The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Bristol region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 101 116 67
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 27 22 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.62% 1.17% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.20% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 21 22 55
Median salary £34,000 £38,750 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.25% +13.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £49,900 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1616 1828 1746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.94% 97.55% 97.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1397 1577 1377
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of job ads across the Bristol region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 28 August 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 21 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 20 (37.74%) Selenium
3 19 (35.85%) Automated Testing
4 18 (33.96%) User Experience
5 17 (32.08%) Windows
6 15 (28.30%) QA
6 15 (28.30%) SDLC
7 14 (26.42%) Manual Testing
7 14 (26.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (24.53%) ISEB
8 13 (24.53%) Software Testing
9 12 (22.64%) Scrum
10 11 (20.75%) XML
10 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (20.75%) Usability Testing
11 10 (18.87%) User Stories
12 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
13 8 (15.09%) Kanban
13 8 (15.09%) Mobile App
13 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
13 8 (15.09%) Java
13 8 (15.09%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (13.21%) Information Security
14 7 (13.21%) Cucumber
15 6 (11.32%) C#
15 6 (11.32%) SQL
15 6 (11.32%) .NET
15 6 (11.32%) CREST Certified
16 5 (9.43%) Data Analytics

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (37.74%) Selenium
2 14 (26.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (13.21%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.55%) JUnit
4 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.66%) Jasmine
5 3 (5.66%) Protractor
5 3 (5.66%) TestNG
6 2 (3.77%) JBehave
6 2 (3.77%) PHPUnit
6 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.89%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.89%) JIRA
7 1 (1.89%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
1 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Military
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) XML
2 6 (11.32%) .NET
3 3 (5.66%) CSS
3 3 (5.66%) HTML
4 2 (3.77%) Behat
5 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.96%) User Experience
2 8 (15.09%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.55%) SCADA
4 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.66%) iPad
5 2 (3.77%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.66%) Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Android
4 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.85%) Automated Testing
3 15 (28.30%) SDLC
4 14 (26.42%) Manual Testing
5 13 (24.53%) Software Testing
6 12 (22.64%) Scrum
7 11 (20.75%) Usability Testing
8 10 (18.87%) User Stories
9 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
10 8 (15.09%) Kanban
10 8 (15.09%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
11 7 (13.21%) Information Security
12 5 (9.43%) Analytics
12 5 (9.43%) Data Analytics
13 3 (5.66%) Context-Driven Testing
13 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (5.66%) Open Source
13 3 (5.66%) Security Architecture
14 2 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) Java
2 6 (11.32%) C#
2 6 (11.32%) SQL
3 4 (7.55%) Perl
3 4 (7.55%) PHP
3 4 (7.55%) Python
3 4 (7.55%) Ruby
4 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) ISEB
2 6 (11.32%) CREST Certified
3 5 (9.43%) Degree
4 4 (7.55%) CHECK Team Leader
4 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) CCNP
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.66%) CISSP
5 3 (5.66%) CLAS
5 3 (5.66%) GIAC
5 3 (5.66%) GPEN
5 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.66%) OSCE
5 3 (5.66%) OSCP
5 3 (5.66%) OSWP
5 3 (5.66%) SANS
5 3 (5.66%) Tigerscheme
6 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.30%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
1 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Cegedim Rx
3 1 (1.89%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) VMware
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