The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 98 90 99
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.35% 0.94% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.98% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 3
Median salary £35,000 £43,750 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.42%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 813 1021 984
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 96.10% 96.23% 97.72%
Number of salaries quoted 669 668 805
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £62,500
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 Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Gloucestershire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Gloucestershire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stroud -2 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Gloucester -4 1 - -
Cirencester - 1 £30,000 -
Software Tester
South West

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) PHP

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) PHPUnit
4 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP