The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Torfaen 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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 3.57% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.64% - -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £23,750 - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
South 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 Torfaen 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
Torfaen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110 39 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 98.21% 95.12% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 84 39 82
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Torfaen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Torfaen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Torfaen

Tester
Salary Trend in Torfaen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Torfaen region.

Tester Salary Trend in Torfaen

Tester
Salary Histogram in Torfaen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Torfaen region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Torfaen

Tester
Job Locations in Torfaen

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Torfaen region over the 3 months to 5 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
Cwmbran - 4 £23,750 -
Tester
South Wales

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Torfaen 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 5 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Android
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Informix
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Advertising
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Big Data
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) PaaS
5 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (14.29%) SaaS
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 1 (14.29%) GlassFish
5 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
5 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Torfaen 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 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) GlassFish
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) PaaS
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Informix
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (28.57%) Advertising
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) DOM
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) SUSE
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Marketing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
2 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
3 1 (14.29%) Korn
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat