The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Southampton region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 68 78 68
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 7 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.77% 0.86% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 1.10% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 20
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +27.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £27,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,400 £37,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
796 635 782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.92% 78.01% 81.37%
Number of salaries quoted 686 581 732
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Testing
Hampshire

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 17 April 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (54.17%) QA
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) ISEB
3 8 (33.33%) Games
3 8 (33.33%) Scrum
3 8 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
4 7 (29.17%) Selenium
4 7 (29.17%) Security Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Firewall
4 7 (29.17%) Project Management
5 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) XML
7 4 (16.67%) Windows
8 3 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (12.50%) C++
8 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.33%) Degree
9 2 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (8.33%) Retail
9 2 (8.33%) EPoS
9 2 (8.33%) C
9 2 (8.33%) .NET
9 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
10 1 (4.17%) SharePoint

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (33.33%) Games
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 7 (29.17%) QA Manager
2 7 (29.17%) QA Test Manager
3 6 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 6 (25.00%) Test Team Leader
4 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Software Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Environment Manager
7 1 (4.17%) GIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) EPoS
2 1 (4.17%) EMV
2 1 (4.17%) GIS
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Scrum
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Project Management
3 7 (29.17%) Security Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (4.17%) Validation
7 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) C
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) ISEB
2 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (54.17%) QA
2 8 (33.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft