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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
England / South East
Rank 346 414 370
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 42 42 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.22% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.23% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 40 39 74
Median salary £32,500 £27,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
14395 18609 19573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.84% 96.84% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11928 15813 15865
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
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 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +24 13 £32,500 +18.18% 6
Surrey +43 10 £24,500 -55.45% 1
Oxfordshire +33 10 £27,500 +29.41% 3
Berkshire +48 5 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 4 £33,750 +3.84% 1
West Sussex +10 1 - -
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 54 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (49.00%) Manual Testing
3 44 (44.00%) Software Testing
4 40 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 36 (36.00%) Selenium
6 33 (33.00%) Test Scripting
7 32 (32.00%) SQL
8 30 (30.00%) ISEB
9 28 (28.00%) Windows
9 28 (28.00%) QA
10 27 (27.00%) Microsoft
11 25 (25.00%) JIRA
12 23 (23.00%) Degree
13 22 (22.00%) Test Automation
14 21 (21.00%) ISTQB
14 21 (21.00%) SQL Server
15 20 (20.00%) Automation Testing
16 19 (19.00%) Scrum
17 17 (17.00%) Finance
17 17 (17.00%) Regression Testing
18 15 (15.00%) Performance Testing
19 14 (14.00%) Java
20 13 (13.00%) C#
20 13 (13.00%) Functional Testing
21 12 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
21 12 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 12 (12.00%) MySQL
22 11 (11.00%) E-Commerce
22 11 (11.00%) Issue Tracking
22 11 (11.00%) Test Management

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 5 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (1.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.00%) JBoss
2 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.00%) MySQL
3 9 (9.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (36.00%) Selenium
2 25 (25.00%) JIRA
3 9 (9.00%) Bugzilla
3 9 (9.00%) Trac
4 8 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (7.00%) HP UFT
6 4 (4.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.00%) JMeter
7 3 (3.00%) Subversion
8 2 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.00%) Ranorex
8 2 (2.00%) Robot Framework
8 2 (2.00%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (2.00%) Toad
9 1 (1.00%) Hudson
9 1 (1.00%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (17.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Banking
3 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.00%) Marketing
6 2 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.00%) Automotive
7 1 (1.00%) Electronics
7 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) HTML
2 6 (6.00%) .NET
3 4 (4.00%) CSS
4 3 (3.00%) HTML5
4 3 (3.00%) jQuery
4 3 (3.00%) XML
5 2 (2.00%) Ajax
5 2 (2.00%) CSS3
5 2 (2.00%) XHTML
6 1 (1.00%) Behat
6 1 (1.00%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.00%) J2EE
6 1 (1.00%) JMS
6 1 (1.00%) JSON
6 1 (1.00%) JSP
6 1 (1.00%) Spring
6 1 (1.00%) Web Services
6 1 (1.00%) XSD
6 1 (1.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.00%) Client/Server
1 5 (5.00%) N-Tier
1 5 (5.00%) User Experience
2 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.00%) Windows
2 7 (7.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.00%) Unix
3 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (6.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 5 (5.00%) Windows Vista
5 4 (4.00%) Linux
6 1 (1.00%) Android
6 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.00%) Debian
6 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.00%) Solaris
6 1 (1.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (49.00%) Manual Testing
3 44 (44.00%) Software Testing
4 40 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 33 (33.00%) Test Scripting
6 22 (22.00%) Test Automation
7 20 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 19 (19.00%) Scrum
9 17 (17.00%) Regression Testing
10 15 (15.00%) Performance Testing
11 13 (13.00%) Functional Testing
12 12 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (11.00%) E-Commerce
13 11 (11.00%) Issue Tracking
13 11 (11.00%) Test Management
14 8 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (8.00%) Mentoring
15 7 (7.00%) SDLC
15 7 (7.00%) System Testing
15 7 (7.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.00%) SQL
2 14 (14.00%) Java
3 13 (13.00%) C#
4 8 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.00%) C++
5 5 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.00%) Python
7 2 (2.00%) Perl
7 2 (2.00%) Ruby
8 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.00%) C
8 1 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (30.00%) ISEB
2 23 (23.00%) Degree
3 21 (21.00%) ISTQB
4 12 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (28.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (27.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.00%) SAP
3 4 (4.00%) Oracle
4 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.00%) T-Plan
5 1 (1.00%) Infor
5 1 (1.00%) Sage
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Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum Training + Career Progression
Posted: 12 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 43k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum + Pension, Private Healthcare, 25 da
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
IQUO
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Newbury
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago