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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 49 80 -
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 30 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 4.40% 0.83% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.37% 1.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 30 1 0
Average salary £41,500 £25,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
559 702 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.96% 83.08% 77.55%
Number of salaries quoted 499 623 650
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (65.12%) QA
2 25 (58.14%) Windows
3 22 (51.16%) ISTQB
4 21 (48.84%) ISEB
5 19 (44.19%) SQL
6 18 (41.86%) SQL Server
7 17 (39.53%) Test Scripting
7 17 (39.53%) Test Planning
8 13 (30.23%) CGI
8 13 (30.23%) CTI
8 13 (30.23%) Replication
9 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (25.58%) Scrum
10 11 (25.58%) T-SQL
11 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
11 10 (23.26%) Automation Testing
12 9 (20.93%) SDLC
12 9 (20.93%) C#
12 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
13 8 (18.60%) Degree
13 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
14 7 (16.28%) BDD
14 7 (16.28%) SoapUI
14 7 (16.28%) HP UFT
14 7 (16.28%) Selenium
14 7 (16.28%) TDD
15 6 (13.95%) Software Engineering
16 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing
17 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
18 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (9.30%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.23%) CTI
2 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (41.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) HP UFT
1 7 (16.28%) Selenium
1 7 (16.28%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.33%) GDB
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
1 2 (4.65%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Test Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Software Test Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Software Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Senior Test Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) QA Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Test Manager
4 6 (13.95%) Test Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) QA Leader
6 4 (9.30%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Team Leader
6 4 (9.30%) Quality Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) CGI
2 1 (2.33%) REST
2 1 (2.33%) SOAP
2 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (58.14%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Test Scripting
1 17 (39.53%) Test Planning
2 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.58%) Scrum
4 10 (23.26%) Automation Testing
5 9 (20.93%) SDLC
5 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
7 7 (16.28%) TDD
7 7 (16.28%) BDD
8 6 (13.95%) Software Engineering
9 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.98%) Project Management
11 2 (4.65%) ERP
11 2 (4.65%) Validation
11 2 (4.65%) Systems Analysis
11 2 (4.65%) Change Control
11 2 (4.65%) User Stories
12 1 (2.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) T-SQL
3 9 (20.93%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
5 1 (2.33%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (51.16%) ISTQB
2 21 (48.84%) ISEB
3 8 (18.60%) Degree
4 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (65.12%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
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