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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 153 135 150
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 104 114 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.80% 1.94% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.25% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 65 84 65
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,150 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
5055 5062 4545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.55% 86.31% 84.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4185 4266 3835
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +30 33 £40,000 +8.10% 4
Dorset +21 21 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Bristol -49 17 £39,000 -8.23% 10
Somerset -12 15 £29,500 -22.36% 2
Wiltshire +4 13 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Devon -3 2 £34,000 - 3
Avon - 1 £75,000 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 121 (48.79%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (41.13%) ISEB
3 98 (39.52%) Java
4 87 (35.08%) SQL
5 86 (34.68%) QA
6 82 (33.06%) Test Scripting
7 74 (29.84%) XML
8 72 (29.03%) ISTQB
9 64 (25.81%) Oracle
10 59 (23.79%) Finance
10 59 (23.79%) Analytical Skills
11 53 (21.37%) Selenium
12 49 (19.76%) Degree
13 46 (18.55%) Functional Testing
14 45 (18.15%) Test Automation
14 45 (18.15%) Requirements Analysis
15 44 (17.74%) HTML
15 44 (17.74%) C
15 44 (17.74%) Microsoft
16 43 (17.34%) Software Engineering
17 42 (16.94%) User Acceptance Testing
17 42 (16.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 41 (16.53%) SDLC
18 41 (16.53%) Web Services
19 40 (16.13%) JavaScript
20 39 (15.73%) SOAP
20 39 (15.73%) REST
21 38 (15.32%) Security Cleared
22 37 (14.92%) Unix
22 37 (14.92%) Linux

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 22 (8.87%) MQSeries
2 11 (4.44%) JBoss
3 2 (0.81%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (6.85%) Temenos T24
2 11 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.21%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.84%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.42%) Internet
3 4 (1.61%) HTTP
4 1 (0.40%) OpenFlow
4 1 (0.40%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.06%) MongoDB
2 19 (7.66%) Relational Database
3 15 (6.05%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.03%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (3.23%) OLTP
5 8 (3.23%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.82%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.40%) Big Data
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 53 (21.37%) Selenium
2 31 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (8.06%) Eclipse
3 20 (8.06%) NetBeans
4 19 (7.66%) Hudson
4 19 (7.66%) Jenkins
5 15 (6.05%) Visual Studio
6 12 (4.84%) SoapUI
7 10 (4.03%) WebDriver
8 9 (3.63%) Cucumber
8 9 (3.63%) Maven
9 8 (3.23%) JIRA
9 8 (3.23%) Subversion
9 8 (3.23%) TestDirector
10 7 (2.82%) Ant
10 7 (2.82%) ClearQuest
10 7 (2.82%) JMeter
10 7 (2.82%) JUnit
10 7 (2.82%) LoadRunner
11 6 (2.42%) HP UFT
General
1 59 (23.79%) Finance
2 29 (11.69%) Banking
3 22 (8.87%) Back Office
4 14 (5.65%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.84%) Manufacturing
5 12 (4.84%) Telecoms
6 11 (4.44%) Electronics
6 11 (4.44%) Marketing
7 9 (3.63%) Aerospace
7 9 (3.63%) Financial Institution
8 8 (3.23%) Law
9 5 (2.02%) Military
10 3 (1.21%) Advertising
11 2 (0.81%) Legal
11 2 (0.81%) Publishing
12 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 67 (27.02%) Tester
2 60 (24.19%) Analyst
3 54 (21.77%) Test Analyst
4 42 (16.94%) Test Engineer
5 37 (14.92%) Software Tester
6 35 (14.11%) Developer
7 30 (12.10%) Java Developer
8 20 (8.06%) Systems Tester
9 18 (7.26%) Software Engineer
9 18 (7.26%) Test Leader
10 14 (5.65%) Senior Developer
11 13 (5.24%) Senior Java Developer
11 13 (5.24%) Test Manager
12 12 (4.84%) Applications Engineer
12 12 (4.84%) Applications Support
12 12 (4.84%) Applications Support Engineer
12 12 (4.84%) Support Engineer
13 11 (4.44%) Automated Tester
13 11 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
13 11 (4.44%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (29.84%) XML
2 44 (17.74%) HTML
3 41 (16.53%) Web Services
4 39 (15.73%) REST
4 39 (15.73%) SOAP
5 27 (10.89%) Middleware
6 24 (9.68%) CSS
7 18 (7.26%) EJB
7 18 (7.26%) JSF
8 17 (6.85%) Java EE
9 16 (6.45%) .NET
10 14 (5.65%) J2EE
11 12 (4.84%) Tapestry
12 11 (4.44%) Hibernate
12 11 (4.44%) jQuery
13 9 (3.63%) Servlets
14 8 (3.23%) XML Messaging
15 7 (2.82%) EJB 3.0
15 7 (2.82%) JPA
15 7 (2.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 59 (23.79%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.44%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.23%) LIMS
6 7 (2.82%) User Experience
7 6 (2.42%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.42%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.02%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.81%) Equities
10 1 (0.40%) AS400
10 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.40%) iSeries
10 1 (0.40%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.40%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.92%) Linux
1 37 (14.92%) Unix
2 21 (8.47%) Windows
3 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.40%) Android
4 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (48.79%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (33.06%) Test Scripting
3 46 (18.55%) Functional Testing
4 45 (18.15%) Requirements Analysis
4 45 (18.15%) Test Automation
5 43 (17.34%) Software Engineering
6 42 (16.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 41 (16.53%) SDLC
8 35 (14.11%) Test Management
9 34 (13.71%) Configuration Management
10 33 (13.31%) Regression Testing
11 31 (12.50%) TDD
12 30 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (12.10%) Performance Testing
12 30 (12.10%) Scrum
13 29 (11.69%) SOA
14 28 (11.29%) Automated Testing
14 28 (11.29%) System Testing
15 27 (10.89%) Manual Testing
16 24 (9.68%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 98 (39.52%) Java
2 87 (35.08%) SQL
3 44 (17.74%) C
4 40 (16.13%) JavaScript
5 27 (10.89%) C#
6 16 (6.45%) Python
7 13 (5.24%) PL/SQL
7 13 (5.24%) Ruby
8 12 (4.84%) C++
9 7 (2.82%) Perl
10 5 (2.02%) XPath
11 4 (1.61%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 102 (41.13%) ISEB
2 72 (29.03%) ISTQB
3 49 (19.76%) Degree
4 42 (16.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 38 (15.32%) Security Cleared
6 26 (10.48%) DV Cleared
7 16 (6.45%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.81%) CITP
10 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (34.68%) QA
2 12 (4.84%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.81%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.23%) vSphere
2 6 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.02%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (2.02%) nmon
2 5 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 64 (25.81%) Oracle
2 44 (17.74%) Microsoft
3 36 (14.52%) HP
4 23 (9.27%) IBM
5 22 (8.87%) Green Hat
6 17 (6.85%) webMethods
7 11 (4.44%) SAP
8 9 (3.63%) VMware
9 8 (3.23%) Citrix
9 8 (3.23%) Remedy
9 8 (3.23%) Sybase
10 5 (2.02%) Dynatrace
11 3 (1.21%) Telerik
12 1 (0.40%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.40%) Epicor
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits plus excellent benefits detailed b
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
ITR-UK
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Activus
Salary: From £20,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Chippenham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Exeter
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Cirencester
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Old Street, London, South East
Morningstar Europe Limited
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago