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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 121 116 123
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.16% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 3
Average salary £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.81%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
1852 1638 1676
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.91% 95.40% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1540 1340 1472
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 3 (30.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Economics
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (10.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) Python

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (10.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Economics
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: 25 days holiday, flexitime, healthcare,pension,shares,death in service
Posted: 6 days ago