Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South West > Devon
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 76 64
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12 +29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 1.62% 1.53% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.76% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 17
Devon median annual salary £33,750 £28,046 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.34% +9.98% +5.15%
10th Percentile £27,045 £21,650 £21,500
90th Percentile £38,750 £32,950 £36,200
South West median annual salary £39,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -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 486 682 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 87.41% 87.21% 87.76%
Number of salaries quoted 414 608 524
Devon median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% +1.47%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £56,013 £53,750 £47,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 19 November 2017. 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 +4 8 £35,000 +22.42%
Plymouth +5 1 £27,178 +4.53%
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Devon region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) QA
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) Python
4 5 (55.56%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
5 4 (44.44%) JSON
5 4 (44.44%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
5 4 (44.44%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
6 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 2 (22.22%) Selenium
7 2 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (22.22%) ISEB
7 2 (22.22%) SQL
7 2 (22.22%) Linux
7 2 (22.22%) C++
7 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
7 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
7 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
7 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) QA Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer in Test
2 3 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Software Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) JSON
1 4 (44.44%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) Python
2 5 (55.56%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) SOASTA, Inc