The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Guildford 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 68 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 0 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 1.25% - 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% - 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 14
Average salary £45,000 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Software Testing
Surrey

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Guildford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
610 390 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 84.60% 75.44% 72.08%
Number of salaries quoted 537 341 457
Average salary £50,500 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.22% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Guildford

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Guildford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 19 (59.38%) SQL
1 19 (59.38%) Web Services
2 17 (53.13%) C++
2 17 (53.13%) Finance
3 16 (50.00%) C
4 14 (43.75%) Java
4 14 (43.75%) XML
4 14 (43.75%) Linux
4 14 (43.75%) Degree
5 13 (40.63%) C#
6 11 (34.38%) HP
6 11 (34.38%) ISEB
6 11 (34.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (34.38%) Selenium
6 11 (34.38%) Test Management
6 11 (34.38%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (34.38%) Test Planning
7 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
7 10 (31.25%) SOAP
7 10 (31.25%) XSD
7 10 (31.25%) Windows
7 10 (31.25%) OO
7 10 (31.25%) Python
7 10 (31.25%) WSDL
7 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 10 (31.25%) Information Security
7 10 (31.25%) Business Development
7 10 (31.25%) QA
7 10 (31.25%) FitNesse

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 (3.13%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Selenium
1 11 (34.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (31.25%) FitNesse
2 10 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (31.25%) Cucumber
2 10 (31.25%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Developer
2 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Test Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) QA Test Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) QA Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Software Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Systems Support
5 4 (12.50%) Junior
5 4 (12.50%) Junior Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Systems Support Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Support Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Systems Support Manager
8 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 1 (3.13%) Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (59.38%) Web Services
2 14 (43.75%) XML
3 10 (31.25%) XSD
3 10 (31.25%) WSDL
3 10 (31.25%) SOAP
4 4 (12.50%) .NET
4 4 (12.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) VHDL
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.50%) User Experience
3 2 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.13%) PMI
4 1 (3.13%) Life Science
4 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.13%) Chemistry
4 1 (3.13%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (15.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (34.38%) Test Management
1 11 (34.38%) Test Planning
2 10 (31.25%) Mentoring
2 10 (31.25%) Business Development
2 10 (31.25%) Information Security
2 10 (31.25%) OO
3 9 (28.13%) Coaching
3 9 (28.13%) Multithreading
3 9 (28.13%) Digital Signal Processing
3 9 (28.13%) Signal Processing
4 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.13%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 17 (53.13%) C++
3 16 (50.00%) C
4 14 (43.75%) Java
5 13 (40.63%) C#
6 10 (31.25%) Python
7 9 (28.13%) MATLAB
8 6 (18.75%) Perl
9 4 (12.50%) AWK
9 4 (12.50%) sed
9 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
9 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
10 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++
10 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) Degree
2 11 (34.38%) ISEB
3 9 (28.13%) PhD
4 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) HP
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) F5