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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 191 217 197
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 48 31 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.88% 0.53% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.55% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 48 31 45
Median salary £33,250 £26,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.47% -11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £23,500 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,500 £38,300
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -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
5277 5649 5971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.22% 96.91% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4460 4809 4946
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 £23,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,648
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +13 15 £40,000 +50.94% 3
Bristol +26 13 £32,500 +38.29%
Somerset -7 12 £40,000 +53.84% 1
Devon +7 5 £30,000 +9.09%
Dorset +13 3 £30,000 -6.25% 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (42.53%) Selenium
2 32 (36.78%) QA
2 32 (36.78%) ISEB
3 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (35.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (34.48%) Automated Testing
5 29 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 27 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 23 (26.44%) Linux
8 22 (25.29%) Python
8 22 (25.29%) SQL
8 22 (25.29%) ISTQB
8 22 (25.29%) Cucumber
8 22 (25.29%) User Stories
9 20 (22.99%) Manual Testing
9 20 (22.99%) JavaScript
10 19 (21.84%) Scrum
11 17 (19.54%) SC Cleared
11 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
11 17 (19.54%) Test Scripting
12 16 (18.39%) Telecoms
12 16 (18.39%) Windows
12 16 (18.39%) SDLC
13 15 (17.24%) C#
13 15 (17.24%) Java
14 13 (14.94%) ITIL
14 13 (14.94%) DV Cleared
14 13 (14.94%) Waterfall
14 13 (14.94%) Non-Functional Testing
15 12 (13.79%) User Experience

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 (1.15%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) LAN
1 12 (13.79%) WAN
2 5 (5.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (42.53%) Selenium
2 31 (35.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (25.29%) Cucumber
4 12 (13.79%) LoadRunner
5 10 (11.49%) JIRA
6 8 (9.20%) JUnit
7 7 (8.05%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.90%) Selenium IDE
8 6 (6.90%) TestNG
9 5 (5.75%) Git (software)
9 5 (5.75%) SpecFlow
9 5 (5.75%) Zephyr
10 3 (3.45%) Jasmine
10 3 (3.45%) Protractor
10 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (18.39%) Telecoms
2 12 (13.79%) Marketing
3 9 (10.34%) Finance
4 6 (6.90%) Manufacturing
5 5 (5.75%) Electronics
6 2 (2.30%) Banking
6 2 (2.30%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) XML
2 6 (6.90%) .NET
2 6 (6.90%) REST
2 6 (6.90%) SOAP
2 6 (6.90%) Web Services
3 5 (5.75%) Gherkin
3 5 (5.75%) JDBC
4 3 (3.45%) CSS
4 3 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) User Experience
2 11 (12.64%) Digital Media
3 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.90%) Raspberry Pi
4 4 (4.60%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.44%) Linux
2 16 (18.39%) Windows
3 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (8.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.48%) Automated Testing
3 29 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 22 (25.29%) User Stories
5 20 (22.99%) Manual Testing
6 19 (21.84%) Scrum
7 17 (19.54%) Test Scripting
8 16 (18.39%) SDLC
9 13 (14.94%) ITIL
9 13 (14.94%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (14.94%) Waterfall
10 12 (13.79%) ITIL V3
10 12 (13.79%) Regression Testing
10 12 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (12.64%) Unit Testing
12 10 (11.49%) Functional Testing
12 10 (11.49%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (11.49%) Performance Testing
12 10 (11.49%) Usability Testing
13 8 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.29%) Python
1 22 (25.29%) SQL
2 20 (22.99%) JavaScript
3 15 (17.24%) C#
3 15 (17.24%) Java
4 12 (13.79%) C++
5 7 (8.05%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.75%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.75%) Ruby
7 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (36.78%) ISEB
2 22 (25.29%) ISTQB
3 17 (19.54%) SC Cleared
3 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
4 13 (14.94%) DV Cleared
5 6 (6.90%) Degree
6 4 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (36.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.75%) Puppet
2 2 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.15%) SCCM
3 1 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.75%) HP
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle
2 5 (5.75%) SAP
3 3 (3.45%) Telerik
4 1 (1.15%) VMware
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