The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
South West / Bristol
Rank 120 128 124
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 11 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.61% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.39% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 5
Median salary £40,000 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.98% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £29,400 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £31,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year - +4.83%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1760 1779 1875
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 97.13% 96.74% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1454 1557 1574
Median salary £43,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.87% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Bristol

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Bristol

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Bristol over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Bristol

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bristol region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium
3 6 (46.15%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 5 (38.46%) SDLC
5 4 (30.77%) Protractor
5 4 (30.77%) TestNG
5 4 (30.77%) Open Source
5 4 (30.77%) Jasmine
5 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 4 (30.77%) .NET
5 4 (30.77%) JUnit
5 4 (30.77%) CSS
6 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
7 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
7 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
8 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
8 1 (7.69%) SAP

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Jasmine
2 4 (30.77%) JUnit
2 4 (30.77%) Protractor
2 4 (30.77%) TestNG
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) Robot Framework
4 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) CSS
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (38.46%) SDLC
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) Open Source
4 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
6 1 (7.69%) Physics
6 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.69%) Usability Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Use Case
6 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
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