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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Tester
Rank 248 - 237
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Tester 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.070% - 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% - 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Average salary £37,500 - £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +25.00%
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
5516 5711 5293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.04% 97.46% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4613 4858 4507
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016. 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
Gloucestershire - 2 £38,750 -
Devon - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £37,500 -
Senior Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) User Stories
2 4 (57.14%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) System Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Advertising
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) User Stories
3 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) System Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago