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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 152 147
Rank change year-on-year +23 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 120 86 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.26% 1.64% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.86% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 100 63 102
Median salary £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.76% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £51,000 £52,950
UK excluding London median salary £35,750 £35,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year +2.14% -3.44%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4806 4628 5174
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.39% 88.37% 86.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3954 3878 4327
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +5 52 £42,500 +30.76% 9
Somerset -1 20 £35,500 +9.23% 3
Wiltshire +6 19 £32,500 +19.26% 2
Gloucestershire -13 11 £31,500 -5.97%
Devon +12 8 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Dorset 0 5 £38,750 +19.23% 6
Cornwall - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 159 (75.36%) Test Automation
2 135 (63.98%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (43.60%) ISTQB
4 86 (40.76%) Java
5 78 (36.97%) Selenium
6 77 (36.49%) ISEB
7 66 (31.28%) SQL
8 65 (30.81%) C#
9 62 (29.38%) QA
10 61 (28.91%) Cucumber
11 56 (26.54%) Waterfall
11 56 (26.54%) Test Strategy
12 51 (24.17%) Test Scripting
13 49 (23.22%) SpecFlow
14 47 (22.27%) SDLC
15 44 (20.85%) Degree
16 43 (20.38%) Manual Testing
17 41 (19.43%) Microsoft
18 40 (18.96%) BDD
19 38 (18.01%) Test Management
20 36 (17.06%) Continuous Integration
20 36 (17.06%) Team Foundation Server
21 35 (16.59%) Windows
22 34 (16.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 32 (15.17%) Python
24 29 (13.74%) Scrum
24 29 (13.74%) DevOps
24 29 (13.74%) Non-Functional Testing
25 28 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
25 28 (13.27%) Load Testing

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:

Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.27%) SaaS
3 8 (3.79%) IaaS
3 8 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.79%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.79%) SSL
2 5 (2.37%) HTTP
3 4 (1.90%) Internet
4 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.42%) MySQL
2 3 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 78 (36.97%) Selenium
2 61 (28.91%) Cucumber
3 49 (23.22%) SpecFlow
4 36 (17.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (12.80%) WebDriver
6 22 (10.43%) Jenkins
7 20 (9.48%) JUnit
8 19 (9.00%) Visual Studio
9 18 (8.53%) JIRA
10 16 (7.58%) Jasmine
10 16 (7.58%) Protractor
11 14 (6.64%) Capybara
11 14 (6.64%) WATIR
12 13 (6.16%) Git (software)
13 11 (5.21%) HP UFT
13 11 (5.21%) SoapUI
14 9 (4.27%) Eclipse
15 8 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (3.79%) NUnit
15 8 (3.79%) Spock
General
1 19 (9.00%) Marketing
2 15 (7.11%) Manufacturing
3 14 (6.64%) Finance
4 9 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.79%) Electronics
6 6 (2.84%) Games
7 4 (1.90%) Advertising
7 4 (1.90%) Banking
8 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.95%) Local Government
9 2 (0.95%) Retail
10 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 63 (29.86%) Test Engineer
2 58 (27.49%) Analyst
3 52 (24.64%) Tester
4 44 (20.85%) Test Analyst
5 34 (16.11%) Software Tester
6 29 (13.74%) Test Automation Engineer
7 19 (9.00%) Automation Tester
8 16 (7.58%) Software Test Engineer
9 15 (7.11%) Senior Test Engineer
10 13 (6.16%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (6.16%) Senior Tester
11 12 (5.69%) Automation Test Lead
11 12 (5.69%) QA Analyst
11 12 (5.69%) QA Engineer
11 12 (5.69%) QA Test Engineer
11 12 (5.69%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
12 11 (5.21%) Senior Software Tester
13 10 (4.74%) Senior Test Analyst
13 10 (4.74%) Software Analyst
13 10 (4.74%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.43%) .NET
2 15 (7.11%) HTML
2 15 (7.11%) REST
2 15 (7.11%) XML
3 14 (6.64%) Behat
4 13 (6.16%) JSON
5 11 (5.21%) Web Services
6 8 (3.79%) AngularJS
6 8 (3.79%) Gherkin
6 8 (3.79%) React
7 7 (3.32%) CSS
8 5 (2.37%) Node.js
8 5 (2.37%) SOAP
9 4 (1.90%) J2EE
10 3 (1.42%) LAMP
10 3 (1.42%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (0.47%) Ajax
11 1 (0.47%) Java EE
11 1 (0.47%) jQuery
11 1 (0.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.27%) Computer Science
2 24 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.37%) User Experience
4 3 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.47%) Replication
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.59%) Windows
2 8 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (3.32%) Linux
4 5 (2.37%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.90%) Android
5 4 (1.90%) Unix
6 3 (1.42%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (75.36%) Test Automation
2 135 (63.98%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (26.54%) Test Strategy
3 56 (26.54%) Waterfall
4 51 (24.17%) Test Scripting
5 47 (22.27%) SDLC
6 43 (20.38%) Manual Testing
7 40 (18.96%) BDD
8 38 (18.01%) Test Management
9 36 (17.06%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (13.74%) DevOps
10 29 (13.74%) Non-Functional Testing
10 29 (13.74%) Scrum
11 28 (13.27%) Load Testing
11 28 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 27 (12.80%) Performance Testing
13 26 (12.32%) Security Testing
14 25 (11.85%) User Stories
15 20 (9.48%) OO
16 19 (9.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (40.76%) Java
2 66 (31.28%) SQL
3 65 (30.81%) C#
4 32 (15.17%) Python
5 28 (13.27%) JavaScript
6 21 (9.95%) C++
7 18 (8.53%) Ruby
8 16 (7.58%) C
9 11 (5.21%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.37%) Groovy
11 4 (1.90%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.42%) Perl
12 3 (1.42%) VB
12 3 (1.42%) VBScript
13 1 (0.47%) Ada
13 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.47%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 92 (43.60%) ISTQB
2 77 (36.49%) ISEB
3 44 (20.85%) Degree
4 34 (16.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (11.37%) Security Cleared
6 21 (9.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (8.53%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.37%) HNC
9 1 (0.47%) CEH
9 1 (0.47%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (29.38%) QA
2 6 (2.84%) Def Stans
2 6 (2.84%) MISRA
2 6 (2.84%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (5.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (19.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.69%) Cognizant
3 9 (4.27%) HP
4 8 (3.79%) SAP
5 6 (2.84%) IBM
6 3 (1.42%) Oracle
6 3 (1.42%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.47%) Cadence
7 1 (0.47%) Capita
7 1 (0.47%) Civica
7 1 (0.47%) Northgate
Dorset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Webbased/The Key Support Services Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Wimborne
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 11 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 15 days ago
Bournemouth
SThree
Salary: £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Swindon
Cognizant
Posted: 27 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38183 - £41709 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago