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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 86 80 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 8 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.23% 0.88% 3.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 1.05% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 31
Average salary £37,750 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.17% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,550 £26,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,950 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
713 759 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.43% 83.13% 73.14%
Number of salaries quoted 582 644 540
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 29 January 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 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Replication
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) CGI
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) CTI
2 4 (57.14%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Matrix Management
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Pegasus
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) RAD
4 2 (28.57%) DSDM
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) MS Project
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Project Governance
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) GDB
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) C++
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) Perl
5 1 (14.29%) Kerberos
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (28.57%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) CTI
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Kerberos
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) GDB
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) QA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Matrix Management
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) RAD
3 2 (28.57%) DSDM
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Project Governance
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Product Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Pegasus
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
Southampton
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago