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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 69 87 89
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 31 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.62% 0.92% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 0.94% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 30 8 4
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +25.45%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
1135 1059 1046
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 95.78% 97.16% 97.94%
Number of salaries quoted 984 912 946
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Newport +8 21 £35,000 +1.44% 1
Cardiff +3 7 £35,000 +1.44%
Torfaen - 3 £22,500 -
Tester
Wales

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 21 (53.85%) Java
2 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (41.03%) QA
4 15 (38.46%) Selenium
4 15 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 13 (33.33%) ISEB
6 12 (30.77%) Scrum
6 12 (30.77%) SQL
6 12 (30.77%) Degree
7 11 (28.21%) Android
8 10 (25.64%) PHP
9 9 (23.08%) .NET
9 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
9 9 (23.08%) Cucumber
10 8 (20.51%) Automation Testing
10 8 (20.51%) Apple iOS
10 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (20.51%) Automated Testing
10 8 (20.51%) Windows
10 8 (20.51%) JMeter
11 7 (17.95%) Web Design
11 7 (17.95%) DTV
11 7 (17.95%) Linux
11 7 (17.95%) HND
11 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
11 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
11 7 (17.95%) Perl
11 7 (17.95%) JIRA
11 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
11 7 (17.95%) Behat

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (5.13%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
2 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Informix
2 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Selenium
2 9 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 8 (20.51%) JMeter
4 7 (17.95%) JIRA
4 7 (17.95%) Behat
5 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 6 (15.38%) Subversion
6 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (12.82%) Advertising
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) RESTful
3 6 (15.38%) REST
3 6 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) DTV
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Android
2 8 (20.51%) Apple iOS
2 8 (20.51%) Windows
3 7 (17.95%) Linux
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 12 (30.77%) Scrum
4 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Automation Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (20.51%) Automated Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Web Design
6 7 (17.95%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (15.38%) User Stories
7 6 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (15.38%) Test Management
8 5 (12.82%) Manual Testing
9 4 (10.26%) TDD
9 4 (10.26%) BDD
10 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 3 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
11 2 (5.13%) Test-First Development
11 2 (5.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) Java
2 12 (30.77%) SQL
3 10 (25.64%) PHP
4 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.95%) Perl
4 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
5 6 (15.38%) Python
6 4 (10.26%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.56%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) ISEB
2 12 (30.77%) Degree
3 7 (17.95%) HND
3 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (41.03%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle
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