Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 374 358 373
Rank change year-on-year -16 +15 -23
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 160 194 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.54% 0.67% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.75% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 118 158 180
South East median annual salary £50,750 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.02% -4.44% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,925 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 26,311 25,994 32,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.47% 89.28% 89.05%
Number of salaries quoted 21,739 21,412 26,818
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,100 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.20% - +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -29 53 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Hampshire +10 45 £45,000 +47.54% 2
Berkshire -34 41 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East Sussex -11 30 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Surrey -13 19 £50,000 -23.08% 7
Buckinghamshire +8 12 £42,500 - 2
West Sussex +4 11 £50,000 +72.41% 1
Kent +9 5 £51,500 +66.13%
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 98 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (47.50%) Test Automation
3 64 (40.00%) QA
4 51 (31.88%) ISTQB
5 47 (29.38%) Finance
6 44 (27.50%) Scrum
7 42 (26.25%) JIRA
8 38 (23.75%) Test Strategy
9 36 (22.50%) Software Testing
10 35 (21.88%) Selenium
11 24 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (15.00%) Test Scripting
11 24 (15.00%) Mentoring
12 23 (14.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 23 (14.38%) Banking
13 22 (13.75%) ISEB
14 21 (13.13%) Manual Testing
14 21 (13.13%) BDD
15 20 (12.50%) Cucumber
15 20 (12.50%) HP
15 20 (12.50%) JavaScript
15 20 (12.50%) TDD
16 18 (11.25%) SAP
16 18 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (11.25%) Self-Motivation
17 17 (10.63%) Jenkins
17 17 (10.63%) Python
17 17 (10.63%) C#
17 17 (10.63%) SQL
18 16 (10.00%) Regression Testing

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 13 (8.13%) Confluence
2 4 (2.50%) CMS
3 2 (1.25%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.13%) SAP HCM
2 4 (2.50%) SAP EHS
2 4 (2.50%) SAP PLM
2 4 (2.50%) SAP VC
3 3 (1.88%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.25%) SAP PP
4 2 (1.25%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.63%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.63%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.63%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.75%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (2.50%) GitHub
3 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.25%) G Suite
4 2 (1.25%) Office 365
4 2 (1.25%) SaaS
4 2 (1.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.38%) LAN
1 7 (4.38%) WAN
2 6 (3.75%) 2G
2 6 (3.75%) 3G
2 6 (3.75%) 802.15
2 6 (3.75%) Bluetooth
2 6 (3.75%) DHCP
2 6 (3.75%) DNS
2 6 (3.75%) ICMP
2 6 (3.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (3.75%) Wireless
2 6 (3.75%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.63%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
1 5 (3.13%) SAP BW
1 5 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (26.25%) JIRA
2 35 (21.88%) Selenium
3 20 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 17 (10.63%) Jenkins
5 16 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 14 (8.75%) JMeter
6 14 (8.75%) LoadRunner
7 8 (5.00%) Maven
8 7 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.13%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.13%) Subversion
9 5 (3.13%) Zephyr
10 4 (2.50%) Gatling
10 4 (2.50%) HP UFT
10 4 (2.50%) JUnit
10 4 (2.50%) NeoLoad
11 3 (1.88%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.25%) Hudson
12 2 (1.25%) RSpec
12 2 (1.25%) TestNG
General
1 47 (29.38%) Finance
2 23 (14.38%) Banking
3 13 (8.13%) Automotive
3 13 (8.13%) Retail
4 7 (4.38%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.50%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (33.75%) Test Manager
2 44 (27.50%) Analyst
3 31 (19.38%) Test Analyst
4 27 (16.88%) QA Engineer
4 27 (16.88%) Test Leader
5 23 (14.38%) Senior Manager
5 23 (14.38%) Senior Test Manager
6 20 (12.50%) QA Analyst
7 17 (10.63%) Test Engineer
8 14 (8.75%) Consultant
9 13 (8.13%) SAP Consultant
10 12 (7.50%) QA Test Engineer
11 11 (6.88%) Quality Analyst
12 9 (5.63%) QA Test Analyst
12 9 (5.63%) Senior QA Engineer
13 8 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
13 8 (5.00%) QA Leader
13 8 (5.00%) Software Analyst
13 8 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
14 7 (4.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.13%) Gherkin
2 7 (4.38%) HTML
3 6 (3.75%) 802.1X
3 6 (3.75%) Web Services
4 4 (2.50%) SOAP
5 3 (1.88%) .NET
5 3 (1.88%) XML
6 2 (1.25%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.25%) Behat
6 2 (1.25%) JSON
6 2 (1.25%) Kafka
6 2 (1.25%) Node.js
6 2 (1.25%) REST
6 2 (1.25%) WireMock
7 1 (0.63%) CSS
7 1 (0.63%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.25%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.50%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.88%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.25%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.63%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.63%) Robotics
6 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.25%) Linux
2 9 (5.63%) Unix
3 6 (3.75%) Windows
4 4 (2.50%) Android
4 4 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (47.50%) Test Automation
3 44 (27.50%) Scrum
4 38 (23.75%) Test Strategy
5 36 (22.50%) Software Testing
6 24 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 24 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 24 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (13.13%) BDD
7 21 (13.13%) Manual Testing
8 20 (12.50%) TDD
9 18 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (10.00%) Regression Testing
11 14 (8.75%) Business Analysis
11 14 (8.75%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (8.13%) Coaching
12 13 (8.13%) Quality Management
12 13 (8.13%) Waterfall
13 10 (6.25%) People Management
13 10 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 17 (10.63%) C#
2 17 (10.63%) Python
2 17 (10.63%) SQL
3 14 (8.75%) PHP
4 13 (8.13%) Java
5 6 (3.75%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.75%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.50%) ABAP
7 3 (1.88%) Ruby
8 2 (1.25%) Bourne shell
8 2 (1.25%) Delphi
8 2 (1.25%) Perl
9 1 (0.63%) C
9 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (31.88%) ISTQB
2 23 (14.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 22 (13.75%) ISEB
4 10 (6.25%) Degree
5 9 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (5.63%) Security Cleared
6 7 (4.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.63%) CCA
8 1 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (6.88%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.25%) Ansible
3 2 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (12.50%) HP
2 18 (11.25%) SAP
3 9 (5.63%) Remedy
4 7 (4.38%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.38%) Oracle
5 6 (3.75%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.50%) Google
7 3 (1.88%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.25%) Apple
8 2 (1.25%) VMware
9 1 (0.63%) Unisys
9 1 (0.63%) webMethods