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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 93 91 93
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.78% 0.56% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.59% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 10
Average salary £45,000 £32,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.62% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,750 £33,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
1237 1023 1141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 96.41% 96.24% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1034 866 1036
Average salary £37,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.63% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,290 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram 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 16 September 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
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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 +7 9 £47,500 +48.43%
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 13 (48.15%) SQL
1 13 (48.15%) QA
2 11 (40.74%) Automated Testing
2 11 (40.74%) Computer Science
2 11 (40.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (37.04%) VBScript
3 10 (37.04%) VB
3 10 (37.04%) MS Office
3 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
3 10 (37.04%) ISEB
4 9 (33.33%) Scrum
4 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (29.63%) Finance
5 8 (29.63%) VBA
6 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Security Testing
8 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS
8 5 (18.52%) Cyber Security
8 5 (18.52%) Change Control
9 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
9 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
10 3 (11.11%) Information Security
10 3 (11.11%) XML
10 3 (11.11%) UNIX
10 3 (11.11%) Test Management
10 3 (11.11%) Banking
10 3 (11.11%) Retail
10 3 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 10 (37.04%) MS Office
1 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Wireless
1 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.70%) Metasploit
3 1 (3.70%) TestNG
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Games
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) REST
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
2 2 (7.41%) CentOS
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Debian
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Automated Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Scrum
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Security Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Cyber Security
5 5 (18.52%) Change Control
6 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
7 3 (11.11%) Information Security
7 3 (11.11%) Test Management
7 3 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (3.70%) Line Management
8 1 (3.70%) Process Management
8 1 (3.70%) ERP
8 1 (3.70%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 10 (37.04%) VBScript
2 10 (37.04%) VB
3 8 (29.63%) VBA
4 2 (7.41%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) ISEB
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) CEH
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) OSCP
3 2 (7.41%) OSCE
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) QA
2 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS
3 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) WebInspect
1 1 (3.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) HP