Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 169 146
Rank change year-on-year +21 -23 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 208 188 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.02% 1.72% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 1.94% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 194 156 207
South West median annual salary £39,250 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.77% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £26,825 £23,625 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £38,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +1.33%

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9214 9712 10442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.48% 88.87% 88.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7580 8095 8771
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the South West

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in the South West

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the South West

Software Testing
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Bristol +27 83 £40,000 +23.08% 11
Wiltshire +8 39 £50,000 +53.85% 3
Somerset -30 33 £38,250 +17.69% 3
Gloucestershire +29 32 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Dorset -1 20 £32,500 +14.04% 2
Devon +16 9 £33,750 +20.34%
Software Testing
England

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

1 141 (67.79%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (66.83%) Test Automation
3 90 (43.27%) QA
4 84 (40.38%) ISTQB
5 81 (38.94%) Selenium
6 70 (33.65%) SQL
7 63 (30.29%) C#
8 61 (29.33%) Degree
9 53 (25.48%) Manual Testing
10 52 (25.00%) Cucumber
11 49 (23.56%) ISEB
12 46 (22.12%) Python
13 45 (21.63%) Java
14 41 (19.71%) Waterfall
15 38 (18.27%) Windows
16 37 (17.79%) C++
17 36 (17.31%) Computer Science
18 34 (16.35%) JavaScript
18 34 (16.35%) .NET
18 34 (16.35%) TDD
18 34 (16.35%) SDLC
19 33 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
19 33 (15.87%) Microsoft
20 32 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 31 (14.90%) Jenkins
21 31 (14.90%) XML
21 31 (14.90%) JIRA
22 30 (14.42%) Ruby
23 29 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
23 29 (13.94%) BDD

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (5.77%) IIS
2 11 (5.29%) Apache
2 11 (5.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.48%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.73%) IaaS
3 14 (6.73%) PaaS
3 14 (6.73%) SaaS
4 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.25%) HTTP
2 12 (5.77%) SSL
3 5 (2.40%) Internet
4 2 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.44%) MySQL
3 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 81 (38.94%) Selenium
2 52 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 31 (14.90%) Jenkins
3 31 (14.90%) JIRA
4 29 (13.94%) SpecFlow
5 28 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (10.58%) HP UFT
7 19 (9.13%) JUnit
7 19 (9.13%) SoapUI
7 19 (9.13%) Visual Studio
8 17 (8.17%) WebDriver
9 15 (7.21%) Jasmine
9 15 (7.21%) Protractor
10 14 (6.73%) Git (software)
11 13 (6.25%) Ant
11 13 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (6.25%) Eclipse
11 13 (6.25%) Maven
12 11 (5.29%) Mercurial
13 10 (4.81%) WATIR
General
1 28 (13.46%) Finance
2 24 (11.54%) Marketing
3 20 (9.62%) Manufacturing
4 17 (8.17%) Telecoms
5 16 (7.69%) Electronics
6 8 (3.85%) Banking
7 6 (2.88%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.40%) Aerospace
8 5 (2.40%) Games
8 5 (2.40%) Legal
9 2 (0.96%) Advertising
9 2 (0.96%) Local Government
10 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (28.37%) Analyst
2 51 (24.52%) Tester
3 48 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 39 (18.75%) Test Engineer
5 31 (14.90%) Software Tester
6 22 (10.58%) QA Engineer
7 18 (8.65%) Test Leader
8 17 (8.17%) Automation Tester
9 15 (7.21%) Test Manager
10 13 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
10 13 (6.25%) Test Automation Manager
11 12 (5.77%) QA Analyst
11 12 (5.77%) Software Test Engineer
12 11 (5.29%) Automation Test Lead
12 11 (5.29%) Test Automation Engineer
13 9 (4.33%) Developer
13 9 (4.33%) Software QA Engineer
14 8 (3.85%) Agile Tester
14 8 (3.85%) Selenium Tester
14 8 (3.85%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.35%) .NET
2 31 (14.90%) XML
3 29 (13.94%) Gherkin
3 29 (13.94%) REST
4 23 (11.06%) HTML
5 20 (9.62%) SOAP
6 18 (8.65%) CSS
6 18 (8.65%) J2EE
7 15 (7.21%) AngularJS
7 15 (7.21%) jQuery
7 15 (7.21%) JSON
8 13 (6.25%) React
9 11 (5.29%) Behat
10 8 (3.85%) Web Services
11 5 (2.40%) Node.js
12 3 (1.44%) LAMP
12 3 (1.44%) RESTful
13 2 (0.96%) Ajax
13 2 (0.96%) JSP
13 2 (0.96%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.31%) Computer Science
2 33 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.37%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (2.88%) User Experience
5 5 (2.40%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.96%) Fintech
6 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.96%) Replication
6 2 (0.96%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.48%) NHS
7 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.27%) Windows
2 24 (11.54%) Linux
3 18 (8.65%) Unix
4 15 (7.21%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.85%) Android
6 8 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.44%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (67.79%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (66.83%) Test Automation
3 53 (25.48%) Manual Testing
4 41 (19.71%) Waterfall
5 34 (16.35%) SDLC
5 34 (16.35%) TDD
6 29 (13.94%) BDD
6 29 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (12.98%) Test Strategy
8 26 (12.50%) OO
9 25 (12.02%) Functional Testing
10 24 (11.54%) Scrum
10 24 (11.54%) Test Management
10 24 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (11.06%) Scenario Testing
12 22 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (10.10%) DevOps
13 21 (10.10%) Test Scripting
14 19 (9.13%) Continuous Delivery
15 18 (8.65%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (33.65%) SQL
2 63 (30.29%) C#
3 46 (22.12%) Python
4 45 (21.63%) Java
5 37 (17.79%) C++
6 34 (16.35%) JavaScript
7 30 (14.42%) Ruby
8 16 (7.69%) VBScript
9 13 (6.25%) Groovy
9 13 (6.25%) Jython
10 12 (5.77%) T-SQL
11 11 (5.29%) Perl
12 10 (4.81%) C
13 9 (4.33%) Bash Shell
14 5 (2.40%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.40%) VB
15 1 (0.48%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.48%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.48%) Korn
15 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 84 (40.38%) ISTQB
2 61 (29.33%) Degree
3 49 (23.56%) ISEB
4 32 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (9.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (8.65%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.92%) HNC
9 2 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.48%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (43.27%) QA
2 7 (3.37%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.40%) DO-178B
3 5 (2.40%) MIL-STD-1553
4 3 (1.44%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.48%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.48%) MISRA
5 1 (0.48%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (6.25%) CA Service Virtualization
2 9 (4.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.48%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 33 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.10%) HP
3 16 (7.69%) SAP
4 14 (6.73%) CA
4 14 (6.73%) Cognizant
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle
6 2 (0.96%) Capita
6 2 (0.96%) Civica
6 2 (0.96%) Northgate
6 2 (0.96%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.48%) IBM
7 1 (0.48%) Xamarin