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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 177 153 208
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +55
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 349 425 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.66% 1.86% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.32% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 308 324 230
Average salary £40,000 £37,892 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.56% +8.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,845 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.27% -
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
17386 18330 17148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.76% 80.24% 76.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13936 14541 14068
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 £67,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -16 121 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Hampshire +27 92 £38,500 +10.00% 6
Berkshire -38 52 £41,250 -2.94% 11
Buckinghamshire +16 38 £35,000 - 7
Oxfordshire -2 20 £37,500 -2.59% 8
Kent -2 13 £30,000 -14.28% 3
East Sussex +10 5 £52,500 +31.25%
West Sussex -16 5 £33,500 -4.28% 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 245 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (32.93%) SQL
3 238 (32.38%) QA
4 223 (30.34%) ISTQB
5 202 (27.48%) Degree
6 191 (25.99%) ISEB
7 178 (24.22%) Finance
8 165 (22.45%) C#
9 159 (21.63%) Selenium
10 157 (21.36%) Windows
11 156 (21.22%) Test Automation
12 152 (20.68%) SQL Server
13 145 (19.73%) Test Scripting
14 144 (19.59%) .NET
15 129 (17.55%) Microsoft
16 126 (17.14%) Java
17 112 (15.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 110 (14.97%) Automated Testing
19 109 (14.83%) Test Strategy
20 96 (13.06%) Scrum
20 96 (13.06%) Test Management
21 95 (12.93%) Manual Testing
21 95 (12.93%) User Acceptance Testing
22 92 (12.52%) JavaScript
23 91 (12.38%) C++
24 85 (11.56%) HP Quality Center
25 84 (11.43%) Regression Testing
26 81 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
27 79 (10.75%) SDLC
27 79 (10.75%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 6 (0.82%) IIS
1 6 (0.82%) JBoss
2 5 (0.68%) Jetty
3 4 (0.54%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.27%) Drupal
5 2 (0.27%) CMS
5 2 (0.27%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.14%) CICS
6 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.14%) Apache
6 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 68 (9.25%) MS Excel
2 32 (4.35%) MS Office
3 10 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) CSG Singleview
1 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.31%) SaaS
2 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.59%) VoIP
2 17 (2.31%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.77%) Internet
4 12 (1.63%) CTI
4 12 (1.63%) DNS
5 9 (1.22%) Wireless
6 8 (1.09%) Network Security
6 8 (1.09%) DHCP
7 7 (0.95%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.68%) HTTP
8 5 (0.68%) Extranet
9 4 (0.54%) Firewall
10 3 (0.41%) SSL
11 2 (0.27%) VPN
11 2 (0.27%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.27%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.27%) WAN
11 2 (0.27%) SMTP
11 2 (0.27%) LAN
11 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (20.68%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 33 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (4.22%) MySQL
4 24 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 19 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (2.04%) QlikView
9 13 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.22%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.54%) WebFOCUS
13 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
15 1 (0.14%) Redis
15 1 (0.14%) Big Data
15 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
15 1 (0.14%) MS Access
15 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 159 (21.63%) Selenium
2 79 (10.75%) HP UFT
3 63 (8.57%) WebDriver
4 61 (8.30%) JIRA
5 54 (7.35%) JMeter
6 50 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (5.58%) Jenkins
8 34 (4.63%) Visual Studio
9 19 (2.59%) NUnit
10 18 (2.45%) SoapUI
11 17 (2.31%) SpecFlow
12 16 (2.18%) InstallShield
13 14 (1.90%) LoadRunner
13 14 (1.90%) Git (software)
14 13 (1.77%) Subversion
14 13 (1.77%) NSubstitute
15 12 (1.63%) NuGet
16 11 (1.50%) Robot Framework
17 10 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 9 (1.22%) JUnit
General
1 178 (24.22%) Finance
2 71 (9.66%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.13%) Banking
3 23 (3.13%) Retail
4 20 (2.72%) Marketing
5 15 (2.04%) Aerospace
5 15 (2.04%) Automotive
6 10 (1.36%) Publishing
7 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.09%) Electronics
8 7 (0.95%) Billing
9 5 (0.68%) Games
9 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.68%) Legal
10 2 (0.27%) Law
10 2 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 213 (28.98%) Analyst
2 147 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 108 (14.69%) Developer
4 93 (12.65%) Tester
5 65 (8.84%) Test Manager
6 63 (8.57%) Test Engineer
7 60 (8.16%) QA Analyst
8 58 (7.89%) QA Engineer
9 44 (5.99%) .NET Developer
10 36 (4.90%) Software Tester
11 35 (4.76%) Test Leader
12 34 (4.63%) C# Developer
13 33 (4.49%) Software Engineer
13 33 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
14 29 (3.95%) Consultant
15 28 (3.81%) Team Leader
16 27 (3.67%) Test Team Leader
17 26 (3.54%) Administrator
18 22 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
19 21 (2.86%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (19.59%) .NET
2 74 (10.07%) Web Services
3 70 (9.52%) HTML
4 60 (8.16%) XML
5 52 (7.07%) ASP.NET
6 38 (5.17%) CSS
7 31 (4.22%) .NET Framework
8 28 (3.81%) WinForms
9 22 (2.99%) HTML5
10 20 (2.72%) Entity Framework
10 20 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (2.72%) LAMP
10 20 (2.72%) Software Packaging
10 20 (2.72%) JSP
11 16 (2.18%) Spring
11 16 (2.18%) REST
12 15 (2.04%) WCF
13 13 (1.77%) Backbone.js
14 12 (1.63%) KnockoutJS
14 12 (1.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (8.30%) Computer Science
3 38 (5.17%) Derivative
4 26 (3.54%) User Experience
5 24 (3.27%) Mathematics
6 22 (2.99%) Equities
7 18 (2.45%) Client/Server
8 17 (2.31%) Physics
9 12 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.50%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.50%) Chemistry
10 11 (1.50%) Cryptography
10 11 (1.50%) NHS
11 10 (1.36%) Replication
12 8 (1.09%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.09%) PMI
13 6 (0.82%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.68%) Xbox
15 4 (0.54%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 157 (21.36%) Windows
2 70 (9.52%) Linux
3 60 (8.16%) UNIX
4 18 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (2.18%) CentOS
6 16 (2.18%) Oracle Linux
7 13 (1.77%) Solaris
8 8 (1.09%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.82%) Android
10 3 (0.41%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.27%) Debian
12 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (21.22%) Test Automation
3 145 (19.73%) Test Scripting
4 110 (14.97%) Automated Testing
5 109 (14.83%) Test Strategy
6 96 (13.06%) Test Management
6 96 (13.06%) Scrum
7 95 (12.93%) Manual Testing
7 95 (12.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 84 (11.43%) Regression Testing
9 79 (10.75%) Software Engineering
9 79 (10.75%) Automation Testing
9 79 (10.75%) SDLC
10 67 (9.12%) Mentoring
11 66 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (8.57%) Performance Testing
13 58 (7.89%) TDD
14 56 (7.62%) Test Planning
15 53 (7.21%) Line Management
16 52 (7.07%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 242 (32.93%) SQL
2 165 (22.45%) C#
3 126 (17.14%) Java
4 92 (12.52%) JavaScript
5 91 (12.38%) C++
6 69 (9.39%) Python
7 65 (8.84%) VB
7 65 (8.84%) Perl
8 64 (8.71%) C
9 33 (4.49%) VB.NET
10 32 (4.35%) T-SQL
11 30 (4.08%) PHP
12 29 (3.95%) Shell Script
12 29 (3.95%) VB6
13 25 (3.40%) Ruby
14 21 (2.86%) VBScript
15 20 (2.72%) PowerShell
15 20 (2.72%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.68%) sed
Qualifications
1 223 (30.34%) ISTQB
2 202 (27.48%) Degree
3 191 (25.99%) ISEB
4 112 (15.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 73 (9.93%) Security Cleared
6 52 (7.07%) DV Cleared
7 50 (6.80%) SC Cleared
8 16 (2.18%) RHCSA
8 16 (2.18%) RHCE
9 9 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (1.09%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.95%) HND
12 4 (0.54%) AAT
12 4 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.41%) CCNA
13 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (32.38%) QA
2 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (2.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 18 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.09%) Firmware
5 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 85 (11.56%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (4.08%) SCCM
3 19 (2.59%) Puppet
4 4 (0.54%) Nessus
4 4 (0.54%) Nmap
5 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 129 (17.55%) Microsoft
2 75 (10.20%) HP
3 59 (8.03%) Oracle
4 32 (4.35%) VMware
5 31 (4.22%) Red Hat
6 24 (3.27%) Citrix
7 4 (0.54%) SAP
7 4 (0.54%) Cisco
7 4 (0.54%) Apple
7 4 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (0.54%) Coverity
7 4 (0.54%) Tableau
8 3 (0.41%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.27%) Laserfiche
9 2 (0.27%) Google
9 2 (0.27%) F5
9 2 (0.27%) Websense
9 2 (0.27%) Serena
9 2 (0.27%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
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