Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 173 187
Rank change year-on-year +40 +14 -29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 154 198 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.07% 1.64% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.80% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 94 169 188
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £27,450 £28,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,400 £71,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,029 £39,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.77% +4.00%

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 6,602 10,970 11,304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.95% 90.71% 90.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5,005 8,219 9,039
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019. 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 +43 86 £50,000 +4.17% 14
Hertfordshire +48 43 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Bedfordshire +11 12 £26,500 -33.75%
Essex +21 8 £52,500 +19.32% 2
Suffolk +18 4 £47,500 +26.67%
Norfolk +9 1 £22,000 -56.00% 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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 98 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 80 (51.95%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (31.17%) Java
3 48 (31.17%) Selenium
4 44 (28.57%) Degree
5 42 (27.27%) C#
6 37 (24.03%) BDD
6 37 (24.03%) Functional Testing
7 33 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 33 (21.43%) User Stories
8 31 (20.13%) E-Commerce
9 30 (19.48%) QA
10 29 (18.83%) WorldPay
11 28 (18.18%) Computer Science
12 27 (17.53%) JIRA
12 27 (17.53%) SQL
12 27 (17.53%) Scrum
13 26 (16.88%) C++
13 26 (16.88%) .NET
14 25 (16.23%) Python
14 25 (16.23%) Test Scripting
14 25 (16.23%) Change Control
15 24 (15.58%) Software Engineering
16 23 (14.94%) Visual Studio
17 21 (13.64%) Windows
17 21 (13.64%) Cucumber
18 20 (12.99%) Test Management
18 20 (12.99%) ISTQB
18 20 (12.99%) Migration
19 19 (12.34%) JUnit

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 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (9.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.65%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.55%) PaaS
2 7 (4.55%) SaaS
3 3 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.65%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.65%) IaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.09%) Network Security
1 14 (9.09%) SSL
2 13 (8.44%) Firewall
2 13 (8.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (6.49%) HTTP
4 3 (1.95%) Hyperconnected
5 2 (1.30%) Internet
6 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.65%) Intranet
6 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.65%) TETRA
6 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.84%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.25%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (3.25%) GIS
4 5 (3.25%) MySQL
5 4 (2.60%) DB2
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.65%) Big Data
7 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (31.17%) Selenium
2 27 (17.53%) JIRA
3 23 (14.94%) Visual Studio
4 21 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 19 (12.34%) JUnit
5 19 (12.34%) SoapUI
6 15 (9.74%) JBehave
7 14 (9.09%) Jenkins
8 8 (5.19%) SpecFlow
9 7 (4.55%) TeamCity
10 6 (3.90%) Git (software)
10 6 (3.90%) Subversion
11 5 (3.25%) Bitbucket
11 5 (3.25%) eggPlant
11 5 (3.25%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.60%) CruiseControl
12 4 (2.60%) FishEye
12 4 (2.60%) Hudson
12 4 (2.60%) Zephyr
13 2 (1.30%) Maven
General
1 12 (7.79%) Retail
2 9 (5.84%) Finance
2 9 (5.84%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.65%) Electronics
4 1 (0.65%) Marketing
4 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (25.97%) Analyst
2 39 (25.32%) Test Engineer
3 34 (22.08%) Test Analyst
4 27 (17.53%) Software Test Engineer
5 21 (13.64%) Tester
6 18 (11.69%) Automation Test Analyst
7 14 (9.09%) QA Tester
8 13 (8.44%) Embedded Engineer
8 13 (8.44%) Network Engineer
8 13 (8.44%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (8.44%) Security Engineer
9 10 (6.49%) Software Engineer
10 9 (5.84%) Automation Tester
10 9 (5.84%) Developer
10 9 (5.84%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (5.84%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 9 (5.84%) Senior Security Engineer
11 8 (5.19%) Design Engineer
11 8 (5.19%) Senior Test Engineer
12 7 (4.55%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.88%) .NET
2 14 (9.09%) Web Services
3 11 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 10 (6.49%) XML
5 8 (5.19%) Qt
5 8 (5.19%) Reactive Extensions
5 8 (5.19%) WPF
6 7 (4.55%) REST
7 6 (3.90%) JSON
8 5 (3.25%) Middleware
8 5 (3.25%) RESTful
8 5 (3.25%) SOAP
9 4 (2.60%) GWT
10 3 (1.95%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.95%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.95%) HTML
11 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 2 (1.30%) CSS
11 2 (1.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) Security Operations Centre
2 12 (7.79%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.30%) Animation
4 2 (1.30%) Photography
4 2 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.65%) Biotechnology
5 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.65%) Life Science
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (1.30%) Linux
3 1 (0.65%) Android
3 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 80 (51.95%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (24.03%) BDD
3 37 (24.03%) Functional Testing
4 33 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
4 33 (21.43%) User Stories
5 31 (20.13%) E-Commerce
6 28 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 27 (17.53%) Scrum
8 25 (16.23%) Change Control
8 25 (16.23%) Test Scripting
9 24 (15.58%) Software Engineering
10 20 (12.99%) Migration
10 20 (12.99%) Test Management
11 19 (12.34%) Test Strategy
12 18 (11.69%) Exploratory Testing
12 18 (11.69%) OO
13 16 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (9.74%) DevOps
15 14 (9.09%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 48 (31.17%) Java
2 42 (27.27%) C#
3 27 (17.53%) SQL
4 26 (16.88%) C++
5 25 (16.23%) Python
6 13 (8.44%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.19%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.55%) C
9 3 (1.95%) PHP
10 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.30%) Perl
10 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.65%) Ruby
11 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (28.57%) Degree
2 20 (12.99%) ISTQB
3 15 (9.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (4.55%) ISEB
5 6 (3.90%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.90%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (2.60%) CCNA
6 4 (2.60%) CCNP
6 4 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (19.48%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) GxP
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (9.09%) Firmware
2 7 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.30%) Ansible
2 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (18.83%) WorldPay
2 14 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.60%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.60%) Cisco
3 4 (2.60%) IBM
3 4 (2.60%) Palo Alto
4 3 (1.95%) Oracle
5 1 (0.65%) Google
5 1 (0.65%) NGA Human Resources
5 1 (0.65%) Roku
5 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.65%) Sybase
5 1 (0.65%) VMware