The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 343 352 404
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 100 91 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.41% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.43% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 86 83 31
Average salary £34,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21473 20949 22153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.84% 95.00% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 17169 17278 18929
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(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 +14 42 £34,000 +23.63%
Kent -19 15 £35,000 +7.69%
Berkshire +7 13 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Buckinghamshire -4 8 £32,500 +6.55% 2
East Sussex -13 8 £39,000 +41.81%
Hampshire +2 7 £38,500 +40.00% 2
Oxfordshire -3 4 £21,000 -32.80%
West Sussex -18 3 £32,500 +12.06%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 89 (48.37%) ISEB
2 77 (41.85%) Software Testing
3 70 (38.04%) SQL
4 66 (35.87%) Degree
5 62 (33.70%) Manual Testing
6 55 (29.89%) Selenium
7 52 (28.26%) Test Scripting
7 52 (28.26%) Microsoft
8 49 (26.63%) .NET
9 43 (23.37%) Windows
9 43 (23.37%) QuickTest Pro
10 41 (22.28%) QA
11 40 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
12 39 (21.20%) Computer Science
13 37 (20.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 37 (20.11%) Oracle
13 37 (20.11%) SQL Server
14 36 (19.57%) Automated Testing
15 35 (19.02%) ISTQB
15 35 (19.02%) Java
16 27 (14.67%) PL/SQL
16 27 (14.67%) Test Automation
16 27 (14.67%) Life Science
17 26 (14.13%) C#
17 26 (14.13%) MySQL
18 24 (13.04%) V-Model
19 23 (12.50%) MS Excel
20 22 (11.96%) JMeter
20 22 (11.96%) Mathematics
21 21 (11.41%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.09%) IIS
3 1 (0.54%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.78%) MS Office
3 3 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.98%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.80%) Internet
3 3 (1.63%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.09%) SNMP
4 2 (1.09%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.09%) SAN
4 2 (1.09%) IMAP
4 2 (1.09%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.09%) NAS
4 2 (1.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.11%) SQL Server
2 26 (14.13%) MySQL
3 16 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 15 (8.15%) Oracle Database
4 15 (8.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 55 (29.89%) Selenium
2 43 (23.37%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (11.96%) JMeter
4 15 (8.15%) LoadRunner
5 14 (7.61%) WebDriver
6 10 (5.43%) Visual Studio
6 10 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (4.89%) JIRA
8 7 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (3.80%) Ant
9 5 (2.72%) Toad
10 4 (2.17%) NUnit
11 3 (1.63%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.09%) MbUnit
12 2 (1.09%) AQtime
12 2 (1.09%) Behat
12 2 (1.09%) TestDirector
12 2 (1.09%) WebLOAD
12 2 (1.09%) Firebug
12 2 (1.09%) Fiddler
General
1 13 (7.07%) Finance
2 7 (3.80%) Electronics
3 5 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.17%) Games
5 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.09%) Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Retail
6 2 (1.09%) Billing
6 2 (1.09%) Publishing
7 1 (0.54%) German Language
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (26.63%) .NET
2 19 (10.33%) ASP.NET
3 12 (6.52%) Web Services
4 7 (3.80%) J2EE
5 6 (3.26%) WinForms
6 5 (2.72%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.72%) CSS
6 5 (2.72%) HTML
7 2 (1.09%) MAPI
7 2 (1.09%) jQuery
7 2 (1.09%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.54%) WPF
8 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.20%) Computer Science
2 27 (14.67%) Life Science
3 22 (11.96%) Mathematics
4 20 (10.87%) Chemistry
5 17 (9.24%) Biology
6 16 (8.70%) Open Source
7 13 (7.07%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (5.98%) Client/Server
9 9 (4.89%) Statistics
10 8 (4.35%) N-Tier
11 7 (3.80%) Visualisation
12 5 (2.72%) Management Information System
13 4 (2.17%) Hedge funds
14 3 (1.63%) NHS
15 2 (1.09%) LIMS
16 1 (0.54%) Physics
16 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 43 (23.37%) Windows
2 11 (5.98%) UNIX
3 7 (3.80%) Solaris
3 7 (3.80%) Linux
3 7 (3.80%) Mac OS X
4 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.26%) Windows Vista
4 6 (3.26%) Windows XP
4 6 (3.26%) Windows 8
4 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (41.85%) Software Testing
2 62 (33.70%) Manual Testing
3 52 (28.26%) Test Scripting
4 40 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (19.57%) Automated Testing
6 27 (14.67%) Test Automation
7 24 (13.04%) V-Model
8 21 (11.41%) Test Management
9 18 (9.78%) Regression Testing
10 17 (9.24%) Software Engineering
10 17 (9.24%) Scrum
11 15 (8.15%) Performance Testing
11 15 (8.15%) System Testing
12 11 (5.98%) Workflow
13 10 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (5.43%) Waterfall
13 10 (5.43%) Automation Testing
14 9 (4.89%) Content Management
15 7 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (3.80%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 70 (38.04%) SQL
2 35 (19.02%) Java
3 27 (14.67%) PL/SQL
4 26 (14.13%) C#
5 17 (9.24%) Python
6 9 (4.89%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.80%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.80%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.72%) VB6
8 5 (2.72%) C++
8 5 (2.72%) VB
9 4 (2.17%) PHP
10 3 (1.63%) Ruby
11 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.09%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 89 (48.37%) ISEB
2 66 (35.87%) Degree
3 37 (20.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 35 (19.02%) ISTQB
5 14 (7.61%) PhD
6 4 (2.17%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) MCSE
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (22.28%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (1.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.09%) VMware ESX
1 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (8.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.09%) PureDisk
2 2 (1.09%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 52 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 37 (20.11%) Oracle
3 14 (7.61%) Citrix
4 9 (4.89%) HP
5 4 (2.17%) SunGard
6 2 (1.09%) VMware
6 2 (1.09%) Telerik
7 1 (0.54%) Sony
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