The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Tester
South East / Surrey
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 125 111
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 32 87 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.13% 2.05% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 2.10% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 29 79 105
Median salary £40,000 £36,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% -14.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £24,000 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,250 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 2724 4146 4363
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 96.39% 97.62% 97.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2201 3550 3611
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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Salary trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Surrey over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Surrey

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 Tester within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 29 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 +18 7 £35,000 -30.00% 4
Redhill -8 3 £45,000 +87.50%
Cobham - 3 £45,000 - 1
Farnham - 3 £37,500 -
Reigate +21 1 £47,500 +26.66%
Walton-on-Thames +6 1 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Godalming - 1 £40,000 - 1
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Surrey region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) Selenium
3 16 (33.33%) QA
3 16 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 15 (31.25%) ISEB
4 15 (31.25%) Performance Testing
4 15 (31.25%) Test Automation
5 14 (29.17%) Automated Testing
6 12 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 12 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
7 11 (22.92%) Scrum
8 10 (20.83%) C#
8 10 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (18.75%) Manual Testing
9 9 (18.75%) JIRA
9 9 (18.75%) SQL
10 8 (16.67%) Java
10 8 (16.67%) Windows
10 8 (16.67%) HP UFT
11 7 (14.58%) Retail
11 7 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (14.58%) SDLC
12 6 (12.50%) Automation Testing
12 6 (12.50%) BDD
12 6 (12.50%) Release Management
12 6 (12.50%) LoadRunner
12 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (12.50%) .NET

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 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (35.42%) Selenium
2 10 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (18.75%) JIRA
4 8 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 6 (12.50%) LoadRunner
6 5 (10.42%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.25%) JMeter
8 2 (4.17%) WebLOAD
9 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.08%) InstallShield
9 1 (2.08%) Introscope
9 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.08%) NeoLoad
9 1 (2.08%) NUnit
9 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (14.58%) Retail
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 15 (31.25%) Performance Testing
3 15 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 14 (29.17%) Automated Testing
5 12 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 11 (22.92%) Scrum
6 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
7 9 (18.75%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.58%) SDLC
8 7 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Automation Testing
9 6 (12.50%) BDD
9 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (12.50%) Release Management
10 5 (10.42%) DevOps
11 4 (8.33%) Kanban
11 4 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (8.33%) OO
11 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) C#
2 9 (18.75%) SQL
3 8 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (6.25%) C
5 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (31.25%) ISEB
2 12 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.33%) Degree
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) CA Wily
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) AppDynamics
2 2 (4.17%) Dynatrace
3 1 (2.08%) CA
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
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