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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 45 54 41
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 2 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.80% 0.50% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 0.58% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 15
Median salary £65,000 £30,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+116.66% -30.23%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
369 344 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 94.86% 86.43% 89.51%
Number of salaries quoted 259 250 327
Median salary £59,750 £46,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.89% -1.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

The demand trend of job ads across the Luton region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Luton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Luton region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
3 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (55.56%) JMeter
3 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) HP UFT
4 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
4 4 (44.44%) ClearQuest
4 4 (44.44%) MS Office
4 4 (44.44%) Unix
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) JIRA
4 4 (44.44%) Release Management
4 4 (44.44%) HP ASE
4 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (33.33%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) RDBMS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
1 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) HP UFT
2 5 (55.56%) JMeter
2 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
3 4 (44.44%) ClearQuest
3 4 (44.44%) JIRA
3 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
4 1 (11.11%) Appium
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Test Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) Financial Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) Service Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) Unix Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Software Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Software QA Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 2 (22.22%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) UAT Tester
5 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
4 4 (44.44%) Release Management
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 4 (44.44%) HP ASE
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) IBM