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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 358 377 360
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 62 90 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.43% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.44% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 60 86 95
Median salary £29,750 £33,250 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -0.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
16822 20432 21243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.98% 96.57% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 14105 17127 16576
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Hampshire +25 22 £30,000 +2.56% 2
Berkshire +34 13 £30,000 -11.76% 2
Surrey -3 10 £31,500 -10.00% 1
West Sussex +14 7 £27,500 -
Oxfordshire -5 5 £23,500 -27.69% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 4 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Kent +9 1 £35,000 +1.08%
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 71 (58.68%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (46.28%) QA
3 54 (44.63%) Manual Testing
4 51 (42.15%) Software Testing
5 46 (38.02%) Selenium
6 42 (34.71%) SQL
7 40 (33.06%) Automated Testing
8 38 (31.40%) Windows
9 35 (28.93%) Test Scripting
10 33 (27.27%) C#
10 33 (27.27%) ISEB
11 32 (26.45%) Regression Testing
11 32 (26.45%) Scrum
12 31 (25.62%) Degree
13 29 (23.97%) Microsoft
14 28 (23.14%) ISTQB
15 24 (19.83%) Test Automation
16 23 (19.01%) Finance
17 22 (18.18%) SQL Server
18 21 (17.36%) User Acceptance Testing
19 20 (16.53%) Automation Testing
19 20 (16.53%) .NET
20 18 (14.88%) SDLC
21 16 (13.22%) Performance Testing
22 15 (12.40%) Functional Testing
22 15 (12.40%) Computer Science
22 15 (12.40%) Software Engineering
23 14 (11.57%) JIRA
23 14 (11.57%) Mentoring
24 13 (10.74%) Windows Server

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 (4.96%) CMS
1 6 (4.96%) IIS
2 1 (0.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) GitHub
1 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.83%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.13%) SAN
1 5 (4.13%) Wireshark
2 4 (3.31%) IMAP
2 4 (3.31%) NAS
2 4 (3.31%) SMTP
3 2 (1.65%) HTTP
3 2 (1.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.65%) MS Access
4 2 (1.65%) MySQL
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.83%) Big Data
5 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 46 (38.02%) Selenium
2 14 (11.57%) JIRA
3 13 (10.74%) WebDriver
4 11 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 9 (7.44%) HP UFT
5 9 (7.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (6.61%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.61%) JMeter
7 5 (4.13%) AQtime
7 5 (4.13%) WebLOAD
8 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.31%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.48%) NUnit
9 3 (2.48%) Protractor
10 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.65%) InstallShield
10 2 (1.65%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.65%) TestNG
10 2 (1.65%) Toad
General
1 23 (19.01%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Retail
3 6 (4.96%) Banking
3 6 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.48%) Automotive
5 2 (1.65%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.65%) Games
5 2 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.53%) .NET
2 8 (6.61%) HTML
3 5 (4.13%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.13%) Web Services
3 5 (4.13%) XML
4 4 (3.31%) MAPI
5 3 (2.48%) CSS
6 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.65%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.65%) LAMP
6 2 (1.65%) SOAP
6 2 (1.65%) XHTML
7 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.83%) CSS3
7 1 (0.83%) HTML5
7 1 (0.83%) jQuery
7 1 (0.83%) LESS
7 1 (0.83%) Node.js
7 1 (0.83%) REST
7 1 (0.83%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.40%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.26%) Client/Server
3 9 (7.44%) N-Tier
4 8 (6.61%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.13%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.48%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.40%) Windows
2 13 (10.74%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.26%) Linux
4 6 (4.96%) Unix
4 6 (4.96%) Windows 8
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Vista
4 6 (4.96%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.65%) Solaris
6 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (58.68%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (44.63%) Manual Testing
3 51 (42.15%) Software Testing
4 40 (33.06%) Automated Testing
5 35 (28.93%) Test Scripting
6 32 (26.45%) Regression Testing
6 32 (26.45%) Scrum
7 24 (19.83%) Test Automation
8 21 (17.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (16.53%) Automation Testing
10 18 (14.88%) SDLC
11 16 (13.22%) Performance Testing
12 15 (12.40%) Functional Testing
12 15 (12.40%) Software Engineering
13 14 (11.57%) Mentoring
14 11 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
14 11 (9.09%) TDD
15 10 (8.26%) BDD
15 10 (8.26%) System Testing
15 10 (8.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.71%) SQL
2 33 (27.27%) C#
3 13 (10.74%) C++
3 13 (10.74%) Python
4 12 (9.92%) Java
4 12 (9.92%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.44%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.79%) Perl
6 7 (5.79%) Ruby
7 6 (4.96%) C
8 4 (3.31%) PHP
9 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.65%) VC++
11 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (27.27%) ISEB
2 31 (25.62%) Degree
3 28 (23.14%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (46.28%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.31%) VMware ESX
2 4 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.13%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 29 (23.97%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.31%) Oracle
2 4 (3.31%) SAP
2 4 (3.31%) VMware
3 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.65%) T-Plan
4 1 (0.83%) Google
4 1 (0.83%) HP
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