The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 76 91 74
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 20 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.17% 0.99% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 1.02% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 18 10 15
Average salary £38,750 £42,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.73% +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
882 979 882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 95.77% 97.22% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 614 812 775
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £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% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Tester
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Tester Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

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 Tester within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 12 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
Cheltenham +10 8 £40,000 -44.82% 5
Gloucester -1 7 £37,500 -9.63% 1
Dursley - 1 - -
Stroud - 1 £37,500 -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 34 (58.62%) ISEB
2 27 (46.55%) Software Testing
2 27 (46.55%) ISTQB
3 25 (43.10%) Test Scripting
4 22 (37.93%) C
4 22 (37.93%) Requirements Analysis
5 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (27.59%) Selenium
7 14 (24.14%) Java
8 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (20.69%) Linux
8 12 (20.69%) Finance
9 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
9 11 (18.97%) QA
10 10 (17.24%) Cucumber
10 10 (17.24%) SQL
11 9 (15.52%) BDD
11 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
11 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
12 8 (13.79%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (13.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (13.79%) Marketing
12 8 (13.79%) SAP
12 8 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (13.79%) LoadRunner
12 8 (13.79%) Manufacturing
12 8 (13.79%) Electronics
12 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
12 8 (13.79%) TDD
12 8 (13.79%) Programme Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (13.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Internet
2 2 (3.45%) LAN
2 2 (3.45%) WAN
2 2 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (27.59%) Selenium
2 10 (17.24%) Cucumber
3 8 (13.79%) LoadRunner
4 6 (10.34%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.62%) JBehave
5 5 (8.62%) JMeter
5 5 (8.62%) JUnit
6 4 (6.90%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (5.17%) JIRA
7 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.45%) HP UFT
8 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.45%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.45%) TestNG
9 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.72%) MSTest
9 1 (1.72%) RSpec
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Electronics
2 8 (13.79%) Manufacturing
2 8 (13.79%) Marketing
2 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Games
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) XML
2 6 (10.34%) Web Services
3 5 (8.62%) HTML
4 2 (3.45%) .NET
4 2 (3.45%) JDBC
4 2 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
1 4 (6.90%) Internet of Things
1 4 (6.90%) Mathematics
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) PMI
2 2 (3.45%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile Games
3 1 (1.72%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Linux
2 7 (12.07%) Unix
3 6 (10.34%) CentOS
4 1 (1.72%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (46.55%) Software Testing
2 25 (43.10%) Test Scripting
3 22 (37.93%) Requirements Analysis
4 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (15.52%) BDD
6 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
7 8 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (13.79%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (13.79%) Programme Management
7 8 (13.79%) TDD
8 7 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (12.07%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Automated Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Compatibility Testing
9 6 (10.34%) SDLC
10 5 (8.62%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (8.62%) Information Security
10 5 (8.62%) Test Management
10 5 (8.62%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.93%) C
2 14 (24.14%) Java
3 10 (17.24%) SQL
4 7 (12.07%) C#
4 7 (12.07%) C++
5 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.34%) Python
6 5 (8.62%) Ruby
7 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.72%) Perl
7 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (58.62%) ISEB
2 27 (46.55%) ISTQB
3 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
4 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.90%) Degree
5 4 (6.90%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (3.45%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (3.45%) CLAS
6 2 (3.45%) CREST Certified
6 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) SAP
2 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.45%) HP
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