Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 224 195
Rank change year-on-year +39 -29 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 501 410 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.73% 1.42% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.59% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 436 400 522
South East median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.89% +1.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,450 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £52,500 £53,725
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -

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 25,946 25,819 31,555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.76% 89.46% 89.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21,392 21,279 26,261
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,225 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.45% - +5.26%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Hampshire +21 168 £40,000 +23.08% 10
Thames Valley +20 159 £34,000 -15.00% 13
Berkshire +10 87 £38,250 -4.97% 7
Surrey +18 84 £43,750 +21.53% 10
Oxfordshire -23 40 £32,500 -7.14% 5
East Sussex +6 37 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Buckinghamshire +24 32 £37,500 - 1
West Sussex +22 27 £47,500 +54.47% 5
Kent +6 15 £31,000 -4.62% 3
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 316 (63.07%) Test Automation
2 260 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (32.93%) QA
4 162 (32.34%) Selenium
5 151 (30.14%) C#
6 142 (28.34%) Degree
7 139 (27.74%) Java
8 123 (24.55%) ISEB
9 118 (23.55%) ISTQB
10 109 (21.76%) JIRA
11 100 (19.96%) BDD
12 97 (19.36%) Manual Testing
13 96 (19.16%) Finance
14 92 (18.36%) Python
15 83 (16.57%) Scrum
16 81 (16.17%) SQL
17 77 (15.37%) SDLC
18 74 (14.77%) Windows
18 74 (14.77%) Linux
19 72 (14.37%) Test Scripting
20 70 (13.97%) JavaScript
21 68 (13.57%) Cucumber
22 60 (11.98%) Gherkin
22 60 (11.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 60 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
23 59 (11.78%) Regression Testing
23 59 (11.78%) TDD
24 57 (11.38%) .NET
25 55 (10.98%) WebDriver
26 51 (10.18%) Jenkins

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 (3.99%) Confluence
2 18 (3.59%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.40%) CMS
4 4 (0.80%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.40%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.20%) IIS
6 1 (0.20%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.59%) SaaS
4 7 (1.40%) npm
5 6 (1.20%) GitHub
6 2 (0.40%) G Suite
6 2 (0.40%) Office 365
6 2 (0.40%) Slack
7 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.19%) Wireless
2 14 (2.79%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (2.00%) DNS
5 6 (1.20%) 2G
5 6 (1.20%) 3G
5 6 (1.20%) 802.15
5 6 (1.20%) Bluetooth
5 6 (1.20%) CDMA
5 6 (1.20%) DHCP
5 6 (1.20%) GSM
5 6 (1.20%) ICMP
5 6 (1.20%) LAN
5 6 (1.20%) LTE
5 6 (1.20%) UMTS
5 6 (1.20%) WAN
5 6 (1.20%) ZigBee
6 5 (1.00%) ATM
6 5 (1.00%) VLAN
7 4 (0.80%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.99%) Relational Database
3 18 (3.59%) Apache Hive
4 17 (3.39%) Big Data
4 17 (3.39%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.00%) MySQL
6 9 (1.80%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.20%) HBase
8 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.40%) DB2
9 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.20%) icCube
10 1 (0.20%) Impala
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.20%) Redis
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 162 (32.34%) Selenium
2 109 (21.76%) JIRA
3 68 (13.57%) Cucumber
4 55 (10.98%) WebDriver
5 51 (10.18%) Jenkins
6 34 (6.79%) HP UFT
7 33 (6.59%) SpecFlow
8 29 (5.79%) Git (software)
9 24 (4.79%) SoapUI
10 23 (4.59%) JMeter
11 19 (3.79%) Robot Framework
12 18 (3.59%) Visual Studio
13 10 (2.00%) Eclipse
13 10 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (1.80%) JUnit
15 8 (1.60%) JIRA Agile
16 7 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (1.40%) Protractor
16 7 (1.40%) TestNG
16 7 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 96 (19.16%) Finance
2 23 (4.59%) Marketing
3 16 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.00%) Banking
4 10 (2.00%) Electronics
5 9 (1.80%) Retail
6 7 (1.40%) Games
6 7 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.20%) Avionics
7 6 (1.20%) Back Office
8 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 138 (27.54%) Analyst
2 132 (26.35%) Tester
3 126 (25.15%) Test Analyst
4 111 (22.16%) Test Engineer
5 79 (15.77%) Software Tester
6 71 (14.17%) Developer
7 61 (12.18%) Automation Tester
8 50 (9.98%) QA Engineer
9 45 (8.98%) Test Automation Engineer
10 36 (7.19%) Software Test Engineer
11 33 (6.59%) Developer in Test
12 32 (6.39%) Junior
12 32 (6.39%) Software Analyst
13 28 (5.59%) Automation Test Analyst
13 28 (5.59%) Software Test Analyst
14 26 (5.19%) Graduate
14 26 (5.19%) QA Analyst
14 26 (5.19%) Test Automation Developer
15 25 (4.99%) Manual Tester
16 23 (4.59%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (11.98%) Gherkin
2 57 (11.38%) .NET
3 36 (7.19%) Web Services
4 33 (6.59%) HTML
5 21 (4.19%) AngularJS
6 20 (3.99%) REST
7 18 (3.59%) CSS
8 17 (3.39%) React
9 16 (3.19%) XML
10 12 (2.40%) SparkR
11 10 (2.00%) SOAP
12 9 (1.80%) RESTful
13 7 (1.40%) LAMP
13 7 (1.40%) Node.js
14 6 (1.20%) 802.1X
14 6 (1.20%) jQuery
15 5 (1.00%) .NET Framework
15 5 (1.00%) Angular 2
15 5 (1.00%) Browserify
16 4 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.78%) Computer Science
2 36 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (2.79%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.00%) Fintech
5 10 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.40%) User Experience
8 6 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.20%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.60%) Life Science
11 3 (0.60%) NHS
12 2 (0.40%) EPoS
12 2 (0.40%) PKI
12 2 (0.40%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.40%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.77%) Linux
1 74 (14.77%) Windows
2 25 (4.99%) Android
3 22 (4.39%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.40%) Unix
4 12 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.80%) CentOS
6 6 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.80%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.80%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.60%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.40%) VMS
10 1 (0.20%) AIX
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (63.07%) Test Automation
2 260 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (19.96%) BDD
4 97 (19.36%) Manual Testing
5 83 (16.57%) Scrum
6 77 (15.37%) SDLC
7 72 (14.37%) Test Scripting
8 60 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
9 59 (11.78%) Regression Testing
9 59 (11.78%) TDD
10 48 (9.58%) Test Strategy
11 46 (9.18%) Mathematics
12 41 (8.18%) Mentoring
13 37 (7.39%) Software Engineering
14 35 (6.99%) Test Management
15 34 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
16 33 (6.59%) Exploratory Testing
16 33 (6.59%) OOP
17 31 (6.19%) Performance Testing
17 31 (6.19%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 151 (30.14%) C#
2 139 (27.74%) Java
3 92 (18.36%) Python
4 81 (16.17%) SQL
5 70 (13.97%) JavaScript
6 25 (4.99%) PHP
7 23 (4.59%) C++
8 22 (4.39%) Ruby
9 19 (3.79%) C
10 16 (3.19%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.40%) R
12 11 (2.20%) TypeScript
13 10 (2.00%) Perl
14 9 (1.80%) Groovy
14 9 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.80%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.60%) Go
15 8 (1.60%) Scala
16 7 (1.40%) Delphi
17 6 (1.20%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 142 (28.34%) Degree
2 123 (24.55%) ISEB
3 118 (23.55%) ISTQB
4 60 (11.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (3.99%) Security Cleared
6 17 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (2.40%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (1.00%) CCNA
9 5 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.20%) HND
11 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (32.93%) QA
2 3 (0.60%) GAMP
2 3 (0.60%) GMP
System Software
1 17 (3.39%) Docker
2 11 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.40%) Firmware
4 5 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (3.99%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.00%) Ansible
2 10 (2.00%) HP ALM
3 5 (1.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.40%) Grafana
4 2 (0.40%) Kibana
4 2 (0.40%) Terraform
5 1 (0.20%) Nmap
5 1 (0.20%) SCCM
5 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (6.99%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.19%) Atlassian
3 18 (3.59%) Hortonworks
4 14 (2.79%) HP
5 12 (2.40%) SAP
6 11 (2.20%) Oracle
6 11 (2.20%) VMware
7 6 (1.20%) Cloudera
7 6 (1.20%) Google
7 6 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.20%) Remedy
7 6 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.80%) Apple
9 3 (0.60%) Cisco
10 2 (0.40%) Freescale
10 2 (0.40%) Renesas
10 2 (0.40%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.20%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.20%) Lumension
11 1 (0.20%) Vertica