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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 220 185 206
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 22 40 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.75% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.79% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 21 38 18
Average salary £27,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,400 £25,950
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £32,950
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
5745 5066 5160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.12% 95.57% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4845 4317 4581
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £23,500
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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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
Somerset +6 10 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Wiltshire -1 3 £27,000 -1.81%
Bristol -5 3 £28,500 +5.55% 1
Gloucestershire -20 3 £41,500 +38.33% 2
Dorset -24 3 £25,000 -16.66%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 16 (38.10%) .NET
4 13 (30.95%) SQL
5 12 (28.57%) C#
5 12 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 11 (26.19%) QA
7 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
9 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
9 8 (19.05%) Selenium
10 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 7 (16.67%) ISEB
10 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
10 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET
11 6 (14.29%) CSS
11 6 (14.29%) HTML
11 6 (14.29%) Java
11 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
12 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
12 5 (11.90%) WPF
12 5 (11.90%) CAPA
12 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
12 5 (11.90%) Degree
13 4 (9.52%) Windows
13 4 (9.52%) Linux
13 4 (9.52%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (4.76%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.76%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Academy Housing
1 1 (2.38%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Selenium
2 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (4.76%) JMeter
4 2 (4.76%) NeoLoad
5 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.38%) Hudson
5 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (14.29%) CSS
3 6 (14.29%) HTML
4 5 (11.90%) WPF
5 3 (7.14%) Web Services
5 3 (7.14%) XML
6 2 (4.76%) WinForms
6 2 (4.76%) WCF
7 1 (2.38%) LESS
7 1 (2.38%) CSS3
7 1 (2.38%) Backbone.js
7 1 (2.38%) HTML5
7 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.38%) Apache CXF
7 1 (2.38%) jQuery
7 1 (2.38%) Ajax
7 1 (2.38%) Spring
7 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.38%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Economics
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 12 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
6 5 (11.90%) CAPA
6 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
7 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.14%) Test Planning
8 3 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (7.14%) Security Testing
8 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) C#
3 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (4.76%) C++
5 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 7 (16.67%) ISEB
2 5 (11.90%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.38%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.19%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
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