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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 374 369 345
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 80 84 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.35% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.37% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 74 67 105
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £45,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
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
20471 22682 21700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.04% 94.69% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16465 18087 17977
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 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +27 32 £42,500 +10.38%
Hampshire -3 20 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Berkshire +6 14 £35,000 -4.10% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £36,750 +22.50%
Kent +18 4 £27,500 -15.38%
Oxfordshire +8 4 £30,000 -25.00%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (50.00%) QA
3 67 (42.41%) Selenium
4 56 (35.44%) Automated Testing
5 53 (33.54%) SQL
6 50 (31.65%) Software Testing
7 44 (27.85%) ISEB
8 43 (27.22%) Java
9 42 (26.58%) Degree
9 42 (26.58%) Test Automation
10 40 (25.32%) ISTQB
10 40 (25.32%) HTML
11 39 (24.68%) Manual Testing
12 33 (20.89%) Windows
13 31 (19.62%) Microsoft
14 30 (18.99%) JavaScript
15 27 (17.09%) CSS
15 27 (17.09%) Scrum
15 27 (17.09%) Automation Testing
16 25 (15.82%) Waterfall
17 24 (15.19%) QuickTest Pro
18 22 (13.92%) System Testing
18 22 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
18 22 (13.92%) Test Scripting
18 22 (13.92%) Computer Science
18 22 (13.92%) .NET
19 20 (12.66%) WebDriver
19 20 (12.66%) Mentoring
20 19 (12.03%) C#
21 18 (11.39%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (0.63%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (3.80%) MS Office
2 5 (3.16%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.16%) VoIP
2 4 (2.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.27%) SSH
4 1 (0.63%) LTE
4 1 (0.63%) 4G
4 1 (0.63%) MVNO
4 1 (0.63%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.43%) MySQL
3 5 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 67 (42.41%) Selenium
2 24 (15.19%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (12.66%) WebDriver
4 16 (10.13%) FitNesse
4 16 (10.13%) JIRA
5 15 (9.49%) WatiN
6 12 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (7.59%) Eclipse
7 10 (6.33%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.16%) Subversion
9 4 (2.53%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.90%) NUnit
10 3 (1.90%) Toad
10 3 (1.90%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.90%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.90%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.27%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (1.27%) InstallShield
11 2 (1.27%) JMeter
General
1 12 (7.59%) Finance
2 11 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.06%) Banking
4 4 (2.53%) Retail
4 4 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.53%) Games
5 2 (1.27%) Billing
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (25.32%) HTML
2 27 (17.09%) CSS
3 22 (13.92%) .NET
4 17 (10.76%) XML
5 15 (9.49%) jQuery
6 9 (5.70%) Web Services
7 8 (5.06%) HTML5
8 5 (3.16%) WinForms
8 5 (3.16%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.90%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.27%) CSS3
11 1 (0.63%) Java EE
11 1 (0.63%) LAMP
11 1 (0.63%) J2EE
11 1 (0.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.92%) Computer Science
2 18 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.96%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.70%) Client/Server
5 8 (5.06%) N-Tier
6 6 (3.80%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.90%) LIMS
7 3 (1.90%) Open Source
8 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.27%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.27%) Physics
8 2 (1.27%) IVR
8 2 (1.27%) Statistics
9 1 (0.63%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.89%) Windows
2 13 (8.23%) Linux
3 7 (4.43%) UNIX
4 4 (2.53%) Solaris
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (35.44%) Automated Testing
3 50 (31.65%) Software Testing
4 42 (26.58%) Test Automation
5 39 (24.68%) Manual Testing
6 27 (17.09%) Scrum
6 27 (17.09%) Automation Testing
7 25 (15.82%) Waterfall
8 22 (13.92%) System Testing
8 22 (13.92%) Test Scripting
8 22 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (12.66%) Mentoring
10 17 (10.76%) Line Management
10 17 (10.76%) Test Management
11 16 (10.13%) E-Commerce
12 15 (9.49%) Performance Testing
13 12 (7.59%) Performance Management
14 11 (6.96%) Software Engineering
15 10 (6.33%) Project Management
15 10 (6.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (33.54%) SQL
2 43 (27.22%) Java
3 30 (18.99%) JavaScript
4 19 (12.03%) C#
5 11 (6.96%) C++
6 9 (5.70%) Python
7 6 (3.80%) PHP
8 5 (3.16%) VB6
8 5 (3.16%) VB
9 4 (2.53%) Ruby
9 4 (2.53%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.90%) Perl
10 3 (1.90%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.27%) C
12 1 (0.63%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (27.85%) ISEB
2 42 (26.58%) Degree
3 40 (25.32%) ISTQB
4 10 (6.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (2.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (6.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.16%) Oracle
2 5 (3.16%) VMware
3 3 (1.90%) Citrix
4 2 (1.27%) CA
4 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.27%) HP
5 1 (0.63%) SAP
5 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
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Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Great benefits, see advert
Posted: 7 days ago
Windsor
The People Network
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Auto Integrate
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Posted: 24 days ago