Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 90 104
Rank change year-on-year +11 +14 +25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 39 33 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.51% 1.95% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 2.34% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 60 31 36
Wiltshire median annual salary £50,000 £32,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.85% -21.21% +26.92%
10th Percentile £26,750 £22,500 £29,375
90th Percentile £56,250 £37,500 £55,625
South West median annual salary £39,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -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 1365 1412 1957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 87.78% 83.50% 89.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1132 1199 1717
Wiltshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
Swindon +28 27 £50,000 +53.85%
Melksham - 7 £32,000 -
Chippenham +15 6 £52,500 +50.00%
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 16 (41.03%) QA
4 15 (38.46%) Scrum
4 15 (38.46%) SQL
5 14 (35.90%) Scenario Testing
6 13 (33.33%) Selenium
6 13 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 13 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 12 (30.77%) Functional Testing
7 12 (30.77%) JIRA
7 12 (30.77%) ISTQB
7 12 (30.77%) C#
8 10 (25.64%) HTML
8 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
9 9 (23.08%) Java
9 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 9 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (20.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
11 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
11 7 (17.95%) Finance
11 7 (17.95%) Python
11 7 (17.95%) SOAP
11 7 (17.95%) BDD
11 7 (17.95%) System Testing
11 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (17.95%) Data Protection
11 7 (17.95%) PCI DSS
11 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Selenium
2 12 (30.77%) JIRA
3 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
4 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (17.95%) Zephyr
5 6 (15.38%) JMeter
5 6 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
6 5 (12.82%) SoapUI
6 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.13%) Ant
7 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
7 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
7 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.13%) JUnit
7 2 (5.13%) Maven
8 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.56%) TestRail
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
2 6 (15.38%) Investment Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.13%) Local Government
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
5 1 (2.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Tester
2 11 (28.21%) Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Software Tester
4 7 (17.95%) Team Leader
4 7 (17.95%) Test Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Test Team Leader
5 6 (15.38%) Banking Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Functional Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Functional Test Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Automation Tester
6 4 (10.26%) Developer
6 4 (10.26%) QA Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Web Applications Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) HTML
2 7 (17.95%) SOAP
3 5 (12.82%) CSS
3 5 (12.82%) Node.js
4 4 (10.26%) .NET
4 4 (10.26%) jQuery
4 4 (10.26%) REST
4 4 (10.26%) XML
5 2 (5.13%) Ajax
5 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.13%) CSS3
5 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.13%) HTML5
5 2 (5.13%) J2EE
5 2 (5.13%) JSP
5 2 (5.13%) Web Services
5 2 (5.13%) WinForms
6 1 (2.56%) Behat
6 1 (2.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 15 (38.46%) Scrum
4 14 (35.90%) Scenario Testing
5 13 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 13 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 12 (30.77%) Functional Testing
7 9 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (17.95%) BDD
8 7 (17.95%) Data Protection
8 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
8 7 (17.95%) System Testing
8 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.38%) Runbook
9 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Context-Driven Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Industrial Design
11 4 (10.26%) Software Delivery
11 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 12 (30.77%) C#
3 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
4 9 (23.08%) Java
5 7 (17.95%) Python
6 3 (7.69%) C
6 3 (7.69%) C++
7 2 (5.13%) Groovy
7 2 (5.13%) Jython
7 2 (5.13%) Ruby
7 2 (5.13%) VBScript
8 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 8 (20.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (12.82%) Degree
3 5 (12.82%) ISEB
4 4 (10.26%) HNC
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (41.03%) QA
2 7 (17.95%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Cognizant
3 2 (5.13%) CA
3 2 (5.13%) Capita
3 2 (5.13%) Civica
3 2 (5.13%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) Northgate