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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 119 147 130
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 119 79 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.99% 1.48% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.80% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 87 67 68
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,400 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £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
4974 4383 4261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.30% 81.94% 78.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4160 3657 3763
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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
Bristol +17 62 £42,000 +5.00% 5
Somerset +13 19 £38,000 +21.60% 2
Wiltshire +11 18 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Devon +14 8 £27,000 -22.85% 2
Dorset -23 6 £37,500 +30.43% 1
Gloucestershire -13 2 £36,500 +28.06% 3
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

1 146 (65.47%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (43.50%) ISEB
3 58 (26.01%) Finance
4 57 (25.56%) Selenium
5 55 (24.66%) Test Management
5 55 (24.66%) Scrum
6 54 (24.22%) Test Automation
6 54 (24.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 53 (23.77%) QA
8 51 (22.87%) Waterfall
9 48 (21.52%) ISTQB
9 48 (21.52%) Degree
10 47 (21.08%) Test Scripting
11 45 (20.18%) SQL
12 41 (18.39%) Test Planning
13 40 (17.94%) Test Strategy
14 36 (16.14%) V-Model
15 35 (15.70%) C#
15 35 (15.70%) Validation
16 32 (14.35%) MS Excel
16 32 (14.35%) Computer Science
16 32 (14.35%) Software Engineering
17 31 (13.90%) Microsoft
18 30 (13.45%) Aerospace
19 29 (13.00%) Retail
20 27 (12.11%) Manufacturing
21 26 (11.66%) Mathematics
22 25 (11.21%) Banking
22 25 (11.21%) Java
23 21 (9.42%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 1 (0.45%) IIS
1 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.45%) Mule
Applications
1 32 (14.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.35%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.45%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.45%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.45%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) PaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.35%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) Firewall
2 1 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.45%) Network Security
2 1 (0.45%) LAN
2 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.14%) SQL Server
1 7 (3.14%) MS Access
2 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.45%) MySQL
3 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.45%) DB2
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 57 (25.56%) Selenium
2 18 (8.07%) WebDriver
3 14 (6.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (5.83%) JUnit
4 13 (5.83%) TestNG
5 12 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.59%) SoapUI
6 8 (3.59%) LoadRunner
7 5 (2.24%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.24%) JIRA
7 5 (2.24%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.79%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.79%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.35%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.90%) MbUnit
11 1 (0.45%) Mockito
11 1 (0.45%) Moq
11 1 (0.45%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.45%) JMeter
General
1 58 (26.01%) Finance
2 30 (13.45%) Aerospace
3 29 (13.00%) Retail
4 27 (12.11%) Manufacturing
5 25 (11.21%) Banking
6 5 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.79%) Advertising
8 2 (0.90%) Publishing
8 2 (0.90%) Military
8 2 (0.90%) Billing
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 64 (28.70%) Analyst
2 57 (25.56%) Test Analyst
3 35 (15.70%) Software Engineer
4 34 (15.25%) Test Engineer
5 31 (13.90%) Tester
6 24 (10.76%) C# Software Engineer
7 21 (9.42%) Test Manager
7 21 (9.42%) Software Tester
8 20 (8.97%) Senior Test Engineer
9 19 (8.52%) Senior Test Analyst
9 19 (8.52%) Senior Analyst
10 18 (8.07%) Senior Software Engineer
10 18 (8.07%) Senior C# Software Engineer
11 14 (6.28%) Team Leader
11 14 (6.28%) Test Team Leader
12 12 (5.38%) Test Leader
13 9 (4.04%) Graduate
14 8 (3.59%) Developer
14 8 (3.59%) Consultant
14 8 (3.59%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.28%) WCF
2 13 (5.83%) WPF
3 10 (4.48%) Web Services
4 7 (3.14%) XML
5 5 (2.24%) .NET
6 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.35%) HTML
6 3 (1.35%) SOAP
7 2 (0.90%) CSS
8 1 (0.45%) JDBC
8 1 (0.45%) J2EE
8 1 (0.45%) JMS
8 1 (0.45%) JTS
8 1 (0.45%) SAML
8 1 (0.45%) Middleware
8 1 (0.45%) LAMP
8 1 (0.45%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.45%) Java EE
8 1 (0.45%) Symfony
8 1 (0.45%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.35%) Computer Science
2 26 (11.66%) Mathematics
3 15 (6.73%) Open Source
3 15 (6.73%) Client/Server
4 14 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.59%) Replication
6 7 (3.14%) Statistics
7 3 (1.35%) NHS
8 2 (0.90%) GIS
8 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.90%) Social Media
8 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.45%) User Experience
9 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.45%) SCADA
9 1 (0.45%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.45%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.38%) Linux
2 11 (4.93%) Windows
3 10 (4.48%) UNIX
4 2 (0.90%) Android
4 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (65.47%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (24.66%) Scrum
2 55 (24.66%) Test Management
3 54 (24.22%) Test Automation
4 51 (22.87%) Waterfall
5 47 (21.08%) Test Scripting
6 41 (18.39%) Test Planning
7 40 (17.94%) Test Strategy
8 36 (16.14%) V-Model
9 35 (15.70%) Validation
10 32 (14.35%) Software Engineering
11 20 (8.97%) Manual Testing
12 19 (8.52%) Line Management
13 18 (8.07%) Security Testing
14 17 (7.62%) Automated Testing
15 16 (7.17%) Regression Testing
16 15 (6.73%) Logistics
17 13 (5.83%) Performance Testing
17 13 (5.83%) TDD
17 13 (5.83%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.18%) SQL
2 35 (15.70%) C#
3 25 (11.21%) Java
4 19 (8.52%) C
5 15 (6.73%) C++
6 9 (4.04%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.14%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.24%) Ruby
8 5 (2.24%) VB
8 5 (2.24%) PHP
9 4 (1.79%) Perl
9 4 (1.79%) VBA
9 4 (1.79%) Python
10 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 97 (43.50%) ISEB
2 54 (24.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 48 (21.52%) ISTQB
3 48 (21.52%) Degree
4 21 (9.42%) Security Cleared
5 13 (5.83%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.35%) HND
7 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.90%) VCP4
9 1 (0.45%) MCSE
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.45%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.45%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (23.77%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.17%) Oracle
3 2 (0.90%) ESRI
3 2 (0.90%) Mapinfo
4 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.45%) Sourcefire
4 1 (0.45%) Capita
4 1 (0.45%) Zend
4 1 (0.45%) Twitter
4 1 (0.45%) New Relic
4 1 (0.45%) Cisco
4 1 (0.45%) Sun
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