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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 75 71 81
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 11 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.19% 1.36% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.42% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 20
Average salary £38,000 £28,500 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -17.98%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
796 775 1170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 95.10% 95.92% 97.74%
Number of salaries quoted 671 692 1061
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
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 29 August 2014. 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 -7 3 £38,000 +40.74% 1
Cheltenham - 3 £33,750 - 1
Cirencester - 1 £37,500 -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 18 (69.23%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (61.54%) ISEB
3 13 (50.00%) Linux
3 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (38.46%) DV Cleared
4 10 (38.46%) ITIL
4 10 (38.46%) UNIX
4 10 (38.46%) Java
4 10 (38.46%) LoadRunner
4 10 (38.46%) Shell Script
4 10 (38.46%) LAN
4 10 (38.46%) WAN
4 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Performance Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Information Security
6 8 (30.77%) C
7 7 (26.92%) C++
7 7 (26.92%) Degree
8 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
8 6 (23.08%) C#
8 6 (23.08%) PHP
8 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
9 5 (19.23%) Perl
9 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
9 5 (19.23%) Python
9 5 (19.23%) Scrum
9 5 (19.23%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (19.23%) Mathematics

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) LAN
1 10 (38.46%) WAN
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) LoadRunner
2 3 (11.54%) JMeter
2 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
2 3 (11.54%) Ranorex
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.69%) FitNesse
3 2 (7.69%) TestComplete
3 2 (7.69%) WatiN
3 2 (7.69%) WATIR
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Banking
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
1 5 (19.23%) Mathematics
2 3 (11.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (38.46%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (38.46%) Performance Testing
2 10 (38.46%) ITIL
3 9 (34.62%) Information Security
4 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.54%) Computer Forensics
6 3 (11.54%) Time Management
7 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Security Management
7 1 (3.85%) Validation
7 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Java
1 10 (38.46%) Shell Script
2 8 (30.77%) C
3 7 (26.92%) C++
4 6 (23.08%) PHP
4 6 (23.08%) C#
5 5 (19.23%) Perl
5 5 (19.23%) Python
5 5 (19.23%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) ISEB
2 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (38.46%) DV Cleared
4 7 (26.92%) Degree
5 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 3 (11.54%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.54%) HP
1 3 (11.54%) VMware
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £80,000 per annum + comprehensive package
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago