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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 333 343 359
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 103 78 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.38% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.40% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 97 57 77
Average salary £35,000 £30,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.75% +10.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,300 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £48,000
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
19758 19598 20408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.27% 94.69% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16144 15491 17340
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 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +23 44 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Hampshire -8 25 £32,500 +18.18% 3
Berkshire +7 20 £20,000 -38.46% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 6 £33,250 +23.14% 2
Kent +7 5 £23,000 -16.36% 2
West Sussex -9 2 £22,000 -37.14%
Oxfordshire -12 1 £26,000 -42.22% 1
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 102 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (44.57%) Selenium
3 81 (44.02%) QA
4 72 (39.13%) SQL
5 67 (36.41%) ISEB
6 62 (33.70%) Automated Testing
7 56 (30.43%) Software Testing
8 52 (28.26%) Microsoft
8 52 (28.26%) Windows
9 48 (26.09%) Test Automation
10 47 (25.54%) Degree
11 44 (23.91%) Java
12 42 (22.83%) ISTQB
13 41 (22.28%) QuickTest Pro
13 41 (22.28%) Manual Testing
14 39 (21.20%) HTML
15 31 (16.85%) Waterfall
16 30 (16.30%) JavaScript
17 28 (15.22%) Test Scripting
17 28 (15.22%) CSS
18 27 (14.67%) Test Management
18 27 (14.67%) Automation Testing
19 26 (14.13%) Linux
20 24 (13.04%) Web Services
20 24 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
20 24 (13.04%) System Testing
21 23 (12.50%) Computer Science
21 23 (12.50%) C#
21 23 (12.50%) Scrum
22 21 (11.41%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (0.54%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 7 (3.80%) MS Office
2 6 (3.26%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.80%) VoIP
2 6 (3.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.63%) LTE
3 3 (1.63%) 4G
3 3 (1.63%) MVNO
4 1 (0.54%) SSH
4 1 (0.54%) HTTP
4 1 (0.54%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.87%) MySQL
2 16 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.63%) MS Access
5 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 82 (44.57%) Selenium
2 41 (22.28%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (11.41%) WebDriver
4 18 (9.78%) JIRA
5 14 (7.61%) FitNesse
6 13 (7.07%) JMeter
6 13 (7.07%) WatiN
7 12 (6.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (6.52%) Eclipse
8 9 (4.89%) Visual Studio
9 7 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.72%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.72%) Subversion
11 4 (2.17%) Ant
11 4 (2.17%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.63%) NUnit
12 3 (1.63%) InstallShield
12 3 (1.63%) Jenkins
13 2 (1.09%) SoapUI
13 2 (1.09%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (7.07%) Finance
2 12 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.89%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (3.80%) Banking
6 5 (2.72%) Games
7 4 (2.17%) Retail
8 3 (1.63%) Billing
9 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (21.20%) HTML
2 28 (15.22%) CSS
3 24 (13.04%) Web Services
4 20 (10.87%) .NET
5 18 (9.78%) jQuery
6 15 (8.15%) XML
7 13 (7.07%) J2EE
8 7 (3.80%) ASP.NET
8 7 (3.80%) HTML5
9 6 (3.26%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.17%) WinForms
11 2 (1.09%) CSS3
11 2 (1.09%) JSP
12 1 (0.54%) SOAP
12 1 (0.54%) LAMP
12 1 (0.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 18 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (8.15%) Life Science
4 12 (6.52%) Client/Server
5 11 (5.98%) N-Tier
5 11 (5.98%) Chemistry
5 11 (5.98%) Biology
6 10 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (5.43%) Mathematics
7 8 (4.35%) Biotechnology
8 4 (2.17%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.17%) Physics
9 3 (1.63%) LIMS
10 2 (1.09%) IVR
10 2 (1.09%) Open Source
10 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.54%) Statistics
11 1 (0.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.26%) Windows
2 26 (14.13%) Linux
3 14 (7.61%) Solaris
4 12 (6.52%) Mac OS X
4 12 (6.52%) UNIX
5 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (33.70%) Automated Testing
3 56 (30.43%) Software Testing
4 48 (26.09%) Test Automation
5 41 (22.28%) Manual Testing
6 31 (16.85%) Waterfall
7 28 (15.22%) Test Scripting
8 27 (14.67%) Automation Testing
8 27 (14.67%) Test Management
9 24 (13.04%) System Testing
10 23 (12.50%) Scrum
11 20 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (10.33%) Regression Testing
13 17 (9.24%) Line Management
14 16 (8.70%) Mentoring
15 15 (8.15%) E-Commerce
15 15 (8.15%) Validation
15 15 (8.15%) Software Engineering
16 14 (7.61%) Performance Testing
17 11 (5.98%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (39.13%) SQL
2 44 (23.91%) Java
3 30 (16.30%) JavaScript
4 23 (12.50%) C#
5 12 (6.52%) PL/SQL
6 11 (5.98%) Python
7 10 (5.43%) C++
8 5 (2.72%) PHP
8 5 (2.72%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.72%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.17%) VB6
9 4 (2.17%) Ruby
9 4 (2.17%) VB
9 4 (2.17%) Perl
10 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.09%) C
12 1 (0.54%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 67 (36.41%) ISEB
2 47 (25.54%) Degree
3 42 (22.83%) ISTQB
4 19 (10.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.35%) PhD
6 4 (2.17%) VCP4
7 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (44.02%) QA
2 8 (4.35%) GLP
3 4 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.54%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.78%) Oracle
3 7 (3.80%) VMware
4 3 (1.63%) HP
4 3 (1.63%) Citrix
5 2 (1.09%) CA
5 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.54%) SAP
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