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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / East of England
Rank 148 129 165
Rank change year-on-year -19 +36  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 104 161 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.71% 2.19% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.49% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 93 129 78
Median salary £42,500 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £57,500 £50,000
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 the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5319 6460 6272
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 87.21% 87.88% 84.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4226 5103 4993
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,421 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 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
Hertfordshire +8 59 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Essex +20 19 £60,000 +26.31%
Cambridgeshire -21 12 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Norfolk -6 6 £31,750 +5.83% 2
Bedfordshire +27 5 £37,500 +4.16%
Suffolk +5 5 £27,250 -18.04% 1
Software Testing
England

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

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

1 125 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (53.64%) QA
3 97 (44.09%) Selenium
4 70 (31.82%) ISTQB
5 69 (31.36%) Scrum
6 67 (30.45%) WebDriver
7 53 (24.09%) Automation Testing
7 53 (24.09%) C#
7 53 (24.09%) Test Scripting
8 49 (22.27%) JIRA
9 47 (21.36%) Test Automation
10 45 (20.45%) .NET
10 45 (20.45%) Microsoft
11 44 (20.00%) Finance
12 42 (19.09%) TDD
12 42 (19.09%) BDD
13 41 (18.64%) Java
14 40 (18.18%) Test Strategy
15 38 (17.27%) SQL
16 37 (16.82%) Automated Testing
17 35 (15.91%) ISEB
18 34 (15.45%) Degree
18 34 (15.45%) Functional Testing
19 33 (15.00%) SDLC
20 31 (14.09%) Python
20 31 (14.09%) Git (software)
20 31 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
21 26 (11.82%) Manual Testing
21 26 (11.82%) Atlassian
22 25 (11.36%) JUnit

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 21 (9.55%) Confluence
2 18 (8.18%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.18%) CMS
4 6 (2.73%) IIS
5 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.64%) Sonata
2 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.27%) SaaS
2 2 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.91%) IaaS
3 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.18%) HTTP
2 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.45%) SAN
2 1 (0.45%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.73%) Geospatial Data
3 6 (2.73%) GIS
4 5 (2.27%) Big Data
4 5 (2.27%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.36%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.36%) MySQL
6 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.45%) Impala
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 97 (44.09%) Selenium
2 67 (30.45%) WebDriver
3 49 (22.27%) JIRA
4 31 (14.09%) Git (software)
5 25 (11.36%) JUnit
5 25 (11.36%) SoapUI
6 23 (10.45%) Cucumber
7 18 (8.18%) Jenkins
7 18 (8.18%) Maven
8 14 (6.36%) TeamCity
9 13 (5.91%) JBehave
9 13 (5.91%) Subversion
10 11 (5.00%) Bugzilla
11 10 (4.55%) HP UFT
12 9 (4.09%) Hudson
13 8 (3.64%) Robot Framework
14 6 (2.73%) Eclipse
14 6 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (2.27%) CruiseControl
15 5 (2.27%) FitNesse
General
1 44 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (3.64%) Retail
3 5 (2.27%) Games
3 5 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.82%) Electronics
4 4 (1.82%) Publishing
5 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.36%) Marketing
5 3 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.91%) Automotive
6 2 (0.91%) Banking
6 2 (0.91%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 75 (34.09%) Analyst
2 67 (30.45%) Test Analyst
3 53 (24.09%) Tester
4 42 (19.09%) Test Engineer
5 32 (14.55%) Software Tester
6 28 (12.73%) Software Test Engineer
7 19 (8.64%) Developer
8 17 (7.73%) QA Leader
8 17 (7.73%) QA Tester
9 15 (6.82%) Software Analyst
9 15 (6.82%) Team Leader
10 14 (6.36%) QA Team Leader
11 13 (5.91%) Automation Test Analyst
11 13 (5.91%) QA Analyst
12 12 (5.45%) Test Automation Engineer
13 11 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
14 10 (4.55%) .NET Developer
14 10 (4.55%) Head of Testing
14 10 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
14 10 (4.55%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.45%) .NET
2 23 (10.45%) RESTful
3 21 (9.55%) Gherkin
4 18 (8.18%) Hibernate
4 18 (8.18%) Spring
5 14 (6.36%) Middleware
6 12 (5.45%) HTML
7 11 (5.00%) ASP.NET
8 9 (4.09%) CSS
8 9 (4.09%) MSMQ
8 9 (4.09%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (3.18%) SOAP
9 7 (3.18%) Web Services
10 6 (2.73%) REST
10 6 (2.73%) ZeroMQ
11 5 (2.27%) GWT
11 5 (2.27%) XML
12 4 (1.82%) Ajax
13 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.09%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.18%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.27%) N-Tier
4 4 (1.82%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.91%) User Experience
6 1 (0.45%) BBC
6 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.45%) Home Automation
6 1 (0.45%) Smart Home
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.45%) Linux
2 11 (5.00%) Unix
3 10 (4.55%) Windows
4 2 (0.91%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (31.36%) Scrum
3 53 (24.09%) Automation Testing
3 53 (24.09%) Test Scripting
4 47 (21.36%) Test Automation
5 42 (19.09%) BDD
5 42 (19.09%) TDD
6 40 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 37 (16.82%) Automated Testing
8 34 (15.45%) Functional Testing
9 33 (15.00%) SDLC
10 31 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (11.82%) Manual Testing
12 24 (10.91%) Performance Testing
13 23 (10.45%) Kanban
14 22 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
14 22 (10.00%) Regression Testing
15 21 (9.55%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (8.64%) Integration Testing
16 19 (8.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.09%) C#
2 41 (18.64%) Java
3 38 (17.27%) SQL
4 31 (14.09%) Python
5 14 (6.36%) C
5 14 (6.36%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 9 (4.09%) C++
8 7 (3.18%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.82%) Ruby
10 2 (0.91%) Perl
10 2 (0.91%) PHP
10 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.91%) VBA
11 1 (0.45%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.45%) VB
11 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (31.82%) ISTQB
2 35 (15.91%) ISEB
3 34 (15.45%) Degree
4 14 (6.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.18%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.91%) HNC
7 1 (0.45%) CCA
7 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.45%) MCSA
7 1 (0.45%) MCSD
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (53.64%) QA
2 3 (1.36%) PMO
3 2 (0.91%) IEC 61508
3 2 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.36%) Firmware
3 2 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.45%) KVM
4 1 (0.45%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.91%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.45%) Oozie
Vendors
1 45 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 26 (11.82%) Atlassian
3 3 (1.36%) Citrix
3 3 (1.36%) HP
3 3 (1.36%) Oracle
4 2 (0.91%) SAP
4 2 (0.91%) VMware
5 1 (0.45%) Brocade
5 1 (0.45%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.45%) Virgin Media
5 1 (0.45%) Xamarin
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