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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 80 67 83
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 20 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.64% 2.10% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.56% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 15 19 6
Average salary £40,000 £31,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.98% -8.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,500 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £33,200 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £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
1003 782 751
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 82.01% 82.14% 76.79%
Number of salaries quoted 869 656 664
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 1 April 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 April 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
Torfaen - 10 £45,500 -
Cardiff -10 7 £41,250 +47.32%
Newport - 2 £40,000 - 1
Bridgend -7 1 £18,000 -42.85%
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) QA
3 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
4 10 (37.04%) Degree
5 9 (33.33%) Perl
5 9 (33.33%) Linux
5 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Client/Server
6 8 (29.63%) SNMP
6 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
6 8 (29.63%) DTV
6 8 (29.63%) IGMP
6 8 (29.63%) RTSP
6 8 (29.63%) Korn
6 8 (29.63%) Multicast
6 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (25.93%) ISEB
7 7 (25.93%) Finance
7 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
7 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
8 6 (22.22%) SQL
8 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (22.22%) Web Services
8 6 (22.22%) Selenium
9 5 (18.52%) SOAP
9 5 (18.52%) XML
9 5 (18.52%) Scrum
9 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.70%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) SNMP
1 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
1 8 (29.63%) IGMP
1 8 (29.63%) RTSP
1 8 (29.63%) Multicast
2 4 (14.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Informix
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
2 6 (22.22%) Selenium
3 3 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (7.41%) Behat
4 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.70%) Ranorex
5 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
5 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Test Team Leader
2 8 (29.63%) Team Leader
2 8 (29.63%) QA Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Junior
4 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Senior QA Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Junior Tester
5 3 (11.11%) IT Trainer
5 3 (11.11%) Trainer
5 3 (11.11%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Automated Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Senior QA Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Senior QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Web Services
2 5 (18.52%) XML
2 5 (18.52%) SOAP
3 4 (14.81%) REST
4 2 (7.41%) RESTful
4 2 (7.41%) .NET
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Client/Server
1 8 (29.63%) DTV
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) SUSE
2 1 (3.70%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
3 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Scrum
6 4 (14.81%) Test Management
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
6 4 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Test Planning
8 2 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (7.41%) Web Design
9 1 (3.70%) Pair Programming
9 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.70%) Load Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Perl
2 8 (29.63%) Korn
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) PHP
4 2 (7.41%) C#
4 2 (7.41%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Degree
2 7 (25.93%) ISEB
3 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) Telerik
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