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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 183 208 148
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -60
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 313 224 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.53% 1.11% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.38% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 274 158 367
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,550 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
16532 16239 17318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 80.91% 80.24% 77.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13340 12832 14779
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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 +42 99 £37,500 -3.84% 11
Berkshire +35 91 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Hampshire -20 70 £32,500 +18.18% 9
Buckinghamshire +11 14 £32,500 - 2
Kent +5 13 £42,500 +4.29% 3
West Sussex +1 12 £35,000 +59.09% 2
Oxfordshire -16 9 £25,500 -27.14% 3
East Sussex -27 3 £35,000 +29.62% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 271 (37.53%) SQL
2 251 (34.76%) ISEB
3 245 (33.93%) QA
4 240 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
5 223 (30.89%) Finance
6 172 (23.82%) ISTQB
7 168 (23.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 154 (21.33%) Microsoft
9 151 (20.91%) Java
10 150 (20.78%) Degree
11 146 (20.22%) Test Automation
12 143 (19.81%) Selenium
13 142 (19.67%) Windows
14 136 (18.84%) Test Management
15 133 (18.42%) C#
16 123 (17.04%) Test Scripting
17 116 (16.07%) Linux
18 108 (14.96%) HP
18 108 (14.96%) User Acceptance Testing
19 106 (14.68%) HP Quality Center
20 102 (14.13%) Oracle
21 99 (13.71%) QuickTest Pro
22 97 (13.43%) Automated Testing
23 96 (13.30%) Telecoms
24 95 (13.16%) SQL Server
25 94 (13.02%) Web Services
26 91 (12.60%) Scrum
27 90 (12.47%) Python
28 88 (12.19%) Perl
29 86 (11.91%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 9 (1.25%) Apache
1 9 (1.25%) Tomcat
2 7 (0.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 5 (0.69%) Drupal
3 5 (0.69%) IIS
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.28%) CMS
6 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.14%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 67 (9.28%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.68%) MS Office
3 4 (0.55%) MS Project
4 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.11%) SaaS
2 4 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.88%) TCP/IP
2 26 (3.60%) DNS
3 21 (2.91%) DHCP
4 20 (2.77%) Internet
5 14 (1.94%) HTTP
6 13 (1.80%) MVNO
7 11 (1.52%) 3G
7 11 (1.52%) VoIP
8 10 (1.39%) Broadband
9 8 (1.11%) Wireless
10 7 (0.97%) LTE
11 6 (0.83%) Network Security
12 5 (0.69%) 4G
12 5 (0.69%) CTI
12 5 (0.69%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.55%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.55%) LAN
13 4 (0.55%) WAN
14 3 (0.42%) SMS
14 3 (0.42%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.96%) MySQL
3 35 (4.85%) Oracle Database
4 27 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (3.60%) Relational Database
6 22 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (2.35%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.39%) Oracle ODI
11 10 (1.39%) Oracle Exadata
11 10 (1.39%) DB2
11 10 (1.39%) DataStage
11 10 (1.39%) SQLPlus
11 10 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.83%) MS Access
13 3 (0.42%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 143 (19.81%) Selenium
2 99 (13.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 63 (8.73%) JIRA
4 57 (7.89%) WebDriver
5 35 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (4.57%) Jenkins
6 33 (4.57%) JMeter
7 30 (4.16%) Visual Studio
8 23 (3.19%) Subversion
9 22 (3.05%) NUnit
10 21 (2.91%) Cucumber
11 17 (2.35%) MSI
12 16 (2.22%) LoadRunner
12 16 (2.22%) SoapUI
13 15 (2.08%) TestComplete
14 14 (1.94%) Toad
15 13 (1.80%) JUnit
16 12 (1.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 11 (1.52%) InstallShield
18 10 (1.39%) Ranorex
General
1 223 (30.89%) Finance
2 96 (13.30%) Telecoms
3 60 (8.31%) Banking
4 55 (7.62%) Retail
5 37 (5.12%) Aerospace
6 28 (3.88%) Marketing
7 27 (3.74%) Billing
8 18 (2.49%) Electronics
9 13 (1.80%) Advertising
10 12 (1.66%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.25%) Front Office
12 7 (0.97%) Automotive
13 5 (0.69%) Legal
14 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.42%) Publishing
15 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Local Government
15 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 247 (34.21%) Analyst
2 189 (26.18%) Test Analyst
3 121 (16.76%) Tester
4 103 (14.27%) Test Engineer
5 98 (13.57%) Developer
6 74 (10.25%) Software Engineer
7 65 (9.00%) Test Manager
8 62 (8.59%) Software Tester
9 54 (7.48%) QA Engineer
10 49 (6.79%) QA Analyst
11 40 (5.54%) Software Test Engineer
12 37 (5.12%) Senior Analyst
13 36 (4.99%) Consultant
13 36 (4.99%) Software Developer
14 34 (4.71%) Software Test Analyst
15 33 (4.57%) Test Consultant
16 32 (4.43%) Automation Engineer
17 29 (4.02%) Administrator
18 24 (3.32%) Junior
19 20 (2.77%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (13.02%) Web Services
2 86 (11.91%) XML
3 73 (10.11%) HTML
3 73 (10.11%) .NET
4 35 (4.85%) LAMP
5 33 (4.57%) CSS
6 20 (2.77%) SOAP
7 18 (2.49%) ASP.NET
8 15 (2.08%) jQuery
9 13 (1.80%) WPF
10 12 (1.66%) HTML5
11 11 (1.52%) Spring
11 11 (1.52%) Ajax
11 11 (1.52%) WSDL
11 11 (1.52%) XSD
12 10 (1.39%) Regular Expression
13 8 (1.11%) CSS3
13 8 (1.11%) Symfony
14 7 (0.97%) LINQ
14 7 (0.97%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 79 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (9.83%) Computer Science
3 38 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 28 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (3.32%) Open Source
6 20 (2.77%) Physics
7 19 (2.63%) Client/Server
7 19 (2.63%) User Experience
8 17 (2.35%) Derivative
9 11 (1.52%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.39%) Smartphone
10 10 (1.39%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.25%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.25%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.25%) Replication
11 9 (1.25%) VHDL
12 8 (1.11%) 3D Graphics
12 8 (1.11%) GIS
12 8 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (0.97%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 142 (19.67%) Windows
2 116 (16.07%) Linux
3 86 (11.91%) UNIX
4 21 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (2.77%) CentOS
6 18 (2.49%) Solaris
7 17 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (2.22%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (1.39%) Android
11 8 (1.11%) AIX
12 6 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.69%) openSUSE
13 5 (0.69%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.14%) Tizen
16 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (20.22%) Test Automation
3 136 (18.84%) Test Management
4 123 (17.04%) Test Scripting
5 108 (14.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 97 (13.43%) Automated Testing
7 91 (12.60%) Scrum
8 84 (11.63%) Manual Testing
9 80 (11.08%) Regression Testing
10 79 (10.94%) Test Planning
11 76 (10.53%) Test Strategy
12 67 (9.28%) Software Engineering
13 62 (8.59%) ITIL
13 62 (8.59%) Performance Testing
14 55 (7.62%) Automation Testing
15 51 (7.06%) Mentoring
16 47 (6.51%) OO
17 46 (6.37%) Workflow
18 44 (6.09%) Service Delivery
19 43 (5.96%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 271 (37.53%) SQL
2 151 (20.91%) Java
3 133 (18.42%) C#
4 90 (12.47%) Python
5 88 (12.19%) Perl
6 81 (11.22%) C++
7 66 (9.14%) JavaScript
8 63 (8.73%) C
9 48 (6.65%) PHP
10 30 (4.16%) Bash Shell
11 29 (4.02%) VB
12 24 (3.32%) Shell Script
13 17 (2.35%) MATLAB
13 17 (2.35%) Ruby
14 15 (2.08%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.66%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.52%) T-SQL
17 10 (1.39%) Delphi
18 8 (1.11%) VBScript
19 7 (0.97%) VB6
Qualifications
1 251 (34.76%) ISEB
2 172 (23.82%) ISTQB
3 168 (23.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 150 (20.78%) Degree
5 49 (6.79%) Security Cleared
6 44 (6.09%) SC Cleared
7 33 (4.57%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.94%) RHCE
8 14 (1.94%) PhD
8 14 (1.94%) RHCSA
9 7 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.55%) CSQA
11 3 (0.42%) MCSE
12 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.28%) MBA
12 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.14%) AAT
13 1 (0.14%) HNC
13 1 (0.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (33.93%) QA
2 20 (2.77%) SLA
3 11 (1.52%) GAMP
4 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.83%) Firmware
5 4 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.55%) KVM
6 3 (0.42%) NFS
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 106 (14.68%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (2.49%) SCCM
3 15 (2.08%) Puppet
4 5 (0.69%) Control-M
5 4 (0.55%) Nagios
5 4 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 154 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 108 (14.96%) HP
3 102 (14.13%) Oracle
4 48 (6.65%) VMware
5 33 (4.57%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.52%) Citrix
7 10 (1.39%) Business Objects
7 10 (1.39%) Cognos
8 6 (0.83%) Mapinfo
8 6 (0.83%) MathWorks
9 4 (0.55%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.55%) Telerik
9 4 (0.55%) Red Gate
10 3 (0.42%) F5
10 3 (0.42%) Huawei
10 3 (0.42%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.42%) Redknee
11 2 (0.28%) Pegasus
11 2 (0.28%) IBM
12 1 (0.14%) SAP
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