Period
to 23 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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

Software Tester
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 158 185
Rank change year-on-year -14 +27 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 27 23 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.71% 0.72% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.74% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 22 23 18
Bristol median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £26,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.50% -14.40%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £46,825 £35,000 £37,500
South West median annual salary £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -4.41% +13.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Permanent vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 3687 3092 3660
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.51% 96.99% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3068 2688 3162
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,875 £65,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 18 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 17 (62.96%) Software Testing
3 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (40.74%) QA
5 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (29.63%) User Experience
5 8 (29.63%) SDLC
6 7 (25.93%) XML
6 7 (25.93%) Windows
7 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) ISEB
7 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 4 (14.81%) Validation
9 4 (14.81%) .NET
9 4 (14.81%) C#
9 4 (14.81%) JUnit
9 4 (14.81%) Selenium
9 4 (14.81%) Scrum
9 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
9 4 (14.81%) JBehave
9 4 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (14.81%) Software Delivery
9 4 (14.81%) Acceptance Criteria
10 3 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
10 3 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (14.81%) JBehave
2 4 (14.81%) JUnit
2 4 (14.81%) Selenium
3 2 (7.41%) Protractor
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) TestNG
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) XML
2 4 (14.81%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) RESTful
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) User Experience
2 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Fintech
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 17 (62.96%) Software Testing
3 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (29.63%) SDLC
5 4 (14.81%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) Software Delivery
5 4 (14.81%) Validation
6 3 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
6 3 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) Usability Testing
7 2 (7.41%) BDD
7 2 (7.41%) Kanban
8 1 (3.70%) DevOps
8 1 (3.70%) Game Development
8 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
8 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) ISEB
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
3 4 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) SAP