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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 387 371 356
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 61 93 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.45% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.46% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 58 91 68
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £19,200 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £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
18561 20260 19832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.45% 97.05% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15896 16537 15701
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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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
Oxfordshire - 15 £22,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +5 12 £33,000 +1.53% 4
Surrey -17 12 £38,750 -8.82% 2
Hampshire +12 9 £22,500 -30.76% 1
East Sussex +15 6 £38,000 +8.57%
Berkshire -29 3 £45,000 +125.00% 3
Kent 0 2 £30,500 +34.06%
West Sussex -6 1 £25,000 +13.63% 2
Middlesex - 1 £47,500 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (44.67%) Software Testing
2 64 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (42.67%) Test Scripting
3 63 (42.00%) QA
4 56 (37.33%) Windows
5 53 (35.33%) ISEB
6 49 (32.67%) SQL
7 45 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 39 (26.00%) Regression Testing
9 37 (24.67%) Selenium
10 36 (24.00%) Functional Testing
10 36 (24.00%) ISTQB
11 35 (23.33%) Automated Testing
12 34 (22.67%) Microsoft
13 33 (22.00%) Manual Testing
14 32 (21.33%) Test Automation
15 31 (20.67%) C#
16 30 (20.00%) .NET
17 28 (18.67%) E-Commerce
18 25 (16.67%) Finance
19 23 (15.33%) Scrum
19 23 (15.33%) Project Management
19 23 (15.33%) Java
20 22 (14.67%) Non-Functional Testing
20 22 (14.67%) Automation Testing
21 20 (13.33%) Web Services
22 19 (12.67%) Windows Server
22 19 (12.67%) Team Foundation Server
23 18 (12.00%) Defect Tracking
23 18 (12.00%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (4.67%) IIS
2 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.33%) Internet
2 1 (0.67%) Firewall
2 1 (0.67%) HTTP
2 1 (0.67%) IMAP
2 1 (0.67%) NAS
2 1 (0.67%) SAN
2 1 (0.67%) SMTP
2 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.67%) MySQL
5 3 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.67%) GIS
7 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (24.67%) Selenium
2 19 (12.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (10.67%) Visual Studio
3 16 (10.67%) WebDriver
4 14 (9.33%) JIRA
5 11 (7.33%) Cucumber
5 11 (7.33%) SoapUI
6 8 (5.33%) Selenium IDE
6 8 (5.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (4.00%) Calabash
7 6 (4.00%) JUnit
7 6 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (4.00%) Subversion
8 5 (3.33%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.33%) HP UFT
8 5 (3.33%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.00%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.00%) T4 Templates
10 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (16.67%) Finance
2 10 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.00%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Games
4 4 (2.67%) Marketing
5 3 (2.00%) Electronics
5 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.67%) Retail
6 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.00%) .NET
2 20 (13.33%) Web Services
3 13 (8.67%) HTML
4 11 (7.33%) ASP.NET
4 11 (7.33%) CSS
5 4 (2.67%) SOAP
5 4 (2.67%) XML
6 3 (2.00%) Ajax
6 3 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.00%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.67%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.67%) JSON
7 1 (0.67%) LAMP
7 1 (0.67%) MAPI
7 1 (0.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.33%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.67%) Driving Licence
4 6 (4.00%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.33%) iSeries
6 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.33%) IVR
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.67%) Statistics
7 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (37.33%) Windows
2 19 (12.67%) Windows Server
3 18 (12.00%) Linux
4 13 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.67%) Android
5 7 (4.67%) Solaris
5 7 (4.67%) Windows 8
5 7 (4.67%) Windows Vista
5 7 (4.67%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.33%) AIX
6 5 (3.33%) CentOS
6 5 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.33%) Unix
7 4 (2.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.67%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (44.67%) Software Testing
2 64 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (42.67%) Test Scripting
3 39 (26.00%) Regression Testing
4 36 (24.00%) Functional Testing
5 35 (23.33%) Automated Testing
6 33 (22.00%) Manual Testing
7 32 (21.33%) Test Automation
8 28 (18.67%) E-Commerce
9 23 (15.33%) Project Management
9 23 (15.33%) Scrum
10 22 (14.67%) Automation Testing
10 22 (14.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 18 (12.00%) Defect Tracking
12 16 (10.67%) Software Engineering
13 15 (10.00%) TDD
14 14 (9.33%) V-Model
14 14 (9.33%) Waterfall
15 12 (8.00%) Performance Testing
15 12 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (32.67%) SQL
2 31 (20.67%) C#
3 23 (15.33%) Java
4 14 (9.33%) T-SQL
5 13 (8.67%) Python
6 9 (6.00%) Perl
7 7 (4.67%) PHP
8 5 (3.33%) Ruby
9 4 (2.67%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.00%) C++
11 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.67%) VB
11 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (35.33%) ISEB
2 36 (24.00%) ISTQB
3 17 (11.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 14 (9.33%) Degree
6 12 (8.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (42.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.00%) XenApp
3 3 (2.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (2.00%) XenServer
4 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.67%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 34 (22.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.67%) Oracle
3 5 (3.33%) IBM
3 5 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (3.33%) SAP
4 4 (2.67%) HP
4 4 (2.67%) VMware
5 3 (2.00%) Citrix
6 2 (1.33%) T-Plan
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benfits & training
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + 10% bonus
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Salary: £40,269 to £45,691 (with a potential to earn £48,322)
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