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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 185 178
Rank change year-on-year +36 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 313 336 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.09% 1.71% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.97% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 271 277 314
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,100 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12908 17089 17920
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.15% 87.13% 85.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10598 14389 14289
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +17 83 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Surrey +15 54 £42,500 +34.92% 6
West Sussex +27 39 £36,500 -2.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +23 37 £37,250 +6.42% 3
Berkshire +21 34 £40,000 - 3
Oxfordshire -5 31 £30,000 -20.00% 7
Kent +33 29 £35,000 +16.66%
East Sussex +16 11 £32,500 -7.14%
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 306 (52.67%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (37.35%) QA
3 188 (32.36%) Test Automation
4 187 (32.19%) Microsoft
5 185 (31.84%) SQL
6 184 (31.67%) Degree
7 179 (30.81%) ISTQB
8 158 (27.19%) ISEB
9 151 (25.99%) C#
10 150 (25.82%) Selenium
11 148 (25.47%) Windows
12 136 (23.41%) Automated Testing
13 119 (20.48%) Finance
14 118 (20.31%) Test Scripting
14 118 (20.31%) Test Strategy
15 110 (18.93%) SDLC
16 108 (18.59%) Computer Science
17 106 (18.24%) Performance Testing
18 105 (18.07%) Manual Testing
19 104 (17.90%) MS Excel
20 103 (17.73%) Scrum
21 99 (17.04%) .NET
22 94 (16.18%) SQL Server
22 94 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
23 87 (14.97%) Regression Testing
23 87 (14.97%) Java
24 85 (14.63%) Automation Testing
25 74 (12.74%) JIRA
26 70 (12.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 69 (11.88%) HTML

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 13 (2.24%) Confluence
2 9 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.38%) IIS
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 104 (17.90%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.96%) MS Office
3 13 (2.24%) MS Project
4 9 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.52%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.17%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.38%) SaaS
4 4 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.69%) IaaS
4 4 (0.69%) PaaS
5 3 (0.52%) G Suite
5 3 (0.52%) Office 365
5 3 (0.52%) Slack
6 1 (0.17%) GitHub
6 1 (0.17%) Trello
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.55%) TCP/IP
1 9 (1.55%) Wireless
2 7 (1.20%) VoIP
3 3 (0.52%) InfiniBand
4 2 (0.34%) Network Security
4 2 (0.34%) VLAN
5 1 (0.17%) DNS
5 1 (0.17%) HTTP
5 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.75%) MySQL
3 13 (2.24%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
6 9 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.20%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.20%) QlikView
8 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.03%) Pentaho
9 6 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.86%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.69%) MS Access
11 4 (0.69%) OLAP
11 4 (0.69%) OLTP
11 4 (0.69%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.52%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 150 (25.82%) Selenium
2 74 (12.74%) JIRA
3 58 (9.98%) HP UFT
4 55 (9.47%) Visual Studio
5 46 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (7.06%) SoapUI
7 40 (6.88%) LoadRunner
8 36 (6.20%) JMeter
9 30 (5.16%) WebDriver
10 26 (4.48%) Cucumber
11 23 (3.96%) Jenkins
12 20 (3.44%) Zephyr
13 19 (3.27%) SpecFlow
14 17 (2.93%) Ranorex
15 15 (2.58%) Eclipse
16 12 (2.07%) Git (software)
16 12 (2.07%) Subversion
17 11 (1.89%) IntelliJ
17 11 (1.89%) TestComplete
18 10 (1.72%) JIRA Agile
General
1 119 (20.48%) Finance
2 30 (5.16%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.82%) Retail
4 22 (3.79%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.61%) Electronics
6 16 (2.75%) Automotive
6 16 (2.75%) Marketing
7 12 (2.07%) Banking
8 11 (1.89%) Games
9 10 (1.72%) Back Office
10 9 (1.55%) Legal
11 8 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.38%) Publishing
12 7 (1.20%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.69%) Military
14 1 (0.17%) Advertising
14 1 (0.17%) German Language
14 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 152 (26.16%) Analyst
2 119 (20.48%) Test Analyst
3 114 (19.62%) Tester
4 91 (15.66%) Test Engineer
5 73 (12.56%) Test Manager
6 70 (12.05%) Developer
7 59 (10.15%) Software Test Engineer
8 54 (9.29%) Software Tester
9 50 (8.61%) Software Analyst
10 45 (7.75%) Software Test Analyst
11 43 (7.40%) Automation Tester
12 39 (6.71%) Test Leader
13 31 (5.34%) Automation Test Analyst
13 31 (5.34%) Junior
14 28 (4.82%) QA Tester
15 26 (4.48%) QA Engineer
16 23 (3.96%) C# Developer
16 23 (3.96%) Developer in Test
16 23 (3.96%) QA Analyst
17 19 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (17.04%) .NET
2 69 (11.88%) HTML
3 60 (10.33%) Web Services
4 51 (8.78%) CSS
5 44 (7.57%) XML
6 39 (6.71%) ASP.NET
7 16 (2.75%) SOAP
7 16 (2.75%) XSLT
8 14 (2.41%) JMS
9 12 (2.07%) HTML5
10 11 (1.89%) XHTML
11 9 (1.55%) Middleware
12 7 (1.20%) Gherkin
12 7 (1.20%) J2EE
13 6 (1.03%) Entity Framework
13 6 (1.03%) REST
14 5 (0.86%) WCF
14 5 (0.86%) WinForms
15 4 (0.69%) COM
15 4 (0.69%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 108 (18.59%) Computer Science
2 46 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.99%) Virtual Team
4 25 (4.30%) Mobile App
5 18 (3.10%) User Experience
6 14 (2.41%) iPad
7 9 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.20%) Life Science
9 6 (1.03%) Replication
9 6 (1.03%) Smartcard
10 5 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.69%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.69%) Social Network
11 4 (0.69%) Wiki
12 3 (0.52%) Clustering
12 3 (0.52%) FMCG
12 3 (0.52%) PMI
13 2 (0.34%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 148 (25.47%) Windows
2 67 (11.53%) Linux
3 33 (5.68%) Unix
4 32 (5.51%) Windows Server
5 24 (4.13%) Android
5 24 (4.13%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.93%) Solaris
7 10 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
8 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.03%) VxWorks
10 4 (0.69%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.69%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.34%) Debian
11 2 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.34%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) SUSE
12 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (52.67%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (32.36%) Test Automation
3 136 (23.41%) Automated Testing
4 118 (20.31%) Test Scripting
4 118 (20.31%) Test Strategy
5 110 (18.93%) SDLC
6 106 (18.24%) Performance Testing
7 105 (18.07%) Manual Testing
8 103 (17.73%) Scrum
9 94 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 87 (14.97%) Regression Testing
11 85 (14.63%) Automation Testing
12 65 (11.19%) Software Engineering
13 64 (11.02%) Mentoring
14 61 (10.50%) BDD
15 59 (10.15%) TDD
16 50 (8.61%) Non-Functional Testing
17 46 (7.92%) Project Management
18 44 (7.57%) OO
18 44 (7.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (31.84%) SQL
2 151 (25.99%) C#
3 87 (14.97%) Java
4 44 (7.57%) C++
5 39 (6.71%) Python
6 36 (6.20%) JavaScript
6 36 (6.20%) VB
7 30 (5.16%) T-SQL
8 27 (4.65%) C
9 21 (3.61%) Perl
10 16 (2.75%) Ruby
11 13 (2.24%) PHP
11 13 (2.24%) VB.NET
12 12 (2.07%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.72%) ECMAScript
14 9 (1.55%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.55%) VBScript
15 5 (0.86%) VB6
16 3 (0.52%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.52%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 184 (31.67%) Degree
2 179 (30.81%) ISTQB
3 158 (27.19%) ISEB
4 70 (12.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (4.30%) Security Cleared
6 16 (2.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.52%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (37.35%) QA
2 10 (1.72%) PMO
3 6 (1.03%) GAMP
4 5 (0.86%) SLA
5 2 (0.34%) SDET
System Software
1 14 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.86%) Docker
4 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.17%) Firmware
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.38%) Ansible
3 3 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.34%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 187 (32.19%) Microsoft
2 49 (8.43%) HP
3 25 (4.30%) Oracle
4 18 (3.10%) Red Hat
5 13 (2.24%) SAP
6 12 (2.07%) VMware
7 8 (1.38%) Remedy
8 7 (1.20%) EMC
8 7 (1.20%) Google
8 7 (1.20%) Informatica
9 6 (1.03%) Cognos
9 6 (1.03%) Jaspersoft
9 6 (1.03%) Talend
9 6 (1.03%) TOWER Software
10 5 (0.86%) Apple
10 5 (0.86%) Facebook
10 5 (0.86%) IBM
11 4 (0.69%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.69%) CA
11 4 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
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