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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 19 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 7.34% - 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.30% - 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 1
Average salary £45,000 - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,125
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.64%
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
86 85 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 78.90% 81.73% 87.72%
Number of salaries quoted 65 75 118
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Gatwick

Software Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 9 (90.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Front Office
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) JIRA
2 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (40.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (20.00%) ISEB
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Capita
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Computer Science

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (70.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Web Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate
4 1 (10.00%) Trainee Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Trainee Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Trainee
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Capita