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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 70 80 65
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 23 22 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.95% 1.84% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.22% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 19 20 25
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £50,000 £31,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
981 992 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 83.28% 83.15% 84.52%
Number of salaries quoted 842 860 725
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +13 15 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Newport -3 3 - -
Vale of Glamorgan - 2 £25,000 -
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (60.53%) SQL
3 13 (34.21%) Finance
3 13 (34.21%) ISEB
3 13 (34.21%) Selenium
4 12 (31.58%) QA
4 12 (31.58%) ISTQB
4 12 (31.58%) C#
5 10 (26.32%) Scrum
5 10 (26.32%) Manual Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
6 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
7 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 8 (21.05%) SDLC
8 7 (18.42%) SOAP
8 7 (18.42%) .NET
8 7 (18.42%) BDD
8 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.79%) XML
9 6 (15.79%) TDD
9 6 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (15.79%) Test Planning
9 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
10 5 (13.16%) Web Services
10 5 (13.16%) IIS
10 5 (13.16%) Test Management
10 5 (13.16%) Degree
10 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
10 5 (13.16%) SoapUI

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 5 (13.16%) IIS
2 4 (10.53%) CMS
2 4 (10.53%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (10.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) LAN
1 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.89%) tcpdump
1 3 (7.89%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Selenium
2 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
2 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
3 4 (10.53%) ClearQuest
3 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.89%) JMeter
4 3 (7.89%) Subversion
4 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.89%) TestLink
4 3 (7.89%) The Grinder
4 3 (7.89%) VersionOne
5 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Electronics
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Analyst
2 22 (57.89%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Tester
4 4 (10.53%) QA Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Software Tester
4 4 (10.53%) Web Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Web Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Graduate
6 2 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Information Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
1 7 (18.42%) SOAP
2 6 (15.79%) XML
3 5 (13.16%) REST
3 5 (13.16%) Web Services
4 2 (5.26%) CSS
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Statistics
2 3 (7.89%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) CentOS
1 3 (7.89%) Debian
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
1 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (7.89%) Ubuntu
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
1 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
1 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
1 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
1 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) Manual Testing
2 10 (26.32%) Scrum
3 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
4 8 (21.05%) SDLC
5 7 (18.42%) BDD
5 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.79%) TDD
6 6 (15.79%) Test Planning
7 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Test Management
8 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.53%) OOP
8 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.53%) Web Testing
9 3 (7.89%) API Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
9 3 (7.89%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) C
4 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.89%) Groovy
4 3 (7.89%) Java
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) Perl
4 3 (7.89%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) ISEB
2 12 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 6 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (13.16%) Degree
5 3 (7.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Alterian
2 4 (10.53%) Sitecore
3 3 (7.89%) Perforce
3 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (5.26%) SAP
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