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

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 152 133 117
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 94 122 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 2.05% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.35% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 75 107 119
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,600 £26,280
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £55,000 £57,500
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
4896 5196 5218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.68% 87.28% 84.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4095 4378 4286
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,100
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Somerset +15 26 £32,500 +16.07% 4
Gloucestershire -36 19 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Wiltshire +2 18 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Dorset +17 12 £28,500 -18.57% 1
Bristol -13 12 £30,500 -3.17% 1
Devon -1 6 £28,046 +5.83% 1
Cornwall -16 1 £23,000 -16.36% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 112 (62.57%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (38.55%) SQL
3 61 (34.08%) ISEB
4 59 (32.96%) ISTQB
5 55 (30.73%) Microsoft
6 52 (29.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 50 (27.93%) SDLC
8 48 (26.82%) Degree
9 47 (26.26%) Security Cleared
10 44 (24.58%) Java
11 41 (22.91%) QA
12 38 (21.23%) Test Automation
13 37 (20.67%) DV Cleared
13 37 (20.67%) Cucumber
13 37 (20.67%) Non-Functional Testing
14 36 (20.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 36 (20.11%) Selenium
15 35 (19.55%) Windows
16 33 (18.44%) Test Scripting
17 31 (17.32%) Software Engineering
17 31 (17.32%) Scrum
18 30 (16.76%) BDD
19 29 (16.20%) Requirements Analysis
19 29 (16.20%) Test Management
20 28 (15.64%) XML
21 27 (15.08%) C#
22 26 (14.53%) JavaScript
22 26 (14.53%) CSS
22 26 (14.53%) Waterfall
23 25 (13.97%) Web Services

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 12 (6.70%) JBoss
2 5 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.23%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.23%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.68%) Confluence
4 3 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.12%) Apache
6 1 (0.56%) IIS
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (3.91%) MS Office
2 4 (2.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Academy Housing
1 2 (1.12%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.68%) GitHub
1 3 (1.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.23%) DNS
1 4 (2.23%) Internet
1 4 (2.23%) Intranet
1 4 (2.23%) Skype
2 2 (1.12%) LTE
3 1 (0.56%) 2G
3 1 (0.56%) 3G
3 1 (0.56%) 4G
3 1 (0.56%) IPsec
3 1 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.56%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.94%) MongoDB
2 15 (8.38%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.70%) Hadoop
4 10 (5.59%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.56%) MS Access
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 52 (29.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (20.67%) Cucumber
3 36 (20.11%) Selenium
4 21 (11.73%) SpecFlow
5 16 (8.94%) JIRA
6 15 (8.38%) JUnit
7 12 (6.70%) Visual Studio
8 10 (5.59%) SoapUI
9 7 (3.91%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.79%) Ant
10 5 (2.79%) Maven
11 4 (2.23%) ClearCase
11 4 (2.23%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.23%) Hudson
11 4 (2.23%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.23%) NetBeans
11 4 (2.23%) Rational Functional Tester
11 4 (2.23%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.68%) JBehave
12 3 (1.68%) Spock
General
1 17 (9.50%) Finance
2 7 (3.91%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.79%) Back Office
4 5 (2.79%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.23%) Advertising
6 2 (1.12%) Local Government
6 2 (1.12%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Military
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (38.55%) Analyst
2 60 (33.52%) Test Analyst
3 41 (22.91%) Test Engineer
4 34 (18.99%) Tester
5 26 (14.53%) Software Tester
6 20 (11.17%) Developer
7 19 (10.61%) Senior Analyst
7 19 (10.61%) Senior Test Analyst
8 17 (9.50%) Software Analyst
9 16 (8.94%) Software Test Analyst
10 15 (8.38%) Software Engineer
11 14 (7.82%) QA Analyst
12 13 (7.26%) Software Test Engineer
13 12 (6.70%) Java Developer
13 12 (6.70%) QA Test Analyst
13 12 (6.70%) QA Tester
13 12 (6.70%) Software QA Tester
14 11 (6.15%) Graduate
15 9 (5.03%) Test Automation Engineer
16 8 (4.47%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.64%) XML
2 26 (14.53%) CSS
3 25 (13.97%) Web Services
4 24 (13.41%) HTML
5 17 (9.50%) Java EE
5 17 (9.50%) jQuery
6 15 (8.38%) AngularJS
6 15 (8.38%) EJB
6 15 (8.38%) JSF
7 14 (7.82%) Hibernate
8 12 (6.70%) .NET
8 12 (6.70%) SOAP
8 12 (6.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (6.15%) REST
10 6 (3.35%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.79%) Spring
12 3 (1.68%) EJB 3.0
12 3 (1.68%) JPA
12 3 (1.68%) JSP
12 3 (1.68%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.73%) Computer Science
2 15 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.70%) User Experience
4 5 (2.79%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.23%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.23%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.68%) PMI
7 2 (1.12%) CMDB
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.55%) Windows
2 23 (12.85%) Linux
3 20 (11.17%) Unix
4 15 (8.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.79%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.23%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.23%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (62.57%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (27.93%) SDLC
3 38 (21.23%) Test Automation
4 37 (20.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 33 (18.44%) Test Scripting
6 31 (17.32%) Scrum
6 31 (17.32%) Software Engineering
7 30 (16.76%) BDD
8 29 (16.20%) Requirements Analysis
8 29 (16.20%) Test Management
9 26 (14.53%) Waterfall
10 24 (13.41%) Security Testing
11 23 (12.85%) Functional Testing
11 23 (12.85%) Manual Testing
12 21 (11.73%) Line Management
12 21 (11.73%) Load Testing
12 21 (11.73%) SOA
13 20 (11.17%) Configuration Management
13 20 (11.17%) User Stories
14 18 (10.06%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 69 (38.55%) SQL
2 44 (24.58%) Java
3 27 (15.08%) C#
4 26 (14.53%) JavaScript
5 19 (10.61%) C++
6 18 (10.06%) C
7 16 (8.94%) Python
8 8 (4.47%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.35%) Ruby
10 5 (2.79%) Perl
11 3 (1.68%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.56%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (34.08%) ISEB
2 59 (32.96%) ISTQB
3 48 (26.82%) Degree
4 47 (26.26%) Security Cleared
5 37 (20.67%) DV Cleared
6 36 (20.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (10.61%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.68%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (22.91%) QA
2 4 (2.23%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.68%) ISO 14001
3 3 (1.68%) SLA
4 2 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.12%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (2.23%) Hyper-V
1 4 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (2.23%) VMware ESX
1 4 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (7.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.23%) AirWatch
2 4 (2.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (2.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (30.73%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.73%) Oracle
3 14 (7.82%) HP
4 5 (2.79%) VMware
5 4 (2.23%) Altiris
5 4 (2.23%) Citrix
5 4 (2.23%) Veritas
6 3 (1.68%) Civica
6 3 (1.68%) Northgate
7 1 (0.56%) Capita
7 1 (0.56%) Huawei
7 1 (0.56%) Nokia
7 1 (0.56%) SAP
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