Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South East
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 91 74 79
Rank change year-on-year -17 +5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 436 680 1,021
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.33% 3.74% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 4.11% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 356 560 811
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,750 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% +3.75%
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,250 £53,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £65,000 £60,000
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 12,019 16,555 24,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.92% 91.16% 91.85%
Number of salaries quoted 9,227 13,457 19,642
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £28,138
25th Percentile £40,853 £37,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,366 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.73% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 9 May 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 9 May 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 -8 158 £45,000 - 12
Thames Valley -22 151 £50,000 +1.52% 31
Berkshire +2 101 £51,250 -8.89% 18
Surrey +25 75 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -21 28 £41,250 +10.00% 5
West Sussex +4 26 £42,500 +6.25%
Oxfordshire -11 22 £51,750 +47.86% 8
East Sussex +21 18 £38,500 -12.00% 4
Kent +3 6 £40,000 -15.79% 3
Home Counties - 1 £80,000 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 9 May 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.

1 204 (46.79%) Test Automation
2 196 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (30.50%) Degree
4 125 (28.67%) Java
5 123 (28.21%) Social Skills
6 122 (27.98%) QA
7 112 (25.69%) C#
7 112 (25.69%) SQL
8 109 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 99 (22.71%) Azure
10 93 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
11 91 (20.87%) Selenium
11 91 (20.87%) Software Engineering
12 82 (18.81%) DevOps
13 81 (18.58%) Linux
13 81 (18.58%) Python
14 76 (17.43%) Scrum
15 73 (16.74%) TDD
15 73 (16.74%) AWS
16 64 (14.68%) OO
17 62 (14.22%) JIRA
18 61 (13.99%) Finance
19 60 (13.76%) Computer Science
19 60 (13.76%) Docker
20 59 (13.53%) SDLC
21 58 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
22 56 (12.84%) BDD
23 55 (12.61%) ISTQB
23 55 (12.61%) Microservices
24 52 (11.93%) Oracle

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 17 (3.90%) GemFire
2 12 (2.75%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.52%) Apache
4 10 (2.29%) Confluence
5 8 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.92%) CMS
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.23%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.15%) Epicor Tropos
3 4 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 99 (22.71%) Azure
2 73 (16.74%) AWS
3 41 (9.40%) GitHub
4 39 (8.94%) SaaS
5 33 (7.57%) GCP
6 17 (3.90%) Amazon Kinesis
7 16 (3.67%) PaaS
8 13 (2.98%) BrowserStack
9 9 (2.06%) OpenShift
10 8 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (1.83%) Firebase
10 8 (1.83%) Google App Engine
11 6 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.38%) Sauce Labs
12 5 (1.15%) Microsoft 365
13 4 (0.92%) Amazon Alexa
13 4 (0.92%) DigitalOcean
13 4 (0.92%) IaaS
13 4 (0.92%) Trello
14 3 (0.69%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.90%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.98%) 3G
2 13 (2.98%) 5G
2 13 (2.98%) Wireshark
3 10 (2.29%) Network Security
4 7 (1.61%) 4G
4 7 (1.61%) LAN
4 7 (1.61%) LTE
5 6 (1.38%) 3GPP
5 6 (1.38%) H.323
5 6 (1.38%) IP Telephony
5 6 (1.38%) NAS
5 6 (1.38%) WAN
5 6 (1.38%) WCDMA
5 6 (1.38%) Wireless
6 5 (1.15%) DNS
6 5 (1.15%) SpaceWire
6 5 (1.15%) VoIP
7 4 (0.92%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.49%) Relational Database
2 33 (7.57%) NoSQL
3 22 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (4.13%) Redis
5 16 (3.67%) Big Data
6 14 (3.21%) MySQL
7 10 (2.29%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.06%) HBase
8 9 (2.06%) MariaDB
9 7 (1.61%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.61%) OLTP
9 7 (1.61%) SQL Server
10 6 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (1.38%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.69%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.69%) Impala
13 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.23%) CouchDB
14 1 (0.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 91 (20.87%) Selenium
2 62 (14.22%) JIRA
3 50 (11.47%) Cucumber
3 50 (11.47%) Jenkins
4 47 (10.78%) Git (software)
5 25 (5.73%) Cypress.io
6 23 (5.28%) JUnit
7 19 (4.36%) SpecFlow
8 18 (4.13%) Appium
8 18 (4.13%) Artifactory
9 17 (3.90%) Protractor
9 17 (3.90%) Sonatype Nexus
9 17 (3.90%) WebDriver
10 16 (3.67%) Storybook
11 15 (3.44%) JMeter
12 14 (3.21%) Eclipse
12 14 (3.21%) IntelliJ
12 14 (3.21%) Postman
13 13 (2.98%) Visual Studio
14 12 (2.75%) NUnit
General
1 123 (28.21%) Social Skills
2 61 (13.99%) Finance
3 58 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (6.19%) Banking
5 21 (4.82%) Games
6 19 (4.36%) Law
6 19 (4.36%) Telecoms
7 17 (3.90%) Public Sector
8 15 (3.44%) Military
9 14 (3.21%) Electronics
9 14 (3.21%) Manufacturing
10 12 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (2.29%) Retail
12 9 (2.06%) Organisational Skills
13 8 (1.83%) Marketing
14 7 (1.61%) Aerospace
14 7 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
15 5 (1.15%) Korean Language
15 5 (1.15%) Publishing
16 2 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 89 (20.41%) Developer
2 72 (16.51%) Test Engineer
3 62 (14.22%) Tester
4 60 (13.76%) Analyst
5 51 (11.70%) Test Analyst
6 47 (10.78%) Software Engineer
7 35 (8.03%) Software Test Engineer
7 35 (8.03%) Software Tester
8 26 (5.96%) Automation Tester
9 25 (5.73%) Software Developer
10 18 (4.13%) Python Developer
11 17 (3.90%) Team Leader
12 16 (3.67%) Test Automation Engineer
13 14 (3.21%) Junior
13 14 (3.21%) React Developer
14 13 (2.98%) Lead Developer
14 13 (2.98%) QA Engineer
14 13 (2.98%) Software Analyst
14 13 (2.98%) Software Test Analyst
15 12 (2.75%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.24%) CSS
2 48 (11.01%) HTML
3 44 (10.09%) .NET
4 41 (9.40%) React
5 34 (7.80%) RESTful
6 33 (7.57%) Node.js
7 25 (5.73%) REST
8 23 (5.28%) AngularJS
8 23 (5.28%) Gherkin
9 18 (4.13%) Kafka
9 18 (4.13%) RabbitMQ
9 18 (4.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 17 (3.90%) Redux
10 17 (3.90%) Spring
10 17 (3.90%) Tailwind CSS
11 16 (3.67%) Express
11 16 (3.67%) JSON
12 15 (3.44%) Symfony
12 15 (3.44%) WireMock
13 14 (3.21%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.57%) Mobile App
2 28 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (4.82%) Data Structures
4 19 (4.36%) Algorithms
5 11 (2.52%) Derivative
5 11 (2.52%) LIMS
6 10 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (2.29%) User Experience
7 7 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.38%) iPhone
8 6 (1.38%) Over-the-Top Content
9 5 (1.15%) Life Science
10 4 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.46%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.46%) SystemC
12 1 (0.23%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 81 (18.58%) Linux
2 36 (8.26%) Android
3 27 (6.19%) Unix
4 23 (5.28%) Windows
5 20 (4.59%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (46.79%) Test Automation
2 196 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (20.87%) Software Engineering
5 82 (18.81%) DevOps
6 76 (17.43%) Scrum
7 73 (16.74%) TDD
8 64 (14.68%) OO
9 60 (13.76%) Computer Science
10 59 (13.53%) SDLC
11 56 (12.84%) BDD
12 55 (12.61%) Microservices
13 51 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
14 50 (11.47%) Test Scripting
15 47 (10.78%) Functional Testing
16 46 (10.55%) SDET
17 42 (9.63%) Test Strategy
18 41 (9.40%) Project Management
19 39 (8.94%) Open Source
20 37 (8.49%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (28.67%) Java
2 112 (25.69%) C#
2 112 (25.69%) SQL
3 109 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 81 (18.58%) Python
5 40 (9.17%) C++
6 24 (5.50%) C
6 24 (5.50%) TypeScript
7 20 (4.59%) PHP
8 10 (2.29%) Java 8
9 9 (2.06%) Groovy
9 9 (2.06%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.06%) Scala
9 9 (2.06%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.83%) VBA
11 6 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.38%) Go
12 4 (0.92%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.92%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.69%) ES6
Qualifications
1 133 (30.50%) Degree
2 55 (12.61%) ISTQB
3 41 (9.40%) ISEB
4 33 (7.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (6.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 30 (6.88%) Security Cleared
6 25 (5.73%) SC Cleared
7 17 (3.90%) OCP
7 17 (3.90%) Oracle Certification
8 11 (2.52%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (1.83%) CIW
9 8 (1.83%) OCA
10 7 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.92%) CCNA
12 4 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.92%) HND
12 4 (0.92%) MCSE
13 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (27.98%) QA
2 7 (1.61%) SLA
3 5 (1.15%) Def Stans
3 5 (1.15%) GAMP
4 3 (0.69%) WCAG
5 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (13.76%) Docker
2 28 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.06%) HDFS
4 6 (1.38%) Firmware
4 6 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.38%) KVM
5 4 (0.92%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.69%) Postfix
7 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (7.80%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.44%) Ansible
2 15 (3.44%) HP ALM
3 14 (3.21%) Puppet
4 8 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.15%) Terraform
6 4 (0.92%) Perfmon
7 3 (0.69%) Nmap
8 2 (0.46%) Graylog
8 2 (0.46%) Nagios
8 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (11.93%) Oracle
2 34 (7.80%) Microsoft
3 29 (6.65%) VMware
4 16 (3.67%) Okta
5 15 (3.44%) HP
6 14 (3.21%) Google
6 14 (3.21%) SAP
7 12 (2.75%) Xamarin
8 8 (1.83%) Automation Anywhere
9 6 (1.38%) Apple
9 6 (1.38%) Informatica
9 6 (1.38%) Keysight
9 6 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.38%) Zend
10 5 (1.15%) Blue Prism
10 5 (1.15%) EMC
10 5 (1.15%) UiPath
11 4 (0.92%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.92%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.92%) Veeam