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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 137 145 154
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 107 73 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.79% 1.38% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 1.69% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 88 66 56
Average salary £33,000 £32,750 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -3.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
4994 4317 4267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.34% 81.75% 78.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4153 3640 3748
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £53,900 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
(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 0 38 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Somerset +12 26 £29,000 -3.33% 4
Wiltshire +11 16 £34,875 +21.30%
Dorset -21 11 £37,500 -3.22% 1
Devon - 8 £27,000 - 1
Gloucestershire -4 4 £27,750 +1.83% 3
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 143 (65.30%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (38.36%) ISEB
3 61 (27.85%) Scrum
4 53 (24.20%) QA
5 52 (23.74%) Finance
6 49 (22.37%) Selenium
7 48 (21.92%) Degree
8 46 (21.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 45 (20.55%) Test Scripting
10 44 (20.09%) Test Management
11 42 (19.18%) Waterfall
12 41 (18.72%) ISTQB
13 40 (18.26%) Test Automation
14 37 (16.89%) C#
14 37 (16.89%) Test Strategy
14 37 (16.89%) Test Planning
15 35 (15.98%) Software Engineering
15 35 (15.98%) SQL
16 33 (15.07%) Computer Science
17 32 (14.61%) V-Model
17 32 (14.61%) Aerospace
18 31 (14.16%) Validation
19 29 (13.24%) Retail
20 27 (12.33%) Mathematics
20 27 (12.33%) Java
21 25 (11.42%) Banking
22 23 (10.50%) Manufacturing
22 23 (10.50%) Manual Testing
23 21 (9.59%) Microsoft
23 21 (9.59%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1 (0.46%) IIS
1 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.46%) Mule
Applications
1 21 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.37%) MS Office
3 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.46%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.46%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
1 1 (0.46%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.46%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) Internet
2 1 (0.46%) Firewall
2 1 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.46%) Network Security
2 1 (0.46%) LAN
2 1 (0.46%) WAN
2 1 (0.46%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.28%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.37%) MySQL
3 3 (1.37%) MS Access
4 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (22.37%) Selenium
2 19 (8.68%) WebDriver
3 12 (5.48%) JUnit
4 11 (5.02%) TestNG
5 8 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (3.65%) LoadRunner
6 7 (3.20%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (3.20%) Git (software)
6 7 (3.20%) SoapUI
7 6 (2.74%) JIRA
8 4 (1.83%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.37%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.91%) MbUnit
11 1 (0.46%) Mockito
11 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.46%) Moq
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.46%) JMeter
11 1 (0.46%) Bugzilla
General
1 52 (23.74%) Finance
2 32 (14.61%) Aerospace
3 29 (13.24%) Retail
4 25 (11.42%) Banking
5 23 (10.50%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.37%) Advertising
8 2 (0.91%) Publishing
8 2 (0.91%) Games
8 2 (0.91%) Electronics
8 2 (0.91%) Billing
9 1 (0.46%) Legal
9 1 (0.46%) Front Office
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 60 (27.40%) Analyst
2 52 (23.74%) Test Analyst
3 38 (17.35%) Software Engineer
4 32 (14.61%) Test Engineer
5 29 (13.24%) Tester
6 24 (10.96%) Software Tester
7 22 (10.05%) C# Software Engineer
8 21 (9.59%) Test Manager
9 17 (7.76%) Senior Test Engineer
10 16 (7.31%) Test Leader
11 15 (6.85%) Senior Test Analyst
11 15 (6.85%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (5.94%) Senior Software Engineer
12 13 (5.94%) Test Team Leader
12 13 (5.94%) Team Leader
12 13 (5.94%) Senior C# Software Engineer
13 10 (4.57%) Software Test Engineer
13 10 (4.57%) Developer
14 8 (3.65%) Consultant
14 8 (3.65%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.02%) Web Services
1 11 (5.02%) WPF
2 10 (4.57%) WCF
3 7 (3.20%) HTML
3 7 (3.20%) .NET
4 6 (2.74%) XML
5 4 (1.83%) CSS
6 3 (1.37%) Symfony
6 3 (1.37%) CodeIgniter
6 3 (1.37%) jQuery
6 3 (1.37%) LAMP
6 3 (1.37%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.37%) Laravel
6 3 (1.37%) LESS
6 3 (1.37%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.91%) SOAP
7 2 (0.91%) HTML5
7 2 (0.91%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.46%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.07%) Computer Science
2 27 (12.33%) Mathematics
3 17 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.85%) Open Source
5 11 (5.02%) Client/Server
6 9 (4.11%) Statistics
7 8 (3.65%) Replication
8 3 (1.37%) User Experience
9 2 (0.91%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.91%) GIS
9 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.91%) Social Media
9 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.46%) iPhone
10 1 (0.46%) iPad
10 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.46%) NHS
10 1 (0.46%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.22%) Windows
2 12 (5.48%) Linux
3 7 (3.20%) UNIX
4 3 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.91%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (65.30%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (27.85%) Scrum
3 45 (20.55%) Test Scripting
4 44 (20.09%) Test Management
5 42 (19.18%) Waterfall
6 40 (18.26%) Test Automation
7 37 (16.89%) Test Strategy
7 37 (16.89%) Test Planning
8 35 (15.98%) Software Engineering
9 32 (14.61%) V-Model
10 31 (14.16%) Validation
11 23 (10.50%) Manual Testing
12 17 (7.76%) Regression Testing
13 15 (6.85%) Security Testing
14 14 (6.39%) Automated Testing
15 13 (5.94%) OO
15 13 (5.94%) User Stories
16 12 (5.48%) Performance Testing
16 12 (5.48%) Mentoring
17 11 (5.02%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.89%) C#
2 35 (15.98%) SQL
3 27 (12.33%) Java
4 17 (7.76%) C++
5 15 (6.85%) C
6 14 (6.39%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.65%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.20%) PHP
9 6 (2.74%) Perl
10 4 (1.83%) Ruby
10 4 (1.83%) Python
11 3 (1.37%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.37%) VB
12 2 (0.91%) VBA
13 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (38.36%) ISEB
2 48 (21.92%) Degree
3 46 (21.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 41 (18.72%) ISTQB
5 19 (8.68%) Security Cleared
6 13 (5.94%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.37%) HND
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.46%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.46%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (24.20%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.46%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) SCCM
1 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.48%) Oracle
3 3 (1.37%) Zend
3 3 (1.37%) Twitter
4 2 (0.91%) ESRI
4 2 (0.91%) Mapinfo
5 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.46%) Cisco
5 1 (0.46%) IBM
5 1 (0.46%) Sun
5 1 (0.46%) Citrix
5 1 (0.46%) Apple
5 1 (0.46%) Sourcefire
5 1 (0.46%) Capita
5 1 (0.46%) Google
5 1 (0.46%) New Relic
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