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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 96 92 79
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.085% 0.84% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.85% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 4
Average salary £32,000 £23,750 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.73% -15.17%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
1147 1173 838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 98.03% 98.32% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 989 1025 718
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 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
(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
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £32,000 -
Tester
Wales

Tester
Top 17 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft