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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 163 173 196
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 364 358 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.70% 1.53% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.91% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 328 251 248
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £25,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
17464 18725 17337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.41% 79.95% 77.31%
Number of salaries quoted 13799 14847 14035
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 27 April 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 27 April 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
Hampshire +20 104 £37,500 +25.00% 6
Surrey +19 102 £40,000 -2.43% 17
Berkshire -11 73 £45,000 +25.00% 14
Kent +22 28 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 21 £35,000 -
West Sussex -5 12 £33,500 -4.28%
Oxfordshire -13 12 £32,500 -18.75% 4
East Sussex -12 7 £52,500 +16.90% 1
Home Counties - 2 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 259 (37.87%) SQL
2 252 (36.84%) QA
3 229 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
4 194 (28.36%) ISEB
5 193 (28.22%) ISTQB
6 181 (26.46%) Test Automation
6 181 (26.46%) Finance
7 171 (25.00%) Degree
8 163 (23.83%) Microsoft
9 162 (23.68%) Windows
10 160 (23.39%) C#
11 145 (21.20%) Selenium
12 143 (20.91%) Test Scripting
13 135 (19.74%) SQL Server
14 126 (18.42%) .NET
15 123 (17.98%) Java
16 107 (15.64%) Scrum
17 101 (14.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 95 (13.89%) C++
19 94 (13.74%) Test Management
20 93 (13.60%) User Acceptance Testing
21 91 (13.30%) Linux
21 91 (13.30%) Automation Testing
22 90 (13.16%) Automated Testing
23 88 (12.87%) QuickTest Pro
24 85 (12.43%) HP
25 84 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
26 83 (12.13%) UNIX
27 81 (11.84%) MS Excel
28 80 (11.70%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 8 (1.17%) IIS
2 5 (0.73%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.58%) Jetty
4 3 (0.44%) JBoss
4 3 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.44%) CMS
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.29%) Drupal
5 2 (0.29%) Apache
5 2 (0.29%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.15%) Confluence
6 1 (0.15%) Kentico
Applications
1 81 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.99%) MS Office
3 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) JDE OneWorld
1 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) Line 500
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.32%) SaaS
2 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.65%) DNS
2 21 (3.07%) DHCP
2 21 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.90%) VoIP
4 11 (1.61%) Wireless
5 9 (1.32%) HTTPS
6 8 (1.17%) Network Security
6 8 (1.17%) Internet
7 6 (0.88%) CTI
8 5 (0.73%) LTE
8 5 (0.73%) Extranet
9 4 (0.58%) MVNO
9 4 (0.58%) Firewall
10 3 (0.44%) WAN
10 3 (0.44%) SNMP
10 3 (0.44%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.44%) HTTP
10 3 (0.44%) LAN
11 2 (0.29%) 3GPP
11 2 (0.29%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.70%) MySQL
3 38 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (2.92%) Relational Database
7 18 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (2.05%) QlikView
9 12 (1.75%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.17%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.58%) WebFOCUS
13 3 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.44%) MS Access
13 3 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.44%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
14 2 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 145 (21.20%) Selenium
2 88 (12.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 60 (8.77%) WebDriver
4 42 (6.14%) JIRA
5 40 (5.85%) Visual Studio
6 39 (5.70%) JMeter
6 39 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (5.41%) Jenkins
8 24 (3.51%) SoapUI
9 19 (2.78%) MSI
10 18 (2.63%) NUnit
11 17 (2.49%) InstallShield
11 17 (2.49%) LoadRunner
12 16 (2.34%) Subversion
13 14 (2.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 13 (1.90%) SpecFlow
15 9 (1.32%) Git (software)
15 9 (1.32%) Bugzilla
16 8 (1.17%) JUnit
17 7 (1.02%) Toad
General
1 181 (26.46%) Finance
2 68 (9.94%) Telecoms
3 38 (5.56%) Retail
4 36 (5.26%) Banking
5 28 (4.09%) Marketing
6 24 (3.51%) Aerospace
7 10 (1.46%) Automotive
8 9 (1.32%) Electronics
9 8 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.02%) Billing
11 6 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.73%) Advertising
12 5 (0.73%) Legal
13 4 (0.58%) Games
14 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Local Government
14 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 202 (29.53%) Analyst
2 138 (20.18%) Test Analyst
3 103 (15.06%) Tester
3 103 (15.06%) Developer
4 80 (11.70%) Test Engineer
5 72 (10.53%) QA Engineer
6 59 (8.63%) Test Manager
7 58 (8.48%) Software Engineer
8 47 (6.87%) Software Tester
8 47 (6.87%) QA Analyst
9 37 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
10 34 (4.97%) Administrator
11 32 (4.68%) Test Leader
12 29 (4.24%) Consultant
12 29 (4.24%) .NET Developer
12 29 (4.24%) Software Test Engineer
13 26 (3.80%) Automation Engineer
14 24 (3.51%) Software Test Analyst
15 21 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
16 20 (2.92%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (18.42%) .NET
2 78 (11.40%) Web Services
3 77 (11.26%) HTML
4 71 (10.38%) XML
5 45 (6.58%) ASP.NET
6 36 (5.26%) CSS
7 26 (3.80%) LAMP
8 22 (3.22%) WinForms
9 20 (2.92%) HTML5
10 14 (2.05%) .NET Framework
10 14 (2.05%) jQuery
11 13 (1.90%) Software Packaging
11 13 (1.90%) Spring
11 13 (1.90%) JSP
12 11 (1.61%) WCF
12 11 (1.61%) WPF
12 11 (1.61%) REST
13 9 (1.32%) Regular Expression
14 8 (1.17%) Backbone.js
14 8 (1.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 80 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (11.26%) Computer Science
3 33 (4.82%) Derivative
4 28 (4.09%) User Experience
5 24 (3.51%) Open Source
6 22 (3.22%) Mathematics
7 20 (2.92%) Client/Server
7 20 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (2.19%) Equities
9 12 (1.75%) Physics
9 12 (1.75%) Cryptography
10 11 (1.61%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.46%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.17%) NHS
13 7 (1.02%) Replication
13 7 (1.02%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.88%) PMI
15 4 (0.58%) Social Media
15 4 (0.58%) Xbox
16 3 (0.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 162 (23.68%) Windows
2 91 (13.30%) Linux
3 83 (12.13%) UNIX
4 23 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (3.22%) CentOS
6 19 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.63%) Solaris
7 18 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
8 13 (1.90%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.32%) Android
10 8 (1.17%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.58%) AIX
12 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.29%) Debian
13 2 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (26.46%) Test Automation
3 143 (20.91%) Test Scripting
4 107 (15.64%) Scrum
5 94 (13.74%) Test Management
6 93 (13.60%) User Acceptance Testing
7 91 (13.30%) Automation Testing
8 90 (13.16%) Automated Testing
9 78 (11.40%) Test Strategy
10 76 (11.11%) Regression Testing
11 75 (10.96%) Manual Testing
12 74 (10.82%) Software Engineering
13 68 (9.94%) Mentoring
14 59 (8.63%) Line Management
15 55 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
16 52 (7.60%) ITIL
17 49 (7.16%) Performance Testing
17 49 (7.16%) Test Planning
18 45 (6.58%) TDD
19 43 (6.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 259 (37.87%) SQL
2 160 (23.39%) C#
3 123 (17.98%) Java
4 95 (13.89%) C++
5 80 (11.70%) Python
6 79 (11.55%) Perl
7 76 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 63 (9.21%) C
9 51 (7.46%) VB
10 39 (5.70%) PHP
11 34 (4.97%) Shell Script
12 27 (3.95%) T-SQL
13 26 (3.80%) Bash Shell
14 24 (3.51%) Ruby
15 21 (3.07%) VB6
16 17 (2.49%) VBScript
17 15 (2.19%) PowerShell
18 14 (2.05%) VB.NET
19 9 (1.32%) AWK
19 9 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 194 (28.36%) ISEB
2 193 (28.22%) ISTQB
3 171 (25.00%) Degree
4 101 (14.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 66 (9.65%) Security Cleared
6 54 (7.89%) DV Cleared
7 50 (7.31%) SC Cleared
8 18 (2.63%) RHCSA
8 18 (2.63%) RHCE
9 9 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (0.88%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.73%) HND
13 4 (0.58%) CSQA
13 4 (0.58%) AAT
14 3 (0.44%) PhD
15 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.29%) MBA
15 2 (0.29%) HNC
15 2 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (36.84%) QA
2 7 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.58%) KVM
5 3 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.44%) Firmware
6 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 84 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (4.68%) SCCM
3 18 (2.63%) Puppet
4 2 (0.29%) Iperf
4 2 (0.29%) Control-M
4 2 (0.29%) Nagios
4 2 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 163 (23.83%) Microsoft
2 85 (12.43%) HP
3 78 (11.40%) Oracle
4 39 (5.70%) Red Hat
5 28 (4.09%) VMware
6 18 (2.63%) Citrix
7 5 (0.73%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.58%) Tableau
8 4 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (0.44%) F5
10 2 (0.29%) Google
10 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.29%) Apple
10 2 (0.29%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.29%) SAP
10 2 (0.29%) Cognos
11 1 (0.15%) IBM
11 1 (0.15%) Avaya
11 1 (0.15%) BMC
11 1 (0.15%) JD Edwards
Hampshire
Annapurna
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + (Benefits Package)
Posted: 15 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38380.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Aon
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + car + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + great benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £70k, Health Care, Life Cover, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Flexible on Salary and Level
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Proteus Europe
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dover, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Salary: Competitive + Pension + Healthcare & Other Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago