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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 145 122 140
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 98 107 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.69% 1.82% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.23% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 97 92 71
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £59,250 £41,000
UK excluding London average 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
4771 4797 4188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.26% 81.78% 79.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3972 3993 3683
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Somerset +34 39 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Bristol -29 34 £30,000 -14.28% 9
Wiltshire 0 12 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Dorset +1 8 £31,250 +13.63%
Gloucestershire -15 2 £27,750 -20.71% 1
Devon - 2 £27,000 - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 141 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (33.79%) ISEB
3 71 (32.42%) Scrum
4 56 (25.57%) Degree
5 49 (22.37%) QA
5 49 (22.37%) Software Engineering
6 46 (21.00%) C#
7 44 (20.09%) Test Scripting
8 40 (18.26%) ISTQB
9 39 (17.81%) Java
9 39 (17.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 37 (16.89%) Windows
10 37 (16.89%) Selenium
10 37 (16.89%) Test Management
11 35 (15.98%) Computer Science
11 35 (15.98%) Finance
12 32 (14.61%) Aerospace
13 30 (13.70%) SQL
13 30 (13.70%) Mathematics
14 29 (13.24%) Test Automation
14 29 (13.24%) Test Strategy
15 27 (12.33%) Waterfall
16 25 (11.42%) Retail
16 25 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
17 24 (10.96%) Test Planning
17 24 (10.96%) SQL Server
17 24 (10.96%) Security Cleared
18 23 (10.50%) V-Model
19 21 (9.59%) Manual Testing
19 21 (9.59%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (5.02%) IIS
1 11 (5.02%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.46%) Mule
2 1 (0.46%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 10 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.37%) MS Office
3 2 (0.91%) Simulink
3 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.46%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
1 1 (0.46%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.20%) Internet
2 3 (1.37%) Firewall
3 2 (0.91%) IPv4
3 2 (0.91%) DHCP
3 2 (0.91%) HTTP
3 2 (0.91%) DNS
3 2 (0.91%) LTE
4 1 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.46%) Network Security
4 1 (0.46%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (16.89%) Selenium
2 18 (8.22%) WebDriver
3 15 (6.85%) Visual Studio
4 11 (5.02%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.11%) JUnit
6 8 (3.65%) Eclipse
7 7 (3.20%) LoadRunner
7 7 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.20%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.28%) TestNG
9 4 (1.83%) MbUnit
9 4 (1.83%) Subversion
9 4 (1.83%) Maven
10 3 (1.37%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.37%) jMock
10 3 (1.37%) JIRA
10 3 (1.37%) Ant
10 3 (1.37%) Apache Buildr
11 2 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.46%) AppScan
General
1 35 (15.98%) Finance
2 32 (14.61%) Aerospace
3 25 (11.42%) Retail
4 19 (8.68%) Banking
5 12 (5.48%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.37%) Electronics
6 3 (1.37%) Advertising
7 2 (0.91%) Publishing
7 2 (0.91%) Back Office
7 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.91%) Billing
7 2 (0.91%) Games
7 2 (0.91%) Military
8 1 (0.46%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 59 (26.94%) Analyst
2 53 (24.20%) Test Analyst
3 46 (21.00%) Software Engineer
4 28 (12.79%) Tester
5 27 (12.33%) Test Engineer
6 26 (11.87%) Software Tester
7 25 (11.42%) Test Manager
8 21 (9.59%) Test Leader
9 18 (8.22%) C# Software Engineer
10 16 (7.31%) Senior Test Analyst
10 16 (7.31%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (6.39%) Developer
12 12 (5.48%) Senior Test Engineer
13 9 (4.11%) Software Test Analyst
13 9 (4.11%) C++ Software Engineer
14 8 (3.65%) Software Test Engineer
15 7 (3.20%) Graduate
15 7 (3.20%) Software Developer
15 7 (3.20%) Junior
15 7 (3.20%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.31%) Web Services
2 13 (5.94%) WPF
3 11 (5.02%) HTML
3 11 (5.02%) XML
4 9 (4.11%) .NET
5 7 (3.20%) CSS
5 7 (3.20%) SOAP
6 6 (2.74%) jQuery
7 5 (2.28%) WCF
8 4 (1.83%) REST
8 4 (1.83%) JSP
9 3 (1.37%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.37%) LAMP
9 3 (1.37%) Spring
9 3 (1.37%) JSF
9 3 (1.37%) Ajax
9 3 (1.37%) JPA
9 3 (1.37%) Symfony
9 3 (1.37%) CodeIgniter
9 3 (1.37%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.98%) Computer Science
2 30 (13.70%) Mathematics
3 25 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.02%) Open Source
5 9 (4.11%) Statistics
6 7 (3.20%) Replication
7 3 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.37%) GIS
7 3 (1.37%) User Experience
8 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.46%) Economics
9 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.46%) iPhone
9 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.89%) Windows
2 12 (5.48%) Linux
3 7 (3.20%) UNIX
4 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (32.42%) Scrum
3 49 (22.37%) Software Engineering
4 44 (20.09%) Test Scripting
5 37 (16.89%) Test Management
6 29 (13.24%) Test Automation
6 29 (13.24%) Test Strategy
7 27 (12.33%) Waterfall
8 24 (10.96%) Test Planning
9 23 (10.50%) V-Model
10 21 (9.59%) Manual Testing
10 21 (9.59%) Performance Testing
11 20 (9.13%) Validation
12 18 (8.22%) Regression Testing
13 14 (6.39%) OO
13 14 (6.39%) Security Testing
14 13 (5.94%) CAPA
15 12 (5.48%) TDD
16 11 (5.02%) Automated Testing
16 11 (5.02%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.00%) C#
2 39 (17.81%) Java
3 30 (13.70%) SQL
4 21 (9.59%) C++
5 15 (6.85%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.48%) C
7 9 (4.11%) Perl
8 7 (3.20%) Python
9 6 (2.74%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.28%) Ruby
11 3 (1.37%) PHP
12 2 (0.91%) VB
13 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.46%) VBA
13 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (33.79%) ISEB
2 56 (25.57%) Degree
3 40 (18.26%) ISTQB
4 39 (17.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (10.96%) Security Cleared
6 11 (5.02%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.83%) HND
8 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.46%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.46%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (22.37%) QA
2 2 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (0.91%) KVM
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.46%) Snort
2 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (7.31%) Oracle
2 11 (5.02%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.37%) Zend
3 3 (1.37%) Cisco
3 3 (1.37%) ATG
3 3 (1.37%) Twitter
4 2 (0.91%) ESRI
4 2 (0.91%) Mapinfo
4 2 (0.91%) VMware
5 1 (0.46%) Sourcefire
5 1 (0.46%) Capita
5 1 (0.46%) Google
5 1 (0.46%) Sun
5 1 (0.46%) IBM
5 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.46%) Apple
5 1 (0.46%) Citrix
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