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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 74 62 82
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 22 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.67% 3.09% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 3.70% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 12 21 1
Median salary £30,000 £41,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.71% +66.00%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
593 594 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.71% 83.54% 85.33%
Number of salaries quoted 568 498 653
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of job ads across the Southampton region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 14 (73.68%) T-SQL
2 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 14 (73.68%) Performance Testing
2 14 (73.68%) BDD
2 14 (73.68%) Test Planning
2 14 (73.68%) SDLC
3 13 (68.42%) Exploratory Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
3 13 (68.42%) Selenium
3 13 (68.42%) SoapUI
3 13 (68.42%) TDD
3 13 (68.42%) Regression Testing
4 12 (63.16%) C#
4 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
5 10 (52.63%) Scrum
6 9 (47.37%) Retail
7 8 (42.11%) QA
8 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
9 6 (31.58%) Degree
9 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
10 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
10 5 (26.32%) Finance
11 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
11 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
12 2 (10.53%) C
12 2 (10.53%) C++

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Selenium
1 13 (68.42%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (47.37%) Retail
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Test Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Software Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Junior
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Software Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Director
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
2 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) BDD
2 14 (73.68%) Performance Testing
2 14 (73.68%) SDLC
2 14 (73.68%) Test Planning
3 13 (68.42%) Exploratory Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Regression Testing
3 13 (68.42%) TDD
3 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
4 10 (52.63%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
7 1 (5.26%) Defect Management
7 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
1 14 (73.68%) T-SQL
2 12 (63.16%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) C
3 2 (10.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 6 (31.58%) Degree
3 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft