Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South East
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 180 230
Rank change year-on-year -24 +50 -29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 487 571 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.54% 1.88% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.15% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 453 498 482
South East median annual salary £39,000 £37,076 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.19% +5.93% -7.89%
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,500 £53,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 28,185 26,617 34,544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.95% 87.82% 88.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23,290 21,921 29,095
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Thames Valley -12 190 £39,000 +8.33% 23
Hampshire -5 155 £36,250 +3.57% 20
Berkshire +51 133 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Surrey -27 59 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Oxfordshire -36 33 £37,500 +25.00% 9
East Sussex -10 32 £37,500 +7.14% 3
West Sussex -24 32 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Buckinghamshire -41 26 £35,000 -9.09% 6
Kent -27 11 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Sussex - 6 £52,500 -
Middlesex - 2 £60,000 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 299 (61.40%) Test Automation
2 265 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (39.63%) QA
4 171 (35.11%) Selenium
5 166 (34.09%) SQL
6 147 (30.18%) Scrum
7 135 (27.72%) C#
8 132 (27.10%) Degree
9 120 (24.64%) ISEB
10 98 (20.12%) Test Scripting
11 95 (19.51%) SDLC
11 95 (19.51%) Java
11 95 (19.51%) TDD
12 92 (18.89%) ISTQB
13 91 (18.69%) BDD
14 81 (16.63%) JIRA
15 77 (15.81%) Manual Testing
15 77 (15.81%) Windows
16 71 (14.58%) Performance Testing
17 70 (14.37%) Microsoft
18 68 (13.96%) Regression Testing
19 63 (12.94%) Finance
20 62 (12.73%) Mentoring
21 60 (12.32%) Python
22 58 (11.91%) WebDriver
23 56 (11.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 56 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
24 54 (11.09%) Exploratory Testing
24 54 (11.09%) SQL Server
25 53 (10.88%) JavaScript

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 (2.67%) Confluence
2 6 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.03%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.62%) DNN
5 2 (0.41%) SAS
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.21%) IIS
6 1 (0.21%) Mongoose
Applications
1 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.93%) SaaS
4 10 (2.05%) GitHub
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.21%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.87%) Wireless
2 6 (1.23%) Internet
3 4 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.62%) HTTP
5 2 (0.41%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.41%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.41%) LAN
5 2 (0.41%) SSL
5 2 (0.41%) WAN
6 1 (0.21%) Extranet
6 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.21%) VLAN
6 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.09%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.46%) MySQL
4 12 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.26%) QlikView
6 9 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.41%) MS Access
10 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 171 (35.11%) Selenium
2 81 (16.63%) JIRA
3 58 (11.91%) WebDriver
4 50 (10.27%) Cucumber
5 41 (8.42%) Jenkins
6 37 (7.60%) SoapUI
7 22 (4.52%) Git (software)
7 22 (4.52%) SpecFlow
8 19 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (3.90%) Visual Studio
9 17 (3.49%) HP UFT
10 15 (3.08%) JMeter
11 14 (2.87%) Eclipse
12 13 (2.67%) PyCharm
13 12 (2.46%) Maven
14 9 (1.85%) Bugzilla
14 9 (1.85%) Protractor
15 8 (1.64%) JUnit
15 8 (1.64%) Subversion
15 8 (1.64%) Zephyr
General
1 63 (12.94%) Finance
2 24 (4.93%) Retail
3 17 (3.49%) Back Office
4 13 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.64%) Banking
7 6 (1.23%) Automotive
8 5 (1.03%) Military
9 4 (0.82%) Games
10 3 (0.62%) Billing
10 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.41%) Electronics
11 2 (0.41%) Law
11 2 (0.41%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 124 (25.46%) Analyst
2 120 (24.64%) Tester
3 99 (20.33%) Test Engineer
4 98 (20.12%) Test Analyst
5 87 (17.86%) Software Tester
6 64 (13.14%) Software Test Engineer
7 48 (9.86%) QA Analyst
8 44 (9.03%) Automation Tester
9 40 (8.21%) QA Test Analyst
10 30 (6.16%) QA Engineer
10 30 (6.16%) QA Tester
10 30 (6.16%) Senior Analyst
10 30 (6.16%) Software Analyst
11 28 (5.75%) Software Test Analyst
12 24 (4.93%) Manual Tester
12 24 (4.93%) Senior Test Analyst
13 19 (3.90%) Applications Support
13 19 (3.90%) QA Test Engineer
13 19 (3.90%) Senior Tester
14 18 (3.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.27%) CSS
2 47 (9.65%) .NET
3 45 (9.24%) HTML
4 36 (7.39%) XML
5 31 (6.37%) AngularJS
6 26 (5.34%) jQuery
7 20 (4.11%) Gherkin
8 18 (3.70%) RESTful
9 17 (3.49%) Ajax
10 14 (2.87%) LAMP
11 13 (2.67%) Middleware
11 13 (2.67%) SOAP
12 11 (2.26%) Web Services
13 10 (2.05%) REST
14 7 (1.44%) Hibernate
14 7 (1.44%) Spring
14 7 (1.44%) TensorFlow
15 6 (1.23%) React
15 6 (1.23%) Vue (Vue.js)
15 6 (1.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.27%) Computer Science
2 21 (4.31%) Mobile App
3 16 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (1.64%) Algorithms
5 7 (1.44%) Life Science
5 7 (1.44%) User Experience
6 6 (1.23%) Taxonomies
7 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.62%) Fintech
8 2 (0.41%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.41%) STB
9 1 (0.21%) Animation
9 1 (0.21%) EPoS
9 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.21%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.21%) Replication
9 1 (0.21%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 77 (15.81%) Windows
2 53 (10.88%) Linux
3 23 (4.72%) Windows Server
4 20 (4.11%) Apple iOS
5 17 (3.49%) Android
6 9 (1.85%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.41%) ThreadX
7 2 (0.41%) Unix
8 1 (0.21%) CentOS
8 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (61.40%) Test Automation
2 265 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (30.18%) Scrum
4 98 (20.12%) Test Scripting
5 95 (19.51%) SDLC
5 95 (19.51%) TDD
6 91 (18.69%) BDD
7 77 (15.81%) Manual Testing
8 71 (14.58%) Performance Testing
9 68 (13.96%) Regression Testing
10 62 (12.73%) Mentoring
11 56 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
12 54 (11.09%) Exploratory Testing
13 52 (10.68%) Test Strategy
14 41 (8.42%) Unit Testing
15 39 (8.01%) System Testing
15 39 (8.01%) Test Planning
16 37 (7.60%) OOP
16 37 (7.60%) Test Management
17 35 (7.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 166 (34.09%) SQL
2 135 (27.72%) C#
3 95 (19.51%) Java
4 60 (12.32%) Python
5 53 (10.88%) JavaScript
6 35 (7.19%) T-SQL
7 25 (5.13%) PHP
8 24 (4.93%) C
9 21 (4.31%) C++
9 21 (4.31%) Ruby
10 8 (1.64%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.64%) Perl
10 8 (1.64%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.44%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.23%) VBA
13 3 (0.62%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.41%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.21%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.21%) Go
15 1 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 132 (27.10%) Degree
2 120 (24.64%) ISEB
3 92 (18.89%) ISTQB
4 56 (11.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (2.67%) ISEB Practitioner
6 11 (2.26%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.44%) PhD
7 7 (1.44%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.82%) SANS
10 2 (0.41%) CCNA
10 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (39.63%) QA
2 8 (1.64%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.23%) Solvency II
4 5 (1.03%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.41%) GAMP
5 2 (0.41%) GMP
5 2 (0.41%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.21%) MISRA
6 1 (0.21%) MISRA C
System Software
1 16 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.46%) Docker
3 8 (1.64%) Firmware
4 5 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.21%) LXC
5 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.82%) Ansible
2 4 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.62%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.21%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.21%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 70 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.16%) Oracle
3 25 (5.13%) VMware
4 22 (4.52%) Capita
5 12 (2.46%) EMC
6 6 (1.23%) HP
7 5 (1.03%) SAP
8 4 (0.82%) TOWER Software
9 3 (0.62%) Google
9 3 (0.62%) Perforce
10 2 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.41%) Unisys
11 1 (0.21%) Red Hat