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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 106 81 113
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 45 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.94% 2.23% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 2.30% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19 41 14
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
1940 1953 1753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.28% 96.78% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1620 1584 1515
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
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 21 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (37.93%) QA
2 10 (34.48%) Selenium
3 9 (31.03%) C#
3 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Manual Testing
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
5 6 (20.69%) Scrum
5 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Oracle
7 4 (13.79%) Java
7 4 (13.79%) ISEB
7 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
7 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
8 3 (10.34%) JIRA
8 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Calabash
8 3 (10.34%) Middleware
8 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.34%) .NET
8 3 (10.34%) OOP
8 3 (10.34%) OO
8 3 (10.34%) VB
8 3 (10.34%) Finance
8 3 (10.34%) Law
9 2 (6.90%) Advertising

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
3 3 (10.34%) Calabash
3 3 (10.34%) JIRA
4 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.45%) NUnit
5 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.45%) JUnit
5 1 (3.45%) TestNG
5 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Law
2 2 (6.90%) Advertising
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
1 3 (10.34%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) CESG
2 1 (3.45%) Economics
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Android
1 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Manual Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
4 6 (20.69%) Scrum
5 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
5 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
6 4 (13.79%) Security Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.34%) OOP
7 3 (10.34%) OO
8 2 (6.90%) ETL
8 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.90%) ITIL
8 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.90%) Migration
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) Java
4 3 (10.34%) VB
5 2 (6.90%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) Groovy
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.45%) VBScript
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) CISSP
2 2 (6.90%) CISA
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Splunk
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