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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 94 77 87
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.51% 0.89% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.94% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 8
Average salary £25,000 £22,500 £28,106
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -19.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £26,099
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
1315 957 1110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.55% 94.57% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1133 803 956
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £51,000
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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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
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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 -23 7 £25,000 -4.76%
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 9 (47.37%) QA
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) ISEB
3 7 (36.84%) Android
4 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) C#
6 4 (21.05%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
6 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
6 4 (21.05%) User Stories
7 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
8 2 (10.53%) MySQL
8 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 2 (10.53%) Perl
8 2 (10.53%) PHP
8 2 (10.53%) C++
8 2 (10.53%) Linux
8 2 (10.53%) Informix
8 2 (10.53%) Python
8 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 2 (10.53%) Marketing
8 2 (10.53%) Selenium
8 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (5.26%) GlassFish
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) PaaS
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) Informix
1 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) PhantomJS
2 1 (5.26%) Zephyr
2 1 (5.26%) Mocha
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) JBehave
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) JUnit
General
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
1 2 (10.53%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) WinForms
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Android
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) SUSE
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
3 4 (21.05%) User Stories
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Mobile Marketing
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
6 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) TDD
6 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
2 5 (26.32%) Degree
3 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) TOWER Software
1 1 (5.26%) Telerik
1 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
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