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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 81 62 67
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 40 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.81% 3.16% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 3.77% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8 37 29
Median salary £31,175 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.07% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,150 £40,000 £38,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,738 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-0.74% -
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
962 1061 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 86.12% 83.74% 78.26%
Number of salaries quoted 866 907 789
Median salary £39,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.75% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -10 4 £32,000 +1.58% 1
Newport +8 3 £30,500 -12.85%
Bridgend -13 1 £28,500 -20.83%
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) SQL
3 16 (47.06%) Selenium
4 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
5 14 (41.18%) ISEB
6 13 (38.24%) QA
7 12 (35.29%) Manual Testing
8 11 (32.35%) Finance
8 11 (32.35%) Scrum
9 9 (26.47%) C#
9 9 (26.47%) Test Automation
10 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
10 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
11 6 (17.65%) MS Office
11 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (17.65%) BDD
11 6 (17.65%) Test Planning
12 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
12 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
12 5 (14.71%) SOAP
12 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
13 4 (11.76%) TDD
13 4 (11.76%) Alterian
13 4 (11.76%) CMS
13 4 (11.76%) OOP
13 4 (11.76%) Web Services
13 4 (11.76%) Windows
13 4 (11.76%) IIS
13 4 (11.76%) .NET

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 4 (11.76%) CMS
1 4 (11.76%) IIS
1 4 (11.76%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (11.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Office
2 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
1 2 (5.88%) LAN
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.88%) tcpdump
1 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.82%) ClearQuest
4 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.88%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.88%) JMeter
5 2 (5.88%) Subversion
5 2 (5.88%) TestLink
5 2 (5.88%) The Grinder
5 2 (5.88%) VersionOne
6 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Advertising
3 2 (5.88%) Electronics
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Analyst
2 17 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (26.47%) Tester
4 5 (14.71%) QA Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Software Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 4 (11.76%) Web Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Web Test Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Applications Support
6 3 (8.82%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Lead Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.94%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) SOAP
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) REST
2 4 (11.76%) Web Services
3 3 (8.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) iSeries
3 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Statistics
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
1 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
1 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
1 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
1 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (5.88%) CentOS
2 2 (5.88%) Debian
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.94%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Manual Testing
3 11 (32.35%) Scrum
4 9 (26.47%) Test Automation
5 6 (17.65%) BDD
5 6 (17.65%) Test Planning
6 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (11.76%) OOP
7 4 (11.76%) TDD
7 4 (11.76%) Test Management
7 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.76%) Web Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling
8 3 (8.82%) ITIL
8 3 (8.82%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) C
4 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.88%) Groovy
4 2 (5.88%) Java
4 2 (5.88%) Perl
4 2 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) ISEB
2 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (38.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Alterian
2 4 (11.76%) Sitecore
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) Perforce
3 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.88%) SAP