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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 174 191 162
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 343 268 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.66% 1.28% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.58% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 309 190 308
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
16789 16912 16875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.27% 80.50% 77.90%
Number of salaries quoted 13531 13258 14043
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +51 100 £37,500 -3.84% 9
Berkshire +32 98 £45,000 +9.75% 9
Hampshire -7 89 £35,000 +27.27% 13
Kent +24 18 £42,375 -17.71% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 13 £32,500 -3.70% 2
West Sussex -1 11 £36,250 +3.57%
Oxfordshire -14 8 £25,500 -46.31% 1
East Sussex -31 1 £35,000 +29.62%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 255 (37.01%) SQL
2 239 (34.69%) QA
3 224 (32.51%) ISEB
4 220 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
5 198 (28.74%) Finance
6 183 (26.56%) ISTQB
7 172 (24.96%) Test Automation
8 153 (22.21%) C#
9 150 (21.77%) Windows
10 149 (21.63%) Microsoft
11 145 (21.04%) Degree
12 143 (20.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 131 (19.01%) Selenium
14 129 (18.72%) Java
15 120 (17.42%) Test Scripting
16 112 (16.26%) Linux
17 111 (16.11%) Test Management
18 101 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
19 98 (14.22%) SQL Server
19 98 (14.22%) Scrum
20 94 (13.64%) Python
20 94 (13.64%) Automated Testing
21 92 (13.35%) HP Quality Center
21 92 (13.35%) C++
21 92 (13.35%) QuickTest Pro
22 90 (13.06%) Oracle
23 89 (12.92%) .NET
24 87 (12.63%) Perl
25 86 (12.48%) HP
26 85 (12.34%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 6 (0.87%) Apache
2 5 (0.73%) Tomcat
2 5 (0.73%) IIS
2 5 (0.73%) Drupal
3 4 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (0.29%) CMS
6 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.15%) Confluence
6 1 (0.15%) Kentico
Applications
1 70 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 45 (6.53%) MS Office
3 4 (0.58%) MS Project
4 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.15%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.73%) SaaS
2 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.06%) DNS
2 25 (3.63%) DHCP
3 24 (3.48%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.03%) VoIP
5 12 (1.74%) MVNO
6 11 (1.60%) Internet
7 8 (1.16%) HTTP
7 8 (1.16%) Wireless
8 7 (1.02%) Network Security
8 7 (1.02%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.87%) LTE
10 4 (0.58%) 4G
10 4 (0.58%) WAN
10 4 (0.58%) LAN
11 3 (0.44%) CTI
11 3 (0.44%) SNMP
11 3 (0.44%) 3G
11 3 (0.44%) Firewall
12 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.29%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.24%) MySQL
3 28 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (3.34%) Oracle Database
5 22 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (2.90%) Relational Database
7 19 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (2.03%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.87%) DB2
12 6 (0.87%) MS Access
12 6 (0.87%) DataStage
12 6 (0.87%) SQLPlus
12 6 (0.87%) QlikView
12 6 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (0.87%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 131 (19.01%) Selenium
2 92 (13.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 54 (7.84%) WebDriver
4 48 (6.97%) JIRA
5 36 (5.22%) Visual Studio
6 34 (4.93%) JMeter
7 28 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (3.92%) Jenkins
9 22 (3.19%) NUnit
10 21 (3.05%) MSI
11 20 (2.90%) Subversion
12 19 (2.76%) SoapUI
13 16 (2.32%) LoadRunner
14 15 (2.18%) InstallShield
15 12 (1.74%) Cucumber
16 11 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 11 (1.60%) TestComplete
17 10 (1.45%) Toad
18 9 (1.31%) Bugzilla
19 7 (1.02%) TestDirector
General
1 198 (28.74%) Finance
2 83 (12.05%) Telecoms
3 57 (8.27%) Banking
4 50 (7.26%) Retail
5 37 (5.37%) Aerospace
6 25 (3.63%) Marketing
7 17 (2.47%) Billing
7 17 (2.47%) Electronics
8 11 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.45%) Automotive
10 9 (1.31%) Advertising
11 8 (1.16%) Legal
12 6 (0.87%) Front Office
13 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.44%) Publishing
15 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Local Government
15 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 216 (31.35%) Analyst
2 156 (22.64%) Test Analyst
3 117 (16.98%) Tester
4 96 (13.93%) Test Engineer
5 95 (13.79%) Developer
6 73 (10.60%) Software Engineer
7 61 (8.85%) Test Manager
8 57 (8.27%) Software Tester
9 54 (7.84%) QA Engineer
10 38 (5.52%) QA Analyst
11 37 (5.37%) Senior Analyst
11 37 (5.37%) Software Test Engineer
12 35 (5.08%) Consultant
13 33 (4.79%) Test Consultant
14 32 (4.64%) Software Test Analyst
14 32 (4.64%) Software Developer
14 32 (4.64%) Administrator
14 32 (4.64%) Automation Engineer
15 24 (3.48%) Junior
16 23 (3.34%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (12.92%) .NET
2 80 (11.61%) Web Services
3 72 (10.45%) XML
4 70 (10.16%) HTML
5 36 (5.22%) CSS
6 32 (4.64%) LAMP
7 28 (4.06%) ASP.NET
8 15 (2.18%) HTML5
9 14 (2.03%) jQuery
10 13 (1.89%) WinForms
11 11 (1.60%) WPF
11 11 (1.60%) Regular Expression
12 9 (1.31%) Ajax
13 8 (1.16%) Symfony
13 8 (1.16%) CSS3
14 7 (1.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (1.02%) WCF
14 7 (1.02%) NHibernate
14 7 (1.02%) JSP
15 6 (0.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.03%) Computer Science
2 74 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.79%) Mathematics
4 24 (3.48%) Open Source
4 24 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (3.48%) User Experience
5 23 (3.34%) Client/Server
6 20 (2.90%) Derivative
7 19 (2.76%) Physics
8 15 (2.18%) N-Tier
9 13 (1.89%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.16%) 3D Graphics
11 7 (1.02%) GIS
11 7 (1.02%) Cryptography
12 6 (0.87%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.87%) Replication
12 6 (0.87%) Equities
13 5 (0.73%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 150 (21.77%) Windows
2 112 (16.26%) Linux
3 85 (12.34%) UNIX
4 21 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (2.90%) CentOS
6 18 (2.61%) Solaris
7 17 (2.47%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.03%) Oracle Linux
8 14 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.74%) Android
10 7 (1.02%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.02%) AIX
11 6 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.73%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.58%) openSUSE
14 3 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.15%) Tizen
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (24.96%) Test Automation
3 120 (17.42%) Test Scripting
4 111 (16.11%) Test Management
5 101 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 98 (14.22%) Scrum
7 94 (13.64%) Automated Testing
8 81 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 77 (11.18%) Regression Testing
10 75 (10.89%) Test Strategy
11 74 (10.74%) Automation Testing
11 74 (10.74%) Software Engineering
12 58 (8.42%) Performance Testing
12 58 (8.42%) Mentoring
13 57 (8.27%) Test Planning
14 55 (7.98%) ITIL
15 48 (6.97%) Line Management
16 46 (6.68%) System Testing
17 41 (5.95%) OO
18 40 (5.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 255 (37.01%) SQL
2 153 (22.21%) C#
3 129 (18.72%) Java
4 94 (13.64%) Python
5 92 (13.35%) C++
6 87 (12.63%) Perl
7 68 (9.87%) C
8 65 (9.43%) JavaScript
9 50 (7.26%) PHP
10 36 (5.22%) VB
11 30 (4.35%) Bash Shell
12 28 (4.06%) Shell Script
13 20 (2.90%) Ruby
14 16 (2.32%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.89%) VB.NET
16 12 (1.74%) VB6
17 11 (1.60%) VBScript
18 10 (1.45%) MATLAB
19 9 (1.31%) AWK
19 9 (1.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 224 (32.51%) ISEB
2 183 (26.56%) ISTQB
3 145 (21.04%) Degree
4 143 (20.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 54 (7.84%) Security Cleared
6 48 (6.97%) SC Cleared
7 41 (5.95%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.03%) RHCSA
8 14 (2.03%) RHCE
9 12 (1.74%) VCP4
10 8 (1.16%) PhD
11 7 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.58%) CSQA
12 4 (0.58%) AAT
12 4 (0.58%) HND
13 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.29%) MBA
13 2 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (34.69%) QA
2 11 (1.60%) SLA
3 7 (1.02%) GAMP
4 3 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.58%) KVM
5 4 (0.58%) Firmware
5 4 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 92 (13.35%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (3.77%) SCCM
3 14 (2.03%) Puppet
4 4 (0.58%) Control-M
4 4 (0.58%) Nagios
4 4 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 149 (21.63%) Microsoft
2 90 (13.06%) Oracle
3 86 (12.48%) HP
4 41 (5.95%) VMware
5 34 (4.93%) Red Hat
6 12 (1.74%) Citrix
7 6 (0.87%) Business Objects
7 6 (0.87%) Cognos
8 5 (0.73%) Mapinfo
9 4 (0.58%) MathWorks
9 4 (0.58%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.44%) Huawei
10 3 (0.44%) F5
10 3 (0.44%) Tableau
10 3 (0.44%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.29%) Pegasus
11 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.29%) IBM
11 2 (0.29%) Red Gate
11 2 (0.29%) Telerik
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Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
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