The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 178 184 205
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 49 27 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.52% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.55% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 49 27 10
Average salary £30,000 £33,500 £22,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% +47.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,700 £20,350
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £34,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
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
5900 4912 5429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.16% 94.92% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4875 4224 4806
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
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%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 August 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 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 +22 32 £33,250 -2.20% 4
Somerset -16 9 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Wiltshire -2 4 £30,000 -6.25%
Dorset -6 2 £28,750 +43.75% 2
Gloucestershire -11 2 £33,750 +11.57%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 46 (58.23%) Software Testing
2 30 (37.97%) Automated Testing
3 25 (31.65%) QA
4 24 (30.38%) Scrum
5 20 (25.32%) Degree
6 18 (22.78%) Test Scripting
7 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (20.25%) Test Strategy
9 15 (18.99%) .NET
10 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
11 13 (16.46%) C#
11 13 (16.46%) Performance Testing
12 11 (13.92%) Windows
12 11 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (12.66%) Test Automation
13 10 (12.66%) Finance
14 9 (11.39%) Regression Testing
14 9 (11.39%) Web Testing
15 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
16 7 (8.86%) ISEB
16 7 (8.86%) Test Management
16 7 (8.86%) Selenium
16 7 (8.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (7.59%) Functional Testing
17 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
17 6 (7.59%) Scalability Testing
17 6 (7.59%) CAPA
17 6 (7.59%) UML
17 6 (7.59%) C
17 6 (7.59%) Telerik

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.27%) SAS
1 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Academy Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) FTP
1 1 (1.27%) iSCSI
1 1 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.86%) Selenium
3 5 (6.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.06%) SoapUI
4 4 (5.06%) MSBuild
4 4 (5.06%) JMeter
5 3 (3.80%) FitNesse
5 3 (3.80%) Ranorex
5 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.53%) TestNG
6 2 (2.53%) JUnit
6 2 (2.53%) Maven
6 2 (2.53%) NUnit
7 1 (1.27%) Subversion
7 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.27%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.27%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Legal
3 3 (3.80%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Law
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.99%) .NET
2 4 (5.06%) COM
3 2 (2.53%) REST
4 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.27%) SOAP
4 1 (1.27%) Web Services
4 1 (1.27%) XML
4 1 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.80%) Social Network
2 3 (3.80%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) Windows
2 3 (3.80%) UNIX
2 3 (3.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (58.23%) Software Testing
2 30 (37.97%) Automated Testing
3 24 (30.38%) Scrum
4 18 (22.78%) Test Scripting
5 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (20.25%) Test Strategy
7 13 (16.46%) Performance Testing
8 10 (12.66%) Test Automation
9 9 (11.39%) Regression Testing
9 9 (11.39%) Web Testing
10 7 (8.86%) Test Management
11 6 (7.59%) Functional Testing
11 6 (7.59%) Scalability Testing
11 6 (7.59%) CAPA
11 6 (7.59%) UML
12 5 (6.33%) Data Security
12 5 (6.33%) User Stories
12 5 (6.33%) Change Control
13 4 (5.06%) Automation Testing
14 3 (3.80%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) C#
2 6 (7.59%) C
3 5 (6.33%) SQL
4 4 (5.06%) VB
4 4 (5.06%) VB.NET
4 4 (5.06%) C++
4 4 (5.06%) VB6
5 3 (3.80%) Python
5 3 (3.80%) Java
5 3 (3.80%) Perl
5 3 (3.80%) PHP
5 3 (3.80%) Ruby
6 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (25.32%) Degree
2 7 (8.86%) ISEB
2 7 (8.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (31.65%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) Telerik
3 1 (1.27%) Compuware
3 1 (1.27%) HP
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle
3 1 (1.27%) IBM
3 1 (1.27%) Empirix
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, 23days
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Invatech Health
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago