The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 63 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 25 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.47% 1.24% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 1.67% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 24 13 15
Average salary £30,000 £33,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% +1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,950 £32,500 £26,426
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
821 777 665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 81.13% 74.35% 70.67%
Number of salaries quoted 687 699 598
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,772 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Software Testing
Wales

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
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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
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Vacancies
Cardiff +17 12 £30,000 +53.84% 4
Bridgend 0 11 £31,500 -30.00% 2
Software Testing
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 19 (54.29%) .NET
2 18 (51.43%) QA
3 14 (40.00%) ISEB
3 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 13 (37.14%) Test Strategy
4 13 (37.14%) ISTQB
5 12 (34.29%) Finance
5 12 (34.29%) HTML
5 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
5 12 (34.29%) CSS
6 11 (31.43%) Automated Testing
7 9 (25.71%) C#
8 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (20.00%) WCF
9 7 (20.00%) Silverlight
9 7 (20.00%) Degree
9 7 (20.00%) C++
10 6 (17.14%) System Testing
10 6 (17.14%) Java
11 5 (14.29%) OO
11 5 (14.29%) OOD
11 5 (14.29%) Scrum
11 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 5 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (14.29%) Business Development
11 5 (14.29%) Mathematics
11 5 (14.29%) Physics
11 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
11 5 (14.29%) Risk Analysis

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Advertising
3 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.86%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Analyst
2 15 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Developer
4 7 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 7 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 7 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) C++ Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) QA Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Graduate
7 1 (2.86%) Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (54.29%) .NET
2 12 (34.29%) HTML
2 12 (34.29%) CSS
3 7 (20.00%) WCF
3 7 (20.00%) Silverlight
4 5 (14.29%) HTML5
4 5 (14.29%) CSS3
5 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 5 (14.29%) Physics
1 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
1 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
1 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (5.71%) Android
1 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (37.14%) Test Strategy
3 11 (31.43%) Automated Testing
4 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (17.14%) System Testing
6 5 (14.29%) OO
6 5 (14.29%) OOD
6 5 (14.29%) Scrum
6 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 5 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (14.29%) Business Development
6 5 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (14.29%) Release Management
6 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.71%) Validation
7 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
2 9 (25.71%) C#
3 7 (20.00%) C++
4 6 (17.14%) Java
5 4 (11.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) ISEB
2 13 (37.14%) ISTQB
3 7 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (51.43%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) T-Plan
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Colston Consulting
Salary: Market leading salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Bridgend
Jam Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Bridgend
CPS Group
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago