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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 189 182 161
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 54 49 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.83% 0.87% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.91% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 40 42 54
Average salary £34,250 £31,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.48% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,100 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
6245 5399 5487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.62% 95.61% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5227 4681 4862
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 £23,000 £23,000 £22,614
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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +10 35 £34,500 +1.47% 3
Somerset - 5 £25,000 - 2
Dorset -8 4 £33,250 +2.30%
Gloucestershire -15 4 £52,500 +90.90% 4
Wiltshire -11 3 £31,250 +64.47% 1
Devon -17 3 £35,500 +18.33% 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 62 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (37.27%) Software Testing
3 54 (33.54%) Automated Testing
4 45 (27.95%) ISEB
5 42 (26.09%) QA
6 38 (23.60%) Selenium
7 35 (21.74%) Degree
7 35 (21.74%) SQL
8 32 (19.88%) Manual Testing
9 28 (17.39%) Test Scripting
9 28 (17.39%) Finance
10 26 (16.15%) Test Automation
11 24 (14.91%) QuickTest Pro
11 24 (14.91%) Microsoft
12 22 (13.66%) MS Excel
13 21 (13.04%) Scrum
13 21 (13.04%) .NET
13 21 (13.04%) Test Strategy
14 20 (12.42%) Automation Testing
15 19 (11.80%) Performance Testing
15 19 (11.80%) C#
16 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
17 17 (10.56%) Java
18 16 (9.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 15 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
19 15 (9.32%) ITIL
19 15 (9.32%) Computer Science
19 15 (9.32%) Penetration Testing
20 14 (8.70%) Windows
21 13 (8.07%) Linux

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (1.24%) SAS
1 2 (1.24%) CMS
2 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (13.66%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.59%) MS Office
3 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.35%) LAN
1 7 (4.35%) WAN
2 3 (1.86%) Intranet
2 3 (1.86%) Internet
3 2 (1.24%) FTP
3 2 (1.24%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.59%) MS Access
2 3 (1.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (23.60%) Selenium
2 24 (14.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (6.21%) WebDriver
4 7 (4.35%) LoadRunner
4 7 (4.35%) JMeter
5 6 (3.73%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.73%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.11%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.48%) Ranorex
7 4 (2.48%) JUnit
8 3 (1.86%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.86%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.86%) Maven
8 3 (1.86%) Calabash
9 2 (1.24%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.24%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.24%) TestLink
9 2 (1.24%) TestNG
9 2 (1.24%) WATIR
General
1 28 (17.39%) Finance
2 11 (6.83%) Banking
2 11 (6.83%) Retail
3 5 (3.11%) Games
4 4 (2.48%) Legal
5 3 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.86%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.62%) Military
6 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.04%) .NET
2 11 (6.83%) HTML
3 10 (6.21%) CSS
4 4 (2.48%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.48%) XML
5 3 (1.86%) Middleware
5 3 (1.86%) REST
5 3 (1.86%) CSS3
6 2 (1.24%) SOAP
6 2 (1.24%) Web Services
7 1 (0.62%) Ajax
7 1 (0.62%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.32%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.35%) N-Tier
3 4 (2.48%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.48%) Mathematics
3 4 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.86%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.86%) Social Network
4 3 (1.86%) Open Source
5 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.62%) NHS
6 1 (0.62%) ASIC
6 1 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.70%) Windows
2 13 (8.07%) Linux
2 13 (8.07%) UNIX
3 2 (1.24%) Debian
3 2 (1.24%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (37.27%) Software Testing
3 54 (33.54%) Automated Testing
4 32 (19.88%) Manual Testing
5 28 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 26 (16.15%) Test Automation
7 21 (13.04%) Test Strategy
7 21 (13.04%) Scrum
8 20 (12.42%) Automation Testing
9 19 (11.80%) Performance Testing
10 15 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (9.32%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (9.32%) ITIL
11 12 (7.45%) Regression Testing
12 11 (6.83%) Cyber Security
12 11 (6.83%) Mentoring
13 10 (6.21%) Line Management
13 10 (6.21%) Web Testing
14 9 (5.59%) Test Planning
14 9 (5.59%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.74%) SQL
2 19 (11.80%) C#
3 17 (10.56%) Java
4 9 (5.59%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.35%) Ruby
6 6 (3.73%) Perl
6 6 (3.73%) C
6 6 (3.73%) C++
6 6 (3.73%) VBScript
6 6 (3.73%) VB
6 6 (3.73%) Python
7 5 (3.11%) VBA
7 5 (3.11%) PHP
8 3 (1.86%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.62%) Groovy
9 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (27.95%) ISEB
2 35 (21.74%) Degree
3 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
4 16 (9.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (6.21%) ISTQB
5 10 (6.21%) SC Cleared
6 9 (5.59%) CISSP
7 8 (4.97%) CISA
8 7 (4.35%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.48%) CEH
10 3 (1.86%) OSCP
11 2 (1.24%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (26.09%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) WMI
1 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.45%) Oracle
3 4 (2.48%) Cisco
3 4 (2.48%) Telerik
4 3 (1.86%) HP
5 1 (0.62%) Empirix
5 1 (0.62%) New Relic
5 1 (0.62%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.62%) IBM
5 1 (0.62%) Compuware
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