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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 86 89 63
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -26
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 15 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.71% 1.31% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.61% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 17
Average salary £28,750 £28,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.67% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,050 £33,000 £32,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
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
869 929 601
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 76.70% 80.99% 67.23%
Number of salaries quoted 760 838 553
Average salary £36,000 £37,565 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +7.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,096 £57,500
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
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +4 5 £22,000 -15.38% 1
Newport +12 1 £38,500 +58.76%
Bridgend +9 1 £32,500 -1.51%
Torfaen -4 1 £25,000 -44.44%
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 10 (35.71%) ISEB
4 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
5 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
6 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
7 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (25.00%) JIRA
8 6 (21.43%) Degree
8 6 (21.43%) QA
8 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 6 (21.43%) Java
8 6 (21.43%) Security Testing
9 5 (17.86%) T-Plan
9 5 (17.86%) HTML
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
9 5 (17.86%) Python
9 5 (17.86%) Selenium
9 5 (17.86%) VirtualBox
10 4 (14.29%) Finance
10 4 (14.29%) SoapUI
10 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 4 (14.29%) Welsh Language
10 4 (14.29%) Perl
10 4 (14.29%) .NET
10 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (14.29%) Test Planning
10 4 (14.29%) C#

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) JBoss
1 1 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.57%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Informix
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) JasperReports
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) JIRA
2 5 (17.86%) Selenium
3 4 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.71%) JUnit
4 3 (10.71%) Spock
5 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.14%) JMeter
6 1 (3.57%) Subversion
6 1 (3.57%) Maven
6 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.57%) Zephyr
6 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
1 4 (14.29%) Welsh Language
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Tester
3 8 (28.57%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Senior Tester
5 5 (17.86%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (17.86%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Junior Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Junior
6 3 (10.71%) .NET Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) .NET
3 3 (10.71%) WCF
3 3 (10.71%) Silverlight
3 3 (10.71%) CSS
4 2 (7.14%) SOAP
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 2 (7.14%) XML
5 1 (3.57%) DOM
5 1 (3.57%) JMS
5 1 (3.57%) OpenGL
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.57%) Java EE 5
5 1 (3.57%) JPA
5 1 (3.57%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Camel
5 1 (3.57%) J2EE
5 1 (3.57%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) SUSE
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
5 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Security Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
7 4 (14.29%) Test Planning
8 2 (7.14%) Information Security
8 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
9 1 (3.57%) System Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Pair Programming
9 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (21.43%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) Python
4 4 (14.29%) Perl
4 4 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (10.71%) Korn
5 3 (10.71%) Groovy
5 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (7.14%) C++
7 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) ISEB
1 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 6 (21.43%) Degree
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) T-Plan
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £30 - £35 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago