Period
to 19 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 143 94
Rank change year-on-year +30 -49 +42
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 31 24 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.40% 0.83% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.93% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 31 20 68
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.50% +2.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,325 £31,400
90th Percentile £60,000 £47,625 £53,250
South East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +11.11%

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 1,983 2,577 2,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 89.65% 89.05% 89.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,567 2,027 2,180
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £65,000
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 19 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +26 22 £35,000 +8.84% 6
Aylesbury +23 4 £40,000 +6.67%
High Wycombe +6 1 £32,500 -36.89% 2
Amersham - 1 £45,000 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 (48.39%) QA
1 15 (48.39%) Test Automation
2 9 (29.03%) ISEB
2 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
3 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (22.58%) SQL
4 7 (22.58%) ITIL
4 7 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
5 6 (19.35%) C#
5 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
5 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
5 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
5 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
6 5 (16.13%) V-Model
6 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
6 5 (16.13%) Programme Management
6 5 (16.13%) Change Management
6 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (12.90%) Workload Management
7 4 (12.90%) Quality Management
7 4 (12.90%) CMMI
7 4 (12.90%) Electronics
7 4 (12.90%) Finance
7 4 (12.90%) Validation
7 4 (12.90%) RAD
7 4 (12.90%) DSDM

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Magento
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) QualityStage
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) DB2
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
1 3 (9.68%) Selenium
2 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) Hudson
3 1 (3.23%) TestRail
General
1 4 (12.90%) Electronics
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Automotive
2 1 (3.23%) Billing
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Tester
3 10 (32.26%) Test Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) QA Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Applications Support
5 4 (12.90%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) QA Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Software Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Software QA Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Software Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Automation Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Hardware Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Hardware Test Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Manual Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Radio Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) RF Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) RF Test Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Middleware
2 3 (9.68%) Behat
2 3 (9.68%) REST
2 3 (9.68%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.45%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.23%) Java EE
4 1 (3.23%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) PACS
3 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) VMS
2 2 (6.45%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Test Automation
2 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) ITIL
3 7 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
4 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
4 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
4 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
5 5 (16.13%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (16.13%) Change Management
5 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
5 5 (16.13%) Programme Management
5 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
5 5 (16.13%) V-Model
6 4 (12.90%) CMMI
6 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.90%) Quality Management
6 4 (12.90%) Validation
6 4 (12.90%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) R
4 2 (6.45%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) ISEB
2 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
4 4 (12.90%) APMP
4 4 (12.90%) Degree
4 4 (12.90%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (9.68%) HNC
6 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Cognizant
1 4 (12.90%) IBM
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) SAP