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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 179 148 144
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 61 70 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.02% 1.33% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.39% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 51 59 66
Average salary £32,500 £30,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £36,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
5762 5035 5224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.16% 95.34% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4817 4303 4604
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 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,100 £50,000 £52,500
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 27 March 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 27 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 +13 18 £25,000 -41.17%
Gloucestershire -4 16 £38,375 +27.91% 8
Bristol -14 15 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Wiltshire 0 6 £40,000 +45.45%
Dorset -24 3 £25,500 -55.65%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 40 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.62%) Software Testing
3 25 (23.81%) SQL
4 23 (21.90%) QA
4 23 (21.90%) Selenium
5 21 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 19 (18.10%) Test Scripting
6 19 (18.10%) C#
6 19 (18.10%) Java
7 17 (16.19%) ISEB
7 17 (16.19%) .NET
7 17 (16.19%) Automated Testing
8 16 (15.24%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (13.33%) Oracle
9 14 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (12.38%) Test Automation
10 13 (12.38%) Cyber Security
10 13 (12.38%) JavaScript
10 13 (12.38%) Finance
11 12 (11.43%) HTML
11 12 (11.43%) Security Testing
12 11 (10.48%) Performance Testing
12 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared
13 10 (9.52%) Degree
13 10 (9.52%) Visual Studio
13 10 (9.52%) CSS
14 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
14 9 (8.57%) CISSP
14 9 (8.57%) Risk Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.95%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) Network Security
2 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.90%) HTTP
3 2 (1.90%) Wireless
4 1 (0.95%) DNS
4 1 (0.95%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.86%) MS Access
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (21.90%) Selenium
2 10 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 7 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (3.81%) JMeter
5 4 (3.81%) JIRA
5 4 (3.81%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.86%) Calabash
6 3 (2.86%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.90%) TestNG
7 2 (1.90%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.90%) JUnit
7 2 (1.90%) NUnit
8 1 (0.95%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.95%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.95%) Hudson
General
1 13 (12.38%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Retail
3 8 (7.62%) Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Law
5 1 (0.95%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Advertising
5 1 (0.95%) Games
5 1 (0.95%) Military
5 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.19%) .NET
2 12 (11.43%) HTML
3 10 (9.52%) CSS
4 8 (7.62%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.71%) WPF
6 5 (4.76%) jQuery
6 5 (4.76%) Apache CXF
6 5 (4.76%) Spring
6 5 (4.76%) Java EE
6 5 (4.76%) HTML5
6 5 (4.76%) CSS3
6 5 (4.76%) Backbone.js
6 5 (4.76%) LESS
7 4 (3.81%) Web Services
7 4 (3.81%) XML
8 3 (2.86%) Middleware
8 3 (2.86%) WinForms
8 3 (2.86%) WCF
9 2 (1.90%) SOAP
10 1 (0.95%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.86%) Open Source
2 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.95%) User Experience
4 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.95%) ASIC
4 1 (0.95%) Replication
4 1 (0.95%) CESG
4 1 (0.95%) Economics
4 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.71%) UNIX
1 6 (5.71%) Linux
2 5 (4.76%) Windows
2 5 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.62%) Software Testing
3 21 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 19 (18.10%) Test Scripting
5 17 (16.19%) Automated Testing
6 16 (15.24%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (12.38%) Test Automation
8 13 (12.38%) Cyber Security
9 12 (11.43%) Security Testing
10 11 (10.48%) Performance Testing
11 9 (8.57%) Risk Management
12 8 (7.62%) ITIL
12 8 (7.62%) PRINCE2
12 8 (7.62%) Regression Testing
12 8 (7.62%) Information Security
12 8 (7.62%) Automation Testing
12 8 (7.62%) CAPA
12 8 (7.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.81%) SQL
2 19 (18.10%) C#
2 19 (18.10%) Java
3 13 (12.38%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.76%) Python
4 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.81%) Ruby
5 4 (3.81%) Perl
6 3 (2.86%) C++
6 3 (2.86%) Groovy
7 2 (1.90%) VB
8 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (16.19%) ISEB
2 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared
3 10 (9.52%) Degree
4 9 (8.57%) CISSP
5 8 (7.62%) CISA
5 8 (7.62%) ISTQB
6 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.81%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.90%) OSCP
9 1 (0.95%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (21.90%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) Nmap
2 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.95%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (13.33%) Oracle
2 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.90%) McAfee
3 2 (1.90%) Qualys
4 1 (0.95%) Splunk
4 1 (0.95%) New Relic
4 1 (0.95%) ForgeRock
4 1 (0.95%) Telerik
4 1 (0.95%) HP
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