The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 118 110 74
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -36
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 128 109 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.09% 2.08% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 2.63% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 106 98 169
Average salary £33,750 £36,500 £31,543
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.53% +15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £21,900 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £40,000 £40,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4924 4152 4286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.37% 79.27% 77.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4009 3587 3795
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 75 £37,500 - 5
Wiltshire -7 19 £35,750 -2.05% 4
Dorset -13 12 £32,500 +12.06% 2
Somerset -20 12 £32,500 -15.58% 4
Gloucestershire -7 9 £33,750 +18.42% 5
Devon -11 1 £20,000 -41.17%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 70 (31.82%) ISEB
2 65 (29.55%) Degree
3 64 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (28.18%) QA
5 53 (24.09%) SQL
5 53 (24.09%) Windows
6 52 (23.64%) Scrum
7 49 (22.27%) Test Scripting
8 41 (18.64%) C#
9 40 (18.18%) Software Engineering
10 39 (17.73%) Selenium
11 37 (16.82%) Test Automation
11 37 (16.82%) C
12 34 (15.45%) Finance
12 34 (15.45%) Computer Science
12 34 (15.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 32 (14.55%) ISTQB
14 31 (14.09%) Automated Testing
15 29 (13.18%) C++
16 28 (12.73%) Test Strategy
17 26 (11.82%) Java
17 26 (11.82%) Mathematics
18 25 (11.36%) Oracle
19 24 (10.91%) Manual Testing
20 23 (10.45%) OO
21 22 (10.00%) Linux
22 21 (9.55%) Web Services
22 21 (9.55%) TDD
22 21 (9.55%) SoapUI
23 19 (8.64%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 3 (1.36%) IIS
2 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.45%) MS Office
3 3 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.64%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.36%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.45%) SmartPlant
4 1 (0.45%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.45%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.45%) GoldMine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.91%) HTTPS
1 2 (0.91%) FTP
1 2 (0.91%) HTTP
2 1 (0.45%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) GPRS
2 1 (0.45%) GSM
2 1 (0.45%) SMS
2 1 (0.45%) UMTS
2 1 (0.45%) WCDMA
2 1 (0.45%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.27%) DataStage
2 5 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.36%) DB2
4 3 (1.36%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 39 (17.73%) Selenium
2 21 (9.55%) SoapUI
3 16 (7.27%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (5.91%) WebDriver
5 11 (5.00%) LoadRunner
5 11 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (4.55%) JMeter
7 9 (4.09%) Visual Studio
7 9 (4.09%) TestNG
8 7 (3.18%) FitNesse
9 6 (2.73%) MbUnit
9 6 (2.73%) Ranorex
10 5 (2.27%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.27%) JUnit
10 5 (2.27%) JIRA
10 5 (2.27%) Subversion
11 4 (1.82%) Maven
11 4 (1.82%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.82%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.36%) Calabash
General
1 34 (15.45%) Finance
2 19 (8.64%) Manufacturing
3 14 (6.36%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.45%) Retail
5 5 (2.27%) Legal
6 3 (1.36%) Automotive
6 3 (1.36%) Back Office
6 3 (1.36%) Banking
7 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.91%) Games
7 2 (0.91%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 83 (37.73%) Analyst
2 69 (31.36%) Test Analyst
3 61 (27.73%) Tester
4 37 (16.82%) Software Tester
5 36 (16.36%) Software Engineer
6 25 (11.36%) Test Engineer
7 14 (6.36%) Test Leader
8 13 (5.91%) Junior
8 13 (5.91%) ScrumMaster
9 11 (5.00%) QA Analyst
9 11 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
9 11 (5.00%) Lead Tester
10 10 (4.55%) Junior Tester
10 10 (4.55%) Senior Tester
11 9 (4.09%) QA Tester
11 9 (4.09%) Senior Software Tester
12 7 (3.18%) Data Analyst
13 6 (2.73%) Junior Software Tester
13 6 (2.73%) Graduate
13 6 (2.73%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.55%) Web Services
2 19 (8.64%) XML
3 17 (7.73%) SOAP
4 12 (5.45%) .NET
5 8 (3.64%) HTML
6 7 (3.18%) REST
6 7 (3.18%) EJB
6 7 (3.18%) JSF
7 4 (1.82%) jQuery
7 4 (1.82%) J2EE
7 4 (1.82%) CSS
7 4 (1.82%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.36%) Middleware
8 3 (1.36%) JPA
8 3 (1.36%) EJB 3.0
8 3 (1.36%) Spring
8 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.36%) Java EE
9 2 (0.91%) GWT
9 2 (0.91%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.45%) Computer Science
2 26 (11.82%) Mathematics
3 8 (3.64%) Open Source
4 6 (2.73%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.27%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.36%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.91%) Economics
7 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.91%) Replication
7 2 (0.91%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 53 (24.09%) Windows
2 22 (10.00%) Linux
3 15 (6.82%) UNIX
4 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.36%) Android
5 2 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (23.64%) Scrum
3 49 (22.27%) Test Scripting
4 40 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 37 (16.82%) Test Automation
6 31 (14.09%) Automated Testing
7 28 (12.73%) Test Strategy
8 24 (10.91%) Manual Testing
9 23 (10.45%) OO
10 21 (9.55%) TDD
11 19 (8.64%) CAD
12 15 (6.82%) Validation
12 15 (6.82%) SOA
12 15 (6.82%) Test Management
13 14 (6.36%) Waterfall
13 14 (6.36%) BDD
14 13 (5.91%) Regression Testing
14 13 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (5.45%) Integration Testing
15 12 (5.45%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.09%) SQL
2 41 (18.64%) C#
3 37 (16.82%) C
4 29 (13.18%) C++
5 26 (11.82%) Java
6 14 (6.36%) Perl
7 11 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.00%) Ruby
8 9 (4.09%) Python
9 7 (3.18%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.27%) PHP
10 5 (2.27%) VB
10 5 (2.27%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.91%) VBA
11 2 (0.91%) VBScript
11 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.45%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 70 (31.82%) ISEB
2 65 (29.55%) Degree
3 34 (15.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 32 (14.55%) ISTQB
5 13 (5.91%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.73%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.73%) HND
7 4 (1.82%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) AAT
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.45%) ACCA
8 1 (0.45%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (28.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.91%) nmon
2 2 (0.91%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 25 (11.36%) Oracle
2 15 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.91%) HP
4 6 (2.73%) Cisco
5 5 (2.27%) Informatica
5 5 (2.27%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (2.27%) Cognos
6 4 (1.82%) Telerik
6 4 (1.82%) JBoss
7 3 (1.36%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.91%) SAP
8 2 (0.91%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.45%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.45%) Sage
9 1 (0.45%) Intergraph
Bath, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Swindon
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £25000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Kainos Software
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Somerset, Bristol, Chippenham, Trowbridge,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £28-32,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Test and Verification Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 to £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire, Oxford, Bristol, Bath,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £35-45,000 + Great Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
LA International
Salary: £48000 - £59000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
LA International
Salary: £23800 - £29400 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 20 days ago