Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £32,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Tester
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 122 134
Rank change year-on-year +27 +12 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 26 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.68% 0.29% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 0.30% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 24 4 9
Wiltshire median annual salary £32,000 £46,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.81% +42.31% -31.94%
10th Percentile £22,750 £32,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £45,000 £54,250 £34,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire. 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
Wiltshire
Permanent vacancies in Wiltshire with a recognized job title 1515 1662 2122
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.87% 97.48% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1277 1424 1877
Wiltshire median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,998 £60,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Wiltshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

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

Salary trend for Tester in Wiltshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Wiltshire

Tester
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 24 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
Melksham - 10 £32,000 -
Salisbury - 7 £45,000 - 1
Swindon +8 6 £23,500 -49.19% 2
Trowbridge - 2 £42,500 -
Chippenham - 1 £25,000 -
Tester
South West

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wiltshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) Scrum
3 16 (61.54%) ISTQB
4 15 (57.69%) Manual Testing
4 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
5 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
6 13 (50.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (42.31%) Software Testing
8 10 (38.46%) Regression Testing
8 10 (38.46%) SQL
8 10 (38.46%) Scenario Testing
9 9 (34.62%) JIRA
9 9 (34.62%) QA
10 8 (30.77%) System Testing
10 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (30.77%) Integration Testing
10 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (30.77%) ISEB
10 8 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (26.92%) Waterfall
11 7 (26.92%) Process Improvement
11 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
11 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
11 7 (26.92%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (26.92%) DevOps
11 7 (26.92%) Zephyr
11 7 (26.92%) Test Planning
11 7 (26.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) JIRA
2 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (26.92%) Zephyr
4 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.69%) JMeter
5 2 (7.69%) Selenium
6 1 (3.85%) TestRail
6 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
1 3 (11.54%) Node.js
2 2 (7.69%) J2EE
2 2 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) Scrum
3 15 (57.69%) Manual Testing
4 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
5 13 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (42.31%) Software Testing
7 10 (38.46%) Regression Testing
7 10 (38.46%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (30.77%) Integration Testing
8 8 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (30.77%) System Testing
8 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (26.92%) Change Management
9 7 (26.92%) Data Protection
9 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
9 7 (26.92%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (26.92%) Quality Management
9 7 (26.92%) Release Management
9 7 (26.92%) Stress Testing
9 7 (26.92%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) C#
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.54%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 8 (30.77%) ISEB
2 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (26.92%) CEH
3 7 (26.92%) MCSA
3 7 (26.92%) MCSE
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Degree
4 3 (11.54%) HNC
5 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
2 7 (26.92%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft