Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South East
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 213 193
Rank change year-on-year +21 -20 +29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 481 465 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.71% 1.49% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.65% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 410 461 525
South East median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -10.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £55,600
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 25,560 28,146 30,394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.01% 89.95% 89.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20,913 23,155 25,212
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +39 172 £37,500 +15.38% 30
Thames Valley -4 155 £35,000 -12.50% 25
Surrey +17 81 £43,750 +13.64% 10
Berkshire -23 72 £39,500 -8.14% 14
Oxfordshire +9 46 £35,000 - 8
Buckinghamshire +33 37 £35,000 -2.78% 3
West Sussex +3 31 £47,500 +18.75% 5
East Sussex -1 22 £35,000 - 4
Kent +16 12 £31,000 - 5
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 304 (63.20%) Test Automation
2 238 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (31.60%) Selenium
4 145 (30.15%) Degree
5 142 (29.52%) C#
6 140 (29.11%) QA
7 113 (23.49%) Java
8 108 (22.45%) ISTQB
9 107 (22.25%) BDD
10 101 (21.00%) Python
10 101 (21.00%) ISEB
11 96 (19.96%) JIRA
12 91 (18.92%) SQL
12 91 (18.92%) Scrum
13 82 (17.05%) Manual Testing
14 80 (16.63%) Finance
15 78 (16.22%) Test Scripting
16 72 (14.97%) Regression Testing
17 71 (14.76%) Linux
18 68 (14.14%) SDLC
19 64 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
19 64 (13.31%) Mathematics
20 62 (12.89%) Windows
21 58 (12.06%) TDD
21 58 (12.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 57 (11.85%) JavaScript
23 56 (11.64%) WebDriver
24 54 (11.23%) Computer Science
25 50 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
26 49 (10.19%) Cucumber

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 14 (2.91%) Confluence
2 12 (2.49%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.25%) CMS
3 6 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.83%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.62%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.66%) SaaS
4 5 (1.04%) Office 365
5 4 (0.83%) GitHub
5 4 (0.83%) IaaS
5 4 (0.83%) OneDrive
5 4 (0.83%) PaaS
6 3 (0.62%) npm
7 1 (0.21%) G Suite
7 1 (0.21%) Trello
7 1 (0.21%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.82%) Wireless
2 11 (2.29%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (1.66%) DNS
4 7 (1.46%) CDMA
4 7 (1.46%) GSM
4 7 (1.46%) LTE
4 7 (1.46%) UMTS
5 6 (1.25%) 2G
5 6 (1.25%) 3G
5 6 (1.25%) 802.15
5 6 (1.25%) Bluetooth
5 6 (1.25%) DHCP
5 6 (1.25%) ICMP
5 6 (1.25%) LAN
5 6 (1.25%) WAN
5 6 (1.25%) ZigBee
6 5 (1.04%) Skype
7 4 (0.83%) ATM
8 2 (0.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.16%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.70%) MySQL
4 12 (2.49%) Apache Hive
4 12 (2.49%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.29%) Big Data
6 9 (1.87%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.46%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.83%) Power BI
9 3 (0.62%) HBase
10 2 (0.42%) DB2
10 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 152 (31.60%) Selenium
2 96 (19.96%) JIRA
3 56 (11.64%) WebDriver
4 49 (10.19%) Cucumber
5 37 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 34 (7.07%) SpecFlow
7 30 (6.24%) HP UFT
8 23 (4.78%) Git (software)
8 23 (4.78%) SoapUI
9 18 (3.74%) Visual Studio
10 16 (3.33%) JMeter
11 14 (2.91%) Robot Framework
12 10 (2.08%) JIRA Agile
12 10 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.87%) Zephyr
14 8 (1.66%) Rational DOORS
15 6 (1.25%) Appium
15 6 (1.25%) Eclipse
15 6 (1.25%) Protractor
16 5 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 80 (16.63%) Finance
2 24 (4.99%) Marketing
3 14 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.70%) Electronics
5 10 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.08%) Retail
6 9 (1.87%) Back Office
7 8 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.46%) Games
9 6 (1.25%) Avionics
10 4 (0.83%) Banking
10 4 (0.83%) Military
11 3 (0.62%) Advertising
12 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Automotive
13 1 (0.21%) Billing
13 1 (0.21%) Korean Language
13 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 139 (28.90%) Tester
2 135 (28.07%) Analyst
3 125 (25.99%) Test Engineer
4 122 (25.36%) Test Analyst
5 87 (18.09%) Software Tester
6 59 (12.27%) Software Test Engineer
7 47 (9.77%) Developer
8 46 (9.56%) Automation Tester
9 41 (8.52%) Test Automation Engineer
10 36 (7.48%) Software Analyst
11 34 (7.07%) Graduate
12 33 (6.86%) QA Engineer
13 30 (6.24%) Software Test Analyst
14 29 (6.03%) Developer in Test
15 27 (5.61%) Junior
16 25 (5.20%) Automation Test Analyst
17 22 (4.57%) Test Automation Developer
18 20 (4.16%) Senior Test Engineer
19 19 (3.95%) Manual Tester
20 17 (3.53%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.19%) Gherkin
2 33 (6.86%) .NET
3 29 (6.03%) Web Services
4 22 (4.57%) HTML
4 22 (4.57%) XML
5 13 (2.70%) REST
6 12 (2.49%) SOAP
7 9 (1.87%) SparkR
8 8 (1.66%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.46%) CSS
9 7 (1.46%) RESTful
10 6 (1.25%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.83%) React
12 3 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.62%) Behat
12 3 (0.62%) CGI
12 3 (0.62%) jQuery
12 3 (0.62%) JSON
12 3 (0.62%) Node.js
13 2 (0.42%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (3.53%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.91%) Fintech
5 9 (1.87%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (1.66%) Algorithms
6 8 (1.66%) Life Science
7 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.25%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.83%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.83%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.62%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.42%) EPoS
11 2 (0.42%) NHS
11 2 (0.42%) PKI
11 2 (0.42%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.21%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 71 (14.76%) Linux
2 62 (12.89%) Windows
3 20 (4.16%) Android
4 15 (3.12%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.91%) Unix
6 9 (1.87%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.66%) CentOS
8 7 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.83%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.62%) VMS
11 1 (0.21%) AIX
11 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (63.20%) Test Automation
2 238 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (22.25%) BDD
4 91 (18.92%) Scrum
5 82 (17.05%) Manual Testing
6 78 (16.22%) Test Scripting
7 72 (14.97%) Regression Testing
8 68 (14.14%) SDLC
9 64 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
9 64 (13.31%) Mathematics
10 58 (12.06%) TDD
11 54 (11.23%) Computer Science
12 50 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (9.36%) Test Strategy
14 36 (7.48%) OOP
14 36 (7.48%) Test Management
15 35 (7.28%) Process Improvement
16 31 (6.44%) Non-Functional Testing
17 30 (6.24%) Exploratory Testing
17 30 (6.24%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 142 (29.52%) C#
2 113 (23.49%) Java
3 101 (21.00%) Python
4 91 (18.92%) SQL
5 57 (11.85%) JavaScript
6 28 (5.82%) PHP
7 25 (5.20%) C++
8 24 (4.99%) C
9 19 (3.95%) Bash Shell
10 17 (3.53%) R
11 16 (3.33%) Ruby
12 11 (2.29%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.87%) Groovy
14 8 (1.66%) MATLAB
14 8 (1.66%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.25%) Perl
15 6 (1.25%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.25%) Scala
16 5 (1.04%) Go
17 4 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 145 (30.15%) Degree
2 108 (22.45%) ISTQB
3 101 (21.00%) ISEB
4 58 (12.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (3.53%) Security Cleared
6 16 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (2.29%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.66%) PhD
9 7 (1.46%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.42%) CCNA
12 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.21%) HND
13 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (29.11%) QA
2 4 (0.83%) GDPR
3 3 (0.62%) Def Stans
System Software
1 15 (3.12%) Docker
2 13 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.83%) Firmware
4 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (4.37%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.70%) HP ALM
3 8 (1.66%) Ansible
4 3 (0.62%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.42%) Grafana
5 2 (0.42%) Kibana
5 2 (0.42%) Terraform
6 1 (0.21%) SCCM
6 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (7.28%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.16%) Oracle
3 15 (3.12%) HP
3 15 (3.12%) SAP
4 14 (2.91%) Atlassian
5 13 (2.70%) VMware
6 12 (2.49%) Hortonworks
7 7 (1.46%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.25%) Remedy
8 6 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.62%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.62%) EMC
9 3 (0.62%) Google
10 2 (0.42%) Apple
10 2 (0.42%) Freescale
10 2 (0.42%) Renesas
10 2 (0.42%) Sybase
11 1 (0.21%) Cisco
11 1 (0.21%) Citrix
11 1 (0.21%) IBM