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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 233 224 225
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 1 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.017% 0.054% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.057% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 7
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +11.11%
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
5773 5264 5390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.93% 95.50% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4921 4467 4798
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
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 23 January 2015. 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 0 1 £45,000 - 1
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 14 (56.00%) Automated Testing
2 13 (52.00%) Software Testing
2 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) Selenium
3 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
4 11 (44.00%) Finance
4 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 9 (36.00%) SQL
6 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
7 8 (32.00%) MS Access
7 8 (32.00%) .NET
7 8 (32.00%) Oracle
7 8 (32.00%) ISEB
7 8 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (32.00%) Line Management
8 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Scrum
8 5 (20.00%) Degree
8 5 (20.00%) QA
9 4 (16.00%) C#
10 3 (12.00%) Scalability Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
11 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
11 2 (8.00%) Telerik
11 2 (8.00%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Selenium
2 10 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) Calabash
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
2 2 (8.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Automated Testing
2 13 (52.00%) Software Testing
2 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (32.00%) Line Management
6 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (12.00%) Scalability Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
8 2 (8.00%) UML
9 1 (4.00%) Data Security
9 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.00%) Ethical Hacking
9 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ISEB
1 8 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) CISSP
3 1 (4.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) Telerik
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