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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 138 132 157
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 103 100 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.70% 1.71% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.09% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 99 86 59
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £51,250 £42,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
5000 4778 4239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.35% 81.91% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4100 3961 3732
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Somerset +39 40 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Bristol -20 38 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Wiltshire +6 11 £33,000 -17.50% 5
Dorset -4 7 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Gloucestershire -17 3 £27,500 -21.42% 3
Devon - 3 £27,000 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 151 (66.81%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (35.84%) ISEB
3 72 (31.86%) Scrum
4 56 (24.78%) Degree
5 51 (22.57%) QA
6 47 (20.80%) Finance
7 46 (20.35%) Selenium
7 46 (20.35%) Test Management
7 46 (20.35%) Test Scripting
8 45 (19.91%) Software Engineering
8 45 (19.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 44 (19.47%) ISTQB
10 43 (19.03%) C#
11 41 (18.14%) Waterfall
12 39 (17.26%) Test Strategy
13 36 (15.93%) Test Planning
14 35 (15.49%) Java
15 33 (14.60%) Aerospace
15 33 (14.60%) Computer Science
16 32 (14.16%) V-Model
16 32 (14.16%) Test Automation
17 31 (13.72%) SQL
18 30 (13.27%) Validation
19 29 (12.83%) Windows
19 29 (12.83%) Mathematics
20 28 (12.39%) Retail
21 24 (10.62%) Banking
21 24 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
22 22 (9.73%) WebDriver
23 21 (9.29%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 6 (2.65%) IIS
1 6 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.44%) Mule
2 1 (0.44%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 12 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.44%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.44%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
1 1 (0.44%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.44%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.44%) SaaS
3 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.10%) Internet
2 2 (0.88%) HTTP
3 1 (0.44%) LAN
3 1 (0.44%) WAN
3 1 (0.44%) Firewall
3 1 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.54%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.33%) MySQL
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (20.35%) Selenium
2 22 (9.73%) WebDriver
3 14 (6.19%) JUnit
4 11 (4.87%) Git (software)
5 10 (4.42%) TestNG
5 10 (4.42%) Visual Studio
6 8 (3.54%) Eclipse
6 8 (3.54%) LoadRunner
6 8 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.10%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.77%) Maven
8 4 (1.77%) JIRA
8 4 (1.77%) Subversion
9 3 (1.33%) jMock
9 3 (1.33%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.33%) Ant
9 3 (1.33%) Apache Buildr
9 3 (1.33%) MbUnit
10 2 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 47 (20.80%) Finance
2 33 (14.60%) Aerospace
3 28 (12.39%) Retail
4 24 (10.62%) Banking
5 14 (6.19%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.33%) Electronics
7 3 (1.33%) Advertising
8 2 (0.88%) Publishing
8 2 (0.88%) Games
8 2 (0.88%) Back Office
8 2 (0.88%) Billing
9 1 (0.44%) Legal
9 1 (0.44%) Front Office
9 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 60 (26.55%) Analyst
2 54 (23.89%) Test Analyst
3 44 (19.47%) Software Engineer
4 33 (14.60%) Test Engineer
5 29 (12.83%) Tester
6 27 (11.95%) Software Tester
7 25 (11.06%) Test Manager
8 21 (9.29%) Test Leader
9 19 (8.41%) C# Software Engineer
10 18 (7.96%) Senior Test Analyst
10 18 (7.96%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (7.52%) Senior Test Engineer
12 14 (6.19%) Developer
13 12 (5.31%) Test Team Leader
13 12 (5.31%) Team Leader
14 10 (4.42%) Software Test Engineer
15 9 (3.98%) Senior Software Engineer
16 8 (3.54%) C++ Software Engineer
17 7 (3.10%) Junior
17 7 (3.10%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.64%) Web Services
2 12 (5.31%) WPF
3 11 (4.87%) HTML
4 10 (4.42%) .NET
4 10 (4.42%) XML
5 7 (3.10%) CSS
6 6 (2.65%) SOAP
6 6 (2.65%) jQuery
7 5 (2.21%) WCF
8 4 (1.77%) REST
8 4 (1.77%) JSP
9 3 (1.33%) Struts
9 3 (1.33%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.33%) EJB
9 3 (1.33%) ActiveX
9 3 (1.33%) Spring
9 3 (1.33%) JSF
9 3 (1.33%) Ajax
9 3 (1.33%) Laravel
9 3 (1.33%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.60%) Computer Science
2 29 (12.83%) Mathematics
3 24 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.19%) Open Source
5 9 (3.98%) Statistics
6 7 (3.10%) Replication
7 4 (1.77%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.33%) GIS
8 3 (1.33%) User Experience
9 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.88%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.44%) Economics
10 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.44%) iPad
10 1 (0.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.83%) Windows
2 11 (4.87%) Linux
3 8 (3.54%) UNIX
4 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (66.81%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (31.86%) Scrum
3 46 (20.35%) Test Management
3 46 (20.35%) Test Scripting
4 45 (19.91%) Software Engineering
5 41 (18.14%) Waterfall
6 39 (17.26%) Test Strategy
7 36 (15.93%) Test Planning
8 32 (14.16%) V-Model
8 32 (14.16%) Test Automation
9 30 (13.27%) Validation
10 21 (9.29%) Manual Testing
11 19 (8.41%) Regression Testing
11 19 (8.41%) Performance Testing
12 16 (7.08%) Security Testing
13 14 (6.19%) OO
14 13 (5.75%) Automation Testing
15 12 (5.31%) CAPA
15 12 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (5.31%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (19.03%) C#
2 35 (15.49%) Java
3 31 (13.72%) SQL
4 18 (7.96%) C++
5 16 (7.08%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.42%) C
7 7 (3.10%) Perl
8 6 (2.65%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.21%) Python
10 4 (1.77%) PHP
11 3 (1.33%) Ruby
12 2 (0.88%) VB
13 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.44%) VBA
13 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (35.84%) ISEB
2 56 (24.78%) Degree
3 45 (19.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 44 (19.47%) ISTQB
5 20 (8.85%) Security Cleared
6 13 (5.75%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.77%) HND
7 4 (1.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.44%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (22.57%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) SCCM
1 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (6.19%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.31%) Oracle
3 3 (1.33%) ATG
3 3 (1.33%) Zend
3 3 (1.33%) Twitter
4 2 (0.88%) ESRI
4 2 (0.88%) Mapinfo
5 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco
5 1 (0.44%) IBM
5 1 (0.44%) Sun
5 1 (0.44%) Citrix
5 1 (0.44%) Apple
5 1 (0.44%) Sourcefire
5 1 (0.44%) Capita
5 1 (0.44%) Google
Bath, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £30-35,000 + Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chippenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ThreePeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + profit share + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Zion Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
BAE Systems
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
People Source
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth
Fixed Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Cirencester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheltenham
360 Resourcing
Salary: £35k per year
Posted: 22 days ago
Chippenham
360 Resourcing
Salary: £18k - 23k per year
Posted: 25 days ago