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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 177 126 153
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 59 102 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.02% 1.74% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.82% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 54 99 54
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £22,900 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £44,950
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
5557 5598 5102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.81% 95.43% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4651 4691 4493
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,579
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,000
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 22 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 22 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
Bristol -44 19 £31,500 -10.00% 8
Somerset +22 17 £25,000 -26.47%
Gloucestershire -12 12 £45,000 -1.09% 11
Wiltshire -11 6 £40,000 +14.28%
Dorset +7 2 £31,250 -45.65% 4
Devon -9 2 £23,250 -22.50%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 41 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.13%) QA
3 30 (28.30%) SQL
4 28 (26.42%) Software Testing
5 27 (25.47%) C#
6 23 (21.70%) Java
7 21 (19.81%) Manual Testing
8 20 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (16.04%) Oracle
10 16 (15.09%) Selenium
10 16 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (14.15%) Test Scripting
11 15 (14.15%) Degree
11 15 (14.15%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (13.21%) Finance
12 14 (13.21%) .NET
12 14 (13.21%) JavaScript
12 14 (13.21%) Visual Studio
13 13 (12.26%) Windows
13 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
13 13 (12.26%) ISEB
13 13 (12.26%) Security Testing
13 13 (12.26%) CAPA
13 13 (12.26%) Security Cleared
14 12 (11.32%) HTML
15 11 (10.38%) Linux
15 11 (10.38%) ISTQB
16 10 (9.43%) Automation Testing
17 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
17 9 (8.49%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 7 (6.60%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.77%) IIS
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.94%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) HTTP
1 4 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.83%) Network Security
2 3 (2.83%) Internet
3 2 (1.89%) Wireless
3 2 (1.89%) Firewall
3 2 (1.89%) DNS
4 1 (0.94%) SMTP
4 1 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.55%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (15.09%) Selenium
2 14 (13.21%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.60%) NeoLoad
3 7 (6.60%) JMeter
4 6 (5.66%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.72%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.72%) JIRA
6 2 (1.89%) NUnit
6 2 (1.89%) JUnit
6 2 (1.89%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.89%) TestNG
6 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.89%) Calabash
7 1 (0.94%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.94%) Bugzilla
General
1 14 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Law
3 3 (2.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.89%) Advertising
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.94%) Back Office
5 1 (0.94%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.21%) .NET
2 12 (11.32%) HTML
3 9 (8.49%) CSS
4 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.66%) WPF
6 5 (4.72%) HTML5
6 5 (4.72%) LESS
6 5 (4.72%) CSS3
6 5 (4.72%) Backbone.js
6 5 (4.72%) jQuery
6 5 (4.72%) Apache CXF
6 5 (4.72%) XML
6 5 (4.72%) Java EE
6 5 (4.72%) Spring
7 3 (2.83%) Web Services
7 3 (2.83%) WCF
7 3 (2.83%) WinForms
8 2 (1.89%) XHTML
8 2 (1.89%) Middleware
9 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.89%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.89%) Open Source
3 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.94%) User Experience
4 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.94%) Economics
4 1 (0.94%) Physics
4 1 (0.94%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.26%) Windows
2 11 (10.38%) Linux
3 6 (5.66%) UNIX
4 5 (4.72%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.89%) Android
6 1 (0.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.42%) Software Testing
3 21 (19.81%) Manual Testing
4 16 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (14.15%) Test Scripting
5 15 (14.15%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (12.26%) Security Testing
6 13 (12.26%) CAPA
7 10 (9.43%) Automation Testing
8 9 (8.49%) Performance Testing
8 9 (8.49%) Scrum
8 9 (8.49%) Automated Testing
9 7 (6.60%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.60%) Regression Testing
9 7 (6.60%) Information Security
10 6 (5.66%) Waterfall
10 6 (5.66%) Cyber Security
11 5 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (4.72%) Project Planning
12 4 (3.77%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.30%) SQL
2 27 (25.47%) C#
3 23 (21.70%) Java
4 14 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.55%) Bash Shell
6 6 (5.66%) Python
7 5 (4.72%) VBScript
8 4 (3.77%) Ruby
8 4 (3.77%) Perl
9 3 (2.83%) VB
10 2 (1.89%) Groovy
11 1 (0.94%) C++
11 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Degree
2 13 (12.26%) ISEB
2 13 (12.26%) Security Cleared
3 11 (10.38%) ISTQB
4 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.55%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.94%) OSCP
7 1 (0.94%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (31.13%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Nmap
2 1 (0.94%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (16.04%) Oracle
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.72%) VMware
4 2 (1.89%) McAfee
4 2 (1.89%) Qualys
5 1 (0.94%) Splunk
5 1 (0.94%) SAP
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pensions 25 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester
People Source
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £30,000- 70,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucestershire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Poole
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 22 days ago