The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 102 91 78
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 7 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.24% 0.62% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.65% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 16
Average salary £31,250 £19,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.47% -41.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £19,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £20,200 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
1177 1083 999
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 95.69% 96.18% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 979 917 919
Average salary £38,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

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

Tester Salary Trend in Wiltshire

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 Tester within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 25 November 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 - 2 £31,250 - 1
Trowbridge +7 1 - -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 8 (50.00%) QA
2 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
4 5 (31.25%) VBScript
4 5 (31.25%) VB
4 5 (31.25%) MS Office
4 5 (31.25%) ISEB
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
6 3 (18.75%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) VBA
6 3 (18.75%) XML
7 2 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 2 (12.50%) Games
7 2 (12.50%) Debian
7 2 (12.50%) Change Control
7 2 (12.50%) OSCP
7 2 (12.50%) OSCE
7 2 (12.50%) SaaS
7 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 5 (31.25%) MS Office
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) TestNG
2 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Debian
1 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
1 2 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Test Management
3 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) Process Management
4 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) VBScript
2 5 (31.25%) VB
3 3 (18.75%) VBA
4 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 2 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) OSCP
3 2 (12.50%) OSCE
3 2 (12.50%) CEH
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Telerik