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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 61 71 78
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 18 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.48% 1.56% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 2.05% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 27 17 3
Average salary £31,500 £29,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -0.83%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
790 876 654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 72.61% 75.98% 72.99%
Number of salaries quoted 723 782 587
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 2014. 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 +1 15 £30,000 +17.64% 1
Bridgend +12 4 £38,500 -
Newport +11 4 £32,000 +16.36%
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 29 (52.73%) Test Scripting
2 27 (49.09%) ISEB
3 26 (47.27%) ISTQB
4 23 (41.82%) Test Strategy
4 23 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (38.18%) Automated Testing
6 19 (34.55%) QA
7 18 (32.73%) Finance
8 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
9 15 (27.27%) .NET
10 14 (25.45%) HTML
11 13 (23.64%) CSS
12 11 (20.00%) JIRA
12 11 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (18.18%) Degree
13 10 (18.18%) Performance Testing
13 10 (18.18%) Java
13 10 (18.18%) C#
14 9 (16.36%) SQL
14 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
14 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
15 8 (14.55%) VirtualBox
15 8 (14.55%) T-Plan
15 8 (14.55%) Security Testing
15 8 (14.55%) Welsh Language
15 8 (14.55%) WCF
15 8 (14.55%) Silverlight
16 7 (12.73%) Selenium
17 6 (10.91%) Integration Testing
17 6 (10.91%) System Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 2 (3.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Office
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) JIRA
2 7 (12.73%) Selenium
3 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.27%) SoapUI
4 4 (7.27%) JUnit
5 2 (3.64%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.82%) JMeter
6 1 (1.82%) Subversion
6 1 (1.82%) Maven
6 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Welsh Language
3 4 (7.27%) Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Advertising
5 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Analyst
1 19 (34.55%) Test Analyst
2 17 (30.91%) Test Engineer
3 12 (21.82%) Senior Test Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Tester
4 8 (14.55%) .NET Developer
4 8 (14.55%) Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Tester
6 5 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.45%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.64%) QA Manager
8 2 (3.64%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) .NET
2 14 (25.45%) HTML
3 13 (23.64%) CSS
4 8 (14.55%) WCF
4 8 (14.55%) Silverlight
5 5 (9.09%) HTML5
5 5 (9.09%) CSS3
6 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.82%) J2EE
6 1 (1.82%) EJB
6 1 (1.82%) Java EE 5
6 1 (1.82%) JPA
6 1 (1.82%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (1.82%) SOAP
6 1 (1.82%) XML
6 1 (1.82%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Mathematics
1 5 (9.09%) Physics
1 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
2 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (7.27%) Windows 8
2 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.64%) Android
4 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) Test Scripting
2 23 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.82%) Test Strategy
3 21 (38.18%) Automated Testing
4 10 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
6 8 (14.55%) Security Testing
7 6 (10.91%) Integration Testing
7 6 (10.91%) Scrum
7 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.91%) System Testing
8 5 (9.09%) OO
8 5 (9.09%) OOD
8 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 5 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (9.09%) Business Development
8 5 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (9.09%) Release Management
9 3 (5.45%) Information Security
9 3 (5.45%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
2 10 (18.18%) C#
2 10 (18.18%) Java
3 9 (16.36%) SQL
4 5 (9.09%) C++
5 4 (7.27%) Perl
5 4 (7.27%) Python
5 4 (7.27%) Korn
5 4 (7.27%) Groovy
5 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (49.09%) ISEB
2 26 (47.27%) ISTQB
3 11 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (18.18%) Degree
5 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (34.55%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) T-Plan
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle