Period
to 21 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

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

Software Tester
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 159 155
Rank change year-on-year +27 -4 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 25 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.16% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.28% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 28 7 9
West Sussex median annual salary £39,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.43% +27.27% -21.43%
10th Percentile £31,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £54,125 £40,250 £28,750
South East median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2102 2500 2333
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.63% 96.41% 98.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1931 2311 2034
West Sussex median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in West Sussex

Software Tester
Salary Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in West Sussex.

Salary trend for Software Tester in West Sussex

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in West Sussex over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in West Sussex

Software Tester
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Crawley - 8 £33,000 -
Worthing - 4 £39,000 -
Horsham - 1 £35,000 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 West Sussex region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 20 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) QA
4 10 (40.00%) C#
4 10 (40.00%) .NET
5 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (32.00%) Selenium
7 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (20.00%) Web Services
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
9 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Social Network
9 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (16.00%) ETL
9 4 (16.00%) SQL
9 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
9 4 (16.00%) Scrum
10 3 (12.00%) Java
10 3 (12.00%) OO
10 3 (12.00%) HP UFT
10 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
10 3 (12.00%) JIRA
10 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Confluence
10 3 (12.00%) BDD

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 3 (12.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (12.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (12.00%) JIRA
4 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) Web Services
3 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.00%) ETL
5 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) BDD
6 3 (12.00%) DevOps
6 3 (12.00%) OO
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Global Marketing
7 1 (4.00%) MVC
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) C#
2 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft