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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 368 356 345
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 70 97 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.46% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 66 85 71
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
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
19717 21123 20195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.62% 94.88% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16358 16603 16647
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -22 22 £40,000 +17.64% 1
Hampshire +6 13 £32,500 -5.10%
West Sussex +4 10 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 10 £32,500 - 1
Berkshire +5 7 £34,000 -2.85% 2
Oxfordshire +6 5 £35,000 +48.93% 1
Kent -4 2 £34,625 -1.07% 1
East Sussex +16 1 £35,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 51 (44.74%) QA
2 50 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (43.86%) SQL
3 41 (35.96%) Manual Testing
4 38 (33.33%) ISEB
5 34 (29.82%) Automated Testing
6 33 (28.95%) Software Testing
7 32 (28.07%) Selenium
8 31 (27.19%) Regression Testing
8 31 (27.19%) Windows
9 29 (25.44%) C#
10 28 (24.56%) SQL Server
11 27 (23.68%) .NET
11 27 (23.68%) Test Scripting
12 26 (22.81%) Microsoft
13 23 (20.18%) ISTQB
14 22 (19.30%) Finance
15 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET
15 20 (17.54%) Degree
16 19 (16.67%) MS Excel
17 18 (15.79%) T-SQL
18 17 (14.91%) User Acceptance Testing
19 15 (13.16%) Project Management
19 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
20 14 (12.28%) Automation Testing
20 14 (12.28%) Test Management
21 13 (11.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
22 12 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
22 12 (10.53%) Test Automation
22 12 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (10.53%) IIS
2 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.75%) Node.js
4 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.75%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.39%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.75%) MySQL
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (28.07%) Selenium
2 13 (11.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 11 (9.65%) JIRA
4 10 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (7.02%) WebDriver
6 6 (5.26%) HP UFT
6 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.63%) FitNesse
7 3 (2.63%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.75%) Zephyr
8 2 (1.75%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.75%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.75%) WatiN
8 2 (1.75%) Toad
8 2 (1.75%) Subversion
8 2 (1.75%) JMeter
9 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.88%) NUnit
9 1 (0.88%) TestPartner
General
1 22 (19.30%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.02%) Banking
4 5 (4.39%) Retail
5 3 (2.63%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.68%) .NET
2 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET
3 12 (10.53%) HTML
4 7 (6.14%) CSS
5 5 (4.39%) XML
6 3 (2.63%) Web Services
7 1 (0.88%) WinForms
7 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.02%) Mathematics
3 7 (6.14%) Client/Server
4 6 (5.26%) AS400
4 6 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.26%) iSeries
5 5 (4.39%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.88%) User Experience
7 1 (0.88%) Physics
7 1 (0.88%) Handset
7 1 (0.88%) IVR
7 1 (0.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.19%) Windows
2 12 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (7.02%) Linux
4 7 (6.14%) Solaris
4 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.75%) UNIX
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (35.96%) Manual Testing
3 34 (29.82%) Automated Testing
4 33 (28.95%) Software Testing
5 31 (27.19%) Regression Testing
6 27 (23.68%) Test Scripting
7 17 (14.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (13.16%) Project Management
9 14 (12.28%) Test Management
9 14 (12.28%) Automation Testing
10 12 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 12 (10.53%) Project Planning
11 10 (8.77%) CRM
12 8 (7.02%) Scrum
12 8 (7.02%) Integration Testing
13 7 (6.14%) Software Engineering
13 7 (6.14%) Mentoring
14 6 (5.26%) Performance Testing
15 5 (4.39%) Content Management
15 5 (4.39%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 50 (43.86%) SQL
2 29 (25.44%) C#
3 18 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 12 (10.53%) Java
5 9 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.39%) PHP
7 2 (1.75%) Python
8 1 (0.88%) VB6
8 1 (0.88%) Ruby
8 1 (0.88%) VB
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (33.33%) ISEB
2 23 (20.18%) ISTQB
3 20 (17.54%) Degree
4 8 (7.02%) Security Cleared
4 8 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.39%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (44.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.51%) HP
3 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle
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