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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 221 190 187
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 29 46 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.75% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.78% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 29 46 29
Average salary £26,000 £30,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -10.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £38,250 £37,600
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +4.91%
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
5628 5880 4993
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.06% 95.95% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4789 4881 4334
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £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%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 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 +17 11 £26,000 -13.33% 1
Wiltshire -9 5 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Dorset +8 4 £32,000 -1.53% 2
Bristol -45 4 £23,500 -30.88% 1
Gloucestershire -8 3 £26,500 -21.48%
Devon - 2 £28,750 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 29 (51.79%) Software Testing
2 24 (42.86%) SQL
3 23 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (33.93%) QA
4 19 (33.93%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (28.57%) CAPA
5 16 (28.57%) C#
6 12 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 10 (17.86%) Selenium
7 10 (17.86%) Java
7 10 (17.86%) .NET
7 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio
7 10 (17.86%) Telecoms
8 8 (14.29%) XML
8 8 (14.29%) Degree
9 7 (12.50%) Oracle
9 7 (12.50%) Law
10 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
10 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
10 6 (10.71%) ISEB
10 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
10 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
11 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
11 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
11 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
11 5 (8.93%) Automated Testing
11 5 (8.93%) WPF
11 5 (8.93%) Digital Media
11 5 (8.93%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 3 (5.36%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) Drupal
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
1 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Selenium
1 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.36%) JIRA
3 2 (3.57%) JMeter
3 2 (3.57%) NeoLoad
3 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.79%) Behat
4 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.79%) JUnit
4 1 (1.79%) Maven
General
1 10 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.50%) Law
3 4 (7.14%) Aerospace
4 3 (5.36%) Finance
5 2 (3.57%) Advertising
5 2 (3.57%) Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Back Office
6 1 (1.79%) Games
6 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 8 (14.29%) XML
3 5 (8.93%) WPF
4 4 (7.14%) CSS
4 4 (7.14%) HTML
5 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.57%) WinForms
6 2 (3.57%) Web Services
6 2 (3.57%) WCF
6 2 (3.57%) Java EE
7 1 (1.79%) HTML5
7 1 (1.79%) CSS3
7 1 (1.79%) LESS
7 1 (1.79%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.79%) jQuery
7 1 (1.79%) Apache CXF
7 1 (1.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Economics
4 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.79%) Physics
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) UNIX
2 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.57%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (51.79%) Software Testing
2 23 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (28.57%) CAPA
4 12 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
5 5 (8.93%) Automated Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Automation Testing
5 5 (8.93%) UML
5 5 (8.93%) Scrum
6 3 (5.36%) BDD
6 3 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (5.36%) Security Testing
7 2 (3.57%) OOP
7 2 (3.57%) OO
7 2 (3.57%) Performance Testing
7 2 (3.57%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.57%) Product Management
8 1 (1.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) SQL
2 16 (28.57%) C#
3 10 (17.86%) Java
4 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.36%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.36%) VB
6 1 (1.79%) Python
6 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Degree
2 6 (10.71%) ISEB
2 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.93%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) ISO 14001
2 2 (3.57%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
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