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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 173 218 172
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -46
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 343 243 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.56% 1.12% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.41% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 274 198 354
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
17539 17277 17886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.68% 79.32% 78.09%
Number of salaries quoted 13890 13941 15323
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 £67,000
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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +34 113 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Berkshire +55 91 £35,000 -30.00% 9
Hampshire 0 67 £36,000 -4.00% 6
West Sussex -1 18 £47,250 +68.75% 2
East Sussex +1 13 £35,000 +29.62%
Kent -5 13 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 12 £47,500 +31.94% 1
Middlesex +5 9 £38,500 -
Oxfordshire +1 8 £37,000 +10.44%
Sussex - 1 £46,000 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 297 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (38.05%) SQL
3 264 (34.29%) ISEB
4 239 (31.04%) QA
5 230 (29.87%) Finance
6 189 (24.55%) Java
7 173 (22.47%) Degree
8 167 (21.69%) Selenium
9 165 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 142 (18.44%) Test Scripting
10 142 (18.44%) ISTQB
11 137 (17.79%) Test Management
12 135 (17.53%) Test Automation
13 134 (17.40%) C#
14 131 (17.01%) Microsoft
15 129 (16.75%) Windows
16 123 (15.97%) Oracle
17 114 (14.81%) Linux
18 109 (14.16%) QuickTest Pro
19 108 (14.03%) HP
20 106 (13.77%) User Acceptance Testing
21 102 (13.25%) SQL Server
22 99 (12.86%) Web Services
23 97 (12.60%) Telecoms
24 95 (12.34%) XML
24 95 (12.34%) Manual Testing
25 94 (12.21%) Automated Testing
25 94 (12.21%) Test Strategy
26 92 (11.95%) HP Quality Center
27 91 (11.82%) Test Planning

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 13 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.56%) Apache
3 10 (1.30%) IIS
4 9 (1.17%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (0.65%) ColdFusion
7 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.39%) Drupal
8 3 (0.39%) Jetty
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.26%) CMS
9 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.13%) JBoss
10 1 (0.13%) nginx
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 57 (7.40%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.32%) MS Office
3 3 (0.39%) MS Project
3 3 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.04%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.56%) SaaS
2 5 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.64%) Internet
2 25 (3.25%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.73%) HTTP
4 19 (2.47%) DNS
5 14 (1.82%) Broadband
5 14 (1.82%) 3G
6 13 (1.69%) DHCP
7 12 (1.56%) MVNO
8 9 (1.17%) VoIP
9 8 (1.04%) Firewall
10 7 (0.91%) Wireshark
10 7 (0.91%) CTI
11 6 (0.78%) Wireless
12 5 (0.65%) SS7
12 5 (0.65%) ISUP
12 5 (0.65%) INAP
12 5 (0.65%) Network Security
12 5 (0.65%) LTE
12 5 (0.65%) LDAP
12 5 (0.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.23%) MySQL
3 40 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 36 (4.68%) Oracle Database
5 28 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (2.99%) DB2
8 23 (2.99%) SQLPlus
8 23 (2.99%) DataStage
8 23 (2.99%) Oracle Exadata
8 23 (2.99%) Oracle ODI
9 17 (2.21%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.39%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.39%) MS Access
13 3 (0.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 167 (21.69%) Selenium
2 109 (14.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 73 (9.48%) JIRA
4 68 (8.83%) WebDriver
5 42 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (5.06%) Jenkins
7 33 (4.29%) Visual Studio
8 30 (3.90%) Toad
9 28 (3.64%) TestComplete
10 27 (3.51%) Cucumber
11 26 (3.38%) JMeter
11 26 (3.38%) Subversion
12 25 (3.25%) JUnit
13 18 (2.34%) Ranorex
14 14 (1.82%) NUnit
15 13 (1.69%) TestNG
16 12 (1.56%) FitNesse
16 12 (1.56%) SoapUI
17 11 (1.43%) SpecFlow
17 11 (1.43%) Git (software)
General
1 230 (29.87%) Finance
2 97 (12.60%) Telecoms
3 71 (9.22%) Banking
4 60 (7.79%) Retail
5 29 (3.77%) Billing
6 24 (3.12%) Aerospace
7 23 (2.99%) Advertising
8 18 (2.34%) Electronics
9 13 (1.69%) Marketing
10 11 (1.43%) Front Office
11 10 (1.30%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.30%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.91%) Automotive
13 6 (0.78%) Legal
14 5 (0.65%) Publishing
15 4 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.39%) Avionics
17 2 (0.26%) Games
18 1 (0.13%) Military
18 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 277 (35.97%) Analyst
2 220 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 136 (17.66%) Tester
4 111 (14.42%) Test Engineer
5 108 (14.03%) Developer
6 83 (10.78%) Test Manager
7 78 (10.13%) Software Tester
8 64 (8.31%) Software Engineer
8 64 (8.31%) QA Analyst
9 46 (5.97%) Software Developer
10 42 (5.45%) Software Test Engineer
11 39 (5.06%) Junior
12 37 (4.81%) QA Engineer
13 35 (4.55%) Consultant
14 34 (4.42%) Software Test Analyst
15 32 (4.16%) Test Consultant
16 28 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
17 27 (3.51%) QA Test Analyst
17 27 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
18 21 (2.73%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (12.86%) Web Services
2 95 (12.34%) XML
3 86 (11.17%) HTML
4 73 (9.48%) .NET
5 41 (5.32%) CSS
6 31 (4.03%) SOAP
7 29 (3.77%) LAMP
8 22 (2.86%) WSDL
9 21 (2.73%) XSD
10 20 (2.60%) jQuery
11 15 (1.95%) ASP.NET
12 14 (1.82%) Spring
13 13 (1.69%) HTML5
14 11 (1.43%) Ajax
15 10 (1.30%) J2EE
15 10 (1.30%) CSS3
16 9 (1.17%) Regular Expression
16 9 (1.17%) LINQ
16 9 (1.17%) WPF
17 8 (1.04%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 81 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 68 (8.83%) Mathematics
4 25 (3.25%) Physics
5 23 (2.99%) Mainframe
6 21 (2.73%) Life Science
6 21 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (2.34%) Open Source
7 18 (2.34%) Chemistry
8 17 (2.21%) Biology
9 16 (2.08%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.82%) Smartphone
11 13 (1.69%) VHDL
12 12 (1.56%) Replication
12 12 (1.56%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.56%) User Experience
13 11 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (1.30%) Statistics
15 9 (1.17%) Management Information System
15 9 (1.17%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 129 (16.75%) Windows
2 114 (14.81%) Linux
3 83 (10.78%) UNIX
4 18 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (2.08%) Solaris
6 14 (1.82%) CentOS
6 14 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.30%) Windows XP
10 9 (1.17%) AIX
11 8 (1.04%) Android
11 8 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (0.91%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.65%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.65%) openSUSE
14 4 (0.52%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (18.44%) Test Scripting
3 137 (17.79%) Test Management
4 135 (17.53%) Test Automation
5 106 (13.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 95 (12.34%) Manual Testing
7 94 (12.21%) Test Strategy
7 94 (12.21%) Automated Testing
8 91 (11.82%) Test Planning
9 78 (10.13%) Regression Testing
10 67 (8.70%) Scrum
11 60 (7.79%) OO
12 56 (7.27%) Performance Testing
13 54 (7.01%) ITIL
14 53 (6.88%) Software Engineering
15 50 (6.49%) Validation
15 50 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
16 45 (5.84%) Waterfall
17 43 (5.58%) Mentoring
18 41 (5.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 293 (38.05%) SQL
2 189 (24.55%) Java
3 134 (17.40%) C#
4 89 (11.56%) C++
5 87 (11.30%) JavaScript
6 86 (11.17%) Python
7 69 (8.96%) Perl
8 68 (8.83%) C
9 47 (6.10%) PHP
10 37 (4.81%) PL/SQL
11 23 (2.99%) Bash Shell
12 21 (2.73%) MATLAB
13 18 (2.34%) Delphi
14 17 (2.21%) VB
14 17 (2.21%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.95%) VB.NET
16 13 (1.69%) Ruby
17 7 (0.91%) MapBasic
17 7 (0.91%) Fortran
18 6 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 264 (34.29%) ISEB
2 173 (22.47%) Degree
3 165 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 142 (18.44%) ISTQB
5 40 (5.19%) Security Cleared
6 36 (4.68%) SC Cleared
7 26 (3.38%) PhD
8 17 (2.21%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.04%) RHCE
9 8 (1.04%) RHCSA
10 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.65%) MCSE
11 5 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.26%) CSQA
12 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (31.04%) QA
2 20 (2.60%) SLA
3 13 (1.69%) GAMP
4 4 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.65%) Firmware
4 5 (0.65%) NFS
4 5 (0.65%) KVM
5 4 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 92 (11.95%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.30%) Puppet
3 8 (1.04%) SCCM
4 6 (0.78%) Control-M
5 5 (0.65%) Nagios
6 4 (0.52%) WSUS
7 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.13%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 131 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 123 (15.97%) Oracle
3 108 (14.03%) HP
4 44 (5.71%) VMware
5 24 (3.12%) Red Hat
6 23 (2.99%) Business Objects
6 23 (2.99%) Cognos
7 9 (1.17%) Citrix
8 7 (0.91%) Mapinfo
9 6 (0.78%) TIBCO
9 6 (0.78%) MathWorks
10 5 (0.65%) IBM
11 4 (0.52%) Telerik
11 4 (0.52%) Redknee
11 4 (0.52%) Red Gate
12 3 (0.39%) F5
12 3 (0.39%) Huawei
13 2 (0.26%) Adobe
14 1 (0.13%) Apple
14 1 (0.13%) Charles River
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Dartford
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chichester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 65,000
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
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Marlow, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
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Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Chertsey, Surrey
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Salary: 25,000 - 50000
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Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Hampshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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