The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 62 60 79
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.51% 1.87% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.39% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 6
Average salary £41,250 £29,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.83% -19.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,200 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £32,500 £42,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Software Testing
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Basingstoke
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
458 419 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basingstoke 76.97% 78.32% 77.15%
Number of salaries quoted 363 281 534
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Basingstoke

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Basingstoke

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 13 (61.90%) Degree
2 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
4 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
4 8 (38.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (33.33%) C
5 7 (33.33%) ISEB
5 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 6 (28.57%) SQL
6 6 (28.57%) .NET
6 6 (28.57%) ITIL
6 6 (28.57%) UNIX
6 6 (28.57%) AIX
6 6 (28.57%) Solaris
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 6 (28.57%) Control-M
6 6 (28.57%) Project Management
6 6 (28.57%) Replication
6 6 (28.57%) Subversion
6 6 (28.57%) Load Balancing
6 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (23.81%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) C++
7 5 (23.81%) Java
7 5 (23.81%) Oracle
7 5 (23.81%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.76%) IIS
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.52%) MySQL
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
2 6 (28.57%) Subversion
3 5 (23.81%) NUnit
3 5 (23.81%) PyUnit
4 4 (19.05%) JIRA
5 3 (14.29%) Selenium
6 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
6 2 (9.52%) Bugzilla
6 2 (9.52%) Maven
General
1 3 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Military
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Tester
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (14.29%) DBA
6 2 (9.52%) Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Applications Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (28.57%) Replication
3 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
3 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (9.52%) IVR
5 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) UNIX
1 6 (28.57%) AIX
1 6 (28.57%) Solaris
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Android
2 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
2 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 6 (28.57%) Project Management
4 6 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 4 (19.05%) Fault Management
5 4 (19.05%) Asset Management
5 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
6 3 (14.29%) User Stories
6 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.52%) Web Testing
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) Python
3 5 (23.81%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) C++
3 5 (23.81%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Degree
2 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 8 (38.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (33.33%) ISEB
5 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Control-M
1 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle