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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 118 73 97
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 52 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.96% 2.86% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 2.98% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 18 52 20
Average salary £32,000 £34,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.24% +1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £44,450 £45,000 £38,650
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
1817 1746 1531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.75% 95.99% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1574 1387 1357
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £57,500
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 31 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (47.37%) QA
2 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 9 (23.68%) C#
3 9 (23.68%) Java
3 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
4 8 (21.05%) VBScript
4 8 (21.05%) VMware
5 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
6 6 (15.79%) TestNG
6 6 (15.79%) JUnit
7 5 (13.16%) Maven
7 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.16%) Open Source
7 5 (13.16%) Selenium
7 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
7 5 (13.16%) Xbox
7 5 (13.16%) PlayStation
8 4 (10.53%) Information Security
8 4 (10.53%) Scrum
8 4 (10.53%) HTTP
8 4 (10.53%) Oracle
9 3 (7.89%) VB
9 3 (7.89%) UNIX
9 3 (7.89%) Windows
9 3 (7.89%) ISEB
9 3 (7.89%) Finance
9 3 (7.89%) Law
9 3 (7.89%) Cyber Security

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.63%) IIS
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) HTTP
2 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.26%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.26%) tcpdump
2 2 (5.26%) LDAP
2 2 (5.26%) LAN
2 2 (5.26%) WAN
2 2 (5.26%) SMTP
2 2 (5.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) JUnit
1 6 (15.79%) TestNG
2 5 (13.16%) Maven
2 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Selenium
3 3 (7.89%) JIRA
4 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.63%) Calabash
5 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.63%) NUnit
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
1 3 (7.89%) Law
2 2 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Xbox
1 5 (13.16%) PlayStation
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) CESG
3 1 (2.63%) Economics
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) UNIX
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
4 5 (13.16%) Open Source
4 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.53%) Scrum
5 4 (10.53%) Information Security
6 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Security Testing
6 3 (7.89%) CAPA
6 3 (7.89%) Cyber Security
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.26%) SDLC
7 2 (5.26%) SIEM
7 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
1 9 (23.68%) C#
1 9 (23.68%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) VBScript
3 3 (7.89%) VB
4 2 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) Groovy
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ISEB
1 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (47.37%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Snort
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) VMware
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Splunk
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