Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
England > South East
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 403 386 395
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9 -82
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 150 180 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.57% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.66% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 109 164 199
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £30,900
90th Percentile £66,500 £63,375 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 27,412 27,318 35,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.65% 87.21% 87.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22,663 22,339 30,269
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 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 +26 83 £45,000 +2.27% 7
Berkshire +28 52 £44,250 -19.55% 5
Surrey +16 27 £57,500 - 3
Buckinghamshire -1 21 £53,750 +34.38% 2
Hampshire -30 19 £42,000 -20.00% 4
Oxfordshire -12 11 £37,500 +7.14%
East Sussex -24 8 £60,000 +40.35%
Kent -2 7 £33,750 -28.95% 3
West Sussex -6 7 £35,000 -25.53% 2
Middlesex - 1 £80,000 -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT jobs citing Test Management 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 Test Management.

1 111 (74.00%) Test Automation
2 101 (67.33%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (54.67%) Test Strategy
4 59 (39.33%) ISTQB
5 54 (36.00%) Test Scripting
6 53 (35.33%) SQL
7 50 (33.33%) JIRA
8 44 (29.33%) QA
9 39 (26.00%) SoapUI
9 39 (26.00%) Analytical Skills
10 37 (24.67%) Manual Testing
11 35 (23.33%) Software Testing
12 33 (22.00%) Selenium
13 31 (20.67%) Degree
13 31 (20.67%) Finance
13 31 (20.67%) ISEB
14 30 (20.00%) WebDriver
15 28 (18.67%) Java
15 28 (18.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 26 (17.33%) Waterfall
17 25 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
17 25 (16.67%) XML
17 25 (16.67%) Linux
18 24 (16.00%) Regression Testing
18 24 (16.00%) JMeter
18 24 (16.00%) Open Source
18 24 (16.00%) Business Analysis
19 23 (15.33%) Defect Management
20 22 (14.67%) Cucumber
20 22 (14.67%) Microsoft

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 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (10.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.67%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (2.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (2.00%) SAP EHS
3 3 (2.00%) SAP PLM
3 3 (2.00%) SAP VC
4 2 (1.33%) SAP HCM
4 2 (1.33%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.67%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.67%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.00%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.33%) Slack
4 1 (0.67%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.67%) GitHub
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.33%) HTTP
1 2 (1.33%) SMS
1 2 (1.33%) SSL
2 1 (0.67%) DHCP
2 1 (0.67%) Extranet
2 1 (0.67%) Internet
2 1 (0.67%) LAN
2 1 (0.67%) SMTP
2 1 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.00%) Data Mining
2 7 (4.67%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.67%) GIS
4 4 (2.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.67%) DB2
5 1 (0.67%) Informix
5 1 (0.67%) MySQL
5 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (33.33%) JIRA
2 39 (26.00%) SoapUI
3 33 (22.00%) Selenium
4 30 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 24 (16.00%) JMeter
6 22 (14.67%) Cucumber
7 16 (10.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (8.00%) TestRail
9 10 (6.67%) Git (software)
9 10 (6.67%) HP UFT
10 9 (6.00%) LoadRunner
10 9 (6.00%) Subversion
11 8 (5.33%) Jenkins
12 7 (4.67%) Eclipse
12 7 (4.67%) Maven
13 6 (4.00%) Protractor
14 4 (2.67%) Gatling
14 4 (2.67%) IntelliJ
14 4 (2.67%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (2.67%) TestNG
General
1 31 (20.67%) Finance
2 18 (12.00%) Digital Economy
3 17 (11.33%) Automotive
4 10 (6.67%) Banking
5 5 (3.33%) General Ledger
5 5 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.67%) Retail
7 3 (2.00%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.33%) Games
9 1 (0.67%) Back Office
9 1 (0.67%) Billing
9 1 (0.67%) Military
9 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (38.67%) Analyst
2 40 (26.67%) Tester
3 35 (23.33%) Test Analyst
4 30 (20.00%) Test Manager
5 19 (12.67%) Business Analyst
6 16 (10.67%) CRM Analyst
6 16 (10.67%) CRM Business Analyst
6 16 (10.67%) Software Tester
7 15 (10.00%) QA Analyst
8 12 (8.00%) QA Leader
8 12 (8.00%) QA Test Analyst
9 9 (6.00%) Automation Tester
9 9 (6.00%) Test Engineer
10 8 (5.33%) Test Leader
10 8 (5.33%) Web Automation Tester
10 8 (5.33%) Web Tester
11 7 (4.67%) Testing Manager
12 5 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (3.33%) QA Test Manager
12 5 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.67%) XML
2 16 (10.67%) HTML
3 14 (9.33%) XML Messaging
4 7 (4.67%) SOAP
5 5 (3.33%) .NET
5 5 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.33%) Web Services
6 3 (2.00%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.33%) CSS
8 1 (0.67%) CGI
8 1 (0.67%) CSS3
8 1 (0.67%) EDI
8 1 (0.67%) HTML5
8 1 (0.67%) JSON
8 1 (0.67%) Node.js
8 1 (0.67%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.67%) SGML
8 1 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.67%) VRML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (26.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.00%) Client/Server
2 18 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.67%) W3C
5 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.00%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.00%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.00%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.00%) User Experience
6 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.67%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.67%) Linux
2 18 (12.00%) Windows
3 15 (10.00%) Unix
4 5 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (74.00%) Test Automation
2 101 (67.33%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (54.67%) Test Strategy
4 54 (36.00%) Test Scripting
5 37 (24.67%) Manual Testing
6 35 (23.33%) Software Testing
7 26 (17.33%) Waterfall
8 25 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (16.00%) Business Analysis
9 24 (16.00%) Open Source
9 24 (16.00%) Regression Testing
10 23 (15.33%) Defect Management
11 21 (14.00%) Functional Testing
12 20 (13.33%) User Stories
13 19 (12.67%) Acceptance Criteria
13 19 (12.67%) Risk Management
13 19 (12.67%) UML
14 18 (12.00%) Cyber Resilience
14 18 (12.00%) Use Case
15 17 (11.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (35.33%) SQL
2 28 (18.67%) Java
3 15 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 14 (9.33%) Ruby
5 13 (8.67%) Python
6 11 (7.33%) C#
7 9 (6.00%) C++
8 8 (5.33%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.67%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.00%) ABAP
10 3 (2.00%) VBScript
11 2 (1.33%) PHP
11 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.33%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.67%) C
12 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.67%) Scala
12 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 59 (39.33%) ISTQB
2 31 (20.67%) Degree
2 31 (20.67%) ISEB
3 28 (18.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (9.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 14 (9.33%) SC Cleared
5 14 (9.33%) Security Cleared
6 12 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.00%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.67%) CCA
8 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (29.33%) QA
2 4 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.67%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (6.00%) Hyper-V
1 9 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.67%) Docker
3 2 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (9.33%) HP ALM
3 4 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (14.67%) HP
1 22 (14.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.33%) SAP
3 10 (6.67%) White Clarke
4 9 (6.00%) Cadence
4 9 (6.00%) Oracle
4 9 (6.00%) Sophos
5 4 (2.67%) Ariba
5 4 (2.67%) Concur
5 4 (2.67%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.33%) VMware
7 1 (0.67%) IBM
7 1 (0.67%) Sybase