The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 92 96 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -40
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 3 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.10% 0.28% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.32% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 41
Average salary £39,500 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.39% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,125
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.64%
Software Testing
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1069 931 885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 84.37% 85.49% 77.56%
Number of salaries quoted 890 765 809
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £57,500 £65,000
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 Wiltshire

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Wiltshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Swindon +7 11 £40,000 +26.98% 3
Salisbury - 1 £40,500 -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) Degree
3 15 (53.57%) SQL
4 13 (46.43%) Java
4 13 (46.43%) Web Services
4 13 (46.43%) Selenium
5 12 (42.86%) QA
5 12 (42.86%) XML
5 12 (42.86%) Oracle
5 12 (42.86%) SOAP
6 11 (39.29%) Process Management
6 11 (39.29%) Scrum
6 11 (39.29%) Computer Science
6 11 (39.29%) SoapUI
6 11 (39.29%) REST
6 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
7 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
7 10 (35.71%) Windows
8 8 (28.57%) UNIX
8 8 (28.57%) ISEB
8 8 (28.57%) TestNG
9 7 (25.00%) Use Case
9 7 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (25.00%) SOA
9 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 7 (25.00%) DB2
10 5 (17.86%) Change Control
11 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
11 4 (14.29%) .NET
11 4 (14.29%) Mathematics

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.57%) SmartPlant
2 1 (3.57%) Academy Housing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Selenium
2 11 (39.29%) SoapUI
3 8 (28.57%) TestNG
4 2 (7.14%) Hudson
4 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.14%) Ant
4 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 2 (7.14%) JMeter
4 2 (7.14%) NetBeans
4 2 (7.14%) Subversion
4 2 (7.14%) Maven
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Automotive
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Tester
1 7 (25.00%) Software Tester
1 7 (25.00%) QA Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Junior
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) Web Services
2 12 (42.86%) XML
2 12 (42.86%) SOAP
3 11 (39.29%) REST
4 4 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (7.14%) EJB
5 2 (7.14%) Spring
5 2 (7.14%) JSF
5 2 (7.14%) Java EE
5 2 (7.14%) JPA
5 2 (7.14%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (3.57%) OSGi
6 1 (3.57%) GWT
6 1 (3.57%) Java EE 5
6 1 (3.57%) Servlets
6 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 3 (10.71%) Economics
4 1 (3.57%) Physics
4 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Android
4 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Process Management
2 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
2 11 (39.29%) Scrum
3 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 7 (25.00%) SOA
3 7 (25.00%) Use Case
4 5 (17.86%) Change Control
5 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Document Management
6 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Stress Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Quality Management
7 2 (7.14%) OO
7 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.57%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) SQL
2 13 (46.43%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) VB.NET
3 3 (10.71%) VBA
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) Degree
2 8 (28.57%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Intergraph
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