Period
to 20 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 64 71
Rank change year-on-year -20 +7 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.71% 1.46% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.53% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 21
Swindon median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +50.00% -36.84%
10th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £43,750
Wiltshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +50.00% -36.84%

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 797 783 796
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.66% 95.49% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 704 716 678
Swindon median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,382
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +11.44% +0.96%
10th Percentile £28,475 £25,750 £24,600
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,200 £57,500
Wiltshire median annual salary £45,796 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.76% +6.25% -

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 Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) REST
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Use Case
3 2 (33.33%) TestNG
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) SaaS
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) API Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SDET
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Leadership

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) API Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) SDET
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (33.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA