The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West 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
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 150 190
Rank change year-on-year +6 +40  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 103 88 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.94% 1.68% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 1.72% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 88 82 61
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,250 £45,000
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 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 5162 5111 5787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.08% 97.59% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4287 4330 4876
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 £55,648 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in 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 27 June 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 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
Bristol -2 53 £48,750 +50.00% 7
Gloucestershire -10 19 £45,000 +12.50%
Wiltshire +10 12 £26,750 -43.68% 1
Somerset -2 12 £40,000 +3.22%
Devon +3 4 £26,750 -10.83% 1
Dorset -4 3 £38,750 +19.23%
Cornwall - 1 - -
Tester
England

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

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 South West region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 152 (78.35%) Test Automation
2 98 (50.52%) Selenium
2 98 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (40.72%) Java
4 70 (36.08%) C#
5 67 (34.54%) QA
6 52 (26.80%) Software Testing
7 45 (23.20%) WebDriver
7 45 (23.20%) Cucumber
8 42 (21.65%) JavaScript
9 41 (21.13%) SQL
9 41 (21.13%) Open Source
10 40 (20.62%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (19.59%) Finance
12 35 (18.04%) Degree
13 34 (17.53%) Test Scripting
14 33 (17.01%) Web Services
15 32 (16.49%) Manual Testing
16 31 (15.98%) Windows
16 31 (15.98%) Ruby
17 29 (14.95%) Regression Testing
18 28 (14.43%) Python
19 26 (13.40%) .NET
19 26 (13.40%) Test Strategy
19 26 (13.40%) SDLC
20 24 (12.37%) Non-Functional Testing
20 24 (12.37%) Scrum
21 22 (11.34%) JMeter
21 22 (11.34%) HTML
21 22 (11.34%) JUnit

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 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (6.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.55%) SaaS
3 2 (1.03%) IaaS
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.03%) PaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.52%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.12%) HTTP
2 5 (2.58%) Firewall
2 5 (2.58%) Wireless
3 3 (1.55%) SSH
4 2 (1.03%) SSL
5 1 (0.52%) Internet
5 1 (0.52%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.61%) Big Data
3 3 (1.55%) MySQL
3 3 (1.55%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 98 (50.52%) Selenium
2 45 (23.20%) Cucumber
2 45 (23.20%) WebDriver
3 22 (11.34%) JMeter
3 22 (11.34%) JUnit
4 18 (9.28%) SoapUI
4 18 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (8.76%) Jasmine
5 17 (8.76%) Protractor
6 16 (8.25%) JIRA
6 16 (8.25%) SpecFlow
7 15 (7.73%) TestNG
8 14 (7.22%) Calabash
9 13 (6.70%) Appium
10 10 (5.15%) Git (software)
10 10 (5.15%) Jenkins
11 8 (4.12%) WATIR
12 7 (3.61%) Visual Studio
13 6 (3.09%) NUnit
14 5 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 38 (19.59%) Finance
2 18 (9.28%) Manufacturing
3 13 (6.70%) Marketing
3 13 (6.70%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.19%) Electronics
5 5 (2.58%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.06%) Advertising
6 4 (2.06%) Banking
6 4 (2.06%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.03%) Games
7 2 (1.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.01%) Web Services
2 26 (13.40%) .NET
3 22 (11.34%) HTML
3 22 (11.34%) REST
4 16 (8.25%) CSS
5 10 (5.15%) JSON
6 9 (4.64%) XML
7 8 (4.12%) Gherkin
8 7 (3.61%) SOAP
9 6 (3.09%) Node.js
10 3 (1.55%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.55%) LAMP
10 3 (1.55%) Middleware
11 2 (1.03%) Behat
11 2 (1.03%) J2EE
11 2 (1.03%) Java EE
11 2 (1.03%) React
12 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.22%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.12%) User Experience
4 7 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.55%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.03%) CESG
6 2 (1.03%) Fintech
6 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.03%) NHS
7 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.98%) Windows
2 22 (11.34%) Linux
3 18 (9.28%) Unix
4 8 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.58%) Android
5 5 (2.58%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.58%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.55%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.55%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.03%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (78.35%) Test Automation
2 98 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (26.80%) Software Testing
4 41 (21.13%) Open Source
5 40 (20.62%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (17.53%) Test Scripting
7 32 (16.49%) Manual Testing
8 29 (14.95%) Regression Testing
9 26 (13.40%) SDLC
9 26 (13.40%) Test Strategy
10 24 (12.37%) Non-Functional Testing
10 24 (12.37%) Scrum
11 18 (9.28%) BDD
12 15 (7.73%) SDET
13 14 (7.22%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (7.22%) DevOps
14 13 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (6.70%) Functional Testing
15 12 (6.19%) Programme Management
15 12 (6.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 79 (40.72%) Java
2 70 (36.08%) C#
3 42 (21.65%) JavaScript
4 41 (21.13%) SQL
5 31 (15.98%) Ruby
6 28 (14.43%) Python
7 8 (4.12%) Scala
8 5 (2.58%) C++
9 3 (1.55%) VBScript
9 3 (1.55%) XPath
10 2 (1.03%) Perl
10 2 (1.03%) PHP
11 1 (0.52%) AWK
11 1 (0.52%) sed
11 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.52%) VB
11 1 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (18.04%) Degree
2 15 (7.73%) ISEB
2 15 (7.73%) ISTQB
3 11 (5.67%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.64%) CHECK Team Leader
5 8 (4.12%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.61%) CHECK Team Member
7 5 (2.58%) HNC
8 3 (1.55%) CEH
8 3 (1.55%) CREST Certified
8 3 (1.55%) OSCP
9 2 (1.03%) CISSP
9 2 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.03%) SANS
10 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.52%) OSCE
10 1 (0.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (34.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.03%) Nessus
2 2 (1.03%) SCCM
3 1 (0.52%) HockeyApp
3 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (9.79%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.19%) SAP
3 7 (3.61%) Oracle
3 7 (3.61%) Xamarin
4 3 (1.55%) HP
5 1 (0.52%) Cadence
5 1 (0.52%) Perforce
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