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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 339 348 387
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 98 87 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.41% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.43% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 84 79 47
Average salary £34,625 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.53% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,500 £35,400
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
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
20534 20105 21775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.58% 95.05% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 16099 16613 18648
Average salary £41,500 £40,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.10% +0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,700 £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 September 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 17 September 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 +19 48 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Hampshire +8 18 £32,500 +16.07% 6
Berkshire +14 14 £37,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £32,500 - 3
Kent -20 4 £35,000 +12.00%
Oxfordshire 0 2 £26,000 -22.96%
West Sussex -9 2 £32,500 +12.06% 2
East Sussex -29 1 - -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 113 (51.83%) ISEB
2 95 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (42.66%) SQL
4 86 (39.45%) Manual Testing
5 83 (38.07%) Software Testing
6 80 (36.70%) Selenium
7 78 (35.78%) Degree
8 69 (31.65%) Microsoft
9 62 (28.44%) Test Scripting
10 56 (25.69%) Windows
11 55 (25.23%) QuickTest Pro
12 51 (23.39%) Oracle
12 51 (23.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 50 (22.94%) Automated Testing
13 50 (22.94%) QA
14 49 (22.48%) .NET
14 49 (22.48%) Life Science
15 45 (20.64%) MySQL
16 42 (19.27%) SQL Server
17 41 (18.81%) Java
17 41 (18.81%) Computer Science
18 40 (18.35%) PL/SQL
19 36 (16.51%) Mathematics
20 35 (16.06%) Chemistry
20 35 (16.06%) Test Automation
21 34 (15.60%) JMeter
21 34 (15.60%) Test Management
22 32 (14.68%) ISTQB
22 32 (14.68%) Biology
23 30 (13.76%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.92%) IIS
3 1 (0.46%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (9.63%) MS Office
2 19 (8.72%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.29%) SaaS
2 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.13%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.38%) Internet
2 3 (1.38%) LTE
2 3 (1.38%) 4G
2 3 (1.38%) MVNO
3 2 (0.92%) SNMP
3 2 (0.92%) NAS
3 2 (0.92%) IMAP
3 2 (0.92%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.92%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.92%) SAN
3 2 (0.92%) SMTP
4 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (20.64%) MySQL
2 42 (19.27%) SQL Server
3 20 (9.17%) Relational Database
4 15 (6.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (5.96%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.92%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 80 (36.70%) Selenium
2 55 (25.23%) QuickTest Pro
3 34 (15.60%) JMeter
4 22 (10.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (6.88%) JIRA
6 14 (6.42%) Ant
7 13 (5.96%) Visual Studio
7 13 (5.96%) WebDriver
8 12 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (5.50%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.29%) Toad
10 4 (1.83%) TestDirector
11 3 (1.38%) NUnit
11 3 (1.38%) Subversion
11 3 (1.38%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
12 2 (0.92%) AQtime
12 2 (0.92%) WebLOAD
12 2 (0.92%) Firebug
12 2 (0.92%) Fiddler
General
1 17 (7.80%) Finance
2 13 (5.96%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.67%) Retail
5 7 (3.21%) Electronics
6 4 (1.83%) Billing
6 4 (1.83%) Games
6 4 (1.83%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) German Language
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (22.48%) .NET
2 30 (13.76%) Web Services
3 22 (10.09%) J2EE
4 21 (9.63%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.21%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.75%) HTML
6 6 (2.75%) WinForms
7 5 (2.29%) CSS
8 4 (1.83%) XML
9 2 (0.92%) MAPI
9 2 (0.92%) JSP
9 2 (0.92%) jQuery
10 1 (0.46%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (22.48%) Life Science
2 41 (18.81%) Computer Science
3 36 (16.51%) Mathematics
4 35 (16.06%) Chemistry
5 32 (14.68%) Biology
6 14 (6.42%) Visualisation
6 14 (6.42%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (5.96%) Open Source
7 13 (5.96%) Client/Server
8 10 (4.59%) N-Tier
8 10 (4.59%) Statistics
9 8 (3.67%) Biotechnology
10 7 (3.21%) Physics
10 7 (3.21%) Management Information System
11 6 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (1.83%) LIMS
12 4 (1.83%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.92%) NHS
13 2 (0.92%) IVR
13 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 56 (25.69%) Windows
2 24 (11.01%) Linux
3 22 (10.09%) Solaris
3 22 (10.09%) Mac OS X
4 21 (9.63%) UNIX
5 6 (2.75%) Windows 8
5 6 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.75%) Windows Vista
5 6 (2.75%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (39.45%) Manual Testing
3 83 (38.07%) Software Testing
4 62 (28.44%) Test Scripting
5 50 (22.94%) Automated Testing
6 35 (16.06%) Test Automation
7 34 (15.60%) Test Management
8 28 (12.84%) V-Model
9 26 (11.93%) Software Engineering
10 23 (10.55%) Regression Testing
11 17 (7.80%) System Testing
12 14 (6.42%) Workflow
13 13 (5.96%) Performance Testing
13 13 (5.96%) Waterfall
14 12 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (5.50%) Scrum
15 11 (5.05%) Content Management
16 8 (3.67%) E-Commerce
16 8 (3.67%) Bioinformatics
16 8 (3.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (42.66%) SQL
2 41 (18.81%) Java
3 40 (18.35%) PL/SQL
4 27 (12.39%) C#
5 15 (6.88%) Python
6 14 (6.42%) Shell Script
7 11 (5.05%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.21%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.29%) VB
9 5 (2.29%) VB6
10 3 (1.38%) Ruby
10 3 (1.38%) C
10 3 (1.38%) C++
11 2 (0.92%) PHP
11 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 113 (51.83%) ISEB
2 78 (35.78%) Degree
3 51 (23.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 32 (14.68%) ISTQB
5 23 (10.55%) PhD
6 3 (1.38%) MCSE
6 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (22.94%) QA
2 8 (3.67%) GLP
3 3 (1.38%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (0.92%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.92%) VMware ESX
1 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (13.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.92%) PureDisk
2 2 (0.92%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 69 (31.65%) Microsoft
2 51 (23.39%) Oracle
3 14 (6.42%) Citrix
4 12 (5.50%) HP
5 4 (1.83%) SunGard
6 2 (0.92%) SAP
6 2 (0.92%) VMware
6 2 (0.92%) Telerik
7 1 (0.46%) Sony
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