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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 44 53 40
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 2.53% 1.13% 3.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 1.15% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 13
Average salary £20,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.17% -2.85%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
297 348 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bath 93.99% 98.58% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 278 307 363
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Manual Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Spring
3 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) CSS
3 5 (55.56%) Apache CXF
3 5 (55.56%) HTML5
3 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (55.56%) Project Planning
3 5 (55.56%) Java EE
3 5 (55.56%) jQuery
3 5 (55.56%) CSS3
3 5 (55.56%) Backbone.js
3 5 (55.56%) LESS
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 1 (11.11%) Selenium
6 1 (11.11%) Release Management
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) ISEB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) CSS
1 5 (55.56%) Spring
1 5 (55.56%) Java EE
1 5 (55.56%) jQuery
1 5 (55.56%) Apache CXF
1 5 (55.56%) HTML5
1 5 (55.56%) CSS3
1 5 (55.56%) Backbone.js
1 5 (55.56%) LESS
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Manual Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Project Planning
3 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle