The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - 33 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 0 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham - 1.63% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.69% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Average salary - £28,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Tester
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham 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
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
266 177 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 97.79% 96.20% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 235 161 309
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Tester
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Cheltenham region.

Tester Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 9 (75.00%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Ruby
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Perl
3 5 (41.67%) PHP
3 5 (41.67%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) Client/Server
3 5 (41.67%) ISEB
4 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) C
4 3 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) JMeter
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) CEH
4 3 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (25.00%) Ranorex
4 3 (25.00%) SoapUI

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (25.00%) JMeter
1 3 (25.00%) Ranorex
1 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) FitNesse
2 2 (16.67%) WATIR
2 2 (16.67%) TestComplete
2 2 (16.67%) WatiN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (25.00%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Ruby
1 5 (41.67%) Java
1 5 (41.67%) Perl
1 5 (41.67%) PHP
1 5 (41.67%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) C
2 3 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) CEH
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) HP