The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Sussex region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 100 81 103
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.15% 1.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 1.18% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 3
Average salary £32,500 £29,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% +11.53%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1264 1190 1329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 97.46% 96.43% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1123 1019 1097
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Software Tester
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in West Sussex

Software Tester
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
Crawley +6 1 £32,500 +12.06%
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) ATDD
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) WatiN
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) WatiN
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) ATDD
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared