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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 138 99 117
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 118 154 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.95% 2.50% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 3.03% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 101 127 82
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £20,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
5155 5089 4168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.33% 82.49% 82.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4322 4127 3566
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,175
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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
Gloucestershire +6 33 £35,000 -2.77% 3
Bristol -55 32 £31,500 -17.10% 2
Wiltshire +13 28 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Devon -1 8 £25,000 +25.00% 2
Dorset 0 7 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Somerset -14 7 £26,000 -20.00%
Cornwall -8 1 £27,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 105 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (28.83%) Java
3 63 (28.38%) Test Scripting
4 57 (25.68%) Software Engineering
5 54 (24.32%) ISEB
6 50 (22.52%) Degree
7 48 (21.62%) C#
8 46 (20.72%) Scrum
9 42 (18.92%) QA
10 41 (18.47%) SQL
10 41 (18.47%) Oracle
10 41 (18.47%) Windows
11 36 (16.22%) Performance Testing
12 35 (15.77%) Computer Science
12 35 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
13 32 (14.41%) Security Cleared
14 31 (13.96%) C++
14 31 (13.96%) C
15 30 (13.51%) SQL Server
15 30 (13.51%) Selenium
15 30 (13.51%) ISTQB
16 29 (13.06%) Mathematics
17 27 (12.16%) HTML
17 27 (12.16%) Automated Testing
18 26 (11.71%) Test Automation
19 25 (11.26%) Manual Testing
20 24 (10.81%) Web Services
21 23 (10.36%) SDLC
22 22 (9.91%) Visual Studio
22 22 (9.91%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 19 (8.56%) SharePoint
2 18 (8.11%) IIS
3 3 (1.35%) JBoss
4 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.80%) Simulink
3 3 (1.35%) MS Office
4 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Summit
1 4 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.90%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Office 365
4 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.45%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.15%) Internet
2 3 (1.35%) Firewall
2 3 (1.35%) LTE
2 3 (1.35%) DNS
2 3 (1.35%) IPv4
2 3 (1.35%) DHCP
2 3 (1.35%) HTTP
3 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.90%) Broadband
4 1 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.80%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.35%) MySQL
5 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (13.51%) Selenium
2 22 (9.91%) Visual Studio
3 15 (6.76%) Eclipse
4 14 (6.31%) WebDriver
5 10 (4.50%) Hudson
5 10 (4.50%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.50%) NetBeans
6 8 (3.60%) Maven
6 8 (3.60%) JIRA
7 7 (3.15%) Git (software)
8 5 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.25%) JMeter
8 5 (2.25%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.25%) Ant
8 5 (2.25%) JUnit
9 4 (1.80%) NUnit
9 4 (1.80%) Subversion
9 4 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.80%) MbUnit
10 3 (1.35%) Apache Buildr
General
1 15 (6.76%) Finance
2 13 (5.86%) Aerospace
3 11 (4.95%) Back Office
3 11 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.95%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.15%) Electronics
4 7 (3.15%) Military
5 6 (2.70%) Law
6 4 (1.80%) Retail
6 4 (1.80%) Marketing
7 2 (0.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Publishing
8 1 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Welsh Language
8 1 (0.45%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (23.87%) Analyst
2 49 (22.07%) Test Analyst
3 42 (18.92%) Tester
4 38 (17.12%) Software Engineer
5 33 (14.86%) Software Tester
6 29 (13.06%) Developer
7 20 (9.01%) Test Manager
7 20 (9.01%) Software Test Analyst
8 19 (8.56%) Test Engineer
9 16 (7.21%) Test Leader
10 15 (6.76%) Software Developer
11 11 (4.95%) C++ Software Engineer
11 11 (4.95%) C# Software Engineer
12 10 (4.50%) Java Developer
13 8 (3.60%) Systems Tester
13 8 (3.60%) Senior Developer
14 7 (3.15%) Support Engineer
14 7 (3.15%) Applications Support
14 7 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.16%) HTML
2 24 (10.81%) Web Services
3 21 (9.46%) .NET
4 20 (9.01%) XML
5 19 (8.56%) SOAP
6 17 (7.66%) CSS
7 15 (6.76%) REST
8 11 (4.95%) WPF
9 10 (4.50%) EJB
9 10 (4.50%) JSF
10 8 (3.60%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.60%) jQuery
11 7 (3.15%) JPA
11 7 (3.15%) Spring
12 6 (2.70%) Java EE
12 6 (2.70%) Tapestry
12 6 (2.70%) Hibernate
12 6 (2.70%) JSP
13 4 (1.80%) J2EE
13 4 (1.80%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.77%) Computer Science
1 35 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (13.06%) Mathematics
3 4 (1.80%) DTV
4 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.35%) User Experience
5 2 (0.90%) LIMS
5 2 (0.90%) iPhone
6 1 (0.45%) iPad
6 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.45%) GIS
6 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.47%) Windows
2 18 (8.11%) Linux
3 6 (2.70%) UNIX
4 4 (1.80%) Android
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (28.38%) Test Scripting
3 57 (25.68%) Software Engineering
4 46 (20.72%) Scrum
5 36 (16.22%) Performance Testing
6 27 (12.16%) Automated Testing
7 26 (11.71%) Test Automation
8 25 (11.26%) Manual Testing
9 23 (10.36%) SDLC
10 22 (9.91%) TDD
11 20 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (8.56%) CAPA
12 19 (8.56%) Requirements Analysis
13 16 (7.21%) OO
14 14 (6.31%) Line Management
15 13 (5.86%) Mentoring
15 13 (5.86%) Test Management
15 13 (5.86%) BDD
15 13 (5.86%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (5.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (28.83%) Java
2 48 (21.62%) C#
3 41 (18.47%) SQL
4 31 (13.96%) C++
4 31 (13.96%) C
5 22 (9.91%) JavaScript
6 16 (7.21%) Ruby
7 9 (4.05%) Python
8 8 (3.60%) Perl
9 6 (2.70%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.25%) VB
11 4 (1.80%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.90%) PHP
13 1 (0.45%) Delphi
13 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (24.32%) ISEB
2 50 (22.52%) Degree
3 32 (14.41%) Security Cleared
4 30 (13.51%) ISTQB
5 18 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (4.05%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.70%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.90%) HND
8 2 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (18.92%) QA
2 7 (3.15%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.80%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.35%) KVM
3 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (18.47%) Oracle
2 18 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.60%) VMware
4 4 (1.80%) SAP
5 3 (1.35%) Cisco
5 3 (1.35%) Citrix
5 3 (1.35%) ATG
6 2 (0.90%) Zend
6 2 (0.90%) Twitter
6 2 (0.90%) Apple
7 1 (0.45%) Telerik
7 1 (0.45%) Capita
7 1 (0.45%) Google
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £35000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
TRG
Salary: 35000-55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
TRG
Salary: 35000-55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vitality
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Tavistock
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £40-45k Depending on Experience
Posted: 18 days ago