The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 122 166 138
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -28
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 126 122 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.94% 1.58% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 1.87% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 102 97 125
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5576 6523 6899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 85.85% 84.22% 82.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4710 5391 5683
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the East of England region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in the East of England

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in the East of England

Software Testing
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cambridgeshire +13 46 £37,500 - 3
Hertfordshire +13 28 £60,000 +87.50% 2
Essex +9 23 £47,500 -
Suffolk +15 20 £32,500 +28.71%
Bedfordshire +18 8 £65,000 +116.66% 1
Norfolk +6 1 £40,000 +77.77%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 122 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (41.46%) QA
3 102 (35.54%) SQL
4 90 (31.36%) Degree
4 90 (31.36%) Automated Testing
5 88 (30.66%) Java
6 83 (28.92%) ISEB
7 60 (20.91%) Finance
8 59 (20.56%) Scrum
8 59 (20.56%) Selenium
9 55 (19.16%) Test Scripting
10 53 (18.47%) ISTQB
11 46 (16.03%) Software Engineering
12 45 (15.68%) SDLC
13 43 (14.98%) C#
13 43 (14.98%) JIRA
14 42 (14.63%) JavaScript
14 42 (14.63%) Test Automation
15 41 (14.29%) Regression Testing
16 39 (13.59%) TDD
16 39 (13.59%) Manual Testing
17 38 (13.24%) BDD
17 38 (13.24%) HTML
18 37 (12.89%) Unix
18 37 (12.89%) Project Management
18 37 (12.89%) Computer Science
19 36 (12.54%) Oracle
19 36 (12.54%) Linux
20 33 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
20 33 (11.50%) Microsoft

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 13 (4.53%) NServiceBus
2 6 (2.09%) Smallworld
3 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.35%) Apache
4 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.35%) Confluence
4 1 (0.35%) IIS
4 1 (0.35%) JCAPS
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (4.18%) MS Office
2 11 (3.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (3.83%) MultiFonds
1 11 (3.83%) Sonata
2 1 (0.35%) AWD
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.39%) GitHub
2 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.70%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.88%) HTTP
2 13 (4.53%) Wireshark
3 7 (2.44%) Firewall
4 6 (2.09%) Internet
4 6 (2.09%) Intranet
4 6 (2.09%) Wireless
5 4 (1.39%) PuTTY
5 4 (1.39%) SSH
5 4 (1.39%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.36%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.53%) MongoDB
2 13 (4.53%) NoSQL
2 13 (4.53%) RavenDB
3 11 (3.83%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.83%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.09%) GIS
5 5 (1.74%) MySQL
6 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.70%) DB2
8 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.35%) Big Data
9 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.35%) Informix
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (20.56%) Selenium
2 43 (14.98%) JIRA
3 30 (10.45%) HP UFT
4 23 (8.01%) LoadRunner
5 21 (7.32%) SoapUI
6 16 (5.57%) Subversion
7 13 (4.53%) Fiddler
7 13 (4.53%) NUnit
7 13 (4.53%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.14%) Cucumber
8 9 (3.14%) JMeter
9 8 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.44%) ClearQuest
10 7 (2.44%) Git (software)
10 7 (2.44%) JIRA Agile
11 6 (2.09%) Bugzilla
11 6 (2.09%) Calabash
11 6 (2.09%) JUnit
12 5 (1.74%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 60 (20.91%) Finance
2 24 (8.36%) Electronics
3 16 (5.57%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.48%) Games
5 5 (1.74%) Billing
5 5 (1.74%) Marketing
5 5 (1.74%) Retail
6 4 (1.39%) Banking
7 3 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 89 (31.01%) Tester
2 70 (24.39%) Analyst
3 48 (16.72%) Software Tester
4 47 (16.38%) QA Tester
5 46 (16.03%) Test Engineer
6 44 (15.33%) Test Analyst
7 38 (13.24%) Software Test Engineer
8 37 (12.89%) Developer
9 34 (11.85%) Software QA Tester
10 30 (10.45%) Software Engineer
11 28 (9.76%) Software Analyst
12 21 (7.32%) Embedded Engineer
12 21 (7.32%) QA Analyst
12 21 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
13 20 (6.97%) C++ Software Engineer
14 19 (6.62%) Embedded C++ Engineer
14 19 (6.62%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 19 (6.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 16 (5.57%) .NET Developer
15 16 (5.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.24%) HTML
2 30 (10.45%) XML
3 29 (10.10%) Web Services
4 27 (9.41%) .NET
5 23 (8.01%) SOAP
6 18 (6.27%) CSS
7 16 (5.57%) MSMQ
8 15 (5.23%) .NET Framework
8 15 (5.23%) ASP.NET
8 15 (5.23%) RabbitMQ
9 14 (4.88%) Middleware
9 14 (4.88%) RESTful
10 13 (4.53%) Ajax
10 13 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (4.53%) HTML5
10 13 (4.53%) J2EE
10 13 (4.53%) jQuery
10 13 (4.53%) JSON
10 13 (4.53%) Ninject
10 13 (4.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.89%) Computer Science
2 33 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.53%) NHS
4 9 (3.14%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.79%) Fintech
6 7 (2.44%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.09%) iPad
7 6 (2.09%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.09%) Online Games
8 5 (1.74%) Biology
8 5 (1.74%) Statistics
8 5 (1.74%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.39%) Informatics
10 3 (1.05%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.35%) EPoS
11 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.35%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.89%) Unix
2 36 (12.54%) Linux
3 29 (10.10%) Windows
4 12 (4.18%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.48%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.14%) Android
7 2 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (31.36%) Automated Testing
3 59 (20.56%) Scrum
4 55 (19.16%) Test Scripting
5 46 (16.03%) Software Engineering
6 45 (15.68%) SDLC
7 42 (14.63%) Test Automation
8 41 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 39 (13.59%) Manual Testing
9 39 (13.59%) TDD
10 38 (13.24%) BDD
11 37 (12.89%) Project Management
12 32 (11.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 30 (10.45%) Functional Testing
14 29 (10.10%) Performance Testing
15 28 (9.76%) Automation Testing
15 28 (9.76%) Line Management
16 22 (7.67%) Unit Testing
17 21 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
17 21 (7.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 102 (35.54%) SQL
2 88 (30.66%) Java
3 43 (14.98%) C#
4 42 (14.63%) JavaScript
5 33 (11.50%) C
6 29 (10.10%) Python
7 26 (9.06%) C++
8 24 (8.36%) Perl
9 19 (6.62%) Embedded C++
9 19 (6.62%) T-SQL
10 18 (6.27%) Shell Script
11 13 (4.53%) PowerShell
12 12 (4.18%) Embedded C
13 10 (3.48%) PL/SQL
14 8 (2.79%) VBA
15 6 (2.09%) Magik
16 5 (1.74%) ANSI C
17 4 (1.39%) PHP
17 4 (1.39%) VB
18 2 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 90 (31.36%) Degree
2 83 (28.92%) ISEB
3 53 (18.47%) ISTQB
4 30 (10.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (4.53%) SC Cleared
5 13 (4.53%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.18%) HP ASE
7 3 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (41.46%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) SDET
3 1 (0.35%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.35%) ISO20022
System Software
1 3 (1.05%) Firmware
2 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (8.01%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.79%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 36 (12.54%) Oracle
2 33 (11.50%) Microsoft
3 32 (11.15%) HP
4 16 (5.57%) Citrix
5 8 (2.79%) SAP
6 7 (2.44%) IBM
7 6 (2.09%) WorldPay
8 3 (1.05%) EMC
8 3 (1.05%) Intel
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco
9 1 (0.35%) Dell
9 1 (0.35%) FINEOS
9 1 (0.35%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.35%) NetApp
9 1 (0.35%) Sun
9 1 (0.35%) Telerik
9 1 (0.35%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.35%) VMware
9 1 (0.35%) webMethods
9 1 (0.35%) Xamarin
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