Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Surrey
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 158 169
Rank change year-on-year -23 +11 -47
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 65 101 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.13% 1.75% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 2.06% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 59 93 138
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,650 £23,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
South East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year -6.25% +11.89% -4.67%

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 Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,091 4,911 7,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 88.37% 84.89% 87.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4,200 4,014 6,162
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,278 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,525 £70,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Surrey

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in Surrey.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Surrey

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Surrey over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Surrey

Software Testing
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Surrey 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
Reigate -29 15 £50,000 -
Guildford -25 9 £45,000 +83.67%
Leatherhead +13 8 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Redhill +15 6 £50,000 +11.11%
Staines +8 4 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Chertsey -3 4 £39,250 -17.37%
Woking -11 3 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Dorking - 3 £25,000 -
Godalming -10 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Egham - 1 £65,000 -
Cobham - 1 £42,000 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 41 (63.08%) Test Automation
2 38 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (56.92%) C#
4 35 (53.85%) Degree
5 32 (49.23%) Scrum
6 27 (41.54%) Selenium
7 25 (38.46%) Java
8 24 (36.92%) OOP
9 23 (35.38%) Python
9 23 (35.38%) SQL
9 23 (35.38%) Manual Testing
10 22 (33.85%) CSS
11 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
11 21 (32.31%) jQuery
12 20 (30.77%) SDLC
13 19 (29.23%) WebDriver
13 19 (29.23%) QA
14 18 (27.69%) Ajax
14 18 (27.69%) SDET
14 18 (27.69%) AngularJS
15 17 (26.15%) Load Balancing
16 15 (23.08%) Unit Testing
16 15 (23.08%) T-SQL
16 15 (23.08%) Visual Studio
16 15 (23.08%) OO
16 15 (23.08%) Software Architecture
16 15 (23.08%) Database Optimisation
17 14 (21.54%) PyCharm
17 14 (21.54%) Eclipse
18 11 (16.92%) Microsoft

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) DNN
3 1 (1.54%) Apache
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) nginx
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) SaaS
2 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Extranet
2 1 (1.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) MySQL
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (41.54%) Selenium
2 19 (29.23%) WebDriver
3 15 (23.08%) Visual Studio
4 14 (21.54%) Eclipse
4 14 (21.54%) PyCharm
5 7 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (9.23%) SpecFlow
7 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
8 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
9 3 (4.62%) TestComplete
10 2 (3.08%) HP UFT
10 2 (3.08%) Subversion
11 1 (1.54%) NUnit
11 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.54%) TestPartner
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Automotive
2 2 (3.08%) Electronics
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Test Engineer
2 19 (29.23%) Analyst
3 16 (24.62%) Senior Test Engineer
4 12 (18.46%) Test Analyst
4 12 (18.46%) Tester
5 11 (16.92%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 11 (16.92%) Test Automation Engineer
6 10 (15.38%) Software Test Engineer
7 8 (12.31%) Development Engineer
7 8 (12.31%) Software Development Engineer
7 8 (12.31%) Test Development Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (9.23%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (9.23%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (7.69%) Automation Tester
9 5 (7.69%) QA Analyst
10 4 (6.15%) Applications Engineer
10 4 (6.15%) Senior Development Engineer
10 4 (6.15%) Senior Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.85%) CSS
2 21 (32.31%) jQuery
3 18 (27.69%) Ajax
3 18 (27.69%) AngularJS
4 5 (7.69%) HTML
4 5 (7.69%) REST
4 5 (7.69%) TensorFlow
5 4 (6.15%) .NET
5 4 (6.15%) Gherkin
5 4 (6.15%) Velocity
5 4 (6.15%) Web Services
6 3 (4.62%) Keras
6 3 (4.62%) WCF
7 2 (3.08%) Theano
7 2 (3.08%) Torch
8 1 (1.54%) DirectX
8 1 (1.54%) OpenGL
8 1 (1.54%) OpenGL ES
8 1 (1.54%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.54%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.23%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Animation
4 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) LIMS
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Unix
3 1 (1.54%) Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (63.08%) Test Automation
2 38 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (49.23%) Scrum
4 24 (36.92%) OOP
5 23 (35.38%) Manual Testing
6 20 (30.77%) SDLC
7 18 (27.69%) SDET
8 17 (26.15%) Load Balancing
9 15 (23.08%) Database Optimisation
9 15 (23.08%) OO
9 15 (23.08%) Software Architecture
9 15 (23.08%) Unit Testing
10 9 (13.85%) Mentoring
11 8 (12.31%) Regression Testing
11 8 (12.31%) User Stories
12 6 (9.23%) Acceptance Criteria
12 6 (9.23%) Test Scripting
12 6 (9.23%) Test Strategy
12 6 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.92%) C#
2 25 (38.46%) Java
3 23 (35.38%) Python
3 23 (35.38%) SQL
4 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
5 15 (23.08%) T-SQL
6 7 (10.77%) C++
6 7 (10.77%) Ruby
7 3 (4.62%) C
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
8 1 (1.54%) VB
8 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (53.85%) Degree
2 8 (12.31%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.77%) ISEB
4 5 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (7.69%) PhD
5 3 (4.62%) SANS
6 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (29.23%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.54%) MISRA
2 1 (1.54%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) TOWER Software
3 3 (4.62%) ForgeRock
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.08%) Perforce
5 1 (1.54%) EMC