The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 86 89 85
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 19 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.72% 1.01% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.26% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 19 10 10
Average salary £45,000 £31,250 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.00% +9.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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 West Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
972 870 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 87.88% 80.26% 84.43%
Number of salaries quoted 896 744 798
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Software Testing
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in West Sussex

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in West Sussex

Software Testing
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 Testing within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
Gatwick -3 10 £50,000 +25.00%
Crawley +7 8 £32,500 +5.69%
Haywards Heath - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 30 (62.50%) Functional Testing
2 23 (47.92%) SDLC
2 23 (47.92%) Automated Testing
2 23 (47.92%) Manual Testing
3 22 (45.83%) QA
4 21 (43.75%) Web Development
4 21 (43.75%) Selenium
4 21 (43.75%) ColdFusion
4 21 (43.75%) PHP
4 21 (43.75%) SQL
4 21 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 21 (43.75%) MS Excel
5 15 (31.25%) ISEB
6 12 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (20.83%) Change Management
8 10 (20.83%) Management Information System
8 10 (20.83%) Risk Management
8 10 (20.83%) Finance
8 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
8 10 (20.83%) ISO 9001
8 10 (20.83%) Business Process Improvement
8 10 (20.83%) Process Improvement
8 10 (20.83%) COSO
8 10 (20.83%) ISO22301
8 10 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (20.83%) Statistics
8 10 (20.83%) ISTQB
8 10 (20.83%) Operations Management
8 10 (20.83%) CRAMM

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 21 (43.75%) ColdFusion
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) Extranet
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) GIS
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (43.75%) Selenium
2 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (60.42%) Analyst
1 29 (60.42%) Test Analyst
2 23 (47.92%) Tester
3 17 (35.42%) QA Engineer
4 16 (33.33%) QA Tester
5 15 (31.25%) QA Analyst
5 15 (31.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 15 (31.25%) QA Test Engineer
5 15 (31.25%) Test Engineer
5 15 (31.25%) Web Analyst
5 15 (31.25%) Web Engineer
5 15 (31.25%) Web Test Analyst
5 15 (31.25%) Web Tester
6 10 (20.83%) Release Manager
7 7 (14.58%) Software Tester
8 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 6 (12.50%) Functional Tester
8 6 (12.50%) Software Analyst
8 6 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) CSS
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Management Information System
1 10 (20.83%) Statistics
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) Functional Testing
2 23 (47.92%) Automated Testing
2 23 (47.92%) Manual Testing
2 23 (47.92%) SDLC
3 21 (43.75%) Web Development
4 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.83%) Business Process Improvement
5 10 (20.83%) Change Management
5 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
5 10 (20.83%) CRAMM
5 10 (20.83%) Operations Management
5 10 (20.83%) Process Improvement
5 10 (20.83%) Risk Management
6 9 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 9 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
7 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
8 6 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (12.50%) V-Model
9 5 (10.42%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) PHP
1 21 (43.75%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (31.25%) ISEB
2 12 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (20.83%) ISTQB
4 5 (10.42%) Degree
4 5 (10.42%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (8.33%) CITP
5 4 (8.33%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (45.83%) QA
2 10 (20.83%) COSO
2 10 (20.83%) ISO 9001
2 10 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (20.83%) ISO22301
2 10 (20.83%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.17%) HP
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle