Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 132 95
Rank change year-on-year -10 -37 +57
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 43 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.94% 1.45% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.61% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 24 36 81
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £36,250 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.84% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £28,827 £32,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £48,125 £51,250
South East median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -12.50%

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 2,511 2,669 2,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 87.77% 89.74% 87.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,075 2,132 2,321
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -10 19 £29,316 -23.85% 3
High Wycombe -1 7 £45,000 -7.69% 1
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 19 (70.37%) JIRA
2 18 (66.67%) ISEB
3 16 (59.26%) ISTQB
4 15 (55.56%) QA
4 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (44.44%) Python
5 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
6 10 (37.04%) Selenium
7 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 9 (33.33%) Test Planning
7 9 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 9 (33.33%) Defect Management
8 8 (29.63%) SDLC
9 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
9 7 (25.93%) C#
9 7 (25.93%) Perl
9 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
9 7 (25.93%) Bash Shell
9 7 (25.93%) Agile Testing
10 6 (22.22%) REST
10 6 (22.22%) Bourne shell
10 6 (22.22%) Confluence
10 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
10 6 (22.22%) SOAP
10 6 (22.22%) Web Services
10 6 (22.22%) Delphi
10 6 (22.22%) .NET
11 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
11 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (18.52%) 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 6 (22.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (70.37%) JIRA
2 10 (37.04%) Selenium
3 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
4 4 (14.81%) Robot Framework
4 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
5 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (7.41%) Bitbucket
6 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
6 2 (7.41%) Zephyr
7 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.70%) Maven
7 1 (3.70%) Protractor
7 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Law
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Tester
2 8 (29.63%) Software Tester
3 7 (25.93%) QA Tester
3 7 (25.93%) Software QA Tester
3 7 (25.93%) Trainee
3 7 (25.93%) Trainee Software Tester
3 7 (25.93%) Trainee Tester
4 6 (22.22%) QA Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Software Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
7 2 (7.41%) Web Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
1 6 (22.22%) REST
1 6 (22.22%) SOAP
1 6 (22.22%) Web Services
2 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Flex
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
1 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 9 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 9 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 9 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 8 (29.63%) SDLC
5 7 (25.93%) Agile Testing
5 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
6 5 (18.52%) Microservices
7 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (14.81%) Test Management
7 4 (14.81%) User Stories
8 3 (11.11%) BDD
8 3 (11.11%) Scrum
9 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
9 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Python
2 7 (25.93%) Bash Shell
2 7 (25.93%) C#
2 7 (25.93%) Perl
2 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
3 6 (22.22%) Bourne shell
3 6 (22.22%) Delphi
4 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) Java
6 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) ISEB
2 16 (59.26%) ISTQB
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Unisys
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle