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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 110 118 114
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 26 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.30% 0.84% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.88% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 7
Average salary £34,500 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.15% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £29,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £32,500
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
1908 1823 1665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.69% 95.45% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1560 1523 1449
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 24 December 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Bristol

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 43 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.71%) Selenium
3 27 (34.18%) Software Testing
4 23 (29.11%) Finance
5 22 (27.85%) Automated Testing
5 22 (27.85%) QA
6 21 (26.58%) Test Scripting
7 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
8 18 (22.78%) ISEB
9 17 (21.52%) SQL
10 16 (20.25%) Test Automation
11 15 (18.99%) Scrum
11 15 (18.99%) Test Strategy
12 14 (17.72%) QuickTest Pro
13 13 (16.46%) .NET
14 12 (15.19%) Degree
15 11 (13.92%) Oracle
15 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
15 11 (13.92%) Automation Testing
15 11 (13.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (12.66%) Performance Testing
16 10 (12.66%) Line Management
17 9 (11.39%) MS Access
17 9 (11.39%) CISSP
17 9 (11.39%) Risk Management
18 8 (10.13%) ITIL
18 8 (10.13%) PRINCE2
18 8 (10.13%) CISA
18 8 (10.13%) Banking
18 8 (10.13%) Retail

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) Intranet
1 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) MS Access
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (36.71%) Selenium
2 14 (17.72%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (10.13%) WebDriver
4 6 (7.59%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.80%) Calabash
6 3 (3.80%) JMeter
7 2 (2.53%) WATIR
7 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.27%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.27%) WatiN
8 1 (1.27%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (29.11%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Banking
2 8 (10.13%) Retail
3 3 (3.80%) Legal
3 3 (3.80%) Games
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.27%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) .NET
2 6 (7.59%) CSS
2 6 (7.59%) HTML
3 3 (3.80%) Middleware
4 1 (1.27%) CSS3
4 1 (1.27%) XML
4 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) N-Tier
1 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.53%) Open Source
4 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Windows
2 3 (3.80%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.18%) Software Testing
3 22 (27.85%) Automated Testing
4 21 (26.58%) Test Scripting
5 16 (20.25%) Test Automation
6 15 (18.99%) Test Strategy
6 15 (18.99%) Scrum
7 11 (13.92%) Automation Testing
8 10 (12.66%) Line Management
8 10 (12.66%) Performance Testing
9 9 (11.39%) Risk Management
10 8 (10.13%) ITIL
10 8 (10.13%) PRINCE2
10 8 (10.13%) Manual Testing
10 8 (10.13%) Mentoring
10 8 (10.13%) Cyber Security
10 8 (10.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (7.59%) Content Management
12 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.52%) SQL
2 7 (8.86%) C#
2 7 (8.86%) Java
3 4 (5.06%) Ruby
4 3 (3.80%) Perl
4 3 (3.80%) Python
5 2 (2.53%) C
5 2 (2.53%) VBA
5 2 (2.53%) PHP
6 1 (1.27%) C++
6 1 (1.27%) Groovy
6 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (22.78%) ISEB
2 12 (15.19%) Degree
3 11 (13.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (11.39%) CISSP
5 8 (10.13%) CISA
6 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.27%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.92%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) HP
3 2 (2.53%) Telerik
4 1 (1.27%) New Relic
4 1 (1.27%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.27%) Empirix
4 1 (1.27%) IBM
4 1 (1.27%) Compuware
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