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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 358 347 403
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 92 82 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.38% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.40% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 82 72 38
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 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
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
21430 20664 21850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.70% 95.08% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16859 17053 18653
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 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +28 46 £34,000 +16.23% 6
Hampshire -3 12 £34,625 +28.24% 4
Berkshire -7 11 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Kent -19 8 £35,000 +16.66%
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £32,500 -
East Sussex -25 4 - -
Oxfordshire +13 3 £23,500 -27.69% 1
West Sussex -14 2 £32,500 +12.06% 2
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 99 (48.77%) ISEB
2 85 (41.87%) Software Testing
3 78 (38.42%) SQL
4 74 (36.45%) Degree
4 74 (36.45%) Manual Testing
5 67 (33.00%) Selenium
6 62 (30.54%) Test Scripting
7 57 (28.08%) Microsoft
8 48 (23.65%) QuickTest Pro
8 48 (23.65%) .NET
9 47 (23.15%) QA
10 45 (22.17%) Automated Testing
11 44 (21.67%) Windows
11 44 (21.67%) Computer Science
11 44 (21.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 42 (20.69%) Oracle
12 42 (20.69%) SQL Server
12 42 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (19.21%) Java
14 33 (16.26%) Life Science
14 33 (16.26%) Test Automation
15 32 (15.76%) ISTQB
16 31 (15.27%) PL/SQL
16 31 (15.27%) MySQL
17 28 (13.79%) Mathematics
17 28 (13.79%) V-Model
18 27 (13.30%) C#
19 26 (12.81%) Test Management
20 25 (12.32%) JMeter
21 24 (11.82%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.99%) IIS
3 1 (0.49%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (11.82%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.34%) MS Office
3 3 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.48%) SaaS
2 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.42%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.46%) Internet
3 2 (0.99%) IMAP
3 2 (0.99%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.99%) NAS
3 2 (0.99%) SMTP
3 2 (0.99%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.99%) SAN
3 2 (0.99%) SNMP
4 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.49%) MVNO
4 1 (0.49%) 4G
4 1 (0.49%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 31 (15.27%) MySQL
3 19 (9.36%) Relational Database
4 16 (7.88%) Oracle Database
5 15 (7.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 67 (33.00%) Selenium
2 48 (23.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 25 (12.32%) JMeter
4 15 (7.39%) LoadRunner
5 14 (6.90%) WebDriver
6 12 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (5.91%) JIRA
6 12 (5.91%) Visual Studio
7 10 (4.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (4.93%) Ant
8 5 (2.46%) Toad
9 4 (1.97%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.97%) NUnit
10 3 (1.48%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.99%) WebLOAD
11 2 (0.99%) Firebug
11 2 (0.99%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.99%) Behat
11 2 (0.99%) MbUnit
11 2 (0.99%) AQtime
General
1 15 (7.39%) Finance
2 7 (3.45%) Electronics
3 6 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (2.96%) Retail
4 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.97%) Games
6 3 (1.48%) Billing
7 2 (0.99%) Publishing
7 2 (0.99%) Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (23.65%) .NET
2 20 (9.85%) ASP.NET
3 16 (7.88%) Web Services
4 10 (4.93%) J2EE
5 6 (2.96%) .NET Framework
5 6 (2.96%) WinForms
5 6 (2.96%) HTML
6 5 (2.46%) CSS
7 2 (0.99%) jQuery
7 2 (0.99%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.99%) XML
7 2 (0.99%) MAPI
8 1 (0.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.67%) Computer Science
2 33 (16.26%) Life Science
3 28 (13.79%) Mathematics
4 23 (11.33%) Chemistry
5 20 (9.85%) Biology
6 16 (7.88%) Open Source
7 14 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (5.42%) Client/Server
9 10 (4.93%) Statistics
9 10 (4.93%) Visualisation
10 8 (3.94%) N-Tier
11 7 (3.45%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.97%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.97%) LIMS
13 3 (1.48%) NHS
13 3 (1.48%) Physics
14 1 (0.49%) EPoS
14 1 (0.49%) IVR
14 1 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
14 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 44 (21.67%) Windows
2 14 (6.90%) UNIX
3 10 (4.93%) Mac OS X
3 10 (4.93%) Solaris
3 10 (4.93%) Linux
4 6 (2.96%) Windows 8
4 6 (2.96%) Windows Vista
4 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.96%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.99%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (41.87%) Software Testing
2 74 (36.45%) Manual Testing
3 62 (30.54%) Test Scripting
4 45 (22.17%) Automated Testing
5 42 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (16.26%) Test Automation
7 28 (13.79%) V-Model
8 26 (12.81%) Test Management
9 21 (10.34%) Regression Testing
9 21 (10.34%) Software Engineering
10 17 (8.37%) System Testing
11 16 (7.88%) Performance Testing
12 14 (6.90%) Scrum
12 14 (6.90%) Workflow
13 11 (5.42%) Waterfall
14 10 (4.93%) Automation Testing
14 10 (4.93%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (4.43%) Content Management
16 7 (3.45%) Test Strategy
17 6 (2.96%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (38.42%) SQL
2 39 (19.21%) Java
3 31 (15.27%) PL/SQL
4 27 (13.30%) C#
5 18 (8.87%) Python
6 10 (4.93%) Shell Script
6 10 (4.93%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.46%) VB
8 5 (2.46%) VB6
9 4 (1.97%) PHP
10 3 (1.48%) C++
10 3 (1.48%) Ruby
11 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.99%) C
12 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 99 (48.77%) ISEB
2 74 (36.45%) Degree
3 44 (21.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 32 (15.76%) ISTQB
5 15 (7.39%) PhD
6 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.48%) MCSE
7 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (23.15%) QA
2 3 (1.48%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
1 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (8.37%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.99%) PureDisk
2 2 (0.99%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.99%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 57 (28.08%) Microsoft
2 42 (20.69%) Oracle
3 14 (6.90%) Citrix
4 11 (5.42%) HP
5 4 (1.97%) SunGard
6 2 (0.99%) VMware
6 2 (0.99%) Telerik
6 2 (0.99%) SAP
7 1 (0.49%) Sony
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