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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 95 98 67
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -31
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 20 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.06% 1.48% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.88% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 24
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £35,000 £44,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1059 1062 1123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 86.38% 78.55% 76.19%
Number of salaries quoted 939 921 922
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £28,667
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Horsham +4 4 £29,500 -30.58%
Burgess Hill - 4 £47,500 -
Crawley -20 3 £33,500 -2.89%
Worthing - 1 £35,500 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 13 (54.17%) Degree
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) Linux
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
4 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
5 6 (25.00%) QA
5 6 (25.00%) Selenium
5 6 (25.00%) QlikView
5 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (25.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.83%) Test Management
6 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (20.83%) ISEB
6 5 (20.83%) Python
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (16.67%) Tableau
7 4 (16.67%) C++
7 4 (16.67%) C
7 4 (16.67%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (16.67%) WebFOCUS
7 4 (16.67%) Subversion
7 4 (16.67%) TDD
7 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
7 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Wireless
2 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) QlikView
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (16.67%) WebFOCUS
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) DB2
4 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.17%) DataStage
4 1 (4.17%) SQLPlus
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 4 (16.67%) Subversion
3 3 (12.50%) Appium
3 3 (12.50%) Calabash
3 3 (12.50%) LoadUI
3 3 (12.50%) WebLOAD
3 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (12.50%) JUnit
3 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (12.50%) JMeter
3 3 (12.50%) Bugzilla
3 3 (12.50%) NUnit
4 2 (8.33%) LabVIEW
4 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.33%) Rational Robot
4 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.17%) Trac
5 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Software Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
7 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Validation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) AWS Developer
7 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) CSS
1 2 (8.33%) jQuery
1 2 (8.33%) HTML5
1 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) iPad
3 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.33%) GIS
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) UNIX
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) zOS
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
3 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (25.00%) BDD
4 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (20.83%) Test Management
5 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 4 (16.67%) TDD
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Validation
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Python
3 4 (16.67%) C
3 4 (16.67%) C++
4 3 (12.50%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) Perl
4 3 (12.50%) PHP
4 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.33%) Tcl
5 2 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) JCL
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) Degree
2 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (20.83%) ISEB
4 2 (8.33%) MBA
4 2 (8.33%) CSQA
5 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VirtualBox
1 2 (8.33%) KVM
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) MicroStrategy
1 4 (16.67%) Tableau
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Apple
3 2 (8.33%) Google
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.17%) Cognos