The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West 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
Tester
England / South West
Rank 150 193 195
Rank change year-on-year +43 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 91 64 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.79% 1.09% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.13% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 75 49 48
Median salary £40,000 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.58% +12.30%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £27,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 4917 5654 5814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.66% 96.70% 97.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4106 4670 4874
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 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in the South West

Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Tester in the South West

Tester
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in the South West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in the South West

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 Tester within the South West 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
Bristol +26 42 £42,500 +34.92% 9
Gloucestershire +1 21 £40,000 -20.00% 9
Somerset -8 20 £35,000 +16.66% 13
Wiltshire +16 8 £33,750 +26.16% 10
Dorset +28 1 - - 7
Cornwall - 1 £21,500 - 8
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South West region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 70 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (43.75%) Selenium
3 47 (32.64%) Automated Testing
3 47 (32.64%) Java
4 45 (31.25%) C#
5 40 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 30 (20.83%) SQL
7 28 (19.44%) QA
8 27 (18.75%) WebDriver
9 26 (18.06%) Finance
9 26 (18.06%) JavaScript
9 26 (18.06%) Web Services
9 26 (18.06%) Microsoft
9 26 (18.06%) ISEB
10 25 (17.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (16.67%) Scrum
12 23 (15.97%) Cucumber
13 22 (15.28%) Non-Functional Testing
13 22 (15.28%) Degree
13 22 (15.28%) Software Testing
13 22 (15.28%) Linux
14 21 (14.58%) BDD
14 21 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (14.58%) Manual Testing
15 20 (13.89%) Regression Testing
16 19 (13.19%) Open Source
17 18 (12.50%) Test Scripting
18 17 (11.81%) REST
18 17 (11.81%) SpecFlow
18 17 (11.81%) ISTQB

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.39%) CMS
2 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (6.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) GitHub
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.25%) SSH
2 6 (4.17%) HTTP
2 6 (4.17%) Wireless
3 4 (2.78%) Firewall
4 2 (1.39%) Internet
4 2 (1.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) Big Data
3 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (43.75%) Selenium
2 27 (18.75%) WebDriver
3 25 (17.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (15.97%) Cucumber
5 17 (11.81%) SpecFlow
6 15 (10.42%) SoapUI
7 14 (9.72%) JIRA
8 11 (7.64%) Git (software)
9 9 (6.25%) JUnit
9 9 (6.25%) Zephyr
10 8 (5.56%) Jenkins
10 8 (5.56%) Protractor
10 8 (5.56%) Visual Studio
11 7 (4.86%) Appium
11 7 (4.86%) Calabash
11 7 (4.86%) Jasmine
11 7 (4.86%) JMeter
11 7 (4.86%) TestNG
12 6 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
13 5 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 26 (18.06%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Marketing
2 11 (7.64%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.94%) Electronics
3 10 (6.94%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.56%) Retail
5 2 (1.39%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.69%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.06%) Web Services
2 17 (11.81%) REST
3 15 (10.42%) .NET
4 13 (9.03%) Gherkin
5 10 (6.94%) CSS
5 10 (6.94%) HTML
5 10 (6.94%) SOAP
6 8 (5.56%) JSON
7 6 (4.17%) XML
8 3 (2.08%) CSS3
9 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.69%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.69%) Java EE
9 1 (0.69%) Middleware
9 1 (0.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.86%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.08%) CESG
4 3 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.69%) Fintech
5 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.69%) iPad
5 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.28%) Linux
2 16 (11.11%) Windows
3 10 (6.94%) Unix
4 4 (2.78%) Android
4 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.08%) Kali Linux
5 3 (2.08%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (32.64%) Automated Testing
3 40 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 24 (16.67%) Scrum
5 22 (15.28%) Non-Functional Testing
5 22 (15.28%) Software Testing
6 21 (14.58%) BDD
6 21 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (14.58%) Manual Testing
7 20 (13.89%) Regression Testing
8 19 (13.19%) Open Source
9 18 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 15 (10.42%) Functional Testing
11 14 (9.72%) Test Management
11 14 (9.72%) Test Strategy
12 13 (9.03%) SDLC
13 11 (7.64%) Automation Testing
13 11 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (7.64%) TDD
14 10 (6.94%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (32.64%) Java
2 45 (31.25%) C#
3 30 (20.83%) SQL
4 26 (18.06%) JavaScript
5 15 (10.42%) Python
5 15 (10.42%) Ruby
6 8 (5.56%) C++
7 5 (3.47%) Scala
8 4 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.78%) XPath
9 1 (0.69%) Perl
9 1 (0.69%) PHP
9 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (18.06%) ISEB
2 22 (15.28%) Degree
3 17 (11.81%) ISTQB
4 16 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 13 (9.03%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.64%) CHECK Team Leader
7 8 (5.56%) CHECK Team Member
8 6 (4.17%) CEH
9 4 (2.78%) CREST Certified
9 4 (2.78%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.78%) OSCP
10 3 (2.08%) CISSP
10 3 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (2.08%) SANS
11 2 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (19.44%) QA
2 4 (2.78%) SDET
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.08%) Nessus
3 3 (2.08%) SCCM
4 1 (0.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.03%) HP
3 10 (6.94%) SAP
4 7 (4.86%) Oracle
5 5 (3.47%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.39%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.69%) Panasonic
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