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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 118 169 139
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -30
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 161 104 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 2.35% 1.35% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 1.62% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129 79 150
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £22,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
5950 6401 6967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 86.68% 83.05% 81.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4847 5205 5770
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Hertfordshire +50 61 £40,000 +29.03% 2
Cambridgeshire -1 46 £35,791 -10.52% 5
Suffolk +27 30 £35,000 +3.70% 1
Essex +4 16 £47,500 +18.75%
Bedfordshire +11 7 £65,000 +116.66% 1
Norfolk +17 1 £30,000 +20.00%
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 135 (40.79%) QA
2 133 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (35.35%) SQL
4 100 (30.21%) Automated Testing
5 96 (29.00%) Java
6 92 (27.79%) Degree
7 88 (26.59%) ISEB
8 82 (24.77%) Selenium
9 73 (22.05%) Scrum
10 67 (20.24%) Finance
11 61 (18.43%) C#
12 60 (18.13%) Software Engineering
13 57 (17.22%) Test Scripting
14 56 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
15 55 (16.62%) JIRA
16 54 (16.31%) ISTQB
16 54 (16.31%) TDD
17 49 (14.80%) .NET
17 49 (14.80%) Test Automation
18 48 (14.50%) BDD
19 46 (13.90%) SDLC
20 45 (13.60%) JavaScript
20 45 (13.60%) Oracle
21 44 (13.29%) Functional Testing
21 44 (13.29%) Manual Testing
22 43 (12.99%) Linux
23 42 (12.69%) Project Management
24 41 (12.39%) HTML
25 40 (12.08%) Regression Testing
26 39 (11.78%) XML

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 20 (6.04%) NServiceBus
2 5 (1.51%) IIS
3 2 (0.60%) Apache
3 2 (0.60%) SAS
3 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.30%) JCAPS
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (6.04%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.21%) MultiFonds
1 4 (1.21%) Sonata
2 2 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.60%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.30%) AWD
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.21%) GitHub
2 2 (0.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.74%) Wireshark
2 15 (4.53%) HTTP
3 8 (2.42%) Firewall
4 5 (1.51%) Internet
5 4 (1.21%) PuTTY
5 4 (1.21%) SSH
5 4 (1.21%) Telnet
6 3 (0.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.74%) MongoDB
2 19 (5.74%) NoSQL
2 19 (5.74%) RavenDB
3 17 (5.14%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.83%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (2.11%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (2.11%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.51%) MySQL
8 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.60%) DB2
9 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.30%) Big Data
10 1 (0.30%) Informix
Development Applications
1 82 (24.77%) Selenium
2 55 (16.62%) JIRA
3 32 (9.67%) HP UFT
4 23 (6.95%) SoapUI
4 23 (6.95%) Subversion
5 21 (6.34%) NUnit
6 20 (6.04%) LoadRunner
6 20 (6.04%) TeamCity
7 19 (5.74%) Fiddler
8 12 (3.63%) Git (software)
8 12 (3.63%) JMeter
9 11 (3.32%) Cucumber
9 11 (3.32%) Visual Studio
10 10 (3.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (2.11%) NetBeans
12 6 (1.81%) Bugzilla
12 6 (1.81%) Calabash
12 6 (1.81%) JUnit
12 6 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (1.51%) JIRA Agile
General
1 67 (20.24%) Finance
2 24 (7.25%) Electronics
3 17 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.42%) Games
4 8 (2.42%) Retail
5 7 (2.11%) Banking
6 6 (1.81%) Marketing
7 4 (1.21%) iGaming
8 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.60%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (25.68%) Analyst
2 81 (24.47%) Tester
3 59 (17.82%) Developer
4 58 (17.52%) Test Analyst
5 51 (15.41%) Test Engineer
6 43 (12.99%) Software Tester
7 38 (11.48%) Software Engineer
8 35 (10.57%) QA Tester
9 34 (10.27%) Software Test Engineer
10 29 (8.76%) Software Analyst
11 28 (8.46%) Test Automation Engineer
12 24 (7.25%) QA Analyst
13 23 (6.95%) .NET Developer
14 22 (6.65%) Software QA Tester
15 20 (6.04%) C# .NET Developer
15 20 (6.04%) C# Developer
15 20 (6.04%) C++ Software Engineer
15 20 (6.04%) Embedded C++ Engineer
15 20 (6.04%) Embedded Engineer
16 19 (5.74%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (14.80%) .NET
2 41 (12.39%) HTML
3 39 (11.78%) XML
4 33 (9.97%) SOAP
5 27 (8.16%) Web Services
6 25 (7.55%) .NET Framework
6 25 (7.55%) CSS
7 20 (6.04%) Ajax
7 20 (6.04%) ASP.NET
7 20 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (6.04%) ASP.NET Web API
7 20 (6.04%) Entity Framework
7 20 (6.04%) HTML5
7 20 (6.04%) JSON
7 20 (6.04%) MSMQ
7 20 (6.04%) Ninject
7 20 (6.04%) SignalR
7 20 (6.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 20 (6.04%) WCF
8 19 (5.74%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 56 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (11.18%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.93%) NHS
4 10 (3.02%) Fintech
5 7 (2.11%) iPad
5 7 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.81%) Biology
6 6 (1.81%) Online Games
6 6 (1.81%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.51%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.51%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.21%) Informatics
9 3 (0.91%) Statistics
10 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.60%) Life Science
11 1 (0.30%) EPoS
11 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.30%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.99%) Linux
2 35 (10.57%) Unix
3 21 (6.34%) Windows
4 13 (3.93%) Android
4 13 (3.93%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.02%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (30.21%) Automated Testing
3 73 (22.05%) Scrum
4 60 (18.13%) Software Engineering
5 57 (17.22%) Test Scripting
6 54 (16.31%) TDD
7 49 (14.80%) Test Automation
8 48 (14.50%) BDD
9 46 (13.90%) SDLC
10 44 (13.29%) Functional Testing
10 44 (13.29%) Manual Testing
11 42 (12.69%) Project Management
12 40 (12.08%) Regression Testing
13 37 (11.18%) Automation Testing
14 34 (10.27%) User Acceptance Testing
15 33 (9.97%) Line Management
16 31 (9.37%) Performance Testing
17 30 (9.06%) MVC
18 28 (8.46%) Unit Testing
19 24 (7.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 117 (35.35%) SQL
2 96 (29.00%) Java
3 61 (18.43%) C#
4 45 (13.60%) JavaScript
5 32 (9.67%) C
5 32 (9.67%) T-SQL
6 29 (8.76%) Python
7 26 (7.85%) C++
8 25 (7.55%) Perl
9 21 (6.34%) PowerShell
10 20 (6.04%) Embedded C++
11 16 (4.83%) Shell Script
12 15 (4.53%) PL/SQL
13 12 (3.63%) Embedded C
14 11 (3.32%) VB
15 8 (2.42%) VBA
16 5 (1.51%) ANSI C
16 5 (1.51%) VB6
17 3 (0.91%) PHP
18 2 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 92 (27.79%) Degree
2 88 (26.59%) ISEB
3 54 (16.31%) ISTQB
4 32 (9.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (3.93%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.63%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.72%) HP ASE
8 4 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (40.79%) QA
2 6 (1.81%) SDET
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.60%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.30%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (6.34%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.42%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 45 (13.60%) Oracle
2 38 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 33 (9.97%) HP
4 16 (4.83%) Citrix
5 9 (2.72%) IBM
5 9 (2.72%) WorldPay
6 8 (2.42%) SAP
7 3 (0.91%) EMC
8 2 (0.60%) Infor
8 2 (0.60%) Intel
9 1 (0.30%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.30%) Sun
9 1 (0.30%) Telerik
9 1 (0.30%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.30%) webMethods
9 1 (0.30%) Xamarin
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