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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 246 206 213
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 5 23 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.084% 0.38% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.40% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 5 23 3
Average salary £40,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,845 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+14.25% -11.76%
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
5751 5796 4821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.17% 95.27% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4841 4792 4152
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,916 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2015.

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 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
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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 -36 4 £43,000 +14.66%
Gloucestershire - 1 £40,500 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (43.75%) Java
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 4 (25.00%) Spring
3 4 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 4 (25.00%) Java EE
3 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
3 4 (25.00%) Apache CXF
3 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (25.00%) HTML5
3 4 (25.00%) CSS3
3 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (25.00%) Backbone.js
3 4 (25.00%) LESS
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Cyber Security
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) QA
4 3 (18.75%) Test Management
4 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (18.75%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) NeoLoad
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) JMeter
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) CSS
1 4 (25.00%) Spring
1 4 (25.00%) Java EE
1 4 (25.00%) jQuery
1 4 (25.00%) Apache CXF
1 4 (25.00%) HTML5
1 4 (25.00%) CSS3
1 4 (25.00%) Backbone.js
1 4 (25.00%) LESS
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) SCADA
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Cyber Security
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Test Management
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft