Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 181 147
Rank change year-on-year +4 -34 +63
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 202 196 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.66% 1.61% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.80% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 172 184 235
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,150 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,450 £70,875 £62,500
England median annual salary £42,000 £38,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% -

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 10,833 10,892 12,671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.79% 89.27% 89.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8,209 8,752 10,322
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +22 97 £48,000 +12.94% 21
Hertfordshire -20 62 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Essex +21 20 £44,000 -7.37% 4
Suffolk -6 12 £30,500 +4.27% 4
Bedfordshire +11 8 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Norfolk +2 3 £50,000 +61.29%
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 150 (74.26%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (59.41%) Test Automation
3 82 (40.59%) QA
4 56 (27.72%) Manual Testing
5 49 (24.26%) JIRA
6 46 (22.77%) Degree
6 46 (22.77%) Python
7 45 (22.28%) Finance
8 41 (20.30%) ISTQB
9 39 (19.31%) Regression Testing
10 38 (18.81%) Scrum
11 37 (18.32%) Linux
11 37 (18.32%) Selenium
12 35 (17.33%) ISEB
13 34 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (14.85%) SQL
14 30 (14.85%) Computer Science
15 29 (14.36%) C#
15 29 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (13.86%) Test Scripting
17 27 (13.37%) Mathematics
18 26 (12.87%) TDD
18 26 (12.87%) Microsoft
19 25 (12.38%) .NET
19 25 (12.38%) SQL Server
19 25 (12.38%) Test Strategy
20 24 (11.88%) SDLC
20 24 (11.88%) Capital Modelling
20 24 (11.88%) Git (software)
21 23 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing

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 15 (7.43%) Confluence
2 8 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.97%) Apache
3 6 (2.97%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.48%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.99%) IIS
6 2 (0.99%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.98%) SaaS
5 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.49%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.49%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.47%) SMS
2 5 (2.48%) Broadband
3 3 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.99%) TETRA
4 2 (0.99%) Wireless
4 2 (0.99%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.50%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.45%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.48%) Big Data
5 3 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.49%) DB2
6 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 49 (24.26%) JIRA
2 37 (18.32%) Selenium
3 24 (11.88%) Git (software)
4 18 (8.91%) TeamCity
4 18 (8.91%) WebDriver
5 16 (7.92%) Subversion
6 15 (7.43%) SpecFlow
7 13 (6.44%) Cucumber
8 10 (4.95%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (4.46%) NUnit
9 9 (4.46%) Ranorex
10 7 (3.47%) Redmine
10 7 (3.47%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.97%) JUnit
11 6 (2.97%) LabVIEW
11 6 (2.97%) Maven
11 6 (2.97%) MSTest
12 5 (2.48%) HP UFT
12 5 (2.48%) JMeter
12 5 (2.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (22.28%) Finance
2 7 (3.47%) Marketing
2 7 (3.47%) Retail
3 6 (2.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.49%) Games
4 3 (1.49%) Military
5 2 (0.99%) Banking
5 2 (0.99%) Electronics
6 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (31.68%) Test Engineer
2 39 (19.31%) Software Test Engineer
3 35 (17.33%) Tester
4 33 (16.34%) Analyst
5 27 (13.37%) Test Analyst
6 23 (11.39%) Senior Test Engineer
7 18 (8.91%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 18 (8.91%) Software Tester
8 15 (7.43%) QA Engineer
9 14 (6.93%) Developer
9 14 (6.93%) Software Analyst
9 14 (6.93%) Software Test Analyst
10 12 (5.94%) QA Test Engineer
11 11 (5.45%) Scrum Master
12 9 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (4.46%) QA Leader
13 8 (3.96%) Test Leader
14 7 (3.47%) Software Developer
15 6 (2.97%) Junior
15 6 (2.97%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.38%) .NET
2 21 (10.40%) Web Services
3 14 (6.93%) .NET Framework
3 14 (6.93%) WPF
4 13 (6.44%) Reactive Extensions
4 13 (6.44%) RESTful
5 12 (5.94%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.47%) Gherkin
7 6 (2.97%) HTML
7 6 (2.97%) SOAP
8 5 (2.48%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.48%) Node.js
8 5 (2.48%) REST
8 5 (2.48%) Spring
8 5 (2.48%) X-Windows
9 4 (1.98%) Ajax
9 4 (1.98%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.99%) CSS
10 2 (0.99%) jQuery
10 2 (0.99%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.85%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.46%) Virtual Team
3 6 (2.97%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (2.97%) Replication
4 5 (2.48%) PMI
5 4 (1.98%) Fintech
5 4 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.49%) Life Science
6 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.99%) User Experience
8 1 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.32%) Linux
2 20 (9.90%) Windows
3 5 (2.48%) Mac OS X
3 5 (2.48%) Unix
4 3 (1.49%) AIX
5 1 (0.50%) Android
5 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (74.26%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (59.41%) Test Automation
3 56 (27.72%) Manual Testing
4 39 (19.31%) Regression Testing
5 38 (18.81%) Scrum
6 34 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (13.86%) Test Scripting
9 27 (13.37%) Mathematics
10 26 (12.87%) TDD
11 25 (12.38%) Test Strategy
12 24 (11.88%) Capital Modelling
12 24 (11.88%) SDLC
13 23 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (10.89%) DevOps
15 20 (9.90%) Time Management
16 19 (9.41%) Functional Testing
17 18 (8.91%) Software Engineering
18 17 (8.42%) BDD
19 16 (7.92%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (22.77%) Python
2 30 (14.85%) SQL
3 29 (14.36%) C#
4 20 (9.90%) Java
5 17 (8.42%) C++
6 10 (4.95%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.96%) C
7 8 (3.96%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.47%) PHP
8 7 (3.47%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.48%) Java 8
10 4 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.49%) Go
11 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.99%) Perl
12 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.99%) VBA
13 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (22.77%) Degree
2 41 (20.30%) ISTQB
3 35 (17.33%) ISEB
4 9 (4.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.97%) PhD
7 5 (2.48%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.48%) PMP
7 5 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (40.59%) QA
2 6 (2.97%) GCP
3 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.98%) Docker
2 3 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.49%) Firmware
3 2 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (1.49%) Ansible
2 2 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.48%) TOWER Software
3 4 (1.98%) Telerik
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle
5 2 (0.99%) Civica
6 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.50%) hybris
6 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.50%) SAP
6 1 (0.50%) WorldPay