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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 374 342 351
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 69 102 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.45% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.47% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 65 88 86
Average salary £32,500 £33,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +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
19689 21521 20964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.94% 95.02% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16229 17194 17286
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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 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 31 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 -5 21 £40,000 +17.64% 2
Hampshire +10 16 £33,750 -12.33%
West Sussex +14 11 £27,500 -15.38%
Buckinghamshire +5 11 £32,500 -
Berkshire -4 5 £40,000 +18.51% 1
Oxfordshire +10 3 £35,000 +66.66%
East Sussex +21 1 £35,000 -10.25%
Kent -5 1 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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 67 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (48.18%) QA
3 58 (42.34%) SQL
4 51 (37.23%) Manual Testing
5 49 (35.77%) Selenium
6 42 (30.66%) Automated Testing
7 39 (28.47%) ISEB
8 35 (25.55%) Software Testing
9 33 (24.09%) Windows
10 30 (21.90%) C#
11 28 (20.44%) SQL Server
12 27 (19.71%) Microsoft
12 27 (19.71%) ISTQB
12 27 (19.71%) Test Scripting
13 26 (18.98%) Degree
13 26 (18.98%) Regression Testing
13 26 (18.98%) .NET
14 25 (18.25%) HTML
15 23 (16.79%) Java
15 23 (16.79%) Test Automation
16 21 (15.33%) Finance
17 19 (13.87%) ASP.NET
17 19 (13.87%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (13.14%) JavaScript
18 18 (13.14%) T-SQL
18 18 (13.14%) Automation Testing
19 17 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (12.41%) Test Management
19 17 (12.41%) MS Excel
20 16 (11.68%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 10 (7.30%) IIS
2 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.46%) Node.js
3 1 (0.73%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 17 (12.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) JDE OneWorld
1 2 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.46%) SSH
2 1 (0.73%) HTTP
2 1 (0.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.11%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.65%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.92%) MySQL
6 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (35.77%) Selenium
2 16 (11.68%) WebDriver
3 15 (10.95%) JIRA
4 12 (8.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (8.03%) HP UFT
5 11 (8.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (5.84%) Visual Studio
7 6 (4.38%) WatiN
7 6 (4.38%) FitNesse
8 4 (2.92%) Subversion
8 4 (2.92%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.92%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (2.19%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.19%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.19%) Toad
10 2 (1.46%) JMeter
10 2 (1.46%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.46%) NUnit
10 2 (1.46%) Firebug
10 2 (1.46%) Fiddler
General
1 21 (15.33%) Finance
2 12 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.30%) Banking
4 5 (3.65%) Retail
5 4 (2.92%) Games
6 2 (1.46%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.98%) .NET
2 25 (18.25%) HTML
3 19 (13.87%) ASP.NET
4 13 (9.49%) CSS
5 10 (7.30%) XML
6 2 (1.46%) WinForms
6 2 (1.46%) jQuery
6 2 (1.46%) HTML5
7 1 (0.73%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.30%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.57%) Client/Server
3 9 (6.57%) N-Tier
3 9 (6.57%) Mathematics
4 6 (4.38%) AS400
4 6 (4.38%) iSeries
5 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.46%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.46%) Handset
5 2 (1.46%) IVR
5 2 (1.46%) Statistics
5 2 (1.46%) Physics
6 1 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (24.09%) Windows
2 10 (7.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (5.84%) Linux
4 7 (5.11%) Solaris
4 7 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.92%) UNIX
6 2 (1.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (37.23%) Manual Testing
3 42 (30.66%) Automated Testing
4 35 (25.55%) Software Testing
5 27 (19.71%) Test Scripting
6 26 (18.98%) Regression Testing
7 23 (16.79%) Test Automation
8 19 (13.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (13.14%) Automation Testing
10 17 (12.41%) Test Management
11 16 (11.68%) Project Management
12 15 (10.95%) Mentoring
13 12 (8.76%) Scrum
14 11 (8.03%) Performance Testing
15 10 (7.30%) Project Planning
15 10 (7.30%) E-Commerce
15 10 (7.30%) Waterfall
16 9 (6.57%) CRM
16 9 (6.57%) Content Management
16 9 (6.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 58 (42.34%) SQL
2 30 (21.90%) C#
3 23 (16.79%) Java
4 18 (13.14%) JavaScript
4 18 (13.14%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.11%) PHP
6 5 (3.65%) C++
7 3 (2.19%) Python
8 2 (1.46%) VB
8 2 (1.46%) VB6
8 2 (1.46%) C
9 1 (0.73%) Ruby
9 1 (0.73%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 39 (28.47%) ISEB
2 27 (19.71%) ISTQB
3 26 (18.98%) Degree
4 8 (5.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.38%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (48.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (19.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.46%) HP
2 2 (1.46%) Atlassian
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle
3 1 (0.73%) SAP
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