Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bath during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

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

Tester
Somerset > Bath
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 68 60
Rank change year-on-year -7 -8 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bath 2.11% 1.77% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.82% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 10
Bath median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £21,900 £33,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £53,375 £42,500 £38,750
Somerset median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year -13.33% +31.58% -5.00%

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 741 603 573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.76% 97.26% 98.45%
Number of salaries quoted 640 565 534
Bath median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,225 £23,350 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £58,750
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Bath

Tester
Salary Trend in Bath

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

Salary trend for Tester in Bath

Tester
Salary Histogram in Bath

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Bath over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Bath

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) QA
4 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
6 4 (25.00%) Python
6 4 (25.00%) ISEB
6 4 (25.00%) Analytics
6 4 (25.00%) Digital Analytics
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (18.75%) User Experience
7 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Selenium
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) Scrum
8 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (12.50%) HTTP
8 2 (12.50%) HTML
8 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 2 (12.50%) CSS
8 2 (12.50%) Web Services
8 2 (12.50%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) Release Management
8 2 (12.50%) REST
8 2 (12.50%) WebDriver

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 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) GitLab
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) REST
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Analytics
5 4 (25.00%) Digital Analytics
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) API Testing
7 2 (12.50%) BDD
7 2 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Release Management
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
8 1 (6.25%) Analytical Thinking
8 1 (6.25%) Change Management
8 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
8 1 (6.25%) SDLC
8 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
8 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft