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 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 172 155 157
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 78 98 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.38% 1.65% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.70% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 71 90 84
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
5450 5769 5984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.56% 97.01% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4631 4893 5007
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 September 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 September 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
Gloucestershire -9 35 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Bristol 0 21 £34,000 -12.25% 7
Somerset -4 11 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Dorset +9 5 £27,250 -16.15% 7
Wiltshire +5 3 £41,250 +75.53% 10
Devon -3 3 £33,500 +31.37% 7
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 59 (35.54%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.34%) Selenium
3 50 (30.12%) Microsoft
4 48 (28.92%) SQL
5 47 (28.31%) ISEB
6 43 (25.90%) Automated Testing
7 41 (24.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (21.69%) Linux
9 34 (20.48%) Security Cleared
9 34 (20.48%) Software Testing
10 32 (19.28%) Test Scripting
11 31 (18.67%) SC Cleared
11 31 (18.67%) QA
12 26 (15.66%) Cucumber
12 26 (15.66%) ISTQB
12 26 (15.66%) Scrum
12 26 (15.66%) Penetration Testing
13 24 (14.46%) Telecoms
13 24 (14.46%) Windows
13 24 (14.46%) C#
13 24 (14.46%) Java
14 23 (13.86%) Python
14 23 (13.86%) DV Cleared
14 23 (13.86%) User Experience
15 22 (13.25%) Manual Testing
15 22 (13.25%) Finance
16 20 (12.05%) ITIL
16 20 (12.05%) SOAP
16 20 (12.05%) Web Services
16 20 (12.05%) SoapUI

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 10 (6.02%) MS Exchange
1 10 (6.02%) SharePoint
1 10 (6.02%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.41%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.02%) LAN
1 10 (6.02%) WAN
2 9 (5.42%) SSH
3 2 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.60%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.60%) GPRS
4 1 (0.60%) GSM
4 1 (0.60%) INAP
4 1 (0.60%) ISUP
4 1 (0.60%) LTE
4 1 (0.60%) SS7
4 1 (0.60%) UMTS
4 1 (0.60%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.60%) VoWiFi
4 1 (0.60%) WCDMA
4 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 57 (34.34%) Selenium
2 41 (24.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (15.66%) Cucumber
4 20 (12.05%) SoapUI
5 14 (8.43%) Visual Studio
6 13 (7.83%) JIRA
6 13 (7.83%) LoadRunner
7 9 (5.42%) Zephyr
8 6 (3.61%) Git (software)
8 6 (3.61%) Selenium IDE
8 6 (3.61%) SpecFlow
9 4 (2.41%) JUnit
10 3 (1.81%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.81%) JBehave
10 3 (1.81%) NUnit
10 3 (1.81%) Protractor
10 3 (1.81%) TestNG
11 2 (1.20%) NeoLoad
11 2 (1.20%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.60%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (14.46%) Telecoms
2 22 (13.25%) Finance
3 18 (10.84%) Marketing
4 11 (6.63%) Electronics
4 11 (6.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.20%) Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Military
5 2 (1.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.05%) REST
1 20 (12.05%) SOAP
1 20 (12.05%) Web Services
2 13 (7.83%) XML
3 11 (6.63%) .NET
4 9 (5.42%) Gherkin
5 8 (4.82%) CSS
5 8 (4.82%) HTML
6 5 (3.01%) HTML5
7 4 (2.41%) Angular 2
7 4 (2.41%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.41%) Classic ASP
7 4 (2.41%) CSS3
7 4 (2.41%) jQuery
7 4 (2.41%) JSON
7 4 (2.41%) OAuth
8 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.20%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.20%) Spring
9 1 (0.60%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.86%) User Experience
2 11 (6.63%) Digital Media
3 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.22%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.61%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.01%) Raspberry Pi
7 2 (1.20%) iPad
7 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.20%) SCADA
8 1 (0.60%) CESG
8 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.69%) Linux
2 24 (14.46%) Windows
3 11 (6.63%) Unix
3 11 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) Android
4 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.60%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (35.54%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (25.90%) Automated Testing
3 34 (20.48%) Software Testing
4 32 (19.28%) Test Scripting
5 26 (15.66%) Penetration Testing
5 26 (15.66%) Scrum
6 22 (13.25%) Manual Testing
7 20 (12.05%) ITIL
8 18 (10.84%) Kanban
9 17 (10.24%) Non-Functional Testing
10 16 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (9.04%) SDLC
12 14 (8.43%) Performance Testing
13 13 (7.83%) BDD
13 13 (7.83%) Mentoring
13 13 (7.83%) Regression Testing
13 13 (7.83%) Unit Testing
14 12 (7.23%) Security Testing
14 12 (7.23%) User Stories
15 11 (6.63%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.92%) SQL
2 24 (14.46%) C#
2 24 (14.46%) Java
3 23 (13.86%) Python
4 19 (11.45%) JavaScript
5 17 (10.24%) C++
6 10 (6.02%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.61%) PHP
8 5 (3.01%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.81%) Ruby
9 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.20%) C
10 2 (1.20%) Perl
11 1 (0.60%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 47 (28.31%) ISEB
2 34 (20.48%) Security Cleared
3 31 (18.67%) SC Cleared
4 26 (15.66%) ISTQB
5 23 (13.86%) DV Cleared
6 14 (8.43%) Degree
7 11 (6.63%) CHECK Team Leader
8 10 (6.02%) CREST Certified
9 9 (5.42%) OSCP
10 8 (4.82%) CHECK Team Member
11 7 (4.22%) SANS
12 6 (3.61%) GIAC
12 6 (3.61%) GPEN
12 6 (3.61%) Tigerscheme
13 4 (2.41%) CEH
14 2 (1.20%) CISSP
15 1 (0.60%) CCNP
15 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.60%) OSCE
15 1 (0.60%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (18.67%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) ISO 14001
2 4 (2.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (6.02%) Hyper-V
1 10 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (6.02%) SCCM
1 10 (6.02%) SCOM
2 5 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.01%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.60%) Nessus
Vendors
1 50 (30.12%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.83%) HP
3 11 (6.63%) SAP
4 10 (6.02%) VMware
5 7 (4.22%) Oracle
6 1 (0.60%) Huawei
6 1 (0.60%) Nokia Networks
South West
NHS Digital
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
4Com Plc
Salary: Competitive + Audi A1*
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
Falmouth, Cornwall
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Austell, Cornwall
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipplepen, Devon
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
Dartmouth, Devon
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
Barnstaple, Devon
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
Torquay, Devon
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago
Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 6 days ago