The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bath during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
Somerset / Bath
Rank 42 44 50
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bath 1.50% 1.08% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.10% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 3
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +100.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bath. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bath
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 325 273 292
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bath 97.60% 98.56% 98.65%
Number of salaries quoted 280 254 277
Median salary £38,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.41% +21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bath that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Bath

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Bath

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Bath

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bath region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 5 (71.43%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) HTTP
2 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) C#

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bath by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
1 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £34,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago