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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 76 96 105
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 53 25 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.96% 1.56% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.10% 1.66% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 52 24 9
Average salary £34,500 £34,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.47% +7.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,250 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
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
1710 1509 1534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.48% 94.14% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1437 1330 1331
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 57 (50.89%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (38.39%) Software Testing
3 39 (34.82%) QA
4 37 (33.04%) Automated Testing
5 30 (26.79%) Selenium
6 28 (25.00%) Scrum
7 26 (23.21%) Test Strategy
8 25 (22.32%) Microsoft
9 24 (21.43%) Test Scripting
10 23 (20.54%) Finance
10 23 (20.54%) C#
11 22 (19.64%) ISEB
12 20 (17.86%) Test Automation
12 20 (17.86%) .NET
13 19 (16.96%) SQL
13 19 (16.96%) Windows
13 19 (16.96%) Automation Testing
14 16 (14.29%) Degree
15 15 (13.39%) Performance Testing
15 15 (13.39%) MS Excel
16 14 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (11.61%) HTML
17 13 (11.61%) Mentoring
18 12 (10.71%) WebDriver
19 11 (9.82%) Manual Testing
19 11 (9.82%) Oracle
20 10 (8.93%) QuickTest Pro
20 10 (8.93%) Computer Science
20 10 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 9 (8.04%) Ruby

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) Intranet
1 3 (2.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) MS Access
2 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.89%) Big Data
3 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (26.79%) Selenium
2 14 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (10.71%) WebDriver
4 10 (8.93%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (8.04%) JMeter
5 9 (8.04%) Cucumber
6 7 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 7 (6.25%) FitNesse
7 6 (5.36%) MSBuild
7 6 (5.36%) Ranorex
8 5 (4.46%) Calabash
9 3 (2.68%) WATIR
9 3 (2.68%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.89%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.89%) MonkeyTalk
10 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.89%) Maven
10 1 (0.89%) WatiN
10 1 (0.89%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.89%) TestNG
General
1 23 (20.54%) Finance
2 5 (4.46%) Legal
3 3 (2.68%) Games
3 3 (2.68%) Multimedia
3 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.79%) Law
5 1 (0.89%) Electronics
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.86%) .NET
2 13 (11.61%) HTML
3 9 (8.04%) CSS
4 6 (5.36%) COM
5 4 (3.57%) Middleware
5 4 (3.57%) Silverlight
5 4 (3.57%) HTML5
6 3 (2.68%) CSS3
6 3 (2.68%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.89%) Web Services
7 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.93%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.25%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.68%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.68%) Social Network
5 2 (1.79%) Open Source
6 1 (0.89%) EMV
6 1 (0.89%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.96%) Windows
2 7 (6.25%) UNIX
3 6 (5.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (50.89%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (38.39%) Software Testing
3 37 (33.04%) Automated Testing
4 28 (25.00%) Scrum
5 26 (23.21%) Test Strategy
6 24 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 20 (17.86%) Test Automation
8 19 (16.96%) Automation Testing
9 15 (13.39%) Performance Testing
10 13 (11.61%) Mentoring
11 11 (9.82%) Manual Testing
12 9 (8.04%) Content Management
12 9 (8.04%) BDD
13 8 (7.14%) Test Management
14 7 (6.25%) Coaching
14 7 (6.25%) Test Planning
14 7 (6.25%) Line Management
15 6 (5.36%) CAPA
15 6 (5.36%) Functional Testing
15 6 (5.36%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.54%) C#
2 19 (16.96%) SQL
3 9 (8.04%) Ruby
4 8 (7.14%) Python
5 7 (6.25%) Perl
6 6 (5.36%) C++
6 6 (5.36%) Java
6 6 (5.36%) VB6
6 6 (5.36%) VB
6 6 (5.36%) VB.NET
6 6 (5.36%) C
7 4 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.79%) VBA
9 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.89%) PHP
9 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (19.64%) ISEB
2 16 (14.29%) Degree
3 10 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.46%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.79%) OSCP
5 2 (1.79%) OSCE
5 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (34.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (22.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.82%) Oracle
3 4 (3.57%) Telerik
4 1 (0.89%) SAP
4 1 (0.89%) IBM
4 1 (0.89%) Compuware
4 1 (0.89%) HP
4 1 (0.89%) Empirix
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