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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 192 217 211
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 41 26 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.78% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.46% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 41 26 32
Median salary £34,000 £25,000 £30,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.00% -17.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,500 £36,800
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
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
5096 5667 5930
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.29% 97.09% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4325 4758 4931
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +8 13 £35,000 +33.33% 3
Somerset -6 11 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Bristol +8 9 £32,500 -0.76%
Devon - 6 £30,000 -
Dorset +13 2 £31,250 -0.79%
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 27 (45.76%) Selenium
2 23 (38.98%) Software Testing
2 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (38.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
4 20 (33.90%) Automated Testing
5 19 (32.20%) QA
5 19 (32.20%) User Stories
6 18 (30.51%) ISTQB
6 18 (30.51%) ISEB
7 17 (28.81%) SQL
8 16 (27.12%) Cucumber
9 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
10 14 (23.73%) Scrum
10 14 (23.73%) Python
11 13 (22.03%) Manual Testing
11 13 (22.03%) Waterfall
12 12 (20.34%) Functional Testing
12 12 (20.34%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (20.34%) Linux
13 11 (18.64%) Windows
13 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
13 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
14 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
15 9 (15.25%) SDLC
16 8 (13.56%) User Experience
16 8 (13.56%) SoapUI
16 8 (13.56%) JIRA
16 8 (13.56%) Marketing
17 7 (11.86%) Penetration Testing

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 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) LAN
1 7 (11.86%) WAN
2 2 (3.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (45.76%) Selenium
2 23 (38.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (27.12%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.56%) JIRA
4 8 (13.56%) SoapUI
5 7 (11.86%) LoadRunner
6 6 (10.17%) JUnit
6 6 (10.17%) Selenium IDE
6 6 (10.17%) SpecFlow
7 4 (6.78%) TestNG
8 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.39%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (13.56%) Marketing
2 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.17%) Finance
4 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.39%) Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Electronics
5 2 (3.39%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) JDBC
1 6 (10.17%) XML
2 4 (6.78%) REST
2 4 (6.78%) SOAP
2 4 (6.78%) Web Services
3 2 (3.39%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) User Experience
2 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.47%) Digital Media
2 5 (8.47%) Raspberry Pi
3 4 (6.78%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Linux
2 11 (18.64%) Windows
3 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (38.98%) Software Testing
2 20 (33.90%) Automated Testing
3 19 (32.20%) User Stories
4 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
5 14 (23.73%) Scrum
6 13 (22.03%) Manual Testing
6 13 (22.03%) Waterfall
7 12 (20.34%) Functional Testing
7 12 (20.34%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (15.25%) SDLC
9 7 (11.86%) ITIL
9 7 (11.86%) ITIL V3
9 7 (11.86%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Regression Testing
9 7 (11.86%) System Testing
9 7 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Data Protection
10 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
10 6 (10.17%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) SQL
2 14 (23.73%) Python
3 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.86%) C#
4 7 (11.86%) C++
4 7 (11.86%) Java
5 6 (10.17%) Ruby
6 5 (8.47%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) ISEB
1 18 (30.51%) ISTQB
2 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
2 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.86%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.39%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.20%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (6.78%) Puppet
2 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Telerik
3 2 (3.39%) HP
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) SAP
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