The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South Wales region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 80 69 83
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 29 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.33% 2.47% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 2.55% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 14 28 8
Median salary £28,750 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,550 £40,000 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
1114 1138 1043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 98.58% 97.02% 98.58%
Number of salaries quoted 962 994 895
Median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 26 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cardiff +3 9 £33,750 -3.57% 1
Newport -17 4 £29,250 -16.42%
Vale of Glamorgan - 2 £25,000 -
Tester
Wales

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 Wales region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) ISEB
3 9 (52.94%) Selenium
4 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
5 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
6 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
6 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
6 6 (35.29%) SQL
7 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
8 4 (23.53%) Scrum
8 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
8 4 (23.53%) Java
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
9 3 (17.65%) MS Office
9 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
9 3 (17.65%) QA
9 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
10 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (11.76%) JIRA
10 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
10 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (11.76%) JMeter
10 2 (11.76%) TOWER Software
10 2 (11.76%) TDD
10 2 (11.76%) .NET

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) JMeter
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) Mocha
4 1 (5.88%) PhantomJS
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.88%) BDD
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) Kanban
8 1 (5.88%) Migration
8 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) Test Management
8 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) C
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) ISEB
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
3 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) TOWER Software
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle