The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bridgend region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 8 13 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 17.81% 8.16% 3.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.31% 8.33% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 5
Average salary £36,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.49% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Software Testing
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bridgend region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bridgend
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
61 48 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 83.56% 97.96% 68.66%
Number of salaries quoted 52 43 85
Average salary £36,000 £36,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.36% +8.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,950 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Bridgend region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Bridgend region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Bridgend

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bridgend region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (82.35%) .NET
4 13 (76.47%) C++
4 13 (76.47%) Java
4 13 (76.47%) SQL
4 13 (76.47%) Windows
4 13 (76.47%) Linux
4 13 (76.47%) Software Engineering
4 13 (76.47%) MVC
5 10 (58.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 10 (58.82%) STL
5 10 (58.82%) Oracle
6 6 (35.29%) Python
6 6 (35.29%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) JMeter
7 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Life Science
7 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (17.65%) MSTest
7 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
7 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Product Management
7 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
7 3 (17.65%) Build Automation
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (17.65%) Bottle
7 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bridgend region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JMeter
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Software Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 10 (58.82%) STL
2 10 (58.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (17.65%) Bottle
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) WCF
4 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Life Science
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
1 13 (76.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) Software Engineering
2 13 (76.47%) MVC
3 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Product Management
4 3 (17.65%) Build Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (76.47%) C++
2 13 (76.47%) Java
2 13 (76.47%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle