The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 76 78
Rank change year-on-year +30 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 4.32% 1.48% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.87% 1.82% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 27 12 8
Median salary £31,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £69,500 £40,650
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 554 658 815
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 88.64% 81.33% 85.79%
Number of salaries quoted 507 624 625
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Southampton

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in Southampton.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Southampton

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Southampton over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (72.41%) SQL
3 19 (65.52%) C#
3 19 (65.52%) Windows
4 16 (55.17%) Selenium
4 16 (55.17%) Test Scripting
4 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
5 14 (48.28%) Scrum
5 14 (48.28%) T-SQL
6 13 (44.83%) Retail
7 12 (41.38%) ISEB
8 11 (37.93%) Java
8 11 (37.93%) SDLC
9 10 (34.48%) Test Planning
9 10 (34.48%) Regression Testing
9 10 (34.48%) Degree
10 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
10 9 (31.03%) Performance Testing
10 9 (31.03%) Exploratory Testing
10 9 (31.03%) SoapUI
11 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
11 7 (24.14%) Back Office
12 6 (20.69%) C++
12 6 (20.69%) QA
12 6 (20.69%) TDD
12 6 (20.69%) Ruby
12 6 (20.69%) BDD
12 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
13 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
13 5 (17.24%) OOP

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) MS Access
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Selenium
2 9 (31.03%) SoapUI
3 3 (10.34%) HP UFT
4 2 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.90%) PHPUnit
General
1 13 (44.83%) Retail
2 7 (24.14%) Back Office
3 3 (10.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Test Engineer
2 18 (62.07%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Software Tester
3 4 (13.79%) Tester
4 3 (10.34%) QA Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Software QA Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C++ Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C++/Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (6.90%) HTML Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Software Quality Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) CSS
1 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) Test Scripting
3 14 (48.28%) Scrum
4 11 (37.93%) SDLC
5 10 (34.48%) Regression Testing
5 10 (34.48%) Test Planning
6 9 (31.03%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (31.03%) Performance Testing
7 6 (20.69%) BDD
7 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
7 6 (20.69%) TDD
8 5 (17.24%) OOP
8 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
9 4 (13.79%) Analytics
9 4 (13.79%) Data Analytics
9 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
10 3 (10.34%) Automation Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Web Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) SQL
2 19 (65.52%) C#
3 14 (48.28%) T-SQL
4 11 (37.93%) Java
5 6 (20.69%) C++
5 6 (20.69%) Ruby
6 4 (13.79%) Perl
6 4 (13.79%) Python
7 2 (6.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) ISEB
2 10 (34.48%) Degree
3 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
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