Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 122 129
Rank change year-on-year -17 +7 -28
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 30 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.53% 1.22% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.38% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 11 21 39
West Sussex median annual salary £31,000 £43,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.74% +24.29% -26.32%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £53,750 £54,000
South East median annual salary £37,250 £39,151 £37,500
% change year-on-year -4.86% +4.40% -

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1825 2180 2314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 87.11% 88.98% 88.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 2004 2029
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.80%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in West Sussex

Software Testing
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in West Sussex

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in West Sussex over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in West Sussex

Software Testing
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 Testing within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Horsham -29 4 £28,750 -
Crawley +10 2 £47,500 +3.26%
Gatwick +10 2 £46,250 -11.90%
Worthing - 2 £27,500 -
Haywards Heath 0 1 £35,000 -17.65%
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 17 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
4 5 (45.45%) SDLC
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
5 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
5 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) QA
6 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
7 2 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (18.18%) BDD
7 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
7 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (18.18%) Wireless
7 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 2 (18.18%) ISEB
7 2 (18.18%) Python
8 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (9.09%) ETL
8 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001

Software Testing
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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Test Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Software Integration Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Tester
5 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Excel Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
3 5 (45.45%) SDLC
4 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) BDD
6 2 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 1 (9.09%) ETL
7 1 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 1 (9.09%) Scrum
7 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) User Stories
7 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft