The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 403 410 387
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 55 69 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.33% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 48 63 80
Median salary £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £22,400 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £55,000 £41,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,750 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%
Software Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18551 20619 22732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.88% 96.95% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 15770 16461 18200
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in the South East

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in the South East

Software Tester
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Berkshire +18 20 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Hampshire +7 12 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Surrey -12 9 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Oxfordshire -3 5 £20,500 -26.78%
West Sussex - 4 £36,250 -
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £35,000 -5.40%
Kent -4 1 £25,000 -13.04%
East Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Software 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 South East region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 51 (46.79%) Windows
2 47 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (43.12%) QA
3 40 (36.70%) SQL
4 39 (35.78%) Software Testing
5 38 (34.86%) C#
6 36 (33.03%) Selenium
7 34 (31.19%) SQL Server
8 32 (29.36%) Microsoft
9 30 (27.52%) .NET
10 29 (26.61%) Test Scripting
11 23 (21.10%) Windows Server
12 22 (20.18%) Manual Testing
12 22 (20.18%) Finance
13 21 (19.27%) Automated Testing
13 21 (19.27%) Degree
13 21 (19.27%) Java
14 19 (17.43%) Linux
15 18 (16.51%) Test Automation
15 18 (16.51%) Python
16 17 (15.60%) ISEB
17 16 (14.68%) WebDriver
18 15 (13.76%) Functional Testing
19 14 (12.84%) Web Services
20 13 (11.93%) C++
20 13 (11.93%) Regression Testing
20 13 (11.93%) MS Excel
20 13 (11.93%) Automation Testing
20 13 (11.93%) Computer Science
21 12 (11.01%) TDD

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (10.09%) IIS
2 3 (2.75%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (11.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) SAN
1 11 (10.09%) Wireshark
2 10 (9.17%) IMAP
2 10 (9.17%) NAS
2 10 (9.17%) SMTP
3 2 (1.83%) HTTP
4 1 (0.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (31.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.67%) MySQL
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.83%) MS Access
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.92%) Big Data
6 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (33.03%) Selenium
2 16 (14.68%) WebDriver
3 11 (10.09%) AQtime
3 11 (10.09%) WebLOAD
4 9 (8.26%) JIRA
4 9 (8.26%) SoapUI
4 9 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (7.34%) Cucumber
5 8 (7.34%) Selenium IDE
6 7 (6.42%) JUnit
7 6 (5.50%) Calabash
7 6 (5.50%) HP UFT
8 5 (4.59%) Eclipse
9 4 (3.67%) Subversion
9 4 (3.67%) TestComplete
9 4 (3.67%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.75%) JMeter
11 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.83%) Protractor
11 2 (1.83%) Toad
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.50%) Banking
3 6 (5.50%) Marketing
4 4 (3.67%) Electronics
4 4 (3.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.83%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.52%) .NET
2 14 (12.84%) Web Services
3 10 (9.17%) MAPI
4 6 (5.50%) HTML
4 6 (5.50%) XML
5 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.75%) SOAP
7 2 (1.83%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.83%) Ajax
7 2 (1.83%) LAMP
7 2 (1.83%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (1.83%) XHTML
8 1 (0.92%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.92%) CSS
8 1 (0.92%) DHTML
8 1 (0.92%) JSON
8 1 (0.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.93%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.59%) iSeries
3 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.75%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.75%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.83%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.92%) IVR
6 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (46.79%) Windows
2 23 (21.10%) Windows Server
3 19 (17.43%) Linux
4 8 (7.34%) Android
4 8 (7.34%) Windows 8
4 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (7.34%) Windows Vista
4 8 (7.34%) Windows XP
5 7 (6.42%) Solaris
6 5 (4.59%) AIX
6 5 (4.59%) CentOS
6 5 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.59%) Unix
7 3 (2.75%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (35.78%) Software Testing
3 29 (26.61%) Test Scripting
4 22 (20.18%) Manual Testing
5 21 (19.27%) Automated Testing
6 18 (16.51%) Test Automation
7 15 (13.76%) Functional Testing
8 13 (11.93%) Automation Testing
8 13 (11.93%) Regression Testing
9 12 (11.01%) TDD
10 11 (10.09%) Benchmarking
10 11 (10.09%) Performance Engineering
10 11 (10.09%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (10.09%) Software Engineering
10 11 (10.09%) System Testing
11 10 (9.17%) Scrum
11 10 (9.17%) SDLC
12 8 (7.34%) BDD
12 8 (7.34%) Performance Testing
13 7 (6.42%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (36.70%) SQL
2 38 (34.86%) C#
3 21 (19.27%) Java
4 18 (16.51%) Python
5 13 (11.93%) C++
6 10 (9.17%) Perl
7 9 (8.26%) JavaScript
8 8 (7.34%) Ruby
9 5 (4.59%) PHP
9 5 (4.59%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.83%) C
10 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.92%) VB
11 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (19.27%) Degree
2 17 (15.60%) ISEB
3 9 (8.26%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (43.12%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.09%) Active Directory
1 11 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.17%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.92%) XenApp
3 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) Perfmon
2 3 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (29.36%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.09%) VMware
3 6 (5.50%) SAP
4 5 (4.59%) IBM
4 5 (4.59%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle
6 2 (1.83%) T-Plan
7 1 (0.92%) Citrix
7 1 (0.92%) HP
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