The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 184 181 201
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 47 30 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.77% 0.58% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.61% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 47 30 14
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 £21,500 £26,925 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £38,200 £37,550 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5860 4943 5362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.56% 95.02% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4877 4267 4737
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 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
England

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 1 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 1 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 +14 28 £32,000 -5.88% 3
Somerset -13 10 £30,000 -21.05% 1
Wiltshire +1 6 £30,000 -7.69%
Gloucestershire -15 2 £33,750 +11.57%
Dorset -4 1 £32,500 +62.50% 1
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 39 (52.70%) Software Testing
2 25 (33.78%) Automated Testing
2 25 (33.78%) QA
3 23 (31.08%) Scrum
4 15 (20.27%) Performance Testing
5 14 (18.92%) Degree
5 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (18.92%) Test Scripting
5 14 (18.92%) Test Strategy
6 13 (17.57%) .NET
7 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
8 11 (14.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (13.51%) Regression Testing
9 10 (13.51%) C#
10 9 (12.16%) ISEB
10 9 (12.16%) Selenium
11 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
11 8 (10.81%) Web Testing
11 8 (10.81%) Finance
11 8 (10.81%) Windows
12 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
12 7 (9.46%) Test Management
13 6 (8.11%) Telerik
13 6 (8.11%) SoapUI
13 6 (8.11%) UML
13 6 (8.11%) JMeter
13 6 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (6.76%) Data Security
14 5 (6.76%) Change Control
14 5 (6.76%) User Stories

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (1.35%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Academy Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (14.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (12.16%) Selenium
3 6 (8.11%) SoapUI
3 6 (8.11%) JMeter
4 5 (6.76%) FitNesse
5 4 (5.41%) MSBuild
5 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.05%) Ranorex
6 3 (4.05%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.70%) Subversion
7 2 (2.70%) NUnit
7 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.70%) TestNG
7 2 (2.70%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.35%) JUnit
8 1 (1.35%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.35%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Legal
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Back Office
4 1 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Advertising
4 1 (1.35%) Games
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) .NET
2 4 (5.41%) COM
3 3 (4.05%) SOAP
3 3 (4.05%) Web Services
4 1 (1.35%) XML
4 1 (1.35%) LAMP
4 1 (1.35%) Middleware
4 1 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.05%) Digital Media
2 3 (4.05%) Social Network
3 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.35%) Open Source
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Windows
2 4 (5.41%) UNIX
3 3 (4.05%) Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Android
4 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (52.70%) Software Testing
2 25 (33.78%) Automated Testing
3 23 (31.08%) Scrum
4 15 (20.27%) Performance Testing
5 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (18.92%) Test Scripting
5 14 (18.92%) Test Strategy
6 10 (13.51%) Regression Testing
7 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
7 8 (10.81%) Web Testing
8 7 (9.46%) Test Management
9 6 (8.11%) UML
10 5 (6.76%) Data Security
10 5 (6.76%) Change Control
10 5 (6.76%) User Stories
11 4 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (5.41%) Scalability Testing
11 4 (5.41%) Functional Testing
11 4 (5.41%) CAPA
11 4 (5.41%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) C#
2 4 (5.41%) VB6
2 4 (5.41%) C
2 4 (5.41%) C++
2 4 (5.41%) Java
2 4 (5.41%) PHP
2 4 (5.41%) VB
2 4 (5.41%) VB.NET
3 3 (4.05%) SQL
3 3 (4.05%) Perl
3 3 (4.05%) Python
3 3 (4.05%) Ruby
4 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) Degree
2 9 (12.16%) ISEB
3 6 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (33.78%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) Telerik
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (1.35%) IBM
4 1 (1.35%) Compuware
4 1 (1.35%) HP
4 1 (1.35%) Empirix
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