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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 161 150 210
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +60
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 360 427 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.70% 1.89% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.34% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 333 338 208
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
17614 18265 16643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 83.14% 80.94% 78.32%
Number of salaries quoted 14475 14153 13529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 -24 105 £36,750 +5.00% 9
Hampshire +35 99 £36,000 -7.69% 12
Berkshire -28 44 £47,500 +25.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +9 41 £35,000 +25.00%
Oxfordshire +26 30 £42,500 +41.66% 5
West Sussex -23 18 £32,500 -43.47% 1
Kent +1 11 £30,000 -47.82% 2
East Sussex 0 4 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Isle of Wight - 4 £35,000 - 4
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 255 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (32.46%) QA
3 226 (31.22%) ISTQB
4 224 (30.94%) SQL
5 184 (25.41%) ISEB
6 183 (25.28%) Degree
7 170 (23.48%) Selenium
8 164 (22.65%) Windows
9 160 (22.10%) Finance
10 153 (21.13%) C#
11 150 (20.72%) SQL Server
12 139 (19.20%) Test Automation
13 130 (17.96%) Test Scripting
14 124 (17.13%) Java
15 121 (16.71%) .NET
16 118 (16.30%) Test Strategy
17 116 (16.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 109 (15.06%) Microsoft
18 109 (15.06%) Automated Testing
19 101 (13.95%) Scrum
20 93 (12.85%) SDLC
21 91 (12.57%) Manual Testing
21 91 (12.57%) Test Management
22 86 (11.88%) JavaScript
23 85 (11.74%) Regression Testing
24 84 (11.60%) Software Engineering
24 84 (11.60%) User Acceptance Testing
25 79 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
26 72 (9.94%) C++
27 69 (9.53%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 9 (1.24%) IIS
2 8 (1.10%) ColdFusion
3 7 (0.97%) MS Exchange
3 7 (0.97%) JBoss
3 7 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.69%) Jetty
6 2 (0.28%) CMS
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.14%) CICS
7 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.14%) Apache
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.14%) Node.js
7 1 (0.14%) TWiki
7 1 (0.14%) Magnolia
7 1 (0.14%) nginx
7 1 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 48 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.31%) MS Office
3 11 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.55%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.90%) SaaS
2 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.04%) VoIP
2 17 (2.35%) Internet
3 16 (2.21%) CTI
3 16 (2.21%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.10%) Wireless
5 7 (0.97%) Network Security
6 5 (0.69%) Extranet
6 5 (0.69%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.69%) WAN
6 5 (0.69%) LAN
7 4 (0.55%) HTTP
8 3 (0.41%) SSL
8 3 (0.41%) VPN
8 3 (0.41%) DNS
8 3 (0.41%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.28%) Firewall
9 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.28%) 3G
9 2 (0.28%) MPLS
9 2 (0.28%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (3.18%) MySQL
4 22 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (2.62%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.24%) QlikView
11 8 (1.10%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.97%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.28%) BusinessObjects XI
15 1 (0.14%) Redis
15 1 (0.14%) Big Data
15 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
15 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 170 (23.48%) Selenium
2 63 (8.70%) WebDriver
3 59 (8.15%) HP UFT
4 58 (8.01%) JIRA
5 56 (7.73%) JMeter
6 41 (5.66%) Jenkins
7 38 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (3.59%) Visual Studio
9 21 (2.90%) SoapUI
10 19 (2.62%) InstallShield
11 17 (2.35%) NUnit
12 14 (1.93%) SpecFlow
12 14 (1.93%) NSubstitute
12 14 (1.93%) Robot Framework
13 12 (1.66%) JUnit
14 11 (1.52%) Git (software)
15 10 (1.38%) Subversion
16 9 (1.24%) LoadRunner
16 9 (1.24%) Cucumber
17 7 (0.97%) NuGet
General
1 160 (22.10%) Finance
2 69 (9.53%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.18%) Retail
4 22 (3.04%) Banking
5 14 (1.93%) Marketing
5 14 (1.93%) Automotive
6 13 (1.80%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.52%) Publishing
8 10 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.24%) Games
10 8 (1.10%) Electronics
11 7 (0.97%) Billing
12 3 (0.41%) Advertising
13 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.28%) Law
14 1 (0.14%) Legal
14 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 215 (29.70%) Analyst
2 144 (19.89%) Test Analyst
3 101 (13.95%) Developer
4 89 (12.29%) Test Engineer
5 79 (10.91%) Tester
6 66 (9.12%) Test Manager
7 61 (8.43%) QA Analyst
8 58 (8.01%) QA Engineer
9 43 (5.94%) .NET Developer
10 41 (5.66%) Software Engineer
11 40 (5.52%) C# Developer
12 39 (5.39%) Team Leader
13 37 (5.11%) Test Team Leader
13 37 (5.11%) C# .NET Developer
14 34 (4.70%) Software Tester
15 30 (4.14%) Technical Support
16 29 (4.01%) Test Leader
17 28 (3.87%) Support Analyst
18 26 (3.59%) Consultant
19 24 (3.31%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (16.71%) .NET
2 65 (8.98%) Web Services
3 55 (7.60%) XML
4 50 (6.91%) HTML
5 33 (4.56%) ASP.NET
5 33 (4.56%) CSS
6 31 (4.28%) .NET Framework
7 20 (2.76%) WinForms
8 17 (2.35%) REST
9 16 (2.21%) Spring
9 16 (2.21%) JSP
10 15 (2.07%) Software Packaging
10 15 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (2.07%) Entity Framework
11 14 (1.93%) HTML5
11 14 (1.93%) Ajax
11 14 (1.93%) J2EE
11 14 (1.93%) CGI
12 13 (1.80%) LAMP
13 11 (1.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 37 (5.11%) Derivative
4 23 (3.18%) Equities
4 23 (3.18%) Mathematics
5 20 (2.76%) Client/Server
6 18 (2.49%) Physics
7 17 (2.35%) Chemistry
8 15 (2.07%) User Experience
9 14 (1.93%) Replication
10 10 (1.38%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.24%) NHS
12 8 (1.10%) PMI
13 6 (0.83%) DTV
13 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.69%) Xbox
14 5 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.69%) Cryptography
14 5 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 164 (22.65%) Windows
2 56 (7.73%) Linux
3 50 (6.91%) UNIX
4 15 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.93%) CentOS
5 14 (1.93%) Solaris
5 14 (1.93%) Oracle Linux
6 12 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.38%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.97%) Android
11 5 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.41%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.28%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (19.20%) Test Automation
3 130 (17.96%) Test Scripting
4 118 (16.30%) Test Strategy
5 109 (15.06%) Automated Testing
6 101 (13.95%) Scrum
7 93 (12.85%) SDLC
8 91 (12.57%) Manual Testing
8 91 (12.57%) Test Management
9 85 (11.74%) Regression Testing
10 84 (11.60%) Software Engineering
10 84 (11.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 65 (8.98%) Mentoring
12 63 (8.70%) Test Planning
13 60 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
14 59 (8.15%) Performance Testing
14 59 (8.15%) Automation Testing
15 56 (7.73%) TDD
16 52 (7.18%) ITIL
17 43 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 224 (30.94%) SQL
2 153 (21.13%) C#
3 124 (17.13%) Java
4 86 (11.88%) JavaScript
5 72 (9.94%) C++
6 62 (8.56%) VB
7 61 (8.43%) Python
8 55 (7.60%) Perl
9 51 (7.04%) C
10 40 (5.52%) T-SQL
11 32 (4.42%) VB.NET
12 31 (4.28%) Ruby
13 28 (3.87%) PHP
14 24 (3.31%) VB6
15 23 (3.18%) Shell Script
16 22 (3.04%) VBScript
17 17 (2.35%) PowerShell
18 16 (2.21%) Bash Shell
19 7 (0.97%) PL/SQL
20 2 (0.28%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 226 (31.22%) ISTQB
2 184 (25.41%) ISEB
3 183 (25.28%) Degree
4 116 (16.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 68 (9.39%) Security Cleared
6 41 (5.66%) SC Cleared
7 36 (4.97%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.93%) RHCSA
8 14 (1.93%) RHCE
9 12 (1.66%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (1.10%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.69%) HND
13 5 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (0.69%) CCNA
14 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (32.46%) QA
2 6 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.14%) HL7
5 1 (0.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 15 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
1 15 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.69%) Firmware
4 2 (0.28%) KVM
4 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.14%) ACF2
5 1 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 79 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (2.76%) SCCM
3 19 (2.62%) Puppet
4 6 (0.83%) Nessus
4 6 (0.83%) Nmap
5 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 109 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 67 (9.25%) HP
3 45 (6.22%) Oracle
4 35 (4.83%) VMware
5 30 (4.14%) Red Hat
6 16 (2.21%) Citrix
7 8 (1.10%) SAP
8 7 (0.97%) Apple
9 6 (0.83%) Coverity
10 5 (0.69%) Cisco
11 4 (0.55%) Serena
12 3 (0.41%) DevExpress
12 3 (0.41%) F5
13 2 (0.28%) Websense
13 2 (0.28%) Red Gate
13 2 (0.28%) Telerik
13 2 (0.28%) Laserfiche
13 2 (0.28%) Google
13 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.28%) JD Edwards
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