The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank - 89 107
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex - 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.38% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 8
Average salary - £30,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,250 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +6.14%
Software Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Sussex region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1059 1059 1548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 96.98% 96.62% 95.73%
Number of salaries quoted 943 950 1407
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 21 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) WatiN
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Windows

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WatiN
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
1 1 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL