The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
England / South East
Rank 293 387 348
Rank change year-on-year +94 -39  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 89 73 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 84 64 93
Median salary £32,500 £33,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.51% -5.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,800 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +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 14422 18600 19935
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.51% 96.65% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12036 15863 16077
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +34 27 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Surrey +40 17 £37,500 -16.66%
Oxfordshire +5 17 £30,000 +26.31% 7
West Sussex +23 16 £35,000 -6.66%
Berkshire +27 8 £29,750 -45.90%
Kent +24 4 £36,250 +19.83%
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £35,000 +6.06%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 63 (49.61%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (42.52%) Software Testing
3 53 (41.73%) Selenium
4 48 (37.80%) QA
5 44 (34.65%) Degree
6 43 (33.86%) Test Scripting
7 41 (32.28%) Automated Testing
8 40 (31.50%) Microsoft
9 37 (29.13%) SQL
9 37 (29.13%) SQL Server
10 34 (26.77%) JIRA
11 33 (25.98%) Java
12 29 (22.83%) Automation Testing
13 28 (22.05%) Manual Testing
13 28 (22.05%) C#
13 28 (22.05%) Windows
14 25 (19.69%) ISEB
15 24 (18.90%) Test Automation
16 23 (18.11%) E-Commerce
17 20 (15.75%) MySQL
17 20 (15.75%) Issue Tracking
18 18 (14.17%) Bugzilla
18 18 (14.17%) Relational Database
18 18 (14.17%) Trac
19 17 (13.39%) MS Excel
20 16 (12.60%) .NET
21 15 (11.81%) ISTQB
21 15 (11.81%) Performance Testing
22 14 (11.02%) Finance
22 14 (11.02%) JavaScript

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (3.15%) Confluence
2 2 (1.57%) JBoss
2 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.79%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (29.13%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.75%) MySQL
3 18 (14.17%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 53 (41.73%) Selenium
2 34 (26.77%) JIRA
3 18 (14.17%) Bugzilla
3 18 (14.17%) Trac
4 7 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.72%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.72%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.94%) Subversion
7 4 (3.15%) HP UFT
7 4 (3.15%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.15%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.36%) IntelliJ
8 3 (2.36%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.36%) Maven
9 2 (1.57%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.57%) Hudson
9 2 (1.57%) JUnit
9 2 (1.57%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.57%) TestNG
General
1 14 (11.02%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.94%) Banking
3 5 (3.94%) Marketing
4 4 (3.15%) Automotive
4 4 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.15%) Retail
5 3 (2.36%) Electronics
6 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.60%) .NET
2 12 (9.45%) HTML
3 10 (7.87%) Web Services
4 9 (7.09%) HTML5
5 6 (4.72%) CSS
6 5 (3.94%) XML
7 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.15%) COM
7 4 (3.15%) jQuery
7 4 (3.15%) Silverlight
7 4 (3.15%) WinForms
8 2 (1.57%) Ajax
8 2 (1.57%) CSS3
8 2 (1.57%) J2EE
8 2 (1.57%) JSON
8 2 (1.57%) JSP
8 2 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.57%) Spring
8 2 (1.57%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.57%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.24%) iPad
2 11 (8.66%) User Experience
3 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.30%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.30%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.15%) Social Network
6 3 (2.36%) iPhone
7 1 (0.79%) IVR
7 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.05%) Windows
2 7 (5.51%) Windows Server
2 7 (5.51%) Windows Vista
3 6 (4.72%) Android
4 5 (3.94%) Unix
5 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.15%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.36%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.57%) Linux
8 1 (0.79%) Debian
8 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.79%) Solaris
8 1 (0.79%) SUSE
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (49.61%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (42.52%) Software Testing
3 43 (33.86%) Test Scripting
4 41 (32.28%) Automated Testing
5 29 (22.83%) Automation Testing
6 28 (22.05%) Manual Testing
7 24 (18.90%) Test Automation
8 23 (18.11%) E-Commerce
9 20 (15.75%) Issue Tracking
10 15 (11.81%) Performance Testing
11 12 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (8.66%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (8.66%) Regression Testing
13 8 (6.30%) Scrum
13 8 (6.30%) SDLC
14 7 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (4.72%) BDD
15 6 (4.72%) Release Management
15 6 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
16 5 (3.94%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.13%) SQL
2 33 (25.98%) Java
3 28 (22.05%) C#
4 14 (11.02%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.45%) C++
6 8 (6.30%) Python
6 8 (6.30%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.30%) VB
7 4 (3.15%) VB6
8 3 (2.36%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.36%) Perl
9 1 (0.79%) C
9 1 (0.79%) Groovy
9 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (34.65%) Degree
2 25 (19.69%) ISEB
3 15 (11.81%) ISTQB
4 11 (8.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (37.80%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (31.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.94%) SAP
3 4 (3.15%) Apple
3 4 (3.15%) Facebook
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle
5 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.79%) Infor
6 1 (0.79%) Sage
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