Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South East
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 207 200 221
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21 -29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 309 449 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.35% 1.67% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.82% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 245 383 457
South East median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £55,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.10% +5.00% -

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 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 20,603 24,631 28,552
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.28% 91.75% 90.38%
Number of salaries quoted 16,625 20,112 23,607
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 +29 166 £47,500 +18.75% 15
Thames Valley -7 88 £45,000 +28.57% 15
Berkshire +1 40 £45,000 +9.76% 7
Oxfordshire 0 35 £30,750 -8.89% 4
Surrey -11 29 £35,000 - 7
Buckinghamshire -7 13 £60,000 +71.43% 4
Kent 0 9 £42,500 +37.10%
West Sussex -18 9 £45,000 -
East Sussex -4 8 £37,500 -1.32% 4
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 204 (66.02%) Test Automation
2 152 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (36.89%) C#
4 87 (28.16%) Selenium
5 75 (24.27%) QA
5 75 (24.27%) ISTQB
6 69 (22.33%) Java
7 67 (21.68%) SQL
8 65 (21.04%) Scrum
9 64 (20.71%) JIRA
10 59 (19.09%) ISEB
11 55 (17.80%) C
12 53 (17.15%) Microsoft
13 52 (16.83%) Test Scripting
14 48 (15.53%) C++
15 46 (14.89%) Integration Testing
16 45 (14.56%) TDD
17 44 (14.24%) SpecFlow
18 43 (13.92%) Degree
18 43 (13.92%) Regression Testing
19 42 (13.59%) Mentoring
20 41 (13.27%) Non-Functional Testing
21 39 (12.62%) Finance
22 38 (12.30%) Confluence
22 38 (12.30%) Waterfall
22 38 (12.30%) BDD
23 37 (11.97%) Postman
23 37 (11.97%) Performance Testing
23 37 (11.97%) Software Engineering
24 36 (11.65%) Self-Motivation

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 38 (12.30%) Confluence
2 14 (4.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.32%) CMS
3 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.32%) JBoss
3 1 (0.32%) Jetty
3 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (3.24%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.68%) Azure
2 13 (4.21%) SaaS
3 6 (1.94%) AWS
4 4 (1.29%) BlazeMeter
4 4 (1.29%) Tricentis Tosca
5 3 (0.97%) DigitalOcean
5 3 (0.97%) GCP
6 1 (0.32%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) GitHub
6 1 (0.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.88%) DNS
2 10 (3.24%) MPLS
2 10 (3.24%) SNMP
3 5 (1.62%) Wireless
4 4 (1.29%) ATM
5 2 (0.65%) LAN
5 2 (0.65%) Network Security
5 2 (0.65%) SSH
5 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.65%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.62%) MySQL
3 4 (1.29%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.65%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.32%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.32%) Big Data
5 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.32%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.32%) Impala
5 1 (0.32%) Power BI
5 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.32%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 87 (28.16%) Selenium
2 64 (20.71%) JIRA
3 44 (14.24%) SpecFlow
4 37 (11.97%) Postman
5 32 (10.36%) Git (software)
5 32 (10.36%) WebDriver
6 30 (9.71%) Cucumber
7 27 (8.74%) Visual Studio
8 24 (7.77%) SoapUI
9 17 (5.50%) Jenkins
10 13 (4.21%) HP UFT
10 13 (4.21%) JMeter
10 13 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (3.56%) Fiddler
11 11 (3.56%) Subversion
12 10 (3.24%) JUnit
12 10 (3.24%) TestNG
13 6 (1.94%) Maven
14 5 (1.62%) GoogleTest
14 5 (1.62%) Rational DOORS
General
1 39 (12.62%) Finance
2 23 (7.44%) Electronics
3 17 (5.50%) Retail
4 15 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.56%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.29%) Back Office
7 4 (1.29%) Games
8 3 (0.97%) Advertising
8 3 (0.97%) Banking
8 3 (0.97%) Military
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 76 (24.60%) Test Engineer
2 70 (22.65%) Analyst
3 66 (21.36%) Tester
4 65 (21.04%) Test Analyst
5 42 (13.59%) Software Tester
6 39 (12.62%) Software Test Engineer
7 38 (12.30%) Software Analyst
8 35 (11.33%) Software Test Analyst
9 27 (8.74%) Automation Test Lead
10 26 (8.41%) Test Automation Engineer
10 26 (8.41%) Test Leader
11 24 (7.77%) Firmware Engineer
12 21 (6.80%) Automation Tester
12 21 (6.80%) Developer
13 20 (6.47%) Software Engineer
14 18 (5.83%) Senior Firmware Engineer
15 16 (5.18%) Senior Software Engineer
16 12 (3.88%) Junior
16 12 (3.88%) QA Tester
17 10 (3.24%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.12%) Web Services
2 17 (5.50%) .NET
3 16 (5.18%) SOAP
4 7 (2.27%) CSS
4 7 (2.27%) HTML
4 7 (2.27%) pytest
4 7 (2.27%) REST
5 5 (1.62%) jQuery
6 4 (1.29%) HTML5
6 4 (1.29%) React Native
6 4 (1.29%) RESTful
6 4 (1.29%) Sass
6 4 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (0.97%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.97%) Vue.js
8 2 (0.65%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (0.65%) J2EE
8 2 (0.65%) React
8 2 (0.65%) Redux
8 2 (0.65%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.65%) Self-Motivation
2 29 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.56%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.24%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.29%) User Experience
6 3 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (0.97%) Reinsurance
7 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.65%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.32%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.32%) e-Health
8 1 (0.32%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.32%) NHS
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.36%) Windows
2 23 (7.44%) Linux
3 12 (3.88%) Unix
4 2 (0.65%) Android
4 2 (0.65%) FreeRTOS
4 2 (0.65%) ThreadX
4 2 (0.65%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (66.02%) Test Automation
2 152 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (21.04%) Scrum
4 52 (16.83%) Test Scripting
5 46 (14.89%) Integration Testing
6 45 (14.56%) TDD
7 43 (13.92%) Regression Testing
8 42 (13.59%) Mentoring
9 41 (13.27%) Non-Functional Testing
10 38 (12.30%) BDD
10 38 (12.30%) Waterfall
11 37 (11.97%) Performance Testing
11 37 (11.97%) Software Engineering
12 36 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
13 35 (11.33%) DevOps
13 35 (11.33%) SDLC
14 34 (11.00%) Test Strategy
15 31 (10.03%) Manual Testing
16 30 (9.71%) Exploratory Testing
17 29 (9.39%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 114 (36.89%) C#
2 69 (22.33%) Java
3 67 (21.68%) SQL
4 55 (17.80%) C
5 48 (15.53%) C++
6 35 (11.33%) Python
7 25 (8.09%) JavaScript
8 23 (7.44%) ANSI C
9 10 (3.24%) PowerShell
10 9 (2.91%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.59%) MATLAB
12 7 (2.27%) R
13 5 (1.62%) PHP
14 4 (1.29%) Java 8
14 4 (1.29%) Perl
14 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.29%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.65%) PHP 7
15 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 75 (24.27%) ISTQB
2 59 (19.09%) ISEB
3 43 (13.92%) Degree
4 33 (10.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (6.80%) Security Cleared
6 13 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (2.91%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.27%) PhD
9 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.65%) HNC
9 2 (0.65%) HND
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (24.27%) QA
2 5 (1.62%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.62%) SLA
3 3 (0.97%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.65%) GAMP
System Software
1 26 (8.41%) Firmware
2 3 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) Docker
4 1 (0.32%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 10 (3.24%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.29%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.97%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.32%) Kibana
4 1 (0.32%) logstash
4 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (17.15%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.44%) Freescale
2 23 (7.44%) Renesas
3 18 (5.83%) SAP
4 9 (2.91%) Actian
5 4 (1.29%) Google
5 4 (1.29%) HP
5 4 (1.29%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.97%) EMC
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle
7 2 (0.65%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.65%) VMware