The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 100 122 128
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 106 102 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 2.32% 1.94% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.35% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 100 82 98
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Software Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3724 4344 4212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 81.63% 82.66% 77.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3093 3546 3285
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Surrey region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Surrey

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Surrey

Software Testing
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford +12 16 £40,000 +3.89% 3
Woking +2 11 £35,000 -10.82%
Reigate +8 9 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Leatherhead +1 9 £50,000 -
Walton-on-Thames 0 8 £30,500 -6.15%
Weybridge +22 6 £31,500 +12.50%
Redhill -2 6 £50,000 -4.76%
Dorking - 6 £25,000 -
Cobham - 3 £35,000 -
Epsom - 2 £70,000 - 1
Staines - 2 £27,500 - 4
Chertsey +9 1 £24,000 -17.24% 1
Egham -1 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Godalming - 1 £30,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 84 (40.98%) Finance
2 77 (37.56%) Java
3 76 (37.07%) SQL
4 71 (34.63%) ISTQB
5 65 (31.71%) Degree
5 65 (31.71%) Test Automation
6 61 (29.76%) QA
7 60 (29.27%) C#
8 59 (28.78%) C++
8 59 (28.78%) ISEB
8 59 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (22.93%) Windows
10 46 (22.44%) Selenium
11 45 (21.95%) Perl
12 44 (21.46%) JavaScript
12 44 (21.46%) Software Engineering
13 43 (20.98%) Test Scripting
14 42 (20.49%) User Acceptance Testing
14 42 (20.49%) XML
15 37 (18.05%) Test Strategy
16 36 (17.56%) QuickTest Pro
16 36 (17.56%) Regression Testing
17 35 (17.07%) Test Management
18 34 (16.59%) JMeter
18 34 (16.59%) Python
19 33 (16.10%) Workflow
20 32 (15.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 31 (15.12%) HP Quality Center
22 30 (14.63%) WebDriver
22 30 (14.63%) C

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 5 (2.44%) Jetty
2 3 (1.46%) JBoss
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.98%) IIS
3 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.98%) Apache
3 2 (0.98%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.49%) Confluence
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.88%) VoIP
2 5 (2.44%) Extranet
3 3 (1.46%) DNS
3 3 (1.46%) HTTP
3 3 (1.46%) Internet
4 2 (0.98%) WAN
4 2 (0.98%) DHCP
4 2 (0.98%) LAN
5 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.15%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.68%) MySQL
3 14 (6.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (6.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (6.34%) Relational Database
5 12 (5.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (5.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (4.88%) RDBMS
7 7 (3.41%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.46%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.98%) QlikView
9 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 46 (22.44%) Selenium
2 36 (17.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 34 (16.59%) JMeter
4 30 (14.63%) WebDriver
5 27 (13.17%) Jenkins
6 26 (12.68%) JIRA
7 17 (8.29%) InstallShield
8 12 (5.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (4.88%) SoapUI
10 7 (3.41%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.44%) Checkstyle
13 4 (1.95%) TestDirector
13 4 (1.95%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (1.95%) Toad
14 3 (1.46%) RSpec
14 3 (1.46%) Rhino Mocks
14 3 (1.46%) Git (software)
14 3 (1.46%) Zephyr
14 3 (1.46%) ProC
General
1 84 (40.98%) Finance
2 22 (10.73%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.34%) Marketing
4 4 (1.95%) Legal
4 4 (1.95%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.49%) Automotive
5 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.49%) Advertising
5 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.49%) Banking
5 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 66 (32.20%) Analyst
2 45 (21.95%) Developer
3 38 (18.54%) Test Analyst
4 35 (17.07%) Tester
5 27 (13.17%) QA Analyst
6 26 (12.68%) Test Engineer
7 18 (8.78%) Automation Engineer
8 17 (8.29%) Software Engineer
9 16 (7.80%) Administrator
10 15 (7.32%) C# Developer
11 13 (6.34%) Senior Software Engineer
11 13 (6.34%) .NET Developer
11 13 (6.34%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (5.85%) DBA
13 11 (5.37%) Systems Support
13 11 (5.37%) Software Tester
13 11 (5.37%) SQL Server DBA
13 11 (5.37%) SQL DBA
13 11 (5.37%) Test Automation Engineer
14 10 (4.88%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (20.49%) XML
2 21 (10.24%) .NET
2 21 (10.24%) Web Services
3 16 (7.80%) LAMP
4 11 (5.37%) Spring
5 8 (3.90%) Regular Expression
5 8 (3.90%) Swing
6 6 (2.93%) HTML5
6 6 (2.93%) WinForms
6 6 (2.93%) HTML
7 5 (2.44%) J2EE
7 5 (2.44%) CSS
7 5 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (1.95%) jQuery
8 4 (1.95%) WPF
9 3 (1.46%) JPA
9 3 (1.46%) CSS3
9 3 (1.46%) JMS
9 3 (1.46%) JDBC
9 3 (1.46%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.80%) Equities
2 16 (7.80%) Derivative
3 15 (7.32%) Mathematics
4 13 (6.34%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.39%) Physics
6 8 (3.90%) User Experience
6 8 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.90%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.46%) LIMS
9 2 (0.98%) GIS
9 2 (0.98%) EFT
9 2 (0.98%) Open Source
10 1 (0.49%) CUDA
10 1 (0.49%) iSeries
10 1 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.49%) VHDL
10 1 (0.49%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 47 (22.93%) Windows
2 27 (13.17%) Linux
2 27 (13.17%) UNIX
3 16 (7.80%) Solaris
4 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.95%) CentOS
4 4 (1.95%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Tizen
6 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (31.71%) Test Automation
2 59 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (21.46%) Software Engineering
4 43 (20.98%) Test Scripting
5 42 (20.49%) User Acceptance Testing
6 37 (18.05%) Test Strategy
7 36 (17.56%) Regression Testing
8 35 (17.07%) Test Management
9 33 (16.10%) Workflow
10 25 (12.20%) Performance Testing
10 25 (12.20%) Test Planning
11 24 (11.71%) Load Testing
11 24 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (10.24%) TDD
13 19 (9.27%) System Testing
14 18 (8.78%) Time Management
14 18 (8.78%) Automation Testing
14 18 (8.78%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (8.29%) Project Planning
15 17 (8.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 77 (37.56%) Java
2 76 (37.07%) SQL
3 60 (29.27%) C#
4 59 (28.78%) C++
5 45 (21.95%) Perl
6 44 (21.46%) JavaScript
7 34 (16.59%) Python
8 30 (14.63%) C
9 20 (9.76%) Ruby
10 18 (8.78%) PHP
11 14 (6.83%) VB6
11 14 (6.83%) VB
12 11 (5.37%) T-SQL
12 11 (5.37%) VBScript
13 8 (3.90%) sed
13 8 (3.90%) AWK
13 8 (3.90%) Shell Script
13 8 (3.90%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.98%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 71 (34.63%) ISTQB
2 65 (31.71%) Degree
3 59 (28.78%) ISEB
4 32 (15.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.95%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.98%) MBA
7 1 (0.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (29.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.98%) KVM
2 2 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (15.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.98%) WSUS
2 2 (0.98%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (13.17%) Oracle
2 24 (11.71%) HP
3 21 (10.24%) Red Hat
4 14 (6.83%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.95%) VMware
6 3 (1.46%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.98%) Citrix
7 2 (0.98%) F5
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Samsung
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Samsung
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Samsung
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + car + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Connectus
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Aon
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum + 29 days + share ops scheme + pensi
Posted: 20 days ago
Staines
Bupa
Posted: 26 days ago