The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 217 198 222
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 268 324 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.39% 1.55% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.84% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 238 294 178
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16458 17569 17093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.52% 84.16% 83.22%
Number of salaries quoted 13939 14185 13396
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South East region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in the South East

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in the South East

Software Testing
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 Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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
Hampshire +13 64 £32,500 - 7
Surrey -23 61 £31,500 -14.28% 4
Buckinghamshire +19 38 £37,600 +15.69% 5
Berkshire -72 28 £41,250 -8.33% 15
Oxfordshire +12 25 £40,000 +56.86% 8
Kent +10 23 £34,250 -19.41% 1
West Sussex +3 19 £45,000 +44.00% 2
East Sussex +16 8 £35,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £50,000 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 233 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (35.53%) QA
3 186 (31.47%) ISEB
4 165 (27.92%) ISTQB
5 160 (27.07%) SQL
6 136 (23.01%) Test Scripting
7 135 (22.84%) Degree
7 135 (22.84%) Selenium
8 129 (21.83%) Finance
9 119 (20.14%) Automated Testing
10 113 (19.12%) Functional Testing
11 107 (18.10%) Test Automation
12 106 (17.94%) Regression Testing
13 104 (17.60%) Manual Testing
14 103 (17.43%) Java
15 101 (17.09%) SDLC
16 99 (16.75%) Windows
17 96 (16.24%) C#
17 96 (16.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 95 (16.07%) SQL Server
18 95 (16.07%) Software Engineering
19 94 (15.91%) Microsoft
20 89 (15.06%) User Acceptance Testing
21 88 (14.89%) Scrum
22 83 (14.04%) Linux
23 80 (13.54%) HP
24 73 (12.35%) Python
25 66 (11.17%) MS Excel
26 64 (10.83%) Test Management
27 62 (10.49%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (3.89%) ColdFusion
2 13 (2.20%) Confluence
3 12 (2.03%) IIS
4 9 (1.52%) Apache
5 8 (1.35%) Node.js
6 7 (1.18%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.02%) JBoss
8 5 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.17%) CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Jetty
10 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 66 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 39 (6.60%) MS Office
3 12 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.03%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.86%) Network Security
1 11 (1.86%) VoIP
2 8 (1.35%) HTTP
3 6 (1.02%) CTI
3 6 (1.02%) Internet
3 6 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.68%) Extranet
4 4 (0.68%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (0.51%) LAN
5 3 (0.51%) WAN
6 2 (0.34%) DNS
6 2 (0.34%) Firewall
6 2 (0.34%) MPLS
6 2 (0.34%) PPP
6 2 (0.34%) SNMP
6 2 (0.34%) VPN
7 1 (0.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.26%) MySQL
3 21 (3.55%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.35%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.02%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.68%) GIS
9 4 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.34%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 135 (22.84%) Selenium
2 52 (8.80%) JIRA
3 50 (8.46%) HP UFT
4 45 (7.61%) Visual Studio
5 42 (7.11%) Jenkins
6 41 (6.94%) WebDriver
7 40 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (4.40%) Subversion
9 24 (4.06%) Git (software)
10 23 (3.89%) Cucumber
11 20 (3.38%) SoapUI
12 19 (3.21%) JMeter
13 13 (2.20%) Bugzilla
14 12 (2.03%) InstallShield
15 11 (1.86%) Protractor
16 10 (1.69%) LoadRunner
16 10 (1.69%) Maven
16 10 (1.69%) SpecFlow
16 10 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 8 (1.35%) Hudson
General
1 129 (21.83%) Finance
2 59 (9.98%) Telecoms
3 36 (6.09%) Banking
4 32 (5.41%) Retail
5 22 (3.72%) Games
6 17 (2.88%) Marketing
7 16 (2.71%) Automotive
8 12 (2.03%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.68%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.68%) Electronics
12 3 (0.51%) Advertising
12 3 (0.51%) Local Government
13 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 203 (34.35%) Analyst
2 161 (27.24%) Test Analyst
3 128 (21.66%) Tester
4 117 (19.80%) Test Engineer
5 67 (11.34%) Software Tester
6 61 (10.32%) Software Test Engineer
7 51 (8.63%) QA Engineer
8 50 (8.46%) QA Tester
9 49 (8.29%) Software Analyst
10 48 (8.12%) QA Analyst
11 42 (7.11%) Test Manager
12 41 (6.94%) Test Leader
13 38 (6.43%) QA Test Analyst
14 37 (6.26%) Developer
15 35 (5.92%) Software Test Analyst
16 34 (5.75%) QA Test Engineer
17 33 (5.58%) Senior Test Engineer
18 30 (5.08%) Automation Analyst
19 28 (4.74%) Automation Tester
20 27 (4.57%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (10.15%) .NET
2 47 (7.95%) XML
3 42 (7.11%) HTML
4 39 (6.60%) Web Services
5 21 (3.55%) CSS
6 18 (3.05%) LAMP
7 16 (2.71%) SOAP
8 9 (1.52%) .NET Framework
8 9 (1.52%) J2EE
9 8 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
9 8 (1.35%) jQuery
9 8 (1.35%) WinForms
10 6 (1.02%) Ajax
10 6 (1.02%) CGI
10 6 (1.02%) HTML5
10 6 (1.02%) JSON
10 6 (1.02%) REST
10 6 (1.02%) RESTful
10 6 (1.02%) Spring
10 6 (1.02%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.78%) Computer Science
2 38 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.74%) Mathematics
4 27 (4.57%) Mobile App
5 24 (4.06%) Derivative
6 22 (3.72%) Client/Server
7 16 (2.71%) Digital Media
8 13 (2.20%) IVR
9 10 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.69%) Statistics
10 8 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
10 8 (1.35%) Wiki
11 6 (1.02%) Replication
11 6 (1.02%) User Experience
12 5 (0.85%) Streaming Video
13 4 (0.68%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (0.51%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.51%) AS400
14 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 99 (16.75%) Windows
2 83 (14.04%) Linux
3 45 (7.61%) Unix
4 22 (3.72%) CentOS
4 22 (3.72%) Oracle Linux
4 22 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.71%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.86%) Solaris
7 9 (1.52%) Android
8 7 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) MVS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (23.01%) Test Scripting
3 119 (20.14%) Automated Testing
4 113 (19.12%) Functional Testing
5 107 (18.10%) Test Automation
6 106 (17.94%) Regression Testing
7 104 (17.60%) Manual Testing
8 101 (17.09%) SDLC
9 95 (16.07%) Software Engineering
10 89 (15.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 88 (14.89%) Scrum
12 64 (10.83%) Test Management
13 62 (10.49%) Test Strategy
14 58 (9.81%) Non-Functional Testing
15 49 (8.29%) Project Management
16 46 (7.78%) Automation Testing
16 46 (7.78%) TDD
17 45 (7.61%) Waterfall
18 39 (6.60%) E-Commerce
18 39 (6.60%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (27.07%) SQL
2 103 (17.43%) Java
3 96 (16.24%) C#
4 73 (12.35%) Python
5 54 (9.14%) Perl
6 51 (8.63%) JavaScript
7 46 (7.78%) PHP
8 42 (7.11%) C++
9 34 (5.75%) Ruby
10 29 (4.91%) T-SQL
11 27 (4.57%) Bash Shell
12 26 (4.40%) Shell Script
13 23 (3.89%) C
14 18 (3.05%) VBScript
15 17 (2.88%) VB
16 12 (2.03%) PowerShell
17 6 (1.02%) R
18 5 (0.85%) MATLAB
19 4 (0.68%) VB.NET
20 2 (0.34%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 186 (31.47%) ISEB
2 165 (27.92%) ISTQB
3 135 (22.84%) Degree
4 96 (16.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 44 (7.45%) Security Cleared
6 22 (3.72%) RHCE
6 22 (3.72%) RHCSA
7 11 (1.86%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.86%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (1.52%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.18%) CCNA
10 7 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.18%) HND
10 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
11 6 (1.02%) CHECK Team Leader
12 5 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (35.53%) QA
2 10 (1.69%) COSO
2 10 (1.69%) ISO 9001
2 10 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.69%) ISO22301
2 10 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.35%) HL7
4 5 (0.85%) ISO13485
4 5 (0.85%) MISRA
5 4 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.68%) SDET
6 3 (0.51%) SLA
7 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.51%) Firmware
3 3 (0.51%) XenApp
3 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.51%) XenServer
4 1 (0.17%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 60 (10.15%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (3.72%) Puppet
3 10 (1.69%) Nessus
3 10 (1.69%) Nmap
4 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 94 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 80 (13.54%) HP
3 41 (6.94%) Oracle
4 34 (5.75%) Red Hat
5 26 (4.40%) VMware
6 11 (1.86%) TOWER Software
7 10 (1.69%) Coverity
7 10 (1.69%) MKS
8 6 (1.02%) SAP
9 5 (0.85%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.85%) IBM
10 4 (0.68%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.51%) Cisco
11 3 (0.51%) Citrix
11 3 (0.51%) Red Gate
11 3 (0.51%) Splunk
12 2 (0.34%) F5
12 2 (0.34%) T-Plan
13 1 (0.17%) ArcSight
13 1 (0.17%) Tableau
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