The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 116 104 122
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.58% 0.94% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.98% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 4
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +21.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £34,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
1849 1630 1685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.91% 95.49% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1534 1338 1485
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Tester
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Tester Salary Trend in Bristol

Tester
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 22 (48.89%) Selenium
2 16 (35.56%) Test Scripting
2 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 14 (31.11%) Software Testing
5 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 11 (24.44%) QA
6 11 (24.44%) ISEB
7 10 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (22.22%) SQL
8 9 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 9 (20.00%) Finance
8 9 (20.00%) CISSP
8 9 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 8 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (17.78%) Cyber Security
9 8 (17.78%) Line Management
9 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
9 8 (17.78%) ITIL
9 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
9 8 (17.78%) .NET
9 8 (17.78%) CISA
9 8 (17.78%) Banking
9 8 (17.78%) Retail
10 7 (15.56%) Oracle
10 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
10 7 (15.56%) MS Access
10 7 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
10 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (48.89%) Selenium
2 10 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.11%) Calabash
4 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.22%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.22%) JMeter
6 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.22%) NUnit
6 1 (2.22%) TestNG
6 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.22%) JUnit
6 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Banking
2 8 (17.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Economics
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Android
1 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.22%) UNIX
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (35.56%) Test Scripting
2 15 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 14 (31.11%) Software Testing
4 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 9 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 9 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 8 (17.78%) ITIL
6 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
6 8 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (17.78%) Cyber Security
6 8 (17.78%) Line Management
7 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
9 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (6.67%) Scrum
12 2 (4.44%) Regression Testing
12 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) Python
4 2 (4.44%) Ruby
4 2 (4.44%) Groovy
5 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.22%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) Perl
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) ISEB
2 9 (20.00%) CISSP
3 8 (17.78%) CISA
4 7 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.67%) Degree
6 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) VCP4
7 1 (2.22%) OSCP
7 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (24.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) New Relic
3 1 (2.22%) ForgeRock
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