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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 147 205 197
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 412 262 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.87% 1.24% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.59% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 337 216 303
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
17582 16505 17534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.90% 78.13% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13562 13492 14845
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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 +55 149 £35,000 - 11
Berkshire +43 91 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Hampshire +40 89 £37,500 - 7
West Sussex -3 33 £57,500 +101.75% 2
East Sussex -18 17 £37,500 +35.13% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £32,500 -9.72% 4
Oxfordshire -5 9 £37,000 +5.71% 1
Kent -16 8 £41,000 +49.09% 2
Middlesex +2 5 £38,500 - 1
Sussex - 1 £46,000 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £50,000 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 398 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (39.72%) ISEB
3 289 (33.96%) SQL
4 285 (33.49%) QA
5 220 (25.85%) Finance
5 220 (25.85%) Degree
6 204 (23.97%) Java
7 176 (20.68%) Test Scripting
8 172 (20.21%) ISTQB
8 172 (20.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 170 (19.98%) Selenium
10 147 (17.27%) C#
11 143 (16.80%) Test Automation
12 138 (16.22%) Microsoft
13 137 (16.10%) Manual Testing
14 126 (14.81%) Windows
15 124 (14.57%) .NET
16 123 (14.45%) Automated Testing
17 121 (14.22%) Test Strategy
18 118 (13.87%) QuickTest Pro
19 116 (13.63%) SQL Server
20 114 (13.40%) User Acceptance Testing
21 109 (12.81%) Test Planning
22 107 (12.57%) Oracle
23 106 (12.46%) Telecoms
24 104 (12.22%) Test Management
25 100 (11.75%) Computer Science
25 100 (11.75%) XML
26 97 (11.40%) HTML
27 96 (11.28%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (1.88%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.76%) IIS
3 11 (1.29%) Apache
4 10 (1.18%) ColdFusion
5 8 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 8 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (0.82%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.59%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.47%) CMS
8 4 (0.47%) Jetty
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.35%) Confluence
10 2 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.12%) nginx
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 75 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 38 (4.47%) MS Office
3 8 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) MS Project
4 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.88%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.35%) SaaS
2 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.24%) PaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Office 365
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.88%) Internet
2 32 (3.76%) TCP/IP
3 25 (2.94%) HTTP
4 19 (2.23%) 3G
4 19 (2.23%) DNS
5 18 (2.12%) Broadband
6 16 (1.88%) Wireshark
7 13 (1.53%) SS7
7 13 (1.53%) ISUP
7 13 (1.53%) INAP
7 13 (1.53%) SMS
7 13 (1.53%) LDAP
8 12 (1.41%) LTE
8 12 (1.41%) 4G
9 9 (1.06%) Firewall
10 6 (0.71%) CTI
11 5 (0.59%) VPN
11 5 (0.59%) Network Security
12 4 (0.47%) MVNO
13 3 (0.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.64%) Relational Database
3 47 (5.52%) MySQL
4 30 (3.53%) Oracle Database
5 25 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (2.35%) DataStage
7 20 (2.35%) SQLPlus
7 20 (2.35%) DB2
7 20 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (2.35%) Oracle ODI
7 20 (2.35%) Oracle Exadata
8 15 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (1.65%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 170 (19.98%) Selenium
2 118 (13.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 64 (7.52%) JIRA
4 61 (7.17%) WebDriver
5 47 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (4.94%) Visual Studio
7 36 (4.23%) Jenkins
8 35 (4.11%) JUnit
9 28 (3.29%) Toad
10 26 (3.06%) Subversion
11 25 (2.94%) TestComplete
11 25 (2.94%) TestNG
11 25 (2.94%) TestDirector
12 23 (2.70%) Cucumber
13 21 (2.47%) NUnit
14 18 (2.12%) FitNesse
15 17 (2.00%) JMeter
15 17 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
15 17 (2.00%) Ranorex
16 13 (1.53%) Hudson
General
1 220 (25.85%) Finance
2 106 (12.46%) Telecoms
3 80 (9.40%) Retail
4 42 (4.94%) Banking
5 31 (3.64%) Billing
6 20 (2.35%) Advertising
6 20 (2.35%) Electronics
7 17 (2.00%) Military
8 14 (1.65%) Avionics
9 12 (1.41%) Marketing
9 12 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.29%) Aerospace
10 11 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.94%) Publishing
13 7 (0.82%) Law
13 7 (0.82%) Legal
13 7 (0.82%) Front Office
14 5 (0.59%) Games
15 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 326 (38.31%) Analyst
2 271 (31.84%) Test Analyst
3 159 (18.68%) Tester
4 111 (13.04%) Test Engineer
5 98 (11.52%) Test Manager
5 98 (11.52%) Developer
6 93 (10.93%) QA Analyst
7 81 (9.52%) Software Tester
8 75 (8.81%) Software Engineer
9 44 (5.17%) Junior
9 44 (5.17%) Software Test Engineer
9 44 (5.17%) QA Test Analyst
10 43 (5.05%) Software Developer
11 42 (4.94%) QA Engineer
12 35 (4.11%) QA Tester
13 33 (3.88%) Software Test Analyst
14 29 (3.41%) Quality Analyst
15 26 (3.06%) Consultant
16 23 (2.70%) Web Tester
17 22 (2.59%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (14.57%) .NET
2 100 (11.75%) XML
3 97 (11.40%) HTML
4 84 (9.87%) Web Services
5 52 (6.11%) CSS
6 36 (4.23%) SOAP
7 24 (2.82%) WSDL
7 24 (2.82%) jQuery
8 21 (2.47%) XSD
9 18 (2.12%) ASP.NET
10 17 (2.00%) LAMP
11 15 (1.76%) Spring
11 15 (1.76%) Ajax
12 14 (1.65%) HTML5
13 13 (1.53%) Rendezvous
13 13 (1.53%) Middleware
13 13 (1.53%) J2EE
14 12 (1.41%) LINQ
15 11 (1.29%) CSS3
15 11 (1.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 100 (11.75%) Computer Science
2 94 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (8.23%) Mathematics
4 34 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 33 (3.88%) Life Science
6 29 (3.41%) Chemistry
7 21 (2.47%) Biology
8 20 (2.35%) Mainframe
9 19 (2.23%) Physics
10 18 (2.12%) Smartphone
11 17 (2.00%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.88%) Management Information System
13 15 (1.76%) IVR
14 14 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.53%) N-Tier
16 12 (1.41%) Statistics
16 12 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
17 11 (1.29%) Device Driver
18 9 (1.06%) EPoS
18 9 (1.06%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 126 (14.81%) Windows
2 80 (9.40%) Linux
3 64 (7.52%) UNIX
4 20 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.76%) Solaris
7 11 (1.29%) Windows XP
7 11 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.06%) VxWorks
8 9 (1.06%) Windows Vista
9 8 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (0.82%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.82%) CentOS
11 6 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.59%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.59%) Android
13 4 (0.47%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.24%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (20.68%) Test Scripting
3 143 (16.80%) Test Automation
4 137 (16.10%) Manual Testing
5 123 (14.45%) Automated Testing
6 121 (14.22%) Test Strategy
7 114 (13.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 109 (12.81%) Test Planning
9 104 (12.22%) Test Management
10 85 (9.99%) OO
11 76 (8.93%) Scrum
12 68 (7.99%) Regression Testing
13 65 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
14 62 (7.29%) Waterfall
15 54 (6.35%) V-Model
16 51 (5.99%) Integration Testing
16 51 (5.99%) Software Engineering
17 50 (5.88%) TDD
18 49 (5.76%) Performance Testing
19 46 (5.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 289 (33.96%) SQL
2 204 (23.97%) Java
3 147 (17.27%) C#
4 96 (11.28%) JavaScript
5 90 (10.58%) C++
6 69 (8.11%) C
7 59 (6.93%) Python
8 50 (5.88%) Perl
9 35 (4.11%) PL/SQL
10 31 (3.64%) PHP
11 21 (2.47%) T-SQL
12 20 (2.35%) VB.NET
13 17 (2.00%) Delphi
14 16 (1.88%) VB
14 16 (1.88%) MATLAB
15 12 (1.41%) VBScript
16 11 (1.29%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.94%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.94%) Ruby
18 5 (0.59%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 338 (39.72%) ISEB
2 220 (25.85%) Degree
3 172 (20.21%) ISTQB
3 172 (20.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 48 (5.64%) Security Cleared
5 39 (4.58%) SC Cleared
6 31 (3.64%) PhD
7 16 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
9 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.06%) MCSE
10 7 (0.82%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.71%) RHCE
12 4 (0.47%) MCP
12 4 (0.47%) MCTS
13 3 (0.35%) CCNA
13 3 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
15 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (33.49%) QA
2 13 (1.53%) SLA
3 10 (1.18%) GAMP
4 4 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.24%) HL7
5 2 (0.24%) DICOM
5 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 15 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.53%) NFS
3 6 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 80 (9.40%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.06%) Puppet
3 2 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.24%) Control-M
4 1 (0.12%) Nagios
4 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.12%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 138 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 107 (12.57%) Oracle
3 93 (10.93%) HP
4 34 (4.00%) VMware
5 20 (2.35%) Red Hat
5 20 (2.35%) Business Objects
5 20 (2.35%) Cognos
6 18 (2.12%) TIBCO
7 12 (1.41%) Citrix
8 10 (1.18%) Telerik
9 9 (1.06%) Redknee
10 6 (0.71%) MathWorks
11 5 (0.59%) Apple
11 5 (0.59%) Mapinfo
12 4 (0.47%) JBoss
12 4 (0.47%) IBM
12 4 (0.47%) FatWire
12 4 (0.47%) Red Gate
13 3 (0.35%) Altova
13 3 (0.35%) Empirix
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