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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 212 211 215
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 23 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.059% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.062% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 23 3 3
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +32.35%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%
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
5791 4811 5442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.04% 95.02% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4792 4145 4826
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +16 21 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Wiltshire -11 1 £45,000 - 1
Somerset -24 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 30 (61.22%) Automated Testing
2 22 (44.90%) Scrum
2 22 (44.90%) Test Strategy
3 18 (36.73%) C#
4 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (34.69%) Software Testing
5 16 (32.65%) QA
6 15 (30.61%) Test Automation
7 12 (24.49%) Test Scripting
7 12 (24.49%) Selenium
7 12 (24.49%) Degree
7 12 (24.49%) SQL
7 12 (24.49%) .NET
7 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
8 11 (22.45%) Performance Testing
9 10 (20.41%) Test Management
10 9 (18.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (18.37%) Automation Testing
11 8 (16.33%) Telerik
11 8 (16.33%) Finance
12 7 (14.29%) Legal
12 7 (14.29%) HTML
12 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 7 (14.29%) Perl
12 7 (14.29%) UML
12 7 (14.29%) Python
12 7 (14.29%) Silverlight
12 7 (14.29%) Ruby
12 7 (14.29%) Bash Shell
12 7 (14.29%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Selenium
2 9 (18.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (12.24%) WebDriver
3 6 (12.24%) Ranorex
3 6 (12.24%) FitNesse
3 6 (12.24%) JMeter
4 4 (8.16%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Legal
3 3 (6.12%) Games
3 3 (6.12%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) HTML
2 7 (14.29%) Silverlight
2 7 (14.29%) HTML5
3 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Android
2 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Automated Testing
2 22 (44.90%) Scrum
2 22 (44.90%) Test Strategy
3 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.69%) Software Testing
4 15 (30.61%) Test Automation
5 12 (24.49%) Test Scripting
6 11 (22.45%) Performance Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Test Management
8 9 (18.37%) Automation Testing
9 7 (14.29%) UML
9 7 (14.29%) Scalability Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Data Security
11 5 (10.20%) BDD
12 3 (6.12%) Information Security
12 3 (6.12%) TDD
12 3 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
12 3 (6.12%) Black-Box Testing
13 2 (4.08%) Manual Testing
13 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) C#
2 12 (24.49%) SQL
3 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.29%) Perl
3 7 (14.29%) Python
3 7 (14.29%) Ruby
3 7 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) ISEB
3 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) Telerik
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
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