The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 90 110 102
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 44 13 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.97% 0.64% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 0.81% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 38 13 16
Average salary £35,000 £28,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £25,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Software Testing
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1782 1611 1406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 79.98% 79.20% 77.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1441 1202 1181
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +3 22 £37,500 +15.38%
High Wycombe +4 9 £52,500 +39.07%
Aylesbury - 9 £35,000 -
Amersham - 1 - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (42.25%) ISEB
3 23 (32.39%) Finance
4 22 (30.99%) Scrum
5 20 (28.17%) QA
5 20 (28.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (25.35%) ISTQB
7 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
8 15 (21.13%) Degree
8 15 (21.13%) Selenium
8 15 (21.13%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (21.13%) Mentoring
9 14 (19.72%) Test Strategy
10 13 (18.31%) HP
11 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
11 12 (16.90%) ITIL
11 12 (16.90%) Automation Testing
12 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (15.49%) SaaS
12 11 (15.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (15.49%) Windows
12 11 (15.49%) Test Management
12 11 (15.49%) Test Scripting
12 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
13 10 (14.08%) MS Office
13 10 (14.08%) Manual Testing
13 10 (14.08%) SDLC
13 10 (14.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (12.68%) SQL
14 9 (12.68%) Performance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.82%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Office
2 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) SaaS
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) VoIP
2 2 (2.82%) CTI
3 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.41%) HTTP
3 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Selenium
2 11 (15.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.45%) HP UFT
4 4 (5.63%) InstallShield
5 2 (2.82%) JIRA
5 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.41%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 23 (32.39%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Retail
3 4 (5.63%) Automotive
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (43.66%) Analyst
2 16 (22.54%) Test Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) Test Manager
4 12 (16.90%) Tester
5 11 (15.49%) Senior Tester
6 9 (12.68%) QA Analyst
7 8 (11.27%) Support Analyst
8 7 (9.86%) Service Analyst
8 7 (9.86%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (8.45%) Team Leader
9 6 (8.45%) Test Team Leader
9 6 (8.45%) Technical Support
10 5 (7.04%) Technical Support Analyst
10 5 (7.04%) Product Manager
10 5 (7.04%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (7.04%) Test Leader
11 4 (5.63%) QA Test Analyst
12 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
13 2 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
13 2 (2.82%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) .NET
1 5 (7.04%) Application Packaging
2 4 (5.63%) WCF
2 4 (5.63%) WPF
3 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.41%) CSS
4 1 (1.41%) LAMP
4 1 (1.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.41%) iPhone
3 1 (1.41%) iPad
3 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) PACS
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) Social Network
3 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Windows
2 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
2 5 (7.04%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.82%) UNIX
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) Scrum
3 20 (28.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (21.13%) Mentoring
5 14 (19.72%) Test Strategy
6 12 (16.90%) Automation Testing
6 12 (16.90%) ITIL
7 11 (15.49%) Test Management
7 11 (15.49%) Test Scripting
7 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
8 10 (14.08%) Manual Testing
8 10 (14.08%) SDLC
9 9 (12.68%) Performance Testing
10 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (9.86%) Automated Testing
11 7 (9.86%) Validation
11 7 (9.86%) Regression Testing
11 7 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (9.86%) Data Validation
12 6 (8.45%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) C#
3 2 (2.82%) C++
3 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) PHP
4 1 (1.41%) Java
4 1 (1.41%) F#
Qualifications
1 30 (42.25%) ISEB
2 18 (25.35%) ISTQB
3 15 (21.13%) Degree
4 10 (14.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
6 6 (8.45%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (7.04%) HND
7 5 (7.04%) CCNA
7 5 (7.04%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (28.17%) QA
2 4 (5.63%) ISO 9001
2 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (9.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.31%) HP
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle
3 5 (7.04%) Apple
3 5 (7.04%) VMware
4 2 (2.82%) Laserfiche
4 2 (2.82%) Avaya
5 1 (1.41%) SAP
5 1 (1.41%) Atlassian