The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Bath region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 45 54 41
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 0.71% 1.74% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.81% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 3
Average salary £28,750 £30,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% -21.05%
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +4.91%
Software Tester
Somerset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bath region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bath
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
276 442 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 97.87% 96.30% 95.08%
Number of salaries quoted 257 403 266
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bath

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Bath region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bath

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Bath

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Bath region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Bath

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Bath

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Bath region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Bath

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bath region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Java EE
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) Apache CXF
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (16.67%) HTML5
5 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) CSS3
5 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
5 1 (16.67%) LESS
5 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (16.67%) JUnit
5 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) SQL

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bath region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Java EE
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) Apache CXF
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
2 1 (16.67%) LESS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle