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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 65 65 78
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 39 27 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.08% 2.45% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 3.21% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 36 27 15
Average salary £33,250 £31,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,800 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
1044 842 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 82.33% 76.34% 78.84%
Number of salaries quoted 900 766 794
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £48,110
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -11 21 £32,000 +6.66% 1
Bridgend +5 13 £36,000 -6.49%
Torfaen - 3 £30,000 -
Newport -15 2 £35,000 +9.37%
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 57 (85.07%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (56.72%) SQL
3 30 (44.78%) ISEB
4 26 (38.81%) QA
5 25 (37.31%) Test Automation
5 25 (37.31%) Scrum
5 25 (37.31%) Linux
6 24 (35.82%) C#
7 22 (32.84%) .NET
8 20 (29.85%) Degree
9 18 (26.87%) Selenium
10 17 (25.37%) Automated Testing
10 17 (25.37%) Oracle
10 17 (25.37%) Java
11 15 (22.39%) Software Engineering
12 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (20.90%) C++
12 14 (20.90%) Windows
12 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (19.40%) SDLC
13 13 (19.40%) MVC
14 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
14 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
14 11 (16.42%) Automation Testing
14 11 (16.42%) Cucumber
15 10 (14.93%) STL
15 10 (14.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 10 (14.93%) JIRA
16 9 (13.43%) RESTful
16 9 (13.43%) Test Scripting

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (2.99%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) Apache
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.46%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) SNMP
1 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
1 7 (10.45%) IGMP
1 7 (10.45%) RTSP
1 7 (10.45%) Multicast
1 7 (10.45%) Unicast
2 4 (5.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.48%) MySQL
3 2 (2.99%) Big Data
3 2 (2.99%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.49%) Xcelsius
4 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.49%) Informix
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (26.87%) Selenium
2 11 (16.42%) Cucumber
3 10 (14.93%) JIRA
4 9 (13.43%) Behat
5 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (8.96%) JMeter
7 3 (4.48%) NetBeans
7 3 (4.48%) Maven
7 3 (4.48%) Ant
7 3 (4.48%) MSTest
7 3 (4.48%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.48%) Hudson
8 1 (1.49%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.49%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Advertising
2 3 (4.48%) Marketing
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Analyst
2 22 (32.84%) Test Analyst
3 15 (22.39%) Software Engineer
3 15 (22.39%) QA Analyst
4 13 (19.40%) Tester
5 10 (14.93%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (14.93%) Quality Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) Senior QA Analyst
7 7 (10.45%) Automated Tester
7 7 (10.45%) Test Team Leader
7 7 (10.45%) Team Leader
7 7 (10.45%) QA Tester
8 6 (8.96%) Software Tester
8 6 (8.96%) Senior Tester
8 6 (8.96%) Senior QA Tester
9 5 (7.46%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (5.97%) Developer
10 4 (5.97%) Agile Test Analyst
11 3 (4.48%) Software Test Analyst
11 3 (4.48%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.84%) .NET
2 10 (14.93%) STL
2 10 (14.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 9 (13.43%) RESTful
4 8 (11.94%) Web Services
5 6 (8.96%) SOAP
6 4 (5.97%) XML
6 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.97%) REST
7 3 (4.48%) Bottle
7 3 (4.48%) EJB
7 3 (4.48%) Spring
7 3 (4.48%) JSF
7 3 (4.48%) Java EE
7 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (4.48%) JPA
7 3 (4.48%) EJB 3.0
8 2 (2.99%) HTML
8 2 (2.99%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (1.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Client/Server
2 7 (10.45%) DTV
3 3 (4.48%) Life Science
4 1 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Linux
2 14 (20.90%) Windows
3 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.46%) Mac OS X
3 5 (7.46%) Android
4 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (85.07%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.31%) Test Automation
2 25 (37.31%) Scrum
3 17 (25.37%) Automated Testing
4 15 (22.39%) Software Engineering
5 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (19.40%) MVC
6 13 (19.40%) SDLC
7 11 (16.42%) Automation Testing
8 9 (13.43%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (13.43%) Test Scripting
8 9 (13.43%) Web Design
9 8 (11.94%) Manual Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Data Analysis
11 4 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (5.97%) Project Management
11 4 (5.97%) Test Planning
12 3 (4.48%) Mobile Marketing
12 3 (4.48%) OO
Programming Languages
1 38 (56.72%) SQL
2 24 (35.82%) C#
3 17 (25.37%) Java
4 14 (20.90%) C++
5 9 (13.43%) PHP
6 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
6 7 (10.45%) Perl
6 7 (10.45%) Korn
7 6 (8.96%) Python
8 2 (2.99%) Ruby
8 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.49%) VBScript
9 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (44.78%) ISEB
2 20 (29.85%) Degree
3 9 (13.43%) HND
4 8 (11.94%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (38.81%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Oracle
2 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.49%) Telerik
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £32k - 38k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago