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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 91 88 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -32
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 12 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.92% 1.05% 3.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.31% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 18
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £22,000 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £35,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.25%
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
867 913 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 79.83% 79.95% 77.54%
Number of salaries quoted 749 806 810
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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
Burgess Hill - 4 £47,500 -
Crawley -16 2 £30,750 -12.14%
Gatwick - 2 £40,000 -
Horsham - 1 £30,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 17 (68.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) Degree
3 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (36.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (32.00%) Linux
4 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
5 7 (28.00%) Test Management
5 7 (28.00%) Finance
6 6 (24.00%) Validation
6 6 (24.00%) ISEB
6 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (24.00%) Selenium
6 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (20.00%) QlikView
7 5 (20.00%) TDD
7 5 (20.00%) Banking
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (20.00%) BDD
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 5 (20.00%) Data Validation
7 5 (20.00%) HP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (20.00%) QlikView
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
3 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (20.00%) DataStage
3 5 (20.00%) SQLPlus
3 5 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (20.00%) DB2
4 3 (12.00%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
2 6 (24.00%) Selenium
3 5 (20.00%) Toad
4 4 (16.00%) JUnit
4 4 (16.00%) JMeter
4 4 (16.00%) Rational Robot
4 4 (16.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.00%) Calabash
4 4 (16.00%) LoadUI
4 4 (16.00%) NUnit
4 4 (16.00%) WebLOAD
4 4 (16.00%) JIRA
4 4 (16.00%) Appium
5 3 (12.00%) Subversion
5 3 (12.00%) Bugzilla
6 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.00%) VectorCAST
6 1 (4.00%) MSTest
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
2 5 (20.00%) Advertising
3 4 (16.00%) Front Office
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Test Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Portfolio Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Software Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Automated Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.00%) GIS
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Test Management
3 6 (24.00%) Validation
3 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (20.00%) TDD
4 5 (20.00%) BDD
4 5 (20.00%) Data Validation
4 5 (20.00%) ETL
5 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.00%) ERP
7 2 (8.00%) SOA
7 2 (8.00%) Scrum
7 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Python
2 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Perl
2 5 (20.00%) C
2 5 (20.00%) C++
3 4 (16.00%) PHP
3 4 (16.00%) Tcl
3 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (12.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) Java
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Degree
2 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (24.00%) ISEB
4 4 (16.00%) CSQA
5 2 (8.00%) MBA
6 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (4.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) HP
1 5 (20.00%) Cognos
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
1 5 (20.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (12.00%) Tableau
2 3 (12.00%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft