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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 75 72 77
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 16 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.86% 1.38% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 1.65% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 4
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
717 787 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 83.18% 83.37% 82.17%
Number of salaries quoted 554 691 592
Average salary £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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
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 6 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 15 (78.95%) QA
2 13 (68.42%) Degree
3 12 (63.16%) ISTQB
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
5 9 (47.37%) SQL
5 9 (47.37%) ISEB
5 9 (47.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (47.37%) Automation Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Test Planning
6 8 (42.11%) Windows
7 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
7 7 (36.84%) Functional Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
8 6 (31.58%) Replication
8 6 (31.58%) CGI
8 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
8 6 (31.58%) CTI
8 6 (31.58%) Project Management
9 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
9 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
11 3 (15.79%) C++
11 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (15.79%) User Stories
12 2 (10.53%) GDB
12 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
12 2 (10.53%) Ruby
12 2 (10.53%) Debian

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) CTI
2 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) Kerberos
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) GDB
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) QA Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) CGI
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Automation Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Test Planning
3 7 (36.84%) Functional Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 6 (31.58%) Project Management
5 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) User Stories
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.53%) Product Management
8 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.26%) Project Governance
8 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
8 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.26%) System Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) C
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Degree
2 12 (63.16%) ISTQB
3 9 (47.37%) ISEB
4 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (78.95%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Pegasus
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