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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 181 181
Rank change year-on-year -25 0  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 206 315 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.42% 1.70% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.97% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 187 242 329
Median salary £35,000 £37,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.40% -7.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  

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 12557 16019 18460
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.81% 86.69% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 10374 13429 14775
Median salary £47,500 £46,796 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.50% +3.99%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +1 56 £35,000 - 11
Berkshire +19 41 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Oxfordshire +12 33 £30,000 +5.26% 5
Surrey +15 30 £45,500 +40.00% 6
Kent +7 18 £35,000 -17.64%
West Sussex +14 11 £39,000 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire -42 10 £43,750 +16.66% 2
East Sussex -9 8 £35,000 -30.00%
Isle of Wight - 1 £21,500 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 340 (65.76%) Test Automation
2 266 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (39.07%) QA
4 166 (32.11%) SQL
5 157 (30.37%) Windows
6 149 (28.82%) Degree
7 147 (28.43%) Selenium
8 143 (27.66%) C#
9 142 (27.47%) ISTQB
10 135 (26.11%) Microsoft
11 129 (24.95%) ISEB
12 128 (24.76%) Test Strategy
13 125 (24.18%) Finance
14 123 (23.79%) Test Scripting
15 97 (18.76%) Java
16 96 (18.57%) Manual Testing
17 94 (18.18%) Scrum
18 92 (17.79%) Computer Science
19 90 (17.41%) User Acceptance Testing
19 90 (17.41%) Performance Testing
19 90 (17.41%) Software Engineering
20 86 (16.63%) SQL Server
21 85 (16.44%) Linux
22 82 (15.86%) Regression Testing
23 77 (14.89%) SDLC
24 74 (14.31%) C
25 72 (13.93%) .NET
26 71 (13.73%) C++
27 70 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
28 66 (12.77%) JIRA

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 6 (1.16%) Confluence
2 2 (0.39%) IIS
3 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.19%) CICS
Applications
1 38 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.19%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.55%) SaaS
4 5 (0.97%) G Suite
4 5 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.97%) Office 365
4 5 (0.97%) Slack
5 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.58%) GitHub
7 1 (0.19%) Trello
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.71%) VoIP
1 14 (2.71%) Wireless
2 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.39%) HTTP
3 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.39%) Internet
3 2 (0.39%) VLAN
3 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.19%) GPRS
4 1 (0.19%) WCDMA
4 1 (0.19%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (16.63%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.42%) Relational Database
3 25 (4.84%) MySQL
4 17 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
6 6 (1.16%) Pentaho
6 6 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.16%) QlikView
7 5 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.77%) MS Access
8 4 (0.77%) OLAP
8 4 (0.77%) OLTP
8 4 (0.77%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 147 (28.43%) Selenium
2 66 (12.77%) JIRA
3 53 (10.25%) HP UFT
3 53 (10.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (8.90%) Visual Studio
5 44 (8.51%) SoapUI
6 38 (7.35%) LoadRunner
7 36 (6.96%) WebDriver
8 31 (6.00%) JMeter
9 24 (4.64%) Cucumber
9 24 (4.64%) SpecFlow
10 22 (4.26%) Jenkins
11 20 (3.87%) Subversion
12 15 (2.90%) Zephyr
13 14 (2.71%) InstallShield
14 12 (2.32%) Bugzilla
14 12 (2.32%) Eclipse
14 12 (2.32%) Git (software)
15 11 (2.13%) IntelliJ
15 11 (2.13%) JIRA Agile
General
1 125 (24.18%) Finance
2 56 (10.83%) Telecoms
3 34 (6.58%) Retail
4 19 (3.68%) Automotive
5 17 (3.29%) Manufacturing
6 16 (3.09%) Back Office
6 16 (3.09%) Electronics
7 15 (2.90%) Marketing
8 14 (2.71%) Aerospace
9 11 (2.13%) Banking
10 8 (1.55%) Games
10 8 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.77%) Publishing
12 3 (0.58%) Legal
13 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 123 (23.79%) Test Engineer
2 121 (23.40%) Analyst
3 117 (22.63%) Tester
4 97 (18.76%) Test Analyst
5 81 (15.67%) Software Test Engineer
6 67 (12.96%) Developer
6 67 (12.96%) Software Tester
7 45 (8.70%) Junior
8 44 (8.51%) QA Engineer
9 41 (7.93%) Automation Tester
9 41 (7.93%) Software Analyst
10 36 (6.96%) Graduate
10 36 (6.96%) Test Automation Engineer
11 34 (6.58%) Software Test Analyst
12 33 (6.38%) Test Manager
13 31 (6.00%) QA Tester
14 30 (5.80%) Software Developer
15 28 (5.42%) Administrator
16 26 (5.03%) Graduate Developer
16 26 (5.03%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (13.93%) .NET
2 59 (11.41%) HTML
3 50 (9.67%) Web Services
4 43 (8.32%) CSS
5 38 (7.35%) ASP.NET
6 36 (6.96%) XML
7 15 (2.90%) HTML5
8 11 (2.13%) JMS
8 11 (2.13%) WinForms
9 8 (1.55%) .NET Framework
9 8 (1.55%) Gherkin
9 8 (1.55%) XSLT
10 7 (1.35%) SOAP
10 7 (1.35%) XHTML
11 5 (0.97%) jQuery
11 5 (0.97%) JSON
11 5 (0.97%) Middleware
12 4 (0.77%) COM
12 4 (0.77%) Silverlight
13 3 (0.58%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 92 (17.79%) Computer Science
2 70 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.26%) iPad
4 17 (3.29%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.90%) Virtual Team
6 13 (2.51%) User Experience
7 9 (1.74%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.35%) Replication
9 6 (1.16%) Life Science
9 6 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.97%) Smartcard
10 5 (0.97%) Wiki
11 4 (0.77%) Social Network
12 3 (0.58%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.39%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.39%) FMCG
14 1 (0.19%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 157 (30.37%) Windows
2 85 (16.44%) Linux
3 28 (5.42%) Unix
4 26 (5.03%) VxWorks
5 20 (3.87%) Solaris
6 19 (3.68%) Android
7 17 (3.29%) Apple iOS
8 16 (3.09%) Windows Server
9 13 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.77%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.58%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.19%) Debian
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (65.76%) Test Automation
2 266 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (24.76%) Test Strategy
4 123 (23.79%) Test Scripting
5 96 (18.57%) Manual Testing
6 94 (18.18%) Scrum
7 90 (17.41%) Performance Testing
7 90 (17.41%) Software Engineering
7 90 (17.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 82 (15.86%) Regression Testing
9 77 (14.89%) SDLC
10 64 (12.38%) Non-Functional Testing
11 62 (11.99%) Functional Testing
12 55 (10.64%) BDD
13 50 (9.67%) Mentoring
13 50 (9.67%) Time Management
14 48 (9.28%) TDD
15 43 (8.32%) System Testing
16 38 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
17 37 (7.16%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 166 (32.11%) SQL
2 143 (27.66%) C#
3 97 (18.76%) Java
4 74 (14.31%) C
5 71 (13.73%) C++
6 44 (8.51%) Python
6 44 (8.51%) VB
7 33 (6.38%) T-SQL
8 32 (6.19%) JavaScript
9 30 (5.80%) Shell Script
10 24 (4.64%) Perl
11 21 (4.06%) Ruby
12 15 (2.90%) VB.NET
13 11 (2.13%) VB6
14 10 (1.93%) PHP
15 9 (1.74%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.55%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.55%) VBScript
17 6 (1.16%) ECMAScript
18 3 (0.58%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 149 (28.82%) Degree
2 142 (27.47%) ISTQB
3 129 (24.95%) ISEB
4 55 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 50 (9.67%) Security Cleared
6 38 (7.35%) DV Cleared
7 33 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (2.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.97%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.97%) PMP
10 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.58%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.58%) PhD
11 3 (0.58%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.39%) MCP
12 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.19%) HNC
13 1 (0.19%) HND
13 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (39.07%) QA
2 7 (1.35%) PMO
3 6 (1.16%) GAMP
4 3 (0.58%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) DICOM
System Software
1 35 (6.77%) Virtual Machines
2 30 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.35%) Docker
4 4 (0.77%) Firmware
4 4 (0.77%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.19%) ACF2
6 1 (0.19%) RACF
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (5.42%) Ansible
3 2 (0.39%) Puppet
4 1 (0.19%) Oozie
4 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 135 (26.11%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.28%) HP
3 30 (5.80%) VMware
4 21 (4.06%) Red Hat
5 13 (2.51%) Oracle
6 11 (2.13%) Apple
6 11 (2.13%) Facebook
7 10 (1.93%) Google
8 9 (1.74%) SAP
9 8 (1.55%) TOWER Software
10 7 (1.35%) Informatica
11 6 (1.16%) Cognos
11 6 (1.16%) Jaspersoft
11 6 (1.16%) Talend
12 5 (0.97%) CA
12 5 (0.97%) CA Agile Central
13 4 (0.77%) Citrix
14 2 (0.39%) IBM
14 2 (0.39%) Telerik
15 1 (0.19%) Seapine
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Training
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + + excellent bens and poss 25% bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Premier Media
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Training
Posted: 15 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Southampton
aap3
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
GM Financial
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Surrey
A.C. Nielsen
Posted: 18 days ago