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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / South West
Rank 171 183 211
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 58 60 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.17% 1.09% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.12% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 46 49 30
Median salary £37,500 £35,750 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.89% +5.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £40,450 £44,350
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
4798 5364 5881
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.69% 97.28% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3998 4546 5013
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Gloucestershire -14 23 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Bristol +14 20 £35,000 -4.10% 13
Wiltshire +24 8 £35,000 +27.27% 9
Somerset -1 8 £33,750 +3.84% 8
Dorset +11 1 £32,500 -4.41% 7
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 61 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (34.38%) Selenium
3 37 (28.91%) Automated Testing
3 37 (28.91%) ISEB
4 33 (25.78%) SQL
5 31 (24.22%) Microsoft
5 31 (24.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (22.66%) C#
7 28 (21.88%) Finance
8 24 (18.75%) Java
9 23 (17.97%) Linux
9 23 (17.97%) Degree
10 22 (17.19%) ISTQB
10 22 (17.19%) Test Scripting
10 22 (17.19%) Security Cleared
11 21 (16.41%) BDD
11 21 (16.41%) Scrum
12 20 (15.63%) Regression Testing
12 20 (15.63%) Software Testing
12 20 (15.63%) Test Automation
12 20 (15.63%) SC Cleared
13 19 (14.84%) HP
14 18 (14.06%) JIRA
14 18 (14.06%) Manual Testing
15 17 (13.28%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (12.50%) Test Management
16 16 (12.50%) Gherkin
16 16 (12.50%) Telecoms
16 16 (12.50%) Web Services
17 15 (11.72%) QA

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 3 (2.34%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.34%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.56%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (9.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) GitHub
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.38%) SSH
2 3 (2.34%) LAN
2 3 (2.34%) WAN
2 3 (2.34%) Wireless
3 2 (1.56%) HTTP
3 2 (1.56%) Internet
3 2 (1.56%) Intranet
4 1 (0.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (34.38%) Selenium
2 31 (24.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (14.06%) JIRA
4 15 (11.72%) SoapUI
5 13 (10.16%) Cucumber
6 12 (9.38%) SpecFlow
6 12 (9.38%) Zephyr
7 11 (8.59%) WebDriver
8 10 (7.81%) LoadRunner
9 9 (7.03%) Git (software)
9 9 (7.03%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (3.91%) Jenkins
10 5 (3.91%) NUnit
11 4 (3.13%) Visual Studio
12 3 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (2.34%) JUnit
12 3 (2.34%) Metasploit
12 3 (2.34%) Protractor
13 2 (1.56%) NeoLoad
13 2 (1.56%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (21.88%) Finance
2 16 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 13 (10.16%) Marketing
4 12 (9.38%) Electronics
4 12 (9.38%) Manufacturing
5 8 (6.25%) Retail
6 2 (1.56%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.50%) Gherkin
1 16 (12.50%) Web Services
2 14 (10.94%) REST
3 13 (10.16%) SOAP
4 9 (7.03%) .NET
5 6 (4.69%) CSS
5 6 (4.69%) HTML
6 5 (3.91%) XML
7 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.34%) CSS3
7 3 (2.34%) JSON
8 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.78%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.78%) HTML5
8 1 (0.78%) Middleware
8 1 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.69%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.91%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.13%) User Experience
4 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.34%) CESG
4 3 (2.34%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.56%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.97%) Linux
2 9 (7.03%) Windows
3 8 (6.25%) Unix
4 3 (2.34%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.56%) Android
5 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (28.91%) Automated Testing
3 22 (17.19%) Test Scripting
4 21 (16.41%) BDD
4 21 (16.41%) Scrum
5 20 (15.63%) Regression Testing
5 20 (15.63%) Software Testing
5 20 (15.63%) Test Automation
6 18 (14.06%) Manual Testing
7 17 (13.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (12.50%) Test Management
9 14 (10.94%) Kanban
9 14 (10.94%) Non-Functional Testing
10 13 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (10.16%) Defect Management
10 13 (10.16%) Performance Testing
10 13 (10.16%) Waterfall
11 12 (9.38%) Data Transformation
11 12 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
11 12 (9.38%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.78%) SQL
2 29 (22.66%) C#
3 24 (18.75%) Java
4 13 (10.16%) C++
4 13 (10.16%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.25%) Python
5 8 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.56%) Ruby
6 2 (1.56%) XPath
7 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (28.91%) ISEB
2 23 (17.97%) Degree
3 22 (17.19%) ISTQB
3 22 (17.19%) Security Cleared
4 20 (15.63%) SC Cleared
5 12 (9.38%) DV Cleared
6 11 (8.59%) CHECK Team Leader
7 8 (6.25%) CHECK Team Member
8 6 (4.69%) CEH
8 6 (4.69%) CREST Certified
8 6 (4.69%) OSCP
9 5 (3.91%) SANS
10 3 (2.34%) CISSP
10 3 (2.34%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.56%) GIAC
11 2 (1.56%) GPEN
11 2 (1.56%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.72%) QA
2 3 (2.34%) ISO 14001
2 3 (2.34%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.91%) SCCM
3 3 (2.34%) Nessus
3 3 (2.34%) SCOM
4 2 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.78%) WMI
Vendors
1 31 (24.22%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.84%) HP
3 13 (10.16%) SAP
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle
4 3 (2.34%) VMware
5 2 (1.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.78%) Panasonic
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + 5% Pension, Bonus, Life & Health
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Matched Pension, Performance Related Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Good benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + great benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Corsham
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + great benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 20 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Somerset
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago
Trent, Dorset
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 4 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 4 days ago
Penzance, Cornwall
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 4 days ago