (4.37%) Gherkin
5 15 (3.45%) RESTful
6 14 (3.22%) SOAP
7 11 (2.53%) ASP.NET
7 11 (2.53%) XML
8 10 (2.30%) HTML5
8 10 (2.30%) REST
9 8 (1.84%) Node.js
10 5 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (1.15%) JSON
10 5 (1.15%) LAMP
11 4 (0.92%) Behat
12 3 (0.69%) CSS
12 3 (0.69%) WinForms
13 2 (0.46%) Google Maps API
13 2 (0.46%) WSDL
13 2 (0.46%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.64%) Computer Science
2 47 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.21%) Client/Server
4 18 (4.14%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.61%) iPad
6 5 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.15%) Replication
7 3 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.69%) LIMS
7 3 (0.69%) NHS
8 2 (0.46%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (0.46%) User Experience
9 1 (0.23%) EFT
9 1 (0.23%) EFTPOS
9 1 (0.23%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.23%) SCADA
9 1 (0.23%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.23%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 49 (11.26%) Linux
2 35 (8.05%) Windows
3 9 (2.07%) Android
3 9 (2.07%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (74.02%) Test Automation
2 167 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (31.95%) Software Testing
4 105 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 90 (20.69%) Test Strategy
6 82 (18.85%) Manual Testing
7 57 (13.10%) Regression Testing
8 53 (12.18%) Test Management
9 52 (11.95%) Scrum
10 46 (10.57%) Issue Tracking
11 44 (10.11%) Penetration Testing
12 39 (8.97%) BDD
13 38 (8.74%) Open Source
13 38 (8.74%) User Stories
14 37 (8.51%) E-Commerce
15 36 (8.28%) Acceptance Criteria
15 36 (8.28%) Mentoring
16 34 (7.82%) TDD
17 33 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
18 31 (7.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (28.74%) Java
2 74 (17.01%) C#
3 70 (16.09%) SQL
4 56 (12.87%) Python
5 45 (10.34%) C
6 35 (8.05%) Shell Script
7 33 (7.59%) PHP
8 23 (5.29%) C++
8 23 (5.29%) Ruby
9 22 (5.06%) JavaScript
10 15 (3.45%) Perl
11 11 (2.53%) VB
12 10 (2.30%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.61%) ES6
13 7 (1.61%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.15%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.69%) Scala
15 3 (0.69%) VB6
16 1 (0.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 126 (28.97%) Degree
2 84 (19.31%) ISTQB
3 42 (9.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (9.66%) ISEB
4 27 (6.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (4.60%) CREST Certified
6 18 (4.14%) Security Cleared
7 17 (3.91%) CEH
8 15 (3.45%) OSCP
9 12 (2.76%) CISM
9 12 (2.76%) CISSP
9 12 (2.76%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.61%) CHECK Team Member
10 7 (1.61%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.92%) CHECK Team Leader
11 4 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.69%) Cyber Scheme
12 3 (0.69%) HNC
12 3 (0.69%) HND
13 2 (0.46%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (31.95%) QA
2 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.23%) GDPR
3 1 (0.23%) IASME
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 11 (2.53%) Docker
2 4 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.69%) Nessus
2 3 (0.69%) Nmap
3 2 (0.46%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 50 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.53%) HP
3 8 (1.84%) Splunk
4 6 (1.38%) Oracle
5 4 (0.92%) hybris
6 3 (0.69%) Apple
6 3 (0.69%) Capita
6 3 (0.69%) Facebook
7 2 (0.46%) Google
7 2 (0.46%) Mapbox
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco
8 1 (0.23%) Elavon
8 1 (0.23%) FIS
8 1 (0.23%) IBM
8 1 (0.23%) Ingenico
8 1 (0.23%) Remedy
8 1 (0.23%) Telerik
8 1 (0.23%) VeriFone
8 1 (0.23%) WorldPay