Period
to 30 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 30 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South East
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 82 107 85
Rank change year-on-year +25 -22 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 699 252 893
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.80% 2.86% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.06% 3.12% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 423 202 785
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 17,226 8,074 22,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.59% 91.51% 91.08%
Number of salaries quoted 11,616 6,704 18,500
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,750 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.46% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the South East

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in the South East.

Salary trend for Software Testing in the South East

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 30 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the South East

Software Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South East region over the 6 months to 30 November 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
Hampshire +17 337 £47,500 +23.38% 32
Thames Valley -47 159 £50,000 - 60
Berkshire -19 106 £50,000 - 30
Surrey -21 81 £55,000 +29.41% 16
West Sussex +38 53 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Buckinghamshire -41 35 £42,500 - 19
Kent -23 28 £38,000 +8.57% 6
East Sussex -29 20 £38,500 -3.75% 7
Oxfordshire -41 18 £55,000 -4.35% 11
Sussex - 5 £60,000 - 2
Isle of Wight - 3 £30,500 - 2
Middlesex - 2 £45,000 -
Home Counties - 2 £58,750 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 459 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (48.35%) Test Automation
3 257 (36.77%) Degree
4 249 (35.62%) DevOps
5 243 (34.76%) Software Engineering
6 232 (33.19%) Azure
7 225 (32.19%) QA
8 200 (28.61%) Selenium
9 188 (26.90%) TDD
10 183 (26.18%) Computer Science
11 178 (25.46%) Java
12 168 (24.03%) Finance
13 165 (23.61%) OO
13 165 (23.61%) Git (software)
14 160 (22.89%) AWS
14 160 (22.89%) Linux
14 160 (22.89%) CSS
15 158 (22.60%) Social Skills
16 157 (22.46%) Jenkins
17 156 (22.32%) React
18 155 (22.17%) C#
19 152 (21.75%) Python
20 150 (21.46%) Relational Database
21 148 (21.17%) Cucumber
22 147 (21.03%) Full Stack Development
23 146 (20.89%) AngularJS
24 143 (20.46%) Law
24 143 (20.46%) Scrum
25 142 (20.31%) NoSQL
25 142 (20.31%) RESTful

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 108 (15.45%) Apache Spark
2 107 (15.31%) Apache
2 107 (15.31%) GemFire
3 20 (2.86%) Confluence
4 18 (2.58%) WordPress
5 9 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.57%) IBM Domino
7 4 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.57%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.29%) Simulink
3 9 (1.29%) Stateflow
4 2 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (2.58%) Magento
2 3 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 232 (33.19%) Azure
2 160 (22.89%) AWS
3 134 (19.17%) GitHub
4 129 (18.45%) Amazon Kinesis
5 112 (16.02%) GCP
6 64 (9.16%) SaaS
7 33 (4.72%) OpenShift
8 24 (3.43%) Microsoft 365
9 18 (2.58%) Google Analytics
10 14 (2.00%) Serverless
11 9 (1.29%) IaaS
11 9 (1.29%) PaaS
12 7 (1.00%) Power Platform
13 6 (0.86%) NuGet
14 5 (0.72%) Boomi
14 5 (0.72%) DigitalOcean
15 4 (0.57%) GitHub Actions
16 3 (0.43%) npm
17 2 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
17 2 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.15%) HTTP
2 14 (2.00%) LAN
2 14 (2.00%) WAN
3 13 (1.86%) Network Security
4 12 (1.72%) Internet
5 10 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (1.14%) MPLS
7 8 (1.14%) SNMP
7 8 (1.14%) VLAN
8 7 (1.00%) SSL
9 6 (0.86%) Firewall
10 5 (0.72%) VoIP
11 4 (0.57%) DNS
12 2 (0.29%) SSH
12 2 (0.29%) WebEx
13 1 (0.14%) 4G
13 1 (0.14%) 5G
13 1 (0.14%) Diameter Protocol
13 1 (0.14%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (21.46%) Relational Database
2 142 (20.31%) NoSQL
3 108 (15.45%) PostgreSQL
4 107 (15.31%) HBase
4 107 (15.31%) MariaDB
4 107 (15.31%) Redis
5 61 (8.73%) Big Data
6 44 (6.29%) SQL Server
7 37 (5.29%) MySQL
8 18 (2.58%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.86%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.00%) Power BI
11 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.72%) CouchDB
12 5 (0.72%) OLTP
13 4 (0.57%) SQLite
14 2 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.29%) Tableau
15 1 (0.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 1 (0.14%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 200 (28.61%) Selenium
2 165 (23.61%) Git (software)
3 157 (22.46%) Jenkins
4 148 (21.17%) Cucumber
5 125 (17.88%) Artifactory
6 123 (17.60%) JUnit
7 122 (17.45%) Cypress.io
8 112 (16.02%) Protractor
9 111 (15.88%) Eclipse
9 111 (15.88%) IntelliJ
10 110 (15.74%) Mockito
11 109 (15.59%) Sonatype Nexus
12 108 (15.45%) Gradle
12 108 (15.45%) Storybook
13 89 (12.73%) JIRA
14 52 (7.44%) SpecFlow
15 50 (7.15%) SonarQube
16 45 (6.44%) SoapUI
17 38 (5.44%) Postman
18 36 (5.15%) WebDriver
General
1 168 (24.03%) Finance
2 158 (22.60%) Social Skills
3 143 (20.46%) Law
4 130 (18.60%) Banking
5 127 (18.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 62 (8.87%) Manufacturing
7 42 (6.01%) Marketing
8 34 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (3.29%) Telecoms
10 18 (2.58%) Electronics
10 18 (2.58%) Retail
11 17 (2.43%) Organisational Skills
12 16 (2.29%) Public Sector
13 15 (2.15%) Legal
14 11 (1.57%) Automotive
15 7 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
16 6 (0.86%) Presentation Skills
17 5 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.57%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 190 (27.18%) Software Engineer
2 138 (19.74%) Developer
3 109 (15.59%) Analyst
4 100 (14.31%) Tester
5 79 (11.30%) Software Tester
6 71 (10.16%) Test Engineer
7 70 (10.01%) Test Analyst
8 67 (9.59%) Principal Engineer
8 67 (9.59%) Principal Software Engineer
9 62 (8.87%) Software Developer
10 41 (5.87%) Senior Software Engineer
11 40 (5.72%) QA Analyst
12 37 (5.29%) Lead Software Engineer
13 36 (5.15%) Developer in Test
14 35 (5.01%) QA Engineer
15 33 (4.72%) Automation Tester
15 33 (4.72%) Software Test Engineer
16 31 (4.43%) Embedded Engineer
17 29 (4.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 26 (3.72%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (22.89%) CSS
2 156 (22.32%) React
3 146 (20.89%) AngularJS
4 142 (20.31%) RESTful
5 136 (19.46%) RabbitMQ
6 129 (18.45%) Kafka
7 121 (17.31%) JSON
8 116 (16.60%) Node.js
9 111 (15.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 108 (15.45%) Spring
10 108 (15.45%) WireMock
11 107 (15.31%) AssertJ
11 107 (15.31%) Express
11 107 (15.31%) Play Framework
11 107 (15.31%) Redux
11 107 (15.31%) Spark Streaming
11 107 (15.31%) Tailwind CSS
12 99 (14.16%) .NET
13 75 (10.73%) LAMP
13 75 (10.73%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 113 (16.17%) Linux Command Line
2 82 (11.73%) User Experience
3 44 (6.29%) Algorithms
4 27 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.72%) Data Structures
6 12 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.14%) Virtual Team
8 6 (0.86%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.57%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.57%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.57%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.57%) SystemC
11 3 (0.43%) NHS
12 2 (0.29%) Life Science
12 2 (0.29%) LIMS
12 2 (0.29%) Tandem
12 2 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 160 (22.89%) Linux
2 133 (19.03%) Unix
3 46 (6.58%) Windows
4 7 (1.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.86%) Solaris
6 4 (0.57%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.43%) Alpine Linux
7 3 (0.43%) Android
7 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.14%) AIX
9 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (48.35%) Test Automation
3 249 (35.62%) DevOps
4 243 (34.76%) Software Engineering
5 188 (26.90%) TDD
6 183 (26.18%) Computer Science
7 165 (23.61%) OO
8 147 (21.03%) Full Stack Development
9 143 (20.46%) Scrum
10 139 (19.89%) Microservices
11 137 (19.60%) Clean Code
12 131 (18.74%) High Availability
13 129 (18.45%) Performance Monitoring
14 127 (18.17%) BDD
14 127 (18.17%) Digital Banking
15 122 (17.45%) Multithreading
16 120 (17.17%) Multithreaded Programming
17 119 (17.02%) Business Continuity
17 119 (17.02%) Validation
18 111 (15.88%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 178 (25.46%) Java
2 155 (22.17%) C#
3 152 (21.75%) Python
4 136 (19.46%) SQL
5 109 (15.59%) Groovy
6 108 (15.45%) Shell Script
7 91 (13.02%) JavaScript
8 77 (11.02%) C
9 51 (7.30%) PHP
10 42 (6.01%) C++
10 42 (6.01%) PowerShell
11 38 (5.44%) Bash Shell
12 19 (2.72%) TypeScript
13 13 (1.86%) Perl
14 11 (1.57%) MATLAB
15 10 (1.43%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.29%) Embedded C
17 8 (1.14%) Objective-C
17 8 (1.14%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 257 (36.77%) Degree
2 111 (15.88%) OCP
2 111 (15.88%) Oracle Certification
3 61 (8.73%) ISTQB
4 54 (7.73%) Security Cleared
5 50 (7.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 45 (6.44%) ISEB
7 42 (6.01%) SC Cleared
8 29 (4.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.57%) MCSE
10 11 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.14%) CCNA
11 8 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.86%) CEH
12 6 (0.86%) CISA
12 6 (0.86%) GIAC
12 6 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.86%) OSCE
12 6 (0.86%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (32.19%) QA
2 21 (3.00%) SLA
3 19 (2.72%) ISO 9001
4 16 (2.29%) Accessibility
5 11 (1.57%) GDPR
6 9 (1.29%) ISO 26262
6 9 (1.29%) MISRA
7 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.86%) NIST
8 3 (0.43%) DICOM
8 3 (0.43%) WCAG
9 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 107 (15.31%) HDFS
2 84 (12.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (7.30%) Docker
4 12 (1.72%) Active Directory
5 11 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (0.72%) Firmware
7 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 115 (16.45%) Ansible
2 45 (6.44%) Kubernetes
3 40 (5.72%) Terraform
4 17 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.00%) HP ALM
5 7 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.86%) HP Fortify
6 6 (0.86%) WebInspect
7 5 (0.72%) Packer
8 4 (0.57%) SCCM
9 3 (0.43%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.29%) Grafana
11 1 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.14%) Marathon
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 124 (17.74%) VMware
2 107 (15.31%) Okta
3 82 (11.73%) Microsoft
4 39 (5.58%) Oracle
5 22 (3.15%) Google
6 18 (2.58%) HP
6 18 (2.58%) SAP
7 13 (1.86%) IBM
8 9 (1.29%) Lauterbach
9 8 (1.14%) Symantec
9 8 (1.14%) Veeam
10 7 (1.00%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.86%) ArcSight
11 6 (0.86%) Black Duck
11 6 (0.86%) Micro Focus
11 6 (0.86%) Qualys
11 6 (0.86%) Sonatype
11 6 (0.86%) Splunk
11 6 (0.86%) Tripwire
12 5 (0.72%) Cisco