Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 210 192
Rank change year-on-year +44 -18 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 93 57 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.49% 0.86% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.88% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 91 53 105
Surrey median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,100
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,500 £64,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Permanent vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 6025 6469 8333
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 97.48% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4924 5494 7239
Surrey median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Egham -12 15 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Chertsey +7 13 £38,500 +2.67% 1
Leatherhead +22 9 £52,500 +5.00%
Woking +19 6 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Guildford -9 6 £28,000 -13.85% 2
Reigate -31 6 £38,500 -14.44% 1
Redhill +14 5 £35,000 -6.67%
Camberley - 4 £61,250 -
Cobham - 4 £38,250 -
Dorking - 2 £42,500 -
Lightwater - 2 £28,000 -
Walton-on-Thames +5 1 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Staines +1 1 £30,000 +27.66%
Godalming - 1 £32,500 -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Surrey region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 67 (72.04%) Test Automation
2 37 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (32.26%) Selenium
4 26 (27.96%) QA
4 26 (27.96%) Manual Testing
5 24 (25.81%) Test Strategy
6 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
7 22 (23.66%) Acceptance Criteria
8 21 (22.58%) Degree
8 21 (22.58%) Software Testing
9 19 (20.43%) Test Management
10 18 (19.35%) C#
11 17 (18.28%) CRM
12 16 (17.20%) PRINCE2
12 16 (17.20%) Use Case
12 16 (17.20%) WebDriver
13 15 (16.13%) Business Analysis
13 15 (16.13%) Dynamics CRM
13 15 (16.13%) Ethical Hacking
13 15 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (16.13%) Data Analysis
13 15 (16.13%) Java
13 15 (16.13%) PHP
13 15 (16.13%) .NET
13 15 (16.13%) UML
13 15 (16.13%) ISEB
13 15 (16.13%) TCP/IP
13 15 (16.13%) PRINCE
13 15 (16.13%) Scrum
14 14 (15.05%) Security Testing

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:

Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (16.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) SaaS
2 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.13%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.38%) Internet
3 1 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.08%) Big Data
3 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (32.26%) Selenium
2 16 (17.20%) WebDriver
3 11 (11.83%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.60%) SpecFlow
5 7 (7.53%) JMeter
6 6 (6.45%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.38%) Protractor
8 4 (4.30%) NUnit
8 4 (4.30%) TestComplete
8 4 (4.30%) TestPartner
8 4 (4.30%) TestRail
9 3 (3.23%) JIRA
9 3 (3.23%) VersionOne
9 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.15%) Appium
10 2 (2.15%) AppScan
10 2 (2.15%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.15%) JUnit
10 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (5.38%) Legal
2 2 (2.15%) Banking
2 2 (2.15%) Finance
2 2 (2.15%) Marketing
3 1 (1.08%) Automotive
3 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.13%) .NET
2 9 (9.68%) Web Services
3 8 (8.60%) HTML
4 7 (7.53%) RESTful
4 7 (7.53%) XML
5 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (5.38%) HTML5
5 5 (5.38%) JSON
5 5 (5.38%) LAMP
6 4 (4.30%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.23%) REST
8 2 (2.15%) Google Maps API
8 2 (2.15%) Laravel
9 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.23%) LIMS
3 3 (3.23%) NHS
4 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.53%) Linux
1 7 (7.53%) Windows
2 5 (5.38%) Android
2 5 (5.38%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (72.04%) Test Automation
2 37 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (27.96%) Manual Testing
4 24 (25.81%) Test Strategy
5 22 (23.66%) Acceptance Criteria
6 21 (22.58%) Software Testing
7 19 (20.43%) Test Management
8 17 (18.28%) CRM
9 16 (17.20%) PRINCE2
9 16 (17.20%) Use Case
10 15 (16.13%) Business Analysis
10 15 (16.13%) Data Analysis
10 15 (16.13%) Ethical Hacking
10 15 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (16.13%) PRINCE
10 15 (16.13%) Scrum
10 15 (16.13%) UML
11 14 (15.05%) BDD
11 14 (15.05%) OWASP
11 14 (15.05%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.35%) C#
2 15 (16.13%) Java
2 15 (16.13%) PHP
3 12 (12.90%) SQL
4 11 (11.83%) Ruby
5 9 (9.68%) VB.NET
6 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.53%) Python
7 6 (6.45%) Perl
8 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (22.58%) Degree
2 15 (16.13%) ISEB
3 13 (13.98%) ISTQB
4 12 (12.90%) CEH
4 12 (12.90%) CISM
4 12 (12.90%) CISSP
5 8 (8.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.08%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.08%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.08%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.96%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.38%) Oracle
3 2 (2.15%) Google
3 2 (2.15%) Mapbox
4 1 (1.08%) Telerik