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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 86 82 84
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.91% 0.85% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.88% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 4
Average salary £28,000 £31,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.40% -21.87%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
1151 910 935
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 95.36% 96.71% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1007 760 831
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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 -4 5 £25,000 -15.25% 3
Newport -7 5 £34,000 -1.44% 2
Torfaen - 1 £26,000 -
Tester
Wales

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 13 (48.15%) QA
2 11 (40.74%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) ISEB
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Degree
4 7 (25.93%) Selenium
4 7 (25.93%) Android
4 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 6 (22.22%) .NET
5 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
6 5 (18.52%) BDD
6 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
6 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
6 5 (18.52%) SQL
6 5 (18.52%) Windows
7 4 (14.81%) TDD
7 4 (14.81%) PHP
7 4 (14.81%) C#
7 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
7 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
7 4 (14.81%) User Stories
7 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
8 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (11.11%) JIRA
8 3 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (11.11%) JMeter

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.70%) GlassFish
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
1 2 (7.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) Informix
1 2 (7.41%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.11%) JMeter
3 3 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
4 2 (7.41%) Behat
5 1 (3.70%) PhantomJS
5 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
5 1 (3.70%) JBehave
5 1 (3.70%) Mocha
5 1 (3.70%) JUnit
General
1 2 (7.41%) Advertising
1 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) RESTful
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) DOM
3 1 (3.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) DTV
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Android
2 5 (18.52%) Windows
3 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) SUSE
6 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Scrum
3 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
4 5 (18.52%) BDD
4 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.81%) TDD
5 4 (14.81%) User Stories
5 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Web Design
7 2 (7.41%) Information Security
7 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Mobile Marketing
7 2 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) PHP
4 2 (7.41%) C++
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) Perl
4 2 (7.41%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) Korn
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) ISEB
2 8 (29.63%) Degree
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.41%) HND
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle
1 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
1 1 (3.70%) TOWER Software
1 1 (3.70%) Telerik
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