Software Testing Jobs in the South East

Software Testing
England > South East

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 26 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 137 97 47
Rank change year-on-year -40 -50 +49
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 336 452 1,210
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.95% 3.19% 5.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 3.37% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 245 288 541
10th Percentile £34,500 £34,324 £30,000
25th Percentile £39,500 £37,438 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.73% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £71,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £83,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £51,020 £55,001 £55,000
% change year-on-year -7.24% +0.00% +4.76%

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,434 13,394 19,197
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 83.67% 94.49% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9,994 7,821 11,800
10th Percentile £27,750 £30,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,750 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Software Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 26 May 2024.

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 26 May 2024. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -26 145 £51,020 +2.04% 42
Berkshire +2 113 £61,250 -5.77% 21
Hampshire -52 79 £45,000 -18.18% 22
Surrey -9 50 £46,500 -28.46% 12
Kent +19 30 £55,000 - 3
Oxfordshire -24 16 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Buckinghamshire -35 16 £49,000 -2.00% 16
West Sussex +14 12 £56,000 -6.67% 8
Middlesex -9 8 £42,750 -44.84%
Sussex - 6 £56,000 - 1
Isle of Wight +3 5 £25,000 -
East Sussex -4 1 £50,000 -28.57% 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (3.27%) Apache
2 6 (1.79%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.49%) WinCC
4 4 (1.19%) TWiki
5 3 (0.89%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.89%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.60%) Confluence
6 2 (0.60%) JBoss
6 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Exchange
7 1 (0.30%) Moodle
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.30%) Totara
Applications
1 29 (8.63%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (6.55%) Simulink
2 22 (6.55%) Stateflow
3 12 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (2.08%) CANalyzer
5 4 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.60%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 7 (2.08%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (16.07%) Azure
2 30 (8.93%) AWS
3 29 (8.63%) SaaS
4 26 (7.74%) Azure DevOps
5 22 (6.55%) GitHub
6 15 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (2.08%) IaaS
8 6 (1.79%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (0.89%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.60%) Entra ID
10 2 (0.60%) Figma
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.30%) AWS Step Functions
11 1 (0.30%) GCP
11 1 (0.30%) Serverless
11 1 (0.30%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.46%) Firewall
2 11 (3.27%) J1939
3 9 (2.68%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.38%) LAN
5 7 (2.08%) Network Security
6 6 (1.79%) Ethernet
7 5 (1.49%) RS-232
7 5 (1.49%) RS-485
8 4 (1.19%) 4G
8 4 (1.19%) Wireless
8 4 (1.19%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.60%) Profibus
10 1 (0.30%) GPRS
10 1 (0.30%) MQTT
10 1 (0.30%) RTP
10 1 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.87%) OLTP
3 5 (1.49%) Big Data
3 5 (1.49%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.89%) Power BI
4 3 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.60%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (16.07%) JIRA
2 47 (13.99%) Selenium
3 39 (11.61%) Jenkins
4 23 (6.85%) GitLab
5 21 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 18 (5.36%) ClearCase
6 18 (5.36%) Plastic SCM
7 17 (5.06%) Cucumber
8 14 (4.17%) ClearQuest
8 14 (4.17%) Cypress.io
8 14 (4.17%) eggPlant
8 14 (4.17%) Robot Framework
9 13 (3.87%) JUnit
10 10 (2.98%) JMeter
11 9 (2.68%) Git
11 9 (2.68%) Postman
11 9 (2.68%) TestNG
12 8 (2.38%) REST Assured
12 8 (2.38%) WebDriver
13 6 (1.79%) Hudson
General
1 70 (20.83%) Social Skills
2 45 (13.39%) Organisational Skills
3 39 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (7.14%) Aerospace
5 23 (6.85%) Electronics
6 18 (5.36%) Automotive
7 14 (4.17%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.38%) Finance
8 8 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.79%) Marketing
10 5 (1.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 5 (1.49%) Retail
10 5 (1.49%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.19%) Aviation
12 2 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.60%) Health Technology
12 2 (0.60%) Police
12 2 (0.60%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 59 (17.56%) Software Engineer
2 48 (14.29%) Senior
3 42 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 37 (11.01%) Analyst
5 33 (9.82%) Developer
6 30 (8.93%) Tester
7 26 (7.74%) Consultant
8 25 (7.44%) Senior Software Engineer
8 25 (7.44%) Test Analyst
9 22 (6.55%) Architect
9 22 (6.55%) Lead
9 22 (6.55%) Software Architect
10 17 (5.06%) Software Test Engineer
11 14 (4.17%) Automation Tester
11 14 (4.17%) QA Analyst
11 14 (4.17%) Software Tester
12 13 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (3.87%) ERP Consultant
12 13 (3.87%) ERP Implementation Consultant
12 13 (3.87%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.52%) XML
2 30 (8.93%) HTML
3 19 (5.65%) .NET
3 19 (5.65%) SOAP
4 15 (4.46%) Web Services
5 10 (2.98%) REST
6 9 (2.68%) WireMock
7 8 (2.38%) Playwright
8 7 (2.08%) Apache Commons
8 7 (2.08%) Guava
8 7 (2.08%) Java Concurrency
9 6 (1.79%) JSON
9 6 (1.79%) OpenMP
9 6 (1.79%) React
9 6 (1.79%) WPF
10 5 (1.49%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.49%) Node.js
11 4 (1.19%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.19%) WebSockets
11 4 (1.19%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.31%) Algorithms
2 21 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (4.17%) Product Ownership
5 13 (3.87%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (3.27%) Life Science
8 9 (2.68%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (2.08%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.08%) Legacy Systems
11 6 (1.79%) CUDA
11 6 (1.79%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.79%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.49%) EPoS
12 5 (1.49%) SCADA
13 4 (1.19%) Device Driver
13 4 (1.19%) FPGA
13 4 (1.19%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 67 (19.94%) Linux
2 45 (13.39%) Windows
3 21 (6.25%) Unix
4 9 (2.68%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.38%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.60%) CentOS
6 2 (0.60%) Debian
6 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (39.29%) Agile
2 108 (32.14%) Test Automation
3 100 (29.76%) Problem-Solving
4 78 (23.21%) Software Engineering
5 72 (21.43%) Computer Science
6 65 (19.35%) DevOps
7 54 (16.07%) CI/CD
8 46 (13.69%) Physics
9 38 (11.31%) Mathematics
10 37 (11.01%) Containerisation
11 36 (10.71%) SDET
12 32 (9.52%) Configuration Management
12 32 (9.52%) Test Strategy
13 30 (8.93%) Collaborative Working
13 30 (8.93%) Customer Service
14 27 (8.04%) Open Source
15 25 (7.44%) SDLC
15 25 (7.44%) Test Scripting
16 24 (7.14%) Time Management
16 24 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 105 (31.25%) Python
2 67 (19.94%) SQL
3 65 (19.35%) C
4 58 (17.26%) C#
5 45 (13.39%) C++
6 43 (12.80%) Bash
7 38 (11.31%) JavaScript
8 36 (10.71%) Fortran
9 31 (9.23%) Embedded C
10 28 (8.33%) Java
11 23 (6.85%) MATLAB
12 17 (5.06%) Perl
13 15 (4.46%) PL/SQL
14 11 (3.27%) Groovy
15 8 (2.38%) TypeScript
16 7 (2.08%) Go
17 6 (1.79%) Ruby
18 4 (1.19%) Embedded C++
18 4 (1.19%) PHP
19 3 (0.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 131 (38.99%) Degree
2 83 (24.70%) Security Cleared
3 36 (10.71%) ISTQB
4 31 (9.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 30 (8.93%) SC Cleared
6 23 (6.85%) Master's Degree
7 20 (5.95%) PhD
8 17 (5.06%) DV Cleared
9 14 (4.17%) ISEB
10 11 (3.27%) HND
11 8 (2.38%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.89%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.60%) CBAP
13 2 (0.60%) IIBA
14 1 (0.30%) CCNA
14 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (22.32%) QA
2 18 (5.36%) MISRA
3 12 (3.57%) ISO 26262
4 11 (3.27%) Automotive SPICE
4 11 (3.27%) AUTOSAR
5 7 (2.08%) SLA
6 5 (1.49%) GDPR
7 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.60%) Software Quality Assurance
8 1 (0.30%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.30%) JTAG
8 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (8.93%) Docker
2 23 (6.85%) Firmware
3 12 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.30%) Embedded Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (11.01%) Kubernetes
2 14 (4.17%) Terraform
3 8 (2.38%) SCCM
4 5 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.19%) Ansible
6 3 (0.89%) Grafana
6 3 (0.89%) Wonderware InTouch
7 2 (0.60%) Functional Safety
7 2 (0.60%) Kibana
7 2 (0.60%) Kustomize
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.30%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (20.54%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.04%) Oracle
3 18 (5.36%) IBM
3 18 (5.36%) Lauterbach
4 13 (3.87%) HP
4 13 (3.87%) ServiceNow
5 9 (2.68%) SAP
6 8 (2.38%) Sage
7 7 (2.08%) Salesforce
8 6 (1.79%) Epicor
9 5 (1.49%) AVEVA
9 5 (1.49%) Rockwell
9 5 (1.49%) Siemens
10 4 (1.19%) Facebook
10 4 (1.19%) Instagram
11 3 (0.89%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.89%) Databricks
11 3 (0.89%) Google
11 3 (0.89%) Wonderware
12 2 (0.60%) WatchGuard