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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 65 53 85
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +32
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 19 28 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.61% 4.14% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 4.85% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 18 28 1
Median salary £30,000 £41,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.71% +66.00%
UK excluding London median 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
597 577 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.12% 85.23% 84.02%
Number of salaries quoted 571 508 635
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of job ads across the Southampton region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 20 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 18 (72.00%) SQL
2 18 (72.00%) T-SQL
2 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Performance Testing
2 18 (72.00%) Test Scripting
2 18 (72.00%) SDLC
2 18 (72.00%) Test Planning
3 17 (68.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 17 (68.00%) BDD
3 17 (68.00%) SoapUI
3 17 (68.00%) Selenium
4 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (64.00%) TDD
5 15 (60.00%) ISEB
5 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (56.00%) C#
7 12 (48.00%) Scrum
8 11 (44.00%) Retail
8 11 (44.00%) QA
9 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
11 6 (24.00%) Finance
11 6 (24.00%) Degree
11 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
12 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
13 3 (12.00%) Load Testing
13 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
13 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 17 (68.00%) Selenium
1 17 (68.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.00%) TestDirector
General
1 11 (44.00%) Retail
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Software Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
6 3 (12.00%) Junior
7 2 (8.00%) Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Junior Software Test Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Junior Test Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) QA Manager
7 2 (8.00%) QA Test Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Developer in Test
8 1 (4.00%) Programme Test Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Software Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 18 (72.00%) Performance Testing
2 18 (72.00%) SDLC
2 18 (72.00%) Test Planning
2 18 (72.00%) Test Scripting
3 17 (68.00%) BDD
3 17 (68.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 16 (64.00%) TDD
5 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (48.00%) Scrum
7 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Load Testing
8 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
9 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
9 2 (8.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) SQL
1 18 (72.00%) T-SQL
2 14 (56.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) ISEB
2 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft