The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank - 105 85
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 0 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales - 0.16% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.17% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 3
Average salary - £40,000 £27,213
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +46.99%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +17.12%
Senior Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1246 1205 1027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 97.04% 94.81% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1070 1077 941
Average salary £34,836 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.47% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Senior Tester Salary Trend in Wales

Senior Tester
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) Scala
5 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
5 1 (12.50%) Build Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Build Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB