Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Senior Software Tester
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 340 355
Rank change year-on-year +19 +15 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Tester 9 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.088% 0.009% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.010% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 4
South West median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £50,625 £37,500 £38,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £34,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +31.39% -23.89% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10031 10440 11540
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.53% 96.98% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8317 8817 9769
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,700 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,300
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Senior Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Senior Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Tester in the South West

Senior Software Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Tester in the South West

Senior Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Tester in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Tester in the South West

Senior Software Tester
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Tester within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 3 £46,250 -
Somerset - 3 £50,000 - 1
Devon - 2 £36,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £40,000 -
Senior Software Tester
England

Senior Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Senior 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 South West region featuring Senior Software Tester in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) User Experience
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Digital Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement Process
4 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (22.22%) HTTP
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
5 1 (11.11%) ICMP
5 1 (11.11%) .NET

Senior Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MariaDB
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) Protractor
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
2 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement Process
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (22.22%) Digital Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) API Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Information Security
5 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft