The median annual salary for a Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Wales / South Wales
Rank 74 92 93
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.60% 0.57% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 0.58% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 4
Median salary £32,500 £29,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.06% +16.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £25,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £46,550 £33,200 £35,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 855 1215 1135
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 97.60% 98.22% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 744 1032 995
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in South Wales

Tester
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester in South Wales.

Salary trend for Tester in South Wales

Tester
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in South Wales over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in South Wales

Tester
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Cardiff +16 11 £35,000 +29.62% 1
Newport +3 3 £28,500 -2.56%
Tester
Wales

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 South Wales region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) QA
3 10 (38.46%) Finance
3 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 8 (30.77%) Selenium
5 8 (30.77%) Manual Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Scrum
6 7 (26.92%) Games
6 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
7 6 (23.08%) Advertising
7 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
8 5 (19.23%) ISEB
8 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
9 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
10 3 (11.54%) C#
10 3 (11.54%) Java
10 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
11 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
11 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (7.69%) Software Delivery
11 2 (7.69%) .NET
11 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
11 2 (7.69%) Migration
11 2 (7.69%) CEH
11 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
11 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
12 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
12 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South 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 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) JMeter
2 1 (3.85%) MSTest
2 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Games
3 6 (23.08%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
3 8 (30.77%) Manual Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
4 7 (26.92%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
7 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Migration
8 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Software Delivery
8 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 1 (3.85%) Defect Management
9 1 (3.85%) Ethical Hacking
9 1 (3.85%) SDLC
9 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) CEH
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (3.85%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (3.85%) CISA
3 1 (3.85%) CISM
3 1 (3.85%) CISSP
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) GIAC
3 1 (3.85%) GPEN
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) QA
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