The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 46 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 2.79% 1.02% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 1.07% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 3
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +38.77%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
406 280 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 94.42% 95.56% 99.34%
Number of salaries quoted 365 259 287
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bath

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bath

Tester
Salary Trend in Bath

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

Tester Salary Trend in Bath

Tester
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bath region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 11 (55.00%) Automated Testing
1 11 (55.00%) Web Testing
2 7 (35.00%) .NET
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) QA
4 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (15.00%) ISEB
5 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) CMS
5 2 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (10.00%) Selenium
5 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.00%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Java EE
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.00%) Java
6 1 (5.00%) SQL
6 1 (5.00%) JUnit
6 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (5.00%) Finance
6 1 (5.00%) Legal

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bath region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Java EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Automated Testing
1 11 (55.00%) Web Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (10.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft