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 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 112 114 105
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 10 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.56% 0.54% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.69% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 15
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £33,250 £39,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
1510 1456 1669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.48% 78.58% 79.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1168 1107 1446
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 £31,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 December 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 24 December 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
(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 -5 7 £32,500 -
High Wycombe - 2 £48,750 -
Marlow - 1 £22,500 -
Newport Pagnell - 1 £27,500 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (65.22%) ISEB
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) Finance
3 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
3 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (39.13%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (34.78%) Test Management
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (30.43%) Degree
5 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Integration Testing
5 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (26.09%) XML
6 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
6 6 (26.09%) Banking
7 5 (21.74%) C#
7 5 (21.74%) HTML
7 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
7 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
8 4 (17.39%) .NET
8 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) E-Learning
8 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
8 4 (17.39%) jQuery
9 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 3 (13.04%) Change Control
10 2 (8.70%) PHP
10 2 (8.70%) SQL Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Line 500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
2 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Test Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Web Developer
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (17.39%) C# Web Developer
4 4 (17.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) PHP Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Testing Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Automated Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) IT Support
7 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) XML
2 5 (21.74%) HTML
3 4 (17.39%) .NET
3 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
3 4 (17.39%) jQuery
4 2 (8.70%) XSL
5 1 (4.35%) WCF
5 1 (4.35%) JSP
5 1 (4.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) E-Learning
2 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Test Management
3 7 (30.43%) Integration Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.04%) Change Control
7 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.70%) Business Transformation
7 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.70%) System Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Coaching
7 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) Stress Testing
7 2 (8.70%) ERP
7 2 (8.70%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) C#
2 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (4.35%) VBA
4 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) ISEB
2 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
3 7 (30.43%) Degree
3 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.70%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Sage