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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 126 160 129
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -31
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 121 67 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.02% 1.22% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.49% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 91 58 92
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,550 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £43,250 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
4992 4506 4503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.21% 81.79% 78.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4188 3798 3969
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £26,500
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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +35 64 £55,000 +37.50% 10
Somerset +16 21 £31,500 +5.00% 4
Wiltshire +8 16 £38,375 +50.49% 4
Devon 0 7 - - 2
Dorset -16 6 £34,000 +4.61% 2
Gloucestershire -11 3 £37,000 +29.82% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 169 (66.54%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (45.67%) ISEB
3 79 (31.10%) Scrum
4 75 (29.53%) Test Automation
5 71 (27.95%) Waterfall
6 68 (26.77%) QA
6 68 (26.77%) Selenium
7 66 (25.98%) Test Management
8 65 (25.59%) Finance
9 63 (24.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 62 (24.41%) ISTQB
11 58 (22.83%) Test Scripting
12 53 (20.87%) Degree
13 50 (19.69%) SQL
14 44 (17.32%) Test Planning
14 44 (17.32%) Test Strategy
15 42 (16.54%) V-Model
16 40 (15.75%) MS Excel
16 40 (15.75%) Validation
17 38 (14.96%) Microsoft
18 36 (14.17%) C#
18 36 (14.17%) Software Engineering
19 33 (12.99%) Computer Science
20 32 (12.60%) Mathematics
20 32 (12.60%) Line Management
21 30 (11.81%) Aerospace
21 30 (11.81%) Security Cleared
21 30 (11.81%) Retail
22 28 (11.02%) Manufacturing
22 28 (11.02%) C

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.39%) Mule
2 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 40 (15.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.36%) MS Office
3 3 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.39%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.39%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.39%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.39%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.79%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) PaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.39%) Firewall
2 1 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.39%) Network Security
2 1 (0.39%) LAN
2 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.54%) MS Access
2 7 (2.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.18%) DB2
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 68 (26.77%) Selenium
2 20 (7.87%) TestNG
2 20 (7.87%) WebDriver
3 18 (7.09%) JUnit
4 16 (6.30%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (3.94%) SoapUI
7 8 (3.15%) LoadRunner
8 6 (2.36%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.36%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.97%) JIRA
10 4 (1.57%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.57%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.79%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.39%) JMeter
12 1 (0.39%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.39%) Subversion
12 1 (0.39%) Maven
12 1 (0.39%) FitNesse
General
1 65 (25.59%) Finance
2 30 (11.81%) Aerospace
2 30 (11.81%) Retail
3 28 (11.02%) Manufacturing
4 25 (9.84%) Banking
5 5 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.57%) Advertising
7 2 (0.79%) Games
7 2 (0.79%) Military
7 2 (0.79%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 71 (27.95%) Analyst
2 65 (25.59%) Test Analyst
3 40 (15.75%) Tester
4 34 (13.39%) Software Engineer
5 31 (12.20%) Test Manager
6 28 (11.02%) Software Tester
6 28 (11.02%) Test Engineer
7 22 (8.66%) C# Software Engineer
8 21 (8.27%) Senior Test Analyst
8 21 (8.27%) Senior Analyst
9 19 (7.48%) Test Team Leader
9 19 (7.48%) Team Leader
10 18 (7.09%) Senior Test Engineer
11 17 (6.69%) Senior Software Engineer
12 16 (6.30%) QA Manager
12 16 (6.30%) Senior C# Software Engineer
13 13 (5.12%) Senior Tester
14 10 (3.94%) ScrumMaster
15 9 (3.54%) Test Leader
15 9 (3.54%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.91%) WCF
2 14 (5.51%) WPF
3 8 (3.15%) .NET
4 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.57%) Web Services
4 4 (1.57%) XML
5 3 (1.18%) SOAP
5 3 (1.18%) REST
6 2 (0.79%) HTML
7 1 (0.39%) JMS
7 1 (0.39%) SAML
7 1 (0.39%) Middleware
7 1 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.39%) Java EE
7 1 (0.39%) CSS
7 1 (0.39%) JDBC
7 1 (0.39%) J2EE
7 1 (0.39%) OAuth
7 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.99%) Computer Science
2 32 (12.60%) Mathematics
3 20 (7.87%) Open Source
4 16 (6.30%) Client/Server
5 10 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.54%) Replication
7 7 (2.76%) Statistics
8 5 (1.97%) NHS
9 2 (0.79%) GIS
9 2 (0.79%) Social Media
9 2 (0.79%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.39%) Physics
10 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.39%) SCADA
10 1 (0.39%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.39%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.30%) Windows
2 12 (4.72%) UNIX
3 10 (3.94%) Linux
4 2 (0.79%) Android
4 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (66.54%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (31.10%) Scrum
3 75 (29.53%) Test Automation
4 71 (27.95%) Waterfall
5 66 (25.98%) Test Management
6 58 (22.83%) Test Scripting
7 44 (17.32%) Test Strategy
7 44 (17.32%) Test Planning
8 42 (16.54%) V-Model
9 40 (15.75%) Validation
10 36 (14.17%) Software Engineering
11 32 (12.60%) Line Management
12 25 (9.84%) Security Testing
13 22 (8.66%) Manual Testing
13 22 (8.66%) Automated Testing
14 20 (7.87%) Mentoring
15 17 (6.69%) Regression Testing
16 16 (6.30%) Logistics
16 16 (6.30%) Performance Testing
16 16 (6.30%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 50 (19.69%) SQL
2 36 (14.17%) C#
3 28 (11.02%) C
4 22 (8.66%) C++
5 20 (7.87%) Java
6 6 (2.36%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.97%) VB
7 5 (1.97%) VBA
7 5 (1.97%) Ruby
7 5 (1.97%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.57%) PHP
8 4 (1.57%) Python
9 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.79%) Perl
11 1 (0.39%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (45.67%) ISEB
2 63 (24.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 62 (24.41%) ISTQB
4 53 (20.87%) Degree
5 30 (11.81%) Security Cleared
6 14 (5.51%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (2.36%) HND
9 3 (1.18%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.39%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.39%) ACCA
10 1 (0.39%) CISM
10 1 (0.39%) CIMA
10 1 (0.39%) MCSE
10 1 (0.39%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (26.77%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.48%) Oracle
3 2 (0.79%) Mapinfo
3 2 (0.79%) ESRI
3 2 (0.79%) Telerik
4 1 (0.39%) Sourcefire
4 1 (0.39%) Capita
4 1 (0.39%) New Relic
4 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.39%) Cisco
4 1 (0.39%) Sun
4 1 (0.39%) Pegasus
4 1 (0.39%) Sage
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