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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 117 110 113
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.62% 0.96% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.28% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 13 16 11
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
1604 1408 1371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.04% 75.37% 74.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1187 1183 1141
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 -24 8 £32,500 +8.33%
Gerrards Cross - 3 £25,000 -
High Wycombe - 2 £37,750 - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 27 (67.50%) SQL
2 24 (60.00%) ISEB
3 20 (50.00%) QA
4 18 (45.00%) C#
4 18 (45.00%) .NET
5 13 (32.50%) HTML
5 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
6 12 (30.00%) Finance
6 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 12 (30.00%) Manual Testing
7 11 (27.50%) Selenium
7 11 (27.50%) Degree
7 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
7 11 (27.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (25.00%) XML
8 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 10 (25.00%) Test Management
9 9 (22.50%) TDD
9 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
10 8 (20.00%) CSS
10 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
10 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (20.00%) jQuery
11 7 (17.50%) Java
11 7 (17.50%) QuickTest Pro
12 6 (15.00%) Scrum
12 6 (15.00%) UNIX
12 6 (15.00%) Windows
12 6 (15.00%) Retail
12 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Selenium
2 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (17.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 5 (12.50%) JMeter
5 4 (10.00%) Grunt
5 4 (10.00%) Subversion
5 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (10.00%) Jasmine
5 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (7.50%) TestDirector
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Retail
3 4 (10.00%) Marketing
4 3 (7.50%) Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Analyst
2 20 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 12 (30.00%) QA Analyst
4 9 (22.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 9 (22.50%) Test Manager
5 7 (17.50%) Software Test Analyst
6 6 (15.00%) Tester
6 6 (15.00%) Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Senior QA Analyst
7 5 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (10.00%) .NET Developer
8 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Web Developer
8 4 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (10.00%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (10.00%) C# Web Developer
8 4 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (7.50%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) .NET
2 13 (32.50%) HTML
3 10 (25.00%) XML
4 8 (20.00%) CSS
4 8 (20.00%) jQuery
5 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 4 (10.00%) Sass
6 4 (10.00%) JSON
6 4 (10.00%) WCF
6 4 (10.00%) LINQ
6 4 (10.00%) Backbone.js
7 2 (5.00%) XSL
8 1 (2.50%) JSP
8 1 (2.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) E-Learning
1 4 (10.00%) EPoS
1 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (10.00%) FMCG
2 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.00%) EMV
4 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) UNIX
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
1 12 (30.00%) Manual Testing
2 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 10 (25.00%) Test Management
3 9 (22.50%) TDD
4 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.00%) Scrum
5 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.50%) V-Model
6 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 5 (12.50%) BDD
6 5 (12.50%) Change Control
6 5 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (12.50%) Stress Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) SQL
2 18 (45.00%) C#
3 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.50%) Java
5 5 (12.50%) VBScript
6 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.50%) VB
8 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) ISEB
2 11 (27.50%) Degree
2 11 (27.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) VMware
High Wycombe
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago