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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 162 148 140
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 79 102 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.48% 1.75% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 2.04% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 55 101 90
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £25,000 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £60,700 £53,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
4640 4988 5075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 86.96% 85.37% 85.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3891 4161 4223
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Gloucestershire +22 24 £62,500 +125.22% 2
Bristol -11 20 £32,500 - 2
Somerset -29 16 £32,289 -0.64% 2
Wiltshire +7 8 £23,750 -32.14% 1
Dorset +12 7 £32,500 +4.00% 1
Devon +4 3 £34,500 +27.77% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 102 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (40.35%) Java
3 61 (35.67%) SQL
4 60 (35.09%) ISEB
5 59 (34.50%) QA
6 52 (30.41%) XML
6 52 (30.41%) SDLC
7 51 (29.82%) ISTQB
8 48 (28.07%) Software Engineering
9 45 (26.32%) Degree
10 43 (25.15%) Oracle
10 43 (25.15%) Test Scripting
10 43 (25.15%) Security Cleared
11 42 (24.56%) Finance
12 40 (23.39%) Microsoft
13 39 (22.81%) Scrum
14 37 (21.64%) Test Automation
14 37 (21.64%) Analytical Skills
15 36 (21.05%) Selenium
16 34 (19.88%) JavaScript
16 34 (19.88%) Unix
17 33 (19.30%) Linux
17 33 (19.30%) DV Cleared
17 33 (19.30%) Functional Testing
18 32 (18.71%) Requirements Analysis
18 32 (18.71%) HTML
19 30 (17.54%) Configuration Management
19 30 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
19 30 (17.54%) Cucumber
19 30 (17.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 15 (8.77%) JBoss
1 15 (8.77%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.17%) Apache
2 2 (1.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.85%) Temenos T24
2 4 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.92%) SAN
3 1 (0.58%) Internet
3 1 (0.58%) IPsec
3 1 (0.58%) LTE
3 1 (0.58%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 18 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 15 (8.77%) Hadoop
4 10 (5.85%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.85%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.58%) OLTP
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 36 (21.05%) Selenium
2 30 (17.54%) Cucumber
2 30 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (10.53%) JUnit
4 15 (8.77%) JIRA
5 8 (4.68%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.09%) Maven
6 7 (4.09%) SoapUI
6 7 (4.09%) SpecFlow
6 7 (4.09%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.51%) JBehave
8 5 (2.92%) Ant
8 5 (2.92%) ClearQuest
8 5 (2.92%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.92%) NetBeans
8 5 (2.92%) TestDirector
9 4 (2.34%) Hudson
9 4 (2.34%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.34%) Subversion
9 4 (2.34%) WebDriver
General
1 42 (24.56%) Finance
2 16 (9.36%) Banking
3 11 (6.43%) Aerospace
4 10 (5.85%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.68%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.51%) Electronics
7 5 (2.92%) Back Office
7 5 (2.92%) Law
7 5 (2.92%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.34%) Marketing
9 3 (1.75%) Legal
10 2 (1.17%) Advertising
10 2 (1.17%) Automotive
10 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.17%) Military
11 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (28.65%) Analyst
2 44 (25.73%) Test Analyst
3 43 (25.15%) Test Engineer
4 31 (18.13%) Tester
5 23 (13.45%) Developer
5 23 (13.45%) Software Engineer
5 23 (13.45%) Software Tester
6 15 (8.77%) Java Developer
7 14 (8.19%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (8.19%) Senior Test Analyst
7 14 (8.19%) Software Test Engineer
8 12 (7.02%) Graduate
8 12 (7.02%) QA Analyst
8 12 (7.02%) Software Analyst
9 11 (6.43%) Software Test Analyst
10 10 (5.85%) Java Engineer
11 9 (5.26%) Middleware Engineer
11 9 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
11 9 (5.26%) Test Leader
12 8 (4.68%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (30.41%) XML
2 32 (18.71%) HTML
3 25 (14.62%) CSS
4 24 (14.04%) Web Services
5 22 (12.87%) Java EE
6 18 (10.53%) EJB
6 18 (10.53%) jQuery
6 18 (10.53%) JSF
7 17 (9.94%) AngularJS
7 17 (9.94%) Hibernate
8 16 (9.36%) Middleware
9 15 (8.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (8.19%) SOAP
11 12 (7.02%) REST
12 7 (4.09%) .NET
13 5 (2.92%) J2EE
13 5 (2.92%) Spring
13 5 (2.92%) Tapestry
14 3 (1.75%) EJB 3.0
14 3 (1.75%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.64%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (13.45%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.26%) User Experience
4 6 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.92%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.92%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.92%) LIMS
5 5 (2.92%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.17%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.17%) Equities
7 2 (1.17%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.58%) AS400
8 1 (0.58%) iSeries
8 1 (0.58%) Statistics
8 1 (0.58%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.88%) Unix
2 33 (19.30%) Linux
3 24 (14.04%) Windows
4 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (30.41%) SDLC
3 48 (28.07%) Software Engineering
4 43 (25.15%) Test Scripting
5 39 (22.81%) Scrum
6 37 (21.64%) Test Automation
7 33 (19.30%) Functional Testing
8 32 (18.71%) Requirements Analysis
9 30 (17.54%) Configuration Management
10 29 (16.96%) SOA
11 28 (16.37%) Test Management
12 26 (15.20%) Regression Testing
12 26 (15.20%) System Testing
13 25 (14.62%) Waterfall
14 24 (14.04%) Manual Testing
15 22 (12.87%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (12.28%) Software Delivery
17 19 (11.11%) Integration Testing
17 19 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
18 18 (10.53%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (40.35%) Java
2 61 (35.67%) SQL
3 34 (19.88%) JavaScript
4 28 (16.37%) C
5 27 (15.79%) C#
5 27 (15.79%) C++
6 14 (8.19%) Python
7 10 (5.85%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.26%) Perl
8 9 (5.26%) Ruby
9 2 (1.17%) Ada
10 1 (0.58%) VB
10 1 (0.58%) VBScript
10 1 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 60 (35.09%) ISEB
2 51 (29.82%) ISTQB
3 45 (26.32%) Degree
4 43 (25.15%) Security Cleared
5 33 (19.30%) DV Cleared
6 30 (17.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (8.19%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.17%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (34.50%) QA
2 5 (2.92%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.17%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.17%) SDET
3 2 (1.17%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.92%) vSphere
2 3 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (13.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.58%) nmon
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 43 (25.15%) Oracle
2 40 (23.39%) Microsoft
3 25 (14.62%) HP
4 16 (9.36%) IBM
5 15 (8.77%) Green Hat
6 10 (5.85%) webMethods
7 5 (2.92%) Citrix
7 5 (2.92%) Remedy
7 5 (2.92%) Sybase
7 5 (2.92%) VMware
8 4 (2.34%) SAP
9 3 (1.75%) Telerik
10 1 (0.58%) Capita
10 1 (0.58%) Dynatrace
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