Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Senior Tester
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 151 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 - +139
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 3 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.15% 0.077% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.080% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Wales median annual salary £45,000 - -
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +15.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 2001 2506 2698
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.47% 96.57% 98.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1739 2169 2276
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,950 £22,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,250 £52,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in Wales

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Senior Tester in Wales

Senior Tester
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 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
South Wales - 3 £45,000 -
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Senior 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 Wales region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Context-Driven Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Context-Driven Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) SAP