The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software 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
Software Tester
Rank 64 56 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon 0.42% 0.25% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.26% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £36,500 £25,000 £17,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.00% +45.98%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Software 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 Devon 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
Devon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
452 378 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon 95.36% 94.74% 98.40%
Number of salaries quoted 370 323 342
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £41,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Devon

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Devon

Software Tester
Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Devon region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +10 1 £37,500 +50.00%
Software Tester
South West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Devon region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Hudson

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Devon region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (50.00%) Hudson
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification