Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 74 67 81
Rank change year-on-year -7 +14 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 685 477 1,023
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.17% 3.89% 3.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 4.26% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 461 410 846
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £62,500
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 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 15,262 11,210 24,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.01% 91.47% 91.63%
Number of salaries quoted 10,846 9,189 19,793
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,371 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,700 £75,000
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 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 July 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 24 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
Hampshire -2 312 £42,500 -2.86% 26
Thames Valley -25 196 £50,000 - 49
Berkshire +1 144 £50,000 -9.09% 22
Surrey +12 106 £55,000 +10.00% 13
Buckinghamshire -37 35 £45,000 +20.00% 17
West Sussex +4 30 £50,000 +25.00% 7
East Sussex -9 29 £38,500 -9.41% 11
Oxfordshire -29 17 £55,000 +46.67% 10
Kent -26 7 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Middlesex +5 2 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £33,000 - 1
Sussex - 1 £60,000 - 1
Home Counties - 1 £80,000 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 383 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (43.80%) Test Automation
3 260 (37.96%) Degree
4 227 (33.14%) DevOps
5 225 (32.85%) Software Engineering
6 221 (32.26%) Java
7 199 (29.05%) Linux
8 190 (27.74%) Social Skills
9 187 (27.30%) Finance
10 186 (27.15%) Azure
11 177 (25.84%) QA
12 173 (25.26%) OO
13 172 (25.11%) Computer Science
14 168 (24.53%) AWS
15 167 (24.38%) Git (software)
16 165 (24.09%) TDD
17 158 (23.07%) Cucumber
17 158 (23.07%) Selenium
18 157 (22.92%) React
19 156 (22.77%) Jenkins
20 150 (21.90%) CSS
21 149 (21.75%) RESTful
22 147 (21.46%) Relational Database
23 141 (20.58%) Microservices
23 141 (20.58%) SQL
24 140 (20.44%) Python
24 140 (20.44%) Scrum
25 139 (20.29%) NoSQL
25 139 (20.29%) AngularJS
26 138 (20.15%) GitHub

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
1 110 (16.06%) GemFire
2 104 (15.18%) Apache
2 104 (15.18%) Apache Spark
3 27 (3.94%) Confluence
4 8 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.17%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.88%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 186 (27.15%) Azure
2 168 (24.53%) AWS
3 138 (20.15%) GitHub
4 120 (17.52%) Amazon Kinesis
5 96 (14.01%) GCP
6 52 (7.59%) SaaS
7 38 (5.55%) OpenShift
8 12 (1.75%) PaaS
9 9 (1.31%) BrowserStack
9 9 (1.31%) DigitalOcean
9 9 (1.31%) Microsoft 365
10 7 (1.02%) Sauce Labs
11 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.58%) Amazon Alexa
12 4 (0.58%) npm
12 4 (0.58%) NuGet
12 4 (0.58%) Slack
12 4 (0.58%) Trello
13 3 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.44%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.77%) Network Security
2 16 (2.34%) Internet
2 16 (2.34%) LAN
2 16 (2.34%) WAN
3 13 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.31%) 4G
6 8 (1.17%) 3G
6 8 (1.17%) 5G
7 7 (1.02%) HTTP
8 6 (0.88%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.73%) Firewall
9 5 (0.73%) SSL
10 4 (0.58%) DNS
10 4 (0.58%) H.323
10 4 (0.58%) VoIP
11 3 (0.44%) SSH
12 2 (0.29%) Diameter Protocol
12 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.29%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (21.46%) Relational Database
2 139 (20.29%) NoSQL
3 115 (16.79%) PostgreSQL
4 110 (16.06%) Redis
5 102 (14.89%) HBase
5 102 (14.89%) MariaDB
6 58 (8.47%) Big Data
7 32 (4.67%) SQL Server
8 28 (4.09%) MySQL
9 25 (3.65%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.90%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.02%) CouchDB
12 6 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.88%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.88%) OLTP
12 6 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
13 2 (0.29%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.29%) Impala
14 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 167 (24.38%) Git (software)
2 158 (23.07%) Cucumber
2 158 (23.07%) Selenium
3 156 (22.77%) Jenkins
4 126 (18.39%) Cypress.io
5 119 (17.37%) Artifactory
5 119 (17.37%) JUnit
6 111 (16.20%) Protractor
7 110 (16.06%) Sonatype Nexus
8 109 (15.91%) IntelliJ
8 109 (15.91%) Storybook
9 106 (15.47%) Eclipse
10 102 (14.89%) Gradle
10 102 (14.89%) Mockito
11 87 (12.70%) JIRA
12 40 (5.84%) SonarQube
13 33 (4.82%) WebDriver
14 32 (4.67%) SpecFlow
15 30 (4.38%) SoapUI
15 30 (4.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 190 (27.74%) Social Skills
2 187 (27.30%) Finance
3 133 (19.42%) Banking
4 126 (18.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 122 (17.81%) Law
6 65 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (4.96%) Manufacturing
8 31 (4.53%) Telecoms
9 28 (4.09%) Electronics
10 25 (3.65%) Public Sector
11 20 (2.92%) Marketing
12 19 (2.77%) Organisational Skills
12 19 (2.77%) Retail
13 14 (2.04%) Games
13 14 (2.04%) Military
14 8 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
14 8 (1.17%) Influencing Skills
14 8 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (1.02%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.73%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 167 (24.38%) Software Engineer
2 125 (18.25%) Developer
3 101 (14.74%) Analyst
4 93 (13.58%) Tester
5 77 (11.24%) Test Engineer
6 71 (10.36%) Principal Engineer
6 71 (10.36%) Principal Software Engineer
7 68 (9.93%) Test Analyst
8 62 (9.05%) Software Tester
9 49 (7.15%) Software Developer
10 35 (5.11%) Software Test Engineer
11 33 (4.82%) Automation Tester
12 32 (4.67%) Senior Software Engineer
13 30 (4.38%) QA Analyst
14 28 (4.09%) Test Leader
15 27 (3.94%) Lead Software Engineer
15 27 (3.94%) QA Engineer
16 24 (3.50%) Automation Test Lead
17 23 (3.36%) Lead Developer
17 23 (3.36%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (22.92%) React
2 150 (21.90%) CSS
3 149 (21.75%) RESTful
4 139 (20.29%) AngularJS
5 136 (19.85%) Node.js
6 126 (18.39%) RabbitMQ
7 120 (17.52%) Kafka
8 118 (17.23%) JSON
9 114 (16.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 110 (16.06%) Redux
10 110 (16.06%) Spring
10 110 (16.06%) Tailwind CSS
11 109 (15.91%) Express
11 109 (15.91%) WireMock
12 102 (14.89%) Spark Streaming
13 101 (14.74%) Play Framework
14 75 (10.95%) .NET
14 75 (10.95%) LAMP
15 64 (9.34%) LAPP Stack
16 60 (8.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 106 (15.47%) Linux Command Line
2 69 (10.07%) User Experience
3 39 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (4.67%) Algorithms
5 28 (4.09%) Mobile App
6 24 (3.50%) Data Structures
7 14 (2.04%) LIMS
8 12 (1.75%) Derivative
9 10 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (1.02%) iPhone
12 5 (0.73%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.73%) SystemC
12 5 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.58%) Life Science
13 4 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.58%) Over-the-Top Content
14 3 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 199 (29.05%) Linux
2 138 (20.15%) Unix
3 40 (5.84%) Windows
4 24 (3.50%) Android
5 15 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.73%) Solaris
7 4 (0.58%) Alpine Linux
8 2 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.15%) AIX
9 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (43.80%) Test Automation
3 227 (33.14%) DevOps
4 225 (32.85%) Software Engineering
5 173 (25.26%) OO
6 172 (25.11%) Computer Science
7 165 (24.09%) TDD
8 141 (20.58%) Microservices
9 140 (20.44%) Scrum
10 129 (18.83%) BDD
10 129 (18.83%) Clean Code
11 126 (18.39%) Digital Banking
12 124 (18.10%) High Availability
13 120 (17.52%) Performance Monitoring
14 119 (17.37%) Validation
15 111 (16.20%) Business Continuity
15 111 (16.20%) Cross-Browser Testing
16 110 (16.06%) Multithreading
17 109 (15.91%) Multithreaded Programming
18 104 (15.18%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 221 (32.26%) Java
2 141 (20.58%) SQL
3 140 (20.44%) Python
4 138 (20.15%) C#
5 126 (18.39%) JavaScript
6 103 (15.04%) Groovy
7 102 (14.89%) Shell Script
8 41 (5.99%) C++
9 37 (5.40%) PHP
10 36 (5.26%) C
11 32 (4.67%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.75%) Scala
13 11 (1.61%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.31%) Java 8
15 9 (1.31%) VBA
16 7 (1.02%) Cython
17 6 (0.88%) Perl
17 6 (0.88%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 260 (37.96%) Degree
2 110 (16.06%) OCP
2 110 (16.06%) Oracle Certification
3 54 (7.88%) Security Cleared
4 52 (7.59%) ISEB
5 51 (7.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 51 (7.45%) SC Cleared
6 48 (7.01%) ISTQB
7 35 (5.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (2.77%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (1.02%) CIW
9 7 (1.02%) OCA
10 5 (0.73%) CEH
10 5 (0.73%) CISA
10 5 (0.73%) GIAC
10 5 (0.73%) OSCE
10 5 (0.73%) OSCP
11 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.44%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (25.84%) QA
2 17 (2.48%) SLA
3 9 (1.31%) Accessibility
4 6 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.73%) Def Stans
5 5 (0.73%) GDPR
5 5 (0.73%) NIST
6 4 (0.58%) WCAG
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 102 (14.89%) HDFS
2 82 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (9.34%) Docker
4 10 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
5 8 (1.17%) Firmware
6 4 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.58%) KVM
7 3 (0.44%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 111 (16.20%) Ansible
2 36 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 22 (3.21%) HP ALM
4 21 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.61%) Terraform
6 8 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (1.17%) Puppet
7 5 (0.73%) HP Fortify
7 5 (0.73%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.29%) Grafana
8 2 (0.29%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.15%) Graylog
9 1 (0.15%) Nagios
9 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 127 (18.54%) VMware
2 109 (15.91%) Okta
3 74 (10.80%) Microsoft
4 64 (9.34%) Oracle
5 33 (4.82%) SAP
6 22 (3.21%) HP
7 11 (1.61%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.17%) Automation Anywhere
8 8 (1.17%) Black Duck
9 6 (0.88%) Google
9 6 (0.88%) Informatica
9 6 (0.88%) Micro Focus
9 6 (0.88%) Splunk
9 6 (0.88%) Zend
10 5 (0.73%) ArcSight
10 5 (0.73%) Blue Prism
10 5 (0.73%) EMC
10 5 (0.73%) Qualys
10 5 (0.73%) Sonatype
10 5 (0.73%) Tripwire