The median annual salary for a Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
UK / Wales
Rank 86 97 101
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.37% 0.57% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.59% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 5
Median salary £30,000 £28,750 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £32,900 £36,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1054 1366 1321
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.52% 98.13% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 882 1152 1135
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +15 12 £32,500 +13.04% 8
West Wales - 3 £25,000 - 4
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) QA
3 11 (34.38%) Test Strategy
4 10 (31.25%) Finance
5 9 (28.13%) SQL
5 9 (28.13%) Manual Testing
5 9 (28.13%) Selenium
6 7 (21.88%) Games
6 7 (21.88%) Scrum
6 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
6 7 (21.88%) Automation Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 6 (18.75%) Advertising
7 6 (18.75%) ISEB
8 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
9 3 (9.38%) C#
9 3 (9.38%) Java
9 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
10 2 (6.25%) .NET
10 2 (6.25%) Migration
10 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
10 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
10 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
10 2 (6.25%) CEH
10 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
10 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
11 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) JMeter
2 1 (3.13%) MSTest
2 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Games
3 6 (18.75%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Android
1 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) Test Strategy
3 9 (28.13%) Manual Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Automation Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
4 7 (21.88%) Scrum
5 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Computer Security
8 1 (3.13%) Open Source
8 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.13%) Security Testing
8 1 (3.13%) System Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) C#
2 3 (9.38%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) ISEB
2 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.25%) CEH
4 1 (3.13%) CHECK Team Leader
4 1 (3.13%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (3.13%) CISA
4 1 (3.13%) CISM
4 1 (3.13%) CISSP
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) GIAC
4 1 (3.13%) GPEN
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (43.75%) QA
Wales
American Consumer Panels
Posted: 2 days ago
Flint, Clwyd
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 10 days ago
Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan
UK Consumer Panels
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Ammanford, Dyfed
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 10 days ago
Newquay, Cornwall
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 days ago
Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 days ago
Llanelli, Dyfed
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 days ago
Penarth, South Glamorgan
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 days ago
Rhyl, Clwyd
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 days ago
Bridgend, West Lothian
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 days ago
Buckley, Clwyd
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 days ago
Neath, West Glamorgan
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 days ago
Ebbw Vale, Gwent
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 20 days ago
Deganwy, Gwynedd
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Lampeter, Cardiganshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Welshpool, Powys
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Betws-y-coed, Gwynedd
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Wales
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago
Pembroke Dock, Dyfed
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 26 days ago