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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 188 167 166
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 316 368 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.72% 1.79% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.10% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 237 322 279
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
15744 17504 19110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.69% 84.94% 83.65%
Number of salaries quoted 13137 13895 15292
Median salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -9 75 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Surrey -32 69 £32,500 -18.75% 8
Berkshire +1 57 £45,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +47 46 £36,250 -4.60% 3
Oxfordshire +3 29 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Kent -9 15 £36,250 -3.33% 3
East Sussex +23 14 £50,000 -2.43%
West Sussex -4 12 £37,500 +11.94% 1
Middlesex - 1 £52,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 230 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (33.00%) ISEB
3 188 (31.49%) QA
4 169 (28.31%) ISTQB
5 141 (23.62%) Regression Testing
5 141 (23.62%) Finance
6 140 (23.45%) SQL
7 136 (22.78%) Automated Testing
8 133 (22.28%) Test Scripting
9 130 (21.78%) Degree
10 128 (21.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 125 (20.94%) Selenium
12 121 (20.27%) Windows
13 120 (20.10%) Test Automation
14 117 (19.60%) Software Engineering
15 106 (17.76%) SDLC
16 104 (17.42%) Manual Testing
17 102 (17.09%) Functional Testing
18 97 (16.25%) C#
19 90 (15.08%) Java
19 90 (15.08%) Scrum
20 82 (13.74%) Microsoft
21 80 (13.40%) C++
22 79 (13.23%) Linux
22 79 (13.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 77 (12.90%) .NET
24 72 (12.06%) Test Strategy
25 64 (10.72%) SQL Server
26 62 (10.39%) HP
26 62 (10.39%) Telecoms

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (4.36%) CMS
2 16 (2.68%) IIS
3 8 (1.34%) ColdFusion
4 7 (1.17%) Apache
4 7 (1.17%) Confluence
5 6 (1.01%) JBoss
6 4 (0.67%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.50%) Node.js
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.86%) MS Office
3 13 (2.18%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) Primavera
3 1 (0.17%) Maximo
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.51%) SaaS
2 3 (0.50%) GitHub
2 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.17%) Force.com
4 1 (0.17%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.51%) TCP/IP
1 15 (2.51%) VoIP
2 14 (2.35%) Firewall
3 12 (2.01%) Internet
4 10 (1.68%) DNS
5 7 (1.17%) HTTP
6 6 (1.01%) Network Security
7 5 (0.84%) Wireless
8 4 (0.67%) 4G
8 4 (0.67%) Extranet
8 4 (0.67%) IPsec
9 3 (0.50%) 802.15
9 3 (0.50%) SNMP
9 3 (0.50%) VLAN
10 2 (0.34%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.34%) RS-485
10 2 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.17%) RS-232
11 1 (0.17%) snoop
11 1 (0.17%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.36%) MySQL
3 23 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (2.35%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.01%) GIS
9 5 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.67%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.67%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.50%) Big Data
11 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 125 (20.94%) Selenium
2 53 (8.88%) HP UFT
3 52 (8.71%) JIRA
4 47 (7.87%) Visual Studio
5 37 (6.20%) JMeter
6 31 (5.19%) WebDriver
7 28 (4.69%) Git (software)
7 28 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (3.85%) Subversion
9 22 (3.69%) LoadRunner
10 20 (3.35%) SoapUI
11 19 (3.18%) Jenkins
12 18 (3.02%) Cucumber
13 15 (2.51%) InstallShield
13 15 (2.51%) SpecFlow
14 14 (2.35%) Bugzilla
15 11 (1.84%) TestDirector
15 11 (1.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 9 (1.51%) NUnit
16 9 (1.51%) TestNG
General
1 141 (23.62%) Finance
2 62 (10.39%) Telecoms
3 38 (6.37%) Banking
4 33 (5.53%) Retail
5 20 (3.35%) Marketing
6 19 (3.18%) Games
7 17 (2.85%) Automotive
8 15 (2.51%) Publishing
9 13 (2.18%) Manufacturing
10 12 (2.01%) Back Office
11 9 (1.51%) Aerospace
12 7 (1.17%) Electronics
13 6 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.67%) Legal
14 4 (0.67%) Local Government
15 3 (0.50%) German Language
16 2 (0.34%) Advertising
16 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
17 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 240 (40.20%) Analyst
2 192 (32.16%) Test Analyst
3 136 (22.78%) Tester
4 85 (14.24%) Test Engineer
5 53 (8.88%) Automation Tester
6 52 (8.71%) QA Analyst
7 46 (7.71%) Automation Test Analyst
7 46 (7.71%) Test Manager
8 45 (7.54%) QA Test Analyst
9 42 (7.04%) Junior
10 41 (6.87%) Software Engineer
10 41 (6.87%) Software Tester
11 39 (6.53%) Software Analyst
12 37 (6.20%) Senior Analyst
12 37 (6.20%) Senior Test Analyst
13 35 (5.86%) QA Tester
14 34 (5.70%) QA Engineer
15 32 (5.36%) Software Test Engineer
16 30 (5.03%) Agile Test Analyst
16 30 (5.03%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (12.90%) .NET
2 61 (10.22%) HTML
3 43 (7.20%) XML
4 33 (5.53%) CSS
5 25 (4.19%) Ajax
6 17 (2.85%) jQuery
6 17 (2.85%) STL
7 16 (2.68%) J2EE
8 15 (2.51%) HTML5
8 15 (2.51%) MFC
9 14 (2.35%) CSS3
9 14 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (2.18%) ASP.NET
10 13 (2.18%) Web Services
11 7 (1.17%) Java EE
12 5 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (0.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 5 (0.84%) OpenCV
12 5 (0.84%) RESTful
12 5 (0.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 37 (6.20%) User Experience
4 32 (5.36%) Mathematics
5 21 (3.52%) Client/Server
6 18 (3.02%) N-Tier
7 16 (2.68%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.35%) Embedded Systems
8 14 (2.35%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.68%) IVR
9 10 (1.68%) Statistics
10 8 (1.34%) Derivative
10 8 (1.34%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.34%) Life Science
10 8 (1.34%) Physics
11 6 (1.01%) AS400
11 6 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.01%) Fintech
11 6 (1.01%) iSeries
11 6 (1.01%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 121 (20.27%) Windows
2 79 (13.23%) Linux
3 40 (6.70%) Unix
4 24 (4.02%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.02%) Solaris
6 12 (2.01%) Android
7 9 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.34%) CentOS
8 8 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.50%) AIX
10 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Tizen
12 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (23.62%) Regression Testing
3 136 (22.78%) Automated Testing
4 133 (22.28%) Test Scripting
5 128 (21.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 120 (20.10%) Test Automation
7 117 (19.60%) Software Engineering
8 106 (17.76%) SDLC
9 104 (17.42%) Manual Testing
10 102 (17.09%) Functional Testing
11 90 (15.08%) Scrum
12 72 (12.06%) Test Strategy
13 60 (10.05%) Test Management
14 57 (9.55%) System Testing
15 56 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
16 54 (9.05%) Performance Testing
17 48 (8.04%) Project Management
18 46 (7.71%) Automation Testing
19 44 (7.37%) Waterfall
20 40 (6.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 140 (23.45%) SQL
2 97 (16.25%) C#
3 90 (15.08%) Java
4 80 (13.40%) C++
5 61 (10.22%) JavaScript
6 56 (9.38%) Python
7 51 (8.54%) Perl
8 34 (5.70%) C
9 28 (4.69%) T-SQL
10 25 (4.19%) Ruby
11 22 (3.69%) VB
12 17 (2.85%) R
12 17 (2.85%) VBScript
13 13 (2.18%) VC++
14 12 (2.01%) Bash Shell
14 12 (2.01%) PHP
14 12 (2.01%) VB.NET
15 9 (1.51%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.84%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 197 (33.00%) ISEB
2 169 (28.31%) ISTQB
3 130 (21.78%) Degree
4 79 (13.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (3.18%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (1.34%) RHCE
7 8 (1.34%) RHCSA
8 6 (1.01%) MBA
9 5 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.84%) Postgraduate
9 5 (0.84%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.67%) CITP
10 4 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.50%) CHECK Team Leader
11 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.34%) CCNA
12 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (31.49%) QA
2 12 (2.01%) ISO 9001
3 11 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.68%) COSO
4 10 (1.68%) ISO22301
4 10 (1.68%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.17%) SDET
6 5 (0.84%) ISO13485
6 5 (0.84%) MISRA
7 4 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.67%) SLA
8 2 (0.34%) GAMP
System Software
1 20 (3.35%) Hyper-V
2 10 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 58 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.34%) Puppet
3 3 (0.50%) Control-M
3 3 (0.50%) Nessus
3 3 (0.50%) Nmap
Vendors
1 82 (13.74%) Microsoft
2 62 (10.39%) HP
3 39 (6.53%) Oracle
4 25 (4.19%) Red Hat
5 20 (3.35%) VMware
6 14 (2.35%) IBM
7 12 (2.01%) Sophos
8 11 (1.84%) MKS
8 11 (1.84%) TOWER Software
9 6 (1.01%) SAP
10 5 (0.84%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.50%) Coverity
11 3 (0.50%) EMC
11 3 (0.50%) NICE Systems
11 3 (0.50%) Splunk
12 2 (0.34%) Telelogic
12 2 (0.34%) T-Plan
13 1 (0.17%) Cisco
13 1 (0.17%) CODA
13 1 (0.17%) Juniper
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + £5k Car Allowance + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 43k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: £25,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum Annual Bonus (20%) and Package
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum internal/external training, tech con
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £37,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cowes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cowes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Annual Bonus, Pension, Health care,
Posted: 5 days ago
Chatham, Kent
SLS Services Ltd
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 38-40k
Posted: 6 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £61000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25k
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
HFG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Weybridge
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Bracknell
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Milton Keynes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago