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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 115 109 109
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 21 24 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.95% 1.05% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.32% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 19 18 26
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £45,650 £96,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
1766 1816 1596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 80.05% 79.13% 79.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1387 1418
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
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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 -17 13 £34,500 -1.42%
High Wycombe +5 6 £51,250 +36.66%
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (58.33%) ISEB
1 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
3 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 12 (33.33%) Degree
3 12 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 10 (27.78%) Scrum
5 9 (25.00%) C#
6 8 (22.22%) SQL
6 8 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (19.44%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (19.44%) WPF
8 6 (16.67%) QA
8 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 6 (16.67%) HP
9 5 (13.89%) Project Management
9 5 (13.89%) .NET
9 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
9 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
9 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.89%) Selenium
9 5 (13.89%) Test Management
10 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (13.89%) Selenium
3 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.78%) Subversion
4 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.78%) Grunt
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Automotive
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Analyst
2 12 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 8 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Test Leader
5 5 (13.89%) Tester
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Tester
6 4 (11.11%) Team Leader
7 3 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) IT Support
8 2 (5.56%) Testing Manager
9 1 (2.78%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Agile Tester
9 1 (2.78%) Automated Test Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Graduate
9 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) WPF
2 5 (13.89%) .NET
3 4 (11.11%) WCF
4 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.56%) XML
5 1 (2.78%) JSON
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) LINQ
5 1 (2.78%) jQuery
5 1 (2.78%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.78%) Sass
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.78%) FMCG
2 1 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Software Engineering
3 10 (27.78%) Scrum
4 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.89%) Test Management
6 5 (13.89%) Project Management
6 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.11%) B2C
7 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 4 (11.11%) RAD
7 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) C#
2 8 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) ISEB
2 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 12 (33.33%) Degree
3 7 (19.44%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.78%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.78%) HND
6 1 (2.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
2 4 (11.11%) ISO 9001
2 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Laserfiche
4 1 (2.78%) Avaya
4 1 (2.78%) Sage