Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Guildford 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Surrey > Guildford
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 81 61
Rank change year-on-year +30 -20 +31
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 39 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Guildford 4.49% 1.25% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.91% 1.36% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 38 8 11
Guildford median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +73.47% -31.94%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,475 £18,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £25,750
Surrey median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +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 Guildford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Guildford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 794 808 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Guildford 91.47% 91.51% 86.71%
Number of salaries quoted 676 713 543
Guildford median annual salary £42,250 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.11% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £72,000
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Guildford

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Guildford

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Guildford

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Guildford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Guildford over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Guildford

For the 6 months to 22 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 Guildford region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 20 (51.28%) Degree
1 20 (51.28%) Mathematics
2 15 (38.46%) Windows
3 13 (33.33%) QA
3 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
5 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 9 (23.08%) JIRA
6 8 (20.51%) ISTQB
6 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
6 8 (20.51%) System Testing
6 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Smoke Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
9 5 (12.82%) Data Management
9 5 (12.82%) Python
9 5 (12.82%) C
9 5 (12.82%) C#
9 5 (12.82%) C++
9 5 (12.82%) Java
9 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
9 5 (12.82%) User Stories
9 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (12.82%) Line Management
9 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
10 4 (10.26%) SDLC
10 4 (10.26%) Selenium
10 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford 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 9 (23.08%) JIRA
2 4 (10.26%) Selenium
2 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 34 (87.18%) Analyst
2 30 (76.92%) Test Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) Junior
3 10 (25.64%) Junior Analyst
4 9 (23.08%) Junior Test Analyst
4 9 (23.08%) QA Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Software Tester
5 6 (15.38%) Tester
6 5 (12.82%) Lead Software Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Lead Test Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Lead Tester
6 5 (12.82%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Software Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Software Test Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Junior QA Analyst
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Mathematics
2 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Smoke Testing
4 8 (20.51%) System Testing
4 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.82%) Data Management
7 5 (12.82%) Line Management
7 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
7 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.82%) User Stories
8 4 (10.26%) SDLC
9 2 (5.13%) Performance Testing
10 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.56%) Exploratory Testing
10 1 (2.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) C
1 5 (12.82%) C#
1 5 (12.82%) C++
1 5 (12.82%) Java
1 5 (12.82%) Python
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (51.28%) Degree
2 8 (20.51%) ISTQB
3 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft