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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 110 107
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.02% 0.38% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.43% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 7
Median salary £39,000 £26,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -22.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £22,300 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 948 1162 1075
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 88.02% 89.38% 89.81%
Number of salaries quoted 849 1098 951
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley - 8 £42,500 -
Horsham -3 2 £35,250 +71.95%
Worthing - 1 £29,000 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 40 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (45.83%) QA
4 18 (37.50%) BDD
5 16 (33.33%) Scrum
6 14 (29.17%) Selenium
6 14 (29.17%) SQL
7 13 (27.08%) Time Management
7 13 (27.08%) TDD
8 12 (25.00%) Finance
8 12 (25.00%) Wireless
8 12 (25.00%) Linux
8 12 (25.00%) C#
8 12 (25.00%) Python
8 12 (25.00%) Process Improvement
8 12 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (22.92%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (18.75%) ISEB
11 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
11 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (14.58%) Software Delivery
12 7 (14.58%) Degree
12 7 (14.58%) MySQL
13 6 (12.50%) Web Services
13 6 (12.50%) GAMP
13 6 (12.50%) LoadRunner
13 6 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (12.50%) JIRA
13 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
13 6 (12.50%) SDLC

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) G Suite
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
1 2 (4.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (4.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) MySQL
2 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Selenium
2 6 (12.50%) JIRA
2 6 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 6 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.17%) JMeter
5 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 6 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Analyst
1 21 (43.75%) Test Engineer
1 21 (43.75%) Tester
2 18 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 16 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 11 (22.92%) Automation Tester
5 10 (20.83%) Software Tester
6 8 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
6 8 (16.67%) Software Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) Java Automation Tester
8 4 (8.33%) Java Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 4 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Business Development Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Development Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Software Development Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Software Development Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (4.17%) CSS
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (37.50%) BDD
4 16 (33.33%) Scrum
5 13 (27.08%) TDD
5 13 (27.08%) Time Management
6 12 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 12 (25.00%) Process Improvement
7 11 (22.92%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (14.58%) Software Delivery
9 6 (12.50%) SDLC
10 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.33%) DevOps
10 4 (8.33%) ETL
10 4 (8.33%) OO
10 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
11 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (4.17%) Manual Testing
12 2 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 12 (25.00%) C#
2 12 (25.00%) Python
3 5 (10.42%) Java
4 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) ISEB
2 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 7 (14.58%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (45.83%) QA
2 6 (12.50%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Google
2 2 (4.17%) HP