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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 192 157 155
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 50 68 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 1.28% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.34% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 43 56 61
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £36,000
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
5745 5066 5160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.12% 95.57% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4845 4317 4581
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 £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 4 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 4 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
Gloucestershire -8 17 £41,500 +38.33% 12
Somerset +6 11 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Bristol -10 11 £35,000 -6.66% 11
Wiltshire -5 5 £27,500 - 2
Dorset -23 4 £25,250 -15.83%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 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 42 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (30.10%) Software Testing
2 31 (30.10%) Selenium
3 28 (27.18%) SQL
4 27 (26.21%) Test Scripting
5 26 (25.24%) QA
6 24 (23.30%) Automated Testing
7 22 (21.36%) ISEB
8 20 (19.42%) .NET
8 20 (19.42%) Manual Testing
9 18 (17.48%) Test Automation
9 18 (17.48%) Java
10 17 (16.50%) C#
11 15 (14.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (14.56%) Performance Testing
12 14 (13.59%) Microsoft
13 13 (12.62%) Finance
13 13 (12.62%) Oracle
13 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (10.68%) Penetration Testing
14 11 (10.68%) Degree
14 11 (10.68%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (10.68%) Visual Studio
14 11 (10.68%) Security Cleared
15 10 (9.71%) Cyber Security
15 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
15 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
16 9 (8.74%) CISSP
16 9 (8.74%) Risk Management
16 9 (8.74%) Regression Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (2.91%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.91%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.97%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.97%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) Network Security
2 3 (2.91%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.97%) DNS
3 1 (0.97%) Wireless
3 1 (0.97%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) MS Access
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (30.10%) Selenium
2 11 (10.68%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (10.68%) Visual Studio
3 9 (8.74%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.80%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.85%) Calabash
6 4 (3.88%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.88%) JMeter
7 3 (2.91%) JIRA
7 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.91%) NeoLoad
8 2 (1.94%) TestNG
8 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.94%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.94%) JUnit
8 2 (1.94%) NUnit
9 1 (0.97%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.97%) Hudson
9 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.97%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (12.62%) Finance
2 9 (8.74%) Retail
3 8 (7.77%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Military
4 1 (0.97%) Games
4 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.97%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.42%) .NET
2 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
2 8 (7.77%) HTML
3 7 (6.80%) CSS
4 6 (5.83%) WPF
5 5 (4.85%) Middleware
6 4 (3.88%) Web Services
6 4 (3.88%) XML
7 3 (2.91%) WCF
7 3 (2.91%) WinForms
8 2 (1.94%) Apache CXF
8 2 (1.94%) CSS3
8 2 (1.94%) Backbone.js
8 2 (1.94%) LESS
8 2 (1.94%) HTML5
8 2 (1.94%) SOAP
8 2 (1.94%) Spring
8 2 (1.94%) Java EE
8 2 (1.94%) jQuery
9 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.85%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.91%) Open Source
4 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.97%) Economics
5 1 (0.97%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.97%) Replication
5 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.97%) ASIC
5 1 (0.97%) NHS
5 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.80%) UNIX
1 7 (6.80%) Linux
2 5 (4.85%) Windows
2 5 (4.85%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (30.10%) Software Testing
3 27 (26.21%) Test Scripting
4 24 (23.30%) Automated Testing
5 20 (19.42%) Manual Testing
6 18 (17.48%) Test Automation
7 15 (14.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (14.56%) Performance Testing
8 11 (10.68%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (9.71%) Cyber Security
10 9 (8.74%) Risk Management
10 9 (8.74%) Regression Testing
10 9 (8.74%) Automation Testing
10 9 (8.74%) Mentoring
11 8 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (7.77%) Security Testing
11 8 (7.77%) Line Management
11 8 (7.77%) ITIL
11 8 (7.77%) PRINCE2
12 6 (5.83%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 28 (27.18%) SQL
2 18 (17.48%) Java
3 17 (16.50%) C#
4 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.85%) Python
5 5 (4.85%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.88%) Perl
6 4 (3.88%) Ruby
7 3 (2.91%) C++
7 3 (2.91%) Groovy
8 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.97%) VBA
8 1 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (21.36%) ISEB
2 11 (10.68%) Degree
2 11 (10.68%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.74%) CISSP
4 8 (7.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (7.77%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.77%) CISA
5 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.88%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.91%) VCP4
8 1 (0.97%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (25.24%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) Nessus
1 1 (0.97%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (13.59%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.62%) Oracle
3 2 (1.94%) McAfee
3 2 (1.94%) Qualys
4 1 (0.97%) Telerik
4 1 (0.97%) HP
4 1 (0.97%) New Relic
4 1 (0.97%) ForgeRock
Bristol
People Source
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 20% bonus, pension, flexi-time
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Salary: Benifits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
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Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
People Source
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
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Salary: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 days ago