The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Senior Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Tester
Rank 236 - 234
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Tester 1 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.019% - 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% - 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 7
Median salary £35,000 - £38,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £39,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +5.40%
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
5038 5827 6047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.58% 97.02% 97.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4266 4916 4967
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Senior Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Senior Software Tester in the job title.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon - 1 £35,000 -
Senior Software Tester
England

Senior Software Tester Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Senior Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Senior Software Tester in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) System Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium IDE
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium IDE
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) System Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification