Period
to 26 May 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South East
6 months to
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 208 181
Rank change year-on-year +30 -27 +33
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 466 469 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.79% 1.53% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.71% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 381 422 472
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.68% +1.43%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +9.09% +2.67%

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 23,765 27,466 25,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.09% 89.72% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19,081 22,741 21,403
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
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 26 May 2019.

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 2019. 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 +22 176 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Thames Valley +27 135 £36,212 +0.59% 4
Berkshire -6 69 £42,000 +12.00%
Surrey +14 55 £35,000 -30.00% 1
West Sussex +7 39 £41,000 +9.33%
Oxfordshire +52 38 £32,500 - 3
East Sussex -3 29 £50,000 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire +31 28 £36,212 +3.46% 1
Kent +29 26 £37,500 -
Isle of Wight - 4 £40,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £36,250 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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.

1 283 (60.73%) Test Automation
2 236 (50.64%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (31.76%) QA
4 135 (28.97%) Selenium
5 124 (26.61%) Scrum
6 119 (25.54%) C#
7 114 (24.46%) SQL
7 114 (24.46%) Test Scripting
8 98 (21.03%) JIRA
9 93 (19.96%) Problem-Solving
10 92 (19.74%) ISTQB
11 91 (19.53%) Degree
12 87 (18.67%) BDD
13 83 (17.81%) Python
14 75 (16.09%) ISEB
15 74 (15.88%) Microsoft
15 74 (15.88%) Regression Testing
16 66 (14.16%) SQL Server
17 64 (13.73%) TDD
17 64 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
18 62 (13.30%) SpecFlow
19 61 (13.09%) Test Strategy
20 58 (12.45%) Manual Testing
20 58 (12.45%) SDLC
20 58 (12.45%) .NET
21 57 (12.23%) Java
22 56 (12.02%) XML
23 55 (11.80%) Linux
23 55 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
24 49 (10.52%) Web Services

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 25 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.36%) Confluence
3 10 (2.15%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.29%) CMS
5 4 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (0.86%) IIS
5 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.64%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.64%) Hyperledger
7 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (4.94%) Office 365
4 16 (3.43%) SaaS
5 13 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (2.36%) Power Platform
7 10 (2.15%) IaaS
7 10 (2.15%) OneDrive
7 10 (2.15%) PaaS
7 10 (2.15%) PowerApps
8 5 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.86%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.43%) NuGet
10 2 (0.43%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.94%) Skype
2 14 (3.00%) LAN
3 13 (2.79%) Internet
3 13 (2.79%) VoIP
4 11 (2.36%) MPLS
5 10 (2.15%) DNS
5 10 (2.15%) SNMP
6 8 (1.72%) Wireless
7 7 (1.50%) ATM
8 4 (0.86%) CTI
8 4 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.64%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.64%) WAN
10 2 (0.43%) GPRS
11 1 (0.21%) FTP
11 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.58%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.36%) Power BI
4 10 (2.15%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.15%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.93%) MySQL
6 7 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.86%) Amazon Athena
7 4 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.86%) Big Data
7 4 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.86%) QualityStage
7 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.64%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 135 (28.97%) Selenium
2 98 (21.03%) JIRA
3 62 (13.30%) SpecFlow
4 40 (8.58%) Git (software)
5 32 (6.87%) WebDriver
6 30 (6.44%) SoapUI
7 24 (5.15%) Cucumber
8 22 (4.72%) Jenkins
9 18 (3.86%) Rational DOORS
9 18 (3.86%) Robot Framework
10 15 (3.22%) HP UFT
10 15 (3.22%) JIRA Agile
11 12 (2.58%) Fiddler
12 11 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (2.15%) Subversion
13 10 (2.15%) Zephyr
14 9 (1.93%) Appium
15 7 (1.50%) Visual Studio Coded UI
16 6 (1.29%) JMeter
16 6 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (6.44%) Finance
2 16 (3.43%) Aerospace
2 16 (3.43%) Pharmaceutical
3 15 (3.22%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.00%) Electronics
5 13 (2.79%) Military
6 11 (2.36%) Retail
7 10 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.50%) Advertising
9 6 (1.29%) Banking
10 5 (1.07%) Marketing
11 3 (0.64%) Back Office
12 2 (0.43%) Games
12 2 (0.43%) Legal
13 1 (0.21%) Automotive
13 1 (0.21%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 141 (30.26%) Test Engineer
2 109 (23.39%) Analyst
3 93 (19.96%) Tester
4 85 (18.24%) Test Analyst
5 72 (15.45%) Software Test Engineer
6 69 (14.81%) Software Tester
7 48 (10.30%) Test Automation Engineer
8 36 (7.73%) Developer
9 31 (6.65%) Test Manager
10 27 (5.79%) Software Analyst
10 27 (5.79%) Software Test Analyst
11 22 (4.72%) Automation Tester
11 22 (4.72%) C# Developer
11 22 (4.72%) Junior
12 21 (4.51%) Automation Test Analyst
13 17 (3.65%) Architect
13 17 (3.65%) QA Engineer
14 16 (3.43%) Senior Test Engineer
15 15 (3.22%) Graduate
15 15 (3.22%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.45%) .NET
2 56 (12.02%) XML
3 49 (10.52%) Web Services
4 18 (3.86%) SOAP
5 16 (3.43%) JSON
6 14 (3.00%) Qt
6 14 (3.00%) Spring
7 13 (2.79%) ATL
7 13 (2.79%) Gherkin
7 13 (2.79%) STL
8 11 (2.36%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.93%) HTML
9 9 (1.93%) Node.js
9 9 (1.93%) REST
10 5 (1.07%) RESTful
11 4 (0.86%) Akka
11 4 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (0.86%) Kafka
11 4 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.22%) Client/Server
3 26 (5.58%) Algorithms
4 24 (5.15%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.00%) Data Structures
5 14 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.93%) Driving Licence
6 9 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.50%) Life Science
8 7 (1.50%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.29%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.07%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.07%) User Experience
11 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.64%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.64%) Fintech
12 3 (0.64%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.43%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.80%) Linux
2 41 (8.80%) Windows
3 20 (4.29%) Android
3 20 (4.29%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.79%) Unix
5 4 (0.86%) Ubuntu
5 4 (0.86%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (60.73%) Test Automation
2 236 (50.64%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (26.61%) Scrum
4 114 (24.46%) Test Scripting
5 93 (19.96%) Problem-Solving
6 87 (18.67%) BDD
7 74 (15.88%) Regression Testing
8 64 (13.73%) TDD
9 61 (13.09%) Test Strategy
10 58 (12.45%) Manual Testing
10 58 (12.45%) SDLC
11 55 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (10.30%) Functional Testing
13 47 (10.09%) Non-Functional Testing
14 44 (9.44%) Mathematics
15 40 (8.58%) Project Management
16 39 (8.37%) Integration Testing
17 36 (7.73%) Performance Testing
17 36 (7.73%) User Stories
18 35 (7.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 119 (25.54%) C#
2 114 (24.46%) SQL
3 83 (17.81%) Python
4 57 (12.23%) Java
5 38 (8.15%) C++
5 38 (8.15%) JavaScript
6 36 (7.73%) C
7 22 (4.72%) PHP
8 17 (3.65%) Ruby
9 14 (3.00%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.79%) VB.NET
11 12 (2.58%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.58%) R
12 10 (2.15%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.50%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.07%) Scala
15 4 (0.86%) XPath
16 3 (0.64%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.64%) Delphi
17 2 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 92 (19.74%) ISTQB
2 91 (19.53%) Degree
3 75 (16.09%) ISEB
4 37 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (5.36%) Security Cleared
6 23 (4.94%) HNC
7 20 (4.29%) SC Cleared
8 14 (3.00%) PhD
9 5 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.86%) APMP
10 4 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.86%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.64%) CCNA
11 3 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.64%) HND
11 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (31.76%) QA
2 13 (2.79%) Def Stans
3 12 (2.58%) ISO 9001
4 10 (2.15%) GDPR
5 2 (0.43%) PMO
6 1 (0.21%) TickIT
System Software
1 13 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.58%) Firmware
3 11 (2.36%) Docker
3 11 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (5.58%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.79%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (2.79%) SCCM
3 7 (1.50%) Ansible
4 4 (0.86%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.86%) Puppet
4 4 (0.86%) Terraform
4 4 (0.86%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.64%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.43%) Netcool
Vendors
1 74 (15.88%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.15%) EMC
3 18 (3.86%) Oracle
4 17 (3.65%) Avaya
5 11 (2.36%) VMware
6 5 (1.07%) IBM
7 4 (0.86%) Cognizant
7 4 (0.86%) HP
7 4 (0.86%) SAP
8 3 (0.64%) Cisco
8 3 (0.64%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.64%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.43%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.43%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.43%) Perforce
9 2 (0.43%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.21%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.21%) Google