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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 64 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 0.17% 1.35% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 1.39% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 7
Average salary £40,000 £22,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.77% -31.81%
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
554 433 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 96.52% 97.52% 94.06%
Number of salaries quoted 452 400 468
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Volume Testing
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) ASIC
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telerik
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) ASIC
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Volume Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Telerik
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Superb Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 20% bonus, pension, flexi-time
Posted: 4 days ago