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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Tester
Rank 227 201 196
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 11 26 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.44% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.46% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7 23 14
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,400 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
5418 5675 5126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.66% 95.62% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4553 4725 4522
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 29 May 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
Somerset +20 4 - -
Gloucestershire -5 3 £45,000 -30.76%
Wiltshire -6 2 £40,000 -
Bristol -23 2 £37,500 -2.59%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (46.15%) Java
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
1 6 (46.15%) Manual Testing
2 4 (30.77%) jQuery
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (30.77%) CSS3
2 4 (30.77%) Backbone.js
2 4 (30.77%) LESS
2 4 (30.77%) Apache CXF
2 4 (30.77%) HTML5
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) CSS
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Spring
2 4 (30.77%) Project Planning
2 4 (30.77%) Java EE
3 3 (23.08%) QA
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
4 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Android
4 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Calabash
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (15.38%) NeoLoad

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (15.38%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Calabash
1 2 (15.38%) NeoLoad
1 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
1 2 (15.38%) JMeter
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) jQuery
1 4 (30.77%) CSS3
1 4 (30.77%) Backbone.js
1 4 (30.77%) LESS
1 4 (30.77%) Apache CXF
1 4 (30.77%) HTML5
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
1 4 (30.77%) CSS
1 4 (30.77%) Spring
1 4 (30.77%) Java EE
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Android
1 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Manual Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Project Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft