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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 121 113 113
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.41% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.71% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 8
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £35,500 £32,950
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
1874 1690 1651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.50% 95.26% 97.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1555 1394 1462
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 26 January 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 28 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (42.86%) Selenium
3 23 (36.51%) Software Testing
4 22 (34.92%) Automated Testing
5 21 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 17 (26.98%) Finance
6 17 (26.98%) ISEB
6 17 (26.98%) QA
7 15 (23.81%) Test Automation
7 15 (23.81%) SQL
8 14 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
10 11 (17.46%) .NET
11 10 (15.87%) Test Strategy
11 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
11 10 (15.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (15.87%) Line Management
12 9 (14.29%) MS Access
12 9 (14.29%) CISSP
12 9 (14.29%) Oracle
12 9 (14.29%) Risk Management
12 9 (14.29%) Scrum
12 9 (14.29%) Manual Testing
13 8 (12.70%) Performance Testing
13 8 (12.70%) Degree
13 8 (12.70%) Cyber Security
13 8 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
13 8 (12.70%) Banking
13 8 (12.70%) Retail

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Intranet
1 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 27 (42.86%) Selenium
2 14 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
4 7 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.35%) Calabash
6 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.17%) JMeter
7 1 (1.59%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.59%) WATIR
7 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.59%) Selenium IDE
General
1 17 (26.98%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
2 8 (12.70%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Legal
4 2 (3.17%) Games
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.59%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) .NET
2 4 (6.35%) CSS
2 4 (6.35%) Middleware
2 4 (6.35%) HTML
3 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.59%) XML
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) N-Tier
1 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.17%) Open Source
3 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) UNIX
3 1 (1.59%) Android
3 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (36.51%) Software Testing
3 22 (34.92%) Automated Testing
4 21 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 15 (23.81%) Test Automation
6 10 (15.87%) Test Strategy
6 10 (15.87%) Line Management
7 9 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 9 (14.29%) Scrum
7 9 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 8 (12.70%) ITIL
8 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2
8 8 (12.70%) Performance Testing
8 8 (12.70%) Cyber Security
8 8 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
10 5 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (6.35%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) C#
2 7 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (4.76%) Ruby
4 2 (3.17%) VBA
4 2 (3.17%) Python
4 2 (3.17%) Perl
4 2 (3.17%) C
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) C++
5 1 (1.59%) Groovy
5 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) ISEB
2 10 (15.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (14.29%) CISSP
4 8 (12.70%) CISA
4 8 (12.70%) Degree
5 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) OSCP
6 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (3.17%) Telerik
4 1 (1.59%) New Relic
4 1 (1.59%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.59%) HP
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