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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / South East
Rank 168 222 192
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -30
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 267 263 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.79% 1.37% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.58% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 228 221 281
Median salary £40,750 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,076 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -

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
12794 16637 17545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.69% 86.53% 84.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10442 14021 14109
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +50 48 £50,000 +19.04% 9
Surrey +41 47 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Hampshire +1 45 £42,500 +25.92% 12
Buckinghamshire +24 43 £38,000 +1.06% 2
Kent +10 25 £42,500 +24.08% 1
Oxfordshire +26 21 £33,250 -16.87% 6
East Sussex +24 21 £37,076 +5.93% 3
West Sussex -1 19 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 299 (53.78%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (36.51%) ISTQB
3 191 (34.35%) QA
4 186 (33.45%) ISEB
5 175 (31.47%) SQL
6 171 (30.76%) Degree
7 168 (30.22%) Test Automation
8 164 (29.50%) Selenium
9 159 (28.60%) Microsoft
10 140 (25.18%) C#
11 136 (24.46%) SDLC
12 125 (22.48%) Test Scripting
12 125 (22.48%) Automated Testing
13 121 (21.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 120 (21.58%) Finance
14 120 (21.58%) Scrum
15 116 (20.86%) .NET
16 113 (20.32%) Windows
17 105 (18.88%) Manual Testing
18 95 (17.09%) SQL Server
19 90 (16.19%) MS Excel
20 89 (16.01%) Regression Testing
21 84 (15.11%) Test Strategy
22 83 (14.93%) Computer Science
23 82 (14.75%) Automation Testing
24 81 (14.57%) Java
25 77 (13.85%) Performance Testing
25 77 (13.85%) Mentoring
26 76 (13.67%) User Acceptance Testing
27 69 (12.41%) HTML

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 12 (2.16%) CMS
1 12 (2.16%) Confluence
2 11 (1.98%) IIS
2 11 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.90%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 90 (16.19%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.06%) MS Office
3 16 (2.88%) MS Project
4 9 (1.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.26%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (1.26%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.36%) Primavera
4 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.72%) IaaS
3 4 (0.72%) PaaS
4 3 (0.54%) SaaS
5 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.18%) GitHub
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.24%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.62%) DNS
3 8 (1.44%) Firewall
3 8 (1.44%) Internet
4 7 (1.26%) InfiniBand
5 3 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.54%) Wireless
6 2 (0.36%) Network Security
7 1 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.60%) MySQL
3 12 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.80%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.80%) QlikView
6 7 (1.26%) Oracle9i Database
6 7 (1.26%) SAP BW
6 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.90%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.90%) Pentaho
8 5 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.72%) OLAP
9 4 (0.72%) OLTP
9 4 (0.72%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 164 (29.50%) Selenium
2 67 (12.05%) JIRA
3 56 (10.07%) HP UFT
4 52 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 51 (9.17%) Visual Studio
6 43 (7.73%) LoadRunner
7 38 (6.83%) SoapUI
8 36 (6.47%) JMeter
9 30 (5.40%) WebDriver
10 23 (4.14%) Jenkins
11 21 (3.78%) Ranorex
11 21 (3.78%) TestComplete
12 20 (3.60%) Cucumber
12 20 (3.60%) SpecFlow
13 18 (3.24%) TestNG
14 14 (2.52%) Subversion
15 13 (2.34%) JUnit
16 12 (2.16%) Git (software)
16 12 (2.16%) Selenium IDE
16 12 (2.16%) Zephyr
General
1 120 (21.58%) Finance
2 20 (3.60%) Banking
2 20 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.70%) Electronics
4 14 (2.52%) Games
5 12 (2.16%) Legal
6 11 (1.98%) Retail
7 10 (1.80%) Automotive
7 10 (1.80%) Marketing
8 9 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.26%) Publishing
10 6 (1.08%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.90%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.72%) Military
13 3 (0.54%) Back Office
14 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.18%) Advertising
15 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 163 (29.32%) Analyst
2 139 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 109 (19.60%) Tester
4 87 (15.65%) Test Manager
5 67 (12.05%) Developer
6 59 (10.61%) Automation Test Analyst
7 50 (8.99%) Automation Tester
8 45 (8.09%) Software Analyst
8 45 (8.09%) Software Tester
9 44 (7.91%) Test Leader
10 42 (7.55%) Software Test Analyst
11 39 (7.01%) Test Engineer
12 24 (4.32%) Manual Test Analyst
12 24 (4.32%) QA Analyst
12 24 (4.32%) Team Leader
13 23 (4.14%) Developer in Test
13 23 (4.14%) Software Test Engineer
14 22 (3.96%) Junior
15 21 (3.78%) QA Test Analyst
15 21 (3.78%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (20.86%) .NET
2 69 (12.41%) HTML
3 44 (7.91%) CSS
4 43 (7.73%) ASP.NET
5 41 (7.37%) Web Services
6 25 (4.50%) XML
7 16 (2.88%) SOAP
8 12 (2.16%) XSLT
9 10 (1.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 10 (1.80%) HTML5
9 10 (1.80%) STL
10 9 (1.62%) Ajax
11 7 (1.26%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.26%) CGI
11 7 (1.26%) J2EE
11 7 (1.26%) JMS
11 7 (1.26%) Middleware
11 7 (1.26%) WCF
11 7 (1.26%) XHTML
12 6 (1.08%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.93%) Computer Science
2 64 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.04%) Mobile App
4 23 (4.14%) Virtual Team
5 19 (3.42%) Client/Server
6 10 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.80%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.44%) User Experience
8 7 (1.26%) Clustering
8 7 (1.26%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.08%) Online Games
10 5 (0.90%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.90%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (0.90%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.72%) Life Science
11 4 (0.72%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 113 (20.32%) Windows
2 50 (8.99%) Linux
3 30 (5.40%) Unix
4 28 (5.04%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.24%) Apple iOS
6 17 (3.06%) Android
7 10 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.26%) Solaris
8 7 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.54%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.36%) Debian
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.18%) SUSE
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (53.78%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (30.22%) Test Automation
3 136 (24.46%) SDLC
4 125 (22.48%) Automated Testing
4 125 (22.48%) Test Scripting
5 120 (21.58%) Scrum
6 105 (18.88%) Manual Testing
7 89 (16.01%) Regression Testing
8 84 (15.11%) Test Strategy
9 82 (14.75%) Automation Testing
10 77 (13.85%) Mentoring
10 77 (13.85%) Performance Testing
11 76 (13.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 62 (11.15%) Test Management
13 58 (10.43%) BDD
14 57 (10.25%) Software Engineering
15 51 (9.17%) Functional Testing
16 48 (8.63%) Project Management
17 46 (8.27%) TDD
18 44 (7.91%) OO
Programming Languages
1 175 (31.47%) SQL
2 140 (25.18%) C#
3 81 (14.57%) Java
4 44 (7.91%) C++
4 44 (7.91%) JavaScript
5 36 (6.47%) VB
6 27 (4.86%) Python
7 26 (4.68%) T-SQL
8 21 (3.78%) Perl
9 17 (3.06%) VB.NET
10 16 (2.88%) PHP
11 14 (2.52%) VBScript
12 9 (1.62%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.62%) Ruby
13 7 (1.26%) ECMAScript
13 7 (1.26%) MATLAB
14 6 (1.08%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.90%) C
16 3 (0.54%) XQuery
17 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 203 (36.51%) ISTQB
2 186 (33.45%) ISEB
3 171 (30.76%) Degree
4 121 (21.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (2.52%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.54%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) CCNA
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.18%) HND
10 1 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (34.35%) QA
2 5 (0.90%) SLA
3 3 (0.54%) COSO
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (8.45%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (0.54%) Ansible
4 2 (0.36%) Puppet
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 159 (28.60%) Microsoft
2 57 (10.25%) HP
3 30 (5.40%) Oracle
4 15 (2.70%) SAP
5 9 (1.62%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.62%) Remedy
6 8 (1.44%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.26%) ANSYS
7 7 (1.26%) EMC
7 7 (1.26%) IBM
8 5 (0.90%) Cognos
8 5 (0.90%) Informatica
8 5 (0.90%) Jaspersoft
8 5 (0.90%) Talend
8 5 (0.90%) VMware
9 4 (0.72%) AppDynamics
10 3 (0.54%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.36%) Capita
11 2 (0.36%) T-Plan
12 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com
Brighton, East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life,flexi work
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, Sussex
JW5
Salary: benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Great package
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Tessella
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 7 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 43k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 25 days holiday, Pension, Private
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Net2Edge Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + lots including flexi working
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum Training + Career Progression
Posted: 5 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum + Pension, Private Healthcare, 25 da
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 25 days holiday, Pension, Private
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 18 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago
Slough
Spectrum IT
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago