Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 97 148
Rank change year-on-year -43 +51 +19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 28 85 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.98% 2.71% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 3.17% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 25 74 64
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £53,250 £53,750
South East median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.67% -

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2452 2683 3769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 85.52% 85.55% 84.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1950 2259 3025
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Buckinghamshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Buckinghamshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Buckinghamshire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -43 12 £40,000 +7.38%
High Wycombe +17 5 £45,000 -
Aylesbury -11 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Marlow -20 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
2 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
2 13 (46.43%) Degree
2 13 (46.43%) Selenium
2 13 (46.43%) SDLC
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) C++
4 10 (35.71%) JIRA
5 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
6 8 (28.57%) QA
6 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 8 (28.57%) C
6 8 (28.57%) STL
6 8 (28.57%) Windows
6 8 (28.57%) Linux
6 8 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (25.00%) User Stories
7 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
8 6 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
8 6 (21.43%) Bitbucket
9 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Firmware
10 4 (14.29%) ISEB
10 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
10 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
11 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
1 13 (46.43%) Selenium
2 10 (35.71%) JIRA
3 6 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (21.43%) Bitbucket
3 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 3 (10.71%) eggPlant
6 1 (3.57%) Jasmine
6 1 (3.57%) JMeter
6 1 (3.57%) Mocha
6 1 (3.57%) Protractor
6 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) C++ Software Engineer
1 8 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Automation Tester
5 3 (10.71%) QA Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Software Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Software Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Software Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Audio Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Hardware Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) PDA
3 1 (3.57%) iPad
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
2 13 (46.43%) SDLC
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 7 (25.00%) User Stories
6 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
8 2 (7.14%) DevOps
8 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Open Source
8 2 (7.14%) Test Management
9 1 (3.57%) Collaborative Working
9 1 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) C++
2 8 (28.57%) C
3 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
3 3 (10.71%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) Python
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) ES6
5 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Degree
2 8 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
5 4 (14.29%) ISEB
6 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) HP
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft