Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Surrey
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 162 138
Rank change year-on-year -13 -24 -23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 86 104 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.39% 1.58% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.84% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 72 98 186
Surrey median annual salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,025 £28,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,000 £55,000 £56,250
South East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +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 5517 5638 7512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 88.93% 85.67% 87.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4465 4720 6526
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -43 14 £43,750 -1.13%
Staines - 13 £46,250 -
Chertsey +1 9 £38,500 -18.95%
Walton-on-Thames +15 8 £35,000 +11.11%
Redhill +10 8 £50,000 -
Leatherhead +17 6 £32,500 -50.00%
Guildford -16 6 £28,500 -18.57% 1
Dorking - 3 £25,000 -
Woking +7 2 £30,250 -39.50%
Lightwater - 2 £28,000 -
Cobham +2 1 £42,000 +20.00%
Camberley -13 1 £30,000 -
Godalming - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 48 (55.81%) Test Automation
2 41 (47.67%) Degree
3 39 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (34.88%) Finance
5 27 (31.40%) ISEB
6 26 (30.23%) C#
7 25 (29.07%) QA
7 25 (29.07%) Selenium
8 24 (27.91%) ISTQB
9 23 (26.74%) Java
9 23 (26.74%) Scrum
10 22 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (24.42%) Manual Testing
11 21 (24.42%) Test Strategy
11 21 (24.42%) SQL
11 21 (24.42%) Python
12 20 (23.26%) System Testing
13 17 (19.77%) Regression Testing
13 17 (19.77%) Linux
13 17 (19.77%) C
13 17 (19.77%) SDLC
14 16 (18.60%) WebDriver
14 16 (18.60%) C++
15 15 (17.44%) Windows
15 15 (17.44%) Unit Testing
15 15 (17.44%) Functional Testing
16 13 (15.12%) Test Planning
17 12 (13.95%) OOP
17 12 (13.95%) Visual Studio
18 11 (12.79%) JavaScript

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 (3.49%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.33%) Apache
2 2 (2.33%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) VoIP
2 3 (3.49%) Extranet
3 2 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 25 (29.07%) Selenium
2 16 (18.60%) WebDriver
3 12 (13.95%) Visual Studio
4 11 (12.79%) Jenkins
5 8 (9.30%) Eclipse
5 8 (9.30%) InstallShield
5 8 (9.30%) PyCharm
5 8 (9.30%) SpecFlow
6 6 (6.98%) HP UFT
6 6 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (6.98%) TestComplete
7 4 (4.65%) TestPartner
8 3 (3.49%) NUnit
8 3 (3.49%) VersionOne
9 2 (2.33%) JIRA
10 1 (1.16%) JUnit
10 1 (1.16%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.16%) Subversion
10 1 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (34.88%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Aerospace
3 8 (9.30%) Automotive
3 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.14%) Electronics
5 5 (5.81%) Back Office
6 3 (3.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (29.07%) Analyst
2 21 (24.42%) Tester
3 19 (22.09%) Test Engineer
4 13 (15.12%) Senior Test Engineer
5 12 (13.95%) Test Analyst
6 10 (11.63%) Software Test Engineer
6 10 (11.63%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Development Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Junior
7 7 (8.14%) QA Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Software Development Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Test Development Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Development Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Software Development Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Software Test Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.81%) Manual Test Analyst
9 5 (5.81%) Service Support Manager
9 5 (5.81%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) Ajax
1 11 (12.79%) AngularJS
1 11 (12.79%) CSS
1 11 (12.79%) jQuery
2 8 (9.30%) .NET
2 8 (9.30%) XML
3 6 (6.98%) Velocity
4 5 (5.81%) OpenGL
5 4 (4.65%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.65%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (2.33%) HTML
6 2 (2.33%) REST
6 2 (2.33%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.16%) Keras
7 1 (1.16%) RESTful
7 1 (1.16%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.81%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.49%) Animation
4 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.49%) LIMS
4 3 (3.49%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.16%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.77%) Linux
2 15 (17.44%) Windows
3 10 (11.63%) Unix
4 8 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (9.30%) Solaris
5 1 (1.16%) Android
5 1 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (55.81%) Test Automation
2 39 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.74%) Scrum
4 22 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (24.42%) Manual Testing
5 21 (24.42%) Test Strategy
6 20 (23.26%) System Testing
7 17 (19.77%) Regression Testing
7 17 (19.77%) SDLC
8 15 (17.44%) Functional Testing
8 15 (17.44%) Unit Testing
9 13 (15.12%) Test Planning
10 12 (13.95%) OOP
11 11 (12.79%) Acceptance Criteria
11 11 (12.79%) BDD
11 11 (12.79%) Load Balancing
11 11 (12.79%) SDET
12 10 (11.63%) Defect Management
12 10 (11.63%) Time Management
12 10 (11.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.23%) C#
2 23 (26.74%) Java
3 21 (24.42%) Python
3 21 (24.42%) SQL
4 17 (19.77%) C
5 16 (18.60%) C++
6 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
7 9 (10.47%) Ruby
8 8 (9.30%) Perl
8 8 (9.30%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.65%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.49%) GLSL
11 1 (1.16%) PHP
11 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (47.67%) Degree
2 27 (31.40%) ISEB
3 24 (27.91%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.49%) CCNA
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.49%) MCSE
5 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.33%) PMP
6 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (29.07%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.16%) MISRA
3 1 (1.16%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) Red Hat
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle
2 7 (8.14%) TOWER Software
3 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.49%) ForgeRock
4 3 (3.49%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.49%) VMware
5 2 (2.33%) EMC