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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / South West
Rank 157 144 131
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 74 103 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.50% 1.87% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 2.10% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 61 62 92
Median salary £34,000 £37,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,076 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -

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
4360 4905 5168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 88.29% 88.89% 87.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3563 4111 4348
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Bristol +4 23 £34,250 -13.29% 5
Somerset +9 21 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Wiltshire +27 13 £32,500 -7.14%
Devon +4 6 £31,796 +29.77% 1
Gloucestershire -38 6 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Dorset +4 3 £26,500 -22.05% 2
Cornwall - 2 £27,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 117 (66.86%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (52.57%) ISTQB
3 79 (45.14%) ISEB
4 68 (38.86%) Test Automation
5 60 (34.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 55 (31.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 53 (30.29%) SQL
8 52 (29.71%) Microsoft
9 51 (29.14%) QA
10 47 (26.86%) Waterfall
11 45 (25.71%) Test Scripting
12 43 (24.57%) Test Management
12 43 (24.57%) Cucumber
12 43 (24.57%) BDD
13 41 (23.43%) Non-Functional Testing
14 39 (22.29%) Degree
15 35 (20.00%) Java
16 34 (19.43%) Selenium
16 34 (19.43%) User Acceptance Testing
17 33 (18.86%) Load Testing
17 33 (18.86%) SpecFlow
18 31 (17.71%) Security Cleared
19 30 (17.14%) SDLC
20 27 (15.43%) Finance
21 26 (14.86%) Performance Testing
21 26 (14.86%) Line Management
22 25 (14.29%) Functional Testing
22 25 (14.29%) System Testing
23 24 (13.71%) C#
23 24 (13.71%) Security Testing

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 2 (1.14%) NetWeaver
1 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.57%) Confluence
2 1 (0.57%) IIS
2 1 (0.57%) JBoss
2 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.57%) MS Office
3 7 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.00%) Lucidchart
2 4 (2.29%) GitHub
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) 2G
2 1 (0.57%) 3G
2 1 (0.57%) 4G
2 1 (0.57%) DNS
2 1 (0.57%) HTTP
2 1 (0.57%) Intranet
2 1 (0.57%) LTE
2 1 (0.57%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.57%) Skype
2 1 (0.57%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.14%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.57%) MS Access
4 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 55 (31.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (24.57%) Cucumber
3 34 (19.43%) Selenium
4 33 (18.86%) SpecFlow
5 16 (9.14%) JIRA
6 13 (7.43%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.00%) Bugzilla
8 5 (2.86%) Git (software)
8 5 (2.86%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.86%) JUnit
8 5 (2.86%) Spock
8 5 (2.86%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.29%) HP UFT
9 4 (2.29%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.29%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.71%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.14%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.14%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.14%) WinRunner
General
1 27 (15.43%) Finance
2 17 (9.71%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.71%) Banking
4 9 (5.14%) Retail
5 6 (3.43%) Electronics
5 6 (3.43%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.43%) Marketing
6 5 (2.86%) Advertising
7 3 (1.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.57%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 94 (53.71%) Analyst
2 78 (44.57%) Test Analyst
3 42 (24.00%) Test Engineer
4 25 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 25 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 20 (11.43%) Tester
6 16 (9.14%) Software Test Engineer
7 15 (8.57%) Software Analyst
7 15 (8.57%) Software Test Analyst
7 15 (8.57%) Software Tester
8 13 (7.43%) Test Automation Engineer
9 9 (5.14%) QA Analyst
10 8 (4.57%) Senior Test Engineer
11 7 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (4.00%) Test Manager
12 6 (3.43%) Business Analyst
12 6 (3.43%) Junior
12 6 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (3.43%) Systems Tester
12 6 (3.43%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.14%) .NET
2 8 (4.57%) HTML
2 8 (4.57%) XML
3 6 (3.43%) CSS
4 4 (2.29%) ISPF
5 3 (1.71%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.71%) JSON
5 3 (1.71%) Web Services
6 2 (1.14%) EJB
6 2 (1.14%) Java EE
6 2 (1.14%) JSF
7 1 (0.57%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (0.57%) J2EE
7 1 (0.57%) JPA
7 1 (0.57%) jQuery
7 1 (0.57%) JSP
7 1 (0.57%) LINQ
7 1 (0.57%) Servlets
7 1 (0.57%) SOAP
7 1 (0.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.71%) Computer Science
2 16 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.14%) Mathematics
4 7 (4.00%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.86%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.29%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (2.29%) PMI
8 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.14%) CMDB
8 2 (1.14%) User Experience
9 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.57%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.57%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.43%) Windows
2 10 (5.71%) Linux
3 6 (3.43%) Unix
4 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.57%) Android
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (66.86%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (38.86%) Test Automation
3 47 (26.86%) Waterfall
4 45 (25.71%) Test Scripting
5 43 (24.57%) BDD
5 43 (24.57%) Test Management
6 41 (23.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 34 (19.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 33 (18.86%) Load Testing
9 30 (17.14%) SDLC
10 26 (14.86%) Line Management
10 26 (14.86%) Performance Testing
11 25 (14.29%) Functional Testing
11 25 (14.29%) System Testing
12 24 (13.71%) Security Testing
13 21 (12.00%) Automated Testing
14 20 (11.43%) User Stories
15 19 (10.86%) Scrum
16 17 (9.71%) Regression Testing
17 16 (9.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.29%) SQL
2 35 (20.00%) Java
3 24 (13.71%) C#
4 18 (10.29%) Python
5 7 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.00%) C
5 7 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.43%) C++
7 4 (2.29%) JCL
8 3 (1.71%) Ruby
9 2 (1.14%) Perl
10 1 (0.57%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.57%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.57%) Groovy
10 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.57%) VB
10 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (52.57%) ISTQB
2 79 (45.14%) ISEB
3 60 (34.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 39 (22.29%) Degree
5 31 (17.71%) Security Cleared
6 17 (9.71%) SC Cleared
7 12 (6.86%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.29%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.71%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (29.14%) QA
2 6 (3.43%) ISO 14001
2 6 (3.43%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.57%) MISRA
4 1 (0.57%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (2.29%) RACF
1 4 (2.29%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (2.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (9.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.29%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (29.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.86%) HP
3 11 (6.29%) Oracle
4 8 (4.57%) SAP
5 5 (2.86%) IBM
6 3 (1.71%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (1.14%) VMware
8 1 (0.57%) Altiris
8 1 (0.57%) Citrix
8 1 (0.57%) Civica
8 1 (0.57%) Huawei
8 1 (0.57%) Nokia
8 1 (0.57%) Northgate
8 1 (0.57%) Veritas
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