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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 78 - 65
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 0 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.82% - 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% - 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 19
Average salary £25,000 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
691 673 714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.29% 74.69% 82.83%
Number of salaries quoted 612 639 674
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014, 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 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) QA
2 7 (50.00%) ISEB
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) CGI
4 5 (35.71%) CTI
4 5 (35.71%) Replication
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) Retail
7 2 (14.29%) EPoS
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) C++
7 2 (14.29%) XML
8 1 (7.14%) C#
8 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
8 1 (7.14%) Java
8 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 1 (7.14%) .NET
8 1 (7.14%) Apple
8 1 (7.14%) Linux
8 1 (7.14%) OOP
8 1 (7.14%) SMTP
8 1 (7.14%) HTTP
8 1 (7.14%) VPN

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) CTI
2 1 (7.14%) SMTP
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) IPsec
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) QA Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Environment Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) CGI
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Replication
2 2 (14.29%) EPoS
3 1 (7.14%) iPad
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) OOP
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Apple