The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 57 42 53
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.23% 2.31% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 3.01% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 2
Average salary £50,000 £36,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.93% +20.83%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Software Testing
Bedfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
360 266 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 82.76% 76.88% 70.07%
Number of salaries quoted 271 233 251
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,636 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Luton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 11 (61.11%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) QA
3 9 (50.00%) ISEB
3 9 (50.00%) C++
4 8 (44.44%) Selenium
5 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
5 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
6 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 6 (33.33%) Java
6 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
7 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 5 (27.78%) .NET
7 5 (27.78%) Test Management
8 4 (22.22%) Android
8 4 (22.22%) jQuery
8 4 (22.22%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
8 4 (22.22%) XML
8 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 4 (22.22%) Linux
8 4 (22.22%) OO
8 4 (22.22%) MVC
9 3 (16.67%) CMMI
9 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (16.67%) OOD
9 3 (16.67%) 3GPP
9 3 (16.67%) Perl
9 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) 3GPP
1 3 (16.67%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
3 4 (22.22%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (5.56%) NUnit
4 1 (5.56%) JUnit
4 1 (5.56%) MSTest
4 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
4 1 (5.56%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) QA Leader
2 4 (22.22%) QA Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Software Development Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Development Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) jQuery
2 4 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Android
2 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Test Management
4 4 (22.22%) OO
4 4 (22.22%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) CMMI
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) OOD
5 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Release Management
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Scrum
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.56%) BDD
7 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) C++
3 6 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) Perl
6 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) ISEB
2 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) QA