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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 80 85 67
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 3 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.82% 0.37% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.48% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 22
Average salary £25,000 £37,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
691 621 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.29% 75.64% 85.88%
Number of salaries quoted 610 592 683
Average salary £40,325 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.53% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) QA
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) CGI
3 6 (54.55%) ISEB
3 6 (54.55%) Replication
3 6 (54.55%) CTI
3 6 (54.55%) Test Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) Apple
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) SMTP
5 1 (9.09%) HTTP
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) Firewall
5 1 (9.09%) IPsec
5 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) CTI
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) IPsec
2 1 (9.09%) SMTP
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Test Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) QA Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Environment Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Junior
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) CGI
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Test Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Apple