The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 89 99 93
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.63% 0.58% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.60% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 1
Average salary £25,000 £33,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.37% +45.65%
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.15%
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
1223 1332 1106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.60% 96.59% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1005 1190 1021
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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 Wales

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Tester
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Tester Salary Trend in Wales

Tester
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Wales

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 Tester within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 October 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 +12 7 £25,000 -16.66% 6
West Wales -2 1 - -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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 16 (59.26%) Java
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Android
5 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
5 7 (25.93%) QA
6 6 (22.22%) Selenium
6 6 (22.22%) Degree
6 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 6 (22.22%) ISEB
7 5 (18.52%) C#
7 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
7 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
7 5 (18.52%) Groovy
7 5 (18.52%) BDD
8 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
8 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
8 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
8 4 (14.81%) SQL
8 4 (14.81%) JUnit
8 4 (14.81%) Web Services
8 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (14.81%) TDD
9 3 (11.11%) Korn
9 3 (11.11%) Oracle

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.70%) GlassFish
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) Informix
1 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
3 4 (14.81%) JUnit
3 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.41%) eggPlant
4 2 (7.41%) JBehave
4 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.70%) Mocha
5 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.70%) Calabash
5 1 (3.70%) PhantomJS
5 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
5 1 (3.70%) Maven
5 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (7.41%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) DOM
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Digital Media
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Android
2 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) SUSE
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
5 5 (18.52%) BDD
6 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
6 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) TDD
6 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 3 (11.11%) Scrum
7 3 (11.11%) Agile Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.70%) OOP
9 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.70%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 5 (18.52%) C#
3 5 (18.52%) Groovy
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
5 3 (11.11%) Objective-C
5 3 (11.11%) Korn
5 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 2 (7.41%) Python
6 2 (7.41%) C++
7 1 (3.70%) Perl
7 1 (3.70%) PHP
7 1 (3.70%) Ruby
7 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) ISEB
1 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.70%) TOWER Software
South Wales
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Technology Recruitment Network Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago