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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 92 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 16 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.61% 1.82% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 2.16% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 20
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £29,100 £26,850
10% offered a salary of more than £40,350 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
810 742 560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.23% 84.22% 73.01%
Number of salaries quoted 661 646 521
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 February 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
1 5 (62.50%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) Replication
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) CGI
3 3 (37.50%) CTI
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Matrix Management
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Project Governance
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) RAD
4 2 (25.00%) DSDM
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) MS Project
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) MS Project
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) CTI
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Kerberos
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) GDB
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) QA Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
1 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) RAD
3 2 (25.00%) DSDM
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) Project Governance
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Product Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (12.50%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Pegasus
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 21 days ago