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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 68 93 118
Rank change year-on-year +25 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 39 32 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.83% 1.86% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 2.15% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 32 31 14
Median salary £37,250 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.42% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £57,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 1209 1489 1642
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 87.67% 86.67% 84.68%
Number of salaries quoted 975 1186 1253
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,977
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +19 34 £37,250 +10.37%
Marlow - 4 £40,000 -
High Wycombe +2 1 - - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 33 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.73%) Automated Testing
3 27 (36.99%) SQL
3 27 (36.99%) Test Automation
4 26 (35.62%) ISTQB
4 26 (35.62%) Degree
5 25 (34.25%) ISEB
6 23 (31.51%) Automation Testing
7 21 (28.77%) QA
8 20 (27.40%) Manual Testing
9 17 (23.29%) Performance Testing
10 15 (20.55%) Ranorex
10 15 (20.55%) Virtual Team
11 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
12 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
12 12 (16.44%) Test Strategy
13 11 (15.07%) Test Scripting
14 10 (13.70%) Selenium
14 10 (13.70%) Windows
14 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
14 10 (13.70%) Java
14 10 (13.70%) Finance
14 10 (13.70%) User Stories
15 9 (12.33%) Oracle
16 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
16 8 (10.96%) Line Management
16 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (10.96%) Time Management
17 7 (9.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 7 (9.59%) JMeter

Software Testing
Top Related 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 (4.11%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.74%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.74%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.22%) MySQL
2 6 (8.22%) Pentaho
2 6 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (8.22%) QlikView
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.48%) OLAP
3 4 (5.48%) OLTP
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (20.55%) Ranorex
2 10 (13.70%) Selenium
3 7 (9.59%) JMeter
4 6 (8.22%) Talend Open Studio
5 5 (6.85%) LoadRunner
6 4 (5.48%) Eclipse
6 4 (5.48%) Protractor
6 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.48%) VisualVM
7 3 (4.11%) JBehave
7 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.11%) JIRA
8 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.37%) NeoLoad
9 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (13.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Automotive
3 2 (2.74%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Tester
2 22 (30.14%) Analyst
3 20 (27.40%) Test Analyst
4 15 (20.55%) Automation Tester
5 9 (12.33%) Software Analyst
5 9 (12.33%) Software Test Analyst
6 8 (10.96%) Agile Tester
6 8 (10.96%) Test Manager
7 7 (9.59%) Senior Tester
8 6 (8.22%) Lead Test Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) QA Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) QC Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Senior Manager
9 4 (5.48%) Test Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Java Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Performance Tester
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Technical Tester
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Test Manager
10 3 (4.11%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) J2EE
1 7 (9.59%) XML
2 5 (6.85%) WCF
3 4 (5.48%) HTML
3 4 (5.48%) XML Messaging
4 3 (4.11%) Entity Framework
4 3 (4.11%) JMS
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (4.11%) REST
4 3 (4.11%) SOAP
4 3 (4.11%) Web Services
4 3 (4.11%) WSDL
4 3 (4.11%) XSD
4 3 (4.11%) XSLT
5 1 (1.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) Virtual Team
2 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.22%) Smartcard
4 3 (4.11%) Clustering
4 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Unix
3 2 (2.74%) Android
3 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.73%) Automated Testing
3 27 (36.99%) Test Automation
4 23 (31.51%) Automation Testing
5 20 (27.40%) Manual Testing
6 17 (23.29%) Performance Testing
7 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
8 12 (16.44%) Test Strategy
9 11 (15.07%) Test Scripting
10 10 (13.70%) User Stories
11 8 (10.96%) Line Management
11 8 (10.96%) Time Management
12 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (8.22%) Data Integration
12 6 (8.22%) Data Visualisation
12 6 (8.22%) ETL
12 6 (8.22%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (8.22%) Visualisation
13 5 (6.85%) Waterfall
14 4 (5.48%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.99%) SQL
2 10 (13.70%) Java
3 5 (6.85%) C#
3 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.11%) MATLAB
4 3 (4.11%) Perl
4 3 (4.11%) Python
4 3 (4.11%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 26 (35.62%) Degree
1 26 (35.62%) ISTQB
2 25 (34.25%) ISEB
3 7 (9.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (8.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.33%) Oracle
3 6 (8.22%) Cognos
3 6 (8.22%) Informatica
3 6 (8.22%) Jaspersoft
3 6 (8.22%) Talend
4 4 (5.48%) AppDynamics
4 4 (5.48%) IBM
5 3 (4.11%) ANSYS
6 2 (2.74%) HP
7 1 (1.37%) Seapine
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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