Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 188 181
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 155 184 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.48% 1.59% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.77% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 134 161 166
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -4.49%
10th Percentile £32,150 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -

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 the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,406 10,417 11,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 89.53% 89.93% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7,032 8,508 9,818
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,825
England median annual salary £52,225 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.45% - +5.26%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing 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 in the East of England.

Salary trend for Software Testing in the East of England

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing 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 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire +14 76 £45,000 - 20
Hertfordshire +14 45 £42,500 -10.53% 9
Suffolk -3 13 £42,500 +41.67% 2
Essex +17 11 £29,750 -37.37% 5
Bedfordshire +10 7 £37,500 -23.47% 2
Norfolk +9 3 £50,000 +86.92%
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 95 (61.29%) Test Automation
2 79 (50.97%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (41.29%) QA
4 48 (30.97%) Manual Testing
5 45 (29.03%) Python
5 45 (29.03%) Degree
6 42 (27.10%) C#
7 39 (25.16%) JIRA
7 39 (25.16%) Selenium
8 37 (23.87%) Computer Science
9 31 (20.00%) Functional Testing
10 29 (18.71%) Finance
11 28 (18.06%) SQL
12 26 (16.77%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (16.13%) Regression Testing
13 25 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
14 24 (15.48%) Microsoft
15 23 (14.84%) JavaScript
15 23 (14.84%) Scrum
15 23 (14.84%) DevOps
16 22 (14.19%) AngularJS
16 22 (14.19%) Git (software)
16 22 (14.19%) SpecFlow
16 22 (14.19%) Mathematics
17 21 (13.55%) Software Engineering
18 20 (12.90%) Test Scripting
18 20 (12.90%) Test Strategy
18 20 (12.90%) SDLC
19 19 (12.26%) Scenario Testing
19 19 (12.26%) Risk Management

Software Testing
Co-occurring 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 4 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.29%) Apache
2 2 (1.29%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.29%) Confluence
2 2 (1.29%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Postilion
2 1 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.94%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.94%) CloudFront
2 3 (1.94%) GitHub
2 3 (1.94%) SaaS
3 2 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.94%) SMS
2 2 (1.29%) ATM
2 2 (1.29%) Broadband
2 2 (1.29%) Network Security
2 2 (1.29%) Wireless
3 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.65%) LAN
3 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.61%) NoSQL
1 18 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.94%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.94%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.65%) DB2
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 39 (25.16%) JIRA
1 39 (25.16%) Selenium
2 22 (14.19%) Git (software)
2 22 (14.19%) SpecFlow
3 18 (11.61%) Subversion
4 17 (10.97%) LabVIEW
5 16 (10.32%) Redmine
6 12 (7.74%) WebDriver
7 11 (7.10%) Cucumber
7 11 (7.10%) TeamCity
8 10 (6.45%) MSTest
9 8 (5.16%) NUnit
10 7 (4.52%) Ranorex
11 5 (3.23%) Jenkins
11 5 (3.23%) Maven
11 5 (3.23%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.58%) HP UFT
13 3 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (1.29%) Hudson
14 2 (1.29%) JBehave
General
1 29 (18.71%) Finance
2 4 (2.58%) Romanian Language
2 4 (2.58%) Russian Language
3 3 (1.94%) Marketing
3 3 (1.94%) Military
4 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Games
5 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (29.68%) Test Engineer
2 31 (20.00%) Tester
3 27 (17.42%) Developer
4 24 (15.48%) Analyst
5 21 (13.55%) Test Analyst
6 20 (12.90%) Software Developer
7 19 (12.26%) Software Test Engineer
8 18 (11.61%) Senior Test Engineer
9 15 (9.68%) Senior Software Test Engineer
10 14 (9.03%) Test Automation Engineer
11 13 (8.39%) QA Tester
12 9 (5.81%) QA Engineer
13 8 (5.16%) Software Tester
13 8 (5.16%) Test Manager
14 7 (4.52%) Automation Tester
14 7 (4.52%) QA Leader
14 7 (4.52%) QA Test Engineer
14 7 (4.52%) Software Manager
14 7 (4.52%) Software Test Manager
14 7 (4.52%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.19%) AngularJS
2 18 (11.61%) .NET
2 18 (11.61%) Node.js
3 14 (9.03%) Reactive Extensions
3 14 (9.03%) WPF
4 8 (5.16%) Web Services
5 6 (3.87%) Gherkin
6 5 (3.23%) CSS
6 5 (3.23%) HTML
7 4 (2.58%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.58%) jQuery
8 3 (1.94%) HTML5
8 3 (1.94%) React
9 2 (1.29%) React Native
9 2 (1.29%) REST
9 2 (1.29%) RESTful
9 2 (1.29%) SOAP
9 2 (1.29%) Underscore.js
9 2 (1.29%) XHTML
9 2 (1.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 37 (23.87%) Computer Science
2 14 (9.03%) Reinsurance
3 12 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.23%) Fintech
4 5 (3.23%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.58%) Life Science
5 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.58%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.29%) NHS
6 2 (1.29%) PMI
6 2 (1.29%) Replication
7 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.65%) FMCG
7 1 (0.65%) Social Media
7 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.61%) Linux
1 18 (11.61%) Windows
2 7 (4.52%) Unix
3 4 (2.58%) Android
3 4 (2.58%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.29%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (61.29%) Test Automation
2 79 (50.97%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (30.97%) Manual Testing
4 31 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 26 (16.77%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
6 25 (16.13%) Regression Testing
7 23 (14.84%) DevOps
7 23 (14.84%) Scrum
8 22 (14.19%) Mathematics
9 21 (13.55%) Software Engineering
10 20 (12.90%) SDLC
10 20 (12.90%) Test Scripting
10 20 (12.90%) Test Strategy
11 19 (12.26%) Risk Management
11 19 (12.26%) Scenario Testing
12 17 (10.97%) Non-Functional Testing
13 16 (10.32%) Capital Modelling
13 16 (10.32%) Visualisation
13 16 (10.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.03%) Python
2 42 (27.10%) C#
3 28 (18.06%) SQL
4 23 (14.84%) JavaScript
5 17 (10.97%) Java
6 13 (8.39%) C++
7 4 (2.58%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.58%) C
8 3 (1.94%) Go
8 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.94%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.29%) Perl
10 1 (0.65%) Ruby
10 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (29.03%) Degree
2 18 (11.61%) ISTQB
3 17 (10.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (7.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (4.52%) ISEB
6 6 (3.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.29%) PhD
7 2 (1.29%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (41.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.58%) Docker
2 2 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.29%) Firmware
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.58%) Ansible
2 2 (1.29%) Puppet
3 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.23%) WorldPay
3 1 (0.65%) Citrix
3 1 (0.65%) Civica
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle
3 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.65%) SAP
3 1 (0.65%) VMware