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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 172 136 151
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 63 86 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.04% 1.49% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.56% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 54 81 58
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £43,550 £47,500 £39,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
5835 5519 5194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.97% 95.30% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4801 4622 4566
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 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 May 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
Somerset +24 21 £25,000 -26.47%
Bristol -36 19 £30,000 -17.80% 10
Gloucestershire -18 12 £40,000 +5.26% 14
Wiltshire +4 6 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Devon -9 2 £23,250 +36.76% 2
Dorset -11 1 £30,000 -47.82% 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 39 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (29.29%) Software Testing
2 29 (29.29%) QA
2 29 (29.29%) SQL
3 24 (24.24%) C#
4 20 (20.20%) Manual Testing
5 19 (19.19%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (19.19%) Java
6 17 (17.17%) Test Scripting
7 16 (16.16%) Selenium
8 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
8 15 (15.15%) .NET
8 15 (15.15%) Oracle
8 15 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (14.14%) ISEB
10 13 (13.13%) HTML
10 13 (13.13%) Visual Studio
10 13 (13.13%) Degree
10 13 (13.13%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (12.12%) Automated Testing
11 12 (12.12%) Finance
11 12 (12.12%) CAPA
12 11 (11.11%) Security Testing
12 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
13 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
13 10 (10.10%) CSS
13 10 (10.10%) Windows
13 10 (10.10%) ISTQB
14 9 (9.09%) Scrum
14 9 (9.09%) Regression Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 5 (5.05%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.04%) IIS
3 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) MS Excel
1 5 (5.05%) MS Office
2 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Academy Housing
1 1 (1.01%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) HTTP
1 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.03%) Network Security
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) Wireless
3 1 (1.01%) Firewall
3 1 (1.01%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (16.16%) Selenium
2 13 (13.13%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.07%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.05%) JIRA
4 5 (5.05%) JMeter
4 5 (5.05%) NeoLoad
4 5 (5.05%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.03%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.03%) Calabash
6 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.02%) TestNG
6 2 (2.02%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.02%) JUnit
6 2 (2.02%) NUnit
7 1 (1.01%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.01%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.01%) Metasploit
7 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.01%) Hudson
7 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Law
3 2 (2.02%) Advertising
3 2 (2.02%) Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) Games
4 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.01%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.15%) .NET
2 13 (13.13%) HTML
3 10 (10.10%) CSS
4 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET
5 6 (6.06%) WPF
6 5 (5.05%) jQuery
6 5 (5.05%) Java EE
6 5 (5.05%) Spring
6 5 (5.05%) XML
6 5 (5.05%) Apache CXF
6 5 (5.05%) HTML5
6 5 (5.05%) LESS
6 5 (5.05%) CSS3
6 5 (5.05%) Backbone.js
7 4 (4.04%) Web Services
8 3 (3.03%) WinForms
8 3 (3.03%) WCF
8 3 (3.03%) Middleware
9 2 (2.02%) SOAP
9 2 (2.02%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.19%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.02%) Open Source
4 1 (1.01%) CESG
4 1 (1.01%) Replication
4 1 (1.01%) Economics
4 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.01%) ASIC
4 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.10%) Windows
2 8 (8.08%) Linux
3 6 (6.06%) UNIX
4 5 (5.05%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (29.29%) Software Testing
3 20 (20.20%) Manual Testing
4 17 (17.17%) Test Scripting
5 15 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (13.13%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (12.12%) Automated Testing
7 12 (12.12%) CAPA
8 11 (11.11%) Security Testing
9 9 (9.09%) Scrum
9 9 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 9 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 9 (9.09%) Automation Testing
10 7 (7.07%) Information Security
11 6 (6.06%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.06%) Test Automation
12 5 (5.05%) Project Planning
12 5 (5.05%) Cyber Security
13 4 (4.04%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (29.29%) SQL
2 24 (24.24%) C#
3 19 (19.19%) Java
4 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.06%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.05%) Python
7 4 (4.04%) Perl
7 4 (4.04%) Ruby
8 3 (3.03%) VBScript
8 3 (3.03%) VB
9 2 (2.02%) Groovy
9 2 (2.02%) C++
10 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (14.14%) ISEB
2 13 (13.13%) Degree
3 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 10 (10.10%) ISTQB
5 8 (8.08%) SC Cleared
6 6 (6.06%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.01%) CEH
8 1 (1.01%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (29.29%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Nmap
2 1 (1.01%) Nessus
2 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.01%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 15 (15.15%) Oracle
2 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.03%) VMware
4 2 (2.02%) McAfee
4 2 (2.02%) Qualys
5 1 (1.01%) Telerik
5 1 (1.01%) Splunk
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