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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 77 91 77
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.67% 0.32% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.37% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 11
Average salary £32,500 £37,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.90% -11.17%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
643 806 771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.54% 85.65% 85.19%
Number of salaries quoted 595 651 664
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 18 (58.06%) QA
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
3 11 (35.48%) Selenium
4 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
4 9 (29.03%) Windows
4 9 (29.03%) Scrum
5 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
5 8 (25.81%) ISEB
5 8 (25.81%) TDD
6 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
6 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
6 7 (22.58%) MS Visio
6 7 (22.58%) MS Office
6 7 (22.58%) HTML
7 6 (19.35%) Replication
7 6 (19.35%) SQL
7 6 (19.35%) CGI
7 6 (19.35%) CTI
7 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
7 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
7 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Automation Testing
9 4 (12.90%) C#
9 4 (12.90%) SDLC
10 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
10 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
10 3 (9.68%) T-SQL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (22.58%) MS Office
1 7 (22.58%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Selenium
2 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
3 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.23%) NUnit
5 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
1 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) QA Leader
2 10 (32.26%) Test Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Author
3 7 (22.58%) Technical Author
3 7 (22.58%) Technical Writer
4 6 (19.35%) QA Manager
4 6 (19.35%) QA Test Manager
4 6 (19.35%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Agile Test Manager
5 5 (16.13%) QA Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Quality Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Test Leader
5 5 (16.13%) Test Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Developer in Test
8 1 (3.23%) Systems Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) HTML
2 6 (19.35%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Replication
2 1 (3.23%) Contactless
2 1 (3.23%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
3 9 (29.03%) Scrum
4 8 (25.81%) TDD
5 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
6 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Automation Testing
8 4 (12.90%) SDLC
9 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
10 2 (6.45%) BDD
10 2 (6.45%) Change Control
10 2 (6.45%) ERP
10 2 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (6.45%) Validation
11 1 (3.23%) Automated Testing
11 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Testing
11 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
11 1 (3.23%) Project Management
11 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
2 8 (25.81%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (58.06%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft