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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 195 197 210
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 39 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.38% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.40% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 39 19 9
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +38.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £35,000 £31,700
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.37%
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
5847 4795 5559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.12% 94.97% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4875 4145 4927
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +5 27 £32,500 -4.41% 4
Somerset -13 8 £30,000 -11.11%
Dorset 0 2 £25,000 +25.00%
Wiltshire -11 2 £31,250 -2.34%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 34 (43.04%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (39.24%) Automated Testing
4 24 (30.38%) Scrum
5 23 (29.11%) QA
6 20 (25.32%) Degree
7 16 (20.25%) Test Scripting
8 15 (18.99%) .NET
9 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
9 14 (17.72%) Performance Testing
9 14 (17.72%) Test Strategy
10 13 (16.46%) C#
11 12 (15.19%) Manual Testing
12 11 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (13.92%) Windows
13 9 (11.39%) Regression Testing
13 9 (11.39%) Finance
13 9 (11.39%) Test Automation
13 9 (11.39%) Web Testing
14 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
15 7 (8.86%) Selenium
15 7 (8.86%) CAPA
15 7 (8.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (8.86%) Mentoring
16 6 (7.59%) Functional Testing
16 6 (7.59%) Test Management
16 6 (7.59%) Scalability Testing
16 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
16 6 (7.59%) UML
16 6 (7.59%) C

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 2 (2.53%) SAS
2 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 2 (2.53%) FTP
1 2 (2.53%) iSCSI
1 2 (2.53%) 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
5 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.80%) Ranorex
5 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.80%) JUnit
5 3 (3.80%) Maven
5 3 (3.80%) JMeter
5 3 (3.80%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.53%) TestNG
6 2 (2.53%) NUnit
6 2 (2.53%) Gerrit
6 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.27%) Subversion
7 1 (1.27%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Legal
3 3 (3.80%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.99%) .NET
2 4 (5.06%) COM
3 3 (3.80%) 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
4 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) Windows
2 3 (3.80%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (58.23%) Software Testing
2 34 (43.04%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (39.24%) Automated Testing
4 24 (30.38%) Scrum
5 16 (20.25%) Test Scripting
6 14 (17.72%) Test Strategy
6 14 (17.72%) Performance Testing
7 12 (15.19%) Manual Testing
8 9 (11.39%) Test Automation
8 9 (11.39%) Web Testing
8 9 (11.39%) Regression Testing
9 7 (8.86%) Mentoring
9 7 (8.86%) CAPA
10 6 (7.59%) Functional Testing
10 6 (7.59%) UML
10 6 (7.59%) Test Management
10 6 (7.59%) Scalability Testing
11 5 (6.33%) Data Security
11 5 (6.33%) User Stories
11 5 (6.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) C#
2 6 (7.59%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) C
3 4 (5.06%) VB6
3 4 (5.06%) VB
3 4 (5.06%) VB.NET
3 4 (5.06%) C++
3 4 (5.06%) Java
4 2 (2.53%) Perl
4 2 (2.53%) PHP
4 2 (2.53%) Python
4 2 (2.53%) Ruby
4 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (25.32%) Degree
2 7 (8.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.33%) ISEB
4 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (29.11%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) Telerik
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle
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