Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 97 77
Rank change year-on-year +22 -20 +35
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 44 20 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.05% 1.48% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 1.74% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 49 19 43
Southampton median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -27.71% +26.72%
10th Percentile £24,500 £27,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £43,500 £35,500 £63,750
Hampshire median annual salary £32,750 £35,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -7.75% -1.39% -4.64%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1246 1151 1147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.47% 85.13% 84.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1028 1028
Southampton median annual salary £38,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £62,500
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +2.41%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (63.64%) Performance Testing
3 27 (61.36%) Regression Testing
4 25 (56.82%) Exploratory Testing
5 24 (54.55%) Scrum
6 23 (52.27%) Test Automation
7 22 (50.00%) ISEB
7 22 (50.00%) C#
8 21 (47.73%) Test Scripting
9 20 (45.45%) SQL
10 18 (40.91%) T-SQL
10 18 (40.91%) Selenium
10 18 (40.91%) SDLC
11 17 (38.64%) Windows
11 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
11 17 (38.64%) TDD
12 16 (36.36%) Retail
13 15 (34.09%) BDD
14 14 (31.82%) Back Office
15 13 (29.55%) SoapUI
16 11 (25.00%) Test Planning
17 9 (20.45%) QA
18 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
19 5 (11.36%) .NET
20 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
21 3 (6.82%) WebDriver
21 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
21 3 (6.82%) Software Delivery
21 3 (6.82%) CRM
21 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 18 (40.91%) Selenium
2 13 (29.55%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.82%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.27%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (36.36%) Retail
2 14 (31.82%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (65.91%) Test Engineer
2 27 (61.36%) Software Test Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) QA Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Software Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Business IT Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Business Transformation Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Business Transformation Business Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Junior
8 2 (4.55%) Public Sector Business Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Transformation Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.27%) Spring
2 1 (2.27%) WinForms
2 1 (2.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (63.64%) Performance Testing
3 27 (61.36%) Regression Testing
4 25 (56.82%) Exploratory Testing
5 24 (54.55%) Scrum
6 23 (52.27%) Test Automation
7 21 (47.73%) Test Scripting
8 18 (40.91%) SDLC
9 17 (38.64%) TDD
10 15 (34.09%) BDD
11 11 (25.00%) Test Planning
12 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
13 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
14 3 (6.82%) CRM
14 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
14 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
14 3 (6.82%) Migration
14 3 (6.82%) Software Delivery
14 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
15 2 (4.55%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) C#
2 20 (45.45%) SQL
3 18 (40.91%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (2.27%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.27%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle