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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
England / South East
Rank 314 380 364
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 73 66 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.35% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.36% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 70 62 98
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £20,600 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £47,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
14358 18405 20249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.75% 96.71% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11906 15802 16555
Median salary £43,500 £44,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.24% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +31 23 £32,500 +44.44% 4
Surrey +51 17 £31,500 -25.88%
Oxfordshire +11 15 £31,500 +40.00% 3
West Sussex +13 8 £35,000 - 1
Berkshire +45 6 £27,500 -33.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +15 6 £33,750 +3.05% 1
Kent +17 2 £35,000 +37.25%
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 62 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (45.61%) Software Testing
3 46 (40.35%) Selenium
4 39 (34.21%) Test Scripting
4 39 (34.21%) Automated Testing
5 38 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 36 (31.58%) Degree
6 36 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 35 (30.70%) SQL Server
7 35 (30.70%) QA
8 34 (29.82%) SQL
8 34 (29.82%) JIRA
9 29 (25.44%) Windows
10 28 (24.56%) ISEB
11 27 (23.68%) Java
12 23 (20.18%) C#
12 23 (20.18%) Automation Testing
12 23 (20.18%) Test Automation
13 20 (17.54%) E-Commerce
14 18 (15.79%) MySQL
14 18 (15.79%) ISTQB
15 17 (14.91%) Regression Testing
15 17 (14.91%) Finance
15 17 (14.91%) Scrum
16 16 (14.04%) Issue Tracking
16 16 (14.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (14.04%) Performance Testing
17 14 (12.28%) Trac
17 14 (12.28%) Relational Database
17 14 (12.28%) Bugzilla

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 4 (3.51%) Confluence
2 2 (1.75%) JBoss
2 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (11.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (30.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (15.79%) MySQL
3 14 (12.28%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 46 (40.35%) Selenium
2 34 (29.82%) JIRA
3 14 (12.28%) Bugzilla
3 14 (12.28%) Trac
4 10 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 5 (4.39%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.51%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.51%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.51%) HP UFT
7 4 (3.51%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.51%) Subversion
8 3 (2.63%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.75%) Hudson
9 2 (1.75%) JMeter
9 2 (1.75%) JUnit
9 2 (1.75%) Maven
9 2 (1.75%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.75%) TestNG
9 2 (1.75%) Toad
General
1 17 (14.91%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Banking
3 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.39%) Marketing
5 4 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.63%) Electronics
6 3 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.75%) Automotive
7 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.28%) .NET
2 12 (10.53%) HTML
3 8 (7.02%) Web Services
4 6 (5.26%) CSS
4 6 (5.26%) HTML5
5 5 (4.39%) XML
6 4 (3.51%) COM
6 4 (3.51%) jQuery
6 4 (3.51%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.75%) CSS3
7 2 (1.75%) J2EE
7 2 (1.75%) JMS
7 2 (1.75%) JSON
7 2 (1.75%) JSP
7 2 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.75%) Spring MVC
7 2 (1.75%) XHTML
7 2 (1.75%) XSD
7 2 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.14%) iPad
2 7 (6.14%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.14%) User Experience
3 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.63%) iPhone
6 2 (1.75%) Social Network
6 2 (1.75%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.88%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.44%) Windows
2 11 (9.65%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.89%) Windows Vista
4 7 (6.14%) Unix
5 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.39%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.51%) Android
7 4 (3.51%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.75%) Linux
9 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.88%) Debian
9 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.88%) Solaris
9 1 (0.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (45.61%) Software Testing
3 39 (34.21%) Automated Testing
3 39 (34.21%) Test Scripting
4 38 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 23 (20.18%) Automation Testing
5 23 (20.18%) Test Automation
6 20 (17.54%) E-Commerce
7 17 (14.91%) Regression Testing
7 17 (14.91%) Scrum
8 16 (14.04%) Issue Tracking
8 16 (14.04%) Performance Testing
9 11 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (9.65%) Functional Testing
10 9 (7.89%) SDLC
10 9 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (7.02%) Exploratory Testing
12 7 (6.14%) System Testing
13 6 (5.26%) Release Management
13 6 (5.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.82%) SQL
2 27 (23.68%) Java
3 23 (20.18%) C#
4 13 (11.40%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.02%) C++
6 6 (5.26%) Python
6 6 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.26%) VB
7 3 (2.63%) Perl
8 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.75%) Ruby
8 2 (1.75%) VB6
9 1 (0.88%) C
9 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (31.58%) Degree
2 28 (24.56%) ISEB
3 18 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 16 (14.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (30.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.89%) SAP
3 5 (4.39%) Oracle
4 2 (1.75%) Apple
4 2 (1.75%) Facebook
4 2 (1.75%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.75%) T-Plan
5 1 (0.88%) Infor
5 1 (0.88%) Sage
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