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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 62 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 1.40% 0.71% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 0.73% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 6
Average salary £45,000 £32,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.62% +20.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £31,650 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £32,350 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
686 545 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 95.81% 97.32% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 554 443 486
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,080 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £57,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Swindon

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 12 (57.14%) QA
2 11 (52.38%) Automated Testing
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (52.38%) Computer Science
3 10 (47.62%) VBScript
3 10 (47.62%) VB
3 10 (47.62%) MS Office
3 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
4 9 (42.86%) ISEB
4 9 (42.86%) Scrum
5 8 (38.10%) VBA
6 7 (33.33%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
7 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
7 4 (19.05%) Cyber Security
8 3 (14.29%) Test Management
8 3 (14.29%) Banking
8 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 3 (14.29%) XML
9 2 (9.52%) UNIX
9 2 (9.52%) Linux
9 2 (9.52%) Java
9 2 (9.52%) Web Services
9 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
9 2 (9.52%) Games
9 2 (9.52%) Debian

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 10 (47.62%) MS Office
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
1 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Metasploit
3 1 (4.76%) TestNG
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Games
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Debian
1 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
1 2 (9.52%) CentOS
1 2 (9.52%) UNIX
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Automated Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Scrum
3 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Cyber Security
4 3 (14.29%) Test Management
4 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security
5 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Process Management
6 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) VBScript
2 10 (47.62%) VB
3 8 (38.10%) VBA
4 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 2 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) OSCP
3 2 (9.52%) OSCE
3 2 (9.52%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
3 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Nessus
1 1 (4.76%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) HP