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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 74 79 86
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.17% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.56% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 5
Average salary £41,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.69% -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
624 712 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.25% 82.50% 79.70%
Number of salaries quoted 507 638 647
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 3 July 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 19 (82.61%) QA
2 16 (69.57%) ISTQB
3 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
4 13 (56.52%) ISEB
4 13 (56.52%) Degree
5 12 (52.17%) Windows
5 12 (52.17%) Test Planning
6 10 (43.48%) CGI
6 10 (43.48%) CTI
6 10 (43.48%) Replication
7 9 (39.13%) HP UFT
7 9 (39.13%) SQL
7 9 (39.13%) Automation Testing
8 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
8 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
9 6 (26.09%) Project Management
9 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
10 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
10 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
12 3 (13.04%) C++
12 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
12 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (13.04%) SDLC
12 3 (13.04%) User Stories
13 2 (8.70%) GDB
13 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) CTI
2 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) HP UFT
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) GDB
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) QA Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) CGI
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Test Planning
2 9 (39.13%) Automation Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
4 6 (26.09%) Project Management
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.04%) User Stories
6 3 (13.04%) SDLC
7 2 (8.70%) Scrum
7 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.70%) Product Management
8 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.35%) Project Governance
8 1 (4.35%) System Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Time Management
8 1 (4.35%) Multithreading
8 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) ISTQB
2 13 (56.52%) Degree
2 13 (56.52%) ISEB
3 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (82.61%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Pegasus
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