Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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

Tester
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 76 45
Rank change year-on-year +9 -31 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 17 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.59% 2.33% 4.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 2.41% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 35
Cheltenham median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -46.15%
Gloucestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -22.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. 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
Cheltenham
Permanent vacancies in Cheltenham with a recognized job title 487 706 682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.84% 93.55%
Number of salaries quoted 419 614 499
Cheltenham median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £27,650 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
Gloucestershire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +1.22% +2.50%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

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
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Cheltenham over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Cheltenham

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Confluence
5 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) NUnit
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) MariaDB
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) NUnit
3 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CHECK Team Member
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA