Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 190 213
Rank change year-on-year -12 +23 -19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 395 501 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.55% 1.70% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.89% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 346 442 422
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +6.67%

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 23,190 26,535 26,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.76% 90.23% 90.17%
Number of salaries quoted 18,515 21,927 21,602
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,100 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 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
Hampshire +32 207 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Thames Valley -30 95 £37,500 +7.14% 20
Berkshire -15 60 £42,500 +11.11% 8
West Sussex +4 29 £45,000 -2.70% 2
Surrey -13 24 £45,000 - 6
Oxfordshire +14 23 £29,000 -10.77% 9
East Sussex +5 23 £50,000 +14.94% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 12 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Kent -7 11 £42,500 +33.86% 1
Isle of Wight - 3 £40,000 -
Middlesex - 2 £60,125 -
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 238 (60.25%) Test Automation
2 195 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (32.15%) QA
4 124 (31.39%) C#
5 113 (28.61%) Test Scripting
6 108 (27.34%) SQL
7 104 (26.33%) ISTQB
8 91 (23.04%) Selenium
9 82 (20.76%) Degree
10 81 (20.51%) ISEB
11 79 (20.00%) Scrum
12 75 (18.99%) SDLC
13 73 (18.48%) JIRA
14 70 (17.72%) Microsoft
15 64 (16.20%) Python
16 58 (14.68%) Regression Testing
17 57 (14.43%) Java
17 57 (14.43%) .NET
17 57 (14.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 56 (14.18%) Exploratory Testing
19 55 (13.92%) Windows
20 52 (13.16%) Performance Testing
20 52 (13.16%) BDD
21 51 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
22 46 (11.65%) SpecFlow
23 45 (11.39%) TDD
23 45 (11.39%) Linux
23 45 (11.39%) C++
24 40 (10.13%) Manual Testing
25 39 (9.87%) Test Strategy

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 14 (3.54%) Confluence
2 6 (1.52%) CMS
2 6 (1.52%) IIS
3 4 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.51%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.25%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.09%) Azure
2 22 (5.57%) AWS
3 20 (5.06%) SaaS
4 5 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.27%) Office 365
5 4 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.01%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.01%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (1.01%) G Suite
5 4 (1.01%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.01%) Google Tag Manager
5 4 (1.01%) Tricentis Tosca
5 4 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.51%) PaaS
6 2 (0.51%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.51%) Slack
6 2 (0.51%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.04%) ATM
2 10 (2.53%) Wireless
3 4 (1.01%) CTI
4 3 (0.76%) ZigBee
5 2 (0.51%) DNS
5 2 (0.51%) GPRS
5 2 (0.51%) MPLS
5 2 (0.51%) SNMP
5 2 (0.51%) SSH
5 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.25%) Intranet
6 1 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.10%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.30%) NoSQL
3 11 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.77%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.01%) Amazon Athena
6 4 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.01%) Big Data
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.76%) MySQL
8 2 (0.51%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.51%) GIS
8 2 (0.51%) Redis
9 1 (0.25%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.25%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 91 (23.04%) Selenium
2 73 (18.48%) JIRA
3 46 (11.65%) SpecFlow
4 27 (6.84%) Cucumber
4 27 (6.84%) Git (software)
5 24 (6.08%) Visual Studio
6 23 (5.82%) SoapUI
7 21 (5.32%) HP UFT
8 18 (4.56%) WebDriver
9 12 (3.04%) Jenkins
10 11 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (2.53%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (2.03%) JMeter
13 7 (1.77%) JIRA Agile
13 7 (1.77%) Robot Framework
14 6 (1.52%) Visual Studio Coded UI
15 5 (1.27%) Gatling
15 5 (1.27%) Ranorex
15 5 (1.27%) Zephyr
16 4 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 27 (6.84%) Retail
2 25 (6.33%) Electronics
3 22 (5.57%) Finance
4 14 (3.54%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.54%) Marketing
5 12 (3.04%) Advertising
6 11 (2.78%) Aerospace
6 11 (2.78%) Back Office
7 10 (2.53%) Games
8 5 (1.27%) Military
9 4 (1.01%) Banking
9 4 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.76%) Automotive
10 3 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.76%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.25%) Avionics
11 1 (0.25%) Fire and Rescue
11 1 (0.25%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.25%) Police
Job Titles
1 117 (29.62%) Test Engineer
2 85 (21.52%) Tester
3 75 (18.99%) Analyst
4 64 (16.20%) Test Analyst
5 50 (12.66%) Developer
5 50 (12.66%) Software Test Engineer
6 43 (10.89%) Software Tester
7 35 (8.86%) Test Automation Engineer
8 34 (8.61%) Automation Tester
9 26 (6.58%) C# Developer
10 24 (6.08%) Senior Test Engineer
11 23 (5.82%) Junior
12 22 (5.57%) QA Engineer
13 21 (5.32%) Senior Developer
13 21 (5.32%) Software Analyst
14 20 (5.06%) Software Test Analyst
15 19 (4.81%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
16 18 (4.56%) Python Engineer
16 18 (4.56%) Senior C# Developer
16 18 (4.56%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (14.43%) .NET
2 29 (7.34%) XML
3 27 (6.84%) Web Services
4 17 (4.30%) Gherkin
5 13 (3.29%) Qt
5 13 (3.29%) REST
6 12 (3.04%) ATL
6 12 (3.04%) STL
7 10 (2.53%) SOAP
8 8 (2.03%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.03%) Node.js
9 7 (1.77%) JSON
10 6 (1.52%) .NET Core
10 6 (1.52%) HTML
11 5 (1.27%) Swagger
12 4 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.01%) HTML5
12 4 (1.01%) Kafka
12 4 (1.01%) Redux
12 4 (1.01%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.87%) Self-Motivation
2 33 (8.35%) Client/Server
3 32 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.29%) Algorithms
4 13 (3.29%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.28%) User Experience
7 6 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.52%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.27%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.01%) Social Media
10 3 (0.76%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.76%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.76%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.51%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.92%) Windows
2 45 (11.39%) Linux
3 6 (1.52%) Android
3 6 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.27%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.01%) Unix
6 3 (0.76%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) CentOS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (60.25%) Test Automation
2 195 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (28.61%) Test Scripting
4 79 (20.00%) Scrum
5 75 (18.99%) SDLC
6 58 (14.68%) Regression Testing
7 56 (14.18%) Exploratory Testing
8 52 (13.16%) BDD
8 52 (13.16%) Performance Testing
9 51 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
10 45 (11.39%) TDD
11 40 (10.13%) Manual Testing
12 39 (9.87%) Test Strategy
13 37 (9.37%) Software Engineering
14 35 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (8.86%) Integration Testing
15 31 (7.85%) Load Testing
16 29 (7.34%) OO
17 28 (7.09%) Mathematics
17 28 (7.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 124 (31.39%) C#
2 108 (27.34%) SQL
3 64 (16.20%) Python
4 57 (14.43%) Java
5 45 (11.39%) C++
6 35 (8.86%) C
7 33 (8.35%) T-SQL
8 24 (6.08%) JavaScript
9 16 (4.05%) ANSI C
10 15 (3.80%) PHP
10 15 (3.80%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.53%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.52%) Ruby
13 5 (1.27%) Scala
14 4 (1.01%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.51%) Perl
15 2 (0.51%) PHP 7
15 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.25%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 104 (26.33%) ISTQB
2 82 (20.76%) Degree
3 81 (20.51%) ISEB
4 57 (14.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 32 (8.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (7.09%) Security Cleared
7 14 (3.54%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (1.27%) HND
9 5 (1.27%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.27%) PhD
10 1 (0.25%) HNC
10 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (32.15%) QA
2 8 (2.03%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.27%) Def Stans
3 5 (1.27%) SLA
4 2 (0.51%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) NIST
5 1 (0.25%) TickIT
System Software
1 27 (6.84%) Firmware
2 7 (1.77%) Docker
3 3 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.52%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.27%) Puppet
3 5 (1.27%) ZABBIX
4 4 (1.01%) Ansible
4 4 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.01%) Terraform
5 1 (0.25%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 70 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.05%) Freescale
2 16 (4.05%) Renesas
3 12 (3.04%) EMC
4 7 (1.77%) Google
5 6 (1.52%) Oracle
5 6 (1.52%) SAP
6 4 (1.01%) Avaya
6 4 (1.01%) Perforce
6 4 (1.01%) VMware
7 2 (0.51%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.51%) ForgeRock
7 2 (0.51%) HP
7 2 (0.51%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.25%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.25%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.25%) SolarWinds