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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 71 81 77
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.70% 0.55% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.66% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 5
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
642 758 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 83.92% 84.04% 81.33%
Number of salaries quoted 489 662 616
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 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
11 3 (15.79%) SDLC
12 2 (10.53%) GDB
12 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
12 2 (10.53%) Ruby

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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%) GDB
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
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%) Test Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Software Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) CGI
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Debian
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Automation Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Test Planning
3 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Functional 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
6 3 (15.79%) SDLC
7 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) Product Management
8 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.26%) RAD
8 1 (5.26%) DSDM
8 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
8 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
3 2 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) C
3 2 (10.53%) Python
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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