The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bath during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 36 44
Rank change year-on-year -16 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bath 2.36% 4.49% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 4.64% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 1
Median salary £42,500 £38,750 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.67% +93.75%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.57% -  

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 454 302 287
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bath 97.22% 96.79% 98.97%
Number of salaries quoted 318 288 266
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 19 (86.36%) Test Automation
2 14 (63.64%) Selenium
3 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Web Services
4 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Regression Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Python
6 6 (27.27%) HTTP
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) HP UFT
7 4 (18.18%) Change Management
7 4 (18.18%) Financial Institution
7 4 (18.18%) Banking
7 4 (18.18%) Java
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) General Ledger
7 4 (18.18%) Wealth Management
7 4 (18.18%) QA
7 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 4 (18.18%) BDD
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (13.64%) SDLC
8 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
8 3 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
8 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy

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 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Selenium
2 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 4 (18.18%) HP UFT
4 2 (9.09%) JUnit
4 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
1 4 (18.18%) Financial Institution
1 4 (18.18%) General Ledger
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) LAMP
3 2 (9.09%) Java EE
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) REST
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Test Automation
2 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Regression Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
6 4 (18.18%) BDD
6 4 (18.18%) Change Management
6 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 4 (18.18%) Wealth Management
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
7 3 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
7 3 (13.64%) SDLC
7 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.09%) Case Management
8 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 6 (27.27%) Python
2 4 (18.18%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) VBScript
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft