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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 71 72 68
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 13 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.66% 1.58% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.65% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 32
Average salary £38,000 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,000 £21,150
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £33,500 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
869 789 1258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 96.13% 95.87% 98.36%
Number of salaries quoted 706 727 1145
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Cheltenham - 7 £65,000 - 2
Gloucester +2 4 £38,000 +40.74%
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (65.52%) ISEB
1 19 (65.52%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (48.28%) Linux
2 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
3 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (34.48%) Performance Testing
3 10 (34.48%) DV Cleared
3 10 (34.48%) ITIL
3 10 (34.48%) UNIX
3 10 (34.48%) Java
3 10 (34.48%) LAN
3 10 (34.48%) WAN
3 10 (34.48%) LoadRunner
3 10 (34.48%) Shell Script
4 9 (31.03%) C
4 9 (31.03%) Information Security
5 8 (27.59%) Degree
6 7 (24.14%) QA
6 7 (24.14%) C++
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.69%) PHP
7 6 (20.69%) Mathematics
7 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
8 5 (17.24%) Scrum
8 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Ruby
8 5 (17.24%) C#

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) LAN
1 10 (34.48%) WAN
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) LoadRunner
2 3 (10.34%) JMeter
2 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
2 3 (10.34%) Ranorex
2 3 (10.34%) Selenium
2 3 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.90%) FitNesse
3 2 (6.90%) TestComplete
3 2 (6.90%) WatiN
3 2 (6.90%) WATIR
General
1 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Mathematics
2 5 (17.24%) Client/Server
3 4 (13.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Linux
2 10 (34.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (34.48%) Performance Testing
2 10 (34.48%) ITIL
3 9 (31.03%) Information Security
4 6 (20.69%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Scrum
5 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
6 4 (13.79%) Time Management
6 4 (13.79%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.34%) V-Model
7 3 (10.34%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Product Marketing
8 1 (3.45%) Security Management
8 1 (3.45%) Validation
8 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
1 10 (34.48%) Shell Script
2 9 (31.03%) C
3 7 (24.14%) C++
4 6 (20.69%) PHP
5 5 (17.24%) C#
5 5 (17.24%) Perl
5 5 (17.24%) Python
5 5 (17.24%) Ruby
6 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
6 3 (10.34%) SQL
6 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) ISEB
2 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
3 10 (34.48%) DV Cleared
4 8 (27.59%) Degree
5 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (13.79%) CEH
7 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
7 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Telerik
3 3 (10.34%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
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