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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 94 80 73
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.91% 1.20% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.28% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 14
Average salary £23,750 £28,000 £25,356
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.17% +10.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £40,000 £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
1289 1018 1082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 97.36% 94.09% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1123 895 955
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 £45,000 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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
(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 -3 12 £23,750 -15.17% 3
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (45.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) QA
3 7 (35.00%) ISEB
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Android
5 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (20.00%) C#
6 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
7 3 (15.00%) User Stories
7 3 (15.00%) Selenium
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) .NET
8 2 (10.00%) MySQL
8 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (10.00%) Perl
8 2 (10.00%) PHP
8 2 (10.00%) Linux
8 2 (10.00%) C++
8 2 (10.00%) Informix
8 2 (10.00%) Python
8 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (10.00%) Marketing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (5.00%) JBoss
1 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.00%) GlassFish
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) Informix
1 2 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) JBehave
2 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.00%) Mocha
2 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.00%) PhantomJS
2 1 (5.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.00%) Advertising
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) DOM
2 1 (5.00%) WinForms
2 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) DTV
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Android
2 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX
4 1 (5.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) User Stories
5 2 (10.00%) Mobile Marketing
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) BDD
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) OOP
6 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.00%) Build Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) Perl
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) Korn
4 1 (5.00%) Scala
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
2 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.00%) TOWER Software
1 1 (5.00%) Telerik
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