The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 80 95 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.99% 0.51% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.52% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 0
Average salary £25,000 £28,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Tester
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1082 1144 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 97.30% 96.30% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 921 1030 824
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Tester
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Tester Salary Trend in South Wales

Tester
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in South Wales

Tester
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +5 7 £29,500 +3.50% 2
Torfaen - 3 £22,500 -
Newport - 1 £40,000 -
Tester
Wales

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Degree
4 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Java
4 7 (33.33%) ISEB
5 5 (23.81%) QA
5 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
6 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Android
6 4 (19.05%) C#
7 3 (14.29%) .NET
7 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
8 2 (9.52%) BDD
8 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 2 (9.52%) Scrum
8 2 (9.52%) C++
8 2 (9.52%) Python
8 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Selenium
9 1 (4.76%) GlassFish
9 1 (4.76%) JIRA
9 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) JBoss
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.76%) GlassFish
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) Informix
1 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) JBehave
2 1 (4.76%) Mocha
2 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.76%) PhantomJS
2 1 (4.76%) Zephyr
2 1 (4.76%) JUnit
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.76%) Legal
1 1 (4.76%) Advertising
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) DOM
2 1 (4.76%) WinForms
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.52%) BDD
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
8 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.76%) TDD
8 1 (4.76%) OOP
8 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Degree
2 7 (33.33%) ISEB
2 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
1 1 (4.76%) TOWER Software
1 1 (4.76%) Telerik
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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