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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 170 157 198
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +41
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 359 395 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.76% 1.73% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.16% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 314 289 246
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £25,500 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
16897 18275 16851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.61% 80.17% 76.70%
Number of salaries quoted 13434 14589 13755
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +6 110 £40,000 - 10
Hampshire +27 92 £36,000 +10.76% 11
Berkshire -15 69 £45,000 +8.43% 14
Buckinghamshire +4 29 £36,500 +4.28% 8
Kent +6 21 £37,500 +7.14%
Oxfordshire -12 20 £31,250 -18.83% 4
West Sussex -15 10 £33,500 -4.28% 1
East Sussex +7 8 £51,250 +28.12% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (36.48%) SQL
2 248 (34.93%) QA
3 246 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
4 205 (28.87%) ISTQB
5 193 (27.18%) Finance
6 189 (26.62%) ISEB
7 183 (25.77%) Degree
8 168 (23.66%) C#
9 166 (23.38%) Windows
10 164 (23.10%) Test Automation
11 159 (22.39%) Selenium
12 150 (21.13%) Test Scripting
13 149 (20.99%) SQL Server
13 149 (20.99%) Microsoft
14 147 (20.70%) .NET
15 123 (17.32%) Java
16 112 (15.77%) Scrum
16 112 (15.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 100 (14.08%) Test Management
18 99 (13.94%) Automated Testing
19 92 (12.96%) Automation Testing
20 90 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
21 88 (12.39%) Test Strategy
22 87 (12.25%) C++
22 87 (12.25%) QuickTest Pro
23 85 (11.97%) HP Quality Center
24 84 (11.83%) Manual Testing
25 82 (11.55%) JavaScript
26 81 (11.41%) Web Services
26 81 (11.41%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (0.85%) IIS
2 5 (0.70%) Jetty
3 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.56%) JBoss
3 4 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.28%) ColdFusion
4 2 (0.28%) CMS
4 2 (0.28%) Drupal
4 2 (0.28%) Confluence
5 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.14%) Kentico
5 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.14%) CICS
Applications
1 74 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.65%) MS Office
3 9 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) CSG Singleview
2 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Line 500
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.83%) SaaS
2 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.54%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.39%) DNS
3 13 (1.83%) DHCP
4 12 (1.69%) VoIP
5 10 (1.41%) Wireless
5 10 (1.41%) Network Security
6 9 (1.27%) HTTPS
7 8 (1.13%) CTI
8 6 (0.85%) Internet
9 5 (0.70%) Extranet
10 3 (0.42%) LTE
10 3 (0.42%) Firewall
10 3 (0.42%) WAN
10 3 (0.42%) LAN
11 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.28%) HTTP
11 2 (0.28%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.28%) ZigBee
12 1 (0.14%) VoLTE
12 1 (0.14%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (20.99%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (4.65%) MySQL
4 31 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (3.10%) Relational Database
7 21 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (2.25%) QlikView
9 10 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.56%) WebFOCUS
13 3 (0.42%) MS Access
14 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
15 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
15 1 (0.14%) Big Data
15 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
15 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 159 (22.39%) Selenium
2 87 (12.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 60 (8.45%) WebDriver
4 53 (7.46%) JIRA
5 44 (6.20%) JMeter
5 44 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (5.21%) Jenkins
7 36 (5.07%) Visual Studio
8 19 (2.68%) SoapUI
9 17 (2.39%) NUnit
10 16 (2.25%) Subversion
10 16 (2.25%) LoadRunner
10 16 (2.25%) SpecFlow
11 15 (2.11%) InstallShield
12 13 (1.83%) Git (software)
12 13 (1.83%) MSI
13 12 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (1.41%) NuGet
15 8 (1.13%) JUnit
15 8 (1.13%) Cucumber
General
1 193 (27.18%) Finance
2 65 (9.15%) Telecoms
3 32 (4.51%) Retail
4 30 (4.23%) Banking
5 25 (3.52%) Marketing
6 19 (2.68%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.13%) Automotive
7 8 (1.13%) Electronics
7 8 (1.13%) Billing
8 7 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.85%) Publishing
10 5 (0.70%) Legal
10 5 (0.70%) Games
11 3 (0.42%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 210 (29.58%) Analyst
2 149 (20.99%) Test Analyst
3 107 (15.07%) Developer
4 97 (13.66%) Tester
5 72 (10.14%) QA Engineer
6 62 (8.73%) Test Engineer
7 61 (8.59%) Test Manager
8 49 (6.90%) QA Analyst
9 47 (6.62%) Software Engineer
10 38 (5.35%) Software Tester
11 37 (5.21%) .NET Developer
12 35 (4.93%) Test Leader
13 32 (4.51%) Administrator
14 30 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
15 29 (4.08%) C# Developer
15 29 (4.08%) Consultant
16 27 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
16 27 (3.80%) Software Test Analyst
17 20 (2.82%) Linux Engineer
17 20 (2.82%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (20.70%) .NET
2 81 (11.41%) Web Services
3 73 (10.28%) HTML
4 60 (8.45%) XML
5 49 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 38 (5.35%) CSS
7 27 (3.80%) WinForms
8 25 (3.52%) .NET Framework
9 23 (3.24%) LAMP
10 21 (2.96%) HTML5
11 18 (2.54%) Software Packaging
11 18 (2.54%) JSP
12 16 (2.25%) Spring
12 16 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (2.25%) Entity Framework
13 14 (1.97%) jQuery
14 13 (1.83%) REST
14 13 (1.83%) WCF
15 11 (1.55%) Backbone.js
15 11 (1.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (9.72%) Computer Science
3 39 (5.49%) Derivative
4 28 (3.94%) User Experience
5 24 (3.38%) Client/Server
6 23 (3.24%) Mathematics
7 19 (2.68%) Equities
8 16 (2.25%) Physics
9 14 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.69%) Cryptography
11 11 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.55%) NHS
11 11 (1.55%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.13%) PMI
13 7 (0.99%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.85%) Replication
14 6 (0.85%) Chemistry
15 5 (0.70%) Xbox
16 4 (0.56%) Digital Media
16 4 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 166 (23.38%) Windows
2 77 (10.85%) Linux
3 68 (9.58%) UNIX
4 22 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (2.96%) CentOS
5 21 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (2.82%) Oracle Linux
7 13 (1.83%) Solaris
8 9 (1.27%) Android
8 9 (1.27%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.13%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.28%) Debian
12 1 (0.14%) Tizen
12 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (23.10%) Test Automation
3 150 (21.13%) Test Scripting
4 112 (15.77%) Scrum
5 100 (14.08%) Test Management
6 99 (13.94%) Automated Testing
7 92 (12.96%) Automation Testing
8 90 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 88 (12.39%) Test Strategy
10 84 (11.83%) Manual Testing
11 76 (10.70%) Regression Testing
11 76 (10.70%) Software Engineering
12 71 (10.00%) SDLC
13 68 (9.58%) Mentoring
14 60 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (8.03%) Line Management
16 54 (7.61%) Test Planning
17 52 (7.32%) TDD
17 52 (7.32%) Performance Testing
18 51 (7.18%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 259 (36.48%) SQL
2 168 (23.66%) C#
3 123 (17.32%) Java
4 87 (12.25%) C++
5 82 (11.55%) JavaScript
6 76 (10.70%) Python
7 71 (10.00%) Perl
8 58 (8.17%) C
9 57 (8.03%) VB
10 34 (4.79%) Shell Script
11 33 (4.65%) PHP
12 32 (4.51%) T-SQL
13 26 (3.66%) VB.NET
14 25 (3.52%) VB6
14 25 (3.52%) Bash Shell
15 23 (3.24%) Ruby
16 21 (2.96%) VBScript
17 18 (2.54%) PowerShell
18 9 (1.27%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.70%) sed
Qualifications
1 205 (28.87%) ISTQB
2 189 (26.62%) ISEB
3 183 (25.77%) Degree
4 112 (15.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 70 (9.86%) Security Cleared
6 59 (8.31%) DV Cleared
7 48 (6.76%) SC Cleared
8 20 (2.82%) RHCE
8 20 (2.82%) RHCSA
9 8 (1.13%) PMI Certification
9 8 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.85%) HND
11 4 (0.56%) AAT
12 2 (0.28%) CCNA
12 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.28%) HNC
12 2 (0.28%) MBA
12 2 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (34.93%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.85%) Firmware
5 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.28%) KVM
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 85 (11.97%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (4.51%) SCCM
3 20 (2.82%) Puppet
4 3 (0.42%) Nmap
4 3 (0.42%) Nessus
5 1 (0.14%) Iperf
Vendors
1 149 (20.99%) Microsoft
2 80 (11.27%) HP
3 71 (10.00%) Oracle
4 35 (4.93%) Red Hat
5 29 (4.08%) VMware
6 21 (2.96%) Citrix
7 5 (0.70%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (0.56%) Tableau
9 3 (0.42%) Coverity
9 3 (0.42%) SAP
9 3 (0.42%) Apple
10 2 (0.28%) Avaya
10 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.28%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.28%) Laserfiche
10 2 (0.28%) Google
10 2 (0.28%) F5
11 1 (0.14%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.14%) Sitecore
Oxfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60k base with an £80k OTE Plus Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Bonus etc.
Posted: 10 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £48000 - £54000 per annum + fantastic benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £31000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Home Working
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago