The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 395 337 348
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 47 112 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.49% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.52% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 46 98 92
Average salary £32,750 £32,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% +14.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £45,000 £36,250
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
19955 21746 21098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.20% 94.94% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16310 17614 17489
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 6 July 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -14 13 £40,000 +17.64% 1
Hampshire +1 12 £36,250 +20.83% 2
West Sussex +9 8 £27,500 -
Buckinghamshire -2 8 £32,500 - 1
Kent -10 2 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Berkshire -12 2 £40,000 +10.34% 1
East Sussex +13 1 £35,000 -10.25%
Oxfordshire +6 1 £47,500 +123.52% 1
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 76 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (50.69%) QA
3 55 (38.19%) Selenium
4 51 (35.42%) SQL
5 47 (32.64%) Manual Testing
6 44 (30.56%) Automated Testing
7 40 (27.78%) ISEB
8 36 (25.00%) Degree
9 35 (24.31%) Software Testing
9 35 (24.31%) HTML
10 34 (23.61%) Java
10 34 (23.61%) ISTQB
11 32 (22.22%) Windows
12 29 (20.14%) C#
13 28 (19.44%) Test Automation
14 27 (18.75%) .NET
15 26 (18.06%) SQL Server
15 26 (18.06%) Test Scripting
16 24 (16.67%) JavaScript
17 22 (15.28%) CSS
17 22 (15.28%) Automation Testing
18 21 (14.58%) WebDriver
18 21 (14.58%) Microsoft
19 20 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
20 19 (13.19%) Finance
20 19 (13.19%) Waterfall
21 18 (12.50%) Regression Testing
22 17 (11.81%) Project Management
22 17 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
23 16 (11.11%) XML

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.86%) IIS
2 2 (1.39%) Node.js
3 1 (0.69%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 13 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) VoIP
1 2 (1.39%) SSH
2 1 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.78%) MySQL
4 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 55 (38.19%) Selenium
2 21 (14.58%) WebDriver
3 14 (9.72%) HP UFT
4 13 (9.03%) JIRA
4 13 (9.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (6.25%) WatiN
5 9 (6.25%) FitNesse
5 9 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 8 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (3.47%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.78%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.78%) Subversion
8 4 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (2.08%) Toad
9 3 (2.08%) NUnit
10 2 (1.39%) InstallShield
10 2 (1.39%) JMeter
10 2 (1.39%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.39%) Firebug
10 2 (1.39%) Fiddler
General
1 19 (13.19%) Finance
2 15 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.94%) Banking
4 5 (3.47%) Games
5 3 (2.08%) Retail
6 1 (0.69%) Billing
6 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (24.31%) HTML
2 27 (18.75%) .NET
3 22 (15.28%) CSS
4 16 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 16 (11.11%) XML
5 7 (4.86%) jQuery
6 5 (3.47%) HTML5
6 5 (3.47%) WinForms
7 3 (2.08%) Web Services
8 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.94%) Mathematics
4 7 (4.86%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.86%) N-Tier
5 6 (4.17%) AS400
5 6 (4.17%) iSeries
6 5 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.39%) Handset
7 2 (1.39%) IVR
7 2 (1.39%) Statistics
7 2 (1.39%) Physics
8 1 (0.69%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.22%) Windows
2 10 (6.94%) Linux
3 9 (6.25%) Solaris
4 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.17%) UNIX
6 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (32.64%) Manual Testing
3 44 (30.56%) Automated Testing
4 35 (24.31%) Software Testing
5 28 (19.44%) Test Automation
6 26 (18.06%) Test Scripting
7 22 (15.28%) Automation Testing
8 20 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (13.19%) Waterfall
10 18 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 17 (11.81%) Project Management
12 16 (11.11%) Scrum
13 15 (10.42%) Test Management
13 15 (10.42%) Line Management
14 14 (9.72%) Mentoring
14 14 (9.72%) E-Commerce
15 12 (8.33%) Performance Testing
16 11 (7.64%) Performance Management
17 10 (6.94%) V-Model
17 10 (6.94%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (35.42%) SQL
2 34 (23.61%) Java
3 29 (20.14%) C#
4 24 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 9 (6.25%) C++
7 7 (4.86%) PHP
8 5 (3.47%) VB6
8 5 (3.47%) VB
8 5 (3.47%) Python
9 3 (2.08%) Ruby
10 2 (1.39%) C
10 2 (1.39%) Perl
11 1 (0.69%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 40 (27.78%) ISEB
2 36 (25.00%) Degree
3 34 (23.61%) ISTQB
4 8 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (50.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.08%) Citrix
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle
3 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.39%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.69%) SAP
4 1 (0.69%) CA
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1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
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Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Flexi-Time + Enterprise Projects
Posted: 21 days ago
Maidstone
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Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Hampshire
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago