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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 372 418 351
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -67
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 60 50 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.24% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.24% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 57 49 107
Median salary £32,500 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £49,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
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
17678 20627 22681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.93% 97.08% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15070 16793 18322
Median salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +20 17 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Hampshire +10 13 £30,000 -17.24% 2
Surrey +27 11 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Oxfordshire -8 6 £23,500 -34.26%
Buckinghamshire +22 4 £33,750 +3.84% 2
East Sussex +9 4 £37,500 +7.14%
West Sussex -7 4 £31,750 +15.45% 1
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 58 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (43.08%) QA
3 51 (39.23%) SQL
4 48 (36.92%) Windows
5 47 (36.15%) Software Testing
6 46 (35.38%) C#
6 46 (35.38%) Selenium
7 37 (28.46%) Microsoft
8 36 (27.69%) Test Scripting
9 35 (26.92%) SQL Server
10 34 (26.15%) .NET
10 34 (26.15%) Manual Testing
11 32 (24.62%) Degree
12 31 (23.85%) Automated Testing
13 28 (21.54%) Finance
14 26 (20.00%) Java
14 26 (20.00%) ISEB
15 22 (16.92%) Python
16 21 (16.15%) ISTQB
16 21 (16.15%) Test Automation
16 21 (16.15%) WebDriver
16 21 (16.15%) Windows Server
17 20 (15.38%) Computer Science
17 20 (15.38%) Scrum
18 18 (13.85%) Automation Testing
18 18 (13.85%) SDLC
19 17 (13.08%) Functional Testing
19 17 (13.08%) Performance Testing
19 17 (13.08%) Software Engineering
19 17 (13.08%) Linux

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 (8.46%) IIS
2 3 (2.31%) CMS
3 1 (0.77%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) GitHub
1 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.77%) Google Tag Manager
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.46%) SAN
1 11 (8.46%) Wireshark
2 10 (7.69%) IMAP
2 10 (7.69%) NAS
2 10 (7.69%) SMTP
3 3 (2.31%) HTTP
4 1 (0.77%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.31%) MS Access
5 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.54%) MySQL
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.77%) Big Data
7 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (35.38%) Selenium
2 21 (16.15%) WebDriver
3 13 (10.00%) JIRA
3 13 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 11 (8.46%) AQtime
4 11 (8.46%) WebLOAD
5 10 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (5.38%) HP UFT
6 7 (5.38%) JUnit
7 6 (4.62%) JMeter
8 5 (3.85%) Eclipse
9 4 (3.08%) NUnit
9 4 (3.08%) Protractor
9 4 (3.08%) Subversion
10 3 (2.31%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.31%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.31%) TestComplete
10 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.54%) T4 Templates
General
1 28 (21.54%) Finance
2 11 (8.46%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.15%) Marketing
3 8 (6.15%) Retail
4 7 (5.38%) Banking
5 4 (3.08%) Electronics
5 4 (3.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.54%) Games
7 1 (0.77%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.15%) .NET
2 16 (12.31%) Web Services
3 10 (7.69%) MAPI
4 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET
4 8 (6.15%) HTML
5 7 (5.38%) XML
6 5 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (3.08%) SOAP
8 3 (2.31%) Ajax
8 3 (2.31%) CSS
8 3 (2.31%) LAMP
9 2 (1.54%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.54%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.54%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (1.54%) XHTML
10 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.77%) CSS3
10 1 (0.77%) HTML5
10 1 (0.77%) Node.js
10 1 (0.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.38%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.62%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.85%) iSeries
5 4 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.77%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.77%) IVR
7 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (36.92%) Windows
2 21 (16.15%) Windows Server
3 17 (13.08%) Linux
4 9 (6.92%) Windows 8
4 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (6.92%) Windows Vista
4 9 (6.92%) Windows XP
5 7 (5.38%) Android
6 6 (4.62%) Solaris
6 6 (4.62%) Unix
7 5 (3.85%) AIX
7 5 (3.85%) CentOS
7 5 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (36.15%) Software Testing
3 36 (27.69%) Test Scripting
4 34 (26.15%) Manual Testing
5 31 (23.85%) Automated Testing
6 21 (16.15%) Test Automation
7 20 (15.38%) Scrum
8 18 (13.85%) Automation Testing
8 18 (13.85%) SDLC
9 17 (13.08%) Functional Testing
9 17 (13.08%) Performance Testing
9 17 (13.08%) Software Engineering
10 14 (10.77%) System Testing
10 14 (10.77%) TDD
11 13 (10.00%) Regression Testing
12 12 (9.23%) Mentoring
13 11 (8.46%) Benchmarking
13 11 (8.46%) Performance Engineering
13 11 (8.46%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (39.23%) SQL
2 46 (35.38%) C#
3 26 (20.00%) Java
4 22 (16.92%) Python
5 15 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 14 (10.77%) C++
7 11 (8.46%) Perl
8 10 (7.69%) Ruby
9 8 (6.15%) T-SQL
10 7 (5.38%) PHP
11 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.31%) C
13 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.54%) VC++
14 1 (0.77%) VB
14 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (24.62%) Degree
2 26 (20.00%) ISEB
3 21 (16.15%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (43.08%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 10 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (8.46%) Perfmon
2 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (28.46%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.69%) VMware
3 5 (3.85%) IBM
3 5 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.08%) SAP
5 3 (2.31%) Oracle
6 2 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (0.77%) Google
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