Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 185 197
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 469 537 645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.55% 1.80% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.04% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 408 492 530
South East median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £51,125 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -1.32%

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 26,820 26,322 33,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.79% 88.00% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 22,188 21,778 28,167
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 July 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 22 July 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 -6 173 £36,750 -3.64% 30
Hampshire -14 151 £40,000 +23.08% 20
Berkshire +22 100 £40,000 - 13
Surrey -23 52 £47,500 +21.02% 15
East Sussex +8 47 £40,500 +17.39% 5
Oxfordshire -41 43 £32,500 +8.33% 12
Buckinghamshire -2 30 £36,250 -7.64% 5
West Sussex -7 26 £37,500 - 3
Kent -15 10 £47,500 +35.71% 10
Sussex - 4 £41,250 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 274 (58.42%) Test Automation
2 249 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (37.10%) QA
4 136 (29.00%) Selenium
5 132 (28.14%) ISEB
6 116 (24.73%) Java
7 110 (23.45%) JIRA
8 109 (23.24%) C#
9 108 (23.03%) ISTQB
10 103 (21.96%) Degree
11 101 (21.54%) Scrum
12 95 (20.26%) BDD
12 95 (20.26%) SDLC
13 86 (18.34%) SQL
14 82 (17.48%) Cucumber
15 80 (17.06%) Finance
16 75 (15.99%) Test Scripting
16 75 (15.99%) Manual Testing
17 73 (15.57%) JavaScript
18 71 (15.14%) TDD
19 68 (14.50%) Windows
20 65 (13.86%) Linux
21 62 (13.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 57 (12.15%) Mentoring
23 56 (11.94%) Jenkins
23 56 (11.94%) Test Strategy
24 54 (11.51%) Python
24 54 (11.51%) Regression Testing
25 50 (10.66%) .NET
26 47 (10.02%) WebDriver

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 16 (3.41%) Apache Spark
2 15 (3.20%) Confluence
3 10 (2.13%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.28%) CMS
5 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.21%) IIS
6 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.21%) SAS
6 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.53%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (8.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (6.82%) SaaS
4 13 (2.77%) GitHub
5 5 (1.07%) npm
6 2 (0.43%) G Suite
6 2 (0.43%) Office 365
6 2 (0.43%) Slack
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.71%) Wireless
2 6 (1.28%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.28%) VLAN
3 5 (1.07%) ATM
4 4 (0.85%) RS-232
4 4 (0.85%) RS-485
5 3 (0.64%) Internet
6 2 (0.43%) DNS
6 2 (0.43%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.43%) HTTP
7 1 (0.21%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.21%) Firewall
7 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.21%) IPv4
7 1 (0.21%) IPv6
7 1 (0.21%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.21%) Skype
7 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (2.77%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.56%) Big Data
5 11 (2.35%) Apache Hive
5 11 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.35%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.35%) QlikView
5 11 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.85%) HBase
8 3 (0.64%) MySQL
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.21%) icCube
9 1 (0.21%) Impala
9 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 136 (29.00%) Selenium
2 110 (23.45%) JIRA
3 82 (17.48%) Cucumber
4 56 (11.94%) Jenkins
5 47 (10.02%) WebDriver
6 26 (5.54%) Git (software)
6 26 (5.54%) SoapUI
7 23 (4.90%) JMeter
8 17 (3.62%) Robot Framework
8 17 (3.62%) Visual Studio
9 15 (3.20%) HP UFT
9 15 (3.20%) SpecFlow
10 14 (2.99%) Eclipse
10 14 (2.99%) JUnit
11 12 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (2.35%) Maven
13 9 (1.92%) gulp
14 8 (1.71%) Protractor
15 7 (1.49%) Gatling
15 7 (1.49%) Zephyr
General
1 80 (17.06%) Finance
2 19 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.77%) Banking
3 13 (2.77%) Retail
4 10 (2.13%) Marketing
5 7 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.85%) Billing
8 3 (0.64%) Back Office
9 2 (0.43%) Avionics
9 2 (0.43%) Electronics
9 2 (0.43%) Law
9 2 (0.43%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 113 (24.09%) Tester
2 111 (23.67%) Analyst
3 95 (20.26%) Test Analyst
4 89 (18.98%) Test Engineer
5 74 (15.78%) Software Tester
6 57 (12.15%) Developer
7 54 (11.51%) Automation Tester
8 47 (10.02%) QA Engineer
9 36 (7.68%) Software Test Engineer
10 34 (7.25%) Software Analyst
11 33 (7.04%) Software Test Analyst
12 30 (6.40%) QA Tester
13 28 (5.97%) QA Analyst
14 25 (5.33%) Manual Tester
14 25 (5.33%) Test Automation Engineer
15 23 (4.90%) QA Test Engineer
15 23 (4.90%) Software Manager
16 21 (4.48%) QA Test Analyst
17 20 (4.26%) Junior
17 20 (4.26%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.66%) .NET
2 45 (9.59%) Gherkin
3 37 (7.89%) HTML
4 35 (7.46%) CSS
5 31 (6.61%) AngularJS
5 31 (6.61%) Web Services
6 23 (4.90%) REST
7 21 (4.48%) React
8 16 (3.41%) jQuery
9 15 (3.20%) LAMP
9 15 (3.20%) XML
10 10 (2.13%) Node.js
11 9 (1.92%) Hibernate
11 9 (1.92%) Sass
11 9 (1.92%) SOAP
11 9 (1.92%) Spring
12 8 (1.71%) RESTful
12 8 (1.71%) Vue.js
13 7 (1.49%) SparkR
14 6 (1.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 22 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.99%) User Experience
5 12 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.71%) Life Science
7 7 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.28%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (0.85%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.43%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.43%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.43%) NHS
10 2 (0.43%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.43%) STB
11 1 (0.21%) EPoS
11 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 68 (14.50%) Windows
2 65 (13.86%) Linux
3 21 (4.48%) Android
4 20 (4.26%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.77%) Ubuntu
6 11 (2.35%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.85%) CentOS
8 3 (0.64%) Unix
8 3 (0.64%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.64%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.43%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.21%) Solaris
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (58.42%) Test Automation
2 249 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (21.54%) Scrum
4 95 (20.26%) BDD
4 95 (20.26%) SDLC
5 75 (15.99%) Manual Testing
5 75 (15.99%) Test Scripting
6 71 (15.14%) TDD
7 57 (12.15%) Mentoring
8 56 (11.94%) Test Strategy
9 54 (11.51%) Regression Testing
10 39 (8.32%) Exploratory Testing
10 39 (8.32%) Performance Testing
11 38 (8.10%) Acceptance Criteria
11 38 (8.10%) Software Engineering
12 37 (7.89%) Project Management
13 35 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (7.46%) Test Management
14 34 (7.25%) Scenario Testing
15 33 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 116 (24.73%) Java
2 109 (23.24%) C#
3 86 (18.34%) SQL
4 73 (15.57%) JavaScript
5 54 (11.51%) Python
6 21 (4.48%) Ruby
7 19 (4.05%) C++
8 18 (3.84%) TypeScript
9 17 (3.62%) Perl
10 16 (3.41%) PHP
11 14 (2.99%) C
11 14 (2.99%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.49%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.49%) Bourne shell
12 7 (1.49%) Delphi
12 7 (1.49%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.49%) R
13 6 (1.28%) Go
14 4 (0.85%) Scala
14 4 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 132 (28.14%) ISEB
2 108 (23.03%) ISTQB
3 103 (21.96%) Degree
4 62 (13.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (3.84%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.77%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.28%) CCNA
9 6 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.43%) SANS
11 1 (0.21%) HND
11 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.21%) PhD
11 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (37.10%) QA
2 7 (1.49%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.07%) GAMP
3 5 (1.07%) GMP
4 4 (0.85%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.43%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.99%) Docker
3 10 (2.13%) Firmware
4 6 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 10 (2.13%) Ansible
1 10 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.85%) HP ALM
2 4 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.64%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.21%) Nmap
Vendors
1 40 (8.53%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.26%) VMware
3 17 (3.62%) Capita
4 15 (3.20%) Atlassian
4 15 (3.20%) Oracle
5 11 (2.35%) Hortonworks
6 10 (2.13%) SAP
7 9 (1.92%) HP
8 8 (1.71%) EMC
8 8 (1.71%) Google
9 6 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.85%) Apple
10 4 (0.85%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.85%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.43%) Cisco
11 2 (0.43%) Unisys
12 1 (0.21%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.21%) Vertica
12 1 (0.21%) Xamarin