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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 395 346 336
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 47 109 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.48% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.50% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 44 91 105
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
19623 21752 21008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.22% 94.83% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 15884 17666 17391
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +14 16 £40,000 -2.43%
Hampshire -7 11 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Berkshire -7 6 £47,500 +28.37%
Kent -5 4 £27,500 -15.38%
Buckinghamshire -17 4 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire +9 3 £30,000 -7.69% 1
West Sussex +3 3 £27,500 - 1
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 85 (57.82%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (48.98%) QA
3 60 (40.82%) Selenium
4 50 (34.01%) SQL
5 49 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 40 (27.21%) ISTQB
6 40 (27.21%) ISEB
6 40 (27.21%) Manual Testing
7 39 (26.53%) HTML
7 39 (26.53%) Software Testing
8 37 (25.17%) Test Automation
9 36 (24.49%) Degree
10 35 (23.81%) Java
11 29 (19.73%) Windows
12 28 (19.05%) JavaScript
13 26 (17.69%) .NET
13 26 (17.69%) CSS
14 24 (16.33%) C#
14 24 (16.33%) Microsoft
15 23 (15.65%) Waterfall
15 23 (15.65%) Automation Testing
16 22 (14.97%) Test Scripting
16 22 (14.97%) Scrum
17 21 (14.29%) SQL Server
18 20 (13.61%) QuickTest Pro
19 19 (12.93%) User Acceptance Testing
19 19 (12.93%) Computer Science
19 19 (12.93%) WebDriver
19 19 (12.93%) Mentoring
20 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 3 (2.04%) IIS
2 2 (1.36%) Node.js
3 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.36%) SSH
1 2 (1.36%) VoIP
2 1 (0.68%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) LTE
2 1 (0.68%) 4G
2 1 (0.68%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (3.40%) MySQL
3 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 60 (40.82%) Selenium
2 20 (13.61%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (12.93%) WebDriver
4 15 (10.20%) JIRA
5 13 (8.84%) FitNesse
6 12 (8.16%) WatiN
7 11 (7.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (6.12%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.08%) Eclipse
9 6 (4.08%) Subversion
10 4 (2.72%) Bugzilla
10 4 (2.72%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.04%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (2.04%) NUnit
11 3 (2.04%) Toad
12 2 (1.36%) InstallShield
12 2 (1.36%) JMeter
12 2 (1.36%) Firebug
12 2 (1.36%) Fiddler
General
1 15 (10.20%) Finance
2 13 (8.84%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.12%) Banking
4 5 (3.40%) Games
5 4 (2.72%) Retail
6 2 (1.36%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (26.53%) HTML
2 26 (17.69%) .NET
2 26 (17.69%) CSS
3 16 (10.88%) XML
4 12 (8.16%) jQuery
5 10 (6.80%) ASP.NET
6 8 (5.44%) HTML5
7 7 (4.76%) Web Services
8 5 (3.40%) WinForms
9 2 (1.36%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.36%) CSS3
10 1 (0.68%) Java EE
10 1 (0.68%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.93%) Computer Science
2 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.12%) Mathematics
4 8 (5.44%) Client/Server
4 8 (5.44%) N-Tier
4 8 (5.44%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.36%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.36%) iSeries
5 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.36%) Physics
5 2 (1.36%) AS400
5 2 (1.36%) Handset
5 2 (1.36%) IVR
5 2 (1.36%) Statistics
6 1 (0.68%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.73%) Windows
2 10 (6.80%) Linux
3 7 (4.76%) Solaris
4 6 (4.08%) UNIX
5 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (57.82%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 40 (27.21%) Manual Testing
4 39 (26.53%) Software Testing
5 37 (25.17%) Test Automation
6 23 (15.65%) Waterfall
6 23 (15.65%) Automation Testing
7 22 (14.97%) Test Scripting
7 22 (14.97%) Scrum
8 19 (12.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (12.93%) Mentoring
9 16 (10.88%) Test Management
9 16 (10.88%) Performance Testing
10 15 (10.20%) System Testing
10 15 (10.20%) Line Management
11 14 (9.52%) E-Commerce
12 13 (8.84%) Project Management
13 12 (8.16%) Performance Management
14 10 (6.80%) V-Model
15 9 (6.12%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (34.01%) SQL
2 35 (23.81%) Java
3 28 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 24 (16.33%) C#
5 11 (7.48%) C++
6 7 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.08%) PHP
7 6 (4.08%) Python
8 5 (3.40%) VB6
8 5 (3.40%) VB
9 4 (2.72%) Ruby
10 3 (2.04%) Perl
11 2 (1.36%) C
12 1 (0.68%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 40 (27.21%) ISEB
1 40 (27.21%) ISTQB
2 36 (24.49%) Degree
3 6 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.36%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (48.98%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (7.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.04%) Citrix
3 2 (1.36%) CA
3 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.36%) VMware
3 2 (1.36%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle
4 1 (0.68%) SAP
4 1 (0.68%) HP
Oxfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonuses + 25 days holiday
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough
The People Network
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Petersfield
Computer Futures
Salary: 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: 25 days ago