The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 157 188 137
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 84 60 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.57% 1.03% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.06% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 82 55 105
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £22,200 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
5187 5674 5767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.21% 97.11% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4395 4766 4815
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 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 28 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Bristol +11 26 £37,500 +21.95% 6
Gloucestershire +13 25 £38,500 -14.44% 11
Somerset -9 16 £37,500 +50.00% 3
Dorset +17 6 £32,500 +4.00% 3
Devon +8 6 £30,000 +29.03%
Wiltshire +9 4 £47,500 +18.75%
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 51 (37.23%) Selenium
2 47 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (27.01%) QA
4 34 (24.82%) Penetration Testing
4 34 (24.82%) SQL
5 31 (22.63%) Software Testing
5 31 (22.63%) Finance
6 29 (21.17%) Microsoft
7 28 (20.44%) ISEB
7 28 (20.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (19.71%) Test Scripting
8 27 (19.71%) Automated Testing
9 26 (18.98%) Windows
9 26 (18.98%) Linux
10 25 (18.25%) ISTQB
10 25 (18.25%) Cucumber
11 24 (17.52%) Scrum
11 24 (17.52%) Java
12 23 (16.79%) Information Security
13 22 (16.06%) User Stories
14 21 (15.33%) Non-Functional Testing
15 20 (14.60%) Manual Testing
16 18 (13.14%) Functional Testing
16 18 (13.14%) Telecoms
16 18 (13.14%) Python
16 18 (13.14%) Web Services
17 16 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (11.68%) SDLC
18 15 (10.95%) SC Cleared
18 15 (10.95%) Security Cleared

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 4 (2.92%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.73%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.11%) LAN
1 7 (5.11%) WAN
2 4 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.19%) SSH
4 2 (1.46%) Wireless
5 1 (0.73%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.73%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.73%) GPRS
5 1 (0.73%) GSM
5 1 (0.73%) INAP
5 1 (0.73%) ISUP
5 1 (0.73%) LTE
5 1 (0.73%) Network Security
5 1 (0.73%) SS7
5 1 (0.73%) UMTS
5 1 (0.73%) VoLTE
5 1 (0.73%) VoWiFi
5 1 (0.73%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.92%) MySQL
3 3 (2.19%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 51 (37.23%) Selenium
2 28 (20.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (18.25%) Cucumber
4 15 (10.95%) SoapUI
5 13 (9.49%) JIRA
6 9 (6.57%) Selenium IDE
7 8 (5.84%) LoadRunner
7 8 (5.84%) SpecFlow
8 7 (5.11%) JUnit
9 6 (4.38%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.65%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.92%) JBehave
11 4 (2.92%) TestNG
12 3 (2.19%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.19%) HP UFT
12 3 (2.19%) Zephyr
13 2 (1.46%) PHPUnit
14 1 (0.73%) eggPlant
14 1 (0.73%) JIRA Agile
14 1 (0.73%) YourKit
General
1 31 (22.63%) Finance
2 18 (13.14%) Telecoms
3 13 (9.49%) Banking
3 13 (9.49%) Marketing
4 8 (5.84%) Electronics
5 7 (5.11%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.92%) Military
7 2 (1.46%) Legal
7 2 (1.46%) Retail
8 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.14%) Web Services
2 9 (6.57%) REST
2 9 (6.57%) SOAP
2 9 (6.57%) XML
3 7 (5.11%) HTML
4 6 (4.38%) JDBC
5 4 (2.92%) Classic ASP
5 4 (2.92%) CSS
5 4 (2.92%) CSS3
5 4 (2.92%) HTML5
5 4 (2.92%) jQuery
5 4 (2.92%) JSON
5 4 (2.92%) OAuth
6 3 (2.19%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.46%) .NET
7 2 (1.46%) Angular 2
7 2 (1.46%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.46%) Behat
7 2 (1.46%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.46%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.22%) User Experience
3 9 (6.57%) Client/Server
3 9 (6.57%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (5.11%) Digital Media
5 5 (3.65%) iPad
5 5 (3.65%) Raspberry Pi
6 4 (2.92%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.92%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.92%) SCADA
7 3 (2.19%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.19%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.73%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.73%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.98%) Linux
1 26 (18.98%) Windows
2 10 (7.30%) Unix
3 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.19%) CentOS
5 2 (1.46%) Android
5 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (24.82%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (22.63%) Software Testing
4 27 (19.71%) Automated Testing
4 27 (19.71%) Test Scripting
5 24 (17.52%) Scrum
6 23 (16.79%) Information Security
7 22 (16.06%) User Stories
8 21 (15.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 20 (14.60%) Manual Testing
10 18 (13.14%) Functional Testing
11 16 (11.68%) SDLC
12 13 (9.49%) Waterfall
13 12 (8.76%) Mentoring
14 11 (8.03%) BDD
14 11 (8.03%) Reverse Engineering
14 11 (8.03%) Test Automation
14 11 (8.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 10 (7.30%) Wealth Management
16 9 (6.57%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.82%) SQL
2 24 (17.52%) Java
3 18 (13.14%) Python
4 13 (9.49%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.03%) PHP
6 10 (7.30%) C#
6 10 (7.30%) Ruby
7 9 (6.57%) C++
8 7 (5.11%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.65%) C
10 4 (2.92%) Perl
11 3 (2.19%) VBScript
12 2 (1.46%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (20.44%) ISEB
2 25 (18.25%) ISTQB
3 15 (10.95%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.95%) Security Cleared
4 13 (9.49%) CREST Certified
5 12 (8.76%) Degree
6 8 (5.84%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.38%) OSCP
8 5 (3.65%) CHECK Team Leader
9 4 (2.92%) GIAC
9 4 (2.92%) GPEN
9 4 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (2.92%) SANS
9 4 (2.92%) Tigerscheme
10 3 (2.19%) CCNP
10 3 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.19%) CISSP
10 3 (2.19%) CLAS
10 3 (2.19%) OSCE
10 3 (2.19%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (27.01%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.92%) Puppet
2 3 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.73%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.73%) nmon
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 29 (21.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.76%) Oracle
3 6 (4.38%) SAP
4 5 (3.65%) HP
5 3 (2.19%) Cegedim Rx
5 3 (2.19%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.19%) Telerik
6 1 (0.73%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.73%) Huawei
6 1 (0.73%) Nokia Networks
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