The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Exeter 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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 42 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 2.09% - 9.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% - 11.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 11
Average salary £27,000 - £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Tester
Devon

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Exeter 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
Exeter
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
230 153 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 96.23% 95.03% 82.64%
Number of salaries quoted 169 138 82
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £37,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

Tester
Salary Trend in Exeter

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

Tester Salary Trend in Exeter

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Exeter 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 6 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Summit
3 3 (50.00%) ISO 14001
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) ISO 9001
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Product Management
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) Time Management
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) XHTML
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Banking

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Exeter 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 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) XHTML
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) COM
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Product Management
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (50.00%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft