The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Bristol region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 115 123 112
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 9 8 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.53% 0.41% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.42% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 22
Median salary £32,500 £32,750 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.76% -3.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Software Tester
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1621 1895 1987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.32% 97.68% 98.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1441 1652 1603
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of job ads across the Bristol region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (86.67%) Software Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (80.00%) User Stories
4 10 (66.67%) Manual Testing
4 10 (66.67%) QA
5 9 (60.00%) Scrum
6 8 (53.33%) User Experience
7 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
7 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
8 6 (40.00%) Usability Testing
8 6 (40.00%) ISEB
8 6 (40.00%) XML
8 6 (40.00%) Windows
8 6 (40.00%) SDLC
8 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (26.67%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
9 4 (26.67%) Wireframes
9 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
9 4 (26.67%) Finance
9 4 (26.67%) System Testing
9 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
9 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
10 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 3 (20.00%) Telerik
11 2 (13.33%) Legal
11 2 (13.33%) SQL

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) User Experience
2 4 (26.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Software Testing
2 12 (80.00%) User Stories
3 10 (66.67%) Manual Testing
4 9 (60.00%) Scrum
5 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
6 6 (40.00%) SDLC
6 6 (40.00%) Usability Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
7 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (26.67%) System Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Wireframes
8 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (13.33%) Kanban
9 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 2 (13.33%) V-Model
10 1 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Telerik