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 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 382 407 384
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 37 72 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.34% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 36 71 75
Median salary £27,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
15877 20873 21540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.85% 97.06% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 13240 17613 17168
Median salary £44,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 December 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 December 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
Oxfordshire +33 10 £27,500 +10.00% 2
Hampshire -4 8 £32,500 -8.45% 2
Berkshire +54 7 £26,000 -30.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 7 £35,000 +21.73% 2
Surrey +4 5 £27,500 -50.00% 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 56 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (48.15%) Software Testing
2 52 (48.15%) Manual Testing
3 41 (37.96%) QA
4 40 (37.04%) Selenium
5 39 (36.11%) Automated Testing
6 38 (35.19%) Test Scripting
7 34 (31.48%) SQL
8 33 (30.56%) Windows
9 32 (29.63%) ISEB
10 29 (26.85%) Scrum
11 27 (25.00%) ISTQB
12 26 (24.07%) Degree
13 25 (23.15%) Test Automation
14 24 (22.22%) Regression Testing
15 22 (20.37%) Finance
15 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
16 20 (18.52%) JIRA
16 20 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (17.59%) C#
18 17 (15.74%) Performance Testing
18 17 (15.74%) Functional Testing
19 16 (14.81%) Automation Testing
20 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
21 14 (12.96%) SDLC
22 11 (10.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 11 (10.19%) Mentoring
22 11 (10.19%) Test Management
23 10 (9.26%) Software Engineering
24 9 (8.33%) System Testing

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 6 (5.56%) CMS
2 2 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) GitHub
1 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.93%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.70%) MySQL
4 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (37.04%) Selenium
2 20 (18.52%) JIRA
3 8 (7.41%) HP UFT
3 8 (7.41%) SoapUI
4 7 (6.48%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.48%) JMeter
4 7 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (6.48%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.78%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.85%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.85%) NUnit
6 2 (1.85%) Ranorex
6 2 (1.85%) Robot Framework
6 2 (1.85%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (1.85%) Subversion
6 2 (1.85%) TestNG
6 2 (1.85%) Trac
General
1 22 (20.37%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Banking
3 6 (5.56%) Retail
3 6 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.78%) Automotive
4 3 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.85%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) .NET
1 7 (6.48%) HTML
2 3 (2.78%) Ajax
2 3 (2.78%) CSS
2 3 (2.78%) CSS3
2 3 (2.78%) HTML5
2 3 (2.78%) jQuery
2 3 (2.78%) XML
3 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.85%) Entity Framework
3 2 (1.85%) XHTML
4 1 (0.93%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.93%) jBPM
4 1 (0.93%) LAMP
4 1 (0.93%) Node.js
4 1 (0.93%) REST
4 1 (0.93%) SOAP
4 1 (0.93%) Spring
4 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 8 (7.41%) N-Tier
3 7 (6.48%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.48%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.70%) User Experience
6 3 (2.78%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (30.56%) Windows
2 7 (6.48%) Linux
2 7 (6.48%) Unix
2 7 (6.48%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.63%) Windows 8
3 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (4.63%) Windows Vista
3 5 (4.63%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.85%) Solaris
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (48.15%) Manual Testing
2 52 (48.15%) Software Testing
3 39 (36.11%) Automated Testing
4 38 (35.19%) Test Scripting
5 29 (26.85%) Scrum
6 25 (23.15%) Test Automation
7 24 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 20 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (15.74%) Functional Testing
9 17 (15.74%) Performance Testing
10 16 (14.81%) Automation Testing
11 14 (12.96%) SDLC
12 11 (10.19%) Mentoring
12 11 (10.19%) Test Management
13 10 (9.26%) Software Engineering
14 9 (8.33%) System Testing
14 9 (8.33%) Test Planning
15 8 (7.41%) Exploratory Testing
16 6 (5.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (31.48%) SQL
2 19 (17.59%) C#
3 9 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.41%) Java
5 7 (6.48%) C++
5 7 (6.48%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.63%) Python
7 4 (3.70%) C
7 4 (3.70%) Ruby
8 3 (2.78%) Perl
9 2 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (29.63%) ISEB
2 27 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 26 (24.07%) Degree
4 11 (10.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (6.48%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (37.96%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.56%) SAP
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle
4 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.85%) T-Plan
5 1 (0.93%) Google
5 1 (0.93%) HP
5 1 (0.93%) Infor
5 1 (0.93%) Sage
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