Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bath during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Software Tester
Somerset > Bath
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 66 64
Rank change year-on-year -16 -2 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 7 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bath 0.91% 1.79% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.85% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 7
Bath median annual salary £30,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £19,500 £33,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £39,350 £42,500 £38,750
Somerset median annual salary £31,500 £37,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year -16.00% +41.51% -11.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bath. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Bath
Permanent vacancies in Bath with a recognized job title 753 595 564
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.67% 97.06% 98.43%
Number of salaries quoted 648 557 524
Bath median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,600 £23,400 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bath.

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
Salary Histogram in Bath

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Bath over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Bath

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Digital Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) HTTP
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) ICMP
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Digital Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft