The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 72 81 63
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 9 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.65% 1.14% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.43% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 25
Average salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Software Testing
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
627 630 674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.07% 79.65% 79.48%
Number of salaries quoted 543 590 624
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Southampton region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Southampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 7 (77.78%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) CGI
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) CTI
2 6 (66.67%) Replication
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) IPsec
4 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Pegasus
4 1 (11.11%) Apple
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) MS Project
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) RAD
4 1 (11.11%) DSDM
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) SMTP
4 1 (11.11%) HTTP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) CTI
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) IPsec
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Test Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Junior Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Junior Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Junior
2 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Project Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) OOP
3 1 (11.11%) RAD
3 1 (11.11%) DSDM
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Pegasus
1 1 (11.11%) Apple
Southampton
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago