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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 351 323 368
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 84 87 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.46% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 82 64 73
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,300 £26,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £45,000 £45,000
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
19829 18833 20898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.60% 94.60% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16199 15045 18115
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £62,000
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +12 37 £42,500 +41.66%
Berkshire -7 21 £20,000 -38.46% 4
Hampshire -20 16 £35,000 +27.27% 7
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Kent -8 3 £22,500 -21.73% 1
West Sussex -6 2 £22,000 -37.14%
East Sussex - 2 £35,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 91 (51.41%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (45.76%) Selenium
3 77 (43.50%) ISEB
4 71 (40.11%) SQL
5 66 (37.29%) QA
6 61 (34.46%) Automated Testing
7 59 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 57 (32.20%) Microsoft
9 53 (29.94%) Degree
10 52 (29.38%) Windows
11 44 (24.86%) Manual Testing
12 43 (24.29%) QuickTest Pro
13 40 (22.60%) Java
13 40 (22.60%) Test Automation
14 36 (20.34%) ISTQB
15 35 (19.77%) Test Scripting
16 32 (18.08%) Web Services
16 32 (18.08%) Linux
17 28 (15.82%) Test Management
17 28 (15.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 27 (15.25%) Waterfall
18 27 (15.25%) HTML
19 26 (14.69%) MySQL
20 24 (13.56%) Oracle
20 24 (13.56%) HP Quality Center
20 24 (13.56%) System Testing
20 24 (13.56%) Life Science
21 23 (12.99%) Computer Science
22 22 (12.43%) JavaScript
22 22 (12.43%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 8 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.95%) MS Office
3 4 (2.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.95%) VoIP
2 6 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.26%) LTE
3 4 (2.26%) MVNO
3 4 (2.26%) 4G
4 1 (0.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.69%) MySQL
2 16 (9.04%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.69%) MS Access
3 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 81 (45.76%) Selenium
2 43 (24.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (10.73%) JMeter
4 18 (10.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (9.04%) JIRA
6 15 (8.47%) WebDriver
7 10 (5.65%) FitNesse
8 9 (5.08%) Eclipse
8 9 (5.08%) WatiN
9 8 (4.52%) Visual Studio
9 8 (4.52%) Ant
10 7 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.26%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.26%) Subversion
11 4 (2.26%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.69%) TestDirector
12 3 (1.69%) InstallShield
12 3 (1.69%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.69%) Cucumber
13 2 (1.13%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 12 (6.78%) Telecoms
1 12 (6.78%) Finance
2 11 (6.21%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.95%) Retail
5 4 (2.26%) Billing
5 4 (2.26%) Banking
6 2 (1.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.08%) Web Services
2 27 (15.25%) HTML
3 22 (12.43%) CSS
4 20 (11.30%) .NET
5 19 (10.73%) J2EE
6 16 (9.04%) jQuery
7 11 (6.21%) XML
8 6 (3.39%) HTML5
8 6 (3.39%) .NET Framework
8 6 (3.39%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.69%) WinForms
10 2 (1.13%) CSS3
10 2 (1.13%) JSP
11 1 (0.56%) LAMP
11 1 (0.56%) Java EE
11 1 (0.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.56%) Life Science
2 23 (12.99%) Computer Science
3 16 (9.04%) Chemistry
3 16 (9.04%) Biology
3 16 (9.04%) Mathematics
4 15 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.65%) Biotechnology
5 10 (5.65%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.52%) Visualisation
6 8 (4.52%) Client/Server
7 7 (3.95%) N-Tier
8 6 (3.39%) Physics
9 5 (2.82%) LIMS
10 2 (1.13%) User Experience
10 2 (1.13%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.13%) IVR
10 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.56%) EPoS
11 1 (0.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 52 (29.38%) Windows
2 32 (18.08%) Linux
3 20 (11.30%) Solaris
4 18 (10.17%) Mac OS X
5 15 (8.47%) UNIX
6 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (51.41%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (34.46%) Automated Testing
3 59 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 44 (24.86%) Manual Testing
5 40 (22.60%) Test Automation
6 35 (19.77%) Test Scripting
7 28 (15.82%) Test Management
8 27 (15.25%) Waterfall
9 24 (13.56%) System Testing
10 21 (11.86%) Regression Testing
11 20 (11.30%) Automation Testing
12 19 (10.73%) Software Engineering
13 18 (10.17%) Scrum
13 18 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (8.47%) Validation
15 14 (7.91%) Line Management
16 12 (6.78%) Workflow
17 11 (6.21%) E-Commerce
18 10 (5.65%) Performance Testing
18 10 (5.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 71 (40.11%) SQL
2 40 (22.60%) Java
3 22 (12.43%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.30%) C#
5 19 (10.73%) PL/SQL
6 11 (6.21%) Python
7 9 (5.08%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.39%) C++
9 5 (2.82%) Perl
9 5 (2.82%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.26%) Ruby
11 3 (1.69%) VB6
11 3 (1.69%) VB
12 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.13%) PHP
12 2 (1.13%) C
Qualifications
1 77 (43.50%) ISEB
2 53 (29.94%) Degree
3 36 (20.34%) ISTQB
4 28 (15.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (5.65%) PhD
6 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (37.29%) QA
2 10 (5.65%) GLP
3 4 (2.26%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.13%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (13.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 24 (13.56%) Oracle
3 7 (3.95%) VMware
4 5 (2.82%) HP
5 3 (1.69%) Citrix
6 2 (1.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.13%) CA
6 2 (1.13%) SAP
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