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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 127 151 161
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 109 60 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.76% 1.16% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.22% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 103 59 50
Average salary £32,500 £33,500 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% +5.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,250 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,700 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
5900 4912 5429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.16% 94.92% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4875 4224 4806
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +36 54 £33,250 -2.20% 14
Dorset +4 14 £32,500 +16.07% 2
Wiltshire +3 13 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Somerset -16 13 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Gloucestershire -6 12 £38,000 +33.33% 1
Devon -30 1 £20,000 -41.17%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 74 (34.58%) QA
2 73 (34.11%) Automated Testing
3 71 (33.18%) Software Testing
4 54 (25.23%) ISEB
5 53 (24.77%) Scrum
6 44 (20.56%) Degree
7 43 (20.09%) SQL
8 41 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (16.82%) C#
10 35 (16.36%) .NET
10 35 (16.36%) Test Strategy
11 33 (15.42%) Selenium
12 31 (14.49%) Windows
13 29 (13.55%) MS Excel
14 28 (13.08%) Microsoft
14 28 (13.08%) Finance
14 28 (13.08%) Performance Testing
15 27 (12.62%) Penetration Testing
16 26 (12.15%) Test Automation
16 26 (12.15%) Linux
17 25 (11.68%) Test Scripting
17 25 (11.68%) Security Cleared
18 24 (11.21%) Computer Science
18 24 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
19 23 (10.75%) UNIX
20 22 (10.28%) Java
21 21 (9.81%) QuickTest Pro
21 21 (9.81%) Automation Testing
22 20 (9.35%) Manual Testing
23 19 (8.88%) Ruby

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (0.93%) CMS
2 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (13.55%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.48%) MS Office
3 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.47%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.67%) LAN
1 10 (4.67%) WAN
2 3 (1.40%) Intranet
2 3 (1.40%) Internet
3 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.47%) FTP
4 1 (0.47%) Wireless
4 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.47%) MS Access
3 1 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (15.42%) Selenium
2 24 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (9.81%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (7.48%) JMeter
5 13 (6.07%) LoadRunner
6 11 (5.14%) WebDriver
7 9 (4.21%) WATIR
7 9 (4.21%) FitNesse
7 9 (4.21%) Ranorex
8 8 (3.74%) SoapUI
9 7 (3.27%) Visual Studio
9 7 (3.27%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.80%) MSBuild
10 6 (2.80%) WatiN
11 5 (2.34%) JUnit
12 3 (1.40%) TestComplete
12 3 (1.40%) Calabash
13 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.93%) TestNG
13 2 (0.93%) Maven
General
1 28 (13.08%) Finance
2 8 (3.74%) Legal
3 5 (2.34%) Games
4 4 (1.87%) Law
4 4 (1.87%) Banking
4 4 (1.87%) Retail
5 3 (1.40%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.36%) .NET
2 16 (7.48%) HTML
3 9 (4.21%) CSS
4 7 (3.27%) Silverlight
4 7 (3.27%) HTML5
5 6 (2.80%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.80%) COM
6 4 (1.87%) XML
7 3 (1.40%) Web Services
7 3 (1.40%) Middleware
7 3 (1.40%) CSS3
8 2 (0.93%) REST
9 1 (0.47%) SOAP
9 1 (0.47%) Java EE
9 1 (0.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.21%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.27%) N-Tier
3 5 (2.34%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.34%) Mathematics
4 4 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.87%) Open Source
5 3 (1.40%) PKI
5 3 (1.40%) Social Network
5 3 (1.40%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.47%) EMV
7 1 (0.47%) DTV
7 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.49%) Windows
2 26 (12.15%) Linux
3 23 (10.75%) UNIX
4 2 (0.93%) CentOS
4 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.93%) Android
4 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.93%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (34.11%) Automated Testing
2 71 (33.18%) Software Testing
3 53 (24.77%) Scrum
4 41 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (16.36%) Test Strategy
6 28 (13.08%) Performance Testing
7 27 (12.62%) Penetration Testing
8 26 (12.15%) Test Automation
9 25 (11.68%) Test Scripting
10 21 (9.81%) Automation Testing
11 20 (9.35%) Manual Testing
12 16 (7.48%) Test Management
12 16 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (6.54%) Regression Testing
13 14 (6.54%) Information Security
14 13 (6.07%) Web Testing
15 10 (4.67%) ITIL
16 9 (4.21%) Content Management
16 9 (4.21%) Ethical Hacking
16 9 (4.21%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.09%) SQL
2 36 (16.82%) C#
3 22 (10.28%) Java
4 19 (8.88%) Ruby
5 18 (8.41%) Python
6 17 (7.94%) Perl
6 17 (7.94%) VB
7 14 (6.54%) C
7 14 (6.54%) C++
8 12 (5.61%) Shell Script
9 11 (5.14%) VBScript
10 10 (4.67%) PHP
11 9 (4.21%) VBA
12 8 (3.74%) Bash Shell
13 7 (3.27%) VB.NET
13 7 (3.27%) JavaScript
14 6 (2.80%) VB6
15 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (25.23%) ISEB
2 44 (20.56%) Degree
3 25 (11.68%) Security Cleared
4 14 (6.54%) SC Cleared
5 13 (6.07%) ISTQB
6 12 (5.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (4.67%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.27%) CEH
9 4 (1.87%) OSCP
9 4 (1.87%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (34.58%) QA
2 5 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.47%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) Nessus
1 1 (0.47%) WebInspect
1 1 (0.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 28 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.21%) Telerik
3 7 (3.27%) Oracle
3 7 (3.27%) HP
4 5 (2.34%) Cisco
5 3 (1.40%) VMware
6 2 (0.93%) IBM
6 2 (0.93%) Compuware
6 2 (0.93%) Empirix
7 1 (0.47%) SAP
7 1 (0.47%) Green Hat
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, 23days
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Invatech Health
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 24 days ago