The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 206 203 213
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 20 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.21% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.22% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 20 11 3
Average salary £38,250 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.65% +11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.96%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5852 4985 5344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.82% 95.17% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4858 4322 4722
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Senior Tester
England

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 25 July 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 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
Bristol +8 14 £38,250 -0.64% 2
Devon - 2 £30,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £65,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £40,000 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 24 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 21 (52.50%) Test Strategy
3 18 (45.00%) Scrum
4 15 (37.50%) C#
5 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (35.00%) QA
6 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 10 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 10 (25.00%) SQL
8 9 (22.50%) Selenium
8 9 (22.50%) Test Management
9 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (20.00%) Silverlight
9 8 (20.00%) Ruby
9 8 (20.00%) .NET
9 8 (20.00%) HTML
9 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 8 (20.00%) Perl
9 8 (20.00%) Python
9 8 (20.00%) Bash Shell
9 8 (20.00%) HTML5
9 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
10 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
10 7 (17.50%) Degree
10 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
11 6 (15.00%) FitNesse
11 6 (15.00%) Telerik
11 6 (15.00%) JMeter
11 6 (15.00%) Ranorex

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Selenium
2 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (15.00%) FitNesse
3 6 (15.00%) JMeter
3 6 (15.00%) Ranorex
4 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (12.50%) Legal
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) HTML
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
1 8 (20.00%) Silverlight
1 8 (20.00%) HTML5
2 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Android
1 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 21 (52.50%) Test Strategy
3 18 (45.00%) Scrum
4 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Test Management
8 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
9 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
10 5 (12.50%) UML
10 5 (12.50%) Data Security
10 5 (12.50%) BDD
11 4 (10.00%) Scalability Testing
12 3 (7.50%) TDD
12 3 (7.50%) Information Security
12 3 (7.50%) Black-Box Testing
12 3 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
13 2 (5.00%) Ethical Hacking
13 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) C#
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 8 (20.00%) Python
3 8 (20.00%) Ruby
3 8 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Telerik
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 24 days ago