Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 92 95
Rank change year-on-year +14 +3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 53 30 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.94% 1.94% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 2.16% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 37 41 30
Wiltshire median annual salary £27,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.50% +23.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,750 £22,375
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £37,500
South West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,648 1,389 1,517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 91.56% 89.73% 85.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,374 1,162 1,292
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,400 £25,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,950
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Wiltshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Wiltshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Wiltshire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. 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
Chippenham +12 22 £27,000 -48.57% 9
Marlborough - 10 £23,500 -
Swindon -21 8 £51,375 +2.75%
Salisbury - 6 - -
Melksham +2 3 £47,500 +35.71%
Warminster - 2 - -
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 35 (66.04%) Test Automation
2 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (47.17%) Java
3 25 (47.17%) QA
3 25 (47.17%) Selenium
4 24 (45.28%) TDD
5 23 (43.40%) REST
6 22 (41.51%) Cucumber
6 22 (41.51%) BDD
6 22 (41.51%) JUnit
7 19 (35.85%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (35.85%) Issue Tracking
8 18 (33.96%) Test Strategy
9 17 (32.08%) WebDriver
9 17 (32.08%) Protractor
10 16 (30.19%) Acceptance Criteria
11 15 (28.30%) Scrum
12 13 (24.53%) JIRA
13 12 (22.64%) Degree
13 12 (22.64%) Software Engineering
13 12 (22.64%) ISTQB
13 12 (22.64%) Computer Science
14 11 (20.75%) Manual Testing
14 11 (20.75%) ISEB
15 10 (18.87%) Process Improvement
15 10 (18.87%) Strategic Thinking
16 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
16 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
17 8 (15.09%) C++
18 7 (13.21%) .NET

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 7 (13.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) G Suite
1 7 (13.21%) Office 365
1 7 (13.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) HTTP
2 3 (5.66%) Ethernet
2 3 (5.66%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (3.77%) GIS
2 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (47.17%) Selenium
2 22 (41.51%) Cucumber
2 22 (41.51%) JUnit
3 17 (32.08%) Protractor
3 17 (32.08%) WebDriver
4 13 (24.53%) JIRA
5 6 (11.32%) SoapUI
6 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.66%) Ant
7 3 (5.66%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.66%) HP UFT
7 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.66%) Maven
8 2 (3.77%) Bitbucket
8 2 (3.77%) CruiseControl
8 2 (3.77%) FishEye
8 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.77%) Subversion
8 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.77%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
1 7 (13.21%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Developer
2 14 (26.42%) Analyst
2 14 (26.42%) Test Analyst
3 13 (24.53%) Developer in Test
4 11 (20.75%) Software Analyst
4 11 (20.75%) Software Test Analyst
5 10 (18.87%) Graduate
5 10 (18.87%) Graduate Analyst
5 10 (18.87%) Graduate Software Analyst
5 10 (18.87%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
5 10 (18.87%) Graduate Test Analyst
6 7 (13.21%) Test Leader
7 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Tester
8 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.66%) Junior
8 3 (5.66%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.66%) Test Automation Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (43.40%) REST
2 7 (13.21%) .NET
3 6 (11.32%) SOAP
4 4 (7.55%) XML
5 3 (5.66%) CSS
5 3 (5.66%) Gherkin
5 3 (5.66%) HTML
5 3 (5.66%) jQuery
5 3 (5.66%) Web Services
6 2 (3.77%) GWT
6 2 (3.77%) Middleware
6 2 (3.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.66%) CAN bus
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.77%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (66.04%) Test Automation
2 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (45.28%) TDD
4 22 (41.51%) BDD
5 19 (35.85%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (35.85%) Issue Tracking
6 18 (33.96%) Test Strategy
7 16 (30.19%) Acceptance Criteria
8 15 (28.30%) Scrum
9 12 (22.64%) Software Engineering
10 11 (20.75%) Manual Testing
11 10 (18.87%) Process Improvement
11 10 (18.87%) Strategic Thinking
12 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
12 7 (13.21%) Non-Functional Testing
13 4 (7.55%) Monetization
13 4 (7.55%) OO
13 4 (7.55%) SDET
14 3 (5.66%) Project Management
14 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) Java
2 8 (15.09%) C++
3 5 (9.43%) C
4 4 (7.55%) C#
4 4 (7.55%) SQL
5 3 (5.66%) Groovy
5 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.66%) Jython
5 3 (5.66%) Python
5 3 (5.66%) Ruby
5 3 (5.66%) VBScript
6 2 (3.77%) Embedded C
6 2 (3.77%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Degree
1 12 (22.64%) ISTQB
2 11 (20.75%) ISEB
3 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (47.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) CA Service Virtualization
1 3 (5.66%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Google
2 3 (5.66%) CA
2 3 (5.66%) HP
3 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft