The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 159 131 165
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 82 101 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.38% 1.65% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.73% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 82 95 54
Average salary £36,250 £32,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,375
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
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
5715 5829 4833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.20% 95.26% 95.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4849 4820 4167
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the South West region.

Tester Salary Trend in the South West

Tester
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in the South West

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 Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Gloucestershire +7 30 £40,000 +5.26% 4
Bristol -42 25 £41,500 +22.05% 6
Somerset 0 10 £29,750 -0.83%
Wiltshire +1 7 £32,500 -18.75%
Devon +2 5 £27,000 +35.00% 1
Dorset -7 5 £32,500 - 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 50 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
1 50 (34.72%) QA
2 42 (29.17%) Software Testing
3 38 (26.39%) Java
4 30 (20.83%) SQL
5 27 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 26 (18.06%) C#
7 21 (14.58%) Finance
7 21 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (13.19%) CAPA
8 19 (13.19%) Linux
9 18 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (12.50%) ISTQB
10 17 (11.81%) Selenium
10 17 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (11.81%) ISEB
10 17 (11.81%) Test Automation
10 17 (11.81%) BDD
11 16 (11.11%) Degree
12 15 (10.42%) Telecoms
12 15 (10.42%) .NET
12 15 (10.42%) Oracle
13 14 (9.72%) Manual Testing
13 14 (9.72%) Cyber Security
14 13 (9.03%) Security Cleared
14 13 (9.03%) Information Security
14 13 (9.03%) Windows
15 12 (8.33%) JUnit
15 12 (8.33%) Scrum
15 12 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.39%) CMS
2 2 (1.39%) Drupal
3 1 (0.69%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.78%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.17%) HTTP
2 5 (3.47%) Wireless
3 4 (2.78%) Internet
4 3 (2.08%) Firewall
4 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.08%) SMTP
5 2 (1.39%) FTP
5 2 (1.39%) LDAP
5 2 (1.39%) LAN
5 2 (1.39%) WAN
5 2 (1.39%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.39%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.69%) DNS
6 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.86%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (11.81%) Selenium
2 12 (8.33%) JUnit
3 11 (7.64%) Maven
4 10 (6.94%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.86%) TestNG
5 7 (4.86%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.17%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.17%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.47%) JMeter
8 4 (2.78%) NeoLoad
9 3 (2.08%) JIRA
10 2 (1.39%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.39%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.69%) Behat
11 1 (0.69%) MSTest
11 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 21 (14.58%) Finance
2 15 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.86%) Law
4 6 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.47%) Electronics
5 5 (3.47%) Marketing
6 4 (2.78%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.78%) Banking
7 2 (1.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.69%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.42%) .NET
2 9 (6.25%) XML
3 7 (4.86%) Java EE
4 6 (4.17%) HTML
5 5 (3.47%) Web Services
6 3 (2.08%) CSS
6 3 (2.08%) jQuery
6 3 (2.08%) Apache CXF
6 3 (2.08%) HTML5
6 3 (2.08%) CSS3
6 3 (2.08%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.08%) LESS
6 3 (2.08%) Spring
7 2 (1.39%) SOAP
7 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.39%) XHTML
8 1 (0.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.17%) PlayStation
2 6 (4.17%) Xbox
3 5 (3.47%) Digital Media
3 5 (3.47%) DTV
4 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.69%) CESG
4 1 (0.69%) Tandem
4 1 (0.69%) SCADA
4 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.69%) Physics
4 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.69%) NHS
4 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.19%) Linux
2 13 (9.03%) Windows
3 8 (5.56%) UNIX
4 4 (2.78%) CentOS
5 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (29.17%) Software Testing
3 27 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 19 (13.19%) CAPA
5 18 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (11.81%) Test Automation
6 17 (11.81%) BDD
7 14 (9.72%) Cyber Security
7 14 (9.72%) Manual Testing
8 13 (9.03%) Information Security
9 12 (8.33%) Scrum
9 12 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (7.64%) TDD
11 9 (6.25%) Automation Testing
12 8 (5.56%) Unit Testing
12 8 (5.56%) Automated Testing
12 8 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (4.86%) Integration Testing
13 7 (4.86%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.39%) Java
2 30 (20.83%) SQL
3 26 (18.06%) C#
4 8 (5.56%) VBScript
4 8 (5.56%) C
4 8 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.17%) Ruby
5 6 (4.17%) Python
6 5 (3.47%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.78%) Perl
7 4 (2.78%) PHP
8 3 (2.08%) C++
8 3 (2.08%) Tcl
8 3 (2.08%) VB
8 3 (2.08%) Groovy
9 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 17 (11.81%) ISEB
3 16 (11.11%) Degree
4 13 (9.03%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.69%) OSCP
7 1 (0.69%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (34.72%) QA
2 5 (3.47%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.78%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (10.42%) Oracle
2 9 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.56%) VMware
4 6 (4.17%) SAP
5 4 (2.78%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.69%) Splunk
6 1 (0.69%) HP
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