The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 71 98 107
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 52 19 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.85% 1.17% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.98% 1.24% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 52 19 4
Average salary £34,500 £34,000 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.47% +20.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,300 £25,050
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,800 £31,450
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1743 1534 1495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.66% 94.81% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1385 1357 1301
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
South West

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 30 July 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 46 (44.66%) QA
2 39 (37.86%) Automated Testing
3 34 (33.01%) Software Testing
4 33 (32.04%) Scrum
5 29 (28.16%) Test Strategy
6 28 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (25.24%) C#
8 24 (23.30%) Selenium
9 20 (19.42%) Test Scripting
9 20 (19.42%) Windows
10 19 (18.45%) .NET
11 18 (17.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (17.48%) Degree
12 17 (16.50%) Test Automation
12 17 (16.50%) SQL
13 16 (15.53%) HTML
13 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
13 16 (15.53%) Performance Testing
13 16 (15.53%) Automation Testing
14 15 (14.56%) Ruby
14 15 (14.56%) ISEB
15 14 (13.59%) Python
16 13 (12.62%) Perl
17 12 (11.65%) JMeter
17 12 (11.65%) Finance
18 11 (10.68%) Test Management
19 10 (9.71%) WebDriver
20 9 (8.74%) UNIX
20 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
20 9 (8.74%) Linux

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) SaaS
1 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) Intranet
1 3 (2.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.97%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (23.30%) Selenium
2 18 (17.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (11.65%) JMeter
4 10 (9.71%) WebDriver
5 7 (6.80%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.80%) FitNesse
5 7 (6.80%) Visual Studio
6 6 (5.83%) WATIR
6 6 (5.83%) MSBuild
6 6 (5.83%) Ranorex
7 4 (3.88%) WatiN
7 4 (3.88%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.91%) Calabash
8 3 (2.91%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.91%) JUnit
9 2 (1.94%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (1.94%) NUnit
10 1 (0.97%) MSTest
10 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.97%) MonkeyTalk
General
1 12 (11.65%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Legal
3 4 (3.88%) Law
4 3 (2.91%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.97%) Marketing
6 1 (0.97%) Electronics
6 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.45%) .NET
2 16 (15.53%) HTML
3 8 (7.77%) Silverlight
3 8 (7.77%) HTML5
4 7 (6.80%) CSS
5 6 (5.83%) COM
6 3 (2.91%) CSS3
6 3 (2.91%) Middleware
6 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.94%) Web Services
8 1 (0.97%) REST
8 1 (0.97%) Ajax
8 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.97%) XML
8 1 (0.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.85%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.91%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.91%) Social Network
5 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.94%) Open Source
6 1 (0.97%) EMV
6 1 (0.97%) DTV
6 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.42%) Windows
2 9 (8.74%) UNIX
2 9 (8.74%) Linux
3 2 (1.94%) Android
3 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (37.86%) Automated Testing
2 34 (33.01%) Software Testing
3 33 (32.04%) Scrum
4 29 (28.16%) Test Strategy
5 28 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (19.42%) Test Scripting
7 17 (16.50%) Test Automation
8 16 (15.53%) Performance Testing
8 16 (15.53%) Automation Testing
9 11 (10.68%) Test Management
10 7 (6.80%) Content Management
10 7 (6.80%) Manual Testing
11 6 (5.83%) UML
11 6 (5.83%) Data Security
11 6 (5.83%) BDD
12 5 (4.85%) Scalability Testing
12 5 (4.85%) Integration Testing
13 4 (3.88%) CAPA
13 4 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (3.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.24%) C#
2 17 (16.50%) SQL
3 15 (14.56%) Ruby
4 14 (13.59%) Python
5 13 (12.62%) Perl
6 8 (7.77%) Java
6 8 (7.77%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.77%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.83%) VB
7 6 (5.83%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.83%) C++
7 6 (5.83%) VB6
8 4 (3.88%) C
8 4 (3.88%) PHP
9 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (17.48%) Degree
2 15 (14.56%) ISEB
3 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.94%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.94%) OSCP
4 2 (1.94%) OSCE
4 2 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (44.66%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) WMI
Vendors
1 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.77%) Telerik
3 6 (5.83%) Oracle
4 3 (2.91%) HP
5 2 (1.94%) Empirix
5 2 (1.94%) IBM
5 2 (1.94%) Compuware
6 1 (0.97%) SAP
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Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits Package
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bens
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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