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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 188 175 166
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 319 361 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.73% 1.74% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.03% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 262 322 326
Median salary £37,250 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.87% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
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
15918 17759 18932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 86.23% 85.45% 83.46%
Number of salaries quoted 13374 14423 14891
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -34 67 £32,500 -20.73% 7
Berkshire +3 52 £42,500 +6.25%
Buckinghamshire +29 49 £37,250 +6.42% 2
Surrey -46 44 £38,000 -5.00% 8
Oxfordshire -2 36 £28,500 -28.75% 3
East Sussex +37 34 £50,000 +36.27% 4
Kent +43 30 £42,500 +41.66% 2
West Sussex 0 8 £52,000 +10.63%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 262 (40.25%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (33.64%) ISEB
3 202 (31.03%) QA
4 187 (28.73%) ISTQB
5 173 (26.57%) Regression Testing
6 171 (26.27%) Selenium
7 164 (25.19%) Test Scripting
8 162 (24.88%) SQL
9 140 (21.51%) Finance
9 140 (21.51%) Automated Testing
10 138 (21.20%) Test Automation
11 136 (20.89%) Windows
12 135 (20.74%) Degree
13 127 (19.51%) SDLC
14 116 (17.82%) C#
15 115 (17.67%) Functional Testing
16 114 (17.51%) Java
17 112 (17.20%) Scrum
17 112 (17.20%) User Acceptance Testing
18 104 (15.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 102 (15.67%) Software Engineering
20 99 (15.21%) Manual Testing
21 95 (14.59%) .NET
22 88 (13.52%) C++
23 86 (13.21%) Performance Testing
24 83 (12.75%) Linux
25 79 (12.14%) Microsoft
26 78 (11.98%) Test Strategy
27 72 (11.06%) JavaScript
27 72 (11.06%) HP Quality Center

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 39 (5.99%) CMS
2 19 (2.92%) IIS
3 12 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.38%) Apache
5 8 (1.23%) JBoss
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.46%) Confluence
8 2 (0.31%) SAS
9 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 41 (6.30%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.30%) MS Office
3 5 (0.77%) MS Project
4 4 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.77%) Primavera
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Maximo
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.92%) SaaS
2 4 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.61%) Office 365
3 3 (0.46%) GitHub
4 1 (0.15%) Force.com
4 1 (0.15%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.45%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.69%) Firewall
3 20 (3.07%) DNS
3 20 (3.07%) Internet
4 18 (2.76%) VoIP
5 8 (1.23%) HTTP
5 8 (1.23%) Wireless
6 7 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.77%) 4G
8 4 (0.61%) 802.15
8 4 (0.61%) IPsec
9 3 (0.46%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.46%) Network Security
9 3 (0.46%) RS-485
9 3 (0.46%) SNMP
9 3 (0.46%) VLAN
10 2 (0.31%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.31%) FTP
10 2 (0.31%) GSM
10 2 (0.31%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.22%) MySQL
3 18 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.15%) Oracle Database
4 14 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.23%) QlikView
6 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.46%) Big Data
8 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.31%) GIS
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 171 (26.27%) Selenium
2 68 (10.45%) JMeter
3 62 (9.52%) HP UFT
4 55 (8.45%) JIRA
5 53 (8.14%) Visual Studio
6 43 (6.61%) LoadRunner
7 42 (6.45%) WebDriver
8 30 (4.61%) SoapUI
9 27 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (3.53%) Gatling
11 21 (3.23%) TestNG
12 19 (2.92%) Cucumber
12 19 (2.92%) Subversion
13 18 (2.76%) Git (software)
13 18 (2.76%) InstallShield
14 16 (2.46%) SpecFlow
15 14 (2.15%) NUnit
16 11 (1.69%) TestDirector
17 10 (1.54%) Jenkins
17 10 (1.54%) NeoLoad
General
1 140 (21.51%) Finance
2 57 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.61%) Retail
4 26 (3.99%) Banking
5 22 (3.38%) Marketing
6 17 (2.61%) Automotive
7 16 (2.46%) Aerospace
8 15 (2.30%) Publishing
9 14 (2.15%) Electronics
10 13 (2.00%) Games
10 13 (2.00%) Manufacturing
11 12 (1.84%) Back Office
12 8 (1.23%) Legal
13 6 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.61%) German Language
15 2 (0.31%) Advertising
15 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.31%) Local Government
16 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 227 (34.87%) Analyst
2 184 (28.26%) Test Analyst
3 156 (23.96%) Tester
4 84 (12.90%) Automation Tester
5 69 (10.60%) Test Engineer
6 59 (9.06%) QA Analyst
7 58 (8.91%) Automation Test Analyst
8 53 (8.14%) Test Manager
9 49 (7.53%) Software Tester
10 47 (7.22%) QA Test Analyst
11 44 (6.76%) Developer
12 43 (6.61%) Test Leader
13 40 (6.14%) Software Engineer
14 39 (5.99%) QA Automation Analyst
15 37 (5.68%) QA Tester
15 37 (5.68%) Software Analyst
16 35 (5.38%) Junior
17 30 (4.61%) Senior Analyst
17 30 (4.61%) Senior Test Analyst
18 29 (4.45%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (14.59%) .NET
2 59 (9.06%) HTML
3 41 (6.30%) XML
4 37 (5.68%) Ajax
5 30 (4.61%) CSS
6 24 (3.69%) ASP.NET
7 20 (3.07%) Web Services
8 18 (2.76%) J2EE
9 16 (2.46%) STL
10 15 (2.30%) jQuery
10 15 (2.30%) MFC
11 14 (2.15%) CSS3
11 14 (2.15%) HTML5
11 14 (2.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (0.77%) ActiveMQ
13 4 (0.61%) 802.1X
13 4 (0.61%) Apache Camel
13 4 (0.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 4 (0.61%) Java EE
13 4 (0.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.84%) User Experience
3 35 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 33 (5.07%) Client/Server
5 21 (3.23%) N-Tier
6 20 (3.07%) Mathematics
7 14 (2.15%) Life Science
8 12 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
8 12 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.69%) Fintech
9 11 (1.69%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.38%) Derivative
12 8 (1.23%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.23%) Physics
13 7 (1.08%) Smart Meter
14 6 (0.92%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.92%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.77%) AS400
15 5 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 136 (20.89%) Windows
2 83 (12.75%) Linux
3 48 (7.37%) Unix
4 25 (3.84%) Windows Server
5 23 (3.53%) Solaris
6 9 (1.38%) Android
7 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.92%) CentOS
9 6 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.77%) AIX
11 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.46%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.46%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Tizen
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (40.25%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (26.57%) Regression Testing
3 164 (25.19%) Test Scripting
4 140 (21.51%) Automated Testing
5 138 (21.20%) Test Automation
6 127 (19.51%) SDLC
7 115 (17.67%) Functional Testing
8 112 (17.20%) Scrum
8 112 (17.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 102 (15.67%) Software Engineering
10 99 (15.21%) Manual Testing
11 86 (13.21%) Performance Testing
12 78 (11.98%) Test Strategy
13 68 (10.45%) Non-Functional Testing
13 68 (10.45%) Test Management
14 67 (10.29%) Waterfall
15 57 (8.76%) System Testing
16 53 (8.14%) Automation Testing
17 49 (7.53%) BDD
18 45 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 162 (24.88%) SQL
2 116 (17.82%) C#
3 114 (17.51%) Java
4 88 (13.52%) C++
5 72 (11.06%) JavaScript
6 56 (8.60%) Perl
7 48 (7.37%) Python
8 43 (6.61%) VB
9 40 (6.14%) C
9 40 (6.14%) T-SQL
10 28 (4.30%) VBScript
11 23 (3.53%) Ruby
12 14 (2.15%) VB.NET
13 13 (2.00%) R
13 13 (2.00%) VC++
14 8 (1.23%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.77%) PHP
17 3 (0.46%) Embedded C++
18 2 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 219 (33.64%) ISEB
2 187 (28.73%) ISTQB
3 135 (20.74%) Degree
4 104 (15.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (2.15%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.92%) RHCE
6 6 (0.92%) RHCSA
7 5 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.77%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.31%) MBA
10 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.15%) MCITP
10 1 (0.15%) OCA
10 1 (0.15%) OCAJ
10 1 (0.15%) OCP
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (31.03%) QA
2 7 (1.08%) SLA
3 6 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.77%) SDET
5 4 (0.61%) GAMP
6 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) COSO
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.15%) MISRA
System Software
1 18 (2.76%) Hyper-V
2 15 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.61%) Firmware
5 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.31%) OpenSSH
6 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 72 (11.06%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.92%) Puppet
3 5 (0.77%) Control-M
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 79 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 63 (9.68%) HP
3 41 (6.30%) Oracle
4 26 (3.99%) Red Hat
5 21 (3.23%) VMware
6 14 (2.15%) IBM
7 12 (1.84%) Sophos
8 9 (1.38%) EMC
9 8 (1.23%) TOWER Software
10 6 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.77%) MKS
12 3 (0.46%) Google
12 3 (0.46%) NICE Systems
13 2 (0.31%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.31%) Citrix
13 2 (0.31%) CODA
13 2 (0.31%) SAP
13 2 (0.31%) Telelogic
14 1 (0.15%) Cisco
14 1 (0.15%) Fidessa
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Via Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexible Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pension, life cover, childcare vouchers
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Woking
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Brighton
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Dover
Michael Page Technology
Posted: 16 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NCC Group
Posted: 14 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
EDM Group
Salary: From £21,000 to £26,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: 23 days ago
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago