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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / West Sussex
Rank 57 89 88
Rank change year-on-year +32 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 37 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 3.53% 1.50% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 1.67% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 36 15 9
Median salary £35,250 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 925 1015 986
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 88.26% 89.43% 87.49%
Number of salaries quoted 848 917 850
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £29,025
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +20 18 £42,500 +30.76%
Worthing +2 8 £32,500 -
Haywards Heath - 1 £37,500 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (46.67%) SQL
3 27 (45.00%) Test Automation
4 24 (40.00%) QA
5 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
5 23 (38.33%) ISEB
6 22 (36.67%) MS Excel
7 20 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 14 (23.33%) Finance
8 14 (23.33%) Scrum
9 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (21.67%) Defect Tracking
10 12 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (20.00%) Selenium
10 12 (20.00%) Time Management
10 12 (20.00%) BDD
10 12 (20.00%) Windows
11 11 (18.33%) C#
11 11 (18.33%) HP
11 11 (18.33%) Test Management
11 11 (18.33%) Degree
12 10 (16.67%) Performance Testing
13 9 (15.00%) TDD
13 9 (15.00%) Automated Testing
13 9 (15.00%) MS Visio
13 9 (15.00%) Linux
13 9 (15.00%) MS Office
13 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
14 7 (11.67%) Manufacturing
14 7 (11.67%) Wireless

Software Testing
Top Related 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 5 (8.33%) IIS
2 4 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (36.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.00%) MS Office
2 9 (15.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) G Suite
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
1 1 (1.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) Wireless
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) MySQL
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Selenium
2 5 (8.33%) JIRA
2 5 (8.33%) LoadRunner
2 5 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.67%) JMeter
5 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (46.67%) Analyst
2 18 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 18 (30.00%) Tester
3 16 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 13 (21.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Automation Team Leader
5 10 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 10 (16.67%) Team Leader
6 9 (15.00%) Automation Test Lead
6 9 (15.00%) Test Leader
6 9 (15.00%) Test Team Leader
7 8 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (13.33%) Software Analyst
7 8 (13.33%) Software Tester
8 6 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
8 6 (10.00%) Business Analyst
8 6 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
8 6 (10.00%) SQL Support Analyst
8 6 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Social Network
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Linux
3 6 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (23.33%) Scrum
4 13 (21.67%) Defect Tracking
5 12 (20.00%) BDD
5 12 (20.00%) Time Management
6 11 (18.33%) Test Management
7 10 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 9 (15.00%) Automated Testing
8 9 (15.00%) TDD
8 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 7 (11.67%) Process Improvement
9 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
10 6 (10.00%) Business Process Analysis
10 6 (10.00%) Business Process Modelling
10 6 (10.00%) Change Control
10 6 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (10.00%) SDLC
10 6 (10.00%) Software Delivery
10 6 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 11 (18.33%) C#
3 7 (11.67%) Python
4 6 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.33%) Java
6 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.33%) C++
7 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (38.33%) ISEB
2 20 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 12 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (18.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (40.00%) QA
2 6 (10.00%) GAMP
3 2 (3.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) HP
3 1 (1.67%) Google