Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 183 159
Rank change year-on-year +16 -24 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 202 198 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.67% 1.51% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.70% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 172 169 247
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +16.92%
10th Percentile £25,075 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £59,240
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

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 10619 11647 13396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.00% 88.66% 87.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8623 9596 11015
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +8 97 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Hertfordshire -9 52 £45,000 - 4
Suffolk +7 19 £30,000 +3.45% 2
Essex +13 16 £47,500 - 2
Bedfordshire +32 9 £49,000 +27.27% 3
Norfolk +11 7 £26,000 -14.75%
East Anglia - 2 - -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 140 (69.31%) Test Automation
2 97 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (32.18%) QA
4 55 (27.23%) Degree
4 55 (27.23%) Manual Testing
5 54 (26.73%) C#
6 53 (26.24%) Finance
7 43 (21.29%) Computer Science
8 41 (20.30%) Test Strategy
9 40 (19.80%) ISEB
10 39 (19.31%) Selenium
11 38 (18.81%) .NET
12 35 (17.33%) Retail
13 34 (16.83%) Test Scripting
14 33 (16.34%) SQL
15 32 (15.84%) BDD
16 31 (15.35%) Software Engineering
16 31 (15.35%) JIRA
17 30 (14.85%) ISTQB
17 30 (14.85%) Mathematics
17 30 (14.85%) TDD
17 30 (14.85%) Java
18 25 (12.38%) JavaScript
19 23 (11.39%) Scrum
19 23 (11.39%) OO
20 22 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
21 21 (10.40%) ASP.NET Web API
21 21 (10.40%) SDLC
22 20 (9.90%) Cucumber
23 19 (9.41%) SQL Server

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 (1.98%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.98%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.49%) Confluence
3 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.96%) GitHub
2 6 (2.97%) SaaS
3 4 (1.98%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.96%) HTTP
2 4 (1.98%) WebEx
2 4 (1.98%) Wireless
3 2 (0.99%) Internet
3 2 (0.99%) TETRA
3 2 (0.99%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.50%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.97%) Big Data
2 6 (2.97%) Data Mining
2 6 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.97%) Text Mining
3 5 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.99%) DB2
5 2 (0.99%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.99%) MySQL
5 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (19.31%) Selenium
2 31 (15.35%) JIRA
3 20 (9.90%) Cucumber
4 13 (6.44%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.44%) SpecFlow
4 13 (6.44%) WebDriver
5 12 (5.94%) SoapUI
6 11 (5.45%) TeamCity
6 11 (5.45%) Visual Studio
7 10 (4.95%) Jenkins
7 10 (4.95%) NUnit
8 8 (3.96%) AppVeyor
8 8 (3.96%) HP UFT
8 8 (3.96%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (3.47%) Subversion
9 7 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.98%) Fiddler
10 4 (1.98%) Gerrit
10 4 (1.98%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.49%) eggPlant
General
1 53 (26.24%) Finance
2 35 (17.33%) Retail
3 10 (4.95%) Games
4 7 (3.47%) Marketing
5 2 (0.99%) Electronics
5 2 (0.99%) Publishing
5 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (20.30%) Analyst
2 39 (19.31%) Tester
3 38 (18.81%) Test Analyst
4 36 (17.82%) Test Engineer
5 33 (16.34%) Developer
6 25 (12.38%) Software Tester
7 24 (11.88%) QA Engineer
8 23 (11.39%) Software Analyst
8 23 (11.39%) Software Test Analyst
9 20 (9.90%) Software Test Engineer
10 16 (7.92%) Graduate
10 16 (7.92%) Senior Test Engineer
11 15 (7.43%) Software Developer
12 14 (6.93%) Junior
12 14 (6.93%) Senior Software Test Engineer
13 13 (6.44%) Automation Tester
13 13 (6.44%) C# Developer
14 12 (5.94%) Senior Developer
14 12 (5.94%) Test Manager
15 11 (5.45%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.81%) .NET
2 21 (10.40%) ASP.NET Web API
3 18 (8.91%) ASP.NET
4 17 (8.42%) HTML
5 15 (7.43%) RESTful
5 15 (7.43%) SOAP
6 13 (6.44%) CSS
6 13 (6.44%) Reactive Extensions
6 13 (6.44%) WPF
6 13 (6.44%) XML
7 12 (5.94%) Web Services
8 11 (5.45%) AngularJS
9 10 (4.95%) Gherkin
9 10 (4.95%) REST
9 10 (4.95%) WCF
10 9 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (3.96%) JSON
12 7 (3.47%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.97%) Ajax
13 6 (2.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.29%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.95%) EPoS
4 8 (3.96%) iPad
5 7 (3.47%) BBC
5 7 (3.47%) Life Science
6 6 (2.97%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.99%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.99%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.50%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.50%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.46%) Windows
2 6 (2.97%) Linux
3 2 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.50%) Android
4 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.50%) VME
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (69.31%) Test Automation
2 97 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (27.23%) Manual Testing
4 41 (20.30%) Test Strategy
5 34 (16.83%) Test Scripting
6 32 (15.84%) BDD
7 31 (15.35%) Software Engineering
8 30 (14.85%) Mathematics
8 30 (14.85%) TDD
9 23 (11.39%) OO
9 23 (11.39%) Scrum
10 22 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (10.40%) SDLC
12 18 (8.91%) Regression Testing
13 17 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (6.93%) Functional Testing
14 14 (6.93%) Performance Testing
14 14 (6.93%) Statistics
15 13 (6.44%) E-Commerce
15 13 (6.44%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (26.73%) C#
2 33 (16.34%) SQL
3 30 (14.85%) Java
4 25 (12.38%) JavaScript
5 19 (9.41%) Python
6 15 (7.43%) C++
7 9 (4.46%) Perl
8 7 (3.47%) C
8 7 (3.47%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.48%) Ruby
9 5 (2.48%) VB
10 4 (1.98%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.98%) VBA
11 2 (0.99%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.50%) COBOL
12 1 (0.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (27.23%) Degree
2 40 (19.80%) ISEB
3 30 (14.85%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.50%) HND
7 1 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (32.18%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (3.96%) Docker
2 7 (3.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.98%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (5.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.95%) HP
3 7 (3.47%) Virgin Media
4 5 (2.48%) TOWER Software
5 4 (1.98%) Citrix
5 4 (1.98%) Telerik
5 4 (1.98%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.49%) Oracle
7 1 (0.50%) Atlassian