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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 150 153 121
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -32
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 87 103 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.62% 1.74% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 2.03% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 67 91 101
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,150
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £56,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
4656 5079 5146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 86.80% 85.91% 85.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3902 4282 4202
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Gloucestershire +21 22 £33,500 -1.47% 3
Somerset -10 22 £32,500 +16.07%
Wiltshire +3 15 £27,500 -21.42% 3
Bristol -8 14 £32,500 - 4
Dorset +13 11 £32,500 -51.85%
Devon -5 1 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Cornwall - 1 £23,000 - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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.

1 108 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (39.66%) SQL
3 60 (34.48%) SDLC
4 59 (33.91%) Java
5 51 (29.31%) Microsoft
5 51 (29.31%) QA
6 48 (27.59%) Security Cleared
7 47 (27.01%) Software Engineering
8 46 (26.44%) Degree
9 45 (25.86%) ISEB
10 44 (25.29%) Scrum
11 41 (23.56%) ISTQB
12 38 (21.84%) DV Cleared
12 38 (21.84%) Team Foundation Server
12 38 (21.84%) XML
13 37 (21.26%) Selenium
13 37 (21.26%) Test Scripting
14 33 (18.97%) JavaScript
14 33 (18.97%) Oracle
15 31 (17.82%) Requirements Analysis
15 31 (17.82%) Cucumber
16 30 (17.24%) Windows
17 29 (16.67%) Linux
17 29 (16.67%) CSS
17 29 (16.67%) C#
17 29 (16.67%) Test Automation
18 28 (16.09%) Manual Testing
18 28 (16.09%) HTML
18 28 (16.09%) Web Services
18 28 (16.09%) Finance

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 15 (8.62%) JBoss
2 4 (2.30%) MQSeries
3 3 (1.72%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.72%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.15%) Apache
4 2 (1.15%) Confluence
4 2 (1.15%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.15%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.15%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 2 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.30%) Internet
1 4 (2.30%) SAN
2 3 (1.72%) DNS
2 3 (1.72%) Intranet
2 3 (1.72%) Skype
2 3 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.57%) IPsec
3 1 (0.57%) LTE
3 1 (0.57%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.92%) MongoDB
2 18 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 15 (8.62%) Hadoop
4 13 (7.47%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 38 (21.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (21.26%) Selenium
3 31 (17.82%) Cucumber
4 19 (10.92%) JUnit
5 17 (9.77%) JIRA
6 12 (6.90%) Visual Studio
7 11 (6.32%) SoapUI
8 9 (5.17%) Jenkins
9 8 (4.60%) SpecFlow
10 7 (4.02%) Maven
11 5 (2.87%) Ant
11 5 (2.87%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.87%) JBehave
11 5 (2.87%) NetBeans
12 4 (2.30%) Hudson
13 3 (1.72%) ClearCase
13 3 (1.72%) JMeter
13 3 (1.72%) LoadRunner
13 3 (1.72%) Rational Functional Tester
13 3 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 28 (16.09%) Finance
2 11 (6.32%) Aerospace
3 10 (5.75%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.87%) Advertising
5 5 (2.87%) Back Office
6 4 (2.30%) Banking
6 4 (2.30%) Electronics
6 4 (2.30%) Law
7 3 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.72%) Legal
7 3 (1.72%) Marketing
8 2 (1.15%) Automotive
8 2 (1.15%) Local Government
8 2 (1.15%) Military
9 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (28.74%) Analyst
2 45 (25.86%) Test Analyst
3 42 (24.14%) Test Engineer
4 36 (20.69%) Tester
5 28 (16.09%) Software Tester
6 26 (14.94%) Developer
7 23 (13.22%) Software Engineer
8 17 (9.77%) Java Developer
8 17 (9.77%) Software Analyst
9 16 (9.20%) Software Test Analyst
10 15 (8.62%) QA Analyst
10 15 (8.62%) Software Test Engineer
11 13 (7.47%) Graduate
11 13 (7.47%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (7.47%) Senior Test Analyst
12 12 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
13 11 (6.32%) QA Tester
13 11 (6.32%) Software QA Tester
14 9 (5.17%) Java Engineer
15 8 (4.60%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (21.84%) XML
2 29 (16.67%) CSS
3 28 (16.09%) HTML
3 28 (16.09%) Web Services
4 22 (12.64%) Java EE
5 20 (11.49%) jQuery
6 18 (10.34%) AngularJS
6 18 (10.34%) EJB
6 18 (10.34%) JSF
7 17 (9.77%) Hibernate
8 15 (8.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 14 (8.05%) SOAP
10 12 (6.90%) REST
11 11 (6.32%) .NET
12 6 (3.45%) ASP.NET
13 5 (2.87%) Spring
14 4 (2.30%) Middleware
14 4 (2.30%) Tapestry
15 3 (1.72%) J2EE
15 3 (1.72%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.92%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.47%) User Experience
4 4 (2.30%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.30%) LIMS
4 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.30%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (1.72%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (1.72%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.15%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.15%) Equities
6 2 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.24%) Windows
2 29 (16.67%) Linux
3 25 (14.37%) Unix
4 13 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.72%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (34.48%) SDLC
3 47 (27.01%) Software Engineering
4 44 (25.29%) Scrum
5 37 (21.26%) Test Scripting
6 31 (17.82%) Requirements Analysis
7 29 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 28 (16.09%) Manual Testing
9 27 (15.52%) SOA
10 25 (14.37%) Functional Testing
10 25 (14.37%) Waterfall
11 24 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
12 23 (13.22%) User Stories
13 22 (12.64%) Configuration Management
13 22 (12.64%) Software Delivery
14 20 (11.49%) Automated Testing
14 20 (11.49%) Test Management
15 17 (9.77%) Regression Testing
16 16 (9.20%) Security Testing
17 15 (8.62%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 69 (39.66%) SQL
2 59 (33.91%) Java
3 33 (18.97%) JavaScript
4 29 (16.67%) C#
5 27 (15.52%) C++
6 23 (13.22%) C
7 15 (8.62%) Python
8 9 (5.17%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.17%) Perl
8 9 (5.17%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.60%) Ruby
10 2 (1.15%) Ada
11 1 (0.57%) VB
11 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 46 (26.44%) Degree
3 45 (25.86%) ISEB
4 41 (23.56%) ISTQB
5 38 (21.84%) DV Cleared
6 22 (12.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (7.47%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (29.31%) QA
2 4 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.15%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.15%) SDET
3 2 (1.15%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.72%) Hyper-V
1 3 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (1.72%) VMware ESX
1 3 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (9.20%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.72%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (29.31%) Microsoft
2 33 (18.97%) Oracle
3 14 (8.05%) HP
4 4 (2.30%) Green Hat
4 4 (2.30%) IBM
5 3 (1.72%) Altiris
5 3 (1.72%) Citrix
5 3 (1.72%) Telerik
5 3 (1.72%) Veritas
5 3 (1.72%) VMware
5 3 (1.72%) webMethods
6 2 (1.15%) Civica
6 2 (1.15%) Northgate
6 2 (1.15%) SAP
7 1 (0.57%) Capita
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + pension, bonus,
Posted: 4 days ago
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CSC
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 2 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: 30,000 to 40,000
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Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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