The median annual salary for a Tester was £33,750 in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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

Tester
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 64 59
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.97% 0.68% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.73% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 4
Median salary £33,750 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.94% +18.75%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Swindon. 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
Swindon
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 397 549 523
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 96.59% 92.74% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 337 497 432
Median salary £40,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.87% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Swindon

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Swindon region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 3 (27.27%) Metasploit
2 3 (27.27%) Nessus
2 3 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (27.27%) CEH
2 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (27.27%) CESG
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) CISSP
2 3 (27.27%) Social Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
2 3 (27.27%) Kali Linux
2 3 (27.27%) CHECK Team Leader
2 3 (27.27%) CREST Certified
2 3 (27.27%) SANS
2 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 3 (27.27%) OSCP
2 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) System Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 2 (18.18%) WebDriver

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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Metasploit
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Kali Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Social Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CEH
1 3 (27.27%) CHECK Team Leader
1 3 (27.27%) CISSP
1 3 (27.27%) CREST Certified
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) OSCP
1 3 (27.27%) SANS
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Nessus
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM