The median annual salary for a Tester was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Tester
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 77 68
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 14 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.12% 1.24% 2.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.26% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 32
Median salary £43,000 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,150 £25,200 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

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 695 1108 1221
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 97.48% 98.23% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 598 970 1040
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,163 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 June 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 June 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 +12 8 £43,000 +11.68% 2
Tester
Wales

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (68.18%) Test Automation
2 11 (50.00%) QA
3 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
4 8 (36.36%) Mentoring
4 8 (36.36%) Selenium
4 8 (36.36%) Scrum
5 7 (31.82%) Games
5 7 (31.82%) Finance
5 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
5 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Task Automation
6 4 (18.18%) CEH
6 4 (18.18%) C#
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.64%) Java
7 3 (13.64%) Advertising
7 3 (13.64%) ISEB
8 2 (9.09%) TDD
8 2 (9.09%) Migration
8 2 (9.09%) TOWER Software
8 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
8 2 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
9 1 (4.55%) Domain-Driven Design
9 1 (4.55%) Scala

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
1 7 (31.82%) Games
2 3 (13.64%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (68.18%) Test Automation
2 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
3 8 (36.36%) Mentoring
3 8 (36.36%) Scrum
4 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Task Automation
4 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
5 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) BDD
7 1 (4.55%) Context-Driven Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (4.55%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) CEH
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) TOWER Software
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits 25 day’s holiday, personal pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago