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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 138 163 118
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -45
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 107 74 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.69% 1.25% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.52% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 93 64 93
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,902 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
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
5223 4869 4410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.54% 82.19% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4310 4110 3882
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,925
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,050 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +26 63 £55,000 +61.76% 6
Somerset +18 23 £31,000 +4.33% 4
Wiltshire -2 9 £27,500 +30.95% 6
Gloucestershire -13 7 £45,000 +73.07% 2
Dorset -12 3 £34,000 -2.85%
Devon -6 2 £24,250 -6.73% 3
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 167 (66.53%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (33.86%) ISEB
3 80 (31.87%) Test Automation
4 72 (28.69%) Waterfall
4 72 (28.69%) Selenium
5 69 (27.49%) Scrum
6 66 (26.29%) Test Management
7 62 (24.70%) Degree
8 61 (24.30%) Finance
9 60 (23.90%) QA
10 58 (23.11%) SQL
11 53 (21.12%) Test Scripting
12 52 (20.72%) Test Strategy
13 46 (18.33%) Test Planning
13 46 (18.33%) MS Excel
14 44 (17.53%) V-Model
14 44 (17.53%) C#
14 44 (17.53%) ISTQB
15 43 (17.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 43 (17.13%) Microsoft
15 43 (17.13%) Validation
15 43 (17.13%) Software Engineering
16 42 (16.73%) Computer Science
17 40 (15.94%) Mathematics
18 32 (12.75%) C++
19 31 (12.35%) C
19 31 (12.35%) Line Management
19 31 (12.35%) Manufacturing
20 28 (11.16%) Mentoring
21 27 (10.76%) TestNG

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (1.20%) JBoss
2 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 46 (18.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.59%) MS Office
3 6 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.39%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.40%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.40%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.40%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.80%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) PaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.40%) LAN
1 1 (0.40%) WAN
1 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.59%) MS Access
2 8 (3.19%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.39%) DB2
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 72 (28.69%) Selenium
2 27 (10.76%) TestNG
3 24 (9.56%) WebDriver
4 21 (8.37%) JUnit
5 17 (6.77%) QuickTest Pro
6 16 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (4.78%) SoapUI
8 7 (2.79%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.39%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.99%) JIRA
11 4 (1.59%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (1.20%) JMeter
13 2 (0.80%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
13 2 (0.80%) FitNesse
14 1 (0.40%) Ant
14 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
14 1 (0.40%) NetBeans
14 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 61 (24.30%) Finance
2 31 (12.35%) Manufacturing
3 14 (5.58%) Banking
3 14 (5.58%) Retail
4 13 (5.18%) Aerospace
5 5 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.59%) Advertising
6 4 (1.59%) Games
7 3 (1.20%) Automotive
8 2 (0.80%) Legal
8 2 (0.80%) Military
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 62 (24.70%) Analyst
2 52 (20.72%) Test Analyst
3 49 (19.52%) Tester
4 42 (16.73%) Software Engineer
5 31 (12.35%) Test Engineer
6 30 (11.95%) Software Tester
7 22 (8.76%) Test Team Leader
7 22 (8.76%) Team Leader
7 22 (8.76%) Test Manager
8 20 (7.97%) C# Software Engineer
8 20 (7.97%) Senior Test Engineer
9 17 (6.77%) Senior Tester
9 17 (6.77%) Senior Software Engineer
10 14 (5.58%) Senior Test Analyst
10 14 (5.58%) QA Manager
10 14 (5.58%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (5.58%) Senior C# Software Engineer
10 14 (5.58%) ScrumMaster
11 11 (4.38%) Automated Tester
12 9 (3.59%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.58%) WCF
1 14 (5.58%) WPF
2 13 (5.18%) XML
3 12 (4.78%) Web Services
4 9 (3.59%) .NET
4 9 (3.59%) SOAP
5 8 (3.19%) REST
6 5 (1.99%) HTML
7 4 (1.59%) J2EE
7 4 (1.59%) EJB
7 4 (1.59%) CSS
7 4 (1.59%) JSF
8 3 (1.20%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.20%) jQuery
9 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.40%) JDBC
10 1 (0.40%) Servlets
10 1 (0.40%) Java EE
10 1 (0.40%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.73%) Computer Science
2 40 (15.94%) Mathematics
3 23 (9.16%) Open Source
4 16 (6.37%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.99%) NHS
7 3 (1.20%) Replication
7 3 (1.20%) Economics
8 2 (0.80%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.80%) Social Media
9 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.40%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.40%) SCADA
9 1 (0.40%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.96%) Windows
2 17 (6.77%) UNIX
3 11 (4.38%) Linux
4 3 (1.20%) Android
4 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (66.53%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (31.87%) Test Automation
3 72 (28.69%) Waterfall
4 69 (27.49%) Scrum
5 66 (26.29%) Test Management
6 53 (21.12%) Test Scripting
7 52 (20.72%) Test Strategy
8 46 (18.33%) Test Planning
9 44 (17.53%) V-Model
10 43 (17.13%) Software Engineering
10 43 (17.13%) Validation
11 31 (12.35%) Line Management
12 28 (11.16%) Mentoring
13 23 (9.16%) Automated Testing
14 19 (7.57%) BDD
14 19 (7.57%) Manual Testing
15 15 (5.98%) TDD
16 14 (5.58%) Logistics
16 14 (5.58%) Performance Testing
16 14 (5.58%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (23.11%) SQL
2 44 (17.53%) C#
3 32 (12.75%) C++
4 31 (12.35%) C
5 24 (9.56%) Java
6 8 (3.19%) Ruby
7 7 (2.79%) VBA
7 7 (2.79%) Python
7 7 (2.79%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.39%) VB
9 4 (1.59%) PHP
9 4 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.20%) Perl
11 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.40%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.40%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 85 (33.86%) ISEB
2 62 (24.70%) Degree
3 44 (17.53%) ISTQB
4 43 (17.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (10.36%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.19%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.99%) HND
7 5 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.40%) MCSE
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.40%) ACCA
9 1 (0.40%) CIMA
9 1 (0.40%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (23.90%) QA
Vendors
1 43 (17.13%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.56%) Oracle
3 3 (1.20%) Cisco
3 3 (1.20%) Telerik
4 1 (0.40%) Capita
4 1 (0.40%) New Relic
4 1 (0.40%) Pegasus
4 1 (0.40%) Sage
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