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 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 151 211 188
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 413 265 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.83% 1.21% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.60% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 325 218 286
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,200 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
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
17676 16583 17688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.34% 75.61% 75.89%
Number of salaries quoted 13692 13475 14983
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 £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 19 August 2014.

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 19 August 2014. 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 +43 153 £35,000 - 13
Berkshire +35 90 £38,000 +8.57% 10
Hampshire +48 77 £39,000 +2.63% 9
West Sussex -5 29 £47,500 +48.43% 2
East Sussex -13 19 £37,500 +33.92% 3
Oxfordshire -3 15 £31,000 -40.95% 3
Kent -5 14 £48,750 +77.27% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 14 £29,000 -3.33% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 £50,000 -
Sussex +4 1 £32,500 -
Middlesex -1 1 £38,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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.

1 340 (42.77%) ISEB
2 283 (35.60%) QA
3 270 (33.96%) SQL
4 242 (30.44%) Agile Software Development
5 207 (26.04%) Degree
6 203 (25.53%) Finance
7 184 (23.14%) Java
8 179 (22.52%) Test Scripting
9 177 (22.26%) ISTQB
10 164 (20.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 162 (20.38%) Test Automation
12 158 (19.87%) Selenium
13 152 (19.12%) C#
14 132 (16.60%) Microsoft
15 131 (16.48%) .NET
16 119 (14.97%) Windows
17 113 (14.21%) Automated Testing
18 112 (14.09%) Test Strategy
19 107 (13.46%) SQL Server
20 105 (13.21%) QuickTest Pro
20 105 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
21 101 (12.70%) Manual Testing
22 96 (12.08%) Computer Science
23 95 (11.95%) Telecoms
24 93 (11.70%) Retail
25 89 (11.19%) JavaScript
25 89 (11.19%) XML
26 83 (10.44%) HTML
27 82 (10.31%) Oracle
28 80 (10.06%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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 16 (2.01%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.89%) IIS
3 10 (1.26%) ColdFusion
4 7 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (0.88%) Apache
4 7 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.63%) CMS
6 5 (0.63%) Jetty
7 4 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (0.38%) Confluence
9 2 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.13%) Node.js
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.13%) nginx
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 80 (10.06%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.90%) MS Office
3 8 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 22 (2.77%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.26%) SaaS
2 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Office 365
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.40%) Internet
2 31 (3.90%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.52%) DNS
4 19 (2.39%) LTE
4 19 (2.39%) 4G
4 19 (2.39%) HTTP
5 16 (2.01%) Wireshark
6 15 (1.89%) 3G
7 14 (1.76%) Broadband
8 13 (1.64%) ISUP
8 13 (1.64%) INAP
8 13 (1.64%) SS7
8 13 (1.64%) SMS
8 13 (1.64%) LDAP
9 10 (1.26%) Firewall
10 5 (0.63%) VPN
10 5 (0.63%) Network Security
11 4 (0.50%) CTI
12 3 (0.38%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.03%) Relational Database
3 39 (4.91%) MySQL
4 19 (2.39%) Oracle Database
4 19 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.76%) DB2
6 14 (1.76%) SQLPlus
6 14 (1.76%) DataStage
6 14 (1.76%) Oracle Exadata
6 14 (1.76%) Oracle ODI
7 13 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.01%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.25%) UniData
11 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 158 (19.87%) Selenium
2 105 (13.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 55 (6.92%) WebDriver
4 45 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (5.53%) Visual Studio
6 42 (5.28%) JIRA
7 32 (4.03%) JUnit
7 32 (4.03%) TestDirector
8 27 (3.40%) Jenkins
9 25 (3.14%) TestNG
10 23 (2.89%) NUnit
11 22 (2.77%) Toad
12 21 (2.64%) TestComplete
13 19 (2.39%) Cucumber
14 17 (2.14%) MbUnit
14 17 (2.14%) Rational DOORS
15 16 (2.01%) Subversion
16 15 (1.89%) FitNesse
17 14 (1.76%) JMeter
18 12 (1.51%) Ranorex
General
1 203 (25.53%) Finance
2 95 (11.95%) Telecoms
3 93 (11.70%) Retail
4 34 (4.28%) Banking
5 30 (3.77%) Billing
6 20 (2.52%) Military
7 17 (2.14%) Electronics
8 15 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.76%) Avionics
9 14 (1.76%) Advertising
10 13 (1.64%) Marketing
11 10 (1.26%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.26%) Law
12 9 (1.13%) Aerospace
12 9 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (1.01%) Legal
14 7 (0.88%) Games
15 5 (0.63%) Publishing
16 4 (0.50%) Front Office
17 3 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 316 (39.75%) Analyst
2 262 (32.96%) Test Analyst
3 170 (21.38%) Tester
4 103 (12.96%) Test Engineer
5 94 (11.82%) Test Manager
6 91 (11.45%) QA Analyst
7 84 (10.57%) Software Tester
8 76 (9.56%) Developer
9 72 (9.06%) Software Engineer
10 45 (5.66%) Software Test Engineer
11 44 (5.53%) Junior
12 43 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
13 40 (5.03%) QA Tester
14 35 (4.40%) QA Engineer
15 30 (3.77%) Software Developer
15 30 (3.77%) Software Test Analyst
16 26 (3.27%) Consultant
16 26 (3.27%) Quality Analyst
17 25 (3.14%) Automation Test Analyst
17 25 (3.14%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (16.48%) .NET
2 89 (11.19%) XML
3 83 (10.44%) HTML
4 64 (8.05%) Web Services
5 43 (5.41%) CSS
6 31 (3.90%) SOAP
7 19 (2.39%) WSDL
7 19 (2.39%) ASP.NET
7 19 (2.39%) jQuery
8 16 (2.01%) XSD
8 16 (2.01%) Middleware
9 14 (1.76%) J2EE
10 13 (1.64%) Rendezvous
11 12 (1.51%) Spring
11 12 (1.51%) Ajax
12 11 (1.38%) Swing
12 11 (1.38%) XSLT
12 11 (1.38%) LAMP
12 11 (1.38%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 96 (12.08%) Computer Science
2 66 (8.30%) Mathematics
3 35 (4.40%) Mobile App
4 30 (3.77%) Life Science
5 28 (3.52%) Chemistry
6 19 (2.39%) Biology
7 15 (1.89%) Client/Server
8 14 (1.76%) Physics
8 14 (1.76%) Smartphone
8 14 (1.76%) Mainframe
9 13 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.64%) IVR
10 11 (1.38%) N-Tier
10 11 (1.38%) EPoS
11 10 (1.26%) Statistics
11 10 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (1.13%) Device Driver
12 9 (1.13%) Chip and PIN
13 7 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.75%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 119 (14.97%) Windows
2 60 (7.55%) Linux
3 53 (6.67%) UNIX
4 17 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (1.76%) Solaris
7 11 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.13%) Windows XP
8 9 (1.13%) VxWorks
8 9 (1.13%) Windows Vista
9 7 (0.88%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.63%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.50%) CentOS
12 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.38%) Android
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (30.44%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (22.52%) Test Scripting
3 162 (20.38%) Test Automation
4 113 (14.21%) Automated Testing
5 112 (14.09%) Test Strategy
6 105 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 101 (12.70%) Manual Testing
8 78 (9.81%) Scrum
8 78 (9.81%) Test Management
9 74 (9.31%) OO
10 57 (7.17%) Regression Testing
11 55 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (6.54%) V-Model
13 50 (6.29%) TDD
14 49 (6.16%) Waterfall
15 46 (5.79%) System Testing
16 45 (5.66%) Integration Testing
17 41 (5.16%) Performance Testing
17 41 (5.16%) Software Engineering
18 34 (4.28%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 270 (33.96%) SQL
2 184 (23.14%) Java
3 152 (19.12%) C#
4 89 (11.19%) JavaScript
5 80 (10.06%) C++
6 53 (6.67%) C
7 51 (6.42%) Python
8 38 (4.78%) Perl
9 31 (3.90%) PL/SQL
10 24 (3.02%) PHP
11 21 (2.64%) T-SQL
12 16 (2.01%) VB.NET
13 14 (1.76%) VBScript
14 12 (1.51%) VB
14 12 (1.51%) Delphi
15 11 (1.38%) Ruby
16 9 (1.13%) MATLAB
17 8 (1.01%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.63%) Ada
18 5 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 340 (42.77%) ISEB
2 207 (26.04%) Degree
3 177 (22.26%) ISTQB
4 164 (20.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 50 (6.29%) Security Cleared
6 37 (4.65%) SC Cleared
7 27 (3.40%) PhD
8 16 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (1.26%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.88%) MCSE
10 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.50%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.50%) MCTS
11 4 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.50%) MCP
12 3 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.38%) CCNA
12 3 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (35.60%) QA
2 6 (0.75%) GAMP
2 6 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.63%) SLA
4 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.50%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.25%) HL7
5 2 (0.25%) DICOM
5 2 (0.25%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.64%) NFS
3 5 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 67 (8.43%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.75%) Puppet
3 2 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.13%) Check_MK
4 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.13%) Control-M
4 1 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 132 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 82 (10.31%) Oracle
3 77 (9.69%) HP
4 24 (3.02%) VMware
5 18 (2.26%) TIBCO
6 17 (2.14%) Red Hat
7 14 (1.76%) Cognos
7 14 (1.76%) Business Objects
8 12 (1.51%) Citrix
9 9 (1.13%) Redknee
10 7 (0.88%) Telerik
11 5 (0.63%) Apple
12 4 (0.50%) FatWire
12 4 (0.50%) IBM
12 4 (0.50%) JBoss
13 3 (0.38%) SOASTA, Inc
13 3 (0.38%) SAP
13 3 (0.38%) Cisco
13 3 (0.38%) Empirix
13 3 (0.38%) Altova
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Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £60000 per annum - share options
Posted: Yesterday
Ripley, Surrey
3di Information Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus, Pension Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits.
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
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Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
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Salary: £65000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum
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Hampshire
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
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Salary: £20000 to £25000 per annum - + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
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