The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
England / South West
Rank 208 228 222
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 24 25 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.48% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.44% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 22 23 23
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,700 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £40,200
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 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 4855 5684 5853
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.66% 96.72% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4048 4697 4899
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £60,000
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 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 26 March 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 26 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
Bristol +9 11 £40,000 +26.98% 6
Somerset -1 7 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Gloucestershire 0 3 £35,000 -20.00%
Wiltshire +20 2 £30,750 +21.78%
Cornwall - 1 £21,500 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 South West region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 14 (38.89%) C#
3 12 (33.33%) SQL
3 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 11 (30.56%) Java
4 11 (30.56%) Regression Testing
5 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 8 (22.22%) ISEB
7 7 (19.44%) Web Services
7 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
7 7 (19.44%) Unit Testing
8 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (16.67%) .NET
9 5 (13.89%) C++
9 5 (13.89%) Python
9 5 (13.89%) HTTP
9 5 (13.89%) Degree
9 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
9 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.89%) SDLC
10 4 (11.11%) Protractor
10 4 (11.11%) Jasmine
10 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.11%) Jasmine
4 4 (11.11%) JUnit
4 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 4 (11.11%) Protractor
4 4 (11.11%) TestNG
5 3 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.56%) JIRA
7 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.78%) MSTest
7 1 (2.78%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.78%) Robot Framework
7 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) Web Services
2 6 (16.67%) .NET
3 4 (11.11%) CSS
3 4 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
1 4 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 11 (30.56%) Regression Testing
4 9 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Unit Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.89%) SDLC
8 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Open Source
8 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
9 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.33%) Smoke Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) C#
2 12 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (30.56%) Java
4 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (13.89%) C++
5 5 (13.89%) Python
6 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) ISEB
2 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) Degree
3 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) HP
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
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