The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 37 44 43
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucester 2.46% 1.40% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 2.01% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 1
Average salary £52,500 £36,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.83% -40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
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 Gloucester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
159 199 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucester 78.33% 69.58% 82.20%
Number of salaries quoted 132 160 166
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,800 £55,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Gloucester

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Gloucester

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Gloucester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Gloucester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Gloucester

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucester 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 7 (70.00%) Linux
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) UNIX
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (50.00%) Ruby
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) J2EE
4 4 (40.00%) ISEB
4 4 (40.00%) XML
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (30.00%) Test Management
5 3 (30.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) Perl
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) UML
5 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (30.00%) JSF
5 3 (30.00%) jQuery
5 3 (30.00%) JBoss
5 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (30.00%) EJB

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucester 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 3 (30.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) J2EE
1 4 (40.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (30.00%) JSF
2 3 (30.00%) jQuery
2 3 (30.00%) EJB
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Software Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Cyber Security
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (30.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft