The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 380 438
Rank change year-on-year +36 +58  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 52 60 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.33% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 50 57 45
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +4.61% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14137 17911 20464
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.62% 96.96% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11842 15249 16693
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in the South East

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the South East.

Salary trend for Software Tester in the South East

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in the South East

Software Tester
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +24 22 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Kent - 9 £35,000 -
Berkshire +15 7 £35,000 -22.22%
West Sussex +14 6 £37,000 +5.71% 1
Surrey +28 4 £26,250 -12.50% 1
East Sussex +16 2 £50,000 +33.33%
Oxfordshire +8 2 £32,500 +38.29% 2
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 109 (76.76%) Test Automation
2 77 (54.23%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (47.89%) Selenium
4 66 (46.48%) Software Testing
5 54 (38.03%) QA
6 52 (36.62%) Degree
7 49 (34.51%) SQL Server
8 46 (32.39%) Test Scripting
9 44 (30.99%) C#
9 44 (30.99%) Microsoft
10 40 (28.17%) Java
10 40 (28.17%) JIRA
11 39 (27.46%) SQL
12 30 (21.13%) Windows
13 28 (19.72%) .NET
14 26 (18.31%) Issue Tracking
15 25 (17.61%) E-Commerce
16 23 (16.20%) MySQL
16 23 (16.20%) Bugzilla
16 23 (16.20%) iPad
17 21 (14.79%) Relational Database
17 21 (14.79%) Trac
18 19 (13.38%) Regression Testing
18 19 (13.38%) ISTQB
18 19 (13.38%) HTML
18 19 (13.38%) Exploratory Testing
19 18 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (12.68%) ISEB
20 17 (11.97%) Manual Testing
21 16 (11.27%) T-SQL

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.52%) Confluence
2 2 (1.41%) JBoss
2 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (34.51%) SQL Server
2 23 (16.20%) MySQL
3 21 (14.79%) Relational Database
4 14 (9.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.70%) Big Data
7 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 68 (47.89%) Selenium
2 40 (28.17%) JIRA
3 23 (16.20%) Bugzilla
4 21 (14.79%) Trac
5 10 (7.04%) WebDriver
6 8 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (5.63%) Visual Studio
7 7 (4.93%) JMeter
7 7 (4.93%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.23%) SpecFlow
9 5 (3.52%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.52%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.52%) NUnit
9 5 (3.52%) tSQLt
10 4 (2.82%) HP UFT
10 4 (2.82%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.82%) Maven
10 4 (2.82%) Subversion
11 3 (2.11%) IntelliJ
12 2 (1.41%) JUnit
General
1 10 (7.04%) Finance
2 7 (4.93%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.52%) Digital Economy
4 4 (2.82%) Automotive
4 4 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.82%) Retail
5 3 (2.11%) Electronics
5 3 (2.11%) Marketing
6 2 (1.41%) Back Office
6 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.72%) .NET
2 19 (13.38%) HTML
3 14 (9.86%) HTML5
4 12 (8.45%) ASP.NET
4 12 (8.45%) Web Services
5 11 (7.75%) WinForms
6 6 (4.23%) XML
7 5 (3.52%) CSS
8 4 (2.82%) COM
8 4 (2.82%) Silverlight
9 3 (2.11%) jQuery
10 2 (1.41%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.41%) J2EE
10 2 (1.41%) JMS
10 2 (1.41%) JSON
10 2 (1.41%) JSP
10 2 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.41%) Spring MVC
10 2 (1.41%) XSD
10 2 (1.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.20%) iPad
2 13 (9.15%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.23%) User Experience
5 5 (3.52%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.82%) Social Network
7 3 (2.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.13%) Windows
2 7 (4.93%) Windows Server
2 7 (4.93%) Windows Vista
3 6 (4.23%) Android
3 6 (4.23%) Linux
4 4 (2.82%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.11%) Unix
5 3 (2.11%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.70%) Solaris
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (76.76%) Test Automation
2 77 (54.23%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (46.48%) Software Testing
4 46 (32.39%) Test Scripting
5 26 (18.31%) Issue Tracking
6 25 (17.61%) E-Commerce
7 19 (13.38%) Exploratory Testing
7 19 (13.38%) Regression Testing
8 18 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (11.97%) Manual Testing
10 13 (9.15%) Test Strategy
11 11 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (7.04%) SDLC
13 9 (6.34%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (6.34%) Scrum
14 8 (5.63%) Performance Testing
15 7 (4.93%) Test Management
16 6 (4.23%) BDD
16 6 (4.23%) Open Source
17 5 (3.52%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.99%) C#
2 40 (28.17%) Java
3 39 (27.46%) SQL
4 16 (11.27%) T-SQL
5 15 (10.56%) VB
6 13 (9.15%) JavaScript
7 12 (8.45%) C++
8 11 (7.75%) VB6
9 8 (5.63%) Python
10 7 (4.93%) Perl
11 5 (3.52%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.82%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.41%) Groovy
14 1 (0.70%) C
14 1 (0.70%) PHP
14 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 52 (36.62%) Degree
2 19 (13.38%) ISTQB
3 18 (12.68%) ISEB
4 13 (9.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (4.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.82%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (1.41%) CCNA
7 2 (1.41%) CCNP
7 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.70%) HNC
8 1 (0.70%) HND
8 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (38.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.75%) Apple
2 11 (7.75%) Facebook
3 2 (1.41%) Cisco
3 2 (1.41%) SAP
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle
4 1 (0.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.70%) Telerik
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