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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 164 150 214
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +64
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 359 411 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.73% 1.81% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.25% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 321 322 220
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £65,000
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
17191 18240 16945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.90% 80.54% 76.85%
Number of salaries quoted 13980 14301 13794
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -6 120 £38,875 +6.50% 11
Hampshire +33 104 £41,000 +5.12% 7
Berkshire -36 48 £40,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +32 45 £35,000 +20.68% 5
Oxfordshire +14 24 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Kent -1 8 £30,000 -29.41% 4
West Sussex -18 7 £47,000 +17.50% 2
East Sussex +11 1 £36,690 -2.16%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 259 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (32.79%) QA
2 240 (32.79%) SQL
3 226 (30.87%) ISTQB
4 194 (26.50%) Degree
5 188 (25.68%) ISEB
6 168 (22.95%) Finance
6 168 (22.95%) Selenium
7 167 (22.81%) Windows
8 163 (22.27%) C#
9 158 (21.58%) Test Automation
10 157 (21.45%) SQL Server
11 138 (18.85%) Test Scripting
12 136 (18.58%) .NET
13 125 (17.08%) Java
14 123 (16.80%) Microsoft
15 116 (15.85%) Test Strategy
16 109 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 108 (14.75%) Automated Testing
18 102 (13.93%) Scrum
19 96 (13.11%) Manual Testing
20 94 (12.84%) User Acceptance Testing
21 93 (12.70%) Test Management
22 91 (12.43%) JavaScript
23 88 (12.02%) C++
24 85 (11.61%) HP Quality Center
25 81 (11.07%) Regression Testing
25 81 (11.07%) SDLC
26 76 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
26 76 (10.38%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (1.09%) IIS
2 7 (0.96%) JBoss
3 6 (0.82%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.68%) Jetty
5 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.27%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.14%) TWiki
7 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.14%) nginx
7 1 (0.14%) Confluence
7 1 (0.14%) Kentico
7 1 (0.14%) CICS
7 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 56 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.23%) MS Office
3 10 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.55%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.27%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.60%) SaaS
2 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.01%) VoIP
2 17 (2.32%) Internet
3 14 (1.91%) CTI
3 14 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.09%) HTTPS
4 8 (1.09%) Wireless
5 7 (0.96%) Network Security
5 7 (0.96%) DNS
6 5 (0.68%) Extranet
6 5 (0.68%) HTTP
7 4 (0.55%) DHCP
8 3 (0.41%) SSL
8 3 (0.41%) Firewall
9 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.27%) 3G
9 2 (0.27%) 4G
9 2 (0.27%) VPN
9 2 (0.27%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.27%) WAN
9 2 (0.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (21.45%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (3.55%) MySQL
5 24 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (2.32%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.91%) QlikView
9 14 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.82%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.55%) WebFOCUS
13 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
15 1 (0.14%) Redis
15 1 (0.14%) Big Data
15 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
15 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 168 (22.95%) Selenium
2 75 (10.25%) HP UFT
3 62 (8.47%) JIRA
4 61 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 53 (7.24%) JMeter
6 48 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (5.60%) Jenkins
8 37 (5.05%) Visual Studio
9 20 (2.73%) SoapUI
10 19 (2.60%) NUnit
11 18 (2.46%) InstallShield
12 16 (2.19%) SpecFlow
13 14 (1.91%) NSubstitute
14 13 (1.78%) Robot Framework
14 13 (1.78%) Git (software)
15 12 (1.64%) Subversion
15 12 (1.64%) NuGet
16 11 (1.50%) LoadRunner
17 10 (1.37%) JUnit
18 7 (0.96%) TestDirector
General
1 168 (22.95%) Finance
2 70 (9.56%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.01%) Banking
4 20 (2.73%) Retail
5 15 (2.05%) Automotive
6 12 (1.64%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.50%) Publishing
8 10 (1.37%) Marketing
9 8 (1.09%) Electronics
10 7 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.96%) Billing
11 5 (0.68%) Games
12 4 (0.55%) Legal
13 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.27%) Law
15 1 (0.14%) Advertising
15 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 213 (29.10%) Analyst
2 146 (19.95%) Test Analyst
3 101 (13.80%) Developer
4 84 (11.48%) Tester
5 74 (10.11%) Test Engineer
6 72 (9.84%) Test Manager
7 60 (8.20%) QA Analyst
8 54 (7.38%) QA Engineer
9 44 (6.01%) .NET Developer
10 36 (4.92%) Test Leader
11 35 (4.78%) C# .NET Developer
11 35 (4.78%) C# Developer
11 35 (4.78%) Software Tester
12 34 (4.64%) Test Team Leader
12 34 (4.64%) Team Leader
13 30 (4.10%) Software Engineer
14 28 (3.83%) Consultant
15 26 (3.55%) Technical Support
16 24 (3.28%) Support Analyst
17 20 (2.73%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (18.58%) .NET
2 73 (9.97%) Web Services
3 66 (9.02%) HTML
4 60 (8.20%) XML
5 44 (6.01%) ASP.NET
6 39 (5.33%) CSS
7 34 (4.64%) .NET Framework
8 22 (3.01%) WinForms
9 21 (2.87%) HTML5
10 20 (2.73%) Entity Framework
10 20 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (2.60%) Software Packaging
11 19 (2.60%) JSP
12 18 (2.46%) REST
13 15 (2.05%) WCF
13 15 (2.05%) Spring
14 13 (1.78%) LAMP
15 12 (1.64%) NHibernate
15 12 (1.64%) DHTML
15 12 (1.64%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (7.24%) Computer Science
3 37 (5.05%) Derivative
4 23 (3.14%) Equities
5 22 (3.01%) Client/Server
5 22 (3.01%) Mathematics
6 20 (2.73%) User Experience
7 16 (2.19%) Physics
8 13 (1.78%) Chemistry
9 12 (1.64%) Replication
10 11 (1.50%) NHS
10 11 (1.50%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.37%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.37%) Cryptography
12 8 (1.09%) PMI
13 7 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.68%) Xbox
14 5 (0.68%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.68%) DTV
14 5 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 167 (22.81%) Windows
2 64 (8.74%) Linux
3 53 (7.24%) UNIX
4 15 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
5 14 (1.91%) CentOS
5 14 (1.91%) Solaris
6 7 (0.96%) Android
6 7 (0.96%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.41%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) Debian
9 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (21.58%) Test Automation
3 138 (18.85%) Test Scripting
4 116 (15.85%) Test Strategy
5 108 (14.75%) Automated Testing
6 102 (13.93%) Scrum
7 96 (13.11%) Manual Testing
8 94 (12.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 93 (12.70%) Test Management
10 81 (11.07%) SDLC
10 81 (11.07%) Regression Testing
11 76 (10.38%) Software Engineering
12 74 (10.11%) Automation Testing
13 70 (9.56%) Mentoring
14 67 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
15 64 (8.74%) Performance Testing
16 60 (8.20%) TDD
16 60 (8.20%) Test Planning
17 52 (7.10%) ITIL
18 44 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 240 (32.79%) SQL
2 163 (22.27%) C#
3 125 (17.08%) Java
4 91 (12.43%) JavaScript
5 88 (12.02%) C++
6 64 (8.74%) Python
7 63 (8.61%) C
8 62 (8.47%) VB
9 59 (8.06%) Perl
10 35 (4.78%) T-SQL
11 33 (4.51%) VB.NET
12 28 (3.83%) Ruby
13 26 (3.55%) VB6
13 26 (3.55%) PHP
14 25 (3.42%) Shell Script
15 20 (2.73%) VBScript
16 19 (2.60%) PowerShell
17 18 (2.46%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.96%) PL/SQL
19 4 (0.55%) sed
Qualifications
1 226 (30.87%) ISTQB
2 194 (26.50%) Degree
3 188 (25.68%) ISEB
4 109 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 71 (9.70%) Security Cleared
6 48 (6.56%) SC Cleared
7 46 (6.28%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.91%) RHCSA
8 14 (1.91%) RHCE
9 11 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (1.09%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.96%) HND
12 7 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.55%) CCNA
13 4 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.41%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (32.79%) QA
2 6 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 19 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
2 16 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.64%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.68%) Firmware
5 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.27%) KVM
6 1 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 85 (11.61%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (3.55%) SCCM
3 19 (2.60%) Puppet
4 5 (0.68%) Nessus
4 5 (0.68%) Nmap
5 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 123 (16.80%) Microsoft
2 69 (9.43%) HP
3 53 (7.24%) Oracle
4 33 (4.51%) VMware
5 30 (4.10%) Red Hat
6 20 (2.73%) Citrix
7 7 (0.96%) SAP
8 5 (0.68%) Apple
8 5 (0.68%) Coverity
9 4 (0.55%) Tableau
9 4 (0.55%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (0.55%) Cisco
10 3 (0.41%) Serena
10 3 (0.41%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.27%) Websense
11 2 (0.27%) F5
11 2 (0.27%) Telerik
11 2 (0.27%) Laserfiche
11 2 (0.27%) Google
11 2 (0.27%) JD Edwards
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