The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 3 months to 27 June 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 / Gloucestershire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 77 86
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 24 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.01% 2.44% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.49% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 16 24 17
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,200 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £50,250 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

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 913 963 997
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 96.61% 98.07% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 729 739 819
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Gloucestershire

Tester
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for Tester in Gloucestershire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Gloucestershire

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 Tester within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Tewkesbury - 8 £31,500 -
Gloucester -4 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Cheltenham +10 3 £70,000 +137.28%
Cirencester - 1 £32,000 -
Tester
South West

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 22 (56.41%) Test Automation
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (41.03%) Finance
4 15 (38.46%) Selenium
5 11 (28.21%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (25.64%) SoapUI
7 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 9 (23.08%) QA
7 9 (23.08%) Java
8 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (20.51%) Wealth Management
8 8 (20.51%) JSON
8 8 (20.51%) WebDriver
8 8 (20.51%) REST
8 8 (20.51%) Test Strategy
8 8 (20.51%) Functional Testing
9 7 (17.95%) Gherkin
9 7 (17.95%) CHECK Team Leader
9 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
9 7 (17.95%) Marketing
9 7 (17.95%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (17.95%) Programme Management
9 7 (17.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (17.95%) C#
9 7 (17.95%) Linux
9 7 (17.95%) SQL
9 7 (17.95%) SAP
9 7 (17.95%) SOAP
9 7 (17.95%) Manufacturing
9 7 (17.95%) Electronics

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 7 (17.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Firewall
1 4 (10.26%) Wireless
2 3 (7.69%) SSH
3 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Selenium
2 10 (25.64%) SoapUI
3 8 (20.51%) WebDriver
4 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
5 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
6 4 (10.26%) JUnit
7 3 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (7.69%) Bitbucket
7 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 3 (7.69%) JIRA
7 3 (7.69%) Maven
7 3 (7.69%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (7.69%) Vagrant
7 3 (7.69%) Zephyr
8 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.56%) Codeception
9 1 (2.56%) PHPUnit
9 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Electronics
2 7 (17.95%) Manufacturing
2 7 (17.95%) Marketing
2 7 (17.95%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) JSON
1 8 (20.51%) REST
2 7 (17.95%) Gherkin
2 7 (17.95%) SOAP
3 5 (12.82%) Web Services
4 3 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Unix
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Test Automation
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (20.51%) Functional Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Test Strategy
5 8 (20.51%) Wealth Management
6 7 (17.95%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (17.95%) Programme Management
7 6 (15.38%) Regulatory Compliance
7 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Scrum
9 4 (10.26%) BDD
9 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Process Improvement
9 4 (10.26%) Security Management
9 4 (10.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) Java
2 7 (17.95%) C#
2 7 (17.95%) SQL
3 6 (15.38%) Ruby
4 3 (7.69%) XPath
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) CHECK Team Leader
2 6 (15.38%) CHECK Team Member
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) ISEB
4 4 (10.26%) Degree
4 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) SAP
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) HP