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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 62 110
Rank change year-on-year -46 +48  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 56 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.74% 3.81% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 4.44% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9 45 28
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £30,000 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £46,900 £51,150
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.42% -2.77%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1308 1260 2002
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 88.08% 85.83% 84.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1034 1053 1573
Median salary £47,000 £44,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.61% +1.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -27 9 £42,500 +13.03%
High Wycombe +21 2 £52,500 -4.54%
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 37 (77.08%) Test Automation
2 19 (39.58%) ISTQB
3 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (35.42%) QA
5 13 (27.08%) SQL
6 12 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 11 (22.92%) Manual Testing
7 11 (22.92%) Selenium
7 11 (22.92%) ISEB
8 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 10 (20.83%) Degree
8 10 (20.83%) Test Strategy
8 10 (20.83%) User Stories
9 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
9 9 (18.75%) Finance
9 9 (18.75%) Software Engineering
10 8 (16.67%) Windows
10 8 (16.67%) JIRA
11 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (12.50%) Ranorex
12 6 (12.50%) Virtual Team
12 6 (12.50%) Time Management
12 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 6 (12.50%) Java
13 5 (10.42%) C#
13 5 (10.42%) MySQL
13 5 (10.42%) Oracle
13 5 (10.42%) Cognos
13 5 (10.42%) ETL

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 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) G Suite
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
1 1 (2.08%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.42%) MySQL
2 5 (10.42%) Pentaho
2 5 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (10.42%) QlikView
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.25%) OLAP
3 3 (6.25%) OLTP
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Selenium
2 8 (16.67%) JIRA
3 6 (12.50%) Ranorex
4 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.42%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (8.33%) JMeter
5 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.25%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.08%) JBehave
8 1 (2.08%) Protractor
8 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (2.08%) VisualVM
8 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Automotive
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
2 15 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 12 (25.00%) Tester
4 8 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 7 (14.58%) Automation Tester
6 5 (10.42%) Java Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) JIRA Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Lead Test Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Software Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) QC Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Tester
8 3 (6.25%) Test Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Tester
9 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
1 1 (2.08%) HTML
1 1 (2.08%) J2EE
1 1 (2.08%) WCF
1 1 (2.08%) XML
1 1 (2.08%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (12.50%) Virtual Team
2 5 (10.42%) iPad
2 5 (10.42%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (77.08%) Test Automation
2 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 11 (22.92%) Manual Testing
5 10 (20.83%) Test Strategy
5 10 (20.83%) User Stories
6 9 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 6 (12.50%) Time Management
8 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.42%) Data Integration
8 5 (10.42%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (10.42%) ETL
8 5 (10.42%) Line Management
8 5 (10.42%) Open Source
8 5 (10.42%) QA Automation
8 5 (10.42%) Regression Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Visualisation
9 3 (6.25%) BDD
9 3 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) Java
3 5 (10.42%) C#
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) ISTQB
2 11 (22.92%) ISEB
3 10 (20.83%) Degree
4 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (35.42%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Cognos
2 5 (10.42%) Informatica
2 5 (10.42%) Jaspersoft
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) Talend
3 3 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.08%) Google
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Seapine