The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 212 203 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 23 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.21% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 22 10 0
Average salary £34,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £44,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +17.33%
Senior 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
5990 5023 5330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.23% 95.31% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5016 4373 4701
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Senior Tester Salary Trend in the South West

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Tester across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Senior Tester Salary Histogram in the South West

Senior 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 Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 October 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 +12 21 £34,500 -9.80% 3
Wiltshire -3 1 £45,000 -
Somerset -10 1 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Senior 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 Tester in their job title.

1 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (46.51%) Automated Testing
3 19 (44.19%) Software Testing
4 16 (37.21%) Selenium
5 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
6 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
6 14 (32.56%) Test Strategy
7 13 (30.23%) Finance
7 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
8 12 (27.91%) .NET
9 11 (25.58%) SQL
10 10 (23.26%) Performance Testing
11 9 (20.93%) Degree
11 9 (20.93%) Scrum
11 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
11 9 (20.93%) C#
11 9 (20.93%) ISEB
11 9 (20.93%) QuickTest Pro
11 9 (20.93%) Mentoring
12 8 (18.60%) Line Management
13 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (16.28%) Oracle
13 7 (16.28%) MS Access
14 6 (13.95%) QA
15 5 (11.63%) Automation Testing
16 4 (9.30%) Ranorex
16 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
16 4 (9.30%) Coaching
16 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
16 4 (9.30%) FitNesse

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Senior 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Selenium
2 9 (20.93%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (9.30%) Ranorex
3 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.30%) FitNesse
3 4 (9.30%) JMeter
4 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Legal
3 3 (6.98%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (46.51%) Automated Testing
3 19 (44.19%) Software Testing
4 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
4 14 (32.56%) Test Strategy
5 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
6 10 (23.26%) Performance Testing
7 9 (20.93%) Scrum
7 9 (20.93%) Mentoring
8 8 (18.60%) Line Management
9 5 (11.63%) Automation Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
10 4 (9.30%) Coaching
10 4 (9.30%) Scalability Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (6.98%) UML
11 3 (6.98%) Information Security
11 3 (6.98%) Ethical Hacking
11 3 (6.98%) Test Management
12 2 (4.65%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
3 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.33%) Ruby
3 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
1 9 (20.93%) ISEB
2 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.33%) CISSP
4 1 (2.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Telerik
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