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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 216 203 215
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 25 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.18% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.19% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 25 8 2
Average salary £36,000 £42,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.29% +27.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,400 £32,650
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £33,850
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £43,625 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-14.04% +15.56%
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
5871 4816 5591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.14% 95.01% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4911 4167 4952
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +3 23 £36,000 -15.29% 3
Wiltshire -3 1 £45,000 -
Somerset -22 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 40 (75.47%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (56.60%) Automated Testing
3 22 (41.51%) Test Strategy
4 20 (37.74%) Scrum
4 20 (37.74%) Software Testing
5 17 (32.08%) Selenium
6 16 (30.19%) C#
6 16 (30.19%) Test Automation
7 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
7 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
8 14 (26.42%) .NET
8 14 (26.42%) QA
9 13 (24.53%) Performance Testing
9 13 (24.53%) SQL
10 12 (22.64%) Degree
11 11 (20.75%) Finance
11 11 (20.75%) Mentoring
12 10 (18.87%) Test Management
13 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (16.98%) Automation Testing
14 8 (15.09%) Coaching
14 8 (15.09%) ISEB
14 8 (15.09%) Telerik
15 7 (13.21%) Legal
15 7 (13.21%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (13.21%) UML
15 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
15 7 (13.21%) Scalability Testing
16 6 (11.32%) WebDriver
16 6 (11.32%) Line Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) MS Access
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Selenium
2 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (13.21%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (11.32%) WebDriver
4 6 (11.32%) Ranorex
4 6 (11.32%) JMeter
4 6 (11.32%) FitNesse
5 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Legal
3 3 (5.66%) Games
3 3 (5.66%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) .NET
2 5 (9.43%) Silverlight
2 5 (9.43%) HTML
2 5 (9.43%) HTML5
3 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Open Source
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) UNIX
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (75.47%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (56.60%) Automated Testing
3 22 (41.51%) Test Strategy
4 20 (37.74%) Scrum
4 20 (37.74%) Software Testing
5 16 (30.19%) Test Automation
6 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
7 13 (24.53%) Performance Testing
8 11 (20.75%) Mentoring
9 10 (18.87%) Test Management
10 9 (16.98%) Automation Testing
11 8 (15.09%) Coaching
12 7 (13.21%) UML
12 7 (13.21%) Scalability Testing
13 6 (11.32%) Line Management
13 6 (11.32%) Data Security
14 5 (9.43%) BDD
15 4 (7.55%) Test Planning
16 3 (5.66%) Information Security
16 3 (5.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) C#
2 13 (24.53%) SQL
3 5 (9.43%) Ruby
3 5 (9.43%) Python
3 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.43%) Perl
3 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Degree
2 8 (15.09%) ISEB
3 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) Telerik
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle
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