The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 83 71 75
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 23 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.35% 1.85% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.92% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 17 22 4
Average salary £32,000 £29,750 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.56% +26.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £19,800 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,100 £41,000 £29,950
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1288 1196 917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.34% 95.99% 95.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1126 1055 831
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -15 14 £29,000 -1.69% 1
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
2 10 (37.04%) Java
3 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
4 8 (29.63%) ISEB
5 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Android
6 5 (18.52%) Groovy
6 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 5 (18.52%) SQL
6 5 (18.52%) Web Services
6 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
6 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
6 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
7 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
7 4 (14.81%) BDD
7 4 (14.81%) C#
7 4 (14.81%) SOAP
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle
7 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
7 4 (14.81%) Degree
7 4 (14.81%) QA
7 4 (14.81%) Selenium
8 3 (11.11%) Korn
8 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
8 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 3 (11.11%) JUnit

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
2 4 (14.81%) Selenium
3 3 (11.11%) JUnit
3 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.41%) Calabash
4 2 (7.41%) eggPlant
5 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.70%) Maven
5 1 (3.70%) JBehave
5 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) SOAP
3 3 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) XBRL
4 1 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.41%) Digital Media
1 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Android
2 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
2 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
5 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.81%) BDD
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Validation
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL
6 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.11%) Service Management
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.41%) TDD
7 2 (7.41%) System Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) Groovy
3 4 (14.81%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 3 (11.11%) Objective-C
4 3 (11.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) ISEB
1 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle