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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 367 320 379
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 82 114 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.52% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.55% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 72 86 64
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £26,150 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £39,850 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
20950 20661 21910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.17% 94.86% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 16767 16813 19004
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +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 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014. 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
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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
Berkshire +22 24 £26,500 -47.00% 4
Hampshire +6 23 £32,500 +17.11% 2
Surrey -30 23 £36,000 +10.76% 1
East Sussex +4 6 £35,000 +27.27%
Buckinghamshire -13 5 £32,500 +1.56% 1
Kent -24 1 £22,500 -34.78%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 94 (52.51%) ISEB
2 78 (43.58%) SQL
2 78 (43.58%) Software Testing
3 75 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (41.90%) Selenium
4 73 (40.78%) Microsoft
5 65 (36.31%) Degree
6 63 (35.20%) Manual Testing
7 56 (31.28%) Windows
8 54 (30.17%) Test Scripting
8 54 (30.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 52 (29.05%) QuickTest Pro
10 51 (28.49%) Automated Testing
11 48 (26.82%) Oracle
12 46 (25.70%) Life Science
13 45 (25.14%) QA
14 42 (23.46%) MySQL
15 40 (22.35%) Java
16 37 (20.67%) PL/SQL
16 37 (20.67%) Web Services
17 36 (20.11%) Test Management
18 35 (19.55%) Linux
19 34 (18.99%) Mathematics
20 32 (17.88%) JMeter
21 31 (17.32%) Chemistry
22 29 (16.20%) Biology
22 29 (16.20%) SQL Server
22 29 (16.20%) Test Automation
23 26 (14.53%) Software Engineering
24 25 (13.97%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 5 (2.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (9.50%) MS Office
2 12 (6.70%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.47%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.79%) VoIP
3 3 (1.68%) LTE
3 3 (1.68%) 4G
3 3 (1.68%) MVNO
4 1 (0.56%) SNMP
4 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (23.46%) MySQL
2 29 (16.20%) SQL Server
3 16 (8.94%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.91%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.23%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.23%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 75 (41.90%) Selenium
2 52 (29.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 32 (17.88%) JMeter
4 25 (13.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (10.06%) JIRA
6 15 (8.38%) Ant
7 12 (6.70%) WebDriver
8 10 (5.59%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.35%) Eclipse
9 6 (3.35%) LoadRunner
10 5 (2.79%) Toad
10 5 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.23%) WatiN
11 4 (2.23%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.23%) TestDirector
12 3 (1.68%) FitNesse
12 3 (1.68%) Cucumber
13 2 (1.12%) Rational Functional Tester
13 2 (1.12%) SoapUI
13 2 (1.12%) Bugzilla
General
1 14 (7.82%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (5.03%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.03%) Finance
3 8 (4.47%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.47%) Retail
4 4 (2.23%) Billing
4 4 (2.23%) Electronics
5 3 (1.68%) Games
6 2 (1.12%) Banking
7 1 (0.56%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.67%) Web Services
2 25 (13.97%) J2EE
3 22 (12.29%) .NET
4 14 (7.82%) ASP.NET
5 11 (6.15%) HTML
6 7 (3.91%) CSS
6 7 (3.91%) jQuery
7 6 (3.35%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.35%) XML
8 4 (2.23%) WinForms
9 2 (1.12%) JSP
10 1 (0.56%) SOAP
10 1 (0.56%) LAMP
10 1 (0.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (25.70%) Life Science
2 34 (18.99%) Mathematics
3 31 (17.32%) Chemistry
4 29 (16.20%) Biology
5 24 (13.41%) Computer Science
6 15 (8.38%) Visualisation
7 11 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (5.59%) Biotechnology
9 8 (4.47%) Statistics
9 8 (4.47%) Open Source
10 6 (3.35%) Physics
10 6 (3.35%) Client/Server
10 6 (3.35%) LIMS
11 4 (2.23%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
13 2 (1.12%) IVR
13 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 2 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
13 2 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (31.28%) Windows
2 35 (19.55%) Linux
3 25 (13.97%) Solaris
3 25 (13.97%) Mac OS X
4 20 (11.17%) UNIX
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.12%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (43.58%) Software Testing
2 75 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (35.20%) Manual Testing
4 54 (30.17%) Test Scripting
5 51 (28.49%) Automated Testing
6 36 (20.11%) Test Management
7 29 (16.20%) Test Automation
8 26 (14.53%) Software Engineering
9 23 (12.85%) Regression Testing
10 22 (12.29%) Waterfall
11 20 (11.17%) System Testing
11 20 (11.17%) V-Model
12 14 (7.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (7.82%) Validation
13 13 (7.26%) Workflow
14 10 (5.59%) Bioinformatics
15 9 (5.03%) Scrum
15 9 (5.03%) Automation Testing
15 9 (5.03%) Line Management
16 8 (4.47%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (43.58%) SQL
2 40 (22.35%) Java
3 37 (20.67%) PL/SQL
4 16 (8.94%) Shell Script
5 14 (7.82%) Python
6 13 (7.26%) C#
7 11 (6.15%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.79%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.79%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.68%) VB6
9 3 (1.68%) VB
10 2 (1.12%) C
10 2 (1.12%) Perl
10 2 (1.12%) PHP
10 2 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 94 (52.51%) ISEB
2 65 (36.31%) Degree
3 54 (30.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (12.85%) ISTQB
5 20 (11.17%) PhD
6 3 (1.68%) MCSE
6 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (25.14%) QA
2 10 (5.59%) GLP
3 4 (2.23%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.23%) GAMP
4 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (13.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 73 (40.78%) Microsoft
2 48 (26.82%) Oracle
3 11 (6.15%) HP
4 7 (3.91%) Citrix
5 5 (2.79%) VMware
6 2 (1.12%) SAP
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