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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 174 182 158
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 330 339 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.81% 1.65% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.93% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 293 312 338
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
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
15674 17565 18631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 86.00% 85.63% 83.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13125 14366 14407
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +1 68 £41,000 +9.33% 2
Hampshire -29 63 £31,000 -13.88% 5
Berkshire +13 50 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 40 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Kent +34 33 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Oxfordshire +2 33 £30,000 -29.41% 2
East Sussex +29 31 £41,500 +3.75% 3
West Sussex -5 12 £47,250 +21.93% 3
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 280 (43.01%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (35.94%) ISEB
3 215 (33.03%) QA
4 206 (31.64%) ISTQB
5 202 (31.03%) Selenium
6 184 (28.26%) Test Scripting
7 182 (27.96%) SQL
8 170 (26.11%) Regression Testing
9 154 (23.66%) Finance
10 153 (23.50%) Test Automation
11 152 (23.35%) SDLC
12 141 (21.66%) C#
13 135 (20.74%) Scrum
14 134 (20.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 133 (20.43%) Degree
16 132 (20.28%) Automated Testing
17 126 (19.35%) Windows
18 117 (17.97%) Java
19 111 (17.05%) Functional Testing
20 108 (16.59%) .NET
21 106 (16.28%) Manual Testing
22 101 (15.51%) User Acceptance Testing
23 98 (15.05%) Performance Testing
24 89 (13.67%) Microsoft
25 86 (13.21%) Test Strategy
26 78 (11.98%) SQL Server
26 78 (11.98%) HP Quality Center
27 77 (11.83%) Test Management
27 77 (11.83%) Software Engineering
27 77 (11.83%) JMeter

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 43 (6.61%) CMS
2 18 (2.76%) IIS
3 10 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.08%) Apache
4 7 (1.08%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.92%) JBoss
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.31%) SAS
8 1 (0.15%) Confluence
8 1 (0.15%) Xceptor
Applications
1 54 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.15%) MS Office
3 6 (0.92%) MS Project
4 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Primavera
2 1 (0.15%) Maximo
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (1.08%) SaaS
2 4 (0.61%) Office 365
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) Force.com
3 1 (0.15%) GitHub
3 1 (0.15%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.53%) TCP/IP
2 28 (4.30%) Firewall
3 26 (3.99%) DNS
3 26 (3.99%) Internet
4 14 (2.15%) VoIP
5 8 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (1.08%) HTTP
7 6 (0.92%) Wireless
8 3 (0.46%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.46%) RS-485
9 2 (0.31%) 3G
9 2 (0.31%) 4G
9 2 (0.31%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.31%) FTP
9 2 (0.31%) GSM
9 2 (0.31%) RS-232
9 2 (0.31%) SCCP
9 2 (0.31%) SS7
9 2 (0.31%) tcpdump
9 2 (0.31%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.07%) MySQL
3 15 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.84%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.38%) QlikView
7 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.31%) GIS
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 202 (31.03%) Selenium
2 77 (11.83%) JMeter
3 64 (9.83%) HP UFT
4 61 (9.37%) Visual Studio
5 54 (8.29%) JIRA
6 52 (7.99%) LoadRunner
7 50 (7.68%) WebDriver
8 45 (6.91%) SoapUI
9 43 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (4.45%) Gatling
11 28 (4.30%) TestNG
12 25 (3.84%) SpecFlow
13 22 (3.38%) Cucumber
13 22 (3.38%) Subversion
14 15 (2.30%) NUnit
14 15 (2.30%) TestComplete
15 14 (2.15%) InstallShield
16 13 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 11 (1.69%) Git (software)
17 11 (1.69%) NeoLoad
General
1 154 (23.66%) Finance
2 51 (7.83%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.30%) Retail
4 26 (3.99%) Banking
5 21 (3.23%) Marketing
6 18 (2.76%) Aerospace
7 15 (2.30%) Automotive
8 14 (2.15%) Games
9 13 (2.00%) Electronics
10 12 (1.84%) Back Office
10 12 (1.84%) Publishing
11 11 (1.69%) Legal
11 11 (1.69%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.61%) German Language
14 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 221 (33.95%) Analyst
2 185 (28.42%) Test Analyst
3 155 (23.81%) Tester
4 96 (14.75%) Automation Tester
5 77 (11.83%) Automation Test Analyst
6 68 (10.45%) Test Manager
7 61 (9.37%) Test Engineer
8 57 (8.76%) QA Analyst
9 53 (8.14%) Developer
10 46 (7.07%) Software Tester
11 45 (6.91%) QA Test Analyst
11 45 (6.91%) Test Leader
12 40 (6.14%) QA Automation Analyst
13 38 (5.84%) Selenium Tester
14 36 (5.53%) Junior
15 35 (5.38%) QA Tester
15 35 (5.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 35 (5.38%) Software Analyst
16 32 (4.92%) Senior Tester
17 30 (4.61%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (16.59%) .NET
2 67 (10.29%) HTML
3 40 (6.14%) Ajax
4 39 (5.99%) ASP.NET
5 30 (4.61%) CSS
6 29 (4.45%) XML
7 19 (2.92%) Web Services
8 16 (2.46%) STL
9 14 (2.15%) J2EE
10 13 (2.00%) HTML5
11 12 (1.84%) jQuery
12 11 (1.69%) CSS3
12 11 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (1.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 8 (1.23%) MFC
14 7 (1.08%) Spark Streaming
15 5 (0.77%) .NET Framework
16 4 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
16 4 (0.61%) Java EE
16 4 (0.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.91%) Client/Server
3 40 (6.14%) Computer Science
4 28 (4.30%) User Experience
5 20 (3.07%) Mathematics
6 19 (2.92%) N-Tier
7 16 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (2.30%) Life Science
8 15 (2.30%) Mobile App
9 13 (2.00%) Fintech
10 10 (1.54%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.38%) Derivative
11 9 (1.38%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.92%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.77%) Biotechnology
13 5 (0.77%) Physics
13 5 (0.77%) Replication
14 4 (0.61%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 126 (19.35%) Windows
2 67 (10.29%) Linux
3 46 (7.07%) Unix
4 21 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.92%) Solaris
6 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.92%) Android
7 6 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.77%) AIX
8 5 (0.77%) CentOS
8 5 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.46%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.46%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.15%) pSOS
11 1 (0.15%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.15%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (43.01%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (28.26%) Test Scripting
3 170 (26.11%) Regression Testing
4 153 (23.50%) Test Automation
5 152 (23.35%) SDLC
6 135 (20.74%) Scrum
7 132 (20.28%) Automated Testing
8 111 (17.05%) Functional Testing
9 106 (16.28%) Manual Testing
10 101 (15.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 98 (15.05%) Performance Testing
12 86 (13.21%) Test Strategy
13 77 (11.83%) Software Engineering
13 77 (11.83%) Test Management
14 71 (10.91%) Non-Functional Testing
15 65 (9.98%) Waterfall
16 64 (9.83%) BDD
17 63 (9.68%) Automation Testing
18 57 (8.76%) Mentoring
18 57 (8.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 182 (27.96%) SQL
2 141 (21.66%) C#
3 117 (17.97%) Java
4 76 (11.67%) C++
4 76 (11.67%) JavaScript
5 56 (8.60%) VB
6 54 (8.29%) Perl
7 47 (7.22%) T-SQL
8 39 (5.99%) Python
9 32 (4.92%) VBScript
10 28 (4.30%) C
11 21 (3.23%) Ruby
12 17 (2.61%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.54%) PHP
14 9 (1.38%) VC++
15 7 (1.08%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.08%) R
16 6 (0.92%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.46%) VB6
18 2 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 234 (35.94%) ISEB
2 206 (31.64%) ISTQB
3 134 (20.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 133 (20.43%) Degree
5 10 (1.54%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.77%) RHCE
7 5 (0.77%) RHCSA
8 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.46%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.31%) MBA
11 1 (0.15%) MCITP
11 1 (0.15%) OCA
11 1 (0.15%) OCAJ
11 1 (0.15%) OCP
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (33.03%) QA
2 9 (1.38%) SLA
3 7 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.61%) GAMP
4 4 (0.61%) SDET
5 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.31%) COSO
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (2.46%) Hyper-V
2 12 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.31%) Firmware
5 2 (0.31%) OpenSSH
5 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 78 (11.98%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.77%) Control-M
2 5 (0.77%) Puppet
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 89 (13.67%) Microsoft
2 61 (9.37%) HP
3 36 (5.53%) Oracle
4 20 (3.07%) Red Hat
5 18 (2.76%) VMware
6 9 (1.38%) EMC
6 9 (1.38%) IBM
7 8 (1.23%) Sophos
8 7 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.77%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.77%) TOWER Software
10 3 (0.46%) Google
10 3 (0.46%) NICE Systems
11 2 (0.31%) Citrix
11 2 (0.31%) CODA
12 1 (0.15%) ANSYS
12 1 (0.15%) Borland
12 1 (0.15%) Fidessa
12 1 (0.15%) MKS
12 1 (0.15%) SAP
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