The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 57 48 41
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon 0.57% 0.63% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.68% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 4
Average salary £23,250 £30,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% -11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
337 296 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon 96.29% 93.38% 91.67%
Number of salaries quoted 270 234 219
Average salary £34,000 £31,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.67% -6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Tester
Salary Trend in Devon

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

Tester Salary Trend in Devon

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 Tester within the Devon region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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 - 2 £23,250 -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Devon 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 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) XHTML
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) COM

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Devon 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XHTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) COM
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft