The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Software Tester
England / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 197 224
Rank change year-on-year +2 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 39 46 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.74% 0.88% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.90% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 33 46 28
Median salary £32,500 £32,750 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.76% +28.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £30,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,800 £41,250 £32,950
UK excluding London median salary £33,750 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +3.84% +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 the South West. 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
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5136 5115 5811
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.92% 97.61% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4279 4343 4898
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in the South West

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in the South West

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in the South West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in the South West

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 Software Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Bristol -8 19 £35,250 +8.46% 2
Gloucestershire +3 8 £31,500 -18.18%
Dorset 0 4 £38,750 +24.00%
Somerset -7 4 £35,000 -6.66%
Devon 0 3 £23,500 -21.66%
Wiltshire - 1 £32,500 -
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 South West region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 43 (71.67%) Test Automation
2 33 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (55.00%) Software Testing
3 31 (51.67%) Selenium
4 21 (35.00%) SQL
5 19 (31.67%) C#
6 18 (30.00%) QA
7 16 (26.67%) Degree
7 16 (26.67%) SDLC
8 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 12 (20.00%) Web Services
10 11 (18.33%) Java
10 11 (18.33%) .NET
10 11 (18.33%) Regression Testing
10 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (18.33%) Manual Testing
11 10 (16.67%) Unit Testing
11 10 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
11 10 (16.67%) Test Strategy
11 10 (16.67%) Scrum
12 9 (15.00%) HTML
12 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (15.00%) WebDriver
13 8 (13.33%) Open Source
13 8 (13.33%) Jasmine
13 8 (13.33%) TestNG
13 8 (13.33%) JUnit
13 8 (13.33%) Windows
13 8 (13.33%) Microsoft

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:

Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) MySQL
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (51.67%) Selenium
2 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 9 (15.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (13.33%) Jasmine
4 8 (13.33%) JUnit
4 8 (13.33%) Protractor
4 8 (13.33%) TestNG
5 7 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.67%) JIRA
7 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.00%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.33%) Robot Framework
8 2 (3.33%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.67%) Codeception
9 1 (1.67%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Electronics
2 2 (3.33%) Games
2 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.33%) Marketing
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) Web Services
2 11 (18.33%) .NET
3 9 (15.00%) HTML
4 8 (13.33%) CSS
5 5 (8.33%) XML
6 3 (5.00%) LAMP
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.00%) User Experience
3 3 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (71.67%) Test Automation
2 33 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (55.00%) Software Testing
3 16 (26.67%) SDLC
4 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (18.33%) Manual Testing
4 11 (18.33%) Regression Testing
5 10 (16.67%) Scrum
5 10 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 10 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 10 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 8 (13.33%) Open Source
7 4 (6.67%) Defect Management
7 4 (6.67%) Machine Learning
7 4 (6.67%) Mathematics
7 4 (6.67%) Usability Testing
7 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Load Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Performance Testing
8 3 (5.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) SQL
2 19 (31.67%) C#
3 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (18.33%) Java
5 7 (11.67%) Python
6 4 (6.67%) C++
7 3 (5.00%) VBScript
8 2 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (26.67%) Degree
2 7 (11.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.00%) ISEB
4 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (1.67%) Cadence
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