Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 179 179
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -26
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 155 195 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.58% 1.61% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.77% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 116 164 182
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £26,000 £22,525
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 8,874 11,027 11,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 90.30% 90.92% 90.81%
Number of salaries quoted 6,578 8,933 9,731
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,675 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +8 74 £46,250 -5.61% 14
Hertfordshire +11 49 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Bedfordshire +3 16 £37,500 -23.47% 2
Essex +5 10 £27,500 -42.11% 4
Suffolk -7 6 £45,000 +63.64% 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 97 (62.58%) Test Automation
2 82 (52.90%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (32.90%) QA
4 49 (31.61%) Manual Testing
5 45 (29.03%) Degree
6 38 (24.52%) Functional Testing
7 36 (23.23%) Python
8 35 (22.58%) JIRA
8 35 (22.58%) Selenium
8 35 (22.58%) Computer Science
9 33 (21.29%) Microsoft
10 32 (20.65%) C#
11 30 (19.35%) Finance
12 29 (18.71%) SDLC
13 28 (18.06%) Scenario Testing
13 28 (18.06%) User Stories
14 27 (17.42%) Exploratory Testing
15 24 (15.48%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (15.48%) ISTQB
16 23 (14.84%) Defect Tracking
17 22 (14.19%) Test Strategy
17 22 (14.19%) Non-Functional Testing
18 21 (13.55%) Mathematics
18 21 (13.55%) JavaScript
18 21 (13.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 21 (13.55%) Capital Modelling
19 20 (12.90%) SQL Server
19 20 (12.90%) Windows
19 20 (12.90%) Regression Testing
19 20 (12.90%) Test Scripting

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 (2.58%) CMS
2 3 (1.94%) IIS
2 3 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) HFM
1 4 (2.58%) Workday HCM
2 2 (1.29%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (2.58%) Office 365
2 4 (2.58%) SaaS
3 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.29%) ATM
1 2 (1.29%) Network Security
2 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.65%) LAN
2 1 (0.65%) SMS
2 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.65%) Wireless
2 1 (0.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.10%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (22.58%) JIRA
1 35 (22.58%) Selenium
2 17 (10.97%) Git (software)
3 13 (8.39%) Cucumber
4 12 (7.74%) LabVIEW
4 12 (7.74%) SpecFlow
4 12 (7.74%) Subversion
5 11 (7.10%) Redmine
6 9 (5.81%) TeamCity
6 9 (5.81%) WebDriver
7 8 (5.16%) JBehave
7 8 (5.16%) JUnit
7 8 (5.16%) Visual Studio
8 7 (4.52%) HP UFT
9 5 (3.23%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.23%) MSTest
9 5 (3.23%) NUnit
10 4 (2.58%) Maven
10 4 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (19.35%) Finance
2 4 (2.58%) Marketing
2 4 (2.58%) Romanian Language
2 4 (2.58%) Russian Language
3 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (30.32%) Test Engineer
2 34 (21.94%) Analyst
3 32 (20.65%) Test Analyst
4 24 (15.48%) Senior Test Engineer
4 24 (15.48%) Software Test Engineer
5 22 (14.19%) Tester
6 18 (11.61%) Developer
6 18 (11.61%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 14 (9.03%) Software Developer
7 14 (9.03%) Test Automation Engineer
8 12 (7.74%) Agile Test Analyst
8 12 (7.74%) QA Tester
8 12 (7.74%) Web Analyst
8 12 (7.74%) Web Test Analyst
9 9 (5.81%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (5.81%) QA Engineer
10 8 (5.16%) Automation Tester
10 8 (5.16%) QA Leader
11 7 (4.52%) Test Manager
12 6 (3.87%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.26%) .NET
2 17 (10.97%) Reactive Extensions
2 17 (10.97%) WPF
3 14 (9.03%) AngularJS
4 13 (8.39%) Node.js
5 7 (4.52%) HTML
6 6 (3.87%) CSS
7 5 (3.23%) jQuery
7 5 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (2.58%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.94%) HTML5
9 3 (1.94%) React
9 3 (1.94%) Web Services
10 2 (1.29%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.29%) Kafka
10 2 (1.29%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.29%) React Native
10 2 (1.29%) Underscore.js
10 2 (1.29%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.03%) Reinsurance
2 11 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.58%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.94%) Animation
5 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.94%) Photography
6 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.29%) NHS
6 2 (1.29%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.29%) Replication
7 1 (0.65%) Fintech
7 1 (0.65%) FMCG
7 1 (0.65%) IPTV
7 1 (0.65%) Life Science
7 1 (0.65%) Media Streaming
7 1 (0.65%) Social Media
7 1 (0.65%) STB
7 1 (0.65%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.90%) Windows
2 15 (9.68%) Linux
3 9 (5.81%) Unix
4 4 (2.58%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.94%) Android
6 2 (1.29%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (62.58%) Test Automation
2 82 (52.90%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (31.61%) Manual Testing
4 38 (24.52%) Functional Testing
5 35 (22.58%) Computer Science
6 29 (18.71%) SDLC
7 28 (18.06%) Scenario Testing
7 28 (18.06%) User Stories
8 27 (17.42%) Exploratory Testing
9 24 (15.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (14.84%) Defect Tracking
11 22 (14.19%) Non-Functional Testing
11 22 (14.19%) Test Strategy
12 21 (13.55%) Capital Modelling
12 21 (13.55%) Mathematics
13 20 (12.90%) Regression Testing
13 20 (12.90%) Test Scripting
14 18 (11.61%) Scrum
15 17 (10.97%) Statistics
15 17 (10.97%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (23.23%) Python
2 32 (20.65%) C#
3 21 (13.55%) JavaScript
4 18 (11.61%) Java
5 17 (10.97%) SQL
6 8 (5.16%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.52%) C++
8 6 (3.87%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.94%) PHP
9 3 (1.94%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.29%) Perl
11 1 (0.65%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.65%) R
11 1 (0.65%) Ruby
11 1 (0.65%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (29.03%) Degree
2 24 (15.48%) ISTQB
3 21 (13.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (10.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (4.52%) ISEB
6 4 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.29%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (32.90%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 4 (2.58%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.65%) Firmware
2 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.58%) Puppet
2 3 (1.94%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (1.94%) WMI
3 1 (0.65%) Ansible
Vendors
1 33 (21.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.32%) WorldPay
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle
4 4 (2.58%) Hyperion
4 4 (2.58%) Workday
5 3 (1.94%) HP
6 1 (0.65%) Citrix
6 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
6 1 (0.65%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.65%) VMware
6 1 (0.65%) webMethods