Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £41,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 121 133
Rank change year-on-year +33 +12 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 20 17 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.40% 0.77% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 0.79% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 13
South Wales median annual salary £41,000 £30,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.67% +20.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £29,550 £23,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £42,750 £36,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% +20.00% -13.79%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South Wales
Permanent vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 1400 2150 2388
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.25% 97.99% 98.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1248 1922 2052
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,349 £55,250 £53,175
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +39 17 £41,000 +36.67% 2
Newport -6 1 - -
Torfaen - 1 £40,000 -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £50,000 -
Tester
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (50.00%) QA
3 10 (50.00%) Selenium
4 7 (35.00%) Scrum
4 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (30.00%) BDD
5 6 (30.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (30.00%) TOWER Software
5 6 (30.00%) Games
6 5 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Task Automation
6 5 (25.00%) Python
7 4 (20.00%) Ruby
7 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (10.00%) TDD
9 2 (10.00%) C#
9 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
9 2 (10.00%) CEH
9 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
9 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.00%) SDLC
9 2 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
10 1 (5.00%) Context-Driven Testing
10 1 (5.00%) BrowserStack
10 1 (5.00%) Scenario Testing
10 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) CMS
1 1 (5.00%) MTS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
4 1 (5.00%) MSTest
4 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
4 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (30.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (35.00%) Scrum
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) BDD
4 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Task Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (10.00%) SDLC
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Content Management
8 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Release Management
8 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Python
2 4 (20.00%) Ruby
3 2 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CEH
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) TOWER Software
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) SAP