Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 139 86
Rank change year-on-year +18 -53 +57
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 31 28 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.21% 0.99% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.10% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 27 25 75
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,750 £26,450 £28,700
90th Percentile £49,250 £47,500 £53,250
South East median annual salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% -2.60%

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 2,272 2,539 2,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 88.99% 89.91% 88.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,880 2,008 2,264
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,300 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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 +15 15 £35,000 -12.50% 4
High Wycombe -12 9 £41,000 -8.89% 1
Amersham - 2 £45,000 - 1
Newport Pagnell - 2 £32,000 - 2
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Test Automation
3 18 (58.06%) JIRA
3 18 (58.06%) ISEB
4 13 (41.94%) ISTQB
4 13 (41.94%) Selenium
5 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
6 10 (32.26%) Manual Testing
6 10 (32.26%) REST
6 10 (32.26%) SDLC
7 9 (29.03%) C#
7 9 (29.03%) QA
8 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
8 8 (25.81%) Agile Testing
9 7 (22.58%) User Stories
9 7 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (22.58%) Test Management
9 7 (22.58%) Bourne shell
9 7 (22.58%) Confluence
9 7 (22.58%) Python
9 7 (22.58%) Delphi
9 7 (22.58%) .NET
9 7 (22.58%) SOAP
9 7 (22.58%) Web Services
10 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
10 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
11 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
11 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (16.13%) Microservices

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 7 (22.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) DB2
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (58.06%) JIRA
2 13 (41.94%) Selenium
3 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
4 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
4 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
4 5 (16.13%) Zephyr
5 4 (12.90%) Robot Framework
5 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
6 3 (9.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (9.68%) Bitbucket
7 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
1 10 (32.26%) Software Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Software Test Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Test Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Tester
3 7 (22.58%) Automation Tester
3 7 (22.58%) QA Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Manual Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Software Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Web Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) REST
2 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 7 (22.58%) SOAP
2 7 (22.58%) Web Services
3 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.45%) Java EE
4 2 (6.45%) JSON
4 2 (6.45%) Pyramid
5 1 (3.23%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
2 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Test Automation
3 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
4 10 (32.26%) Manual Testing
4 10 (32.26%) SDLC
5 8 (25.81%) Agile Testing
5 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
6 7 (22.58%) Test Management
6 7 (22.58%) User Stories
7 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (16.13%) Microservices
7 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (16.13%) Scrum
8 4 (12.90%) Analytical Thinking
8 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Defect Management
10 2 (6.45%) Acceptance Criteria
10 2 (6.45%) DevOps
10 2 (6.45%) Smoke Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) C#
2 7 (22.58%) Bourne shell
2 7 (22.58%) Delphi
2 7 (22.58%) Python
3 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) ISEB
2 13 (41.94%) ISTQB
3 7 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
1 2 (6.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Unisys