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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 82 63 78
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.36% 1.64% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.95% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 5
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
788 768 649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.60% 83.93% 79.24%
Number of salaries quoted 612 664 588
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +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 31 March 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 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 10 (71.43%) QA
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
5 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (50.00%) Test Planning
6 6 (42.86%) SQL
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 6 (42.86%) ISEB
6 6 (42.86%) Project Management
7 5 (35.71%) CGI
7 5 (35.71%) CTI
7 5 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (35.71%) Replication
7 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
8 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 3 (21.43%) C++
9 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
10 2 (14.29%) Debian
10 2 (14.29%) Scrum
10 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 2 (14.29%) Ruby
10 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) CTI
2 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) Kerberos
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) GDB
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) QA Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) CGI
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 6 (42.86%) Project Management
3 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (14.29%) RAD
6 2 (14.29%) DSDM
6 2 (14.29%) Product Management
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Project Governance
6 2 (14.29%) User Stories
7 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
7 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (14.29%) C
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 6 (42.86%) ISEB
4 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Pegasus