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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 169 185 161
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 82 65 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.45% 1.05% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.08% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 71 55 76
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £43,400 £46,250
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
5476 6026 5572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.77% 97.49% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4593 4950 4665
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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 +6 29 £36,250 +11.53% 1
Gloucestershire +17 24 £41,250 +7.14% 4
Somerset 0 20 £37,500 +50.00% 5
Wiltshire -7 5 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Devon +7 3 £34,000 +36.00%
Dorset +14 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 55 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.86%) Selenium
3 43 (30.71%) QA
4 39 (27.86%) Software Testing
5 38 (27.14%) Finance
6 35 (25.00%) ISEB
7 34 (24.29%) Java
7 34 (24.29%) ISTQB
7 34 (24.29%) Test Scripting
8 33 (23.57%) SQL
9 31 (22.14%) Penetration Testing
10 27 (19.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (18.57%) Windows
12 25 (17.86%) Cucumber
13 24 (17.14%) Test Automation
13 24 (17.14%) Automated Testing
14 23 (16.43%) Information Security
14 23 (16.43%) Non-Functional Testing
15 21 (15.00%) Linux
15 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
16 20 (14.29%) Scrum
16 20 (14.29%) User Stories
17 19 (13.57%) Manual Testing
17 19 (13.57%) Degree
18 18 (12.86%) Web Services
18 18 (12.86%) SC Cleared
18 18 (12.86%) Security Cleared
19 17 (12.14%) Functional Testing
20 16 (11.43%) Telecoms
20 16 (11.43%) Banking

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (2.14%) IIS
2 2 (1.43%) CMS
3 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.43%) MS Office
2 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) LAN
1 6 (4.29%) WAN
2 4 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.43%) Internet
3 2 (1.43%) Network Security
3 2 (1.43%) Wireless
4 1 (0.71%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.71%) SSH
4 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.14%) Big Data
5 3 (2.14%) MySQL
6 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 53 (37.86%) Selenium
2 27 (19.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (17.86%) Cucumber
4 14 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 13 (9.29%) LoadRunner
6 11 (7.86%) HP UFT
6 11 (7.86%) JIRA
7 10 (7.14%) JUnit
8 9 (6.43%) Selenium IDE
9 8 (5.71%) SpecFlow
10 6 (4.29%) TestNG
10 6 (4.29%) WebDriver
11 5 (3.57%) JBehave
11 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.57%) YourKit
12 4 (2.86%) JMeter
13 3 (2.14%) Jenkins
14 2 (1.43%) PHPUnit
15 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
15 1 (0.71%) Zephyr
General
1 38 (27.14%) Finance
2 16 (11.43%) Banking
2 16 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.43%) Electronics
3 9 (6.43%) Marketing
4 7 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.86%) Military
7 2 (1.43%) Advertising
7 2 (1.43%) Legal
7 2 (1.43%) Retail
8 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.86%) Web Services
2 12 (8.57%) XML
3 8 (5.71%) HTML
4 6 (4.29%) JDBC
5 5 (3.57%) JMS
5 5 (3.57%) Middleware
5 5 (3.57%) XML Messaging
6 4 (2.86%) REST
6 4 (2.86%) SOAP
7 3 (2.14%) Classic ASP
7 3 (2.14%) CSS
7 3 (2.14%) CSS3
7 3 (2.14%) HTML5
7 3 (2.14%) jQuery
7 3 (2.14%) JSON
7 3 (2.14%) OAuth
8 2 (1.43%) .NET
8 2 (1.43%) Behat
8 2 (1.43%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.43%) Client/Server
2 9 (6.43%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.71%) User Experience
4 6 (4.29%) Digital Media
4 6 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.57%) iPad
5 5 (3.57%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.86%) Raspberry Pi
6 4 (2.86%) SCADA
7 3 (2.14%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.14%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.43%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.43%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.71%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.57%) Windows
2 21 (15.00%) Linux
3 15 (10.71%) Unix
4 6 (4.29%) CentOS
5 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.43%) Android
6 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (27.86%) Software Testing
3 34 (24.29%) Test Scripting
4 31 (22.14%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (17.14%) Automated Testing
5 24 (17.14%) Test Automation
6 23 (16.43%) Information Security
6 23 (16.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 20 (14.29%) Scrum
7 20 (14.29%) User Stories
8 19 (13.57%) Manual Testing
9 17 (12.14%) Functional Testing
10 16 (11.43%) SDLC
11 15 (10.71%) Waterfall
12 14 (10.00%) Wealth Management
13 13 (9.29%) BDD
14 11 (7.86%) Mentoring
14 11 (7.86%) Reverse Engineering
14 11 (7.86%) Test Strategy
14 11 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.29%) Java
2 33 (23.57%) SQL
3 14 (10.00%) Python
4 13 (9.29%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.86%) C
6 10 (7.14%) C++
6 10 (7.14%) PHP
6 10 (7.14%) Ruby
7 9 (6.43%) C#
8 6 (4.29%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.86%) Perl
10 3 (2.14%) VBScript
11 2 (1.43%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (25.00%) ISEB
2 34 (24.29%) ISTQB
3 19 (13.57%) Degree
4 18 (12.86%) SC Cleared
4 18 (12.86%) Security Cleared
5 12 (8.57%) CREST Certified
6 8 (5.71%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.57%) CHECK Team Leader
7 5 (3.57%) OSCP
8 4 (2.86%) GIAC
8 4 (2.86%) GPEN
8 4 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.86%) SANS
8 4 (2.86%) Tigerscheme
9 3 (2.14%) CCNP
9 3 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.14%) CISSP
9 3 (2.14%) CLAS
9 3 (2.14%) OSCE
9 3 (2.14%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (30.71%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) Firmware
1 2 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (6.43%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.57%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (3.57%) nmon
2 5 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.43%) Oracle
3 8 (5.71%) HP
4 7 (5.00%) SAP
5 6 (4.29%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.57%) Dynatrace
7 3 (2.14%) Cegedim Rx
7 3 (2.14%) Telerik
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