Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South West > Devon
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 64 76
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.20% 1.86% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.07% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 9
Devon median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £28,591
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +22.42% +12.12%
10th Percentile £28,875 £27,790 £23,800
90th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £32,600
South West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -7.14%

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 Devon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Devon
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 443 531 665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 88.42% 89.70% 89.50%
Number of salaries quoted 333 454 598
Devon median annual salary £37,500 £38,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +1.45%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £56,625
South West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Devon

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in Devon.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Devon

Software Testing
Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Devon region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Exeter +13 5 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Plymouth +1 5 - - 2
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Devon region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 6 (54.55%) Android
1 6 (54.55%) BDD
1 6 (54.55%) Apple iOS
2 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
2 5 (45.45%) Functional Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (45.45%) User Stories
2 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
2 5 (45.45%) Security Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) Time Management
2 5 (45.45%) Kanban
2 5 (45.45%) PHP
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
2 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 5 (45.45%) QA
2 5 (45.45%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (27.27%) FitNesse
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) Law
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) FitNesse
2 1 (9.09%) Appium
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) QA Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Software Tester
1 5 (45.45%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Android
1 6 (54.55%) Apple iOS
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) BDD
2 5 (45.45%) Acceptance Criteria
2 5 (45.45%) Functional Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Kanban
2 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) Security Testing
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
2 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) Time Management
2 5 (45.45%) User Stories
2 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) PHP
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Apple Swift
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA