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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 171 179 158
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -21
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 313 371 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.79% 1.76% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.06% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 273 345 330
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
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
15047 17996 18124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 86.17% 85.39% 83.56%
Number of salaries quoted 12469 14956 14002
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Surrey 0 76 £41,000 +13.88% 4
Hampshire -28 55 £30,000 -16.66% 6
Berkshire +24 43 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Kent +39 36 £42,500 +36.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +17 36 £37,500 +3.44% 2
East Sussex +30 27 £39,576 -1.06% 1
Oxfordshire -8 27 £30,000 -25.00% 4
West Sussex +2 13 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 281 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (37.72%) ISEB
3 215 (34.51%) QA
4 213 (34.19%) ISTQB
5 211 (33.87%) Selenium
6 181 (29.05%) Test Scripting
7 169 (27.13%) SQL
8 156 (25.04%) Regression Testing
9 149 (23.92%) Test Automation
10 147 (23.60%) Finance
10 147 (23.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 145 (23.27%) SDLC
12 139 (22.31%) Degree
13 138 (22.15%) Scrum
14 132 (21.19%) C#
15 124 (19.90%) Automated Testing
16 109 (17.50%) Windows
17 107 (17.17%) Java
18 106 (17.01%) Functional Testing
19 102 (16.37%) .NET
19 102 (16.37%) Manual Testing
20 93 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
21 90 (14.45%) Microsoft
21 90 (14.45%) Test Strategy
22 89 (14.29%) Performance Testing
23 84 (13.48%) HP Quality Center
24 81 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
25 80 (12.84%) JMeter
26 76 (12.20%) Test Management
27 74 (11.88%) SQL Server

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 40 (6.42%) CMS
2 16 (2.57%) IIS
3 10 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.12%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.96%) Apache
6 5 (0.80%) JBoss
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.32%) SAS
9 1 (0.16%) Xceptor
Applications
1 55 (8.83%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.09%) MS Office
3 5 (0.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Primavera
2 4 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.64%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.16%) Maximo
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.12%) SaaS
4 3 (0.48%) Office 365
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) Force.com
5 1 (0.16%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.62%) TCP/IP
2 29 (4.65%) Firewall
3 27 (4.33%) DNS
3 27 (4.33%) Internet
4 11 (1.77%) VoIP
5 7 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (1.12%) Wireless
6 6 (0.96%) HTTP
7 4 (0.64%) InfiniBand
8 3 (0.48%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.48%) RS-485
9 2 (0.32%) FTP
9 2 (0.32%) GSM
9 2 (0.32%) SCCP
9 2 (0.32%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (0.32%) SS7
9 2 (0.32%) tcpdump
9 2 (0.32%) UMTS
9 2 (0.32%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.10%) MySQL
3 15 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (1.61%) QlikView
4 10 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.64%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.16%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 211 (33.87%) Selenium
2 80 (12.84%) JMeter
3 59 (9.47%) HP UFT
4 58 (9.31%) LoadRunner
5 56 (8.99%) Visual Studio
6 55 (8.83%) JIRA
7 47 (7.54%) WebDriver
8 46 (7.38%) SoapUI
9 45 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (4.98%) TestNG
11 30 (4.82%) Gatling
12 25 (4.01%) SpecFlow
13 23 (3.69%) Cucumber
14 20 (3.21%) Subversion
15 17 (2.73%) TestComplete
16 15 (2.41%) NUnit
17 13 (2.09%) NeoLoad
17 13 (2.09%) Selenium IDE
18 12 (1.93%) Git (software)
18 12 (1.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 147 (23.60%) Finance
2 44 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.01%) Banking
4 23 (3.69%) Retail
5 18 (2.89%) Aerospace
6 17 (2.73%) Automotive
7 15 (2.41%) Games
8 14 (2.25%) Marketing
9 13 (2.09%) Electronics
10 10 (1.61%) Legal
11 9 (1.44%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.44%) Publishing
12 6 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.80%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.64%) Back Office
14 4 (0.64%) German Language
15 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 204 (32.74%) Analyst
2 183 (29.37%) Test Analyst
3 157 (25.20%) Tester
4 99 (15.89%) Automation Tester
5 82 (13.16%) Automation Test Analyst
6 76 (12.20%) Test Manager
7 55 (8.83%) QA Analyst
8 53 (8.51%) Software Tester
9 52 (8.35%) Developer
10 51 (8.19%) Test Leader
11 48 (7.70%) Test Engineer
12 44 (7.06%) QA Test Analyst
13 41 (6.58%) QA Automation Analyst
14 40 (6.42%) QA Tester
15 39 (6.26%) Selenium Tester
16 36 (5.78%) Selenium Automation Tester
16 36 (5.78%) Software Analyst
17 34 (5.46%) QA Automation Tester
18 31 (4.98%) Senior Tester
19 30 (4.82%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (16.37%) .NET
2 67 (10.75%) HTML
3 43 (6.90%) ASP.NET
4 39 (6.26%) Ajax
5 29 (4.65%) CSS
6 22 (3.53%) XML
7 20 (3.21%) Web Services
8 13 (2.09%) HTML5
8 13 (2.09%) STL
9 11 (1.77%) J2EE
10 10 (1.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 9 (1.44%) jQuery
11 9 (1.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (1.28%) CSS3
13 7 (1.12%) Spark Streaming
14 6 (0.96%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.96%) SOAP
15 5 (0.80%) Flash
16 4 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
16 4 (0.64%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 38 (6.10%) Client/Server
4 18 (2.89%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (2.73%) User Experience
6 16 (2.57%) Life Science
7 15 (2.41%) N-Tier
8 14 (2.25%) Mathematics
9 13 (2.09%) Fintech
10 10 (1.61%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.44%) Derivative
11 9 (1.44%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.96%) Biotechnology
12 6 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.96%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.80%) Online Games
13 5 (0.80%) Replication
13 5 (0.80%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 109 (17.50%) Windows
2 65 (10.43%) Linux
3 40 (6.42%) Unix
4 20 (3.21%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.57%) Solaris
6 8 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.80%) AIX
8 5 (0.80%) CentOS
8 5 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (0.80%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.80%) Windows Vista
8 5 (0.80%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.48%) Android
11 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.16%) pSOS
12 1 (0.16%) ThreadX
12 1 (0.16%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (29.05%) Test Scripting
3 156 (25.04%) Regression Testing
4 149 (23.92%) Test Automation
5 145 (23.27%) SDLC
6 138 (22.15%) Scrum
7 124 (19.90%) Automated Testing
8 106 (17.01%) Functional Testing
9 102 (16.37%) Manual Testing
10 93 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 90 (14.45%) Test Strategy
12 89 (14.29%) Performance Testing
13 76 (12.20%) Test Management
14 70 (11.24%) Mentoring
15 63 (10.11%) Non-Functional Testing
16 61 (9.79%) Automation Testing
16 61 (9.79%) Waterfall
17 58 (9.31%) BDD
18 57 (9.15%) Software Engineering
19 53 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 169 (27.13%) SQL
2 132 (21.19%) C#
3 107 (17.17%) Java
4 70 (11.24%) JavaScript
5 61 (9.79%) C++
6 53 (8.51%) VB
7 50 (8.03%) Perl
8 41 (6.58%) T-SQL
9 35 (5.62%) Python
10 30 (4.82%) VBScript
11 25 (4.01%) C
12 19 (3.05%) Ruby
13 13 (2.09%) VB.NET
14 10 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.61%) PHP
15 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.64%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.64%) VC++
17 3 (0.48%) VB6
18 2 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 235 (37.72%) ISEB
2 213 (34.19%) ISTQB
3 147 (23.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 139 (22.31%) Degree
5 11 (1.77%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.80%) RHCE
7 5 (0.80%) RHCSA
8 4 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.64%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.16%) CCNA
11 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.16%) HND
11 1 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.16%) OCA
11 1 (0.16%) OCAJ
11 1 (0.16%) OCP
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (34.51%) QA
2 7 (1.12%) SLA
3 6 (0.96%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.64%) GAMP
5 3 (0.48%) COSO
5 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.32%) SDET
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (2.25%) Hyper-V
2 11 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.32%) Firmware
4 2 (0.32%) OpenSSH
4 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 84 (13.48%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.96%) Puppet
3 5 (0.80%) Control-M
4 4 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 90 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 66 (10.59%) HP
3 32 (5.14%) Oracle
4 17 (2.73%) Red Hat
4 17 (2.73%) VMware
5 9 (1.44%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.44%) EMC
6 8 (1.28%) IBM
7 7 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.12%) SAP
8 4 (0.64%) ANSYS
8 4 (0.64%) TOWER Software
9 3 (0.48%) Google
9 3 (0.48%) Sophos
10 2 (0.32%) Citrix
10 2 (0.32%) CODA
10 2 (0.32%) T-Plan
11 1 (0.16%) Arqiva
11 1 (0.16%) Borland
11 1 (0.16%) Capita
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