The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 43 48 31
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.88% 0.36% 3.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.29% 0.51% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 2
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +23.85%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
Software Testing
Gloucestershire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
303 198 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 90.45% 72.00% 80.54%
Number of salaries quoted 269 167 135
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,500 £59,250
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 Cheltenham

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (100.00%) ISEB
1 13 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
3 8 (61.54%) Requirements Analysis
3 8 (61.54%) C
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) Selenium
6 2 (15.38%) Wealth Management
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) C#
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) MS Office
6 2 (15.38%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Back Office
6 2 (15.38%) XML Messaging
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Tester
1 8 (61.54%) Systems Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) XML Messaging
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
2 8 (61.54%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Wealth Management
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) ISEB
1 13 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
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