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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 190 212 170
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 62 35 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.60% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.61% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 47 34 56
Average salary £37,500 £34,375 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +14.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
5516 5711 5293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.04% 97.46% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4613 4858 4507
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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
Gloucestershire +12 19 £40,000 -3.61% 8
Bristol +4 16 £36,500 +4.28% 11
Somerset +3 12 £27,500 +10.00%
Dorset +11 10 £34,500 +18.96% 3
Wiltshire +2 6 £26,750 -2.72%
Devon - 1 - - 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 75 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 53 (32.12%) Selenium
4 50 (30.30%) ISEB
5 48 (29.09%) QA
6 43 (26.06%) Java
6 43 (26.06%) Finance
7 40 (24.24%) Test Scripting
8 36 (21.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (21.82%) ISTQB
9 35 (21.21%) Test Automation
10 32 (19.39%) Non-Functional Testing
10 32 (19.39%) Penetration Testing
10 32 (19.39%) SQL
11 30 (18.18%) Degree
12 28 (16.97%) Functional Testing
13 27 (16.36%) Microsoft
14 26 (15.76%) Windows
15 24 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (13.33%) Scrum
16 22 (13.33%) Web Services
16 22 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (12.73%) Manual Testing
18 20 (12.12%) Test Management
18 20 (12.12%) User Stories
18 20 (12.12%) C
19 19 (11.52%) Automated Testing
19 19 (11.52%) Requirements Analysis
20 18 (10.91%) SDLC
20 18 (10.91%) Cucumber

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (4.24%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.21%) CMS
3 1 (0.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (8.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.45%) MS Office
3 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.03%) Internet
2 2 (1.21%) LAN
2 2 (1.21%) Network Security
2 2 (1.21%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.21%) WAN
2 2 (1.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.27%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.06%) RDBMS
3 10 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.03%) Big Data
5 5 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 53 (32.12%) Selenium
2 36 (21.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (10.91%) Cucumber
4 17 (10.30%) SoapUI
5 15 (9.09%) JUnit
6 13 (7.88%) LoadRunner
7 12 (7.27%) HP UFT
7 12 (7.27%) Maven
7 12 (7.27%) Visual Studio
8 8 (4.85%) Jenkins
9 7 (4.24%) JMeter
10 6 (3.64%) WebDriver
11 5 (3.03%) JBehave
11 5 (3.03%) JIRA
11 5 (3.03%) Subversion
11 5 (3.03%) TestNG
11 5 (3.03%) YourKit
12 4 (2.42%) Git (software)
12 4 (2.42%) Selenium IDE
13 2 (1.21%) SpecFlow
General
1 43 (26.06%) Finance
2 13 (7.88%) Banking
3 10 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.85%) Marketing
5 7 (4.24%) Electronics
5 7 (4.24%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.03%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.82%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Retail
8 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.33%) Web Services
2 17 (10.30%) XML
3 13 (7.88%) .NET
3 13 (7.88%) SOAP
4 11 (6.67%) REST
5 7 (4.24%) Java EE
6 6 (3.64%) J2EE
7 5 (3.03%) HTML
7 5 (3.03%) JMS
7 5 (3.03%) Middleware
7 5 (3.03%) XML Messaging
8 2 (1.21%) JDBC
9 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.61%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.85%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.24%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.24%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (3.64%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.03%) SWIFT
7 4 (2.42%) Fintech
7 4 (2.42%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.42%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.82%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.82%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.82%) User Experience
9 2 (1.21%) PMI
9 2 (1.21%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.61%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.61%) PlayStation
10 1 (0.61%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.76%) Windows
2 17 (10.30%) Unix
3 15 (9.09%) Linux
4 5 (3.03%) CentOS
5 4 (2.42%) Android
5 4 (2.42%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.21%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 40 (24.24%) Test Scripting
4 35 (21.21%) Test Automation
5 32 (19.39%) Non-Functional Testing
5 32 (19.39%) Penetration Testing
6 28 (16.97%) Functional Testing
7 22 (13.33%) Scrum
7 22 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (12.73%) Manual Testing
9 20 (12.12%) Test Management
9 20 (12.12%) User Stories
10 19 (11.52%) Automated Testing
10 19 (11.52%) Requirements Analysis
11 18 (10.91%) Information Security
11 18 (10.91%) SDLC
12 16 (9.70%) BDD
12 16 (9.70%) TDD
13 15 (9.09%) SOA
14 14 (8.48%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 43 (26.06%) Java
2 32 (19.39%) SQL
3 20 (12.12%) C
4 10 (6.06%) C#
5 9 (5.45%) C++
5 9 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.85%) Bash Shell
6 8 (4.85%) Python
7 7 (4.24%) Ruby
8 3 (1.82%) Perl
9 2 (1.21%) Groovy
9 2 (1.21%) Tcl
9 2 (1.21%) VBScript
10 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (30.30%) ISEB
2 36 (21.82%) ISTQB
3 30 (18.18%) Degree
4 17 (10.30%) Security Cleared
5 15 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.24%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.64%) CHECK Team Leader
8 5 (3.03%) CHECK Team Member
8 5 (3.03%) CLAS
9 2 (1.21%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.21%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.61%) HND
10 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (29.09%) QA
2 4 (2.42%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.21%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.61%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (4.85%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.03%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (3.03%) nmon
2 5 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 27 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.30%) Oracle
3 9 (5.45%) HP
4 7 (4.24%) SAP
5 5 (3.03%) Dynatrace
5 5 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.21%) Cegedim Rx
6 2 (1.21%) Telerik
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