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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Tester
Rank 245 244 226
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 10 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.034% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.035% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 2
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £45,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
5525 5738 5201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.03% 97.45% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4640 4883 4422
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 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 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
Bristol +1 5 £40,000 -11.11%
Gloucestershire - 3 £40,000 -
Devon - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £37,500 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Test Management
3 9 (50.00%) QA
4 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 7 (38.89%) Selenium
5 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
5 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
6 6 (33.33%) Finance
6 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (27.78%) MS Office
7 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 4 (22.22%) Windows
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (22.22%) User Stories
8 4 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (16.67%) QA Automation
9 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
10 2 (11.11%) ISEB
10 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Information Security
10 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (38.89%) Selenium
3 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Test Management
3 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) User Stories
7 3 (16.67%) QA Automation
7 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 2 (11.11%) Information Security
8 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 2 (11.11%) System Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) CHECK Team Leader
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
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Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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