Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 165 133
Rank change year-on-year -16 -32 +48
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 194 219 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.56% 1.74% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.96% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 167 191 262
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £28,250 £23,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 10,966 11,159 13,088
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.18% 88.80% 87.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8,870 9,064 10,554
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,344 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.27% +0.76% +1.12%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £68,250
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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +19 93 £50,000 +17.65% 16
Hertfordshire -36 68 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Bedfordshire +33 14 £40,000 +11.89%
Essex -17 9 £40,000 -21.95% 4
Suffolk +13 8 £25,000 -1.96% 2
East Anglia - 2 - - 2
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 130 (67.01%) Test Automation
2 123 (63.40%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (35.57%) Manual Testing
4 67 (34.54%) QA
5 50 (25.77%) ISTQB
6 45 (23.20%) ISEB
7 42 (21.65%) Selenium
8 39 (20.10%) Degree
8 39 (20.10%) Finance
8 39 (20.10%) Scrum
9 36 (18.56%) Test Scripting
10 35 (18.04%) JIRA
11 33 (17.01%) SDLC
12 30 (15.46%) BDD
13 27 (13.92%) Mathematics
13 27 (13.92%) Java
14 26 (13.40%) Computer Science
14 26 (13.40%) Capital Modelling
15 25 (12.89%) Usability Testing
15 25 (12.89%) Statistics
15 25 (12.89%) Test Strategy
16 24 (12.37%) Reactive Extensions
16 24 (12.37%) WPF
16 24 (12.37%) TDD
16 24 (12.37%) Regression Testing
17 23 (11.86%) C#
17 23 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
18 21 (10.82%) Python
19 20 (10.31%) HP UFT
19 20 (10.31%) SQL

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 13 (6.70%) Confluence
2 4 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.06%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.03%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.06%) Yammer
2 3 (1.55%) SaaS
3 2 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.09%) HTTP
2 4 (2.06%) TETRA
2 4 (2.06%) WebEx
2 4 (2.06%) Wireless
2 4 (2.06%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.03%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.03%) SMS
5 1 (0.52%) Internet
5 1 (0.52%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.52%) WLAN
5 1 (0.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.09%) Data Mining
2 6 (3.09%) Text Mining
3 5 (2.58%) Big Data
4 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) DB2
6 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.52%) MySQL
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (21.65%) Selenium
2 35 (18.04%) JIRA
3 20 (10.31%) HP UFT
4 18 (9.28%) WebDriver
5 15 (7.73%) SoapUI
6 14 (7.22%) Cucumber
6 14 (7.22%) Git (software)
7 12 (6.19%) SpecFlow
8 8 (4.12%) Ranorex
9 7 (3.61%) Gerrit
10 5 (2.58%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.06%) NeoLoad
11 4 (2.06%) Redmine
11 4 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.55%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.55%) JMeter
12 3 (1.55%) JUnit
12 3 (1.55%) Maven
12 3 (1.55%) NUnit
12 3 (1.55%) Subversion
General
1 39 (20.10%) Finance
2 19 (9.79%) Retail
3 3 (1.55%) Electronics
3 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.03%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (26.80%) Test Engineer
2 42 (21.65%) Software Test Engineer
3 39 (20.10%) Analyst
4 35 (18.04%) Tester
5 34 (17.53%) Test Analyst
6 30 (15.46%) Senior Test Engineer
7 27 (13.92%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 22 (11.34%) Software Analyst
8 22 (11.34%) Software Test Analyst
9 21 (10.82%) Software Tester
10 19 (9.79%) QA Engineer
11 17 (8.76%) Automation Tester
12 13 (6.70%) Quality Engineer
13 12 (6.19%) Scrum Master
14 7 (3.61%) Developer
15 6 (3.09%) .NET Developer
15 6 (3.09%) Junior
15 6 (3.09%) Software Engineer
15 6 (3.09%) Software QA Engineer
15 6 (3.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.37%) Reactive Extensions
1 24 (12.37%) WPF
2 15 (7.73%) SOAP
3 11 (5.67%) .NET
4 8 (4.12%) HTML
5 7 (3.61%) AngularJS
6 6 (3.09%) Ajax
6 6 (3.09%) Web Services
7 5 (2.58%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.06%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.06%) Gherkin
8 4 (2.06%) WebRTC
9 3 (1.55%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.55%) RESTful
9 3 (1.55%) Spring
9 3 (1.55%) XML
10 2 (1.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 2 (1.03%) CSS
10 2 (1.03%) REST
11 1 (0.52%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.40%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.64%) EPoS
3 6 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.09%) Life Science
4 4 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.03%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.03%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.52%) Handset
7 1 (0.52%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.52%) iPad
7 1 (0.52%) Replication
7 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.31%) Linux
2 10 (5.15%) Windows
3 3 (1.55%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (1.55%) Unix
4 2 (1.03%) Android
5 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) VME
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (67.01%) Test Automation
2 123 (63.40%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (35.57%) Manual Testing
4 39 (20.10%) Scrum
5 36 (18.56%) Test Scripting
6 33 (17.01%) SDLC
7 30 (15.46%) BDD
8 27 (13.92%) Mathematics
9 26 (13.40%) Capital Modelling
10 25 (12.89%) Statistics
10 25 (12.89%) Test Strategy
10 25 (12.89%) Usability Testing
11 24 (12.37%) Regression Testing
11 24 (12.37%) TDD
12 23 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (10.31%) Functional Testing
14 15 (7.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (7.73%) Performance Testing
14 15 (7.73%) Process Improvement
15 14 (7.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.92%) Java
2 23 (11.86%) C#
3 21 (10.82%) Python
4 20 (10.31%) SQL
5 12 (6.19%) JavaScript
5 12 (6.19%) Ruby
5 12 (6.19%) VB
6 11 (5.67%) Perl
7 6 (3.09%) C
7 6 (3.09%) C++
8 5 (2.58%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.06%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.03%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.03%) Tcl
10 2 (1.03%) VBA
11 1 (0.52%) COBOL
11 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (25.77%) ISTQB
2 45 (23.20%) ISEB
3 39 (20.10%) Degree
4 15 (7.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.03%) HND
6 2 (1.03%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (34.54%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.03%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (2.06%) Firmware
2 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.09%) HP ALM
2 5 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (3.61%) HP
2 6 (3.09%) Telerik
3 5 (2.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.58%) TOWER Software
4 1 (0.52%) Civica
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle
4 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.52%) Xamarin