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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 203 162 157
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 31 65 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 1.18% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.23% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 30 48 67
Average salary £34,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,700 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £36,450 £36,400
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
5773 5264 5390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.93% 95.50% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4921 4467 4798
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Bristol -3 8 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Wiltshire -12 7 £27,500 +22.22% 1
Dorset -13 6 £33,250 -1.48% 2
Somerset +10 4 £25,000 -44.44%
Gloucestershire -19 4 £56,250 +87.50% 6
Devon -2 2 £36,500 +21.66%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 45 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (35.40%) Software Testing
3 37 (32.74%) Automated Testing
4 34 (30.09%) Selenium
5 31 (27.43%) Test Scripting
6 29 (25.66%) QA
6 29 (25.66%) SQL
7 28 (24.78%) ISEB
8 26 (23.01%) Finance
9 21 (18.58%) .NET
9 21 (18.58%) Manual Testing
10 19 (16.81%) Test Automation
10 19 (16.81%) QuickTest Pro
11 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
12 16 (14.16%) C#
13 14 (12.39%) Java
13 14 (12.39%) Degree
14 13 (11.50%) Scrum
14 13 (11.50%) MS Excel
14 13 (11.50%) Automation Testing
14 13 (11.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (10.62%) Test Strategy
16 11 (9.73%) Banking
16 11 (9.73%) Retail
16 11 (9.73%) Oracle
16 11 (9.73%) Performance Testing
17 10 (8.85%) Cyber Security
17 10 (8.85%) Line Management
17 10 (8.85%) Mentoring
17 10 (8.85%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2 (1.77%) SAS
1 2 (1.77%) CMS
2 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.88%) IIS
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (11.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Project
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.88%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) FTP
1 2 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (1.77%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.88%) Network Security
2 1 (0.88%) Wireless
2 1 (0.88%) LAN
2 1 (0.88%) WAN
2 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.88%) DNS
2 1 (0.88%) Intranet
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) MS Access
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (30.09%) Selenium
2 19 (16.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (7.96%) WebDriver
4 8 (7.08%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.19%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.54%) Calabash
6 4 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.65%) JMeter
8 2 (1.77%) JUnit
8 2 (1.77%) JIRA
8 2 (1.77%) Maven
8 2 (1.77%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.77%) TestLink
8 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.77%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.88%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.88%) Hudson
General
1 26 (23.01%) Finance
2 11 (9.73%) Banking
2 11 (9.73%) Retail
3 4 (3.54%) Games
4 3 (2.65%) Legal
4 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Military
5 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.58%) .NET
2 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.19%) HTML
4 6 (5.31%) CSS
5 4 (3.54%) Middleware
6 2 (1.77%) SOAP
6 2 (1.77%) Web Services
6 2 (1.77%) REST
7 1 (0.88%) CSS3
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.88%) WinForms
7 1 (0.88%) Ajax
7 1 (0.88%) WCF
7 1 (0.88%) WPF
7 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.65%) Open Source
3 3 (2.65%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.88%) User Experience
5 1 (0.88%) Replication
5 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.88%) ASIC
5 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.08%) Windows
1 8 (7.08%) Linux
2 7 (6.19%) UNIX
3 2 (1.77%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.77%) Debian
3 2 (1.77%) CentOS
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (35.40%) Software Testing
3 37 (32.74%) Automated Testing
4 31 (27.43%) Test Scripting
5 21 (18.58%) Manual Testing
6 19 (16.81%) Test Automation
7 13 (11.50%) Scrum
7 13 (11.50%) Automation Testing
8 12 (10.62%) Test Strategy
9 11 (9.73%) Performance Testing
10 10 (8.85%) Cyber Security
10 10 (8.85%) Line Management
10 10 (8.85%) Mentoring
10 10 (8.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (8.85%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (7.96%) ITIL
11 9 (7.96%) Risk Management
11 9 (7.96%) Regression Testing
12 8 (7.08%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (7.08%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.66%) SQL
2 16 (14.16%) C#
3 14 (12.39%) Java
4 4 (3.54%) C++
4 4 (3.54%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.65%) Ruby
5 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.65%) VBA
5 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.77%) Python
6 2 (1.77%) Perl
6 2 (1.77%) C
7 1 (0.88%) Groovy
7 1 (0.88%) VBScript
7 1 (0.88%) VB
7 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (24.78%) ISEB
2 14 (12.39%) Degree
3 13 (11.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (8.85%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.96%) CISSP
6 8 (7.08%) CISA
7 7 (6.19%) ISTQB
8 6 (5.31%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.65%) OSCP
10 2 (1.77%) CEH
10 2 (1.77%) OSCE
10 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (25.66%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.73%) Oracle
3 3 (2.65%) Telerik
4 1 (0.88%) New Relic
4 1 (0.88%) ForgeRock
4 1 (0.88%) HP
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Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
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