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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 144 146 125
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 89 114 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.71% 1.89% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.21% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 63 103 109
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,900 £60,300
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
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
4551 5160 5216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.40% 85.35% 85.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3807 4299 4250
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Gloucestershire +24 22 £33,500 +7.20% 1
Somerset -18 21 £32,500 - 1
Bristol -12 19 £32,500 - 2
Wiltshire +16 13 £27,000 -22.85% 1
Dorset +17 10 £32,500 -51.85%
Devon -8 3 £32,500 +39.78%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 106 (59.89%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (36.16%) SQL
3 63 (35.59%) Java
4 58 (32.77%) QA
5 57 (32.20%) SDLC
6 55 (31.07%) ISEB
7 48 (27.12%) Microsoft
7 48 (27.12%) Software Engineering
7 48 (27.12%) Degree
8 47 (26.55%) Security Cleared
9 46 (25.99%) XML
10 44 (24.86%) ISTQB
11 41 (23.16%) Scrum
12 38 (21.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 36 (20.34%) DV Cleared
13 36 (20.34%) Test Scripting
13 36 (20.34%) Selenium
13 36 (20.34%) Finance
13 36 (20.34%) Oracle
14 34 (19.21%) JavaScript
14 34 (19.21%) Test Automation
15 32 (18.08%) Functional Testing
16 31 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
16 31 (17.51%) Unix
16 31 (17.51%) Linux
17 30 (16.95%) Windows
17 30 (16.95%) SOA
17 30 (16.95%) Cucumber
18 29 (16.38%) Manual Testing
19 28 (15.82%) CSS

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 14 (7.91%) JBoss
2 11 (6.21%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.13%) Apache
3 2 (1.13%) Confluence
3 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.95%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.13%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.13%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 2 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.95%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.82%) SAN
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) IPsec
3 1 (0.56%) LTE
3 1 (0.56%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.60%) MongoDB
2 16 (9.04%) NoSQL
3 14 (7.91%) Hadoop
4 12 (6.78%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.95%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 38 (21.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (20.34%) Selenium
3 30 (16.95%) Cucumber
4 18 (10.17%) JUnit
5 16 (9.04%) JIRA
6 11 (6.21%) SoapUI
7 10 (5.65%) Visual Studio
8 8 (4.52%) Jenkins
8 8 (4.52%) SpecFlow
9 6 (3.39%) Maven
10 5 (2.82%) JBehave
11 4 (2.26%) Ant
11 4 (2.26%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.26%) NetBeans
11 4 (2.26%) TestDirector
12 3 (1.69%) ClearQuest
12 3 (1.69%) Hudson
12 3 (1.69%) LoadRunner
12 3 (1.69%) Rational Functional Tester
12 3 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 36 (20.34%) Finance
2 11 (6.21%) Aerospace
2 11 (6.21%) Banking
3 10 (5.65%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.95%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.39%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.26%) Back Office
6 4 (2.26%) Electronics
6 4 (2.26%) Law
7 3 (1.69%) Advertising
7 3 (1.69%) Legal
7 3 (1.69%) Marketing
8 2 (1.13%) Automotive
8 2 (1.13%) Local Government
8 2 (1.13%) Military
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (27.68%) Analyst
2 45 (25.42%) Test Engineer
3 44 (24.86%) Test Analyst
4 36 (20.34%) Tester
5 27 (15.25%) Software Tester
6 26 (14.69%) Developer
7 23 (12.99%) Software Engineer
8 17 (9.60%) Java Developer
8 17 (9.60%) Software Analyst
9 16 (9.04%) QA Analyst
9 16 (9.04%) Software Test Analyst
10 14 (7.91%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (7.91%) Senior Test Analyst
10 14 (7.91%) Software Test Engineer
11 13 (7.34%) Graduate
11 13 (7.34%) QA Test Analyst
12 10 (5.65%) Java Engineer
12 10 (5.65%) QA Tester
12 10 (5.65%) Software QA Tester
13 9 (5.08%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (25.99%) XML
2 28 (15.82%) CSS
2 28 (15.82%) HTML
3 26 (14.69%) Web Services
4 21 (11.86%) Java EE
5 19 (10.73%) jQuery
6 17 (9.60%) AngularJS
7 16 (9.04%) EJB
7 16 (9.04%) Hibernate
7 16 (9.04%) JSF
8 15 (8.47%) SOAP
9 14 (7.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (7.34%) REST
11 11 (6.21%) Middleware
12 10 (5.65%) .NET
13 5 (2.82%) ASP.NET
13 5 (2.82%) J2EE
14 4 (2.26%) Spring
14 4 (2.26%) Tapestry
15 3 (1.69%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (12.43%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.91%) User Experience
4 7 (3.95%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.82%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.82%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.26%) LIMS
7 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.13%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.13%) Equities
8 2 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.51%) Linux
1 31 (17.51%) Unix
2 30 (16.95%) Windows
3 10 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (59.89%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (32.20%) SDLC
3 48 (27.12%) Software Engineering
4 41 (23.16%) Scrum
5 36 (20.34%) Test Scripting
6 34 (19.21%) Test Automation
7 32 (18.08%) Functional Testing
8 30 (16.95%) SOA
9 29 (16.38%) Manual Testing
10 27 (15.25%) Requirements Analysis
10 27 (15.25%) Waterfall
11 26 (14.69%) Configuration Management
11 26 (14.69%) Test Management
12 23 (12.99%) Regression Testing
12 23 (12.99%) User Stories
13 22 (12.43%) Non-Functional Testing
13 22 (12.43%) System Testing
14 21 (11.86%) Software Delivery
15 18 (10.17%) Automation Testing
15 18 (10.17%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (36.16%) SQL
2 63 (35.59%) Java
3 34 (19.21%) JavaScript
4 27 (15.25%) C#
5 26 (14.69%) C++
6 22 (12.43%) C
7 17 (9.60%) Python
8 10 (5.65%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.65%) Perl
9 9 (5.08%) PL/SQL
10 8 (4.52%) Ruby
11 2 (1.13%) Ada
12 1 (0.56%) VB
12 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (31.07%) ISEB
2 48 (27.12%) Degree
3 47 (26.55%) Security Cleared
4 44 (24.86%) ISTQB
5 36 (20.34%) DV Cleared
6 26 (14.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (7.91%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (32.77%) QA
2 4 (2.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.13%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.13%) SDET
3 2 (1.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) vSphere
2 2 (1.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (27.12%) Microsoft
2 36 (20.34%) Oracle
3 22 (12.43%) HP
4 11 (6.21%) Green Hat
4 11 (6.21%) IBM
5 7 (3.95%) webMethods
6 3 (1.69%) Citrix
6 3 (1.69%) Remedy
6 3 (1.69%) Sybase
6 3 (1.69%) Telerik
6 3 (1.69%) VMware
7 2 (1.13%) Civica
7 2 (1.13%) Northgate
7 2 (1.13%) SAP
8 1 (0.56%) Capita
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Via Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: Unspecified Competitve plus Company Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago