Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 205 150
Rank change year-on-year +37 -55 +50
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 191 176 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.66% 1.45% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.61% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 164 165 204
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.11% -7.83%
10th Percentile £28,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,125 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -2.34%

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 10,397 10,936 12,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 90.27% 90.13% 89.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7,615 8,763 10,152
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +31 99 £48,000 +12.94% 20
Hertfordshire +2 53 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Essex +31 18 £44,000 -7.37% 1
Suffolk +6 16 £42,500 +41.67% 2
Norfolk +8 3 £50,000 +66.67% 1
Bedfordshire +7 2 £36,250 -3.33% 2
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 133 (69.63%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (61.26%) Test Automation
3 83 (43.46%) QA
4 54 (28.27%) Python
5 52 (27.23%) Manual Testing
6 48 (25.13%) JIRA
7 47 (24.61%) Degree
8 42 (21.99%) Finance
9 40 (20.94%) Selenium
10 37 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (18.85%) Scrum
11 36 (18.85%) C#
12 35 (18.32%) Linux
13 34 (17.80%) SQL
14 33 (17.28%) Regression Testing
15 32 (16.75%) Microsoft
15 32 (16.75%) Problem-Solving
16 30 (15.71%) Computer Science
17 29 (15.18%) Git (software)
17 29 (15.18%) Test Strategy
18 28 (14.66%) Test Scripting
18 28 (14.66%) ISTQB
19 26 (13.61%) .NET
19 26 (13.61%) Functional Testing
19 26 (13.61%) DevOps
20 25 (13.09%) ISEB
21 23 (12.04%) SQL Server
21 23 (12.04%) Java
21 23 (12.04%) Mathematics
21 23 (12.04%) SpecFlow

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 10 (5.24%) Confluence
2 9 (4.71%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.14%) Apache
3 6 (3.14%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.09%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.57%) IIS
5 3 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Postilion
2 1 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.57%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.57%) CloudFront
4 3 (1.57%) SaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.19%) SMS
2 5 (2.62%) Broadband
3 2 (1.05%) ATM
3 2 (1.05%) Network Security
3 2 (1.05%) Wireless
4 1 (0.52%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.52%) LAN
4 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.52%) TETRA
4 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.38%) NoSQL
3 9 (4.71%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.62%) Big Data
6 3 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.57%) DB2
7 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 48 (25.13%) JIRA
2 40 (20.94%) Selenium
3 29 (15.18%) Git (software)
4 23 (12.04%) SpecFlow
5 22 (11.52%) Subversion
6 21 (10.99%) TeamCity
7 18 (9.42%) WebDriver
8 15 (7.85%) Cucumber
9 12 (6.28%) LabVIEW
10 11 (5.76%) Redmine
11 10 (5.24%) MSTest
11 10 (5.24%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (4.71%) NUnit
13 7 (3.66%) Ranorex
14 6 (3.14%) Jenkins
14 6 (3.14%) Maven
14 6 (3.14%) SoapUI
15 5 (2.62%) JUnit
15 5 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (2.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (21.99%) Finance
2 9 (4.71%) Marketing
3 5 (2.62%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.62%) Retail
4 3 (1.57%) Games
4 3 (1.57%) Military
5 2 (1.05%) Romanian Language
5 2 (1.05%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.52%) Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Electronics
6 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (30.89%) Test Engineer
2 36 (18.85%) Tester
3 30 (15.71%) Analyst
3 30 (15.71%) Software Test Engineer
4 24 (12.57%) Test Analyst
5 19 (9.95%) Senior Test Engineer
6 18 (9.42%) Software Tester
7 16 (8.38%) QA Engineer
8 15 (7.85%) Developer
9 14 (7.33%) QA Test Engineer
10 13 (6.81%) Senior Software Test Engineer
11 12 (6.28%) Software Developer
11 12 (6.28%) Test Leader
12 9 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (4.71%) QA Leader
12 9 (4.71%) Software Analyst
12 9 (4.71%) Software Test Analyst
12 9 (4.71%) Test Manager
13 8 (4.19%) Software Manager
13 8 (4.19%) Software Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.61%) .NET
2 19 (9.95%) Web Services
3 13 (6.81%) AngularJS
4 12 (6.28%) .NET Framework
4 12 (6.28%) RESTful
5 10 (5.24%) Node.js
5 10 (5.24%) WPF
6 9 (4.71%) Reactive Extensions
7 8 (4.19%) Gherkin
8 7 (3.66%) X-Windows
9 4 (2.09%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.09%) Spring
10 3 (1.57%) CSS
10 3 (1.57%) HTML
10 3 (1.57%) jQuery
10 3 (1.57%) REST
10 3 (1.57%) SOAP
11 1 (0.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 1 (0.52%) JSON
11 1 (0.52%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.71%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.24%) Virtual Team
3 8 (4.19%) Replication
4 5 (2.62%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (2.62%) Fintech
4 5 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.62%) PMI
5 4 (2.09%) Reinsurance
6 3 (1.57%) Life Science
6 3 (1.57%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.05%) NHS
7 2 (1.05%) User Experience
8 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.32%) Linux
2 20 (10.47%) Windows
3 7 (3.66%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.09%) Unix
5 3 (1.57%) AIX
6 1 (0.52%) Android
6 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (69.63%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (61.26%) Test Automation
3 52 (27.23%) Manual Testing
4 37 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (18.85%) Scrum
6 33 (17.28%) Regression Testing
7 32 (16.75%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (15.18%) Test Strategy
9 28 (14.66%) Test Scripting
10 26 (13.61%) DevOps
10 26 (13.61%) Functional Testing
11 23 (12.04%) Mathematics
12 22 (11.52%) Software Engineering
13 19 (9.95%) Capital Modelling
13 19 (9.95%) Collaborative Working
13 19 (9.95%) SDLC
13 19 (9.95%) TDD
14 17 (8.90%) Time Management
15 16 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (8.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (28.27%) Python
2 36 (18.85%) C#
3 34 (17.80%) SQL
4 23 (12.04%) Java
5 19 (9.95%) C++
6 15 (7.85%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.76%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.66%) C
8 7 (3.66%) PHP
9 5 (2.62%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.09%) Java 8
11 3 (1.57%) Go
11 3 (1.57%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.57%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.57%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.05%) Perl
13 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.52%) Ruby
13 1 (0.52%) VBA
13 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (24.61%) Degree
2 28 (14.66%) ISTQB
3 25 (13.09%) ISEB
4 11 (5.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (3.14%) PhD
7 5 (2.62%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.62%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (43.46%) QA
2 6 (3.14%) GCP
3 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.09%) Docker
2 3 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.57%) Firmware
3 1 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.57%) Ansible
2 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (16.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.62%) TOWER Software
3 4 (2.09%) WorldPay
4 3 (1.57%) Oracle
5 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.52%) Civica
5 1 (0.52%) hybris
5 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.52%) SAP