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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 57 81 89
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 22 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 3.10% 0.47% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 0.56% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21 1 3
Average salary £41,500 £25,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.00% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £25,000 £35,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,750 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +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
577 720 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.27% 83.92% 77.06%
Number of salaries quoted 487 634 659
Average salary £42,500 £40,325 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.39% +7.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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
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 30 July 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 27 (75.00%) QA
2 20 (55.56%) Windows
3 19 (52.78%) ISTQB
4 18 (50.00%) ISEB
5 17 (47.22%) SQL Server
6 16 (44.44%) SQL
6 16 (44.44%) Test Planning
7 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
8 12 (33.33%) CGI
8 12 (33.33%) Degree
8 12 (33.33%) CTI
8 12 (33.33%) Replication
9 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
9 10 (27.78%) Automation Testing
10 9 (25.00%) Performance Testing
10 9 (25.00%) HP UFT
11 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (19.44%) T-SQL
12 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
12 7 (19.44%) Scrum
13 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
14 5 (13.89%) C#
14 5 (13.89%) Project Management
14 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 5 (13.89%) SDLC
14 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
15 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
16 3 (8.33%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) CTI
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (8.33%) Selenium
2 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) GDB
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 8 (22.22%) QA Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Test Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Team Leader
4 5 (13.89%) Test Team Leader
4 5 (13.89%) Software Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) QA Leader
7 2 (5.56%) Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.78%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) CGI
2 1 (2.78%) REST
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Test Planning
2 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
3 10 (27.78%) Automation Testing
4 9 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (19.44%) Scrum
6 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
7 5 (13.89%) SDLC
7 5 (13.89%) Project Management
7 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.33%) TDD
9 3 (8.33%) BDD
10 2 (5.56%) User Stories
11 1 (2.78%) Analytics
11 1 (2.78%) Automated Testing
11 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
11 1 (2.78%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) T-SQL
3 5 (13.89%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) Perl
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) ISTQB
2 18 (50.00%) ISEB
3 12 (33.33%) Degree
4 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
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