Period
to 24 January 2019

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

Software Testing
South West > Devon
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 61 71
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 15 6 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.42% 1.18% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 1.34% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 14
Devon median annual salary £31,750 £53,750 £28,591
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.93% +88.00% +3.97%
10th Percentile £27,700 £28,590 £21,950
90th Percentile £42,500 £72,500 £35,000
South West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -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 564 448 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Devon 90.82% 88.19% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 440 373 592
Devon median annual salary £38,057 £41,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.18% +17.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,861 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £67,000 £52,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Devon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Devon over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Salary histogram 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 24 January 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
Exeter +4 10 £31,750 -15.33% 4
Plymouth -7 4 £30,000 -57.14% 1
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 Devon region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 7 (46.67%) SQL
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 6 (40.00%) BDD
3 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 5 (33.33%) Time Management
3 5 (33.33%) Kanban
3 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) QA
3 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Information Management
4 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Data Analytics
4 4 (26.67%) Analytics
4 4 (26.67%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (26.67%) Android
4 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) User Stories
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting

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:

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) Appium
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) Robot Framework
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Programme Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Android
1 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) BDD
1 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Kanban
2 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 5 (33.33%) TDD
2 5 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 5 (33.33%) Time Management
2 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (26.67%) Analytics
3 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Data Analytics
3 4 (26.67%) Information Management
4 3 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) Apple Swift
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft