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

Test Management
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 409 373 436
Rank change year-on-year -36 +63 -80
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 144 171 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.66% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 99 132 130
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +12.36% -1.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,125 £30,350
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £60,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 26,846 25,844 32,954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.71% 87.87% 87.96%
Number of salaries quoted 22,338 21,296 27,746
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%

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 June 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 June 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 -1 61 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Berkshire +4 42 £47,500 +9.83% 4
Hampshire -24 30 £42,000 +15.07% 5
Surrey -17 23 £62,500 -3.85% 5
Buckinghamshire -13 15 £42,500 +13.33%
West Sussex +18 13 £50,000 +72.41% 1
East Sussex -27 12 £70,000 +40.00%
Kent +3 8 £51,500 -1.90% 1
Oxfordshire -7 4 £52,500 -8.70%
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 89 (61.81%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (52.78%) Test Automation
3 47 (32.64%) QA
4 45 (31.25%) Finance
5 44 (30.56%) SQL
6 41 (28.47%) Test Strategy
7 39 (27.08%) Selenium
8 37 (25.69%) JIRA
9 36 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 36 (25.00%) ISTQB
10 32 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 29 (20.14%) Automotive
12 28 (19.44%) Cucumber
13 26 (18.06%) Mentoring
14 25 (17.36%) Scrum
15 24 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (15.97%) SoapUI
16 23 (15.97%) ISEB
16 23 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (15.28%) SAP
18 21 (14.58%) Self-Motivation
19 20 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 20 (13.89%) HP
19 20 (13.89%) BDD
19 20 (13.89%) Waterfall
20 19 (13.19%) Security Cleared
20 19 (13.19%) XML
20 19 (13.19%) Migration
21 18 (12.50%) Java
21 18 (12.50%) Defect Management

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 4 (2.78%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.64%) SAP EHS
1 11 (7.64%) SAP PLM
1 11 (7.64%) SAP VC
2 4 (2.78%) SAP HCM
3 3 (2.08%) SAP CO
3 3 (2.08%) SAP FI
3 3 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.39%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.39%) SAP PP
4 2 (1.39%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.69%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.86%) GitHub
3 5 (3.47%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (2.78%) Slack
5 2 (1.39%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (1.39%) G Suite
5 2 (1.39%) Office 365
5 2 (1.39%) SaaS
6 1 (0.69%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) SMS
2 1 (0.69%) DHCP
2 1 (0.69%) LAN
2 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.39%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (27.08%) Selenium
2 37 (25.69%) JIRA
3 28 (19.44%) Cucumber
4 23 (15.97%) SoapUI
5 15 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (9.72%) Jenkins
7 12 (8.33%) WebDriver
8 10 (6.94%) JMeter
9 7 (4.86%) Git (software)
9 7 (4.86%) Protractor
10 6 (4.17%) JUnit
11 5 (3.47%) Subversion
11 5 (3.47%) TestRail
12 4 (2.78%) gulp
12 4 (2.78%) HP UFT
12 4 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (2.08%) Maven
14 2 (1.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 2 (1.39%) LoadRunner
14 2 (1.39%) SilkTest
General
1 45 (31.25%) Finance
2 29 (20.14%) Automotive
3 13 (9.03%) Manufacturing
4 12 (8.33%) Banking
5 11 (7.64%) Aerospace
6 7 (4.86%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.08%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.08%) Retail
8 2 (1.39%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.69%) Electronics
9 1 (0.69%) Games
9 1 (0.69%) Law
9 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (27.08%) Analyst
2 36 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 32 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 19 (13.19%) Consultant
5 18 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
6 15 (10.42%) QA Engineer
7 13 (9.03%) Test Leader
8 12 (8.33%) QA Analyst
9 11 (7.64%) SAP PLM Consultant
10 10 (6.94%) Tester
11 9 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
11 9 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
11 9 (6.25%) Test Engineer
12 8 (5.56%) QA Leader
13 6 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
14 5 (3.47%) Agile Test Manager
14 5 (3.47%) Automation Tester
14 5 (3.47%) Senior Test Manager
14 5 (3.47%) Software Analyst
14 5 (3.47%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.19%) XML
2 10 (6.94%) HTML
3 9 (6.25%) XML Messaging
4 7 (4.86%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.78%) Gherkin
5 4 (2.78%) Kafka
5 4 (2.78%) Node.js
5 4 (2.78%) SOAP
5 4 (2.78%) Web Services
5 4 (2.78%) WireMock
6 3 (2.08%) .NET
6 3 (2.08%) SAP PI
7 2 (1.39%) Behat
8 1 (0.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (14.58%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.47%) W3C
4 4 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.39%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.39%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.39%) User Experience
6 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.69%) Robotics
7 1 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.94%) Linux
1 10 (6.94%) Unix
2 6 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (0.69%) Android
3 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.69%) Solaris
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (61.81%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (52.78%) Test Automation
3 41 (28.47%) Test Strategy
4 36 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 32 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 26 (18.06%) Mentoring
7 25 (17.36%) Scrum
8 24 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (13.89%) BDD
9 20 (13.89%) Waterfall
10 19 (13.19%) Migration
11 18 (12.50%) Defect Management
12 17 (11.81%) Business Analysis
12 17 (11.81%) Change Management
13 16 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (11.11%) TDD
14 15 (10.42%) Compliance Management
14 15 (10.42%) GAP Analysis
14 15 (10.42%) Non-Functional Testing
15 14 (9.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.56%) SQL
2 18 (12.50%) Java
3 15 (10.42%) Ruby
4 11 (7.64%) ABAP
5 9 (6.25%) Python
6 8 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.17%) C#
8 2 (1.39%) C
8 2 (1.39%) C++
8 2 (1.39%) Perl
8 2 (1.39%) PHP
8 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 23 (15.97%) ISEB
3 20 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (13.19%) Security Cleared
5 16 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.64%) Degree
7 10 (6.94%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (2.08%) CCA
9 3 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (32.64%) QA
2 5 (3.47%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) Docker
3 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (9.03%) HP ALM
3 4 (2.78%) Ansible
3 4 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (15.28%) SAP
2 20 (13.89%) HP
3 9 (6.25%) Oracle
4 6 (4.17%) White Clarke
5 5 (3.47%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.47%) VMware
6 3 (2.08%) Google
6 3 (2.08%) Remedy
7 2 (1.39%) Cadence
7 2 (1.39%) Sophos
8 1 (0.69%) Apple
8 1 (0.69%) IBM
8 1 (0.69%) Unisys