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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 75 72
Rank change year-on-year +25 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 19 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.37% 0.82% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 1.01% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 8
Median salary £31,000 £30,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -22.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £35,800 £35,750 £41,800
UK excluding London median salary £35,750 £35,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year +2.14% -3.44%  

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 500 594 638
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 88.81% 81.26% 83.29%
Number of salaries quoted 459 565 514
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (64.44%) Test Automation
3 28 (62.22%) C#
4 26 (57.78%) SQL
5 25 (55.56%) Test Scripting
6 23 (51.11%) Scrum
6 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
7 22 (48.89%) Windows
7 22 (48.89%) Selenium
8 21 (46.67%) T-SQL
8 21 (46.67%) ISEB
9 19 (42.22%) Retail
9 19 (42.22%) Test Planning
10 18 (40.00%) Regression Testing
11 17 (37.78%) SDLC
11 17 (37.78%) Performance Testing
12 16 (35.56%) Exploratory Testing
13 14 (31.11%) SoapUI
14 12 (26.67%) Back Office
15 11 (24.44%) Java
15 11 (24.44%) TDD
15 11 (24.44%) BDD
16 9 (20.00%) Degree
17 8 (17.78%) QA
18 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
18 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
19 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
19 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
20 5 (11.11%) Software Delivery
20 5 (11.11%) C++

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 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) MS Access
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (48.89%) Selenium
2 14 (31.11%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (8.89%) Codeception
3 4 (8.89%) PHPUnit
4 3 (6.67%) HP UFT
5 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (42.22%) Retail
2 12 (26.67%) Back Office
3 3 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Test Engineer
2 26 (57.78%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 5 (11.11%) Tester
4 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Graduate
4 3 (6.67%) Software QA Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (4.44%) C++ Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (4.44%) C++/Java Developer
5 2 (4.44%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (4.44%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Software Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Software Quality Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) CSS
1 2 (4.44%) Gherkin
1 2 (4.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (48.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (64.44%) Test Automation
3 25 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 23 (51.11%) Scrum
5 19 (42.22%) Test Planning
6 18 (40.00%) Regression Testing
7 17 (37.78%) Performance Testing
7 17 (37.78%) SDLC
8 16 (35.56%) Exploratory Testing
9 11 (24.44%) BDD
9 11 (24.44%) TDD
10 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
11 5 (11.11%) OOP
11 5 (11.11%) Software Delivery
12 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
12 4 (8.89%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
13 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
13 3 (6.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) C#
2 26 (57.78%) SQL
3 21 (46.67%) T-SQL
4 11 (24.44%) Java
5 5 (11.11%) C++
6 4 (8.89%) PHP
6 4 (8.89%) Ruby
7 3 (6.67%) Python
8 2 (4.44%) Perl
9 1 (2.22%) C
9 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (46.67%) ISEB
2 9 (20.00%) Degree
3 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle
Southampton
aap3
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 26 days ago