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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 66 73 52
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 9 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 1.23% 0.64% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.66% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 5
Average salary £47,500 £32,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.43% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £31,650 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £32,350 £31,100
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
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
704 610 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 96.31% 97.29% 94.58%
Number of salaries quoted 567 499 425
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Swindon

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (60.00%) QA
2 11 (55.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (55.00%) Automated Testing
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (50.00%) VBScript
3 10 (50.00%) VB
3 10 (50.00%) MS Office
3 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 9 (45.00%) ISEB
4 9 (45.00%) Scrum
4 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (40.00%) VBA
6 7 (35.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
7 4 (20.00%) Cyber Security
8 3 (15.00%) Test Management
8 3 (15.00%) Banking
8 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (15.00%) Degree
8 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (15.00%) XML
9 2 (10.00%) UNIX
9 2 (10.00%) Linux
9 2 (10.00%) Java
9 2 (10.00%) Web Services
9 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
9 2 (10.00%) Games

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (50.00%) MS Office
1 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
1 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Metasploit
3 1 (5.00%) TestNG
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Games
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Debian
1 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (10.00%) CentOS
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Automated Testing
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Scrum
3 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Cyber Security
4 3 (15.00%) Test Management
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security
5 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Process Management
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (5.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) VBScript
2 10 (50.00%) VB
3 8 (40.00%) VBA
4 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) OSCP
3 2 (10.00%) OSCE
3 2 (10.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (60.00%) QA
2 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Nessus
1 1 (5.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) HP