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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 63 63 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 36 33 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.86% 2.88% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 3.72% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 35 33 19
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,800 £38,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1023 886 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 81.19% 77.38% 76.22%
Number of salaries quoted 863 795 759
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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
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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 -15 17 £31,500 +5.00% 3
Bridgend -1 11 £36,000 -6.49% 1
Torfaen - 6 £39,500 -
Newport -12 2 £35,000 +9.37%
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 54 (93.10%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.00%) SQL
3 28 (48.28%) QA
4 25 (43.10%) Test Automation
5 24 (41.38%) Linux
5 24 (41.38%) ISEB
6 23 (39.66%) Degree
7 20 (34.48%) Scrum
7 20 (34.48%) C#
8 19 (32.76%) .NET
9 18 (31.03%) Selenium
10 17 (29.31%) Automated Testing
11 16 (27.59%) Oracle
12 15 (25.86%) Java
13 14 (24.14%) Cucumber
13 14 (24.14%) SDLC
14 13 (22.41%) Software Engineering
15 12 (20.69%) Windows
15 12 (20.69%) C++
15 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
15 12 (20.69%) Automation Testing
16 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (18.97%) Manual Testing
16 11 (18.97%) MVC
16 11 (18.97%) Finance
17 10 (17.24%) JIRA
17 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (15.52%) Behat
18 9 (15.52%) Responsive Web Design
18 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (1.72%) IIS
1 1 (1.72%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) SNMP
1 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
1 8 (13.79%) IGMP
1 8 (13.79%) RTSP
1 8 (13.79%) Multicast
1 8 (13.79%) Unicast
2 5 (8.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) MySQL
2 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.45%) Big Data
3 2 (3.45%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.72%) Informix
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Selenium
2 14 (24.14%) Cucumber
3 10 (17.24%) JIRA
4 9 (15.52%) Behat
5 4 (6.90%) JMeter
6 3 (5.17%) NetBeans
6 3 (5.17%) Maven
6 3 (5.17%) Ant
6 3 (5.17%) Eclipse
6 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.17%) Hudson
7 1 (1.72%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.72%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.72%) MSTest
7 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Advertising
2 3 (5.17%) Marketing
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Analyst
2 17 (29.31%) Test Analyst
3 16 (27.59%) QA Analyst
4 13 (22.41%) Software Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) Quality Analyst
6 9 (15.52%) Tester
7 8 (13.79%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (13.79%) Test Team Leader
7 8 (13.79%) Team Leader
7 8 (13.79%) Senior QA Analyst
8 7 (12.07%) Automated Tester
8 7 (12.07%) QA Tester
9 6 (10.34%) Senior Tester
9 6 (10.34%) Senior QA Tester
10 4 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (6.90%) Developer
11 3 (5.17%) Agile Test Analyst
12 2 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 2 (3.45%) Software Tester
12 2 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) .NET
2 9 (15.52%) Web Services
2 9 (15.52%) RESTful
3 8 (13.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 8 (13.79%) SOAP
3 8 (13.79%) STL
4 6 (10.34%) REST
5 5 (8.62%) XML
6 3 (5.17%) Spring
6 3 (5.17%) JSF
6 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.17%) EJB
6 3 (5.17%) Java EE
6 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.17%) JPA
6 3 (5.17%) EJB 3.0
6 3 (5.17%) Bottle
7 2 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.72%) CSS
8 1 (1.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.79%) Client/Server
2 8 (13.79%) DTV
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (41.38%) Linux
2 12 (20.69%) Windows
3 5 (8.62%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.62%) Mac OS X
3 5 (8.62%) Android
4 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (93.10%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.10%) Test Automation
3 20 (34.48%) Scrum
4 17 (29.31%) Automated Testing
5 14 (24.14%) SDLC
6 13 (22.41%) Software Engineering
7 12 (20.69%) Automation Testing
8 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (18.97%) Manual Testing
8 11 (18.97%) MVC
9 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting
9 9 (15.52%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (15.52%) Web Design
10 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (8.62%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.90%) Test Planning
12 3 (5.17%) BDD
12 3 (5.17%) Build Automation
12 3 (5.17%) Mobile Marketing
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) SQL
2 20 (34.48%) C#
3 15 (25.86%) Java
4 12 (20.69%) C++
5 9 (15.52%) PHP
6 8 (13.79%) Korn
6 8 (13.79%) Perl
7 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.90%) Python
9 2 (3.45%) Ruby
9 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.72%) C
10 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (41.38%) ISEB
2 23 (39.66%) Degree
3 9 (15.52%) HND
4 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (48.28%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Oracle
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.72%) Telerik
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year
Posted: 21 days ago