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 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 73 98 88
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 32 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.26% 0.82% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 0.85% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 31 9 10
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -0.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
1365 1294 1221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.60% 96.35% 97.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1116 1109 1096
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,097
% change year-on-year
- +4.99%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +15 32 £35,000 +9.37% 2
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 23 (57.50%) Java
2 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (45.00%) Test Automation
4 16 (40.00%) Selenium
5 14 (35.00%) QA
6 13 (32.50%) SQL
7 12 (30.00%) Scrum
8 11 (27.50%) .NET
8 11 (27.50%) ISEB
8 11 (27.50%) Degree
8 11 (27.50%) Automation Testing
9 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 10 (25.00%) PHP
10 9 (22.50%) Perl
10 9 (22.50%) Web Services
10 9 (22.50%) Linux
10 9 (22.50%) Python
10 9 (22.50%) DTV
10 9 (22.50%) JMeter
10 9 (22.50%) Test Management
10 9 (22.50%) Android
10 9 (22.50%) Subversion
10 9 (22.50%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (22.50%) API Testing
10 9 (22.50%) Git (software)
10 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
10 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
10 9 (22.50%) REST
11 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (20.00%) Software Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 2 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Selenium
2 9 (22.50%) Git (software)
2 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
2 9 (22.50%) JMeter
2 9 (22.50%) Subversion
3 7 (17.50%) JIRA
3 7 (17.50%) Behat
4 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (12.50%) Advertising
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) .NET
2 9 (22.50%) Web Services
2 9 (22.50%) REST
3 7 (17.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) DTV
2 3 (7.50%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Linux
1 9 (22.50%) Android
2 8 (20.00%) Windows
3 7 (17.50%) Apple iOS
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (30.00%) Scrum
4 11 (27.50%) Automation Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Test Management
5 9 (22.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (22.50%) API Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Automated Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.50%) Web Design
7 7 (17.50%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (15.00%) User Stories
9 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (10.00%) TDD
10 4 (10.00%) BDD
11 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
11 3 (7.50%) Information Security
12 2 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) Java
2 13 (32.50%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (25.00%) PHP
4 9 (22.50%) Perl
4 9 (22.50%) Python
4 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.50%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) ISEB
1 11 (27.50%) Degree
2 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) HND
4 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) GPEN
5 1 (2.50%) CCFE
5 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.50%) GIAC
5 1 (2.50%) CEH
5 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle
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Novate IT Ltd
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