The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Wales region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 89 85 94
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 13 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.97% 1.52% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.58% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 6
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.44%
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
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
1323 1332 1227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 98.51% 96.52% 98.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1125 1128 1026
Median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,200
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 May 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Wales

Tester
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -6 11 £29,000 -20.00% 2
North Wales +13 2 £37,500 +25.00%
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) ISEB
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) QA
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (21.43%) MS Office
6 3 (21.43%) Java
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) JMeter
7 2 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) TOWER Software
7 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 2 (14.29%) C#
7 2 (14.29%) .NET
7 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Big Data
7 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.14%) Mocha

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) Mocha
4 1 (7.14%) PhantomJS
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Kanban
6 1 (7.14%) OOP
6 1 (7.14%) QA Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) ISEB
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (21.43%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) TOWER Software
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Welshpool, Powys
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago