The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Luton region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 51 35 46
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.06% 3.19% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 4.21% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 2
Average salary £48,500 £27,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.36% -57.69%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
408 261 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 84.12% 75.65% 72.42%
Number of salaries quoted 330 232 230
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Testing
Bedfordshire

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
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Luton region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Luton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 14 (63.64%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
2 13 (59.09%) Windows
3 12 (54.55%) C++
3 12 (54.55%) QA
4 11 (50.00%) ISEB
5 9 (40.91%) Risk Management
6 8 (36.36%) Selenium
7 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
7 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
7 7 (31.82%) Test Management
7 7 (31.82%) WebDriver
8 6 (27.27%) Java
9 5 (22.73%) .NET
9 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
10 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
10 4 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (18.18%) Android
10 4 (18.18%) Release Management
10 4 (18.18%) jQuery
10 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (18.18%) MVC
10 4 (18.18%) CMMI
10 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 4 (18.18%) XML
10 4 (18.18%) Linux
10 4 (18.18%) OO
11 3 (13.64%) Project Management
11 3 (13.64%) OOD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
1 3 (13.64%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) WebDriver
3 4 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (4.55%) JUnit
4 1 (4.55%) NUnit
4 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
4 1 (4.55%) MSTest
4 1 (4.55%) RSpec
4 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) QA Leader
2 4 (18.18%) QA Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Software Development Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Development Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Development Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Software Development Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) jQuery
2 4 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 4 (18.18%) Android
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Risk Management
2 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
2 7 (31.82%) Test Management
3 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
4 4 (18.18%) Release Management
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) MVC
4 4 (18.18%) CMMI
4 4 (18.18%) OO
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) OOD
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
6 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C#
2 12 (54.55%) C++
3 6 (27.27%) Java
4 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.64%) Perl
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) ISEB
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) QA