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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 151 181 129
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 91 67 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 1.15% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.18% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 82 67 110
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
5281 5665 5992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.22% 97.00% 97.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4464 4823 4965
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 £23,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +26 27 £34,000 +7.93% 5
Gloucestershire +8 27 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Dorset +19 14 £32,500 - 1
Somerset -10 12 £40,000 +53.84% 1
Devon +3 7 £30,000 +11.11%
Wiltshire +16 3 £48,750 +50.00% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 64 (36.99%) Selenium
2 62 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (29.48%) SQL
4 49 (28.32%) Microsoft
5 44 (25.43%) QA
6 41 (23.70%) Penetration Testing
7 40 (23.12%) ISEB
7 40 (23.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (21.39%) Test Scripting
8 37 (21.39%) Software Testing
8 37 (21.39%) Linux
8 37 (21.39%) Automated Testing
9 36 (20.81%) Cucumber
10 33 (19.08%) Security Cleared
11 30 (17.34%) SC Cleared
11 30 (17.34%) ISTQB
12 29 (16.76%) Finance
13 28 (16.18%) Java
14 27 (15.61%) Windows
14 27 (15.61%) Telecoms
15 26 (15.03%) Scrum
15 26 (15.03%) Python
16 24 (13.87%) Non-Functional Testing
16 24 (13.87%) Web Services
17 23 (13.29%) JavaScript
17 23 (13.29%) Manual Testing
18 22 (12.72%) User Stories
19 21 (12.14%) SDLC
19 21 (12.14%) DV Cleared
20 20 (11.56%) User Experience

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 8 (4.62%) MS Exchange
1 8 (4.62%) SharePoint
1 8 (4.62%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.31%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.58%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.94%) LAN
1 12 (6.94%) WAN
2 6 (3.47%) SSH
3 4 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.16%) Wireless
5 1 (0.58%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.58%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.58%) GPRS
5 1 (0.58%) GSM
5 1 (0.58%) INAP
5 1 (0.58%) ISUP
5 1 (0.58%) LTE
5 1 (0.58%) Network Security
5 1 (0.58%) SS7
5 1 (0.58%) UMTS
5 1 (0.58%) VoLTE
5 1 (0.58%) VoWiFi
5 1 (0.58%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 64 (36.99%) Selenium
2 40 (23.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (20.81%) Cucumber
4 20 (11.56%) SoapUI
5 15 (8.67%) JIRA
6 14 (8.09%) Visual Studio
7 12 (6.94%) LoadRunner
8 9 (5.20%) JUnit
8 9 (5.20%) Selenium IDE
9 7 (4.05%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.47%) Git (software)
10 6 (3.47%) TestNG
10 6 (3.47%) Zephyr
11 5 (2.89%) JBehave
12 4 (2.31%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.73%) Jasmine
13 3 (1.73%) Protractor
14 2 (1.16%) PHPUnit
15 1 (0.58%) eggPlant
15 1 (0.58%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (16.76%) Finance
2 27 (15.61%) Telecoms
3 17 (9.83%) Marketing
4 11 (6.36%) Electronics
5 10 (5.78%) Manufacturing
6 9 (5.20%) Banking
7 4 (2.31%) Military
8 3 (1.73%) Retail
9 2 (1.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.87%) Web Services
2 17 (9.83%) REST
2 17 (9.83%) SOAP
3 13 (7.51%) XML
4 10 (5.78%) HTML
5 7 (4.05%) .NET
5 7 (4.05%) CSS
6 6 (3.47%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.89%) JDBC
8 4 (2.31%) Angular 2
8 4 (2.31%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.31%) Classic ASP
8 4 (2.31%) CSS3
8 4 (2.31%) HTML5
8 4 (2.31%) jQuery
8 4 (2.31%) JSON
8 4 (2.31%) OAuth
9 3 (1.73%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.73%) Spring
10 2 (1.16%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.56%) User Experience
2 15 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.51%) Digital Media
4 6 (3.47%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.47%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.47%) Raspberry Pi
4 6 (3.47%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (2.89%) iPad
6 4 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.31%) SCADA
7 3 (1.73%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.58%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.39%) Linux
2 27 (15.61%) Windows
3 11 (6.36%) Unix
4 10 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.58%) Android
5 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.58%) CentOS
5 1 (0.58%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (23.70%) Penetration Testing
3 37 (21.39%) Automated Testing
3 37 (21.39%) Software Testing
3 37 (21.39%) Test Scripting
4 26 (15.03%) Scrum
5 24 (13.87%) Non-Functional Testing
6 23 (13.29%) Manual Testing
7 22 (12.72%) User Stories
8 21 (12.14%) SDLC
9 20 (11.56%) ITIL
10 19 (10.98%) Functional Testing
10 19 (10.98%) Information Security
11 14 (8.09%) Security Testing
12 13 (7.51%) Kanban
12 13 (7.51%) Regression Testing
12 13 (7.51%) Test Automation
12 13 (7.51%) Unit Testing
12 13 (7.51%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (7.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 51 (29.48%) SQL
2 28 (16.18%) Java
3 26 (15.03%) Python
4 23 (13.29%) JavaScript
5 20 (11.56%) C#
6 17 (9.83%) C++
7 11 (6.36%) PHP
8 9 (5.20%) Ruby
9 8 (4.62%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.05%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.31%) Perl
12 3 (1.73%) C
12 3 (1.73%) VBScript
13 2 (1.16%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (23.12%) ISEB
2 33 (19.08%) Security Cleared
3 30 (17.34%) ISTQB
3 30 (17.34%) SC Cleared
4 21 (12.14%) DV Cleared
5 17 (9.83%) CREST Certified
6 10 (5.78%) Degree
6 10 (5.78%) OSCP
7 9 (5.20%) CHECK Team Leader
8 8 (4.62%) SANS
9 7 (4.05%) GIAC
9 7 (4.05%) GPEN
9 7 (4.05%) Tigerscheme
10 4 (2.31%) CEH
10 4 (2.31%) CHECK Team Member
10 4 (2.31%) CISSP
10 4 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.73%) CCNP
11 3 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.73%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (25.43%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (4.62%) Hyper-V
1 8 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (4.62%) SCCM
1 8 (4.62%) SCOM
2 5 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.89%) Puppet
3 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.58%) Nessus
Vendors
1 49 (28.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.94%) Oracle
3 10 (5.78%) SAP
4 8 (4.62%) VMware
5 7 (4.05%) HP
6 3 (1.73%) Cegedim Rx
6 3 (1.73%) Telerik
7 1 (0.58%) Huawei
7 1 (0.58%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 28,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits, Healthcare & Pension.
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago