Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Tester
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 141 149
Rank change year-on-year +23 +8 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 90 43 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.35% 1.33% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 1.38% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 79 35 48
Bristol median annual salary £50,000 £32,500 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.85% +0.78% -6.52%
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,950 £21,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £40,250 £59,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +12.68% +1.43% +3.70%

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 3734 3125 3676
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.52% 96.96% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3107 2679 3184
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,650 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Bristol

Tester
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Tester in Bristol

Tester
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Bristol region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 77 (85.56%) Test Automation
2 66 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (50.00%) Selenium
4 43 (47.78%) C#
4 43 (47.78%) Java
5 36 (40.00%) SQL
6 33 (36.67%) Ruby
6 33 (36.67%) Software Testing
6 33 (36.67%) Cucumber
7 32 (35.56%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (33.33%) QA
9 25 (27.78%) JMeter
10 24 (26.67%) JUnit
10 24 (26.67%) Open Source
11 23 (25.56%) SpecFlow
12 22 (24.44%) Degree
12 22 (24.44%) Python
13 21 (23.33%) Jenkins
14 20 (22.22%) JIRA
14 20 (22.22%) Jasmine
15 19 (21.11%) Calabash
15 19 (21.11%) SDLC
15 19 (21.11%) Protractor
16 18 (20.00%) Appium
16 18 (20.00%) Finance
16 18 (20.00%) ISTQB
16 18 (20.00%) TDD
17 17 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (17.78%) DevOps
18 16 (17.78%) .NET

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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (13.33%) Confluence
2 1 (1.11%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (11.11%) SaaS
2 9 (10.00%) IaaS
2 9 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (1.11%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 45 (50.00%) Selenium
2 33 (36.67%) Cucumber
3 25 (27.78%) JMeter
4 24 (26.67%) JUnit
5 23 (25.56%) SpecFlow
6 21 (23.33%) Jenkins
7 20 (22.22%) Jasmine
7 20 (22.22%) JIRA
8 19 (21.11%) Calabash
8 19 (21.11%) Protractor
9 18 (20.00%) Appium
10 16 (17.78%) JBehave
10 16 (17.78%) WebDriver
11 12 (13.33%) Gatling
11 12 (13.33%) TeamCity
12 9 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (10.00%) Git (software)
12 9 (10.00%) Mercurial
12 9 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (10.00%) TestNG
General
1 18 (20.00%) Finance
2 12 (13.33%) Marketing
3 10 (11.11%) Electronics
3 10 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 10 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Advertising
4 1 (1.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.78%) .NET
2 15 (16.67%) REST
3 10 (11.11%) Web Services
4 9 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 9 (10.00%) CSS
4 9 (10.00%) HTML
4 9 (10.00%) JSON
4 9 (10.00%) React
5 8 (8.89%) Behat
6 5 (5.56%) XML
7 3 (3.33%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.56%) User Experience
4 3 (3.33%) Fintech
5 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.44%) Windows
2 7 (7.78%) Linux
2 7 (7.78%) Unix
3 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.22%) Android
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (85.56%) Test Automation
2 66 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (36.67%) Software Testing
4 32 (35.56%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (26.67%) Open Source
6 19 (21.11%) SDLC
7 18 (20.00%) TDD
8 16 (17.78%) DevOps
9 15 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 12 (13.33%) Analytical Thinking
11 11 (12.22%) Test Scripting
12 10 (11.11%) BDD
12 10 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
12 10 (11.11%) OO
12 10 (11.11%) Programme Management
13 9 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (10.00%) SDET
14 7 (7.78%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 43 (47.78%) C#
1 43 (47.78%) Java
2 36 (40.00%) SQL
3 33 (36.67%) Ruby
4 22 (24.44%) Python
5 12 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.22%) C++
6 2 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (24.44%) Degree
2 18 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 15 (16.67%) ISEB
4 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.33%) CREST Certified
6 3 (3.33%) OSCP
7 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.11%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (11.11%) SAP
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle