The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 79 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 20 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.24% 1.84% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.91% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 3
Average salary £29,000 £29,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.69% +22.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £16,500 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,800 £37,500 £30,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1087 1047 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 96.28% 96.14% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 968 923 718
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 £49,186 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
Wales

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -13 10 £29,000 -7.20% 1
Newport +3 1 £32,000 +16.36% 1
Torfaen -2 1 £22,500 -25.00%
Tester
Wales

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) ISEB
3 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
4 6 (27.27%) Android
4 6 (27.27%) Java
5 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
5 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
5 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
6 4 (18.18%) QA
6 4 (18.18%) Degree
6 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 4 (18.18%) BDD
6 4 (18.18%) SOAP
6 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
7 3 (13.64%) Service Management
7 3 (13.64%) Validation
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Objective-C
7 3 (13.64%) ITIL
7 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
7 3 (13.64%) REST
7 3 (13.64%) Selenium
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
8 2 (9.09%) System Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Groovy

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
1 3 (13.64%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.09%) Calabash
2 2 (9.09%) eggPlant
3 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.55%) JBehave
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
2 4 (18.18%) SOAP
3 3 (13.64%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) XBRL
4 1 (4.55%) XML
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 2 (9.09%) Digital Media
1 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Android
2 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
3 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 4 (18.18%) BDD
4 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Service Management
5 3 (13.64%) Validation
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.09%) System Testing
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
7 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) Objective-C
3 2 (9.09%) Groovy
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISEB
1 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle