The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 113 126 106
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 13 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.64% 0.22% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.22% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 13
Average salary £33,500 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £20,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £32,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1960 1783 1740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.65% 96.74% 95.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1544 1531
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Software Tester
South West

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Bristol

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 7 (50.00%) QA
3 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Test Management
5 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (28.57%) Telerik
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) UML
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) MS Office
6 3 (21.43%) Data Security
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 3 (21.43%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) Scalability Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Selenium
7 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) VB6
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) ISEB
7 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 2 (14.29%) COM
7 2 (14.29%) C++

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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.

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) MSBuild
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
3 1 (7.14%) ClearQuest
3 1 (7.14%) NUnit
3 1 (7.14%) WatiN
3 1 (7.14%) WATIR
General
1 1 (7.14%) Law
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) COM
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) Test Management
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) UML
5 3 (21.43%) Data Security
6 2 (14.29%) Scalability Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (7.14%) User Stories
7 1 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (7.14%) RUP
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Project Management
7 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) VB6
2 2 (14.29%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) VB
2 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Telerik
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Empirix
3 1 (7.14%) Compuware
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
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