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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 65 79 68
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.94% 0.85% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 0.88% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 30 7 10
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +34.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £38,000 £33,650
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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
982 792 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 96.18% 95.88% 95.73%
Number of salaries quoted 811 670 660
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 +12 20 £40,000 +18.51% 2
Gloucester -1 8 £38,750 +1.97% 2
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 17 (40.48%) Linux
1 17 (40.48%) QA
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (33.33%) C#
3 14 (33.33%) Java
4 11 (26.19%) Finance
4 11 (26.19%) BDD
5 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
5 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
5 10 (23.81%) .NET
6 9 (21.43%) ISEB
6 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
7 8 (19.05%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 8 (19.05%) C
7 8 (19.05%) SQL
8 7 (16.67%) Windows
8 7 (16.67%) TDD
8 7 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Manufacturing
9 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 6 (14.29%) Information Security
9 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
10 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
10 5 (11.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (11.90%) Marketing
10 5 (11.90%) Selenium
10 5 (11.90%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (11.90%) Degree
10 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Wireless
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.38%) SMTP
3 1 (2.38%) HTTP
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Selenium
2 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.52%) JMeter
2 4 (9.52%) NeoLoad
3 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (2.38%) JUnit
5 1 (2.38%) MSTest
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.90%) Electronics
3 5 (11.90%) Marketing
4 2 (4.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) SOAP
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) DTV
2 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.38%) Physics
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Linux
2 7 (16.67%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) CentOS
4 1 (2.38%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.19%) BDD
3 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
3 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (16.67%) TDD
5 7 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (14.29%) Information Security
7 5 (11.90%) Programme Management
7 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
7 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.90%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Cyber Security
8 4 (9.52%) SDLC
8 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
9 3 (7.14%) Scrum
10 2 (4.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) C#
1 14 (33.33%) Java
2 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 8 (19.05%) C
3 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) ISEB
1 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) Degree
4 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (40.48%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) SAP
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
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