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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 181 149 196
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 53 97 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 1.70% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.75% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 47 75 41
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
5011 5544 6344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.07% 97.01% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4216 4686 5281
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Gloucestershire -19 25 £40,000 +14.28% 14
Bristol +21 15 £34,000 +7.93% 6
Somerset -8 5 £32,500 -3.70% 7
Wiltshire +21 4 £42,500 +30.76% 9
Dorset +6 2 £28,750 -15.44% 7
Devon -12 2 £33,500 +21.81% 7
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 64 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.32%) Selenium
3 45 (31.69%) ISEB
4 43 (30.28%) SQL
5 42 (29.58%) Microsoft
6 38 (26.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (25.35%) Automated Testing
8 31 (21.83%) Security Cleared
9 27 (19.01%) Linux
9 27 (19.01%) Software Testing
9 27 (19.01%) SC Cleared
10 26 (18.31%) Test Scripting
10 26 (18.31%) ISTQB
11 25 (17.61%) C#
12 24 (16.90%) Finance
12 24 (16.90%) QA
12 24 (16.90%) Scrum
13 23 (16.20%) Java
14 21 (14.79%) Degree
15 20 (14.08%) Manual Testing
15 20 (14.08%) Cucumber
16 19 (13.38%) REST
16 19 (13.38%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (13.38%) DV Cleared
16 19 (13.38%) SOAP
16 19 (13.38%) Web Services
16 19 (13.38%) Telecoms
16 19 (13.38%) HP
17 18 (12.68%) Penetration Testing
17 18 (12.68%) BDD

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 7 (4.93%) MS Exchange
1 7 (4.93%) SharePoint
1 7 (4.93%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.41%) CMS
3 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (2.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Office
2 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (7.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.45%) SSH
2 6 (4.23%) LAN
2 6 (4.23%) WAN
3 2 (1.41%) Internet
3 2 (1.41%) Intranet
4 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (37.32%) Selenium
2 38 (26.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (14.08%) Cucumber
4 15 (10.56%) SoapUI
5 14 (9.86%) JIRA
6 13 (9.15%) LoadRunner
7 12 (8.45%) Visual Studio
7 12 (8.45%) Zephyr
8 10 (7.04%) SpecFlow
9 9 (6.34%) Git (software)
10 7 (4.93%) WebDriver
11 6 (4.23%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (2.82%) JUnit
12 4 (2.82%) Protractor
13 3 (2.11%) Jasmine
13 3 (2.11%) Jenkins
13 3 (2.11%) NUnit
13 3 (2.11%) TestNG
14 2 (1.41%) JBehave
14 2 (1.41%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (16.90%) Finance
2 19 (13.38%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.75%) Marketing
4 10 (7.04%) Electronics
4 10 (7.04%) Manufacturing
5 9 (6.34%) Retail
6 2 (1.41%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.38%) REST
1 19 (13.38%) SOAP
1 19 (13.38%) Web Services
2 15 (10.56%) Gherkin
3 11 (7.75%) .NET
4 8 (5.63%) XML
5 7 (4.93%) CSS
5 7 (4.93%) HTML
6 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.11%) CSS3
7 2 (1.41%) Angular 2
7 2 (1.41%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.41%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.41%) Spring
8 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.34%) User Experience
2 8 (5.63%) Digital Media
3 7 (4.93%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.41%) CESG
5 2 (1.41%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.70%) iPad
6 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.01%) Linux
2 12 (8.45%) Unix
3 10 (7.04%) Windows
4 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.41%) Android
5 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.41%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.35%) Automated Testing
3 27 (19.01%) Software Testing
4 26 (18.31%) Test Scripting
5 24 (16.90%) Scrum
6 20 (14.08%) Manual Testing
7 19 (13.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (12.68%) BDD
8 18 (12.68%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (11.97%) Non-Functional Testing
10 16 (11.27%) Kanban
10 16 (11.27%) Test Automation
11 15 (10.56%) Performance Testing
11 15 (10.56%) Regression Testing
12 13 (9.15%) Defect Management
12 13 (9.15%) ITIL
12 13 (9.15%) Test Management
13 12 (8.45%) Automation Testing
13 12 (8.45%) Data Transformation
14 11 (7.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 43 (30.28%) SQL
2 25 (17.61%) C#
3 23 (16.20%) Java
4 16 (11.27%) JavaScript
5 14 (9.86%) C++
6 11 (7.75%) Shell Script
7 9 (6.34%) Python
8 2 (1.41%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.70%) C
9 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.70%) Ruby
9 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.70%) VBScript
9 1 (0.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (31.69%) ISEB
2 31 (21.83%) Security Cleared
3 27 (19.01%) SC Cleared
4 26 (18.31%) ISTQB
5 21 (14.79%) Degree
6 19 (13.38%) DV Cleared
7 11 (7.75%) CHECK Team Leader
8 9 (6.34%) CHECK Team Member
9 6 (4.23%) CREST Certified
9 6 (4.23%) OSCP
9 6 (4.23%) SANS
10 4 (2.82%) GIAC
10 4 (2.82%) GPEN
10 4 (2.82%) Tigerscheme
11 3 (2.11%) CEH
11 3 (2.11%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (1.41%) CISSP
13 1 (0.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.90%) QA
2 3 (2.11%) ISO 14001
2 3 (2.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (4.93%) Hyper-V
1 7 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.93%) SCCM
1 7 (4.93%) SCOM
2 5 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.41%) Nessus
4 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 42 (29.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.38%) HP
3 11 (7.75%) SAP
4 7 (4.93%) VMware
5 6 (4.23%) Oracle
6 2 (1.41%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.70%) Panasonic
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