Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 377 483 502
Rank change year-on-year +106 +19 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 172 109 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.56% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 159 103 162
South East median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +4.62%
10th Percentile £26,000 £22,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £59,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29620 33986 41473
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 97.01% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24714 28477 34609
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,488
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.18% +3.31%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +77 93 £35,000 +26.13% 5
Berkshire +82 53 £36,500 +21.67% 3
Hampshire +26 44 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Oxfordshire +13 34 £32,500 +23.81%
Surrey +18 14 £31,000 +3.33% 1
Kent +34 7 £35,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £37,500 +7.14% 2
West Sussex +1 6 £39,000 +41.82% 2
East Sussex -2 4 £25,000 -
Isle of Wight - 4 £24,000 -
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 139 (80.81%) Test Automation
2 92 (53.49%) Software Testing
3 84 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (48.26%) JIRA
5 77 (44.77%) Degree
6 71 (41.28%) Selenium
7 62 (36.05%) Java
8 57 (33.14%) QA
9 48 (27.91%) Test Scripting
10 45 (26.16%) Issue Tracking
11 43 (25.00%) ISTQB
12 40 (23.26%) WebDriver
13 38 (22.09%) Manual Testing
14 37 (21.51%) Computer Science
14 37 (21.51%) SQL Server
14 37 (21.51%) Regression Testing
14 37 (21.51%) Test Strategy
15 36 (20.93%) JMeter
15 36 (20.93%) Linux
16 34 (19.77%) SQL
17 33 (19.19%) C#
18 29 (16.86%) Python
18 29 (16.86%) Confluence
19 28 (16.28%) SoapUI
20 27 (15.70%) Open Source
20 27 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
20 27 (15.70%) Computer Science Degree
20 27 (15.70%) Shell Script
21 26 (15.12%) Client/Server
22 25 (14.53%) Test Management

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 29 (16.86%) Confluence
2 3 (1.74%) IIS
3 1 (0.58%) JBoss
3 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.79%) MySQL
3 21 (12.21%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.07%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 83 (48.26%) JIRA
2 71 (41.28%) Selenium
3 40 (23.26%) WebDriver
4 36 (20.93%) JMeter
5 28 (16.28%) SoapUI
6 24 (13.95%) Bugzilla
7 21 (12.21%) Trac
8 13 (7.56%) Jenkins
9 12 (6.98%) SpecFlow
10 7 (4.07%) Cucumber
11 6 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.91%) Git (software)
13 3 (1.74%) Appium
13 3 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.74%) Bitbucket
13 3 (1.74%) eggPlant
13 3 (1.74%) JIRA Agile
13 3 (1.74%) tSQLt
13 3 (1.74%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.74%) WinRunner
General
1 24 (13.95%) Digital Economy
2 4 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (0.58%) Advertising
3 1 (0.58%) Billing
3 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.81%) RESTful
2 9 (5.23%) .NET
2 9 (5.23%) Web Services
3 8 (4.65%) SOAP
4 7 (4.07%) ASP.NET
5 6 (3.49%) HTML
6 4 (2.33%) HTML5
7 3 (1.74%) WinForms
8 2 (1.16%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.16%) XML
9 1 (0.58%) Behat
9 1 (0.58%) CSS
9 1 (0.58%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.58%) JMS
9 1 (0.58%) jQuery
9 1 (0.58%) JSP
9 1 (0.58%) REST
9 1 (0.58%) Spring
9 1 (0.58%) Spring MVC
9 1 (0.58%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.51%) Computer Science
2 27 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (15.12%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.49%) iPad
5 3 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.16%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.58%) STB
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.93%) Linux
2 21 (12.21%) Windows
3 2 (1.16%) Android
3 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (80.81%) Test Automation
2 92 (53.49%) Software Testing
3 84 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (27.91%) Test Scripting
5 45 (26.16%) Issue Tracking
6 38 (22.09%) Manual Testing
7 37 (21.51%) Regression Testing
7 37 (21.51%) Test Strategy
8 27 (15.70%) Open Source
9 25 (14.53%) Defect Tracking
9 25 (14.53%) Test Management
10 24 (13.95%) Risk Management
10 24 (13.95%) User Stories
11 22 (12.79%) Validation
12 21 (12.21%) E-Commerce
13 12 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (6.40%) OO
14 11 (6.40%) Scrum
15 10 (5.81%) OOP
15 10 (5.81%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (36.05%) Java
2 34 (19.77%) SQL
3 33 (19.19%) C#
4 29 (16.86%) Python
5 27 (15.70%) Shell Script
6 23 (13.37%) C
7 12 (6.98%) PHP
8 6 (3.49%) C++
8 6 (3.49%) Perl
9 4 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.33%) VB
10 3 (1.74%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.74%) Ruby
10 3 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.74%) VB6
Qualifications
1 77 (44.77%) Degree
2 43 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 27 (15.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (6.40%) ISEB
5 8 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (1.74%) HNC
7 3 (1.74%) HND
8 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.58%) CCNA
9 1 (0.58%) CCNP
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (33.14%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.81%) Docker
2 3 (1.74%) Firmware
Vendors
1 14 (8.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.74%) Apple
2 3 (1.74%) Facebook
3 2 (1.16%) Capita
4 1 (0.58%) Cisco
4 1 (0.58%) Telerik