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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 100 111 85
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 150 104 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.42% 2.01% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.50% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 124 88 159
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £40,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
4956 4161 4246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 79.94% 80.41% 75.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4001 3545 3748
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 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 22 August 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 +22 81 £38,000 +8.57% 8
Wiltshire +3 21 £40,000 +9.58% 3
Somerset -12 20 £32,500 -16.66% 12
Dorset -13 13 £32,500 +54.76% 1
Gloucestershire -8 9 £36,000 +28.57% 2
Cornwall - 2 £27,500 -
Devon -19 1 £20,000 -41.17%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 83 (32.55%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (30.59%) ISEB
3 73 (28.63%) Scrum
4 71 (27.84%) QA
5 69 (27.06%) Degree
6 61 (23.92%) Windows
7 53 (20.78%) SQL
8 50 (19.61%) Test Automation
9 48 (18.82%) Test Scripting
10 47 (18.43%) Selenium
11 45 (17.65%) Software Engineering
11 45 (17.65%) C#
12 43 (16.86%) C
13 42 (16.47%) Computer Science
14 40 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 38 (14.90%) Finance
15 38 (14.90%) Test Strategy
16 37 (14.51%) Waterfall
17 34 (13.33%) C++
18 33 (12.94%) Mathematics
18 33 (12.94%) ISTQB
19 32 (12.55%) Automated Testing
20 30 (11.76%) Test Management
21 27 (10.59%) Manual Testing
21 27 (10.59%) MS Excel
22 26 (10.20%) Java
23 25 (9.80%) Oracle
23 25 (9.80%) Validation
24 23 (9.02%) V-Model
25 22 (8.63%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (1.18%) IIS
2 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.88%) MS Office
3 4 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.14%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.78%) GoldMine
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.78%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.39%) SmartPlant
4 1 (0.39%) Academy Housing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.78%) HTTPS
1 2 (0.78%) FTP
1 2 (0.78%) HTTP
2 1 (0.39%) GPRS
2 1 (0.39%) GSM
2 1 (0.39%) SMS
2 1 (0.39%) UMTS
2 1 (0.39%) WCDMA
2 1 (0.39%) Internet
2 1 (0.39%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.35%) DB2
3 5 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.96%) DataStage
3 5 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 47 (18.43%) Selenium
2 17 (6.67%) TestNG
2 17 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 16 (6.27%) SoapUI
4 14 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (3.92%) JUnit
6 9 (3.53%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (3.14%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.14%) JMeter
8 6 (2.35%) FitNesse
8 6 (2.35%) Ranorex
9 4 (1.57%) MbUnit
10 3 (1.18%) Calabash
10 3 (1.18%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.18%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.18%) MonkeyTalk
10 3 (1.18%) Maven
10 3 (1.18%) Subversion
10 3 (1.18%) TestComplete
10 3 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 38 (14.90%) Finance
2 21 (8.24%) Manufacturing
3 14 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.31%) Retail
5 5 (1.96%) Legal
6 4 (1.57%) Games
7 3 (1.18%) Automotive
7 3 (1.18%) Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Back Office
8 2 (0.78%) Electronics
9 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 76 (29.80%) Analyst
2 71 (27.84%) Tester
3 63 (24.71%) Test Analyst
4 46 (18.04%) Software Tester
5 39 (15.29%) Software Engineer
6 25 (9.80%) Test Engineer
7 16 (6.27%) Test Leader
7 16 (6.27%) ScrumMaster
7 16 (6.27%) Senior Tester
7 16 (6.27%) Test Manager
8 15 (5.88%) Junior
9 14 (5.49%) Senior Software Tester
10 13 (5.10%) Junior Tester
11 12 (4.71%) Lead Tester
12 11 (4.31%) Software Test Engineer
13 10 (3.92%) Team Leader
13 10 (3.92%) Test Team Leader
13 10 (3.92%) QA Manager
14 9 (3.53%) Junior Software Tester
14 9 (3.53%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.84%) Web Services
2 16 (6.27%) XML
3 15 (5.88%) SOAP
3 15 (5.88%) .NET
4 10 (3.92%) REST
5 6 (2.35%) JSF
5 6 (2.35%) EJB
5 6 (2.35%) HTML
6 4 (1.57%) jQuery
6 4 (1.57%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.57%) J2EE
6 4 (1.57%) CSS
7 3 (1.18%) Middleware
7 3 (1.18%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.78%) JPA
8 2 (0.78%) EJB 3.0
8 2 (0.78%) Spring
8 2 (0.78%) Java EE
8 2 (0.78%) JDBC
8 2 (0.78%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.47%) Computer Science
2 33 (12.94%) Mathematics
3 12 (4.71%) Open Source
4 6 (2.35%) N-Tier
4 6 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.18%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.18%) Economics
6 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.78%) Replication
6 2 (0.78%) NHS
6 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.39%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 61 (23.92%) Windows
2 21 (8.24%) Linux
3 18 (7.06%) UNIX
4 2 (0.78%) Solaris
5 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (32.55%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (28.63%) Scrum
3 50 (19.61%) Test Automation
4 48 (18.82%) Test Scripting
5 45 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 38 (14.90%) Test Strategy
7 37 (14.51%) Waterfall
8 32 (12.55%) Automated Testing
9 30 (11.76%) Test Management
10 27 (10.59%) Manual Testing
11 25 (9.80%) Validation
12 23 (9.02%) V-Model
13 22 (8.63%) TDD
14 21 (8.24%) OO
15 20 (7.84%) CAD
16 17 (6.67%) BDD
17 13 (5.10%) SOA
18 12 (4.71%) Performance Testing
18 12 (4.71%) Integration Testing
18 12 (4.71%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (20.78%) SQL
2 45 (17.65%) C#
3 43 (16.86%) C
4 34 (13.33%) C++
5 26 (10.20%) Java
6 14 (5.49%) Perl
7 11 (4.31%) JavaScript
7 11 (4.31%) Ruby
8 9 (3.53%) Python
9 7 (2.75%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.96%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.96%) PHP
11 3 (1.18%) VBA
11 3 (1.18%) VB
12 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.39%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.39%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 78 (30.59%) ISEB
2 69 (27.06%) Degree
3 40 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 33 (12.94%) ISTQB
5 19 (7.45%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.53%) HND
7 5 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.78%) CIMA
9 2 (0.78%) ACCA
9 2 (0.78%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (27.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (0.78%) nmon
Vendors
1 25 (9.80%) Oracle
2 22 (8.63%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.35%) Cisco
4 5 (1.96%) Cognos
4 5 (1.96%) Informatica
4 5 (1.96%) HP
4 5 (1.96%) MicroStrategy
4 5 (1.96%) Telerik
5 4 (1.57%) JBoss
6 2 (0.78%) TOWER Software
6 2 (0.78%) Sage
6 2 (0.78%) Pegasus
6 2 (0.78%) SAP
6 2 (0.78%) Green Hat
7 1 (0.39%) Intergraph
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bath, Somerset, Bristol, Chippenham, Trowbridge,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £28-32,000 + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £30-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Gold Group
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Roc Search
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Pension & Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
UKHO
Salary: £29,712 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
UKHO
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Somerset
CPS Group
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Bath, Avon
Lovehoney
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum generous bonus, pension, gym membership & more
Posted: 16 days ago