Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 194 216
Rank change year-on-year -23 +22 -36
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 463 605 658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.50% 1.72% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.97% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 464 523 597
South East median annual salary £36,625 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.44% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,025 £55,000 £56,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

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 26921 30674 37032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.45% 87.40% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 22140 25444 30626
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +4 190 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Hampshire +18 128 £32,750 -7.75% 4
Berkshire +44 105 £43,000 -4.44% 5
Surrey -9 86 £35,500 -11.25% 1
Oxfordshire +12 61 £35,000 +22.81% 1
Buckinghamshire -37 28 £37,500 - 3
Kent -25 23 £32,000 -24.71%
East Sussex -42 20 £35,000 -11.56% 1
West Sussex -19 11 £31,000 -28.74%
Isle of Wight +3 5 £24,000 +17.07%
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 292 (63.07%) Test Automation
2 216 (46.65%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (36.29%) QA
4 164 (35.42%) Selenium
5 147 (31.75%) Degree
6 126 (27.21%) C#
7 120 (25.92%) SQL
8 119 (25.70%) Manual Testing
9 109 (23.54%) Windows
10 104 (22.46%) Scrum
11 96 (20.73%) ISEB
12 94 (20.30%) ISTQB
13 93 (20.09%) Test Scripting
14 92 (19.87%) Java
15 89 (19.22%) SDLC
16 84 (18.14%) Regression Testing
17 80 (17.28%) Test Strategy
18 78 (16.85%) JIRA
19 72 (15.55%) Performance Testing
19 72 (15.55%) Microsoft
20 68 (14.69%) WebDriver
21 66 (14.25%) Linux
21 66 (14.25%) Finance
22 65 (14.04%) Software Engineering
22 65 (14.04%) C
23 57 (12.31%) Python
24 55 (11.88%) TDD
25 54 (11.66%) BDD
25 54 (11.66%) Functional Testing
26 53 (11.45%) SQL Server

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 28 (6.05%) Confluence
2 8 (1.73%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.08%) Apache
3 5 (1.08%) nginx
4 3 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.22%) Mongoose
Applications
1 24 (5.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.94%) SaaS
2 5 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.65%) GitHub
3 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.65%) Tricentis Tosca
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.94%) VoIP
2 7 (1.51%) HTTP
3 5 (1.08%) Internet
4 3 (0.65%) Extranet
4 3 (0.65%) MQTT
5 2 (0.43%) LAN
5 2 (0.43%) SSL
5 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.43%) WAN
5 2 (0.43%) Wireless
6 1 (0.22%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.99%) Relational Database
3 23 (4.97%) MySQL
4 8 (1.73%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.86%) SQLite
7 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.22%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 164 (35.42%) Selenium
2 78 (16.85%) JIRA
3 68 (14.69%) WebDriver
4 38 (8.21%) HP UFT
5 35 (7.56%) SoapUI
6 30 (6.48%) SpecFlow
7 27 (5.83%) Jenkins
8 26 (5.62%) Cucumber
9 24 (5.18%) Git (software)
10 23 (4.97%) Bugzilla
11 22 (4.75%) JMeter
12 21 (4.54%) Trac
13 20 (4.32%) Visual Studio
14 17 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (3.24%) JUnit
15 15 (3.24%) LoadRunner
16 10 (2.16%) TestNG
17 9 (1.94%) Subversion
18 8 (1.73%) Eclipse
18 8 (1.73%) InstallShield
General
1 66 (14.25%) Finance
2 21 (4.54%) Back Office
2 21 (4.54%) Retail
2 21 (4.54%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.81%) Electronics
4 10 (2.16%) Aerospace
5 8 (1.73%) Automotive
5 8 (1.73%) Games
6 7 (1.51%) Banking
7 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.65%) Marketing
7 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.22%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 139 (30.02%) Tester
2 106 (22.89%) Analyst
3 93 (20.09%) Test Engineer
4 92 (19.87%) Software Tester
5 81 (17.49%) Test Analyst
6 52 (11.23%) Software Test Engineer
7 50 (10.80%) Automation Tester
8 39 (8.42%) QA Engineer
9 37 (7.99%) Junior
10 36 (7.78%) Test Automation Engineer
11 33 (7.13%) QA Analyst
12 27 (5.83%) Senior Tester
13 25 (5.40%) Developer
14 24 (5.18%) QA Test Analyst
15 23 (4.97%) Graduate
15 23 (4.97%) QA Test Engineer
16 21 (4.54%) Team Leader
17 18 (3.89%) Automation Test Analyst
18 17 (3.67%) QA Tester
18 17 (3.67%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (9.94%) .NET
2 44 (9.50%) HTML
3 38 (8.21%) CSS
4 27 (5.83%) XML
5 22 (4.75%) Web Services
6 14 (3.02%) Ajax
6 14 (3.02%) jQuery
7 13 (2.81%) AngularJS
7 13 (2.81%) Gherkin
8 12 (2.59%) ASP.NET
8 12 (2.59%) Middleware
9 11 (2.38%) SOAP
10 9 (1.94%) REST
10 9 (1.94%) RESTful
11 8 (1.73%) JSON
11 8 (1.73%) STL
12 7 (1.51%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.30%) Velocity
14 5 (1.08%) OpenGL
14 5 (1.08%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.15%) Computer Science
2 34 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.97%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.30%) Derivative
4 6 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.08%) 3D Graphics
5 5 (1.08%) iPad
6 4 (0.86%) Data Centre
6 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.86%) Life Science
6 4 (0.86%) Replication
6 4 (0.86%) User Experience
7 3 (0.65%) Animation
7 3 (0.65%) Internet of Things
7 3 (0.65%) LIMS
7 3 (0.65%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (0.65%) NHS
8 2 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.43%) PDA
9 1 (0.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 109 (23.54%) Windows
2 66 (14.25%) Linux
3 20 (4.32%) Apple iOS
4 19 (4.10%) Android
5 18 (3.89%) Windows Server
6 17 (3.67%) Unix
7 14 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.73%) Solaris
9 7 (1.51%) VxWorks
10 6 (1.30%) CentOS
10 6 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.65%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (63.07%) Test Automation
2 216 (46.65%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (25.70%) Manual Testing
4 104 (22.46%) Scrum
5 93 (20.09%) Test Scripting
6 89 (19.22%) SDLC
7 84 (18.14%) Regression Testing
8 80 (17.28%) Test Strategy
9 72 (15.55%) Performance Testing
10 65 (14.04%) Software Engineering
11 55 (11.88%) TDD
12 54 (11.66%) BDD
12 54 (11.66%) Functional Testing
13 46 (9.94%) Unit Testing
14 43 (9.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 41 (8.86%) System Testing
16 38 (8.21%) Non-Functional Testing
17 37 (7.99%) Test Management
18 33 (7.13%) Validation
19 32 (6.91%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 126 (27.21%) C#
2 120 (25.92%) SQL
3 92 (19.87%) Java
4 65 (14.04%) C
5 57 (12.31%) Python
6 52 (11.23%) C++
7 34 (7.34%) JavaScript
8 31 (6.70%) T-SQL
9 17 (3.67%) Ruby
10 15 (3.24%) Perl
10 15 (3.24%) PHP
11 14 (3.02%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.81%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.59%) Bash Shell
14 11 (2.38%) VB
15 8 (1.73%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.30%) VBScript
17 3 (0.65%) GLSL
17 3 (0.65%) VB6
18 1 (0.22%) ES6
Qualifications
1 147 (31.75%) Degree
2 96 (20.73%) ISEB
3 94 (20.30%) ISTQB
4 45 (9.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (6.26%) Security Cleared
6 21 (4.54%) DV Cleared
7 18 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (2.38%) SC Cleared
9 7 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.30%) CCNA
10 6 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.30%) MCSE
10 6 (1.30%) RHCE
10 6 (1.30%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.65%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.43%) HNC
12 2 (0.43%) HND
12 2 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (36.29%) QA
2 4 (0.86%) PMO
2 4 (0.86%) SLA
3 2 (0.43%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.22%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.22%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) MISRA
4 1 (0.22%) MISRA C
System Software
1 23 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.94%) Firmware
4 7 (1.51%) Docker
5 4 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 23 (4.97%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.51%) Ansible
3 6 (1.30%) Puppet
4 1 (0.22%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 72 (15.55%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.13%) HP
3 23 (4.97%) VMware
4 20 (4.32%) Oracle
5 14 (3.02%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.51%) TOWER Software
7 6 (1.30%) SAP
8 4 (0.86%) hybris
9 3 (0.65%) Apple
9 3 (0.65%) Capita
9 3 (0.65%) EMC
9 3 (0.65%) Facebook
9 3 (0.65%) ForgeRock
9 3 (0.65%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.43%) Telerik
11 1 (0.22%) IBM