The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Software 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
Senior Software Tester
Rank 211 207 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Tester 16 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.020% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.021% -
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 0
Average salary £37,250 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £41,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +26.15%
Senior Software Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5864 4812 5444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.07% 95.02% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4854 4143 4828
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Senior Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Senior Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Senior Software Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Senior Software Tester Salary Trend in the South West

Senior Software Tester
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Tester within the South West 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
Bristol - 16 £37,250 -
Senior Software Tester
England

Senior Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Senior Software 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 Senior Software Tester in their job title.

1 14 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 12 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 12 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) Scrum
4 9 (42.86%) .NET
4 9 (42.86%) Degree
4 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 8 (38.10%) C#
6 6 (28.57%) UML
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 6 (28.57%) Scalability Testing
6 6 (28.57%) QA
6 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 5 (23.81%) Test Management
7 5 (23.81%) Telerik
7 5 (23.81%) Data Security
8 4 (19.05%) Legal
8 4 (19.05%) Selenium
8 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Ranorex
9 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
9 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
9 3 (14.29%) FitNesse
9 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
9 3 (14.29%) Games
9 3 (14.29%) Windows
9 3 (14.29%) JMeter

Senior Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Senior Software 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 Senior Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) FitNesse
2 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 3 (14.29%) Ranorex
2 3 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (19.05%) Legal
2 3 (14.29%) Games
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 12 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 12 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 10 (47.62%) Scrum
3 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) Scalability Testing
5 6 (28.57%) UML
5 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 5 (23.81%) Data Security
6 5 (23.81%) Test Management
7 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Black-Box Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.76%) V-Model
9 1 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Telerik