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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 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South East
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 44 91 76
Rank change year-on-year +47 -15 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1,202 471 630
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.93% 3.47% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.33% 3.73% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 542 375 517
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,485 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,700 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 19,002 12,627 15,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.73% 93.13% 92.15%
Number of salaries quoted 11,726 9,607 12,520
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,939 £40,750 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,750 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% 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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +50 457 £48,850 -2.30% 35
Hampshire +10 302 £48,750 +8.33% 34
Buckinghamshire +47 277 £45,250 +0.56% 5
Surrey +25 219 £60,000 +4.35% 11
Oxfordshire +34 91 £62,500 +19.05% 9
West Sussex +43 90 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Berkshire -20 90 £48,850 -11.18% 21
Kent +7 65 £38,000 -5.00% 6
East Sussex +14 37 £47,500 +23.38% 3
Home Counties -7 9 £50,000 -37.50%
Isle of Wight - 4 £30,750 -
Middlesex - 4 £82,500 - 1
Sussex - 4 - -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 608 (50.58%) Degree
2 562 (46.76%) Software Engineering
3 535 (44.51%) Agile
4 514 (42.76%) C
5 507 (42.18%) C++
6 500 (41.60%) Test Automation
7 452 (37.60%) Linux
8 410 (34.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 341 (28.37%) C#
10 325 (27.04%) Unit Testing
11 304 (25.29%) Functional Testing
12 283 (23.54%) Signal Processing
13 281 (23.38%) HTTP
13 281 (23.38%) TCP/IP
14 271 (22.55%) Project Planning
14 271 (22.55%) Digital Signal Processing
14 271 (22.55%) Protocol Buffers
15 254 (21.13%) Python
16 244 (20.30%) Computer Science
17 243 (20.22%) Finance
18 236 (19.63%) Social Skills
19 231 (19.22%) CI/CD
20 217 (18.05%) Electronics
21 205 (17.05%) DevOps
22 204 (16.97%) AWS
23 203 (16.89%) Azure
23 203 (16.89%) TDD
24 202 (16.81%) JavaScript
25 201 (16.72%) Java
26 195 (16.22%) QA

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 31 (2.58%) Confluence
2 27 (2.25%) WordPress
3 18 (1.50%) Apache
3 18 (1.50%) GemFire
3 18 (1.50%) OpenStack
4 12 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.83%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.33%) nginx
7 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.25%) IIS
9 2 (0.17%) CMS
9 2 (0.17%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.083%) Appian
10 1 (0.083%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.083%) JBoss
10 1 (0.083%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.00%) Simulink
4 11 (0.92%) Stateflow
5 6 (0.50%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (2.16%) Magento
2 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.083%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 204 (16.97%) AWS
2 203 (16.89%) Azure
3 123 (10.23%) GCP
4 92 (7.65%) GitHub
5 83 (6.91%) Serverless
6 53 (4.41%) Amazon Kinesis
7 40 (3.33%) SaaS
8 29 (2.41%) Google Analytics
9 25 (2.08%) Power Platform
10 21 (1.75%) OpenShift
11 20 (1.66%) PaaS
12 13 (1.08%) GitHub Actions
13 12 (1.00%) Microsoft 365
14 11 (0.92%) DigitalOcean
15 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.50%) IaaS
17 5 (0.42%) Nutanix
18 3 (0.25%) npm
19 2 (0.17%) Amazon EKS
19 2 (0.17%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 281 (23.38%) HTTP
1 281 (23.38%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.08%) LAN
2 13 (1.08%) WAN
3 10 (0.83%) Network Security
3 10 (0.83%) RS-232
4 9 (0.75%) Wireshark
5 6 (0.50%) Bluetooth
5 6 (0.50%) DHCP
5 6 (0.50%) IMAP
5 6 (0.50%) SSL
5 6 (0.50%) tcpdump
5 6 (0.50%) Wireless
6 5 (0.42%) WebEx
7 4 (0.33%) Wireless Security
8 3 (0.25%) BGP
8 3 (0.25%) H.323
8 3 (0.25%) MPLS
8 3 (0.25%) SNMP
8 3 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (6.66%) Relational Database
2 75 (6.24%) NoSQL
3 67 (5.57%) MySQL
4 38 (3.16%) SQL Server
5 32 (2.66%) Oracle Database
6 25 (2.08%) Power BI
7 20 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.50%) InfluxDB
9 15 (1.25%) MariaDB
10 13 (1.08%) Big Data
11 11 (0.92%) Redis
12 9 (0.75%) HBase
13 7 (0.58%) OLTP
14 4 (0.33%) Tableau
15 3 (0.25%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 2 (0.17%) CouchDB
17 1 (0.083%) Data Warehouse
17 1 (0.083%) DB2
17 1 (0.083%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 167 (13.89%) JIRA
2 158 (13.14%) Selenium
3 153 (12.73%) Git (software)
3 153 (12.73%) Jenkins
4 95 (7.90%) Visual Studio
5 92 (7.65%) SpecFlow
6 52 (4.33%) Cucumber
7 42 (3.49%) Artifactory
8 37 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
9 34 (2.83%) WebDriver
10 32 (2.66%) NUnit
11 29 (2.41%) TeamCity
12 28 (2.33%) Zephyr
13 23 (1.91%) JUnit
14 22 (1.83%) JMeter
15 20 (1.66%) Cypress.io
15 20 (1.66%) Postman
16 14 (1.16%) TestRail
17 13 (1.08%) LabVIEW
17 13 (1.08%) TestComplete
General
1 410 (34.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 243 (20.22%) Finance
3 236 (19.63%) Social Skills
4 217 (18.05%) Electronics
5 125 (10.40%) Law
6 73 (6.07%) Banking
7 70 (5.82%) Manufacturing
8 64 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
9 55 (4.58%) Marketing
9 55 (4.58%) Telecoms
10 20 (1.66%) Publishing
11 19 (1.58%) Organisational Skills
12 18 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
13 16 (1.33%) Public Sector
13 16 (1.33%) Retail
14 11 (0.92%) Automotive
15 10 (0.83%) Wearables
16 9 (0.75%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.75%) Presentation Skills
17 6 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 471 (39.18%) Software Engineer
2 363 (30.20%) Embedded Engineer
3 352 (29.28%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 190 (15.81%) Developer
5 184 (15.31%) Junior
6 156 (12.98%) Junior Embedded Engineer
6 156 (12.98%) Junior Software Engineer
7 106 (8.82%) Analyst
7 106 (8.82%) Tester
8 85 (7.07%) Software Developer
9 84 (6.99%) Test Engineer
10 81 (6.74%) Principal Engineer
11 70 (5.82%) Software Tester
12 68 (5.66%) Applications Engineer
13 67 (5.57%) Test Analyst
14 56 (4.66%) Senior Developer
15 54 (4.49%) Developer in Test
15 54 (4.49%) Principal Software Engineer
16 53 (4.41%) Software Test Engineer
17 50 (4.16%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (22.55%) Protocol Buffers
2 154 (12.81%) HTML
3 151 (12.56%) CSS
4 128 (10.65%) React
5 106 (8.82%) .NET
6 93 (7.74%) AngularJS
7 89 (7.40%) WPF
8 77 (6.41%) HTML5
9 76 (6.32%) CSS3
10 73 (6.07%) Kafka
11 71 (5.91%) REST
12 65 (5.41%) Vue.js
13 64 (5.32%) RabbitMQ
14 63 (5.24%) WinForms
15 45 (3.74%) JSON
16 40 (3.33%) LESS
17 28 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 26 (2.16%) .NET Core
18 26 (2.16%) KnockoutJS
19 25 (2.08%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.32%) Algorithms
2 78 (6.49%) User Experience
3 65 (5.41%) Cyberattack
3 65 (5.41%) Data Structures
4 64 (5.32%) IoT
5 54 (4.49%) Embedded Systems
6 50 (4.16%) Virtual Team
7 46 (3.83%) Cyber Defence
8 43 (3.58%) Smartphone
9 39 (3.24%) Social Media
10 35 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
11 33 (2.75%) ARM Cortex
12 31 (2.58%) Linux Command Line
13 28 (2.33%) Cloud Native
14 18 (1.50%) FPGA
14 18 (1.50%) Replication
15 17 (1.41%) ASIC
16 15 (1.25%) Management Information System
17 13 (1.08%) Robotics
18 12 (1.00%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 452 (37.60%) Linux
2 114 (9.48%) Windows
3 25 (2.08%) VMS
3 25 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.25%) Android
4 15 (1.25%) Unix
5 10 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (0.58%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.33%) Robot Operating System
8 3 (0.25%) AIX
8 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.25%) SUSE
9 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.17%) OpenVMS
9 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.083%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.083%) MVS
10 1 (0.083%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (46.76%) Software Engineering
2 535 (44.51%) Agile
3 500 (41.60%) Test Automation
4 325 (27.04%) Unit Testing
5 304 (25.29%) Functional Testing
6 283 (23.54%) Signal Processing
7 271 (22.55%) Digital Signal Processing
7 271 (22.55%) Project Planning
8 244 (20.30%) Computer Science
9 231 (19.22%) CI/CD
10 205 (17.05%) DevOps
11 203 (16.89%) TDD
12 153 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
13 140 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
14 137 (11.40%) Full Stack Development
15 135 (11.23%) Scrum
16 134 (11.15%) Manual Testing
17 129 (10.73%) SDLC
18 122 (10.15%) Mentoring
19 114 (9.48%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 514 (42.76%) C
2 507 (42.18%) C++
3 341 (28.37%) C#
4 254 (21.13%) Python
5 202 (16.81%) JavaScript
6 201 (16.72%) Java
7 190 (15.81%) SQL
8 63 (5.24%) Objective-C
9 52 (4.33%) PHP
10 51 (4.24%) PowerShell
11 49 (4.08%) Embedded C
12 44 (3.66%) Bash
12 44 (3.66%) Perl
13 42 (3.49%) TypeScript
14 23 (1.91%) MATLAB
15 20 (1.66%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.33%) Groovy
17 15 (1.25%) Embedded C++
18 11 (0.92%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 608 (50.58%) Degree
2 107 (8.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (5.57%) ISTQB
4 57 (4.74%) Security Cleared
5 43 (3.58%) ISEB
6 38 (3.16%) SC Cleared
7 35 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (0.92%) OCP
8 11 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
9 10 (0.83%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.67%) HND
10 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.58%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.50%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.42%) MCP
13 5 (0.42%) PMP
14 4 (0.33%) PhD
15 3 (0.25%) MCSE
15 3 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (16.22%) QA
2 69 (5.74%) Accessibility
3 26 (2.16%) SLA
4 11 (0.92%) AUTOSAR
4 11 (0.92%) ISO 26262
4 11 (0.92%) MISRA
5 7 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.50%) GDPR
7 4 (0.33%) PMO
8 1 (0.083%) DICOM
8 1 (0.083%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (7.32%) Firmware
2 64 (5.32%) Docker
3 41 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.91%) KVM
5 22 (1.83%) Active Directory
6 21 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (1.50%) Xen
8 16 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (0.75%) HDFS
11 8 (0.67%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 64 (5.32%) Kubernetes
2 52 (4.33%) Ansible
3 28 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.91%) Puppet
4 23 (1.91%) Terraform
5 18 (1.50%) Grafana
5 18 (1.50%) logstash
6 10 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (0.75%) SCCM
8 8 (0.67%) HP ALM
9 7 (0.58%) PaperCut
10 4 (0.33%) systemd
11 1 (0.083%) Control-M
Vendors
1 140 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 61 (5.07%) VMware
3 55 (4.58%) Oracle
4 33 (2.75%) Perforce
5 32 (2.66%) Google
6 25 (2.08%) ANSYS
6 25 (2.08%) Bloomberg
7 21 (1.75%) Atlassian
8 18 (1.50%) IBM
9 15 (1.25%) HP
10 11 (0.92%) hybris
10 11 (0.92%) Lauterbach
11 9 (0.75%) EMC
11 9 (0.75%) Okta
12 7 (0.58%) SAP
13 5 (0.42%) Avaya
13 5 (0.42%) Mitel
13 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.33%) CheckPoint
15 3 (0.25%) Symantec