The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bath during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 38 44
Rank change year-on-year -19 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bath 0.85% 4.05% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 4.18% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 1
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +87.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,125 £28,750 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,375 £42,500 £21,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,750 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +3.84% +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 455 311 285
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bath 97.22% 96.88% 98.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1369 1278
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +9.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £28,250 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 9 (100.00%) Web Services
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Selenium
3 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Python
3 6 (66.67%) HTTP
3 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) VBScript
4 3 (33.33%) MySQL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 3 (33.33%) LAMP
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) Defect Management

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:

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 6 (66.67%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft