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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 170 120 149
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 67 115 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.15% 1.88% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.96% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 67 110 63
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £40,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
5611 5878 4988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.08% 95.86% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4775 4883 4321
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Bristol -44 19 £31,500 -7.35% 6
Gloucestershire -6 18 £40,000 +5.26% 5
Somerset +11 12 £26,000 -13.33% 1
Dorset +4 6 £32,500 - 3
Wiltshire -23 6 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Devon -3 5 £27,000 -10.00% 1
Cornwall - 1 £35,000 - 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 51 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
1 51 (39.23%) QA
2 36 (27.69%) Java
2 36 (27.69%) SQL
3 32 (24.62%) Software Testing
4 31 (23.85%) C#
5 20 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 19 (14.62%) Selenium
7 18 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (13.08%) Degree
8 17 (13.08%) Finance
8 17 (13.08%) .NET
9 16 (12.31%) Linux
9 16 (12.31%) Penetration Testing
9 16 (12.31%) CAPA
10 15 (11.54%) Test Scripting
10 15 (11.54%) Oracle
11 14 (10.77%) Visual Studio
11 14 (10.77%) Windows
11 14 (10.77%) Security Cleared
12 13 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (10.00%) ISTQB
12 13 (10.00%) Telecoms
13 12 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (9.23%) Test Automation
14 11 (8.46%) Automation Testing
14 11 (8.46%) Security Testing
14 11 (8.46%) Information Security
14 11 (8.46%) HTML
14 11 (8.46%) JavaScript

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (4.62%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.54%) IIS
2 2 (1.54%) CMS
2 2 (1.54%) Drupal
3 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Summit
1 3 (2.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) HTTP
2 4 (3.08%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.08%) Firewall
3 3 (2.31%) Wireless
3 3 (2.31%) SMTP
3 3 (2.31%) Internet
3 3 (2.31%) Network Security
4 2 (1.54%) tcpdump
4 2 (1.54%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.54%) FTP
4 2 (1.54%) LDAP
4 2 (1.54%) LAN
4 2 (1.54%) WAN
5 1 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.77%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (14.62%) Selenium
2 14 (10.77%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.92%) JUnit
4 8 (6.15%) WebDriver
4 8 (6.15%) TestNG
5 6 (4.62%) Maven
5 6 (4.62%) JMeter
6 5 (3.85%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.85%) NeoLoad
6 5 (3.85%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.08%) JIRA
8 2 (1.54%) NUnit
8 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.54%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.54%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.77%) Behat
9 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.77%) Calabash
9 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (13.08%) Finance
2 13 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.38%) Law
4 4 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.08%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.08%) Banking
5 3 (2.31%) Marketing
5 3 (2.31%) Electronics
6 2 (1.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.77%) Games
7 1 (0.77%) Back Office
7 1 (0.77%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.08%) .NET
2 11 (8.46%) HTML
3 10 (7.69%) XML
4 8 (6.15%) CSS
5 6 (4.62%) Java EE
6 5 (3.85%) Spring
6 5 (3.85%) jQuery
6 5 (3.85%) Apache CXF
6 5 (3.85%) HTML5
6 5 (3.85%) CSS3
6 5 (3.85%) Backbone.js
6 5 (3.85%) LESS
6 5 (3.85%) Web Services
7 4 (3.08%) WPF
8 3 (2.31%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.54%) XHTML
10 1 (0.77%) Middleware
10 1 (0.77%) WinForms
10 1 (0.77%) COM
10 1 (0.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.85%) PlayStation
2 5 (3.85%) Xbox
2 5 (3.85%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.31%) DTV
4 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.77%) NHS
5 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.77%) CESG
5 1 (0.77%) Economics
5 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.77%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.31%) Linux
2 14 (10.77%) Windows
3 10 (7.69%) UNIX
4 4 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.31%) CentOS
6 1 (0.77%) Solaris
6 1 (0.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (24.62%) Software Testing
3 20 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 16 (12.31%) CAPA
4 16 (12.31%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 13 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (9.23%) Test Automation
8 11 (8.46%) Automation Testing
8 11 (8.46%) Security Testing
8 11 (8.46%) Information Security
9 10 (7.69%) Scrum
9 10 (7.69%) Cyber Security
9 10 (7.69%) BDD
10 7 (5.38%) Open Source
10 7 (5.38%) Automated Testing
11 6 (4.62%) Unit Testing
12 5 (3.85%) Integration Testing
12 5 (3.85%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.69%) Java
1 36 (27.69%) SQL
2 31 (23.85%) C#
3 11 (8.46%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.15%) VBScript
5 7 (5.38%) Python
6 6 (4.62%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.08%) Ruby
7 4 (3.08%) Perl
8 3 (2.31%) PHP
8 3 (2.31%) VB
9 2 (1.54%) Groovy
10 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (13.08%) Degree
2 14 (10.77%) Security Cleared
3 13 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 11 (8.46%) ISEB
5 9 (6.92%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.62%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.77%) OSCP
8 1 (0.77%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (39.23%) QA
2 3 (2.31%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.31%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.54%) Nmap
Vendors
1 15 (11.54%) Oracle
2 10 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.15%) VMware
4 4 (3.08%) SAP
5 3 (2.31%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.54%) McAfee
6 2 (1.54%) Qualys
7 1 (0.77%) Splunk
7 1 (0.77%) HP
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