Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 385 358 362
Rank change year-on-year -27 +4 -64
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 171 243 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.56% 0.69% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.79% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 138 215 283
South East median annual salary £41,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.89% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,500 £31,550 £31,250
90th Percentile £64,200 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -4.26%

Test Management 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%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in the South East

Test Management
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Management in the South East.

Salary trend for Test Management in the South East

Test Management
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Management in the South East

Test Management
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 Test Management 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 +6 90 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Berkshire +49 69 £37,500 -26.83% 1
Surrey +25 40 £57,500 +21.05% 2
Hampshire -12 17 £30,500 -28.24% 2
Buckinghamshire -15 14 £51,250 +13.89%
Kent -8 12 £31,000 -27.06% 1
East Sussex -3 10 £60,000 +100.00%
Oxfordshire -2 7 £38,750 -3.13% 1
West Sussex -11 2 £37,750 -19.68% 2
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Management 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 Test Management.

1 131 (76.61%) Test Automation
2 101 (59.06%) Test Strategy
3 100 (58.48%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (42.69%) Test Scripting
5 72 (42.11%) ISTQB
6 62 (36.26%) Java
7 53 (30.99%) Degree
8 52 (30.41%) Manual Testing
9 50 (29.24%) JIRA
9 50 (29.24%) WebDriver
10 49 (28.65%) Analytical Skills
11 47 (27.49%) Selenium
12 46 (26.90%) QA
13 44 (25.73%) JMeter
13 44 (25.73%) SoapUI
14 43 (25.15%) Functional Testing
14 43 (25.15%) HP
14 43 (25.15%) HP Quality Center
15 41 (23.98%) Computer Science
15 41 (23.98%) Performance Testing
16 40 (23.39%) Regression Testing
17 39 (22.81%) Computer Science Degree
18 37 (21.64%) HP UFT
18 37 (21.64%) Software Testing
19 35 (20.47%) LoadRunner
20 34 (19.88%) SQL
21 32 (18.71%) Linux
21 32 (18.71%) Open Source
21 32 (18.71%) Mentoring
22 31 (18.13%) C#

Test Management
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 3 (1.75%) Confluence
2 2 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (8.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (8.19%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (5.26%) SAP ERP
4 6 (3.51%) SAP PLM
4 6 (3.51%) SAP VC
5 4 (2.34%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (2.34%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (2.34%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (2.34%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (2.34%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (2.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (2.34%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (1.17%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.17%) SAP FI
6 2 (1.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.58%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.58%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.58%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.92%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.58%) Extranet
2 1 (0.58%) GPRS
2 1 (0.58%) GSM
2 1 (0.58%) HTTP
2 1 (0.58%) LTE
2 1 (0.58%) PBX
2 1 (0.58%) Skype
2 1 (0.58%) SSL
2 1 (0.58%) UMTS
2 1 (0.58%) VoLTE
2 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.26%) SQLPlus
2 8 (4.68%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.92%) GIS
5 4 (2.34%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.17%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.58%) DB2
7 1 (0.58%) Informix
7 1 (0.58%) MySQL
7 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (29.24%) JIRA
1 50 (29.24%) WebDriver
2 47 (27.49%) Selenium
3 44 (25.73%) JMeter
3 44 (25.73%) SoapUI
4 37 (21.64%) HP UFT
5 35 (20.47%) LoadRunner
6 20 (11.70%) JUnit
7 19 (11.11%) TestNG
8 14 (8.19%) Git (software)
9 12 (7.02%) eggPlant
9 12 (7.02%) Jenkins
10 10 (5.85%) Cucumber
11 9 (5.26%) Eclipse
11 9 (5.26%) LoadUI
11 9 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (5.26%) Toad
12 7 (4.09%) Gatling
12 7 (4.09%) IntelliJ
12 7 (4.09%) Subversion
General
1 28 (16.37%) Digital Economy
2 18 (10.53%) Finance
3 9 (5.26%) Publishing
4 6 (3.51%) Retail
5 5 (2.92%) Banking
6 4 (2.34%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.75%) Military
8 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.58%) Back Office
9 1 (0.58%) Billing
9 1 (0.58%) Electronics
9 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (32.16%) Analyst
2 53 (30.99%) Tester
3 34 (19.88%) Test Analyst
4 25 (14.62%) Software Tester
5 24 (14.04%) Test Manager
6 16 (9.36%) Business Analyst
6 16 (9.36%) Test Engineer
7 15 (8.77%) CRM Analyst
7 15 (8.77%) CRM Business Analyst
8 14 (8.19%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (6.43%) SAP Analyst
10 9 (5.26%) SAP Test Analyst
10 9 (5.26%) Senior Tester
10 9 (5.26%) Testing Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) Automation Tester
12 7 (4.09%) QA Leader
12 7 (4.09%) QA Manager
13 6 (3.51%) Automation Test Analyst
13 6 (3.51%) Consultant
13 6 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.94%) SOAP
2 16 (9.36%) Web Services
3 6 (3.51%) .NET
4 5 (2.92%) Gherkin
4 5 (2.92%) HTML
5 3 (1.75%) Behat
5 3 (1.75%) XML
6 1 (0.58%) CSS
6 1 (0.58%) Django
6 1 (0.58%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (28.65%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (23.98%) Computer Science
3 26 (15.20%) Client/Server
4 13 (7.60%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.51%) N-Tier
5 6 (3.51%) Smart Meter
5 6 (3.51%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.58%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.58%) Handset
6 1 (0.58%) Social Media
6 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.71%) Linux
2 30 (17.54%) Windows
3 10 (5.85%) Unix
4 4 (2.34%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.17%) Android
6 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (76.61%) Test Automation
2 101 (59.06%) Test Strategy
3 100 (58.48%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (42.69%) Test Scripting
5 52 (30.41%) Manual Testing
6 43 (25.15%) Functional Testing
7 41 (23.98%) Performance Testing
8 40 (23.39%) Regression Testing
9 37 (21.64%) Software Testing
10 32 (18.71%) Mentoring
10 32 (18.71%) Open Source
11 30 (17.54%) Risk Management
12 27 (15.79%) Scrum
13 26 (15.20%) TDD
14 25 (14.62%) BDD
14 25 (14.62%) Issue Tracking
14 25 (14.62%) Scenario Testing
14 25 (14.62%) User Stories
15 24 (14.04%) CRM
16 23 (13.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 62 (36.26%) Java
2 34 (19.88%) SQL
3 31 (18.13%) C#
4 26 (15.20%) Shell Script
5 11 (6.43%) PL/SQL
5 11 (6.43%) Python
6 10 (5.85%) C
7 8 (4.68%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.68%) Perl
8 7 (4.09%) VB
9 6 (3.51%) ABAP
10 5 (2.92%) C++
11 4 (2.34%) Ruby
12 2 (1.17%) VBScript
13 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 72 (42.11%) ISTQB
2 53 (30.99%) Degree
3 39 (22.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (13.45%) ISEB
6 15 (8.77%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.68%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (2.34%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.75%) HND
11 2 (1.17%) HP AIS
11 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.58%) CCNA
12 1 (0.58%) CCNP
12 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.58%) MCP
12 1 (0.58%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (26.90%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (4.09%) Docker
2 4 (2.34%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 43 (25.15%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (25.15%) HP
2 28 (16.37%) SAP
3 22 (12.87%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.09%) Oracle
5 5 (2.92%) Ariba
5 5 (2.92%) Concur
6 4 (2.34%) Cadence
6 4 (2.34%) Hyperion
6 4 (2.34%) Sophos
7 3 (1.75%) VMware
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco
8 1 (0.58%) Infor
8 1 (0.58%) JDA
8 1 (0.58%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.58%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.58%) Sybase