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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 181 228 163
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -65
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 335 226 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.54% 1.05% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.32% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 274 174 369
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
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
17370 17162 17976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 80.09% 79.69% 77.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13879 13633 15469
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 £65,000
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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +48 114 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Berkshire +53 91 £40,000 -18.36% 3
Hampshire -8 66 £34,500 -8.00% 7
West Sussex +5 15 £40,000 +25.00% 3
Kent -5 12 £42,500 +25.00% 1
East Sussex -13 12 £33,250 +23.14%
Buckinghamshire 0 11 £32,500 - 2
Oxfordshire -17 9 £32,500 -2.98% 3
Middlesex +12 6 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 292 (39.04%) SQL
2 280 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (35.43%) ISEB
4 240 (32.09%) QA
5 231 (30.88%) Finance
6 177 (23.66%) Java
7 173 (23.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 169 (22.59%) ISTQB
9 165 (22.06%) Degree
10 161 (21.52%) Selenium
11 147 (19.65%) Test Management
11 147 (19.65%) Microsoft
12 144 (19.25%) Test Automation
13 139 (18.58%) Test Scripting
14 134 (17.91%) Windows
15 131 (17.51%) C#
16 118 (15.78%) Oracle
16 118 (15.78%) Linux
17 116 (15.51%) HP
18 108 (14.44%) User Acceptance Testing
18 108 (14.44%) QuickTest Pro
19 105 (14.04%) Web Services
20 104 (13.90%) HP Quality Center
21 103 (13.77%) SQL Server
22 96 (12.83%) Telecoms
23 94 (12.57%) XML
23 94 (12.57%) Automated Testing
24 90 (12.03%) Manual Testing
24 90 (12.03%) Test Strategy
24 90 (12.03%) Test Planning

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 11 (1.47%) Apache
2 9 (1.20%) Tomcat
2 9 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (1.07%) IIS
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.40%) Drupal
5 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.27%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.13%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.13%) Jetty
7 1 (0.13%) nginx
7 1 (0.13%) Confluence
7 1 (0.13%) CMS
7 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 42 (5.61%) MS Office
3 3 (0.40%) MS Project
4 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.20%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.20%) SaaS
2 5 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.61%) Internet
2 24 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.81%) DNS
4 20 (2.67%) HTTP
5 16 (2.14%) DHCP
6 15 (2.01%) 3G
7 14 (1.87%) Broadband
8 13 (1.74%) MVNO
9 9 (1.20%) VoIP
10 7 (0.94%) CTI
10 7 (0.94%) LTE
10 7 (0.94%) Wireless
11 6 (0.80%) Firewall
11 6 (0.80%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.67%) 4G
13 4 (0.53%) Network Security
13 4 (0.53%) SS7
13 4 (0.53%) ISUP
13 4 (0.53%) INAP
13 4 (0.53%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.15%) MySQL
3 36 (4.81%) Oracle Database
4 35 (4.68%) Relational Database
5 28 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (2.81%) DB2
8 21 (2.81%) SQLPlus
8 21 (2.81%) DataStage
8 21 (2.81%) Oracle Exadata
8 21 (2.81%) Oracle ODI
9 18 (2.41%) RDBMS
10 16 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.53%) MS Access
13 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.40%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 161 (21.52%) Selenium
2 108 (14.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 73 (9.76%) JIRA
4 65 (8.69%) WebDriver
5 40 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (5.21%) Jenkins
7 31 (4.14%) Visual Studio
8 30 (4.01%) JMeter
9 29 (3.88%) Toad
10 24 (3.21%) Subversion
10 24 (3.21%) Cucumber
11 23 (3.07%) TestComplete
12 21 (2.81%) JUnit
13 19 (2.54%) NUnit
14 15 (2.01%) SoapUI
14 15 (2.01%) Ranorex
15 11 (1.47%) MSI
16 10 (1.34%) TestDirector
16 10 (1.34%) FitNesse
16 10 (1.34%) Git (software)
General
1 231 (30.88%) Finance
2 96 (12.83%) Telecoms
3 69 (9.22%) Banking
4 53 (7.09%) Retail
5 29 (3.88%) Billing
6 28 (3.74%) Aerospace
7 23 (3.07%) Advertising
8 18 (2.41%) Electronics
9 15 (2.01%) Marketing
10 11 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.47%) Front Office
11 6 (0.80%) Automotive
11 6 (0.80%) Legal
11 6 (0.80%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.40%) Publishing
13 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.13%) Back Office
14 1 (0.13%) Military
14 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 274 (36.63%) Analyst
2 212 (28.34%) Test Analyst
3 128 (17.11%) Tester
4 109 (14.57%) Test Engineer
5 102 (13.64%) Developer
6 72 (9.63%) Software Tester
6 72 (9.63%) Software Engineer
7 71 (9.49%) Test Manager
8 57 (7.62%) QA Analyst
9 46 (6.15%) QA Engineer
10 45 (6.02%) Software Test Engineer
11 40 (5.35%) Software Developer
12 35 (4.68%) Senior Analyst
13 34 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
14 33 (4.41%) Consultant
15 31 (4.14%) Automation Engineer
16 30 (4.01%) Test Consultant
17 28 (3.74%) Junior
18 22 (2.94%) QA Test Analyst
19 20 (2.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (14.04%) Web Services
2 94 (12.57%) XML
3 80 (10.70%) HTML
4 74 (9.89%) .NET
5 34 (4.55%) CSS
6 32 (4.28%) LAMP
7 30 (4.01%) SOAP
8 20 (2.67%) XSD
8 20 (2.67%) WSDL
9 16 (2.14%) ASP.NET
9 16 (2.14%) jQuery
10 13 (1.74%) Spring
11 10 (1.34%) WPF
11 10 (1.34%) HTML5
12 9 (1.20%) Regular Expression
12 9 (1.20%) Ajax
13 8 (1.07%) NHibernate
13 8 (1.07%) Hibernate
13 8 (1.07%) Java EE
13 8 (1.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 79 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (9.63%) Computer Science
3 58 (7.75%) Mathematics
4 27 (3.61%) Physics
5 24 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (2.81%) Open Source
6 21 (2.81%) Mainframe
7 20 (2.67%) Client/Server
8 14 (1.87%) Life Science
8 14 (1.87%) Smartphone
9 12 (1.60%) Derivative
9 12 (1.60%) Biology
9 12 (1.60%) Replication
9 12 (1.60%) User Experience
10 11 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.47%) VHDL
10 11 (1.47%) Chemistry
11 10 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
11 10 (1.34%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.20%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 134 (17.91%) Windows
2 118 (15.78%) Linux
3 84 (11.23%) UNIX
4 18 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (2.27%) CentOS
5 17 (2.27%) Solaris
5 17 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.60%) Android
9 11 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (1.20%) AIX
11 8 (1.07%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (0.80%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.67%) openSUSE
14 4 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (19.65%) Test Management
3 144 (19.25%) Test Automation
4 139 (18.58%) Test Scripting
5 108 (14.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 94 (12.57%) Automated Testing
7 90 (12.03%) Manual Testing
7 90 (12.03%) Test Strategy
7 90 (12.03%) Test Planning
8 84 (11.23%) Scrum
9 78 (10.43%) Regression Testing
10 58 (7.75%) Performance Testing
11 57 (7.62%) Software Engineering
12 55 (7.35%) ITIL
13 54 (7.22%) OO
14 49 (6.55%) Validation
15 48 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
15 48 (6.42%) Mentoring
16 44 (5.88%) Workflow
17 43 (5.75%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 292 (39.04%) SQL
2 177 (23.66%) Java
3 131 (17.51%) C#
4 89 (11.90%) Python
5 85 (11.36%) C++
6 77 (10.29%) JavaScript
7 74 (9.89%) Perl
8 66 (8.82%) C
9 49 (6.55%) PHP
10 32 (4.28%) PL/SQL
11 27 (3.61%) Bash Shell
12 20 (2.67%) Shell Script
13 19 (2.54%) MATLAB
13 19 (2.54%) VB
14 15 (2.01%) Delphi
15 13 (1.74%) Ruby
16 11 (1.47%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.80%) Fortran
17 6 (0.80%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.80%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 265 (35.43%) ISEB
2 173 (23.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 169 (22.59%) ISTQB
4 165 (22.06%) Degree
5 44 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 40 (5.35%) SC Cleared
7 23 (3.07%) DV Cleared
8 19 (2.54%) PhD
9 11 (1.47%) RHCE
9 11 (1.47%) RHCSA
10 7 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.67%) MCSE
13 3 (0.40%) CSQA
14 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.13%) MBA
15 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (32.09%) QA
2 20 (2.67%) SLA
3 13 (1.74%) GAMP
4 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.67%) KVM
5 4 (0.53%) NFS
5 4 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.53%) Firmware
5 4 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 104 (13.90%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.74%) Puppet
3 11 (1.47%) SCCM
4 6 (0.80%) Control-M
5 5 (0.67%) Nagios
6 4 (0.53%) WSUS
7 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.13%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 147 (19.65%) Microsoft
2 118 (15.78%) Oracle
3 116 (15.51%) HP
4 46 (6.15%) VMware
5 28 (3.74%) Red Hat
6 21 (2.81%) Business Objects
6 21 (2.81%) Cognos
7 9 (1.20%) Citrix
8 6 (0.80%) Mapinfo
8 6 (0.80%) MathWorks
9 5 (0.67%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.53%) IBM
10 4 (0.53%) Telerik
10 4 (0.53%) Redknee
10 4 (0.53%) Red Gate
11 3 (0.40%) F5
11 3 (0.40%) Huawei
12 2 (0.27%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.27%) Adobe
13 1 (0.13%) Apple
Reigate, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 65,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £60000 per annum - share options
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Salary: £33950 - £35733 per annum + Pension, 28 days hol, Medical
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Salary: 45000-50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
West Sussex
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
High Wycombe
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 24 days ago
Dartford
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 25 days ago
Chichester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago