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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 79 84 76
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.91% 1.22% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.50% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 15
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £23,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £38,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
841 1001 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 76.45% 81.25% 72.19%
Number of salaries quoted 718 894 667
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,571 £28,000 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram 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 24 October 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 4 £33,750 +35.00% 1
Bridgend +9 2 £32,500 -1.51%
Newport +19 1 £38,500 +87.80% 1
Torfaen - 1 £25,000 -
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 21 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 20 (47.62%) ISEB
3 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 18 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 15 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 13 (30.95%) QA
6 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 11 (26.19%) Finance
8 9 (21.43%) SQL
8 9 (21.43%) .NET
8 9 (21.43%) C#
8 9 (21.43%) HTML
8 9 (21.43%) Performance Testing
8 9 (21.43%) JIRA
9 8 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
9 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
10 7 (16.67%) Java
10 7 (16.67%) CSS
10 7 (16.67%) VirtualBox
10 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 7 (16.67%) T-Plan
10 7 (16.67%) WCF
10 7 (16.67%) Silverlight
10 7 (16.67%) Welsh Language
10 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Degree
11 6 (14.29%) Selenium
11 6 (14.29%) SQL Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) JBoss
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) Informix
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) JIRA
2 6 (14.29%) Selenium
3 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
3 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
4 4 (9.52%) Spock
4 4 (9.52%) JUnit
5 2 (4.76%) ClearQuest
5 2 (4.76%) JMeter
5 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.38%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.38%) Subversion
6 1 (2.38%) Maven
6 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Welsh Language
3 4 (9.52%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) Advertising
4 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Test Engineer
2 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 12 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Senior Test Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Tester
5 7 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 7 (16.67%) Developer
6 6 (14.29%) Senior Tester
6 6 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (11.90%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (11.90%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) HTML
1 9 (21.43%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) WCF
2 7 (16.67%) Silverlight
2 7 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (4.76%) SOAP
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) DOM
4 1 (2.38%) JMS
4 1 (2.38%) OpenGL
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.38%) Java EE 5
4 1 (2.38%) JPA
4 1 (2.38%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (2.38%) SUSE
4 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 18 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 9 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
6 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Information Security
7 3 (7.14%) System Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Test Planning
8 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.76%) Load Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.38%) Manual Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Project Management
9 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 9 (21.43%) C#
2 9 (21.43%) SQL
3 7 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (14.29%) Python
5 5 (11.90%) Perl
6 4 (9.52%) Korn
6 4 (9.52%) Groovy
6 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.76%) C++
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) ISEB
2 18 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 8 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (14.29%) Degree
5 3 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) T-Plan
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
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