The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 28 June 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 / West Sussex
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 96 90
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 19 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.12% 1.47% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.54% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 19
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1051 1233 1167
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.77% 95.43% 98.73%
Number of salaries quoted 940 1169 1038
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in West Sussex

Tester
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

Salary trend for Tester in West Sussex

Tester
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in West Sussex over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in West Sussex

Tester
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 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
Crawley - 4 £33,000 -
Horsham - 3 £40,000 -
Gatwick +4 2 £40,000 +60.00%
Worthing -31 2 £48,750 +39.28% 1
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 West Sussex region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 40 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 28 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (48.08%) SQL
4 22 (42.31%) QA
5 21 (40.38%) Software Testing
6 20 (38.46%) Selenium
7 19 (36.54%) C#
8 13 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 12 (23.08%) Scrum
10 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
10 11 (21.15%) Web Services
10 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
11 10 (19.23%) JavaScript
12 9 (17.31%) Finance
12 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (15.38%) ISEB
14 7 (13.46%) Time Management
14 7 (13.46%) Software Delivery
14 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (13.46%) .NET
14 7 (13.46%) MySQL
15 6 (11.54%) Java
15 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
15 6 (11.54%) LoadRunner
15 6 (11.54%) BDD
16 5 (9.62%) DevOps
16 5 (9.62%) Continuous Deployment
16 5 (9.62%) HP UFT
16 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (9.62%) ETL

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (7.69%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) MySQL
2 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (38.46%) Selenium
2 13 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
4 6 (11.54%) LoadRunner
5 5 (9.62%) HP UFT
5 5 (9.62%) JIRA
6 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.92%) JMeter
8 1 (1.92%) NUnit
8 1 (1.92%) WebLOAD
8 1 (1.92%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Advertising
2 1 (1.92%) Automotive
2 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) Web Services
2 7 (13.46%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) CSS
3 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.92%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Social Network
3 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 28 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (40.38%) Software Testing
4 12 (23.08%) Scrum
5 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (13.46%) Software Delivery
6 7 (13.46%) Time Management
7 6 (11.54%) BDD
8 5 (9.62%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (9.62%) DevOps
8 5 (9.62%) ETL
8 5 (9.62%) Performance Testing
9 4 (7.69%) API Testing
9 4 (7.69%) OO
9 4 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (7.69%) SDLC
9 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
10 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
11 2 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (48.08%) SQL
2 19 (36.54%) C#
3 10 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.54%) Java
5 1 (1.92%) C
5 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
2 8 (15.38%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (42.31%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.92%) AppDynamics
2 1 (1.92%) Dynatrace
2 1 (1.92%) Informatica
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