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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 139 210 186
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 431 256 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.91% 1.19% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.56% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 341 209 301
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
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
17679 16362 17388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.51% 76.25% 76.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13679 13279 14721
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 September 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 September 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 +64 162 £35,000 +4.47% 7
Berkshire +39 91 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Hampshire +50 86 £39,000 +11.42% 10
West Sussex +4 34 £52,500 +75.00% 6
East Sussex -13 22 £37,500 +33.92% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 13 £28,000 -13.84% 2
Kent -8 11 £57,500 +130.00%
Oxfordshire -12 10 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Middlesex +2 3 £38,500 -
M4 Corridor - 2 £50,000 -
Sussex +5 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 345 (41.77%) ISEB
2 287 (34.75%) SQL
3 285 (34.50%) QA
4 247 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
5 219 (26.51%) Degree
6 209 (25.30%) Finance
7 194 (23.49%) Java
8 180 (21.79%) Test Scripting
9 178 (21.55%) ISTQB
10 164 (19.85%) Selenium
10 164 (19.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 156 (18.89%) Test Automation
12 149 (18.04%) C#
13 141 (17.07%) Microsoft
14 129 (15.62%) .NET
15 126 (15.25%) Windows
16 120 (14.53%) Automated Testing
17 117 (14.16%) QuickTest Pro
18 116 (14.04%) Test Strategy
19 114 (13.80%) SQL Server
20 112 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
21 108 (13.08%) Manual Testing
22 101 (12.23%) Telecoms
23 98 (11.86%) XML
24 96 (11.62%) Oracle
24 96 (11.62%) Computer Science
25 95 (11.50%) Test Management
26 91 (11.02%) HTML
26 91 (11.02%) HP
27 89 (10.77%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 16 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.82%) IIS
3 10 (1.21%) ColdFusion
4 9 (1.09%) Apache
5 7 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (0.61%) Jetty
6 5 (0.61%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (0.48%) CMS
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.36%) Confluence
9 2 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.12%) nginx
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 78 (9.44%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.12%) MS Office
3 8 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.24%) MS Project
4 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (2.30%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.42%) SaaS
2 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.24%) PaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Office 365
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.36%) Internet
2 31 (3.75%) TCP/IP
3 22 (2.66%) HTTP
4 19 (2.30%) 3G
4 19 (2.30%) DNS
5 18 (2.18%) Broadband
6 16 (1.94%) Wireshark
7 14 (1.69%) LTE
7 14 (1.69%) 4G
8 13 (1.57%) SS7
8 13 (1.57%) ISUP
8 13 (1.57%) INAP
8 13 (1.57%) SMS
8 13 (1.57%) LDAP
9 9 (1.09%) Firewall
10 6 (0.73%) CTI
11 5 (0.61%) VPN
11 5 (0.61%) Network Security
12 3 (0.36%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.24%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (13.80%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.45%) Relational Database
3 42 (5.08%) MySQL
4 24 (2.91%) Oracle Database
5 22 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.06%) Oracle Exadata
7 17 (2.06%) Oracle ODI
7 17 (2.06%) SQLPlus
7 17 (2.06%) DataStage
7 17 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (2.06%) DB2
8 14 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (1.33%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 164 (19.85%) Selenium
2 117 (14.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 57 (6.90%) WebDriver
4 56 (6.78%) JIRA
5 49 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (5.57%) Visual Studio
7 34 (4.12%) JUnit
8 31 (3.75%) Jenkins
9 28 (3.39%) TestDirector
10 25 (3.03%) Toad
10 25 (3.03%) TestNG
11 23 (2.78%) Subversion
11 23 (2.78%) NUnit
12 22 (2.66%) TestComplete
13 21 (2.54%) Cucumber
14 17 (2.06%) MbUnit
14 17 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
14 17 (2.06%) FitNesse
15 15 (1.82%) JMeter
16 14 (1.69%) Ranorex
General
1 209 (25.30%) Finance
2 101 (12.23%) Telecoms
3 84 (10.17%) Retail
4 37 (4.48%) Banking
5 29 (3.51%) Billing
6 20 (2.42%) Military
7 17 (2.06%) Advertising
7 17 (2.06%) Electronics
8 15 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.69%) Avionics
10 12 (1.45%) Marketing
11 11 (1.33%) Investment Banking
12 10 (1.21%) Law
13 9 (1.09%) Aerospace
13 9 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.85%) Legal
14 7 (0.85%) Games
15 6 (0.73%) Front Office
16 5 (0.61%) Publishing
17 3 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 326 (39.47%) Analyst
2 269 (32.57%) Test Analyst
3 169 (20.46%) Tester
4 109 (13.20%) Test Engineer
5 97 (11.74%) Test Manager
6 96 (11.62%) QA Analyst
7 85 (10.29%) Software Tester
8 81 (9.81%) Developer
9 72 (8.72%) Software Engineer
10 45 (5.45%) QA Test Analyst
10 45 (5.45%) Software Test Engineer
11 44 (5.33%) Junior
12 39 (4.72%) QA Engineer
13 38 (4.60%) QA Tester
14 34 (4.12%) Software Developer
15 32 (3.87%) Software Test Analyst
16 29 (3.51%) Quality Analyst
17 24 (2.91%) Consultant
17 24 (2.91%) Web Tester
18 22 (2.66%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (15.62%) .NET
2 98 (11.86%) XML
3 91 (11.02%) HTML
4 76 (9.20%) Web Services
5 46 (5.57%) CSS
6 35 (4.24%) SOAP
7 23 (2.78%) WSDL
8 20 (2.42%) XSD
9 19 (2.30%) jQuery
10 18 (2.18%) ASP.NET
11 15 (1.82%) Middleware
12 13 (1.57%) LAMP
12 13 (1.57%) Rendezvous
12 13 (1.57%) Spring
13 12 (1.45%) J2EE
14 11 (1.33%) XSLT
14 11 (1.33%) Ajax
14 11 (1.33%) .NET Framework
14 11 (1.33%) JSON
14 11 (1.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 96 (11.62%) Computer Science
2 66 (7.99%) Mathematics
3 35 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 31 (3.75%) Life Science
5 29 (3.51%) Chemistry
6 20 (2.42%) Biology
7 18 (2.18%) Smartphone
8 17 (2.06%) Mainframe
9 16 (1.94%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.94%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.82%) Physics
10 15 (1.82%) IVR
11 11 (1.33%) Statistics
11 11 (1.33%) N-Tier
11 11 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (1.21%) EPoS
13 9 (1.09%) Chip and PIN
13 9 (1.09%) Device Driver
14 8 (0.97%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 126 (15.25%) Windows
2 69 (8.35%) Linux
3 60 (7.26%) UNIX
4 19 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.82%) Solaris
7 11 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.21%) Windows XP
9 9 (1.09%) VxWorks
9 9 (1.09%) Windows Vista
10 7 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (0.85%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.73%) CentOS
11 6 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.61%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.61%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.36%) Android
15 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (21.79%) Test Scripting
3 156 (18.89%) Test Automation
4 120 (14.53%) Automated Testing
5 116 (14.04%) Test Strategy
6 112 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 108 (13.08%) Manual Testing
8 95 (11.50%) Test Management
9 79 (9.56%) Scrum
10 76 (9.20%) OO
11 63 (7.63%) Regression Testing
12 59 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
13 56 (6.78%) Waterfall
14 53 (6.42%) V-Model
15 49 (5.93%) TDD
16 48 (5.81%) Integration Testing
17 47 (5.69%) System Testing
17 47 (5.69%) Performance Testing
18 44 (5.33%) Software Engineering
19 39 (4.72%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 287 (34.75%) SQL
2 194 (23.49%) Java
3 149 (18.04%) C#
4 89 (10.77%) JavaScript
5 83 (10.05%) C++
6 63 (7.63%) C
7 54 (6.54%) Python
8 43 (5.21%) Perl
9 33 (4.00%) PL/SQL
10 26 (3.15%) PHP
11 22 (2.66%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.18%) VB.NET
13 14 (1.69%) Delphi
14 13 (1.57%) VB
15 12 (1.45%) MATLAB
15 12 (1.45%) VBScript
16 11 (1.33%) Bash Shell
17 9 (1.09%) Ruby
18 7 (0.85%) Shell Script
19 5 (0.61%) Ada
Qualifications
1 345 (41.77%) ISEB
2 219 (26.51%) Degree
3 178 (21.55%) ISTQB
4 164 (19.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 50 (6.05%) Security Cleared
6 39 (4.72%) SC Cleared
7 30 (3.63%) PhD
8 16 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (1.21%) CTC Cleared
10 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.09%) MCSE
11 6 (0.73%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.61%) RHCE
13 4 (0.48%) MCP
13 4 (0.48%) MCTS
14 3 (0.36%) CCNA
14 3 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (34.50%) QA
2 9 (1.09%) SLA
3 6 (0.73%) GAMP
3 6 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.36%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.24%) HL7
6 2 (0.24%) DICOM
7 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 16 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.57%) NFS
3 5 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 78 (9.44%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.97%) Puppet
3 2 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.24%) Control-M
4 1 (0.12%) Nagios
4 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.12%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 141 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 96 (11.62%) Oracle
3 91 (11.02%) HP
4 31 (3.75%) VMware
5 19 (2.30%) Red Hat
6 18 (2.18%) TIBCO
7 17 (2.06%) Business Objects
7 17 (2.06%) Cognos
8 12 (1.45%) Citrix
9 9 (1.09%) Redknee
10 8 (0.97%) Telerik
11 5 (0.61%) Apple
12 4 (0.48%) JBoss
12 4 (0.48%) IBM
12 4 (0.48%) FatWire
13 3 (0.36%) MathWorks
13 3 (0.36%) Empirix
13 3 (0.36%) Altova
13 3 (0.36%) Cisco
13 3 (0.36%) SAP
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Bonus and Benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +Many benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + medical insurance,pension,Bonus
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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