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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 111 75 104
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 25 54 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.32% 3.05% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 3.18% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 25 54 16
Average salary £41,500 £34,183 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.40% +6.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £43,500 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
1818 1697 1462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.04% 95.98% 93.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1583 1363 1295
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £58,225
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 19 (40.43%) QA
2 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) Software Testing
4 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
5 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (19.15%) Java
6 8 (17.02%) SQL
6 8 (17.02%) VBScript
6 8 (17.02%) VMware
6 8 (17.02%) CAPA
7 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
8 6 (12.77%) Information Security
8 6 (12.77%) C#
8 6 (12.77%) JUnit
8 6 (12.77%) PlayStation
8 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
8 6 (12.77%) Cyber Security
8 6 (12.77%) Xbox
8 6 (12.77%) TestNG
8 6 (12.77%) Open Source
8 6 (12.77%) Scrum
8 6 (12.77%) Maven
9 5 (10.64%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Finance
10 4 (8.51%) Perl
10 4 (8.51%) Oracle
10 4 (8.51%) Python
10 4 (8.51%) HTTP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.13%) IIS
1 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.26%) LDAP
2 2 (4.26%) LAN
2 2 (4.26%) WAN
2 2 (4.26%) SMTP
2 2 (4.26%) FTP
2 2 (4.26%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.26%) tcpdump
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) JUnit
1 6 (12.77%) Maven
1 6 (12.77%) TestNG
1 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.38%) JIRA
2 3 (6.38%) Selenium
3 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Law
3 2 (4.26%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) PlayStation
2 6 (12.77%) Xbox
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) CESG
3 1 (2.13%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) Software Testing
3 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
4 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (17.02%) CAPA
6 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
7 6 (12.77%) Open Source
7 6 (12.77%) Cyber Security
7 6 (12.77%) Scrum
7 6 (12.77%) Information Security
8 5 (10.64%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Security Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Test Management
9 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.38%) Automated Testing
9 3 (6.38%) TDD
9 3 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (4.26%) ITIL
10 2 (4.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) Java
2 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) VBScript
3 6 (12.77%) C#
4 4 (8.51%) Perl
4 4 (8.51%) Python
4 4 (8.51%) Ruby
5 3 (6.38%) Groovy
5 3 (6.38%) Tcl
5 3 (6.38%) VB
5 3 (6.38%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) ISEB
1 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (40.43%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Snort
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) VMware
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Splunk
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