The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheltenham region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 46 30 48
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.01% 2.87% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 3.87% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 5
Average salary £33,750 £27,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.72% +22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
212 155 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 71.14% 74.16% 77.55%
Number of salaries quoted 177 144 255
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Gloucestershire

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 26 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Ranorex
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) JMeter
2 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) WATIR
3 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (40.00%) TestComplete
3 2 (40.00%) WatiN

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (60.00%) JMeter
1 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (60.00%) Ranorex
2 2 (40.00%) WATIR
2 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (40.00%) TestComplete
2 2 (40.00%) WatiN
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) QA Tester
2 3 (60.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP