The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software 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
Software Tester
Rank 100 89 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.24% 0.20% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.21% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 0
Average salary £30,000 £32,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +16.98%
Software Tester
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wiltshire 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
Wiltshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1191 938 1182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 96.28% 96.11% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1002 787 1056
Average salary £37,000 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.89% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,966 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Wiltshire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Swindon -11 1 £40,000 +25.00%
Trowbridge - 1 £30,000 -
Software Tester
South West

Software Tester
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Wiltshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) UNIX
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) TestNG
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (12.50%) REST
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Process Management
5 1 (12.50%) Back Office
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Academy Housing
5 1 (12.50%) Java

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Wiltshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Academy Housing
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) TestNG
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Process Management
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA