The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 87 92 70
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 2 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.56% 0.19% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.20% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 15
Average salary £43,750 £44,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.68% +48.33%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £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 Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
862 1003 874
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 95.88% 97.38% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 603 837 767
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
Gloucester +2 3 £48,750 +9.55%
Stroud - 1 £37,500 -
Software Tester
South West

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 9 (69.23%) ISEB
1 9 (69.23%) Selenium
1 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
2 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) LoadRunner
2 7 (53.85%) C++
2 7 (53.85%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 5 (38.46%) Test Planning
3 5 (38.46%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) JMeter
3 5 (38.46%) XML
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) Test Management
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) JBehave
3 5 (38.46%) Python
4 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
4 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
4 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
4 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Big Data

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
2 7 (53.85%) LoadRunner
3 5 (38.46%) JBehave
3 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 5 (38.46%) JMeter
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) JUnit
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
4 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (15.38%) TestNG
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
1 5 (38.46%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
1 4 (30.77%) Internet of Things
1 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) PMI
2 2 (15.38%) Reinsurance
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Test Management
3 5 (38.46%) Test Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
4 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C++
1 7 (53.85%) Java
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISEB
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification