The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 148 213 181
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -32
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 412 266 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.83% 1.21% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.63% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 322 218 291
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17483 16358 17452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 77.71% 74.64% 75.59%
Number of salaries quoted 13669 13271 14808
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
England

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 +41 142 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Berkshire +39 90 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Hampshire +35 76 £39,000 +11.42% 7
West Sussex +4 32 £40,000 +33.33%
Oxfordshire -7 19 £32,500 -13.33% 2
East Sussex -18 18 £37,500 - 1
Kent -11 17 £42,500 +54.54%
Buckinghamshire -12 16 £29,000 +1.75% 3
M4 Corridor - 2 £50,000 -
Sussex +9 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 337 (43.26%) ISEB
2 278 (35.69%) QA
3 263 (33.76%) SQL
4 248 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
5 208 (26.70%) Degree
6 197 (25.29%) Finance
7 180 (23.11%) Test Scripting
8 176 (22.59%) Java
9 175 (22.46%) ISTQB
10 168 (21.57%) Test Automation
11 164 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 153 (19.64%) C#
13 148 (19.00%) Selenium
14 143 (18.36%) .NET
15 127 (16.30%) Microsoft
16 120 (15.40%) Windows
17 110 (14.12%) Automated Testing
17 110 (14.12%) Test Strategy
18 100 (12.84%) QuickTest Pro
19 99 (12.71%) Computer Science
20 98 (12.58%) SQL Server
21 95 (12.20%) Retail
22 94 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
23 93 (11.94%) Manual Testing
24 89 (11.42%) Telecoms
25 83 (10.65%) C++
25 83 (10.65%) JavaScript
26 82 (10.53%) MS Excel
26 82 (10.53%) Scrum
27 80 (10.27%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 15 (1.93%) SharePoint
1 15 (1.93%) IIS
2 10 (1.28%) ColdFusion
2 10 (1.28%) Apache
3 8 (1.03%) CMS
4 7 (0.90%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.64%) Jetty
6 5 (0.64%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (0.39%) Confluence
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.13%) Node.js
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.13%) nginx
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 82 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.98%) MS Office
3 8 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Revit
6 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (3.08%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.95%) SaaS
2 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.26%) PaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Office 365
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.62%) Internet
2 30 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 25 (3.21%) 4G
3 25 (3.21%) LTE
4 21 (2.70%) DNS
5 16 (2.05%) HTTP
6 14 (1.80%) Firewall
6 14 (1.80%) Wireshark
7 11 (1.41%) ISUP
7 11 (1.41%) INAP
7 11 (1.41%) SS7
7 11 (1.41%) LDAP
7 11 (1.41%) SMS
8 10 (1.28%) 3G
9 9 (1.16%) Broadband
10 5 (0.64%) Network Security
10 5 (0.64%) VPN
11 3 (0.39%) CTI
11 3 (0.39%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (12.58%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 36 (4.62%) MySQL
4 16 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
6 13 (1.67%) Oracle Exadata
6 13 (1.67%) DataStage
6 13 (1.67%) SQLPlus
6 13 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.67%) DB2
7 12 (1.54%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.26%) MS Access
11 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.26%) UniData
12 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 148 (19.00%) Selenium
2 100 (12.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 45 (5.78%) WebDriver
4 39 (5.01%) TestDirector
5 38 (4.88%) Visual Studio
5 38 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (4.36%) JIRA
7 30 (3.85%) JUnit
8 25 (3.21%) NUnit
9 23 (2.95%) TestNG
10 21 (2.70%) Toad
10 21 (2.70%) TestComplete
10 21 (2.70%) Jenkins
11 19 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
12 18 (2.31%) Subversion
13 17 (2.18%) MbUnit
14 14 (1.80%) Cucumber
15 13 (1.67%) FitNesse
16 11 (1.41%) JMeter
17 10 (1.28%) Ranorex
General
1 197 (25.29%) Finance
2 95 (12.20%) Retail
3 89 (11.42%) Telecoms
4 34 (4.36%) Banking
5 31 (3.98%) Billing
6 22 (2.82%) Military
7 17 (2.18%) Electronics
8 14 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.80%) Avionics
9 13 (1.67%) Advertising
10 11 (1.41%) Aerospace
11 10 (1.28%) Law
11 10 (1.28%) Legal
11 10 (1.28%) Investment Banking
12 9 (1.16%) Marketing
12 9 (1.16%) Games
13 8 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.64%) Publishing
14 5 (0.64%) Automotive
15 3 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 313 (40.18%) Analyst
2 262 (33.63%) Test Analyst
3 174 (22.34%) Tester
4 99 (12.71%) Test Engineer
5 92 (11.81%) Test Manager
6 87 (11.17%) QA Analyst
7 79 (10.14%) Software Tester
8 72 (9.24%) Developer
9 68 (8.73%) Software Engineer
10 44 (5.65%) Junior
11 43 (5.52%) QA Test Analyst
12 41 (5.26%) QA Tester
12 41 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
13 33 (4.24%) QA Engineer
14 26 (3.34%) Software Test Analyst
14 26 (3.34%) Software Developer
14 26 (3.34%) Consultant
15 25 (3.21%) Automation Analyst
15 25 (3.21%) Automation Test Analyst
16 24 (3.08%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (18.36%) .NET
2 80 (10.27%) XML
3 78 (10.01%) HTML
4 51 (6.55%) Web Services
5 38 (4.88%) CSS
6 23 (2.95%) SOAP
7 21 (2.70%) ASP.NET
8 18 (2.31%) jQuery
8 18 (2.31%) Middleware
9 15 (1.93%) WSDL
10 14 (1.80%) J2EE
10 14 (1.80%) Ajax
11 12 (1.54%) XSD
11 12 (1.54%) Swing
12 11 (1.41%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.41%) Spring
12 11 (1.41%) JSF
12 11 (1.41%) Rendezvous
13 10 (1.28%) XSLT
14 9 (1.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 99 (12.71%) Computer Science
2 67 (8.60%) Mathematics
3 34 (4.36%) Mobile App
4 30 (3.85%) Life Science
5 28 (3.59%) Chemistry
6 19 (2.44%) Biology
7 14 (1.80%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.67%) Physics
8 13 (1.67%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.41%) IVR
10 11 (1.41%) Device Driver
10 11 (1.41%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.28%) EPoS
11 10 (1.28%) Statistics
11 10 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (1.16%) Smartphone
12 9 (1.16%) Chip and PIN
13 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 120 (15.40%) Windows
2 58 (7.45%) Linux
3 50 (6.42%) UNIX
4 13 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (1.54%) Solaris
6 11 (1.41%) VxWorks
6 11 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.28%) Windows Vista
8 9 (1.16%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.90%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.64%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.64%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.51%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.39%) Android
13 3 (0.39%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.26%) CentOS
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (23.11%) Test Scripting
3 168 (21.57%) Test Automation
4 110 (14.12%) Automated Testing
4 110 (14.12%) Test Strategy
5 94 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 93 (11.94%) Manual Testing
7 82 (10.53%) Scrum
8 78 (10.01%) OO
9 64 (8.22%) Test Management
10 50 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (6.29%) V-Model
11 49 (6.29%) TDD
12 48 (6.16%) Waterfall
13 45 (5.78%) Integration Testing
14 42 (5.39%) Software Engineering
14 42 (5.39%) Regression Testing
15 41 (5.26%) System Testing
16 34 (4.36%) Performance Testing
16 34 (4.36%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 263 (33.76%) SQL
2 176 (22.59%) Java
3 153 (19.64%) C#
4 83 (10.65%) C++
4 83 (10.65%) JavaScript
5 52 (6.68%) C
6 45 (5.78%) Python
7 32 (4.11%) Perl
8 30 (3.85%) PL/SQL
9 22 (2.82%) PHP
10 21 (2.70%) T-SQL
11 19 (2.44%) VB.NET
12 17 (2.18%) VBScript
13 13 (1.67%) VB
14 12 (1.54%) Ruby
15 10 (1.28%) Delphi
16 6 (0.77%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.64%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.64%) Ada
18 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 337 (43.26%) ISEB
2 208 (26.70%) Degree
3 175 (22.46%) ISTQB
4 164 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 52 (6.68%) Security Cleared
6 35 (4.49%) SC Cleared
7 26 (3.34%) PhD
8 16 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.77%) MCSE
10 6 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.51%) MCP
11 4 (0.51%) MCTS
12 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.39%) CCNA
13 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (35.69%) QA
2 8 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.51%) ISO 9000
3 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.39%) GAMP
5 2 (0.26%) TickIT
5 2 (0.26%) HL7
5 2 (0.26%) DICOM
5 2 (0.26%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.41%) NFS
3 5 (0.64%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 65 (8.34%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.39%) Puppet
3 2 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.13%) Control-M
4 1 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 127 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 73 (9.37%) HP
3 72 (9.24%) Oracle
4 20 (2.57%) VMware
5 15 (1.93%) TIBCO
6 13 (1.67%) Cognos
6 13 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 13 (1.67%) Business Objects
7 11 (1.41%) Citrix
8 7 (0.90%) Redknee
9 6 (0.77%) Telerik
10 5 (0.64%) Apple
10 5 (0.64%) IBM
11 4 (0.51%) JBoss
11 4 (0.51%) FatWire
11 4 (0.51%) SOASTA, Inc
12 3 (0.39%) Altova
12 3 (0.39%) Empirix
12 3 (0.39%) Cisco
13 2 (0.26%) Adobe
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