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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 112 136 99
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -37
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 139 82 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.21% 1.56% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 1.90% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 120 71 112
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £40,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
5142 4322 4176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.63% 81.96% 75.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4229 3742 3638
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 69 £37,500 +11.94% 6
Somerset +16 38 £31,500 +5.00% 10
Wiltshire +8 11 £37,500 +19.04% 5
Gloucestershire -4 11 £45,000 +60.71% 3
Devon -19 3 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Dorset -14 2 £32,500 +46.06% 1
Cornwall - 2 £27,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 143 (54.37%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (32.32%) ISEB
3 73 (27.76%) Degree
4 69 (26.24%) QA
4 69 (26.24%) Scrum
5 67 (25.48%) Test Automation
6 63 (23.95%) SQL
7 55 (20.91%) Selenium
8 48 (18.25%) Test Scripting
9 46 (17.49%) MS Excel
10 45 (17.11%) C#
10 45 (17.11%) Computer Science
11 44 (16.73%) Windows
11 44 (16.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 43 (16.35%) C
12 43 (16.35%) Waterfall
13 41 (15.59%) Software Engineering
13 41 (15.59%) Finance
14 39 (14.83%) Microsoft
14 39 (14.83%) Mathematics
14 39 (14.83%) Test Management
14 39 (14.83%) Test Strategy
15 36 (13.69%) ISTQB
16 35 (13.31%) C++
17 34 (12.93%) Automated Testing
18 30 (11.41%) Oracle
19 28 (10.65%) Manufacturing
20 27 (10.27%) Test Planning
21 25 (9.51%) Validation
21 25 (9.51%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (1.14%) IIS
1 3 (1.14%) JBoss
2 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 46 (17.49%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.32%) MS Office
3 6 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.66%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (2.28%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.38%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.38%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.38%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.38%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) SaaS
1 1 (0.38%) PaaS
1 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.04%) MS Access
3 7 (2.66%) DB2
4 4 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.52%) DataStage
4 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 55 (20.91%) Selenium
2 19 (7.22%) TestNG
2 19 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (6.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (6.08%) WebDriver
5 15 (5.70%) SoapUI
6 11 (4.18%) JUnit
7 7 (2.66%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.66%) JMeter
7 7 (2.66%) SpecFlow
8 6 (2.28%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.90%) FitNesse
10 4 (1.52%) Ranorex
11 3 (1.14%) Subversion
11 3 (1.14%) Maven
12 2 (0.76%) JIRA
12 2 (0.76%) NetBeans
12 2 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.76%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.76%) Calabash
General
1 41 (15.59%) Finance
2 28 (10.65%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.42%) Retail
5 4 (1.52%) Games
6 3 (1.14%) Advertising
6 3 (1.14%) Automotive
6 3 (1.14%) Legal
7 2 (0.76%) Back Office
7 2 (0.76%) Military
8 1 (0.38%) Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 78 (29.66%) Analyst
2 73 (27.76%) Tester
3 65 (24.71%) Test Analyst
4 45 (17.11%) Software Tester
5 38 (14.45%) Software Engineer
6 19 (7.22%) Test Engineer
6 19 (7.22%) Senior Tester
7 18 (6.84%) Test Manager
7 18 (6.84%) ScrumMaster
8 14 (5.32%) Test Leader
9 13 (4.94%) Junior
9 13 (4.94%) C# Software Engineer
9 13 (4.94%) Senior Software Engineer
9 13 (4.94%) Senior Test Analyst
9 13 (4.94%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (4.56%) Senior Software Tester
10 12 (4.56%) Junior Tester
10 12 (4.56%) Lead Tester
11 11 (4.18%) Automated Tester
11 11 (4.18%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.46%) Web Services
2 15 (5.70%) XML
3 13 (4.94%) SOAP
4 11 (4.18%) .NET
4 11 (4.18%) WCF
4 11 (4.18%) WPF
4 11 (4.18%) REST
5 5 (1.90%) HTML
5 5 (1.90%) EJB
5 5 (1.90%) JSF
6 3 (1.14%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.14%) CSS
6 3 (1.14%) J2EE
6 3 (1.14%) jQuery
7 2 (0.76%) JPA
7 2 (0.76%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (0.76%) Spring
7 2 (0.76%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.76%) Java EE
8 1 (0.38%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 45 (17.11%) Computer Science
2 39 (14.83%) Mathematics
3 14 (5.32%) Client/Server
4 12 (4.56%) Open Source
5 6 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.90%) NHS
7 4 (1.52%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.52%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.14%) Economics
9 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.76%) Replication
9 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.38%) Social Media
10 1 (0.38%) Physics
10 1 (0.38%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.38%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.73%) Windows
2 17 (6.46%) UNIX
3 14 (5.32%) Linux
4 1 (0.38%) Android
4 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (54.37%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (26.24%) Scrum
3 67 (25.48%) Test Automation
4 48 (18.25%) Test Scripting
5 43 (16.35%) Waterfall
6 41 (15.59%) Software Engineering
7 39 (14.83%) Test Strategy
7 39 (14.83%) Test Management
8 34 (12.93%) Automated Testing
9 27 (10.27%) Test Planning
10 25 (9.51%) Validation
10 25 (9.51%) TDD
10 25 (9.51%) Manual Testing
11 24 (9.13%) V-Model
11 24 (9.13%) Line Management
12 23 (8.75%) BDD
13 21 (7.98%) Mentoring
14 14 (5.32%) Performance Testing
14 14 (5.32%) CAD
15 11 (4.18%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 63 (23.95%) SQL
2 45 (17.11%) C#
3 43 (16.35%) C
4 35 (13.31%) C++
5 24 (9.13%) Java
6 11 (4.18%) Ruby
7 9 (3.42%) Python
8 6 (2.28%) VBA
8 6 (2.28%) Perl
9 5 (1.90%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.90%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.52%) PHP
10 4 (1.52%) VB
10 4 (1.52%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.38%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.38%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 85 (32.32%) ISEB
2 73 (27.76%) Degree
3 44 (16.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 36 (13.69%) ISTQB
5 23 (8.75%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.28%) HND
7 5 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.52%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) MCSE
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.38%) ACCA
9 1 (0.38%) CIMA
9 1 (0.38%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (26.24%) QA
Vendors
1 39 (14.83%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.41%) Oracle
3 6 (2.28%) Cisco
4 4 (1.52%) Cognos
4 4 (1.52%) Informatica
4 4 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (1.14%) Telerik
6 2 (0.76%) SAP
7 1 (0.38%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.38%) Sage
7 1 (0.38%) Intergraph
7 1 (0.38%) New Relic
7 1 (0.38%) HP
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Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Good Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
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Salary: £18000 to £22500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £28000.00 - £35000. per annum + Pension & Benefits
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Salary: To £28k + benefits
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