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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 224 223 212
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 21 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 10
Average salary £30,750 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.55% +4.61%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
6066 5649 5489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.78% 95.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5079 4819 4887
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 5 £30,000 -11.76% 3
Dorset -16 5 £34,000 +0.74% 1
Somerset +14 4 £25,000 -44.44%
Wiltshire -2 4 £27,250 -0.90% 2
Devon -10 2 £36,500 +46.00%
Gloucestershire -18 1 - -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (50.85%) Software Testing
3 19 (32.20%) Automated Testing
4 15 (25.42%) .NET
5 14 (23.73%) Degree
5 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
6 13 (22.03%) Manual Testing
6 13 (22.03%) QA
7 12 (20.34%) Finance
7 12 (20.34%) Scrum
8 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
8 10 (16.95%) SQL
9 9 (15.25%) Test Automation
10 8 (13.56%) Mentoring
10 8 (13.56%) C#
10 8 (13.56%) Selenium
11 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
11 7 (11.86%) Performance Testing
12 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
12 6 (10.17%) Web Testing
12 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
12 6 (10.17%) Automation Testing
13 5 (8.47%) Windows
13 5 (8.47%) Regression Testing
13 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
13 5 (8.47%) User Stories
14 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
14 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (6.78%) CAPA

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (3.39%) SAS
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Academy Housing
1 1 (1.69%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) FTP
1 2 (3.39%) iSCSI
1 2 (3.39%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Selenium
2 4 (6.78%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.39%) TestLink
4 2 (3.39%) Gerrit
4 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.39%) JUnit
4 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.39%) Maven
4 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.69%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.69%) JMeter
5 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.69%) Hudson
5 1 (1.69%) Ranorex
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Games
3 2 (3.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.39%) CSS
3 2 (3.39%) REST
4 1 (1.69%) HTML
4 1 (1.69%) SOAP
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.69%) ASIC
4 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (50.85%) Software Testing
3 19 (32.20%) Automated Testing
4 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
5 13 (22.03%) Manual Testing
6 12 (20.34%) Scrum
7 9 (15.25%) Test Automation
8 8 (13.56%) Mentoring
9 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
9 7 (11.86%) Performance Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Web Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Automation Testing
11 5 (8.47%) User Stories
11 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
11 5 (8.47%) Regression Testing
12 4 (6.78%) CAPA
12 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
13 3 (5.08%) Scalability Testing
13 3 (5.08%) Performance Engineering
13 3 (5.08%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) SQL
2 8 (13.56%) C#
3 3 (5.08%) Java
4 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.39%) C
5 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) ISEB
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.03%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Telerik
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Trowbridge
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago