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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 108 134 88
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -46
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 144 90 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.32% 1.80% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.20% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 121 74 155
Average salary £37,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £43,550 £37,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
5049 4091 4325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.21% 81.71% 75.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4117 3516 3805
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +14 73 £37,750 +7.85% 8
Somerset +12 33 £32,500 -18.75% 6
Wiltshire +7 18 £40,000 +9.58% 6
Dorset -16 7 £32,500 +8.33%
Gloucestershire -13 6 £38,825 +38.66% 1
Devon -26 2 £22,500 -34.78%
Cornwall - 2 £27,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 143 (52.57%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (31.62%) ISEB
3 79 (29.04%) Scrum
4 77 (28.31%) Degree
5 74 (27.21%) QA
6 63 (23.16%) SQL
7 60 (22.06%) Test Automation
8 59 (21.69%) Windows
9 57 (20.96%) Selenium
10 54 (19.85%) C#
11 53 (19.49%) Test Scripting
12 50 (18.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 49 (18.01%) Computer Science
13 49 (18.01%) Software Engineering
14 47 (17.28%) C
15 46 (16.91%) Waterfall
16 43 (15.81%) Finance
17 42 (15.44%) Test Strategy
18 40 (14.71%) Automated Testing
19 39 (14.34%) Mathematics
19 39 (14.34%) C++
20 38 (13.97%) MS Excel
21 37 (13.60%) Test Management
22 34 (12.50%) ISTQB
22 34 (12.50%) Microsoft
23 31 (11.40%) Test Planning
24 29 (10.66%) Oracle
25 28 (10.29%) Validation
26 27 (9.93%) Manufacturing
26 27 (9.93%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (1.10%) IIS
2 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 38 (13.97%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.51%) MS Office
3 5 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.94%) JDE OneWorld
2 7 (2.57%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.74%) GoldMine
3 2 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.74%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.74%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.37%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.37%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.37%) SaaS
1 1 (0.37%) PaaS
1 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.74%) Internet
2 1 (0.37%) FTP
2 1 (0.37%) HTTP
2 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.57%) DB2
3 6 (2.21%) MS Access
4 5 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.84%) DataStage
4 5 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.84%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 57 (20.96%) Selenium
2 19 (6.99%) TestNG
2 19 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (6.62%) WebDriver
4 17 (6.25%) SoapUI
5 15 (5.51%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (4.04%) Visual Studio
6 11 (4.04%) JUnit
7 8 (2.94%) JMeter
8 7 (2.57%) FitNesse
9 6 (2.21%) Ranorex
9 6 (2.21%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.47%) MbUnit
11 3 (1.10%) Subversion
11 3 (1.10%) Maven
11 3 (1.10%) TestComplete
11 3 (1.10%) Calabash
11 3 (1.10%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.10%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.10%) MonkeyTalk
General
1 43 (15.81%) Finance
2 27 (9.93%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.04%) Retail
5 5 (1.84%) Legal
6 4 (1.47%) Games
7 3 (1.10%) Automotive
8 2 (0.74%) Banking
8 2 (0.74%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Military
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (29.78%) Analyst
2 77 (28.31%) Tester
3 69 (25.37%) Test Analyst
4 46 (16.91%) Software Tester
5 44 (16.18%) Software Engineer
6 26 (9.56%) Test Engineer
7 20 (7.35%) Senior Tester
8 16 (5.88%) Test Leader
8 16 (5.88%) ScrumMaster
9 15 (5.51%) Junior
9 15 (5.51%) Test Manager
10 14 (5.15%) Senior Software Tester
11 13 (4.78%) Junior Tester
12 12 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
12 12 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (4.41%) Lead Tester
13 11 (4.04%) QA Manager
13 11 (4.04%) Test Team Leader
13 11 (4.04%) Team Leader
14 10 (3.68%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.72%) Web Services
2 17 (6.25%) XML
3 16 (5.88%) SOAP
4 14 (5.15%) .NET
5 11 (4.04%) REST
6 7 (2.57%) HTML
6 7 (2.57%) WCF
6 7 (2.57%) WPF
7 6 (2.21%) JSF
7 6 (2.21%) EJB
8 4 (1.47%) jQuery
8 4 (1.47%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.47%) J2EE
8 4 (1.47%) CSS
9 3 (1.10%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.74%) JPA
10 2 (0.74%) EJB 3.0
10 2 (0.74%) Java EE
10 2 (0.74%) Spring
10 2 (0.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 49 (18.01%) Computer Science
2 39 (14.34%) Mathematics
3 12 (4.41%) Open Source
3 12 (4.41%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.21%) N-Tier
4 6 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.10%) NHS
5 3 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.10%) Economics
5 3 (1.10%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.37%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.37%) Physics
7 1 (0.37%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.37%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 59 (21.69%) Windows
2 18 (6.62%) UNIX
2 18 (6.62%) Linux
3 1 (0.37%) Solaris
3 1 (0.37%) Android
3 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (52.57%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (29.04%) Scrum
3 60 (22.06%) Test Automation
4 53 (19.49%) Test Scripting
5 49 (18.01%) Software Engineering
6 46 (16.91%) Waterfall
7 42 (15.44%) Test Strategy
8 40 (14.71%) Automated Testing
9 37 (13.60%) Test Management
10 31 (11.40%) Test Planning
11 28 (10.29%) Validation
12 27 (9.93%) Manual Testing
13 26 (9.56%) V-Model
14 23 (8.46%) TDD
15 21 (7.72%) Line Management
15 21 (7.72%) Mentoring
15 21 (7.72%) BDD
16 20 (7.35%) CAD
17 17 (6.25%) OO
18 15 (5.51%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (23.16%) SQL
2 54 (19.85%) C#
3 47 (17.28%) C
4 39 (14.34%) C++
5 25 (9.19%) Java
6 12 (4.41%) Perl
7 10 (3.68%) Ruby
7 10 (3.68%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.31%) Python
9 5 (1.84%) PHP
9 5 (1.84%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.47%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.47%) VBA
11 3 (1.10%) VB
12 1 (0.37%) Lisp
12 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.37%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 86 (31.62%) ISEB
2 77 (28.31%) Degree
3 50 (18.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 34 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 23 (8.46%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.31%) HND
7 5 (1.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.84%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.84%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.74%) AAT
8 2 (0.74%) CIMA
8 2 (0.74%) ACCA
9 1 (0.37%) MCSE
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (27.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.37%) nmon
1 1 (0.37%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 34 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.66%) Oracle
3 6 (2.21%) Telerik
3 6 (2.21%) Cisco
4 5 (1.84%) Cognos
4 5 (1.84%) Informatica
4 5 (1.84%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (1.47%) HP
5 4 (1.47%) JBoss
6 2 (0.74%) Sage
6 2 (0.74%) Pegasus
6 2 (0.74%) SAP
7 1 (0.37%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.37%) Intergraph
7 1 (0.37%) Green Hat
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