Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Tester
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 131 139
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 25 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.11% 0.95% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.98% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 23 25 15
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +20.00% -14.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £20,550 £21,100
90th Percentile £51,500 £42,100 £36,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +2.70%

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 2025 2550 2661
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.40% 96.63% 98.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1758 2209 2243
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,476 £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% -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Wales

Tester
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Tester in Wales

Tester
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Wales over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Wales

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 Tester within the Wales region over the 6 months to 22 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 +34 18 £41,000 +36.67% 3
North Wales -1 3 £25,000 - 1
West Wales -15 2 £24,500 +19.51%
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Wales region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
3 11 (47.83%) QA
4 10 (43.48%) Selenium
5 8 (34.78%) Scrum
6 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
6 7 (30.43%) BDD
7 6 (26.09%) TOWER Software
7 6 (26.09%) Games
7 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
7 6 (26.09%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Task Automation
8 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
8 5 (21.74%) Python
8 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
8 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Ruby
9 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
10 3 (13.04%) TDD
11 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
11 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
11 2 (8.70%) CEH
11 2 (8.70%) ISEB
11 2 (8.70%) Finance
11 2 (8.70%) C#
11 2 (8.70%) SQL
11 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
11 2 (8.70%) SDLC

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) MTS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.35%) Gatling
5 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) MSTest
5 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 6 (26.09%) Games
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
3 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 7 (30.43%) BDD
4 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
5 6 (26.09%) Exploratory Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
6 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Task Automation
6 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
7 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.04%) TDD
9 2 (8.70%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (8.70%) SDLC
9 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (4.35%) API Testing
10 1 (4.35%) Context-Driven Testing
10 1 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
10 1 (4.35%) DevOps
10 1 (4.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Python
2 4 (17.39%) Ruby
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) CEH
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) TOWER Software
2 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) SAP