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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 62 70 56
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 1.78% 1.12% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.28% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 1
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
597 546 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 81.67% 87.08% 79.72%
Number of salaries quoted 471 435 357
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Swindon

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Degree
3 11 (55.00%) QA
3 11 (55.00%) Selenium
3 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (55.00%) SoapUI
3 11 (55.00%) REST
3 11 (55.00%) Java
3 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) SOAP
3 11 (55.00%) Web Services
3 11 (55.00%) XML
3 11 (55.00%) Process Management
3 11 (55.00%) Scrum
4 10 (50.00%) Oracle
4 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (50.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
5 8 (40.00%) TestNG
5 8 (40.00%) ISEB
6 7 (35.00%) SOA
6 7 (35.00%) DB2
6 7 (35.00%) UNIX
6 7 (35.00%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (35.00%) Use Case
7 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) Automotive
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.00%) VB.NET

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (5.00%) SmartPlant
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) DB2
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
1 11 (55.00%) SoapUI
2 8 (40.00%) TestNG
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) QA Engineer
1 7 (35.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Transition Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) SOAP
1 11 (55.00%) Web Services
1 11 (55.00%) XML
1 11 (55.00%) REST
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) Economics
2 3 (15.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Process Management
2 11 (55.00%) Scrum
2 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (35.00%) Use Case
3 7 (35.00%) SOA
4 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
5 3 (15.00%) Document Management
5 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Stress Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.00%) System Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Information Management
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Java
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (15.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Degree
2 8 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Intergraph
3 1 (5.00%) TOWER Software
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