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

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 160 147 114
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -33
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 95 112 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.71% 1.88% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.18% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80 96 119
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,738 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-0.74% -
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
4843 5143 5184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.09% 86.50% 85.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4043 4306 4204
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 August 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 24 August 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
Somerset +10 24 £32,500 +25.00% 4
Wiltshire -2 19 £32,000 -28.88% 5
Gloucestershire -8 19 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Bristol +5 16 £32,500 - 5
Dorset +18 14 £30,500 -12.85% 2
Devon -1 2 £28,750 +15.00%
Cornwall -18 1 £23,000 -16.36%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 102 (59.30%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (40.70%) SQL
3 56 (32.56%) SDLC
4 53 (30.81%) ISEB
4 53 (30.81%) ISTQB
5 51 (29.65%) Microsoft
6 49 (28.49%) Security Cleared
7 48 (27.91%) Java
8 46 (26.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 42 (24.42%) Degree
10 40 (23.26%) DV Cleared
11 39 (22.67%) QA
12 38 (22.09%) Selenium
12 38 (22.09%) Software Engineering
13 35 (20.35%) Scrum
13 35 (20.35%) Cucumber
14 32 (18.60%) Windows
14 32 (18.60%) Non-Functional Testing
15 30 (17.44%) XML
15 30 (17.44%) C#
15 30 (17.44%) Requirements Analysis
15 30 (17.44%) Test Scripting
15 30 (17.44%) Test Automation
16 29 (16.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 28 (16.28%) CSS
18 26 (15.12%) Web Services
18 26 (15.12%) C++
18 26 (15.12%) HTML
18 26 (15.12%) Oracle
18 26 (15.12%) JavaScript

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 13 (7.56%) JBoss
2 5 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.33%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.74%) Confluence
4 3 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.16%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) IIS
6 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (3.49%) MS Excel
1 6 (3.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Academy Housing
1 2 (1.16%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.74%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) GitHub
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.33%) DNS
1 4 (2.33%) Internet
1 4 (2.33%) Intranet
1 4 (2.33%) Skype
2 2 (1.16%) SAN
3 1 (0.58%) IPsec
3 1 (0.58%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.88%) MongoDB
2 16 (9.30%) NoSQL
3 13 (7.56%) Hadoop
3 13 (7.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.58%) MS Access
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (26.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (22.09%) Selenium
3 35 (20.35%) Cucumber
4 18 (10.47%) JUnit
5 17 (9.88%) JIRA
6 16 (9.30%) SpecFlow
7 11 (6.40%) SoapUI
7 11 (6.40%) Visual Studio
8 8 (4.65%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.49%) Maven
10 5 (2.91%) Ant
10 5 (2.91%) JBehave
11 4 (2.33%) ClearCase
11 4 (2.33%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.33%) Hudson
11 4 (2.33%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.33%) NetBeans
11 4 (2.33%) Rational Functional Tester
12 3 (1.74%) JMeter
12 3 (1.74%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (11.63%) Finance
2 9 (5.23%) Aerospace
2 9 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.91%) Advertising
3 5 (2.91%) Back Office
3 5 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.74%) Electronics
5 2 (1.16%) Automotive
5 2 (1.16%) Local Government
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Military
6 1 (0.58%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (36.05%) Analyst
2 54 (31.40%) Test Analyst
3 35 (20.35%) Test Engineer
4 33 (19.19%) Tester
5 25 (14.53%) Software Tester
6 22 (12.79%) Developer
7 20 (11.63%) Software Engineer
8 17 (9.88%) Software Analyst
9 16 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
9 16 (9.30%) Senior Test Analyst
9 16 (9.30%) Software Test Analyst
10 14 (8.14%) QA Analyst
11 13 (7.56%) Java Developer
12 12 (6.98%) QA Test Analyst
12 12 (6.98%) QA Tester
12 12 (6.98%) Software QA Tester
13 11 (6.40%) Graduate
14 10 (5.81%) Software Test Engineer
15 7 (4.07%) Senior Developer
15 7 (4.07%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.44%) XML
2 28 (16.28%) CSS
3 26 (15.12%) HTML
3 26 (15.12%) Web Services
4 19 (11.05%) Java EE
5 18 (10.47%) jQuery
6 16 (9.30%) AngularJS
6 16 (9.30%) EJB
6 16 (9.30%) JSF
7 15 (8.72%) Hibernate
8 13 (7.56%) SOAP
8 13 (7.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (6.98%) .NET
10 11 (6.40%) REST
11 6 (3.49%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.91%) Spring
13 3 (1.74%) EJB 3.0
13 3 (1.74%) JPA
13 3 (1.74%) JSP
13 3 (1.74%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.88%) Computer Science
2 15 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.56%) User Experience
4 4 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.33%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (1.74%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.74%) PMI
6 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) CMDB
7 1 (0.58%) LIMS
7 1 (0.58%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.60%) Windows
2 25 (14.53%) Linux
3 22 (12.79%) Unix
4 15 (8.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.91%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.33%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (59.30%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (32.56%) SDLC
3 38 (22.09%) Software Engineering
4 35 (20.35%) Scrum
5 32 (18.60%) Non-Functional Testing
6 30 (17.44%) Requirements Analysis
6 30 (17.44%) Test Automation
6 30 (17.44%) Test Scripting
7 26 (15.12%) Manual Testing
8 25 (14.53%) Waterfall
9 22 (12.79%) Security Testing
9 22 (12.79%) SOA
9 22 (12.79%) Test Management
10 21 (12.21%) BDD
10 21 (12.21%) Functional Testing
11 20 (11.63%) User Stories
12 19 (11.05%) Automated Testing
13 18 (10.47%) Configuration Management
13 18 (10.47%) Software Delivery
14 17 (9.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (40.70%) SQL
2 48 (27.91%) Java
3 30 (17.44%) C#
4 26 (15.12%) C++
4 26 (15.12%) JavaScript
5 21 (12.21%) C
6 13 (7.56%) Python
7 8 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 8 (4.65%) Perl
7 8 (4.65%) Ruby
8 5 (2.91%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.16%) Ada
10 1 (0.58%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.58%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.58%) VB
10 1 (0.58%) VBA
10 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (30.81%) ISEB
1 53 (30.81%) ISTQB
2 49 (28.49%) Security Cleared
3 42 (24.42%) Degree
4 40 (23.26%) DV Cleared
5 29 (16.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (9.30%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.74%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (22.67%) QA
2 3 (1.74%) SLA
3 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.16%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.16%) SDET
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (2.33%) Hyper-V
1 4 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (2.33%) VMware ESX
1 4 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (8.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.33%) AirWatch
2 4 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (29.65%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.12%) Oracle
3 12 (6.98%) HP
4 5 (2.91%) VMware
5 4 (2.33%) Altiris
5 4 (2.33%) Citrix
5 4 (2.33%) Veritas
6 3 (1.74%) Civica
6 3 (1.74%) Northgate
7 1 (0.58%) Capita
7 1 (0.58%) SAP
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