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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / South East
Rank 155 205 186
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 291 287 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.99% 1.48% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.71% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 251 255 308
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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
12472 16779 17674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.42% 86.50% 85.10%
Number of salaries quoted 10153 14240 14297
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £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 19 February 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 19 February 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
Hampshire +19 65 £36,500 +4.28% 14
Surrey +43 57 £46,250 +46.82% 13
Berkshire +52 38 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Buckinghamshire +21 38 £38,500 +2.12% 4
Kent +26 31 £42,000 +21.73% 2
Oxfordshire +6 27 £31,500 -21.25% 3
West Sussex +13 24 £37,500 -16.66% 3
East Sussex +15 15 £32,500 -7.14%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 305 (53.51%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (35.44%) QA
3 192 (33.68%) ISTQB
4 178 (31.23%) Degree
5 175 (30.70%) Test Automation
6 173 (30.35%) Microsoft
7 172 (30.18%) SQL
8 171 (30.00%) ISEB
9 159 (27.89%) Selenium
10 138 (24.21%) C#
11 132 (23.16%) Windows
12 124 (21.75%) Test Scripting
13 122 (21.40%) Automated Testing
14 117 (20.53%) SDLC
15 114 (20.00%) Finance
16 110 (19.30%) .NET
17 106 (18.60%) Scrum
18 101 (17.72%) Computer Science
19 98 (17.19%) Manual Testing
19 98 (17.19%) SQL Server
19 98 (17.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 93 (16.32%) MS Excel
21 90 (15.79%) Performance Testing
22 86 (15.09%) Test Strategy
23 84 (14.74%) Regression Testing
24 83 (14.56%) Java
25 81 (14.21%) User Acceptance Testing
26 78 (13.68%) Automation Testing
27 74 (12.98%) HTML
28 72 (12.63%) JIRA

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 14 (2.46%) Confluence
2 11 (1.93%) IIS
3 10 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.53%) CMS
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 93 (16.32%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.68%) MS Office
3 15 (2.63%) MS Project
4 9 (1.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.23%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (1.23%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.18%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.18%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.70%) IaaS
3 4 (0.70%) PaaS
4 3 (0.53%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) GitHub
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.28%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.05%) InfiniBand
3 5 (0.88%) Wireless
4 4 (0.70%) DNS
5 3 (0.53%) Firewall
5 3 (0.53%) Internet
6 2 (0.35%) Network Security
6 2 (0.35%) VLAN
6 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.18%) HTTP
7 1 (0.18%) VoIP
7 1 (0.18%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.16%) MySQL
3 14 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.28%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
6 10 (1.75%) QlikView
7 8 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.23%) SAP BW
9 6 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.05%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.05%) Pentaho
9 6 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.70%) OLAP
10 4 (0.70%) OLTP
10 4 (0.70%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (0.35%) MS Access
11 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 159 (27.89%) Selenium
2 72 (12.63%) JIRA
3 56 (9.82%) HP UFT
4 44 (7.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (7.72%) Visual Studio
5 41 (7.19%) LoadRunner
6 40 (7.02%) SoapUI
7 32 (5.61%) JMeter
8 29 (5.09%) WebDriver
9 26 (4.56%) Cucumber
10 23 (4.04%) Jenkins
11 20 (3.51%) SpecFlow
12 19 (3.33%) Ranorex
13 15 (2.63%) Zephyr
14 14 (2.46%) Git (software)
14 14 (2.46%) TestNG
15 13 (2.28%) JUnit
16 12 (2.11%) TestComplete
17 10 (1.75%) Eclipse
18 8 (1.40%) NUnit
General
1 114 (20.00%) Finance
2 19 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.16%) Banking
3 18 (3.16%) Electronics
3 18 (3.16%) Retail
4 15 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.28%) Games
6 12 (2.11%) Automotive
7 11 (1.93%) Legal
8 10 (1.75%) Marketing
9 8 (1.40%) Publishing
10 6 (1.05%) Back Office
11 4 (0.70%) Military
11 4 (0.70%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.18%) Advertising
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 157 (27.54%) Analyst
2 126 (22.11%) Test Analyst
3 114 (20.00%) Tester
4 83 (14.56%) Test Manager
5 66 (11.58%) Developer
6 65 (11.40%) Test Engineer
7 52 (9.12%) Software Tester
8 48 (8.42%) Software Analyst
9 47 (8.25%) Automation Tester
10 44 (7.72%) Software Test Analyst
11 43 (7.54%) Test Leader
12 42 (7.37%) Automation Test Analyst
13 41 (7.19%) Software Test Engineer
14 24 (4.21%) Developer in Test
15 23 (4.04%) Junior
15 23 (4.04%) QA Analyst
16 22 (3.86%) Team Leader
17 21 (3.68%) C# Developer
17 21 (3.68%) QA Engineer
18 20 (3.51%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (19.30%) .NET
2 74 (12.98%) HTML
3 55 (9.65%) CSS
4 53 (9.30%) Web Services
5 42 (7.37%) ASP.NET
6 37 (6.49%) XML
7 19 (3.33%) SOAP
8 16 (2.81%) XSLT
9 11 (1.93%) XHTML
10 10 (1.75%) HTML5
11 9 (1.58%) JMS
11 9 (1.58%) Middleware
12 7 (1.23%) CGI
12 7 (1.23%) Gherkin
12 7 (1.23%) J2EE
12 7 (1.23%) WCF
13 6 (1.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 6 (1.05%) Entity Framework
13 6 (1.05%) REST
13 6 (1.05%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 101 (17.72%) Computer Science
2 54 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 27 (4.74%) Virtual Team
5 12 (2.11%) Mathematics
6 11 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.93%) User Experience
7 8 (1.40%) Life Science
7 8 (1.40%) Smart Meter
8 7 (1.23%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.23%) iPad
9 6 (1.05%) Clustering
9 6 (1.05%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.05%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.88%) Smartcard
11 4 (0.70%) Online Games
12 3 (0.53%) PMI
13 2 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 132 (23.16%) Windows
2 58 (10.18%) Linux
3 36 (6.32%) Windows Server
4 30 (5.26%) Unix
5 21 (3.68%) Android
5 21 (3.68%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.93%) Solaris
7 10 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
8 9 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.05%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.53%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.35%) Debian
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (53.51%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (30.70%) Test Automation
3 124 (21.75%) Test Scripting
4 122 (21.40%) Automated Testing
5 117 (20.53%) SDLC
6 106 (18.60%) Scrum
7 98 (17.19%) Manual Testing
8 90 (15.79%) Performance Testing
9 86 (15.09%) Test Strategy
10 84 (14.74%) Regression Testing
11 81 (14.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 78 (13.68%) Automation Testing
13 72 (12.63%) Mentoring
14 60 (10.53%) Software Engineering
15 57 (10.00%) BDD
16 54 (9.47%) TDD
17 51 (8.95%) Test Management
18 48 (8.42%) Project Management
19 47 (8.25%) OO
20 45 (7.89%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 172 (30.18%) SQL
2 138 (24.21%) C#
3 83 (14.56%) Java
4 42 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 38 (6.67%) C++
6 33 (5.79%) VB
7 30 (5.26%) Python
8 27 (4.74%) T-SQL
9 19 (3.33%) Perl
10 17 (2.98%) VB.NET
11 14 (2.46%) PHP
12 13 (2.28%) Ruby
13 11 (1.93%) VBScript
14 10 (1.75%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.75%) ECMAScript
15 9 (1.58%) C
16 6 (1.05%) MATLAB
16 6 (1.05%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.53%) XQuery
18 2 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 192 (33.68%) ISTQB
2 178 (31.23%) Degree
3 171 (30.00%) ISEB
4 98 (17.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (2.81%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.53%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.53%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
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
1 202 (35.44%) QA
2 5 (0.88%) SLA
3 2 (0.35%) COSO
3 2 (0.35%) SDET
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.35%) Docker
3 2 (0.35%) 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 38 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (0.53%) Ansible
3 3 (0.53%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 173 (30.35%) Microsoft
2 55 (9.65%) HP
3 31 (5.44%) Oracle
4 18 (3.16%) SAP
5 12 (2.11%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.58%) Remedy
7 7 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.23%) EMC
7 7 (1.23%) IBM
7 7 (1.23%) Informatica
8 6 (1.05%) ANSYS
8 6 (1.05%) Cognos
8 6 (1.05%) Jaspersoft
8 6 (1.05%) Talend
9 5 (0.88%) VMware
10 4 (0.70%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.35%) Capita
11 2 (0.35%) Facebook
11 2 (0.35%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.35%) T-Plan
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines
Bupa
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Salt
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + bonus+benefits+package
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Tec Partners
Salary: £28000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + pension,health,life,flexi work
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Tec Partners
Salary: £45000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £29000 - £35000 (+ top tier package and benefits!!!)
Posted: 5 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Thames Valley Police
Salary: £35,000 per annum dependant on skills, knowledge & exp
Posted: 12 days ago
Newbury
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Godalming
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 19 days ago