Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South East
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 183 231
Rank change year-on-year -29 +48 -54
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 456 578 589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.46% 1.85% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 2.12% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 449 495 525
South East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,100 £24,850
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,600 £53,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +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 27,374 27,300 35,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.62% 87.22% 87.34%
Number of salaries quoted 22,627 22,343 30,311
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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
Thames Valley -24 170 £39,000 +1.30% 19
Hampshire -5 140 £34,000 -20.00% 19
Berkshire +50 108 £41,500 -12.63% 6
Surrey -33 67 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Oxfordshire -15 42 £35,000 +11.11% 8
East Sussex -32 32 £35,000 -5.60% 4
West Sussex -18 25 £45,000 +3.45% 3
Buckinghamshire -44 24 £35,000 -9.09% 5
Kent -21 16 £35,000 -17.65% 4
Sussex - 4 £52,500 -
Middlesex - 2 £60,000 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 295 (64.69%) Test Automation
2 245 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (39.47%) Selenium
4 167 (36.62%) QA
5 165 (36.18%) SQL
6 140 (30.70%) C#
7 131 (28.73%) Scrum
8 127 (27.85%) Degree
9 104 (22.81%) ISEB
10 102 (22.37%) Manual Testing
11 101 (22.15%) Test Scripting
12 99 (21.71%) SDLC
13 89 (19.52%) Java
14 82 (17.98%) ISTQB
15 77 (16.89%) Windows
15 77 (16.89%) JIRA
16 76 (16.67%) Performance Testing
16 76 (16.67%) BDD
16 76 (16.67%) TDD
17 74 (16.23%) Regression Testing
18 72 (15.79%) Microsoft
19 69 (15.13%) Python
20 64 (14.04%) WebDriver
21 58 (12.72%) SQL Server
22 56 (12.28%) Test Strategy
23 55 (12.06%) Finance
24 50 (10.96%) .NET
24 50 (10.96%) Mentoring
24 50 (10.96%) Computer Science
24 50 (10.96%) Exploratory Testing

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 20 (4.39%) Confluence
2 8 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.66%) DNN
4 2 (0.44%) SAS
5 1 (0.22%) Apache
5 1 (0.22%) IIS
5 1 (0.22%) Mongoose
5 1 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.29%) SaaS
4 3 (0.66%) GitHub
5 2 (0.44%) Tricentis Tosca
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.63%) Wireless
2 7 (1.54%) Internet
3 3 (0.66%) Extranet
3 3 (0.66%) HTTP
3 3 (0.66%) MQTT
4 2 (0.44%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.44%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.44%) LAN
4 2 (0.44%) SSL
4 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.44%) WAN
5 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.73%) MySQL
4 8 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.66%) SQLite
8 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.44%) MS Access
8 2 (0.44%) QlikView
9 1 (0.22%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 180 (39.47%) Selenium
2 77 (16.89%) JIRA
3 64 (14.04%) WebDriver
4 41 (8.99%) SoapUI
5 38 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 26 (5.70%) Git (software)
7 25 (5.48%) SpecFlow
7 25 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (4.82%) HP UFT
9 21 (4.61%) Visual Studio
10 19 (4.17%) Jenkins
11 16 (3.51%) JMeter
12 15 (3.29%) Eclipse
12 15 (3.29%) PyCharm
13 14 (3.07%) Bugzilla
14 13 (2.85%) Trac
15 12 (2.63%) Subversion
16 9 (1.97%) Maven
17 8 (1.75%) JUnit
18 7 (1.54%) Zephyr
General
1 55 (12.06%) Finance
2 25 (5.48%) Retail
3 21 (4.61%) Back Office
4 6 (1.32%) Automotive
5 5 (1.10%) Banking
6 4 (0.88%) Games
6 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.66%) Military
7 3 (0.66%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.44%) Electronics
8 2 (0.44%) Local Government
8 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 116 (25.44%) Tester
2 112 (24.56%) Analyst
3 106 (23.25%) Test Engineer
4 85 (18.64%) Test Analyst
5 83 (18.20%) Software Tester
6 75 (16.45%) Software Test Engineer
7 43 (9.43%) Automation Tester
8 41 (8.99%) QA Analyst
9 33 (7.24%) QA Test Analyst
10 27 (5.92%) QA Engineer
10 27 (5.92%) Senior Analyst
11 26 (5.70%) Test Automation Engineer
12 22 (4.82%) Software Analyst
13 21 (4.61%) Junior
13 21 (4.61%) Senior Test Analyst
14 20 (4.39%) Software Test Analyst
15 19 (4.17%) Applications Support
15 19 (4.17%) Manual Tester
16 18 (3.95%) Automation Test Analyst
16 18 (3.95%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.96%) .NET
2 46 (10.09%) CSS
3 45 (9.87%) HTML
4 37 (8.11%) XML
5 27 (5.92%) AngularJS
6 25 (5.48%) jQuery
7 21 (4.61%) Ajax
8 17 (3.73%) Web Services
9 16 (3.51%) RESTful
10 13 (2.85%) Middleware
11 12 (2.63%) SOAP
12 11 (2.41%) Gherkin
13 9 (1.97%) JSON
13 9 (1.97%) LAMP
13 9 (1.97%) REST
14 7 (1.54%) TensorFlow
15 6 (1.32%) STL
15 6 (1.32%) WCF
15 6 (1.32%) XBRL
16 5 (1.10%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.96%) Computer Science
2 23 (5.04%) Mobile App
3 16 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.32%) Life Science
5 6 (1.32%) Taxonomies
6 4 (0.88%) Internet of Things
7 3 (0.66%) Derivative
7 3 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.66%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (0.66%) User Experience
8 2 (0.44%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.44%) Fintech
8 2 (0.44%) PDA
9 1 (0.22%) EPoS
9 1 (0.22%) LIMS
9 1 (0.22%) NHS
9 1 (0.22%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (16.89%) Windows
2 42 (9.21%) Linux
3 23 (5.04%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.95%) Apple iOS
5 15 (3.29%) Android
6 5 (1.10%) Unix
7 3 (0.66%) CentOS
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (64.69%) Test Automation
2 245 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (28.73%) Scrum
4 102 (22.37%) Manual Testing
5 101 (22.15%) Test Scripting
6 99 (21.71%) SDLC
7 76 (16.67%) BDD
7 76 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 76 (16.67%) TDD
8 74 (16.23%) Regression Testing
9 56 (12.28%) Test Strategy
10 50 (10.96%) Exploratory Testing
10 50 (10.96%) Mentoring
11 45 (9.87%) Unit Testing
12 38 (8.33%) OOP
13 36 (7.89%) Test Planning
14 35 (7.68%) Test Management
14 35 (7.68%) Waterfall
15 34 (7.46%) Defect Tracking
16 33 (7.24%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 165 (36.18%) SQL
2 140 (30.70%) C#
3 89 (19.52%) Java
4 69 (15.13%) Python
5 43 (9.43%) JavaScript
6 39 (8.55%) T-SQL
7 37 (8.11%) C
8 27 (5.92%) PHP
9 25 (5.48%) Ruby
10 24 (5.26%) C++
11 9 (1.97%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.75%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.32%) VBA
14 5 (1.10%) Perl
15 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.66%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.44%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.44%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.44%) VBScript
17 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 127 (27.85%) Degree
2 104 (22.81%) ISEB
3 82 (17.98%) ISTQB
4 44 (9.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (2.85%) ISEB Practitioner
6 12 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.97%) Security Cleared
8 7 (1.54%) PhD
9 6 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (1.10%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.66%) RHCE
11 3 (0.66%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.66%) SANS
12 1 (0.22%) CCNA
12 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (36.62%) QA
2 6 (1.32%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.66%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.22%) MISRA
5 1 (0.22%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.54%) Docker
3 6 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.88%) Firmware
4 4 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.66%) Puppet
3 1 (0.22%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 72 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.80%) Oracle
3 19 (4.17%) Capita
4 18 (3.95%) VMware
5 13 (2.85%) HP
6 5 (1.10%) EMC
6 5 (1.10%) SAP
6 5 (1.10%) TOWER Software
7 3 (0.66%) ForgeRock
7 3 (0.66%) Perforce
7 3 (0.66%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.66%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.44%) hybris
8 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.22%) Google