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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 194 218 190
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 50 32 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.54% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.56% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 50 32 50
Median salary £34,500 £26,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.97% -10.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,150 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
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
5407 5741 6029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.74% 97.16% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4566 4843 4970
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 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +9 16 £40,000 +20.30% 3
Bristol +17 14 £32,250 +37.23% 2
Somerset -3 13 £40,000 +50.94% 1
Devon +5 4 £31,750 +20.95%
Dorset +13 3 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 37 (41.57%) ISEB
2 36 (40.45%) Selenium
3 32 (35.96%) Automated Testing
4 29 (32.58%) QA
5 28 (31.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (31.46%) Linux
5 28 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
6 25 (28.09%) Software Testing
7 24 (26.97%) SQL
8 23 (25.84%) Python
9 21 (23.60%) JavaScript
9 21 (23.60%) Cucumber
10 20 (22.47%) Manual Testing
10 20 (22.47%) Telecoms
11 19 (21.35%) ISTQB
12 18 (20.22%) Java
12 18 (20.22%) Windows
13 17 (19.10%) C#
14 16 (17.98%) Scrum
14 16 (17.98%) SDLC
15 15 (16.85%) User Stories
15 15 (16.85%) Marketing
15 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
15 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
16 14 (15.73%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (15.73%) C++
17 13 (14.61%) User Experience
17 13 (14.61%) ITIL
17 13 (14.61%) DV Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (8.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.48%) LAN
1 12 (13.48%) WAN
2 8 (8.99%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (40.45%) Selenium
2 28 (31.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (23.60%) Cucumber
4 12 (13.48%) LoadRunner
5 11 (12.36%) JIRA
6 8 (8.99%) Zephyr
7 6 (6.74%) Git (software)
7 6 (6.74%) JUnit
7 6 (6.74%) SoapUI
8 5 (5.62%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (4.49%) TestNG
10 3 (3.37%) Jasmine
10 3 (3.37%) Protractor
10 3 (3.37%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.25%) NUnit
12 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (22.47%) Telecoms
2 15 (16.85%) Marketing
3 9 (10.11%) Finance
3 9 (10.11%) Manufacturing
4 8 (8.99%) Electronics
5 2 (2.25%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) XML
2 9 (10.11%) REST
2 9 (10.11%) SOAP
2 9 (10.11%) Web Services
3 8 (8.99%) Gherkin
4 6 (6.74%) .NET
5 3 (3.37%) CSS
5 3 (3.37%) HTML
5 3 (3.37%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) User Experience
2 12 (13.48%) Digital Media
3 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.74%) Raspberry Pi
4 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.46%) Linux
2 18 (20.22%) Windows
3 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (10.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.96%) Automated Testing
2 28 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.09%) Software Testing
4 20 (22.47%) Manual Testing
5 16 (17.98%) Scrum
5 16 (17.98%) SDLC
6 15 (16.85%) User Stories
7 14 (15.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (14.61%) ITIL
9 12 (13.48%) ITIL V3
9 12 (13.48%) Unit Testing
10 11 (12.36%) Performance Testing
10 11 (12.36%) Usability Testing
11 10 (11.24%) BDD
11 10 (11.24%) Kanban
11 10 (11.24%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (11.24%) Test Scripting
12 9 (10.11%) Regression Testing
13 8 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (8.99%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.97%) SQL
2 23 (25.84%) Python
3 21 (23.60%) JavaScript
4 18 (20.22%) Java
5 17 (19.10%) C#
6 14 (15.73%) C++
7 9 (10.11%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.37%) Ruby
10 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (41.57%) ISEB
2 19 (21.35%) ISTQB
3 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
3 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
4 13 (14.61%) DV Cleared
5 8 (8.99%) Degree
6 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (32.58%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.62%) Puppet
2 1 (1.12%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.99%) HP
2 8 (8.99%) SAP
3 5 (5.62%) Oracle
4 1 (1.12%) VMware
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