Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 142 100
Rank change year-on-year +28 -42 +40
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 36 28 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.45% 0.97% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.08% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 29 25 72
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +0.67% +6.43%
10th Percentile £23,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £53,250
South East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +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 2,237 2,601 2,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 89.84% 89.91% 88.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,865 2,086 2,309
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £62,750
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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +24 20 £35,000 -15.15% 6
High Wycombe -8 6 £35,000 -22.22%
Aylesbury +23 2 £40,000 +6.67%
Amersham - 2 £45,000 -
Newport Pagnell - 2 £32,000 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (47.22%) JIRA
4 15 (41.67%) ISEB
5 11 (30.56%) QA
5 11 (30.56%) Selenium
6 10 (27.78%) Manual Testing
6 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 10 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (25.00%) C#
7 9 (25.00%) User Stories
7 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
8 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
9 7 (19.44%) Test Management
9 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
9 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
9 7 (19.44%) REST
10 6 (16.67%) Android
10 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
10 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 6 (16.67%) Finance
10 6 (16.67%) Regression Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
10 6 (16.67%) SDLC
11 5 (13.89%) Defect Management
11 5 (13.89%) Zephyr
11 5 (13.89%) Scrum
11 5 (13.89%) SQL

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 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) DB2
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (47.22%) JIRA
2 11 (30.56%) Selenium
3 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
5 5 (13.89%) Zephyr
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 3 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (8.33%) Bitbucket
8 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.78%) Hudson
9 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.78%) Robot Framework
9 1 (2.78%) TestRail
9 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Electronics
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Tester
2 12 (33.33%) Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) Software Analyst
4 9 (25.00%) Test Analyst
5 8 (22.22%) Automation Tester
6 7 (19.44%) Software Test Analyst
7 6 (16.67%) QA Engineer
8 5 (13.89%) QA Tester
9 4 (11.11%) Manual Tester
9 4 (11.11%) Software Tester
10 3 (8.33%) Applications Support
10 3 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
10 3 (8.33%) Software QA Tester
10 3 (8.33%) Software Support Analyst
10 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
10 3 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
11 1 (2.78%) Agile Manual Tester
11 1 (2.78%) Resilience Manager
11 1 (2.78%) Senior Manual Tester
11 1 (2.78%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) REST
2 4 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 3 (8.33%) .NET
3 3 (8.33%) SOAP
3 3 (8.33%) Web Services
4 2 (5.56%) Behat
4 2 (5.56%) Java EE
4 2 (5.56%) JSON
4 2 (5.56%) Pyramid
5 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) PACS
4 1 (2.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Android
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) VMS
3 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (27.78%) Manual Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (25.00%) User Stories
5 7 (19.44%) Test Management
5 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
6 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 6 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 6 (16.67%) SDLC
7 5 (13.89%) Defect Management
7 5 (13.89%) Scrum
8 4 (11.11%) Agile Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
8 4 (11.11%) BDD
8 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (11.11%) DevOps
8 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 9 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) Bourne shell
4 3 (8.33%) Delphi
4 3 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) C++
5 2 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) ISEB
2 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (30.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP ALM
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) SAP
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix
3 1 (2.78%) HP