The table below looks at the statistics for TestComplete skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited TestComplete over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SmartBear Software TestComplete
Rank 860 827 819
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -8
Permanent jobs citing TestComplete 32 69 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.062% 0.062%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.38% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 30 68 63
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £47,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +48.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
17377 18136 16257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.15% 16.20% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 14595 14832 13860
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

TestComplete
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing TestComplete within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

TestComplete Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TestComplete
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing TestComplete within the UK.

TestComplete Salary Trend in the UK

TestComplete
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing TestComplete over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 within the UK.

TestComplete Salary Histogram in the UK

TestComplete
Top 27 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TestComplete within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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
England -21 32 £37,500 -16.66% 4
East Midlands +24 14 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Nottinghamshire +12 11 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Nottingham +5 11 £40,000 +6.66% 2
London +3 6 £28,500 -36.66% 1
South East -22 4 £43,625 -8.15%
North West +11 3 £30,750 -48.75%
Berkshire -3 3 £45,000 -
City of London -5 3 £28,500 -36.66% 1
Manchester - 3 £30,750 -
Coventry - 2 £32,500 -
Sheffield - 2 £31,250 -
Leicester - 2 £38,750 -
Windsor - 2 £42,500 -
Leicestershire - 2 £38,750 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £31,250 -
Yorkshire - 2 £31,250 -
West Midlands - 2 £32,500 -
Derbyshire +7 1 £40,000 +18.51%
Derby +2 1 £40,000 +18.51%
Reading -3 1 £48,000 +47.69%
Sidcup -5 1 £43,750 +6.70%
South West -24 1 £34,000 +13.33%
Kent - 1 £42,250 -
Somerset - 1 £34,000 -
Bath - 1 £34,000 -
Cheadle - 1 - -

TestComplete
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing TestComplete 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 TestComplete.

1 42 (76.36%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (74.55%) Selenium
3 30 (54.55%) ISEB
4 29 (52.73%) C#
4 29 (52.73%) QA
5 24 (43.64%) Automated Testing
5 24 (43.64%) SQL
6 22 (40.00%) Test Automation
7 21 (38.18%) .NET
8 19 (34.55%) Scrum
9 18 (32.73%) QuickTest Pro
9 18 (32.73%) Java
9 18 (32.73%) ISTQB
10 16 (29.09%) Ranorex
11 13 (23.64%) Windows
12 12 (21.82%) JavaScript
12 12 (21.82%) VB
12 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
12 12 (21.82%) Degree
12 12 (21.82%) Software Testing
13 11 (20.00%) Test Scripting
13 11 (20.00%) C++
13 11 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (18.18%) Test Strategy
15 9 (16.36%) VBScript
16 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
16 8 (14.55%) Finance
16 8 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
17 7 (12.73%) WPF
17 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing

TestComplete
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing TestComplete 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 TestComplete. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.64%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (3.64%) Firewall
2 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (74.55%) Selenium
2 18 (32.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (29.09%) Ranorex
4 8 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
5 7 (12.73%) NUnit
6 5 (9.09%) Moq
7 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.64%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.82%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.82%) WatiN
8 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.82%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.82%) Subversion
8 1 (1.82%) WATIR
8 1 (1.82%) JMeter
8 1 (1.82%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Analyst
2 21 (38.18%) Test Analyst
3 17 (30.91%) Tester
4 11 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Automation Tester
5 6 (10.91%) Automation Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Software Tester
6 5 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Tester
6 5 (9.09%) QA Leader
6 5 (9.09%) QA Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Quality Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Team Leader
8 3 (5.45%) Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Test Team Leader
8 3 (5.45%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.18%) .NET
2 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
2 7 (12.73%) WPF
3 4 (7.27%) HTML
3 4 (7.27%) WinForms
4 3 (5.45%) Ajax
4 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.64%) ActiveX
6 1 (1.82%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.82%) Middleware
6 1 (1.82%) SOAP
6 1 (1.82%) Web Services
6 1 (1.82%) XML
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.82%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.09%) Open Source
4 3 (5.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) FMCG
6 1 (1.82%) Equities
6 1 (1.82%) Statistics
6 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
2 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (76.36%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (43.64%) Automated Testing
3 22 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 19 (34.55%) Scrum
5 12 (21.82%) Software Testing
6 11 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 10 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
9 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
9 6 (10.91%) Regression Testing
10 5 (9.09%) TDD
10 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.09%) BDD
10 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (7.27%) Time Management
11 4 (7.27%) DSDM
11 4 (7.27%) Automation Testing
12 3 (5.45%) CRM
12 3 (5.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 29 (52.73%) C#
2 24 (43.64%) SQL
3 18 (32.73%) Java
4 12 (21.82%) JavaScript
4 12 (21.82%) VB
5 11 (20.00%) C++
6 9 (16.36%) VBScript
7 5 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 5 (9.09%) Perl
8 3 (5.45%) Delphi
9 2 (3.64%) Ruby
9 2 (3.64%) Python
10 1 (1.82%) XQuery
10 1 (1.82%) VB6
10 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.82%) XPath
10 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (54.55%) ISEB
2 18 (32.73%) ISTQB
3 12 (21.82%) Degree
4 11 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (52.73%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) VMware
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) IBM
4 1 (1.82%) Compuware
4 1 (1.82%) HP
4 1 (1.82%) Empirix
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