Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Surrey
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 169 165
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 -40
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 78 82 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.48% 1.41% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.58% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 74 70 118
Surrey median annual salary £45,000 £35,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.76% -5.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,325 £26,250 £28,175
90th Percentile £63,750 £53,750 £55,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -2.60%

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 4,697 5,202 6,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 88.98% 89.61% 87.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3,890 4,230 5,215
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £68,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 18 September 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 18 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
Guildford +12 28 £33,750 +42.11% 5
Reigate -6 18 £53,750 +2.38% 2
Redhill +14 5 £47,500 -5.00%
Staines +8 5 £65,000 +67.74%
Leatherhead -9 5 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Chertsey +1 4 £38,500 - 1
Farnham - 3 £32,500 - 1
Woking +14 2 £21,500 -33.85% 3
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (52.56%) Test Automation
2 29 (37.18%) C#
2 29 (37.18%) Degree
2 29 (37.18%) QA
3 28 (35.90%) Selenium
4 23 (29.49%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (28.21%) Finance
5 22 (28.21%) ISEB
6 20 (25.64%) Java
7 19 (24.36%) BDD
7 19 (24.36%) SpecFlow
8 18 (23.08%) ISTQB
9 17 (21.79%) HP UFT
10 16 (20.51%) Project Planning
10 16 (20.51%) Mathematics
10 16 (20.51%) Gherkin
11 15 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (19.23%) Scrum
11 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
12 13 (16.67%) Task Automation
12 13 (16.67%) Jenkins
13 12 (15.38%) Manual Testing
14 11 (14.10%) WebDriver
15 10 (12.82%) Git (software)
15 10 (12.82%) Test Strategy
15 10 (12.82%) REST
15 10 (12.82%) JIRA
16 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
16 9 (11.54%) Cucumber

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 8 (10.26%) Confluence
2 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) GitHub
1 2 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) ATM
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
2 1 (1.28%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) IPv4
2 1 (1.28%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (35.90%) Selenium
2 19 (24.36%) SpecFlow
3 17 (21.79%) HP UFT
4 13 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 11 (14.10%) WebDriver
6 10 (12.82%) Git (software)
6 10 (12.82%) JIRA
7 9 (11.54%) Cucumber
8 6 (7.69%) Visual Studio
9 4 (5.13%) Gatling
9 4 (5.13%) JMeter
9 4 (5.13%) NUnit
10 3 (3.85%) Eclipse
10 3 (3.85%) PyCharm
10 3 (3.85%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.28%) JUnit
11 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.28%) TestComplete
11 1 (1.28%) TestNG
11 1 (1.28%) Trac
General
1 22 (28.21%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Electronics
3 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Avionics
4 1 (1.28%) Games
4 1 (1.28%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (55.13%) Analyst
2 39 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 22 (28.21%) Developer
4 19 (24.36%) Developer in Test
5 18 (23.08%) Tester
6 16 (20.51%) Junior
7 15 (19.23%) Test Automation Developer
8 14 (17.95%) Analyst Developer
9 13 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (16.67%) Automation Tester
10 12 (15.38%) Junior Analyst
10 12 (15.38%) Junior Test Analyst
11 7 (8.97%) Selenium Tester
11 7 (8.97%) Senior Automation Tester
11 7 (8.97%) Senior Tester
12 6 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 5 (6.41%) Agile Tester
13 5 (6.41%) Software Developer
14 4 (5.13%) Java Automation Tester
15 3 (3.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) Gherkin
2 10 (12.82%) REST
3 5 (6.41%) jQuery
4 4 (5.13%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.13%) CSS
4 4 (5.13%) HTML
5 3 (3.85%) Ajax
6 2 (2.56%) .NET
6 2 (2.56%) CGI
6 2 (2.56%) Web Services
7 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.28%) JSON
7 1 (1.28%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.28%) Velocity
7 1 (1.28%) WCF
7 1 (1.28%) WPF
7 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.28%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.28%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.28%) PKI
4 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
2 5 (6.41%) Android
3 4 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.56%) Linux
5 1 (1.28%) CentOS
5 1 (1.28%) Unix
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (52.56%) Test Automation
2 23 (29.49%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (24.36%) BDD
4 16 (20.51%) Mathematics
4 16 (20.51%) Project Planning
5 15 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (19.23%) Scrum
6 13 (16.67%) Task Automation
7 12 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 10 (12.82%) Test Strategy
9 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
10 8 (10.26%) Regression Testing
11 7 (8.97%) OOP
12 6 (7.69%) TDD
12 6 (7.69%) Test Scripting
12 6 (7.69%) Time Management
13 5 (6.41%) Configuration Management
13 5 (6.41%) Kanban
13 5 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.18%) C#
2 20 (25.64%) Java
3 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.69%) Python
5 5 (6.41%) SQL
6 4 (5.13%) C++
7 3 (3.85%) C
7 3 (3.85%) Perl
7 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.56%) COBOL
8 2 (2.56%) Go
9 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (37.18%) Degree
2 22 (28.21%) ISEB
3 18 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.28%) HND
6 1 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.28%) PMP
6 1 (1.28%) SANS
6 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (37.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.56%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.28%) Capita
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle
3 1 (1.28%) SAP