The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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

Tester
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 57 54
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 2.47% 0.40% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 0.42% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Median salary £40,000 £53,750 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.58% +39.61%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. 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
Cheltenham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 219 478 398
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 90.12% 95.79% 97.55%
Number of salaries quoted 174 326 321
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Cheltenham

Tester
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Salary trend for Tester in Cheltenham

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Cheltenham region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Wireless
2 5 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (35.71%) CHECK Team Member
2 5 (35.71%) Regulatory Compliance
3 4 (28.57%) CHECK Team Leader
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Security Management
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) ISEB
4 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
4 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 3 (21.43%) JSON
4 3 (21.43%) Wealth Management
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 2 (14.29%) Zephyr
5 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 2 (14.29%) Data Transformation
5 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (14.29%) JIRA
5 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Wireless
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) SSH
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) JSON
2 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 2 (14.29%) REST
2 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (35.71%) Regulatory Compliance
2 4 (28.57%) Security Management
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Wealth Management
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) BDD
4 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (14.29%) Data Transformation
4 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Kanban
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) OOP
4 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) C++
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) CHECK Team Member
3 4 (28.57%) CHECK Team Leader
3 4 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.14%) CREST Certified
5 1 (7.14%) OSCP
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
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