Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Surrey
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 168 164
Rank change year-on-year +25 -4 -11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 80 91 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.64% 1.46% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.61% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 77 77 103
Surrey median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,950 £26,150 £28,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,250 £55,000
South East median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -10.00% +6.67%

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 4,440 5,639 5,687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 91.02% 90.69% 87.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3,707 4,566 4,768
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,900 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,500 £70,000
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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +30 31 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Reigate +10 17 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Woking +22 4 £25,000 -17.36% 2
Leatherhead -1 4 £42,500 +30.77%
Farnham - 4 £33,750 - 2
Staines -3 3 £65,000 +62.50% 1
Chertsey -6 3 £50,000 +29.87%
Redhill +4 2 £50,000 - 1
Camberley +11 1 £67,500 +125.00% 2
Dorking +6 1 £25,000 -
Egham - 1 £32,500 - 1
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 36 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.25%) Test Automation
3 29 (36.25%) QA
4 27 (33.75%) Degree
4 27 (33.75%) Selenium
5 24 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 24 (30.00%) ISEB
6 22 (27.50%) Mathematics
7 21 (26.25%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (26.25%) Finance
8 20 (25.00%) C#
9 18 (22.50%) BDD
9 18 (22.50%) SpecFlow
10 17 (21.25%) HP UFT
11 16 (20.00%) Gherkin
11 16 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (18.75%) Thought Leadership
12 15 (18.75%) Community of Practice
12 15 (18.75%) Project Planning
13 14 (17.50%) Task Automation
14 13 (16.25%) Windows
15 12 (15.00%) Manual Testing
15 12 (15.00%) JIRA
16 10 (12.50%) Test Scripting
16 10 (12.50%) Regression Testing
16 10 (12.50%) Scrum
17 9 (11.25%) Test Strategy
18 8 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
18 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
18 8 (10.00%) Java

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 6 (7.50%) Confluence
2 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) GitHub
2 1 (1.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) ATM
1 1 (1.25%) Firewall
1 1 (1.25%) Internet
1 1 (1.25%) IPv4
1 1 (1.25%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (33.75%) Selenium
2 18 (22.50%) SpecFlow
3 17 (21.25%) HP UFT
4 12 (15.00%) JIRA
5 7 (8.75%) Git (software)
5 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
5 7 (8.75%) WebDriver
6 6 (7.50%) Cucumber
7 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.50%) Gatling
9 2 (2.50%) JMeter
9 2 (2.50%) NUnit
9 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.25%) TestRail
10 1 (1.25%) Trac
General
1 21 (26.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Electronics
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Avionics
4 1 (1.25%) Back Office
4 1 (1.25%) Games
4 1 (1.25%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (68.75%) Analyst
2 50 (62.50%) Test Analyst
3 18 (22.50%) Developer
3 18 (22.50%) Tester
4 16 (20.00%) Developer in Test
4 16 (20.00%) Junior
4 16 (20.00%) Test Automation Developer
5 15 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
6 14 (17.50%) Analyst Developer
7 12 (15.00%) Junior Analyst
8 11 (13.75%) Junior Test Analyst
9 10 (12.50%) Automation Tester
10 9 (11.25%) Software Analyst
11 7 (8.75%) Software Tester
12 6 (7.50%) Senior Automation Tester
12 6 (7.50%) Senior Tester
12 6 (7.50%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (7.50%) Test Engineer
13 5 (6.25%) QA Analyst
13 5 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (5.00%) REST
3 2 (2.50%) CGI
3 2 (2.50%) HTML
3 2 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (1.25%) .NET
4 1 (1.25%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.75%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (1.25%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.25%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.25%) PKI
3 1 (1.25%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.25%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) Android
3 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.50%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) CentOS
4 1 (1.25%) Unix
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.25%) Test Automation
3 22 (27.50%) Mathematics
4 21 (26.25%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (22.50%) BDD
6 16 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (18.75%) Community of Practice
7 15 (18.75%) Project Planning
7 15 (18.75%) Thought Leadership
8 14 (17.50%) Task Automation
9 12 (15.00%) Manual Testing
10 10 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 10 (12.50%) Scrum
10 10 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 9 (11.25%) Test Strategy
12 8 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
13 7 (8.75%) System Testing
13 7 (8.75%) Time Management
13 7 (8.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) C#
2 8 (10.00%) Java
3 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.25%) SQL
5 3 (3.75%) C
5 3 (3.75%) C++
5 3 (3.75%) Perl
5 3 (3.75%) Python
6 2 (2.50%) COBOL
6 2 (2.50%) Go
7 1 (1.25%) Delphi
7 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (33.75%) Degree
2 24 (30.00%) ISEB
2 24 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.25%) HND
6 1 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (36.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (1.25%) SAP