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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 83 105 111
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 32 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.77% 0.57% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 0.60% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 32 9 1
Average salary £33,250 £34,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.20% +23.63%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
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
1726 1488 1510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.36% 93.53% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1320 1303
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,403 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 32 (59.26%) Software Testing
2 21 (38.89%) Scrum
3 19 (35.19%) QA
4 18 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (31.48%) Degree
6 16 (29.63%) Test Scripting
7 15 (27.78%) Test Strategy
8 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
9 13 (24.07%) C#
9 13 (24.07%) .NET
9 13 (24.07%) Performance Testing
10 10 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (16.67%) Windows
11 9 (16.67%) Finance
12 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
13 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
13 7 (12.96%) Test Management
14 6 (11.11%) Functional Testing
14 6 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
14 6 (11.11%) CAPA
14 6 (11.11%) C
14 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
14 6 (11.11%) Telerik
14 6 (11.11%) UML
15 5 (9.26%) Data Security
15 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
15 5 (9.26%) Selenium
15 5 (9.26%) User Stories
16 4 (7.41%) MSBuild

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.26%) Selenium
3 4 (7.41%) MSBuild
3 4 (7.41%) JMeter
4 3 (5.56%) FitNesse
4 3 (5.56%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.56%) Ranorex
4 3 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.85%) JUnit
5 1 (1.85%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.85%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.85%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.85%) NUnit
5 1 (1.85%) Maven
5 1 (1.85%) WATIR
5 1 (1.85%) WatiN
5 1 (1.85%) TestNG
5 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Legal
3 3 (5.56%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) .NET
2 4 (7.41%) COM
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.56%) Social Network
2 3 (5.56%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) UNIX
2 2 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) Software Testing
2 21 (38.89%) Scrum
3 18 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (29.63%) Test Scripting
6 15 (27.78%) Test Strategy
7 13 (24.07%) Performance Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.96%) Test Management
9 6 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
9 6 (11.11%) CAPA
9 6 (11.11%) UML
10 5 (9.26%) Data Security
10 5 (9.26%) User Stories
11 4 (7.41%) Automation Testing
12 3 (5.56%) Time Management
12 3 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
13 2 (3.70%) Integration Testing
13 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) C#
2 6 (11.11%) C
3 4 (7.41%) VB
3 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
3 4 (7.41%) C++
3 4 (7.41%) VB6
4 1 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) Perl
4 1 (1.85%) PHP
4 1 (1.85%) SQL
4 1 (1.85%) Python
4 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.19%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) Telerik
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Empirix
3 1 (1.85%) IBM
3 1 (1.85%) Compuware
3 1 (1.85%) HP
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