The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
South East / Surrey
Rank 152 193 167
Rank change year-on-year +41 -26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 17 15 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.61% 0.36% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.37% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 43
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £32,500 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2685 4059 4324
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 96.27% 97.64% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2166 3497 3574
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Surrey over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram 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 24 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
Guildford +24 4 £24,500 -44.00%
Farnham - 2 £37,500 -
Godalming - 1 £40,000 -
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £37,500 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (54.17%) Automated Testing
4 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 10 (41.67%) Selenium
5 10 (41.67%) Performance Testing
6 9 (37.50%) ISEB
7 8 (33.33%) SQL
7 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
7 8 (33.33%) QA
7 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 7 (29.17%) Windows
9 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (25.00%) Scrum
9 6 (25.00%) Release Management
9 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (20.83%) JIRA
10 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
10 5 (20.83%) C#
10 5 (20.83%) Java
11 4 (16.67%) DevOps
11 4 (16.67%) Confluence
11 4 (16.67%) BDD
11 4 (16.67%) SDLC
11 4 (16.67%) .NET
11 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 4 (16.67%) OO
11 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
11 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
12 3 (12.50%) ISTQB

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (20.83%) JIRA
4 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Automated Testing
3 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (41.67%) Performance Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (25.00%) Release Management
6 6 (25.00%) Scrum
7 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
8 4 (16.67%) BDD
8 4 (16.67%) DevOps
8 4 (16.67%) OO
8 4 (16.67%) SDLC
9 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 3 (12.50%) Load Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) C#
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat