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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 145 195 130
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 88 61 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.69% 1.01% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.04% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 82 61 121
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
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
5078 5866 5962
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.52% 97.02% 97.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4293 4927 4894
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Bristol +28 25 £32,500 +18.18% 4
Gloucestershire +11 24 £40,000 -1.23% 6
Somerset -6 15 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Dorset +20 12 £32,500 +1.56% 2
Devon -1 8 £30,000 +29.03%
Wiltshire +18 3 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 56 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (35.06%) Selenium
3 44 (28.57%) SQL
4 41 (26.62%) Microsoft
4 41 (26.62%) Penetration Testing
4 41 (26.62%) QA
5 37 (24.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 36 (23.38%) Software Testing
7 34 (22.08%) Cucumber
8 33 (21.43%) ISEB
9 32 (20.78%) Test Scripting
10 31 (20.13%) Linux
11 30 (19.48%) Windows
11 30 (19.48%) Automated Testing
11 30 (19.48%) Finance
12 26 (16.88%) Non-Functional Testing
13 25 (16.23%) ISTQB
13 25 (16.23%) User Stories
13 25 (16.23%) Manual Testing
14 24 (15.58%) Web Services
15 23 (14.94%) Java
15 23 (14.94%) Python
15 23 (14.94%) Information Security
16 22 (14.29%) SC Cleared
16 22 (14.29%) Security Cleared
16 22 (14.29%) Functional Testing
16 22 (14.29%) Telecoms
16 22 (14.29%) Scrum
17 20 (12.99%) SoapUI
18 19 (12.34%) SDLC

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 4 (2.60%) IIS
1 4 (2.60%) MS Exchange
1 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.84%) LAN
1 9 (5.84%) WAN
2 5 (3.25%) SSH
3 4 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.30%) Wireless
5 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.65%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.65%) GPRS
5 1 (0.65%) GSM
5 1 (0.65%) INAP
5 1 (0.65%) ISUP
5 1 (0.65%) LTE
5 1 (0.65%) Network Security
5 1 (0.65%) SS7
5 1 (0.65%) UMTS
5 1 (0.65%) VoLTE
5 1 (0.65%) VoWiFi
5 1 (0.65%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.60%) MySQL
3 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (35.06%) Selenium
2 37 (24.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (22.08%) Cucumber
4 20 (12.99%) SoapUI
5 15 (9.74%) JIRA
6 11 (7.14%) Visual Studio
7 9 (5.84%) LoadRunner
7 9 (5.84%) Selenium IDE
8 8 (5.19%) SpecFlow
9 7 (4.55%) JUnit
10 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
10 5 (3.25%) WebDriver
10 5 (3.25%) Zephyr
11 4 (2.60%) JBehave
11 4 (2.60%) TestNG
12 2 (1.30%) PHPUnit
13 1 (0.65%) eggPlant
13 1 (0.65%) HP UFT
13 1 (0.65%) JIRA Agile
General
1 30 (19.48%) Finance
2 22 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 15 (9.74%) Marketing
4 12 (7.79%) Banking
5 9 (5.84%) Electronics
6 8 (5.19%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.60%) Military
8 2 (1.30%) Legal
8 2 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.58%) Web Services
2 16 (10.39%) REST
2 16 (10.39%) SOAP
3 12 (7.79%) XML
4 7 (4.55%) HTML
5 6 (3.90%) JDBC
6 5 (3.25%) Gherkin
7 4 (2.60%) Angular 2
7 4 (2.60%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.60%) Classic ASP
7 4 (2.60%) CSS
7 4 (2.60%) CSS3
7 4 (2.60%) HTML5
7 4 (2.60%) jQuery
7 4 (2.60%) JSON
7 4 (2.60%) OAuth
8 3 (1.95%) .NET
9 2 (1.30%) Behat
9 2 (1.30%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (11.69%) User Experience
2 10 (6.49%) Digital Media
3 9 (5.84%) Client/Server
3 9 (5.84%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (3.90%) Raspberry Pi
5 5 (3.25%) iPad
6 4 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.60%) SCADA
7 3 (1.95%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.30%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.13%) Linux
2 30 (19.48%) Windows
3 10 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (5.84%) Unix
5 2 (1.30%) Android
5 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.30%) CentOS
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.62%) Penetration Testing
3 36 (23.38%) Software Testing
4 32 (20.78%) Test Scripting
5 30 (19.48%) Automated Testing
6 26 (16.88%) Non-Functional Testing
7 25 (16.23%) Manual Testing
7 25 (16.23%) User Stories
8 23 (14.94%) Information Security
9 22 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 22 (14.29%) Scrum
10 19 (12.34%) SDLC
11 14 (9.09%) Security Testing
12 13 (8.44%) ITIL
12 13 (8.44%) Waterfall
13 12 (7.79%) BDD
13 12 (7.79%) Mentoring
13 12 (7.79%) Reverse Engineering
14 11 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 10 (6.49%) OO
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.57%) SQL
2 23 (14.94%) Java
2 23 (14.94%) Python
3 17 (11.04%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.09%) C#
5 13 (8.44%) C++
6 11 (7.14%) PHP
7 10 (6.49%) Ruby
8 7 (4.55%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.60%) Perl
10 3 (1.95%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.95%) VBScript
11 2 (1.30%) C
11 2 (1.30%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (21.43%) ISEB
2 25 (16.23%) ISTQB
3 22 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 22 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 14 (9.09%) CREST Certified
4 14 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 10 (6.49%) Degree
6 7 (4.55%) OSCP
7 6 (3.90%) CHECK Team Leader
8 5 (3.25%) GIAC
8 5 (3.25%) GPEN
8 5 (3.25%) SANS
8 5 (3.25%) Tigerscheme
9 4 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.95%) CCNP
10 3 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.95%) CISSP
10 3 (1.95%) CLAS
10 3 (1.95%) OSCE
10 3 (1.95%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (26.62%) QA
2 2 (1.30%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.60%) Hyper-V
1 4 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.25%) Puppet
2 4 (2.60%) SCCM
2 4 (2.60%) SCOM
3 2 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (26.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.49%) Oracle
3 7 (4.55%) SAP
4 6 (3.90%) HP
5 4 (2.60%) VMware
6 3 (1.95%) Cegedim Rx
6 3 (1.95%) Telerik
7 2 (1.30%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.65%) Huawei
8 1 (0.65%) Nokia Networks
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