The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Gloucestershire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 77 88 65
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 12 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.56% 1.25% 3.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.30% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 24
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% +18.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,300 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,700 £35,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,750 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -
Job Titles Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
836 920 1129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 92.89% 95.73% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 735 809 957
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Tester
South West

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -13 6 £53,000 +63.07%
Gloucester +14 3 £33,000 -7.04%
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (63.33%) Oracle
1 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (56.67%) ISEB
3 16 (53.33%) QA
4 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (43.33%) Linux
5 13 (43.33%) Java
5 13 (43.33%) PL/SQL
5 13 (43.33%) SQL
5 13 (43.33%) T-SQL
5 13 (43.33%) Telerik
5 13 (43.33%) V-Model
6 12 (40.00%) Automation Testing
6 12 (40.00%) ISTQB
6 12 (40.00%) Banking
7 11 (36.67%) Marketing
7 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (36.67%) Product Marketing
8 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
8 9 (30.00%) UNIX
9 8 (26.67%) Client/Server
9 8 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (23.33%) Windows
10 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
11 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
11 6 (20.00%) Korn
11 6 (20.00%) Sybase
11 6 (20.00%) DB2
11 6 (20.00%) Business Objects
11 6 (20.00%) Cognos

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) DB2
2 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (20.00%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Selenium
1 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.67%) JMeter
2 2 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (6.67%) WATIR
2 2 (6.67%) FitNesse
2 2 (6.67%) WatiN
2 2 (6.67%) TestComplete
2 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (6.67%) Ranorex
General
1 12 (40.00%) Banking
2 11 (36.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Client/Server
2 4 (13.33%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
2 9 (30.00%) UNIX
3 7 (23.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) V-Model
2 12 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (36.67%) Product Marketing
4 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
7 4 (13.33%) Computer Forensics
7 4 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (13.33%) Time Management
8 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.00%) ITIL
9 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Scrum
9 2 (6.67%) Information Security
9 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 1 (3.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Java
1 13 (43.33%) PL/SQL
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
1 13 (43.33%) T-SQL
2 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (20.00%) Korn
3 5 (16.67%) C
4 4 (13.33%) C++
5 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (10.00%) PHP
6 2 (6.67%) C#
6 2 (6.67%) Perl
6 2 (6.67%) Python
6 2 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) ISEB
2 12 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) CEH
5 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (53.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Oracle
2 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) Telerik
4 6 (20.00%) Sybase
4 6 (20.00%) Business Objects
4 6 (20.00%) Cognos
4 6 (20.00%) Hyperion
4 6 (20.00%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (13.33%) VMware
6 2 (6.67%) HP
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