The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £26,250 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
South East / Surrey
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 184 214
Rank change year-on-year +25 +30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.15% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.31% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 11
Median salary £26,250 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,450 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2648 3565 4523
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 96.85% 97.11% 98.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2193 3062 3817
Median salary £45,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Surrey

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Surrey.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Surrey

Software Tester
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 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
Guildford +8 2 £22,500 -32.33% 1
Godalming -7 1 £33,500 +11.66%
Staines - 1 £30,000 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Software 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 Surrey region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Selenium
4 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) QA
6 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (30.00%) JIRA
6 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Java
7 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) C#
8 4 (20.00%) SQL
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (20.00%) ISEB
8 4 (20.00%) HP UFT
8 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
8 4 (20.00%) OO
8 4 (20.00%) BDD
8 4 (20.00%) Confluence
8 4 (20.00%) DevOps
8 4 (20.00%) SDLC
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
9 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Load Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Windows
9 3 (15.00%) .NET
10 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 4 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) JIRA
2 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
4 1 (5.00%) Ranorex
General
1 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (20.00%) BDD
6 4 (20.00%) DevOps
6 4 (20.00%) OO
6 4 (20.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
7 3 (15.00%) Load Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (10.00%) QA Automation
8 2 (10.00%) Release Management
8 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) Telerik
Guildford, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago