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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 101 86 103
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.15% 1.21% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 1.25% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 2
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 £30,750 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +11.81%
Job Titles Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1252 1276 1359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 96.75% 96.37% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1116 1089 1123
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,500 £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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) ATDD
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) ATDD
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification