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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 88 98 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 8 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.62% 0.16% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.16% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 0
Average salary £29,000 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%
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
1245 1225 975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.44% 96.08% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1087 1091 885
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
South Wales - 7 £29,000 -
West Wales - 1 - -
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) ISEB
6 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Scala
6 1 (11.11%) JBehave
6 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
6 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Calabash
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Selenium
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (11.11%) JBehave
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) Calabash
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Scala
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB