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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 89 81 76
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.80% 0.83% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.86% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 18
Average salary £29,500 £29,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.72% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,900 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,200 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
1227 1050 1085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 97.85% 96.33% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1054 950 964
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,250 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
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 28 August 2015. 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 -15 5 £25,000 -13.79%
Torfaen +4 4 £35,000 +55.55%
Newport - 1 £34,000 -
Tester
Wales

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 24 (58.54%) Test Automation
2 23 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (56.10%) Java
3 17 (41.46%) SQL
4 16 (39.02%) Selenium
5 15 (36.59%) ISEB
6 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
7 12 (29.27%) Scrum
7 12 (29.27%) Automation Testing
8 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
8 11 (26.83%) Degree
8 11 (26.83%) QA
9 10 (24.39%) Test Management
9 10 (24.39%) Subversion
9 10 (24.39%) Perl
9 10 (24.39%) .NET
9 10 (24.39%) Web Services
9 10 (24.39%) Linux
9 10 (24.39%) Python
9 10 (24.39%) DTV
9 10 (24.39%) REST
9 10 (24.39%) Git (software)
9 10 (24.39%) Bash Shell
9 10 (24.39%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (24.39%) API Testing
10 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
10 9 (21.95%) JMeter
10 9 (21.95%) PHP
11 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
11 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Office
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (39.02%) Selenium
2 10 (24.39%) Git (software)
2 10 (24.39%) Subversion
3 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
3 9 (21.95%) JMeter
4 7 (17.07%) Behat
4 7 (17.07%) JIRA
5 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (12.20%) Advertising
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) .NET
1 10 (24.39%) Web Services
1 10 (24.39%) REST
2 7 (17.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) DTV
2 4 (9.76%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) Android
3 5 (12.20%) Windows
4 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Test Automation
2 23 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
4 12 (29.27%) Scrum
4 12 (29.27%) Automation Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (24.39%) API Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Test Management
6 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (17.07%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (17.07%) Web Design
6 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Data Analysis
8 4 (9.76%) TDD
8 4 (9.76%) BDD
9 3 (7.32%) User Stories
9 3 (7.32%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.88%) SDLC
10 2 (4.88%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) Java
2 17 (41.46%) SQL
3 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
4 10 (24.39%) Perl
4 10 (24.39%) Python
4 10 (24.39%) Bash Shell
5 9 (21.95%) PHP
6 2 (4.88%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) ISEB
2 11 (26.83%) Degree
3 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
4 7 (17.07%) HND
5 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
6 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) QA
2 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle