The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 368 389 363
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 64 71 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.34% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.35% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 61 67 94
Median salary £31,500 £32,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
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
17949 20098 22128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.20% 96.81% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15281 16494 17631
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 28 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +9 19 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Berkshire +22 18 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Surrey +16 12 £31,500 -21.25% 1
Oxfordshire -17 5 £23,500 -32.85% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 3 £32,500 - 1
East Sussex +8 3 - -
West Sussex -7 3 £28,500 +3.63%
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 65 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (47.24%) QA
3 51 (40.16%) Selenium
4 50 (39.37%) Software Testing
5 49 (38.58%) SQL
6 46 (36.22%) Windows
7 44 (34.65%) C#
8 38 (29.92%) Test Scripting
9 36 (28.35%) Manual Testing
9 36 (28.35%) Degree
10 33 (25.98%) Microsoft
11 32 (25.20%) .NET
12 31 (24.41%) Automated Testing
13 28 (22.05%) Finance
13 28 (22.05%) SQL Server
13 28 (22.05%) ISEB
13 28 (22.05%) Test Automation
14 23 (18.11%) Regression Testing
14 23 (18.11%) Scrum
15 21 (16.54%) Python
15 21 (16.54%) Java
16 20 (15.75%) ISTQB
16 20 (15.75%) WebDriver
16 20 (15.75%) Computer Science
17 18 (14.17%) SDLC
17 18 (14.17%) Software Engineering
17 18 (14.17%) C++
18 17 (13.39%) Automation Testing
18 17 (13.39%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (13.39%) Windows Server

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (9.45%) IIS
2 6 (4.72%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) GitHub
1 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.79%) Google Tag Manager
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.66%) SAN
1 11 (8.66%) Wireshark
2 10 (7.87%) IMAP
2 10 (7.87%) NAS
2 10 (7.87%) SMTP
3 3 (2.36%) HTTP
4 2 (1.57%) VoIP
5 1 (0.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.36%) MS Access
4 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.79%) Big Data
6 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.79%) MySQL
6 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 51 (40.16%) Selenium
2 20 (15.75%) WebDriver
3 11 (8.66%) AQtime
3 11 (8.66%) JIRA
3 11 (8.66%) JMeter
3 11 (8.66%) WebLOAD
4 10 (7.87%) SoapUI
5 9 (7.09%) HP UFT
6 7 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (4.72%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.94%) Protractor
9 4 (3.15%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.15%) NUnit
10 3 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.36%) JUnit
10 3 (2.36%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.57%) eggPlant
11 2 (1.57%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.57%) TestNG
General
1 28 (22.05%) Finance
2 13 (10.24%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.09%) Retail
4 8 (6.30%) Marketing
5 7 (5.51%) Banking
6 4 (3.15%) Electronics
6 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.36%) Automotive
8 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.20%) .NET
2 13 (10.24%) Web Services
3 10 (7.87%) MAPI
4 8 (6.30%) XML
5 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET
5 7 (5.51%) HTML
6 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.15%) LAMP
7 3 (2.36%) CSS
7 3 (2.36%) SOAP
8 2 (1.57%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.57%) Ajax
8 2 (1.57%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.57%) XHTML
9 1 (0.79%) CSS3
9 1 (0.79%) LESS
9 1 (0.79%) Node.js
9 1 (0.79%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (0.79%) REST
9 1 (0.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.75%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.87%) Client/Server
3 9 (7.09%) N-Tier
4 7 (5.51%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.94%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.57%) iSeries
7 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (36.22%) Windows
2 17 (13.39%) Windows Server
3 15 (11.81%) Linux
4 6 (4.72%) Unix
4 6 (4.72%) Windows 8
4 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.72%) Windows Vista
4 6 (4.72%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.15%) Solaris
6 3 (2.36%) Android
7 2 (1.57%) AIX
7 2 (1.57%) CentOS
7 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (39.37%) Software Testing
3 38 (29.92%) Test Scripting
4 36 (28.35%) Manual Testing
5 31 (24.41%) Automated Testing
6 28 (22.05%) Test Automation
7 23 (18.11%) Regression Testing
7 23 (18.11%) Scrum
8 18 (14.17%) SDLC
8 18 (14.17%) Software Engineering
9 17 (13.39%) Automation Testing
9 17 (13.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (12.60%) Mentoring
11 15 (11.81%) Performance Testing
12 13 (10.24%) Functional Testing
13 12 (9.45%) TDD
14 11 (8.66%) Benchmarking
14 11 (8.66%) Performance Engineering
14 11 (8.66%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (7.87%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (38.58%) SQL
2 44 (34.65%) C#
3 21 (16.54%) Java
3 21 (16.54%) Python
4 18 (14.17%) C++
5 16 (12.60%) JavaScript
6 12 (9.45%) Ruby
7 10 (7.87%) Perl
8 8 (6.30%) PHP
9 7 (5.51%) C
10 6 (4.72%) T-SQL
11 4 (3.15%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.57%) VC++
13 1 (0.79%) VB
13 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (28.35%) Degree
2 28 (22.05%) ISEB
3 20 (15.75%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.51%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (47.24%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.87%) VMware ESX
2 10 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) Perfmon
2 6 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (25.98%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.87%) VMware
3 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.15%) SAP
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle
5 2 (1.57%) HP
5 2 (1.57%) IBM
6 1 (0.79%) Google
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