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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
England / South West
Rank 215 225 226
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 12 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 17
Median salary £40,000 £34,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +7.93%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
4791 5428 5927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.65% 97.24% 97.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3993 4617 5042
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,294 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Somerset +6 5 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Gloucestershire -16 5 £40,000 -
Bristol +4 2 £32,250 +7.50% 5
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (39.29%) Selenium
3 19 (33.93%) ISEB
4 18 (32.14%) Automated Testing
4 18 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 16 (28.57%) C#
5 16 (28.57%) SQL
6 15 (26.79%) Java
7 13 (23.21%) Regression Testing
7 13 (23.21%) Linux
8 12 (21.43%) Scrum
8 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 10 (17.86%) HP
9 10 (17.86%) C++
10 9 (16.07%) Finance
10 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
10 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
10 9 (16.07%) Degree
10 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
11 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 8 (14.29%) DV Cleared
11 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
11 8 (14.29%) JIRA
11 8 (14.29%) ISTQB
11 8 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 8 (14.29%) Integration Testing
11 8 (14.29%) LoadRunner

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 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) SSH
2 3 (5.36%) LAN
2 3 (5.36%) WAN
3 2 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (39.29%) Selenium
2 18 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (14.29%) JIRA
3 8 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 7 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 6 (10.71%) Selenium IDE
6 5 (8.93%) Cucumber
6 5 (8.93%) Zephyr
7 3 (5.36%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.57%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.57%) JUnit
8 2 (3.57%) NUnit
8 2 (3.57%) Protractor
8 2 (3.57%) TestNG
8 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.79%) MSTest
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.93%) Electronics
3 5 (8.93%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.93%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) Web Services
2 7 (12.50%) .NET
3 5 (8.93%) Gherkin
3 5 (8.93%) REST
3 5 (8.93%) SOAP
4 3 (5.36%) CSS
4 3 (5.36%) HTML
5 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.57%) XML
6 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.14%) User Experience
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Linux
2 8 (14.29%) Unix
3 4 (7.14%) Windows
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.14%) Automated Testing
3 16 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 13 (23.21%) Regression Testing
5 12 (21.43%) Scrum
5 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
6 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
7 8 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 7 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 7 (12.50%) BDD
8 7 (12.50%) Kanban
8 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 7 (12.50%) Smoke Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Case Management
9 6 (10.71%) Project Management
9 6 (10.71%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) C#
1 16 (28.57%) SQL
2 15 (26.79%) Java
3 10 (17.86%) C++
4 8 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (33.93%) ISEB
2 9 (16.07%) Degree
2 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
3 8 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 8 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) ISO 14001
2 3 (5.36%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) HP
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) SAP
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle
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