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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 155 158 169
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 81 56 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.29% 1.06% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.11% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 69 55 39
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
5990 5023 5330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.23% 95.31% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5016 4373 4701
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £50,000
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +28 54 £34,500 +6.15% 11
Somerset -5 10 £30,000 -11.76% 4
Gloucestershire -11 7 £38,000 +35.71% 5
Wiltshire -1 5 £47,500 +48.43% 1
Dorset -8 4 £28,750 -4.16% 1
Devon -25 1 £25,000 -26.47%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 72 (36.55%) Software Testing
2 67 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (30.96%) Automated Testing
4 57 (28.93%) QA
5 50 (25.38%) ISEB
6 42 (21.32%) Degree
7 41 (20.81%) SQL
8 38 (19.29%) Selenium
9 35 (17.77%) Manual Testing
10 33 (16.75%) Finance
11 29 (14.72%) Scrum
12 28 (14.21%) Microsoft
12 28 (14.21%) MS Excel
12 28 (14.21%) Test Scripting
13 26 (13.20%) Test Automation
14 25 (12.69%) Penetration Testing
14 25 (12.69%) QuickTest Pro
14 25 (12.69%) .NET
15 24 (12.18%) C#
15 24 (12.18%) Test Strategy
16 23 (11.68%) Performance Testing
17 22 (11.17%) Windows
18 19 (9.64%) Automation Testing
18 19 (9.64%) Security Cleared
19 18 (9.14%) Computer Science
19 18 (9.14%) Java
20 17 (8.63%) Linux
20 17 (8.63%) UNIX
20 17 (8.63%) User Acceptance Testing
21 16 (8.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (1.02%) CMS
1 2 (1.02%) SAS
2 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (14.21%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.60%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.57%) LAN
1 9 (4.57%) WAN
2 3 (1.52%) Intranet
2 3 (1.52%) Internet
3 2 (1.02%) FTP
3 2 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.02%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.51%) Network Security
4 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.06%) MS Access
2 3 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.51%) Big Data
3 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (19.29%) Selenium
2 25 (12.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (5.58%) WebDriver
5 9 (4.57%) LoadRunner
5 9 (4.57%) JMeter
6 7 (3.55%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.05%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.54%) Ranorex
8 5 (2.54%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.03%) JUnit
9 4 (2.03%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.03%) Calabash
9 4 (2.03%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.52%) MSBuild
10 3 (1.52%) Maven
11 2 (1.02%) Gerrit
11 2 (1.02%) TestLink
11 2 (1.02%) WATIR
11 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (16.75%) Finance
2 10 (5.08%) Banking
2 10 (5.08%) Retail
3 5 (2.54%) Legal
3 5 (2.54%) Games
4 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.52%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.51%) Military
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.69%) .NET
2 10 (5.08%) HTML
3 9 (4.57%) CSS
4 4 (2.03%) Middleware
4 4 (2.03%) XML
5 3 (1.52%) REST
5 3 (1.52%) CSS3
5 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.52%) COM
6 2 (1.02%) Web Services
7 1 (0.51%) HTML5
7 1 (0.51%) Java EE
7 1 (0.51%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.14%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.55%) N-Tier
3 5 (2.54%) Mathematics
3 5 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.03%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.03%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.52%) Open Source
5 3 (1.52%) Social Network
5 3 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.51%) EMV
6 1 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.17%) Windows
2 17 (8.63%) Linux
2 17 (8.63%) UNIX
3 2 (1.02%) Debian
3 2 (1.02%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.02%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (36.55%) Software Testing
2 67 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (30.96%) Automated Testing
4 35 (17.77%) Manual Testing
5 29 (14.72%) Scrum
6 28 (14.21%) Test Scripting
7 26 (13.20%) Test Automation
8 25 (12.69%) Penetration Testing
9 24 (12.18%) Test Strategy
10 23 (11.68%) Performance Testing
11 19 (9.64%) Automation Testing
12 17 (8.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (7.61%) ITIL
14 14 (7.11%) Cyber Security
15 13 (6.60%) Information Security
16 12 (6.09%) Regression Testing
16 12 (6.09%) Mentoring
17 11 (5.58%) Web Testing
17 11 (5.58%) Risk Management
18 10 (5.08%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (20.81%) SQL
2 24 (12.18%) C#
3 18 (9.14%) Java
4 12 (6.09%) VB
5 11 (5.58%) C
5 11 (5.58%) Shell Script
6 9 (4.57%) Ruby
6 9 (4.57%) VBScript
7 8 (4.06%) Python
7 8 (4.06%) VBA
7 8 (4.06%) C++
8 7 (3.55%) Perl
9 5 (2.54%) PHP
10 4 (2.03%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.03%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.52%) VB6
12 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 50 (25.38%) ISEB
2 42 (21.32%) Degree
3 19 (9.64%) Security Cleared
4 16 (8.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (6.09%) ISTQB
6 11 (5.58%) SC Cleared
7 9 (4.57%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.55%) CISSP
9 6 (3.05%) CISA
10 5 (2.54%) OSCP
11 4 (2.03%) CEH
11 4 (2.03%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (28.93%) QA
2 5 (2.54%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.51%) WMI
1 1 (0.51%) Nessus
1 1 (0.51%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 28 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.58%) Oracle
3 5 (2.54%) Cisco
4 4 (2.03%) HP
5 3 (1.52%) Telerik
6 1 (0.51%) New Relic
6 1 (0.51%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.51%) Empirix
6 1 (0.51%) IBM
6 1 (0.51%) Compuware
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Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Company Car + More
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £800000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 20 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago