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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 167 149 138
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 86 106 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.53% 1.72% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 2.00% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 58 100 88
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,750 £50,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
4888 5311 5068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.21% 85.99% 86.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4055 4336 4211
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,605 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +34 27 £62,500 +127.27% 4
Bristol -11 26 £32,500 - 2
Wiltshire +3 11 £35,000 +6.06%
Dorset +18 8 £36,250 -3.33%
Somerset -31 7 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Devon +13 5 £34,000 +25.92%
Avon - 1 £75,000 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 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 South West region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 98 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (42.63%) Java
3 78 (41.05%) ISEB
4 74 (38.95%) QA
5 70 (36.84%) SQL
6 67 (35.26%) ISTQB
7 64 (33.68%) XML
8 56 (29.47%) Oracle
9 54 (28.42%) Test Scripting
10 51 (26.84%) Degree
10 51 (26.84%) Finance
11 50 (26.32%) SDLC
12 49 (25.79%) Software Engineering
13 47 (24.74%) Analytical Skills
14 44 (23.16%) Test Automation
15 41 (21.58%) Selenium
16 40 (21.05%) Security Cleared
16 40 (21.05%) Unix
17 39 (20.53%) Scrum
18 37 (19.47%) Functional Testing
19 36 (18.95%) HTML
19 36 (18.95%) Requirements Analysis
20 35 (18.42%) JavaScript
20 35 (18.42%) C
20 35 (18.42%) Linux
20 35 (18.42%) Configuration Management
21 34 (17.89%) HP
22 33 (17.37%) System Testing
23 32 (16.84%) User Acceptance Testing
23 32 (16.84%) Regression Testing

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 22 (11.58%) MQSeries
2 14 (7.37%) JBoss
3 2 (1.05%) Apache
3 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.53%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (8.95%) Temenos T24
2 5 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.58%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.32%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.63%) SAN
3 1 (0.53%) Internet
3 1 (0.53%) IPsec
3 1 (0.53%) LTE
3 1 (0.53%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 19 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 18 (9.47%) NoSQL
4 14 (7.37%) Hadoop
5 8 (4.21%) OLTP
5 8 (4.21%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.68%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.53%) Big Data
9 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (21.58%) Selenium
2 22 (11.58%) Cucumber
3 21 (11.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (9.47%) JUnit
5 16 (8.42%) JIRA
6 9 (4.74%) Jenkins
6 9 (4.74%) Subversion
7 8 (4.21%) Maven
8 7 (3.68%) LoadRunner
9 6 (3.16%) Ant
9 6 (3.16%) Eclipse
9 6 (3.16%) HP UFT
9 6 (3.16%) JBehave
9 6 (3.16%) NetBeans
9 6 (3.16%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.16%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.63%) Hudson
10 5 (2.63%) TestDirector
10 5 (2.63%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.63%) YourKit
General
1 51 (26.84%) Finance
2 29 (15.26%) Banking
3 14 (7.37%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.74%) Financial Institution
4 9 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.21%) Aerospace
5 8 (4.21%) Law
6 7 (3.68%) Back Office
6 7 (3.68%) Electronics
7 5 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.63%) Marketing
8 4 (2.11%) Advertising
9 3 (1.58%) Legal
10 2 (1.05%) Automotive
10 2 (1.05%) Military
11 1 (0.53%) Publishing
11 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (25.26%) Analyst
1 48 (25.26%) Test Engineer
2 43 (22.63%) Test Analyst
3 40 (21.05%) Tester
4 24 (12.63%) Software Engineer
5 22 (11.58%) Developer
5 22 (11.58%) Software Tester
6 15 (7.89%) Java Developer
7 13 (6.84%) Software Test Engineer
7 13 (6.84%) Test Leader
8 12 (6.32%) QA Analyst
9 11 (5.79%) Software Analyst
10 10 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
10 10 (5.26%) Systems Tester
11 9 (4.74%) Applications Support
11 9 (4.74%) Middleware Engineer
11 9 (4.74%) QA Leader
11 9 (4.74%) QA Test Analyst
12 8 (4.21%) Applications Support Engineer
12 8 (4.21%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (33.68%) XML
2 36 (18.95%) HTML
3 27 (14.21%) Middleware
4 25 (13.16%) CSS
5 22 (11.58%) Java EE
5 22 (11.58%) Web Services
6 18 (9.47%) EJB
6 18 (9.47%) JSF
7 16 (8.42%) Hibernate
8 14 (7.37%) AngularJS
8 14 (7.37%) jQuery
8 14 (7.37%) SOAP
8 14 (7.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (6.32%) REST
10 8 (4.21%) Tapestry
11 7 (3.68%) .NET
12 6 (3.16%) J2EE
12 6 (3.16%) Spring
12 6 (3.16%) XML Messaging
13 5 (2.63%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (24.74%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.37%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.21%) LIMS
5 6 (3.16%) User Experience
6 5 (2.63%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.63%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.63%) SWIFT
7 4 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.05%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.05%) Equities
9 1 (0.53%) AS400
9 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.53%) iSeries
9 1 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.05%) Unix
2 35 (18.42%) Linux
3 19 (10.00%) Windows
4 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (28.42%) Test Scripting
3 50 (26.32%) SDLC
4 49 (25.79%) Software Engineering
5 44 (23.16%) Test Automation
6 39 (20.53%) Scrum
7 37 (19.47%) Functional Testing
8 36 (18.95%) Requirements Analysis
9 35 (18.42%) Configuration Management
10 33 (17.37%) System Testing
11 32 (16.84%) Regression Testing
11 32 (16.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 31 (16.32%) Test Management
13 29 (15.26%) SOA
14 24 (12.63%) Automation Testing
14 24 (12.63%) Manual Testing
15 23 (12.11%) Integration Testing
16 22 (11.58%) Waterfall
17 18 (9.47%) Data Management
18 17 (8.95%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 81 (42.63%) Java
2 70 (36.84%) SQL
3 35 (18.42%) C
3 35 (18.42%) JavaScript
4 28 (14.74%) C#
5 25 (13.16%) C++
6 15 (7.89%) Python
7 13 (6.84%) PL/SQL
8 9 (4.74%) Perl
8 9 (4.74%) Ruby
9 8 (4.21%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.63%) XPath
11 2 (1.05%) Ada
12 1 (0.53%) VB
12 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (41.05%) ISEB
2 67 (35.26%) ISTQB
3 51 (26.84%) Degree
4 40 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 29 (15.26%) DV Cleared
5 29 (15.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (6.84%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (38.95%) QA
2 8 (4.21%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.05%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.05%) SDET
3 2 (1.05%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.63%) vSphere
2 3 (1.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (15.26%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.63%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (2.63%) nmon
2 5 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 56 (29.47%) Oracle
2 34 (17.89%) HP
3 31 (16.32%) Microsoft
4 23 (12.11%) IBM
5 22 (11.58%) Green Hat
6 17 (8.95%) webMethods
7 5 (2.63%) Citrix
7 5 (2.63%) Dynatrace
7 5 (2.63%) Remedy
7 5 (2.63%) SAP
7 5 (2.63%) Sybase
7 5 (2.63%) VMware
8 3 (1.58%) Telerik
9 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.53%) Capita
9 1 (0.53%) Epicor
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