The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 17 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 6.73% - 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.29% - 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 5
Average salary £40,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
Software Testing
West Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Gatwick region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gatwick
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
68 95 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 65.38% 97.94% 86.17%
Number of salaries quoted 63 90 150
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Gatwick region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Gatwick region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Gatwick

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Gatwick

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Gatwick region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Gatwick

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Gatwick region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 9 (69.23%) JIRA
3 9 (69.23%) Front Office
4 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
5 6 (46.15%) XML
6 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
7 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
7 3 (23.08%) Selenium
8 2 (15.38%) ISEB
8 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
8 2 (15.38%) TDD
8 2 (15.38%) BDD
9 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
9 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Analysis
9 1 (7.69%) Linux
9 1 (7.69%) C
9 1 (7.69%) C#
9 1 (7.69%) C++
9 1 (7.69%) Java
9 1 (7.69%) Perl

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Gatwick region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) Calabash
3 1 (7.69%) LoadUI
3 1 (7.69%) Appium
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) Rational Robot
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) NUnit
3 1 (7.69%) WebLOAD
General
1 9 (69.23%) Front Office
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Leader
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Trainee Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Trainee Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Trainee
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) GIS
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) TDD
7 1 (7.69%) Test Management
7 1 (7.69%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) DSDM
7 1 (7.69%) ERP
7 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Tcl
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) MBA
3 1 (7.69%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Capita