The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 91 80 79
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.85% 0.79% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.96% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 5
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% +21.15%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Software Testing
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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
940 729 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 79.66% 81.82% 72.34%
Number of salaries quoted 836 636 580
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Software Testing
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in South Wales

Software Testing
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -8 7 £32,500 +25.00% 2
Torfaen -10 3 - -
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (38.89%) QA
2 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
2 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
2 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
3 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 4 (22.22%) ISEB
3 4 (22.22%) MS Office
3 4 (22.22%) Perl
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Test Management
4 3 (16.67%) Korn
4 3 (16.67%) IGMP
4 3 (16.67%) RTSP
4 3 (16.67%) JIRA
4 3 (16.67%) Multicast
4 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (16.67%) HTML
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 3 (16.67%) SNMP
4 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (16.67%) DTV
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 2 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (11.11%) CSS
5 2 (11.11%) Java

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) JBoss
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) SNMP
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 3 (16.67%) IGMP
1 3 (16.67%) RTSP
1 3 (16.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Informix
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.56%) Zephyr
2 1 (5.56%) JMeter
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Welsh Language
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Tester
2 3 (16.67%) Junior
2 3 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
2 3 (16.67%) IT Trainer
2 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 3 (16.67%) Junior Tester
2 3 (16.67%) Trainer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) WCF
2 2 (11.11%) Silverlight
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) DOM
3 1 (5.56%) OpenGL
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 3 (16.67%) DTV
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) SUSE
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
2 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Test Management
4 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Load Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Marketing
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Pair Programming
6 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) Korn
3 2 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) C++
3 2 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) T-Plan
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Business Measurement Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago