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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 144 179
Rank change year-on-year -27 +35  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 92 125 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.48% 1.85% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.12% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 89 101 96
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,625 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.78% -2.77%  

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 5480 5908 7083
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 88.03% 87.64% 86.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4436 4963 5802
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 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Cambridgeshire -19 42 £45,000 +16.88% 12
Hertfordshire -8 25 £45,000 -25.00% 4
Suffolk -4 12 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Norfolk +1 9 £28,500 -28.75%
Essex -24 3 £47,500 -
Bedfordshire +16 1 £37,500 -42.30% 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 137 (71.35%) Test Automation
2 103 (53.65%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (53.65%) QA
3 88 (45.83%) Selenium
4 63 (32.81%) C#
5 61 (31.77%) .NET
6 58 (30.21%) Scrum
7 53 (27.60%) JIRA
8 47 (24.48%) Test Strategy
9 45 (23.44%) TDD
10 43 (22.40%) WebDriver
11 41 (21.35%) Finance
12 39 (20.31%) Degree
13 35 (18.23%) RESTful
13 35 (18.23%) Microsoft
14 34 (17.71%) SQL
15 33 (17.19%) Test Scripting
15 33 (17.19%) ISTQB
16 32 (16.67%) Java
16 32 (16.67%) Python
17 31 (16.15%) Kanban
18 29 (15.10%) Manual Testing
18 29 (15.10%) BDD
19 28 (14.58%) TeamCity
20 27 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
20 27 (14.06%) Regression Testing
20 27 (14.06%) ISEB
21 25 (13.02%) Cucumber
22 24 (12.50%) Git (software)
22 24 (12.50%) JavaScript

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 15 (7.81%) Confluence
1 15 (7.81%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.65%) CMS
3 5 (2.60%) IIS
4 2 (1.04%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Sonata
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.77%) GitHub
2 8 (4.17%) SaaS
3 3 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.56%) IaaS
3 3 (1.56%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.17%) MariaDB
2 8 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.65%) Big Data
4 5 (2.60%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (2.60%) GIS
4 5 (2.60%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.08%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.04%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.04%) Impala
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 88 (45.83%) Selenium
2 53 (27.60%) JIRA
3 43 (22.40%) WebDriver
4 28 (14.58%) TeamCity
5 25 (13.02%) Cucumber
6 24 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 24 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 19 (9.90%) JUnit
7 19 (9.90%) SoapUI
8 15 (7.81%) Maven
9 12 (6.25%) JBehave
10 11 (5.73%) AppVeyor
10 11 (5.73%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (4.69%) Subversion
12 8 (4.17%) Fiddler
13 7 (3.65%) HP UFT
14 6 (3.13%) NUnit
14 6 (3.13%) SpecFlow
14 6 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (3.13%) Zephyr
General
1 41 (21.35%) Finance
2 11 (5.73%) Retail
3 7 (3.65%) Games
4 4 (2.08%) Publishing
5 3 (1.56%) Marketing
5 3 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Billing
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (25.00%) Analyst
2 46 (23.96%) Test Analyst
3 43 (22.40%) Tester
4 34 (17.71%) Developer
5 29 (15.10%) Test Engineer
6 27 (14.06%) Software Tester
7 18 (9.38%) Senior Developer
8 17 (8.85%) Software Test Engineer
9 15 (7.81%) Automation Tester
10 14 (7.29%) C# Developer
11 13 (6.77%) QA Tester
11 13 (6.77%) Test Manager
12 12 (6.25%) QA Leader
12 12 (6.25%) Team Leader
13 11 (5.73%) QA Engineer
13 11 (5.73%) Software Analyst
13 11 (5.73%) Software Developer
14 10 (5.21%) .NET Developer
14 10 (5.21%) Junior
14 10 (5.21%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (31.77%) .NET
2 35 (18.23%) RESTful
3 24 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 21 (10.94%) Gherkin
5 20 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
6 18 (9.38%) HTML
7 15 (7.81%) Hibernate
7 15 (7.81%) Spring
8 13 (6.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (6.77%) Middleware
9 12 (6.25%) AngularJS
10 10 (5.21%) CSS
11 9 (4.69%) .NET Framework
11 9 (4.69%) REST
11 9 (4.69%) Web Services
12 8 (4.17%) Entity Framework
12 8 (4.17%) HTML5
12 8 (4.17%) JSON
12 8 (4.17%) Ninject
12 8 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.94%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.25%) iPad
3 9 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.08%) BBC
5 4 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.08%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.08%) User Experience
5 4 (2.08%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.52%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.17%) Linux
2 7 (3.65%) Unix
2 7 (3.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (71.35%) Test Automation
2 103 (53.65%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (30.21%) Scrum
4 47 (24.48%) Test Strategy
5 45 (23.44%) TDD
6 33 (17.19%) Test Scripting
7 31 (16.15%) Kanban
8 29 (15.10%) BDD
8 29 (15.10%) Manual Testing
9 27 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (14.06%) Regression Testing
10 23 (11.98%) Integration Testing
11 21 (10.94%) SDLC
12 20 (10.42%) MVC
13 19 (9.90%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (9.90%) OO
13 19 (9.90%) Open Source
13 19 (9.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (9.38%) Functional Testing
14 18 (9.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 63 (32.81%) C#
2 34 (17.71%) SQL
3 32 (16.67%) Java
3 32 (16.67%) Python
4 24 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.69%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.13%) C
7 5 (2.60%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.60%) Ruby
8 4 (2.08%) C++
9 3 (1.56%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (20.31%) Degree
2 33 (17.19%) ISTQB
3 27 (14.06%) ISEB
4 4 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.04%) CCA
5 2 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.04%) MCSA
5 2 (1.04%) MCSD
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.52%) CSQA
6 1 (0.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (53.65%) QA
2 3 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (6.25%) Docker
2 4 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.04%) Oozie
Vendors
1 35 (18.23%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.38%) Atlassian
3 8 (4.17%) Oracle
4 4 (2.08%) Virgin Media
5 2 (1.04%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.04%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.52%) SAP
6 1 (0.52%) Siebel
6 1 (0.52%) VMware
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