The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 142 114 155
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +41
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 87 138 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.69% 2.42% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.72% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 65 99 93
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £25,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Software Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4505 5071 5591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.63% 88.76% 86.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3737 4262 4583
Median salary £43,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West 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 the South West

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in the South West

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in the South West

Software Testing
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +25 28 £32,500 +30.00% 3
Bristol 0 22 £34,750 -10.89% 4
Gloucestershire -52 13 £37,500 -3.22% 3
Wiltshire +15 11 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Devon -13 8 £27,296 -0.74%
Dorset +4 3 £26,500 -22.05%
Cornwall - 2 £27,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 South West region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 121 (66.85%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (48.07%) ISTQB
3 79 (43.65%) ISEB
4 65 (35.91%) SQL
5 58 (32.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 58 (32.04%) Test Automation
6 55 (30.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 52 (28.73%) Microsoft
8 50 (27.62%) Test Scripting
9 47 (25.97%) QA
10 44 (24.31%) Non-Functional Testing
11 43 (23.76%) Degree
11 43 (23.76%) Waterfall
12 41 (22.65%) BDD
13 40 (22.10%) Test Management
13 40 (22.10%) Security Cleared
14 39 (21.55%) Cucumber
14 39 (21.55%) SDLC
15 34 (18.78%) Selenium
16 30 (16.57%) SpecFlow
17 29 (16.02%) Load Testing
17 29 (16.02%) Java
18 27 (14.92%) Windows
18 27 (14.92%) User Acceptance Testing
19 26 (14.36%) Security Testing
19 26 (14.36%) Line Management
20 25 (13.81%) Functional Testing
21 24 (13.26%) Computer Science
22 23 (12.71%) Performance Testing
22 23 (12.71%) DV Cleared

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.21%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.21%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.66%) JBoss
3 3 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.10%) Confluence
4 2 (1.10%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.55%) IIS
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (4.42%) MS Office
2 6 (3.31%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.10%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.10%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.21%) GitHub
1 4 (2.21%) Lucidchart
2 3 (1.66%) SaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.21%) DNS
1 4 (2.21%) Internet
1 4 (2.21%) Intranet
1 4 (2.21%) Skype
2 1 (0.55%) 2G
2 1 (0.55%) 3G
2 1 (0.55%) 4G
2 1 (0.55%) LTE
2 1 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.55%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.31%) MongoDB
2 6 (3.31%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.66%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.10%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.55%) MS Access
5 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 58 (32.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (21.55%) Cucumber
3 34 (18.78%) Selenium
4 30 (16.57%) SpecFlow
5 14 (7.73%) JIRA
6 10 (5.52%) WebDriver
7 9 (4.97%) Visual Studio
8 7 (3.87%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.31%) ClearCase
9 6 (3.31%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.76%) JUnit
11 4 (2.21%) Bugzilla
11 4 (2.21%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.21%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.21%) HP UFT
12 3 (1.66%) JMeter
12 3 (1.66%) LoadRunner
12 3 (1.66%) Maven
12 3 (1.66%) NetBeans
12 3 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (11.05%) Finance
2 13 (7.18%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.87%) Advertising
3 7 (3.87%) Banking
4 6 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.31%) Retail
5 3 (1.66%) Back Office
5 3 (1.66%) Electronics
5 3 (1.66%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.10%) Billing
6 2 (1.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 94 (51.93%) Analyst
2 79 (43.65%) Test Analyst
3 43 (23.76%) Test Engineer
4 27 (14.92%) Tester
5 25 (13.81%) Senior Analyst
5 25 (13.81%) Senior Test Analyst
6 17 (9.39%) Software Tester
7 15 (8.29%) Software Test Engineer
8 14 (7.73%) Software Analyst
8 14 (7.73%) Software Test Analyst
9 13 (7.18%) Test Automation Engineer
10 10 (5.52%) QA Analyst
11 8 (4.42%) Automation Tester
11 8 (4.42%) Developer
12 7 (3.87%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (3.87%) Senior Test Engineer
13 6 (3.31%) Java Developer
13 6 (3.31%) Junior
13 6 (3.31%) QA Test Analyst
13 6 (3.31%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.18%) HTML
1 13 (7.18%) XML
2 11 (6.08%) CSS
2 11 (6.08%) Web Services
3 10 (5.52%) .NET
4 6 (3.31%) EJB
4 6 (3.31%) Java EE
4 6 (3.31%) JSF
5 5 (2.76%) REST
5 5 (2.76%) SOAP
6 4 (2.21%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.21%) ISPF
7 3 (1.66%) EJB 3.0
7 3 (1.66%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.66%) JPA
7 3 (1.66%) jQuery
7 3 (1.66%) JSP
7 3 (1.66%) Servlets
7 3 (1.66%) Spring
7 3 (1.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.26%) Computer Science
2 15 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.42%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.31%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.76%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.76%) User Experience
6 4 (2.21%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (2.21%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.21%) Mobile Computing
6 4 (2.21%) PMI
7 3 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.10%) CMDB
9 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.55%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.92%) Windows
2 15 (8.29%) Linux
3 10 (5.52%) Unix
4 9 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.76%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.21%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.21%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.21%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (66.85%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (32.04%) Test Automation
3 50 (27.62%) Test Scripting
4 44 (24.31%) Non-Functional Testing
5 43 (23.76%) Waterfall
6 41 (22.65%) BDD
7 40 (22.10%) Test Management
8 39 (21.55%) SDLC
9 29 (16.02%) Load Testing
10 27 (14.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (14.36%) Line Management
11 26 (14.36%) Security Testing
12 25 (13.81%) Functional Testing
13 23 (12.71%) Performance Testing
13 23 (12.71%) Scrum
14 22 (12.15%) User Stories
15 20 (11.05%) Automated Testing
16 19 (10.50%) System Testing
17 16 (8.84%) Regression Testing
18 15 (8.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (35.91%) SQL
2 29 (16.02%) Java
3 22 (12.15%) C#
4 15 (8.29%) Python
5 10 (5.52%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.42%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.87%) C
8 5 (2.76%) C++
9 4 (2.21%) JCL
9 4 (2.21%) Ruby
10 2 (1.10%) Perl
11 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.55%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (48.07%) ISTQB
2 79 (43.65%) ISEB
3 55 (30.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 43 (23.76%) Degree
5 40 (22.10%) Security Cleared
6 23 (12.71%) DV Cleared
7 20 (11.05%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.21%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.66%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (25.97%) QA
2 6 (3.31%) ISO 14001
2 6 (3.31%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.10%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.21%) Hyper-V
1 4 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (2.21%) RACF
1 4 (2.21%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (2.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 4 (2.21%) VMware ESX
1 4 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (10.50%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.21%) AirWatch
2 4 (2.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (2.21%) SCCM
2 4 (2.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (28.73%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.73%) HP
2 14 (7.73%) Oracle
3 5 (2.76%) SAP
3 5 (2.76%) VMware
4 4 (2.21%) Altiris
4 4 (2.21%) Citrix
4 4 (2.21%) IBM
4 4 (2.21%) Veritas
5 3 (1.66%) Civica
5 3 (1.66%) Northgate
6 2 (1.10%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.55%) Huawei
7 1 (0.55%) Nokia
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