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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 52 65 79
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 22 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 3.79% 1.33% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.59% 1.84% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 7
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,125
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.64%
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
479 544 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 82.44% 72.15% 78.99%
Number of salaries quoted 426 481 565
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 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
Salary Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Guildford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 28 (62.22%) SQL
1 28 (62.22%) Degree
2 27 (60.00%) Web Services
3 23 (51.11%) ISEB
3 23 (51.11%) Finance
4 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (48.89%) Selenium
5 20 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
6 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
6 19 (42.22%) C#
7 16 (35.56%) PhD
8 13 (28.89%) HP
8 13 (28.89%) Test Management
8 13 (28.89%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (26.67%) Python
10 11 (24.44%) WSDL
10 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
10 11 (24.44%) SOAP
10 11 (24.44%) XML
10 11 (24.44%) XSD
10 11 (24.44%) C++
10 11 (24.44%) FitNesse
10 11 (24.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (24.44%) QA
10 11 (24.44%) Cucumber
10 11 (24.44%) SpecFlow
10 11 (24.44%) Test Planning
11 10 (22.22%) Banking
11 10 (22.22%) Investment Banking
11 10 (22.22%) Computer Science

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) MySQL
3 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (48.89%) Selenium
2 20 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (24.44%) Cucumber
3 11 (24.44%) SpecFlow
3 11 (24.44%) FitNesse
3 11 (24.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.44%) JIRA
4 2 (4.44%) Toad
General
1 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 10 (22.22%) Banking
2 10 (22.22%) Investment Banking
3 7 (15.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Developer
2 16 (35.56%) Analyst
2 16 (35.56%) Test Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) QA Test Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) QA Analyst
4 10 (22.22%) Junior Developer
4 10 (22.22%) Junior
5 9 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 8 (17.78%) Tester
7 6 (13.33%) Test Engineer
8 5 (11.11%) Junior .NET Developer
8 5 (11.11%) Software Tester
8 5 (11.11%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Senior Tester
9 1 (2.22%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (60.00%) Web Services
2 11 (24.44%) XML
2 11 (24.44%) XSD
2 11 (24.44%) WSDL
2 11 (24.44%) SOAP
3 10 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 9 (20.00%) Life Science
2 9 (20.00%) VHDL
2 9 (20.00%) Chemistry
3 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.44%) Biology
4 2 (4.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
1 9 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) Test Management
3 11 (24.44%) Test Planning
4 10 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 9 (20.00%) OO
5 9 (20.00%) Information Security
5 9 (20.00%) Business Development
5 9 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 9 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 9 (20.00%) Digital Signal Processing
5 9 (20.00%) Signal Processing
5 9 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 9 (20.00%) Coaching
5 9 (20.00%) V-Model
6 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.44%) Scrum
9 1 (2.22%) Validation
9 1 (2.22%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) SQL
2 19 (42.22%) C#
3 12 (26.67%) Python
4 11 (24.44%) C++
5 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 10 (22.22%) C
6 9 (20.00%) MATLAB
6 9 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (4.44%) Perl
7 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 28 (62.22%) Degree
2 23 (51.11%) ISEB
3 16 (35.56%) PhD
4 9 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (24.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.89%) HP
3 8 (17.78%) Oracle