The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 172 192 152
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -40
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 357 306 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 1.36% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.79% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 248 251 326
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £61,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18838 17086 18386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.35% 76.12% 75.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14894 13837 15749
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Testing
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -16 84 £38,500 -3.75% 16
Hampshire +14 83 £30,000 -14.28% 9
Berkshire +57 79 £35,750 +2.14% 6
Oxfordshire -7 32 £39,250 -21.50% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 23 £35,000 +16.66% 1
West Sussex -25 23 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Kent -6 18 £35,000 - 4
East Sussex -19 6 £37,454 -28.65% 1
Middlesex - 2 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 288 (51.06%) ISEB
2 200 (35.46%) QA
3 185 (32.80%) SQL
4 166 (29.43%) ISTQB
5 163 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
6 156 (27.66%) Test Scripting
7 150 (26.60%) Finance
8 132 (23.40%) Degree
9 118 (20.92%) .NET
10 115 (20.39%) Microsoft
11 104 (18.44%) Test Automation
12 100 (17.73%) Automated Testing
13 95 (16.84%) Selenium
14 88 (15.60%) MS Excel
15 85 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
16 84 (14.89%) Windows
16 84 (14.89%) C#
17 82 (14.54%) Retail
18 81 (14.36%) Java
19 74 (13.12%) Computer Science
20 72 (12.77%) Scrum
21 69 (12.23%) HP Quality Center
22 66 (11.70%) Telecoms
23 63 (11.17%) Manual Testing
24 57 (10.11%) Test Management
25 54 (9.57%) XML
26 51 (9.04%) HP
27 49 (8.69%) QuickTest Pro
28 44 (7.80%) TestDirector
29 43 (7.62%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (1.24%) Tomcat
2 5 (0.89%) Apache
2 5 (0.89%) CMS
3 4 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.35%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.18%) IIS
6 1 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.18%) Jetty
6 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 88 (15.60%) MS Excel
2 35 (6.21%) MS Office
3 4 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.18%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.18%) Revit
Business Applications
1 22 (3.90%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.50%) SaaS
2 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.09%) Internet
2 27 (4.79%) LTE
2 27 (4.79%) 4G
3 15 (2.66%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.30%) Firewall
5 10 (1.77%) DNS
6 3 (0.53%) VPN
6 3 (0.53%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.35%) SS7
7 2 (0.35%) ISUP
7 2 (0.35%) INAP
7 2 (0.35%) LDAP
7 2 (0.35%) SMS
7 2 (0.35%) HTTP
8 1 (0.18%) DHCP
8 1 (0.18%) FTP
8 1 (0.18%) IPv4
8 1 (0.18%) IPv6
8 1 (0.18%) 3G
8 1 (0.18%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.19%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.66%) MySQL
4 12 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.53%) Big Data
8 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.35%) UniData
10 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 95 (16.84%) Selenium
2 49 (8.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 44 (7.80%) TestDirector
4 32 (5.67%) Visual Studio
5 20 (3.55%) WebDriver
6 19 (3.37%) JIRA
7 15 (2.66%) JUnit
7 15 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (2.48%) NUnit
9 10 (1.77%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (1.77%) MbUnit
10 8 (1.42%) TestNG
10 8 (1.42%) Toad
11 7 (1.24%) LoadRunner
11 7 (1.24%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (1.24%) TestComplete
12 6 (1.06%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.06%) QARun
13 5 (0.89%) eggPlant
General
1 150 (26.60%) Finance
2 82 (14.54%) Retail
3 66 (11.70%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.96%) Billing
5 24 (4.26%) Banking
6 17 (3.01%) Military
7 11 (1.95%) Games
8 10 (1.77%) Marketing
8 10 (1.77%) Aerospace
9 9 (1.60%) Legal
9 9 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.60%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.42%) Avionics
10 8 (1.42%) Electronics
11 7 (1.24%) Automotive
11 7 (1.24%) Law
12 4 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.71%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.35%) Advertising
14 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 237 (42.02%) Analyst
2 199 (35.28%) Test Analyst
3 149 (26.42%) Tester
4 69 (12.23%) Software Tester
5 61 (10.82%) QA Analyst
6 52 (9.22%) Test Manager
7 48 (8.51%) Test Engineer
8 42 (7.45%) Software Engineer
9 33 (5.85%) QA Test Analyst
10 32 (5.67%) QA Tester
11 30 (5.32%) Developer
12 24 (4.26%) Consultant
12 24 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
12 24 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
13 23 (4.08%) QA Engineer
13 23 (4.08%) Manual Test Analyst
14 22 (3.90%) Team Leader
15 20 (3.55%) Junior
16 18 (3.19%) Software Test Analyst
16 18 (3.19%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (20.92%) .NET
2 54 (9.57%) XML
3 38 (6.74%) HTML
4 21 (3.72%) Web Services
5 19 (3.37%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.66%) Middleware
7 14 (2.48%) .NET Framework
8 12 (2.13%) Swing
9 10 (1.77%) JSF
9 10 (1.77%) Ajax
10 9 (1.60%) CSS
10 9 (1.60%) JDBC
10 9 (1.60%) JSP
11 7 (1.24%) J2EE
11 7 (1.24%) Spring
12 5 (0.89%) XSLT
13 4 (0.71%) Smart GWT
13 4 (0.71%) JSON
13 4 (0.71%) WPF
13 4 (0.71%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 74 (13.12%) Computer Science
2 27 (4.79%) Mathematics
3 16 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.66%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.30%) Client/Server
6 12 (2.13%) Open Source
7 10 (1.77%) Device Driver
7 10 (1.77%) Chip and PIN
8 9 (1.60%) Statistics
9 8 (1.42%) Life Science
10 6 (1.06%) Chemistry
10 6 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.89%) New Media
11 5 (0.89%) Derivative
12 4 (0.71%) IPTV
12 4 (0.71%) LIMS
13 3 (0.53%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.53%) EPoS
13 3 (0.53%) EMV
13 3 (0.53%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 84 (14.89%) Windows
2 40 (7.09%) Linux
3 25 (4.43%) UNIX
4 10 (1.77%) VxWorks
5 9 (1.60%) Windows Vista
6 8 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.06%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.06%) Solaris
9 5 (0.89%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.71%) CentOS
10 4 (0.71%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.53%) AIX
11 3 (0.53%) Android
12 1 (0.18%) SUSE
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (27.66%) Test Scripting
3 104 (18.44%) Test Automation
4 100 (17.73%) Automated Testing
5 85 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 72 (12.77%) Scrum
7 63 (11.17%) Manual Testing
8 57 (10.11%) Test Management
9 43 (7.62%) Test Strategy
10 42 (7.45%) OO
11 38 (6.74%) System Testing
12 34 (6.03%) Waterfall
13 32 (5.67%) Unit Testing
14 31 (5.50%) Regression Testing
14 31 (5.50%) Web Testing
15 29 (5.14%) Integration Testing
15 29 (5.14%) V-Model
16 25 (4.43%) Automation Testing
16 25 (4.43%) Software Engineering
17 24 (4.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (32.80%) SQL
2 84 (14.89%) C#
3 81 (14.36%) Java
4 41 (7.27%) JavaScript
5 38 (6.74%) C++
6 30 (5.32%) VB.NET
7 22 (3.90%) Python
8 20 (3.55%) C
9 18 (3.19%) Perl
10 15 (2.66%) VBScript
11 14 (2.48%) T-SQL
12 13 (2.30%) Ruby
13 8 (1.42%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.24%) PHP
14 7 (1.24%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.06%) VB
16 4 (0.71%) Ada
17 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
18 2 (0.35%) Delphi
19 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 288 (51.06%) ISEB
2 166 (29.43%) ISTQB
3 132 (23.40%) Degree
4 35 (6.21%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.66%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.48%) ISEB Practitioner
6 14 (2.48%) PhD
7 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.89%) MCSE
8 4 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.71%) RHCE
8 4 (0.71%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.53%) MCP
9 3 (0.53%) MCTS
10 2 (0.35%) CCNA
10 2 (0.35%) CISSP
10 2 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.18%) OSCP
11 1 (0.18%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (35.46%) QA
2 12 (2.13%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.71%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.35%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.35%) HL7
4 2 (0.35%) DICOM
4 2 (0.35%) TickIT
5 1 (0.18%) GAMP
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.35%) NFS
5 1 (0.18%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 69 (12.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.18%) Nessus
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 115 (20.39%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.04%) HP
3 32 (5.67%) Oracle
4 21 (3.72%) VMware
5 8 (1.42%) Telerik
5 8 (1.42%) Capita
6 6 (1.06%) Citrix
6 6 (1.06%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.06%) IBM
7 5 (0.89%) SOASTA, Inc
7 5 (0.89%) TIBCO
8 4 (0.71%) Sun
9 3 (0.53%) Apple
10 2 (0.35%) Redknee
10 2 (0.35%) SAP
10 2 (0.35%) Fidessa
10 2 (0.35%) Cisco
11 1 (0.18%) F5
11 1 (0.18%) Adobe
11 1 (0.18%) MathWorks
Brighton
Jagger Talent Commercial Recruiters
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ringwood
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + PENSION
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £46000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
SFW
Salary: Up to £50K + benefits incl. profit share
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Bridge Recruitment UK Ltd
Salary: 25000-35000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Fidessa
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £36033 - £40534 per annum + pension, living allowance
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
DP Connect
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Chatham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Woking
Real Staffing
Posted: 10 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Fidessa
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago