The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 51 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 2.44% 1.58% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 1.86% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 4
Average salary £42,250 £27,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.63% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Software Testing
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
515 377 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 89.72% 84.91% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 416 344 428
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Swindon region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Swindon

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) ISEB
2 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
3 9 (52.94%) Manual Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Degree
3 9 (52.94%) Scrum
4 7 (41.18%) Replication
4 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
4 7 (41.18%) Retail
4 7 (41.18%) User Stories
4 7 (41.18%) Automation Testing
4 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) UNIX
7 2 (11.76%) Windows
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle
7 2 (11.76%) Web Services
7 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
8 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
8 1 (5.88%) TDD
8 1 (5.88%) Banking
8 1 (5.88%) Test Planning

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (5.88%) SmartPlant
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) TestNG
1 1 (5.88%) Moq
1 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (41.18%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
1 14 (82.35%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Lead Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Application Security Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) JTS
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) AppFabric
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Replication
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
3 9 (52.94%) Manual Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Scrum
4 7 (41.18%) User Stories
4 7 (41.18%) Automation Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
4 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) ETL
6 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Process Management
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Document Management
6 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) ISEB
2 9 (52.94%) Degree
3 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) VCP4
4 1 (5.88%) CISM
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire