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

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / South West
Rank 160 153 137
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 83 95 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.63% 1.64% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.84% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 72 54 86
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,591 £26,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
4572 5166 5241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 89.65% 89.25% 87.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3731 4248 4400
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 February 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 February 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
Somerset +21 37 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Bristol +11 24 £40,000 +26.98% 5
Wiltshire +20 9 £32,500 -7.14%
Devon +7 7 £28,591 -14.01% 2
Gloucestershire -37 4 £46,250 +15.62% 2
Dorset +16 2 £24,500 -33.78%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 114 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (52.05%) ISTQB
3 76 (44.44%) ISEB
4 73 (42.69%) Test Automation
5 58 (33.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 56 (32.75%) Java
7 51 (29.82%) Microsoft
8 49 (28.65%) SQL
9 48 (28.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 48 (28.07%) Cucumber
10 47 (27.49%) Waterfall
11 46 (26.90%) BDD
11 46 (26.90%) QA
12 44 (25.73%) Test Management
13 43 (25.15%) Test Scripting
14 41 (23.98%) Selenium
15 38 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
16 36 (21.05%) SpecFlow
17 34 (19.88%) User Acceptance Testing
18 32 (18.71%) Load Testing
19 30 (17.54%) C#
20 29 (16.96%) SDLC
21 28 (16.37%) Degree
22 27 (15.79%) Automated Testing
22 27 (15.79%) Performance Testing
22 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
22 27 (15.79%) Finance
23 26 (15.20%) User Stories
24 25 (14.62%) Customer Requirements
24 25 (14.62%) 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 (1.17%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.58%) JBoss
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (4.09%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.17%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.09%) Lucidchart
3 3 (1.75%) GitHub
4 1 (0.58%) IaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.58%) PaaS
4 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.75%) HTTP
1 3 (1.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.58%) 2G
2 1 (0.58%) 3G
2 1 (0.58%) 4G
2 1 (0.58%) LTE
2 1 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.58%) SSL
2 1 (0.58%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.17%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (28.07%) Cucumber
1 48 (28.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (23.98%) Selenium
3 36 (21.05%) SpecFlow
4 21 (12.28%) JIRA
5 16 (9.36%) WebDriver
6 11 (6.43%) Spock
7 9 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 9 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 9 (5.26%) JUnit
7 9 (5.26%) Visual Studio
8 7 (4.09%) Bugzilla
9 5 (2.92%) Geb
9 5 (2.92%) HP UFT
9 5 (2.92%) JMeter
9 5 (2.92%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.92%) Travis CI
10 4 (2.34%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.34%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 27 (15.79%) Finance
2 19 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.85%) Banking
4 9 (5.26%) Retail
5 8 (4.68%) Electronics
5 8 (4.68%) Manufacturing
5 8 (4.68%) Marketing
6 5 (2.92%) Advertising
7 3 (1.75%) Billing
8 2 (1.17%) Games
9 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.58%) Back Office
9 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 77 (45.03%) Analyst
2 66 (38.60%) Test Analyst
3 48 (28.07%) Test Engineer
4 23 (13.45%) Tester
5 20 (11.70%) Senior Analyst
5 20 (11.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 20 (11.70%) Software Test Engineer
6 18 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
7 14 (8.19%) Senior Test Engineer
7 14 (8.19%) Software Tester
8 13 (7.60%) Software Analyst
8 13 (7.60%) Software Test Analyst
9 9 (5.26%) Automation Tester
10 8 (4.68%) QA Analyst
11 7 (4.09%) Test Manager
12 6 (3.51%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (3.51%) Business Analyst
12 6 (3.51%) Business Test Analyst
12 6 (3.51%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (3.51%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.85%) .NET
2 8 (4.68%) XML
3 4 (2.34%) Gherkin
3 4 (2.34%) HTML
3 4 (2.34%) ISPF
3 4 (2.34%) JSON
3 4 (2.34%) Web Services
4 3 (1.75%) J2EE
5 2 (1.17%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.17%) Behat
5 2 (1.17%) CSS
5 2 (1.17%) REST
6 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.58%) EJB
6 1 (0.58%) Java EE
6 1 (0.58%) jQuery
6 1 (0.58%) JSF
6 1 (0.58%) RESTful
6 1 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.09%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.34%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.75%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.58%) CMDB
6 1 (0.58%) PMI
6 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.28%) Windows
2 10 (5.85%) Linux
3 6 (3.51%) Unix
4 3 (1.75%) Android
4 3 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (42.69%) Test Automation
3 47 (27.49%) Waterfall
4 46 (26.90%) BDD
5 44 (25.73%) Test Management
6 43 (25.15%) Test Scripting
7 38 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
8 34 (19.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 32 (18.71%) Load Testing
10 29 (16.96%) SDLC
11 27 (15.79%) Automated Testing
11 27 (15.79%) Performance Testing
12 26 (15.20%) User Stories
13 25 (14.62%) Customer Requirements
13 25 (14.62%) Functional Testing
13 25 (14.62%) Security Testing
14 22 (12.87%) Scrum
15 21 (12.28%) System Testing
16 19 (11.11%) Line Management
17 17 (9.94%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (32.75%) Java
2 49 (28.65%) SQL
3 30 (17.54%) C#
4 21 (12.28%) Python
5 10 (5.85%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.26%) C
7 8 (4.68%) C++
8 5 (2.92%) Groovy
9 4 (2.34%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.34%) JCL
9 4 (2.34%) Ruby
10 3 (1.75%) Perl
10 3 (1.75%) VB
11 1 (0.58%) Ada
11 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 89 (52.05%) ISTQB
2 76 (44.44%) ISEB
3 58 (33.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (16.37%) Degree
5 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 14 (8.19%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.92%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (26.90%) QA
2 5 (2.92%) ISO 14001
2 5 (2.92%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.58%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.58%) MISRA
3 1 (0.58%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.34%) RACF
1 4 (2.34%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (2.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (7.60%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (29.82%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.85%) SAP
3 8 (4.68%) Oracle
4 7 (4.09%) HP
5 5 (2.92%) IBM
6 3 (1.75%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.58%) Huawei
7 1 (0.58%) Nokia
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