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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 152 121 113
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 99 128 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.69% 2.09% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.52% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 87 106 98
Average salary £32,500 £33,750 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% -7.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £53,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +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
4923 5072 4239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 84.02% 82.77% 80.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4148 4138 3667
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -49 40 £30,000 -20.00% 9
Wiltshire -4 23 £35,000 -2.09% 9
Somerset +19 16 £26,000 -20.00% 1
Devon -1 7 £25,000 +25.00% 1
Dorset -1 6 £51,250 +57.69%
Gloucestershire -12 6 £38,500 +14.07% 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 105 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (27.59%) Java
3 53 (26.11%) Software Engineering
4 50 (24.63%) Degree
4 50 (24.63%) C#
5 43 (21.18%) Scrum
5 43 (21.18%) Windows
6 40 (19.70%) Test Scripting
7 38 (18.72%) Computer Science
7 38 (18.72%) QA
8 37 (18.23%) SQL
9 34 (16.75%) ISEB
10 33 (16.26%) Oracle
11 31 (15.27%) SQL Server
11 31 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
12 29 (14.29%) C++
12 29 (14.29%) Mathematics
13 28 (13.79%) Performance Testing
14 27 (13.30%) Selenium
14 27 (13.30%) Security Cleared
15 24 (11.82%) Automated Testing
15 24 (11.82%) Visual Studio
15 24 (11.82%) Web Services
16 23 (11.33%) HTML
17 22 (10.84%) Manual Testing
17 22 (10.84%) SDLC
18 21 (10.34%) Test Automation
18 21 (10.34%) JavaScript
19 19 (9.36%) .NET
19 19 (9.36%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 19 (9.36%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.37%) IIS
3 1 (0.49%) JBoss
3 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.97%) Simulink
3 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Summit
1 2 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.49%) Office 365
3 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.45%) Internet
2 3 (1.48%) LTE
2 3 (1.48%) IPv4
2 3 (1.48%) Firewall
2 3 (1.48%) DHCP
2 3 (1.48%) DNS
3 2 (0.99%) HTTP
3 2 (0.99%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.99%) Broadband
4 1 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.97%) MySQL
4 3 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (13.30%) Selenium
2 24 (11.82%) Visual Studio
3 16 (7.88%) WebDriver
4 10 (4.93%) Eclipse
5 8 (3.94%) Git (software)
6 7 (3.45%) Maven
7 6 (2.96%) MbUnit
7 6 (2.96%) JIRA
8 5 (2.46%) JMeter
8 5 (2.46%) Ant
9 4 (1.97%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.97%) Hudson
9 4 (1.97%) JUnit
9 4 (1.97%) NetBeans
9 4 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.48%) Subversion
10 3 (1.48%) NUnit
10 3 (1.48%) jMock
10 3 (1.48%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.48%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (8.37%) Finance
2 14 (6.90%) Aerospace
3 11 (5.42%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.96%) Military
6 5 (2.46%) Electronics
7 4 (1.97%) Law
7 4 (1.97%) Back Office
7 4 (1.97%) Retail
8 2 (0.99%) Games
8 2 (0.99%) Advertising
8 2 (0.99%) Billing
8 2 (0.99%) Marketing
9 1 (0.49%) Local Government
9 1 (0.49%) Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Welsh Language
9 1 (0.49%) Front Office
9 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (23.15%) Analyst
2 44 (21.67%) Software Engineer
3 41 (20.20%) Test Analyst
4 31 (15.27%) Tester
5 29 (14.29%) Software Tester
6 26 (12.81%) Test Engineer
7 20 (9.85%) Developer
8 18 (8.87%) Software Test Analyst
9 17 (8.37%) Test Leader
10 15 (7.39%) Test Manager
11 14 (6.90%) C# Software Engineer
12 13 (6.40%) Software Developer
13 11 (5.42%) C++ Software Engineer
14 10 (4.93%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (4.93%) Senior Test Analyst
15 8 (3.94%) Graduate
15 8 (3.94%) Applications Support
15 8 (3.94%) Senior Test Engineer
16 7 (3.45%) Junior
17 6 (2.96%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.82%) Web Services
2 23 (11.33%) HTML
3 19 (9.36%) .NET
4 18 (8.87%) XML
5 14 (6.90%) CSS
6 13 (6.40%) SOAP
7 11 (5.42%) WPF
8 8 (3.94%) EJB
8 8 (3.94%) JSF
9 7 (3.45%) Spring
9 7 (3.45%) JPA
9 7 (3.45%) jQuery
9 7 (3.45%) REST
10 6 (2.96%) JSP
10 6 (2.96%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.97%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.97%) EJB 3.0
11 4 (1.97%) Java EE
11 4 (1.97%) Tapestry
12 3 (1.48%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.72%) Computer Science
2 31 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 4 (1.97%) User Experience
5 3 (1.48%) Statistics
6 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.99%) DTV
7 1 (0.49%) Economics
7 1 (0.49%) iPhone
7 1 (0.49%) GIS
7 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.18%) Windows
2 16 (7.88%) Linux
3 4 (1.97%) UNIX
4 3 (1.48%) Android
4 3 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.48%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (26.11%) Software Engineering
3 43 (21.18%) Scrum
4 40 (19.70%) Test Scripting
5 28 (13.79%) Performance Testing
6 24 (11.82%) Automated Testing
7 22 (10.84%) Manual Testing
7 22 (10.84%) SDLC
8 21 (10.34%) Test Automation
9 19 (9.36%) Test Management
10 18 (8.87%) TDD
11 17 (8.37%) Test Strategy
12 16 (7.88%) CAPA
13 14 (6.90%) OO
13 14 (6.90%) V-Model
14 12 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (5.91%) Waterfall
15 11 (5.42%) Software Delivery
15 11 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (5.42%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (27.59%) Java
2 50 (24.63%) C#
3 37 (18.23%) SQL
4 29 (14.29%) C++
5 21 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 15 (7.39%) C
7 14 (6.90%) Ruby
8 9 (4.43%) Perl
9 8 (3.94%) Python
10 5 (2.46%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.46%) VB
11 4 (1.97%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.48%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.48%) PHP
13 1 (0.49%) Delphi
13 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (24.63%) Degree
2 34 (16.75%) ISEB
3 27 (13.30%) Security Cleared
4 15 (7.39%) ISTQB
5 11 (5.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.96%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.48%) HND
8 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (18.72%) QA
2 5 (2.46%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.99%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.48%) KVM
3 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (16.26%) Oracle
2 15 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.96%) VMware
4 3 (1.48%) Zend
4 3 (1.48%) Citrix
4 3 (1.48%) ATG
4 3 (1.48%) Cisco
4 3 (1.48%) Twitter
5 2 (0.99%) SAP
5 2 (0.99%) Apple
6 1 (0.49%) Google
6 1 (0.49%) IBM
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