Period
to 27 July 2021

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 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 91 107 63
Rank change year-on-year +16 -44 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 139 73 308
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.94% 2.30% 4.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 2.54% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 80 63 188
10th Percentile £27,000 £31,250 £30,875
25th Percentile £35,000 £34,625 £37,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £63,875 £58,500 £58,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

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 4,295 2,874 6,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 90.84% 90.41% 89.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,487 2,212 5,110
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Software Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021. 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 -12 62 £47,500 +8.57% 43
Hertfordshire +30 52 £46,250 -2.63% 12
Bedfordshire -3 17 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Essex -2 7 £62,500 +73.61% 4
Norfolk -12 1 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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 80 (57.55%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (51.08%) C#
3 58 (41.73%) Social Skills
4 56 (40.29%) Test Automation
5 44 (31.65%) C++
6 38 (27.34%) C
7 37 (26.62%) Java
8 35 (25.18%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (24.46%) Selenium
9 34 (24.46%) DevOps
10 33 (23.74%) Electronics
11 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
12 31 (22.30%) Software Engineering
13 29 (20.86%) TDD
14 28 (20.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 28 (20.14%) JIRA
14 28 (20.14%) QA
15 27 (19.42%) OO
16 25 (17.99%) Python
16 25 (17.99%) Pair Programming
16 25 (17.99%) Modbus
16 25 (17.99%) RS-485
16 25 (17.99%) RS-422
17 21 (15.11%) JavaScript
17 21 (15.11%) Unit Testing
18 20 (14.39%) Games
18 20 (14.39%) SDET
18 20 (14.39%) Customer Requirements
19 19 (13.67%) OOP
20 18 (12.95%) Functional Testing

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 8 (5.76%) Confluence
2 2 (1.44%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.72%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) CMS
3 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.72%) SAS
3 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.72%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.35%) Azure
2 11 (7.91%) SaaS
3 10 (7.19%) GitHub
4 5 (3.60%) AWS
5 2 (1.44%) GCP
6 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.72%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.99%) Modbus
1 25 (17.99%) RS-422
1 25 (17.99%) RS-485
2 7 (5.04%) Broadband
3 6 (4.32%) PBX
3 6 (4.32%) PSTN
3 6 (4.32%) TETRA
4 1 (0.72%) HTTP
4 1 (0.72%) SSL
4 1 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.16%) GIS
3 2 (1.44%) HBase
3 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.44%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.44%) Tableau
4 1 (0.72%) Big Data
4 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.72%) Metadata
4 1 (0.72%) MySQL
4 1 (0.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 34 (24.46%) Selenium
2 28 (20.14%) JIRA
3 15 (10.79%) Cucumber
3 15 (10.79%) SpecFlow
4 12 (8.63%) Jenkins
5 10 (7.19%) WebDriver
6 9 (6.47%) TeamCity
7 8 (5.76%) Visual Studio
8 7 (5.04%) TestRail
9 6 (4.32%) ReSharper
10 4 (2.88%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.88%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.88%) Katalon Studio
10 4 (2.88%) Maven
10 4 (2.88%) TestNG
10 4 (2.88%) WATIR
11 3 (2.16%) Hudson
11 3 (2.16%) Postman
12 2 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.44%) Bitbucket
General
1 58 (41.73%) Social Skills
2 33 (23.74%) Electronics
3 20 (14.39%) Games
4 14 (10.07%) Finance
5 12 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.04%) Automotive
7 5 (3.60%) Law
7 5 (3.60%) Legal
8 3 (2.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 3 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (2.16%) Retail
9 2 (1.44%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.72%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.72%) Police
10 1 (0.72%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 43 (30.94%) Test Engineer
2 35 (25.18%) Software Engineer
3 30 (21.58%) Software Test Engineer
3 30 (21.58%) Tester
4 23 (16.55%) Developer
5 20 (14.39%) Software Tester
6 14 (10.07%) Software Developer
7 13 (9.35%) Games Tester
7 13 (9.35%) Trainee
7 13 (9.35%) Trainee Software Tester
7 13 (9.35%) Trainee Tester
8 10 (7.19%) Developer in Test
9 9 (6.47%) Analyst
10 8 (5.76%) .NET Developer
10 8 (5.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (5.76%) C# Developer
10 8 (5.76%) Test Automation Engineer
11 7 (5.04%) C/C++ Developer
11 7 (5.04%) C/C++ Software Developer
11 7 (5.04%) Graduate C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.23%) .NET
1 17 (12.23%) CSS
1 17 (12.23%) HTML
2 14 (10.07%) HTML5
2 14 (10.07%) Java SE
3 13 (9.35%) CSS3
4 11 (7.91%) WPF
5 9 (6.47%) React
6 6 (4.32%) RESTful
7 5 (3.60%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.88%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.88%) Web Services
9 3 (2.16%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.44%) .NET Core
10 2 (1.44%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.44%) Node.js
11 1 (0.72%) JWT
11 1 (0.72%) OpenCV
11 1 (0.72%) TensorFlow
11 1 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.51%) Data Structures
1 16 (11.51%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (7.19%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (5.76%) Life Science
4 4 (2.88%) Legacy Systems
4 4 (2.88%) User Experience
5 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.44%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.44%) Biotechnology
6 2 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) Analogue Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.72%) Optoelectronics
7 1 (0.72%) Robotics
7 1 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.63%) Windows
2 9 (6.47%) Linux
3 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.16%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.44%) Android
5 1 (0.72%) Unix
5 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (57.55%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (40.29%) Test Automation
3 35 (25.18%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (24.46%) DevOps
5 31 (22.30%) Software Engineering
6 29 (20.86%) TDD
7 28 (20.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 27 (19.42%) OO
9 25 (17.99%) Pair Programming
10 21 (15.11%) Unit Testing
11 20 (14.39%) Customer Requirements
11 20 (14.39%) SDET
12 19 (13.67%) OOP
13 18 (12.95%) Functional Testing
14 16 (11.51%) BDD
14 16 (11.51%) SDLC
15 14 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (9.35%) Functional Programming
16 13 (9.35%) Microservices
17 12 (8.63%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (51.08%) C#
2 44 (31.65%) C++
3 38 (27.34%) C
4 37 (26.62%) Java
5 25 (17.99%) Python
6 21 (15.11%) JavaScript
7 13 (9.35%) Java 8
8 12 (8.63%) SQL
9 1 (0.72%) Go
9 1 (0.72%) Java 11
9 1 (0.72%) PHP
9 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.72%) Ruby
9 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (9.35%) CIW
1 13 (9.35%) OCA
1 13 (9.35%) OCP
1 13 (9.35%) Oracle Certification
2 8 (5.76%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.32%) Degree
4 5 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.60%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.44%) ISEB
7 1 (0.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (20.14%) QA
2 8 (5.76%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.72%) GLP
3 1 (0.72%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.72%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.72%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.72%) MISRA
3 1 (0.72%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.76%) Docker
2 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) Firmware
2 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (10.79%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.44%) Grafana
3 1 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.79%) Oracle
3 7 (5.04%) ANSYS
4 6 (4.32%) Bloomberg
5 5 (3.60%) Instagram
5 5 (3.60%) Reuters
6 2 (1.44%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.44%) Splunk
7 1 (0.72%) ESRI
7 1 (0.72%) Google