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

Software Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 92 141
Rank change year-on-year -47 +49 +25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 26 77 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.92% 2.65% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 3.06% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 22 67 57
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £36,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £53,250 £53,750
South East median annual salary £37,500 £41,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -8.54% +13.89% -4.00%

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 2,354 2,517 3,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.65% 86.47% 84.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,829 2,123 2,706
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 January 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 January 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 -52 11 £37,500 -0.66% 2
High Wycombe +2 3 £48,250 -16.09%
Aylesbury -6 3 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Marlow - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 14 (53.85%) Git (software)
1 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Selenium
3 12 (46.15%) Degree
4 10 (38.46%) C
4 10 (38.46%) SDLC
5 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
5 9 (34.62%) Windows
5 9 (34.62%) C++
5 9 (34.62%) JIRA
6 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
6 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 8 (30.77%) SQL
6 8 (30.77%) Linux
6 8 (30.77%) STL
6 8 (30.77%) Finance
6 8 (30.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
7 7 (26.92%) ISEB
8 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
9 5 (19.23%) QA
9 5 (19.23%) Test Management
9 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
9 5 (19.23%) Protractor
9 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
9 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
9 5 (19.23%) XML
9 5 (19.23%) HTML

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 (3.85%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (53.85%) Git (software)
2 13 (50.00%) Selenium
3 9 (34.62%) JIRA
4 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
5 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
5 5 (19.23%) Protractor
5 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
6 4 (15.38%) Maven
6 4 (15.38%) SoapUI
6 4 (15.38%) Subversion
7 2 (7.69%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.85%) Bitbucket
8 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
8 1 (3.85%) eggPlant
8 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.85%) JMeter
8 1 (3.85%) Mocha
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Automotive
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) C++ Software Engineer
1 8 (30.77%) Software Engineer
1 8 (30.77%) Tester
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Software Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Software Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Software Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Regression Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Software Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) STL
2 5 (19.23%) HTML
2 5 (19.23%) XML
2 5 (19.23%) XML Messaging
3 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) PDA
4 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (38.46%) SDLC
4 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Test Management
7 4 (15.38%) BDD
7 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
7 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 4 (15.38%) Time Management
8 3 (11.54%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 3 (11.54%) User Stories
9 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Usability Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) C
2 9 (34.62%) C++
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) Java
5 3 (11.54%) C#
6 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Degree
2 8 (30.77%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 7 (26.92%) ISEB
4 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle