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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 30 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 0.75% 0.92% 4.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.97% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 7
Average salary £37,500 £27,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -19.11%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
124 207 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 93.23% 94.95% 98.21%
Number of salaries quoted 90 186 210
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -17.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £20,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
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 24 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft