The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 107 118 109
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 21 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.14% 0.46% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.49% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 2
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +15.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,775 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £31,100
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
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
1759 1635 1526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.24% 94.67% 95.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1468 1428 1323
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 22 October 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) Software Testing
3 16 (34.04%) Scrum
4 14 (29.79%) Degree
4 14 (29.79%) QA
5 13 (27.66%) Automated Testing
5 13 (27.66%) .NET
6 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
6 11 (23.40%) Test Strategy
7 10 (21.28%) Mentoring
7 10 (21.28%) Performance Testing
7 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
8 9 (19.15%) Finance
8 9 (19.15%) C#
9 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
10 6 (12.77%) Selenium
11 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
11 5 (10.64%) CAPA
11 5 (10.64%) C
11 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
12 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
12 4 (8.51%) User Stories
12 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
12 4 (8.51%) Windows
12 4 (8.51%) Scalability Testing
13 3 (6.38%) Time Management
13 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
13 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
13 3 (6.38%) FitNesse

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Selenium
2 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.38%) FitNesse
3 3 (6.38%) JMeter
3 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.38%) Ranorex
4 2 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.13%) TestNG
5 1 (2.13%) Maven
5 1 (2.13%) JUnit
5 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.13%) MSBuild
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Legal
2 3 (6.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) Social Network
2 3 (6.38%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) UNIX
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) Software Testing
3 16 (34.04%) Scrum
4 13 (27.66%) Automated Testing
5 11 (23.40%) Test Strategy
6 10 (21.28%) Mentoring
6 10 (21.28%) Performance Testing
6 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.64%) CAPA
8 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
9 4 (8.51%) User Stories
9 4 (8.51%) Scalability Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Time Management
10 3 (6.38%) UML
10 3 (6.38%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.38%) Coaching
11 2 (4.26%) Black-Box Testing
11 2 (4.26%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) C#
2 5 (10.64%) C
3 1 (2.13%) VB6
3 1 (2.13%) C++
3 1 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) VB
3 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.79%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Telerik
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