Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 65 86
Rank change year-on-year +5 +21 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 1.23% 1.28% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.31% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 4
Swindon median annual salary £29,000 £32,500 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.77% +27.45% -49.00%
10th Percentile £20,500 £27,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £50,750 £52,500 £28,750
Wiltshire median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% +18.18% -45.00%

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 620 765 937
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 98.20% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 526 648 848
Swindon median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% -1.18%
10th Percentile £25,625 £24,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £64,125
Wiltshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Swindon

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) B2B
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) Marketing
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Security 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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) B2B
3 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) API Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) GCP