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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / South West
Rank 156 196 203
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 73 55 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.44% 0.96% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 0.99% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 57 40 35
Median salary £40,000 £37,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £26,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
4881 5577 5801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.48% 97.21% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4057 4650 4905
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +14 30 £42,500 +16.43% 13
Gloucestershire +4 24 £40,000 - 6
Somerset +1 11 £34,500 +25.45% 12
Wiltshire +27 8 £35,000 +34.61% 9
Dorset +22 1 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Cornwall - 1 £21,500 - 8
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 65 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (39.26%) Selenium
3 45 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 35 (25.93%) C#
4 35 (25.93%) Java
5 30 (22.22%) ISEB
5 30 (22.22%) Finance
5 30 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (20.74%) SQL
7 27 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 27 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 22 (16.30%) Regression Testing
8 22 (16.30%) Linux
9 21 (15.56%) Degree
9 21 (15.56%) Test Scripting
10 20 (14.81%) SoapUI
10 20 (14.81%) QA
10 20 (14.81%) Scrum
10 20 (14.81%) Web Services
11 19 (14.07%) JavaScript
11 19 (14.07%) Software Testing
11 19 (14.07%) Non-Functional Testing
12 18 (13.33%) BDD
12 18 (13.33%) Security Cleared
12 18 (13.33%) ISTQB
13 17 (12.59%) JIRA
13 17 (12.59%) HP
14 16 (11.85%) SC Cleared
14 16 (11.85%) Manual Testing
14 16 (11.85%) WebDriver

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 2 (1.48%) CMS
2 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) GitHub
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.41%) SSH
2 6 (4.44%) Wireless
3 4 (2.96%) Firewall
4 3 (2.22%) HTTP
5 2 (1.48%) Internet
5 2 (1.48%) Intranet
6 1 (0.74%) LAN
6 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) Big Data
2 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (39.26%) Selenium
2 30 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (14.81%) SoapUI
4 17 (12.59%) JIRA
5 16 (11.85%) WebDriver
6 15 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 14 (10.37%) SpecFlow
8 10 (7.41%) Zephyr
9 9 (6.67%) Git (software)
9 9 (6.67%) Selenium IDE
10 8 (5.93%) LoadRunner
11 7 (5.19%) Jenkins
12 6 (4.44%) JUnit
12 6 (4.44%) Protractor
12 6 (4.44%) Visual Studio
13 5 (3.70%) Jasmine
13 5 (3.70%) TestNG
14 4 (2.96%) Appium
14 4 (2.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (2.96%) Calabash
General
1 30 (22.22%) Finance
2 11 (8.15%) Marketing
2 11 (8.15%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.41%) Electronics
3 10 (7.41%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.93%) Retail
5 2 (1.48%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.81%) Web Services
2 15 (11.11%) REST
3 14 (10.37%) .NET
3 14 (10.37%) Gherkin
4 11 (8.15%) SOAP
5 9 (6.67%) CSS
5 9 (6.67%) HTML
6 8 (5.93%) JSON
7 5 (3.70%) XML
8 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.22%) CSS3
9 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.74%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.74%) HTML5
9 1 (0.74%) Middleware
9 1 (0.74%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.19%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (2.96%) Client/Server
2 4 (2.96%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.22%) CESG
3 3 (2.22%) User Experience
4 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.74%) iPad
5 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.30%) Linux
2 14 (10.37%) Windows
3 9 (6.67%) Unix
4 3 (2.22%) Android
4 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.22%) Kali Linux
4 3 (2.22%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 27 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 22 (16.30%) Regression Testing
5 21 (15.56%) Test Scripting
6 20 (14.81%) Scrum
7 19 (14.07%) Non-Functional Testing
7 19 (14.07%) Software Testing
8 18 (13.33%) BDD
9 16 (11.85%) Manual Testing
10 14 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (10.37%) Test Management
10 14 (10.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (9.63%) Functional Testing
12 12 (8.89%) Kanban
12 12 (8.89%) Mentoring
12 12 (8.89%) Performance Testing
12 12 (8.89%) Waterfall
13 11 (8.15%) Defect Management
13 11 (8.15%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.93%) C#
1 35 (25.93%) Java
2 28 (20.74%) SQL
3 19 (14.07%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.41%) C++
4 10 (7.41%) Python
5 7 (5.19%) Ruby
6 6 (4.44%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.22%) XPath
8 2 (1.48%) Scala
9 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (22.22%) ISEB
2 21 (15.56%) Degree
3 18 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 18 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 16 (11.85%) SC Cleared
5 12 (8.89%) CHECK Team Leader
6 9 (6.67%) CHECK Team Member
7 7 (5.19%) DV Cleared
8 6 (4.44%) CEH
9 4 (2.96%) CREST Certified
9 4 (2.96%) OSCP
10 3 (2.22%) CISSP
10 3 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (2.22%) SANS
11 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.81%) QA
2 3 (2.22%) SDET
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.22%) Docker
2 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.96%) SCCM
3 3 (2.22%) Nessus
3 3 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.74%) SCOM
4 1 (0.74%) WMI
Vendors
1 27 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.59%) HP
3 10 (7.41%) SAP
4 5 (3.70%) Oracle
5 2 (1.48%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.48%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.74%) Panasonic
6 1 (0.74%) VMware
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 5% Pension, Bonus, Life & Health
Posted: 7 hours ago
Dorset
Stott & May
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Talent International
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 Per Annum + excllenent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 24 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Somerset
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Torquay, Devon
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 4 days ago