Period
to 27 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Tester was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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

Tester
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 82 57
Rank change year-on-year +15 -25 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.88% 0.73% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.76% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 9
Swindon median annual salary £36,000 £51,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.10% +28.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £28,375 £32,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £40,100 £56,900 £52,500
Wiltshire median annual salary £53,750 £51,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.37% +14.44% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon. 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
Swindon
Permanent vacancies in Swindon with a recognized job title 546 788 604
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 95.86% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 501 708 533
Swindon median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £60,250
Wiltshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Swindon

Tester
Salary Trend in Swindon

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

Salary trend for Tester in Swindon

Tester
Salary Histogram in Swindon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Swindon over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Tester in Swindon

Tester Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Swindon region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (80.00%) QA
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Postman
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Postman
1 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) REST
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA