The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 77 68 86
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.04% 1.35% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.80% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 13
Average salary £41,650 £28,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.75% -1.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,240 £26,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,100 £34,600 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Software Testing
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
656 557 855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 75.84% 75.17% 73.71%
Number of salaries quoted 551 489 762
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Gloucester - 7 £43,325 - 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) ISEB
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) Ruby
3 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (37.50%) Python
4 6 (37.50%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) Perl
5 5 (31.25%) UNIX
5 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Information Security
6 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
6 4 (25.00%) PHP
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) C#
7 3 (18.75%) UML
7 3 (18.75%) JBoss
7 3 (18.75%) J2EE
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle
7 3 (18.75%) EJB
7 3 (18.75%) CSS
7 3 (18.75%) Web Services

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 2 (12.50%) Ranorex
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) JMeter
2 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.25%) WATIR
3 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
3 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
3 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.25%) WatiN
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 2 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) J2EE
1 3 (18.75%) EJB
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
1 3 (18.75%) XML
1 3 (18.75%) jQuery
1 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) JSF
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Scrum
2 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (18.75%) UML
5 3 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Test Management
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
7 1 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Ruby
2 6 (37.50%) Python
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Perl
3 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) ISEB
2 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) JBoss
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) HP
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