The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 213 202 234
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 23 46 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.79% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.82% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22 33 19
Median salary £38,000 £31,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.63% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £24,050
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,100
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Software 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
4980 5637 6405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.21% 96.84% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4196 4779 5348
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,648 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the South West region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in the South West

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in the South West

Software Tester
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -3 11 £40,000 +6.66%
Bristol +11 5 £30,000 -4.76% 6
Somerset 0 5 £32,500 +18.18%
Dorset +6 1 £25,000 -26.47%
Devon -17 1 £32,000 +16.36%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 28 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (39.44%) ISEB
1 28 (39.44%) Selenium
2 25 (35.21%) Automated Testing
3 24 (33.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (28.17%) Linux
4 20 (28.17%) C#
5 19 (26.76%) Java
6 18 (25.35%) Software Testing
6 18 (25.35%) QA
7 17 (23.94%) SQL
8 15 (21.13%) Scrum
8 15 (21.13%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (19.72%) Telecoms
9 14 (19.72%) C++
10 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
10 13 (18.31%) Performance Testing
11 12 (16.90%) Manual Testing
11 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
11 12 (16.90%) DV Cleared
11 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
11 12 (16.90%) LoadRunner
11 12 (16.90%) Shell Script
11 12 (16.90%) Unix
11 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
12 11 (15.49%) HP
13 10 (14.08%) Python
13 10 (14.08%) Finance
13 10 (14.08%) Regression Testing
13 10 (14.08%) Degree

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) LAN
1 7 (9.86%) WAN
2 6 (8.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (39.44%) Selenium
2 24 (33.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (16.90%) LoadRunner
4 9 (12.68%) Cucumber
5 8 (11.27%) JIRA
6 6 (8.45%) SoapUI
6 6 (8.45%) Zephyr
7 5 (7.04%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
9 3 (4.23%) Jasmine
9 3 (4.23%) JUnit
9 3 (4.23%) Protractor
9 3 (4.23%) TestNG
10 2 (2.82%) NUnit
10 2 (2.82%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.41%) MSTest
11 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (19.72%) Telecoms
2 10 (14.08%) Finance
3 7 (9.86%) Marketing
4 6 (8.45%) Electronics
4 6 (8.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) .NET
2 6 (8.45%) Gherkin
2 6 (8.45%) REST
2 6 (8.45%) SOAP
2 6 (8.45%) Web Services
2 6 (8.45%) XML
3 4 (5.63%) CSS
3 4 (5.63%) HTML
4 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) User Experience
2 7 (9.86%) Digital Media
3 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.17%) Linux
2 12 (16.90%) Unix
3 9 (12.68%) Windows
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.21%) Automated Testing
3 18 (25.35%) Software Testing
4 15 (21.13%) Scrum
4 15 (21.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (18.31%) Performance Testing
6 12 (16.90%) Manual Testing
7 10 (14.08%) Regression Testing
8 9 (12.68%) SDLC
8 9 (12.68%) Test Scripting
9 8 (11.27%) BDD
9 8 (11.27%) Integration Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Kanban
9 8 (11.27%) Unit Testing
10 7 (9.86%) Automation Testing
10 7 (9.86%) ITIL
10 7 (9.86%) ITIL V3
10 7 (9.86%) Test Automation
10 7 (9.86%) Waterfall
11 6 (8.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) C#
2 19 (26.76%) Java
3 17 (23.94%) SQL
4 14 (19.72%) C++
5 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
5 12 (16.90%) Shell Script
6 10 (14.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (39.44%) ISEB
2 12 (16.90%) DV Cleared
2 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
2 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
3 10 (14.08%) Degree
4 9 (12.68%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.35%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) ISO 14001
2 3 (4.23%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.49%) HP
3 6 (8.45%) SAP
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle
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