Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 95 120
Rank change year-on-year -45 +25 +38
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 26 65 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.89% 2.36% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 2.66% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22 56 68
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £35,000 £38,250 £38,850
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.50% -1.54% +11.00%
10th Percentile £28,827 £31,000 £28,200
90th Percentile £43,750 £51,500 £54,125
South East median annual salary £39,000 £37,076 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.19% +5.93% -7.89%

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 2,571 2,447 3,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 87.81% 88.69% 87.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,058 2,008 2,547
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £25,425 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -38 19 £29,316 -18.57% 6
Aylesbury -16 3 £37,500 -37.50%
High Wycombe +2 2 £46,250 -17.78% 1
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 15 (57.69%) ISEB
1 15 (57.69%) ISTQB
2 14 (53.85%) JIRA
3 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (42.31%) QA
4 11 (42.31%) Selenium
5 10 (38.46%) Mentoring
6 8 (30.77%) Finance
6 8 (30.77%) Python
6 8 (30.77%) SQL
6 8 (30.77%) Test Planning
6 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
6 8 (30.77%) Defect Management
7 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
7 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
7 7 (26.92%) Perl
8 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Test Management
8 6 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (19.23%) Protractor
9 5 (19.23%) SDLC
9 5 (19.23%) Time Management
9 5 (19.23%) Degree
9 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
9 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
9 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
9 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (19.23%) Business Analysis

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
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (53.85%) JIRA
2 11 (42.31%) Selenium
3 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
4 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
4 5 (19.23%) Protractor
4 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
5 4 (15.38%) Maven
5 4 (15.38%) SoapUI
5 4 (15.38%) Subversion
6 2 (7.69%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
7 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
7 1 (3.85%) JMeter
7 1 (3.85%) Mocha
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Automotive
3 2 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Tester
2 10 (38.46%) Software Tester
3 7 (26.92%) QA Tester
3 7 (26.92%) Software QA Tester
3 7 (26.92%) Trainee
3 7 (26.92%) Trainee Software Tester
3 7 (26.92%) Trainee Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Technical Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Software Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Web Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) HTML
1 5 (19.23%) XML
1 5 (19.23%) XML Messaging
2 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.69%) STL
4 1 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Flex
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (38.46%) Mentoring
3 8 (30.77%) Defect Management
3 8 (30.77%) Test Planning
4 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Test Management
5 5 (19.23%) Business Analysis
5 5 (19.23%) SDLC
5 5 (19.23%) Time Management
6 4 (15.38%) BDD
6 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Python
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
2 7 (26.92%) Perl
2 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
3 5 (19.23%) Java
4 4 (15.38%) C
4 4 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) Bourne shell
6 1 (3.85%) Delphi
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) ISEB
1 15 (57.69%) ISTQB
2 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Unisys