The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 67 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 0.52% 1.02% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.04% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 8
Average salary £35,000 £22,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% -31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,500 £32,850
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £22,500 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Swindon 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
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
552 479 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 96.00% 97.56% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 438 429 508
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Tester
Salary Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Swindon region.

Tester Salary Trend in Swindon

Tester
Salary Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Swindon

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) CEH
3 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) Games
3 2 (28.57%) Debian
3 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) CentOS
3 2 (28.57%) SaaS
3 2 (28.57%) OSCP
3 2 (28.57%) OSCE
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) Games
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Debian
1 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
1 2 (28.57%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Volume Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) CEH
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) OSCP
2 2 (28.57%) OSCE
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) QA
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Telerik